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‘Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink’ Kristi Coulter

Giving up alcohol opened my eyes to the infuriating truth about why women drink Click on the above link to visit Quartz Media’s site, for Kristi’s great piece about women, alcohol and our culture. This is from a U.S. perspective … Continue reading

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Guante ‘Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man up”

Click on the link above for Guante’s performance of his work on Button Poetry’s Facebook page. Aho. ‘Man up’ belongs in the ‘just don’t say it’ category…. Thanks, Guante, and also to Button Poetry and Angie Buchanan for posting this on Facebook … Continue reading

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Upworthy – Challenging body-shaming

  Shaming seems to have become a bloodsport in our culture. It arises from damage and perpetuates damage. There is never any justification for it, and it seems to us deeply important to challenge it – as many of us … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott on The New Year Diet

Characteristic humour and depth from Anne, on a seasonally relevant theme…. This touches on personal experience for me. I have experienced similar battles to Anne’s. In my past life, I regularly embarked on diets. I have also found more of value in deeper connection … Continue reading

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How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys – Mark Greene

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/megasahd-why-americas-culture-of-shame-is-killing-us/ This article by Mark is wonderful, and the writer was crying before the end…Although the title gives a masculine focus, the points made are valid for us all, however we self describe/make sense of gender. This is the second … Continue reading

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Rewilding the Yoga Body – Danielle Prohom Olson

http://bodydivineyoga.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/rewilding-the-yoga-body/ Click on the link for this interesting and wide-ranging post by Danielle beginning with modern cultural ideas of feminine beauty in the context of the ‘yoga body’, and ranging through other cultures, times and spiritual traditions in search of … Continue reading

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Micaela Blei – New York City Moth StorySLAM – ‘Altered’

Micaela’s winning story. Beautiful, on many levels….. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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