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Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason – Tim Lawrence

http://www.timjlawrence.com/blog/2015/10/19/everything-doesnt-happen-for-a-reason#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/ Immensely useful piece on the importance of grieving, and the unhelpful violence of platitudes and imposed ‘positivity’. As Tim says, we have a deeply harmful cultural inability to speak the language of grief or offer what is most needed – loving … Continue reading

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Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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I Will Always Find You: The Homing of Human Connection – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/02-26-15 Profound post from Drake on the wonderful Saybrook University site, about intuitive, embodied connection in relationship with ourselves/others, and within the web of life/our experiencing – and the support this offers us in finding our way:- ‘All of us … Continue reading

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Living beyond limits: Amy Purdy at TEDxOrangeCoast

“If my life were a book, and I were the author, how would I want the story to go?” Amy as phoenix, rising from the ashes of her life to realize herself. “I was absolutely physically and emotionally broken”. Found … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’ Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge Click on the title for an interesting, useful quotation from Howard Thurman – apt for the time of year too, ‘the upward reach of life’. Thank you to Monica Cassani for the post. Put us … Continue reading

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Toko-pa: On Being Cooked Click on the title for this helpful, profound post from Toko-pa on the pain and slow process elements of an ordeal by fire, and how we hold/fail to hold that culturally! Here’s a link to a … Continue reading

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