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Late Ripeness – Czeslaw Milosz (trans: Robert Hass)

‘Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former lives were departing, like ships, together with their sorrow. … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters With ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ (Part 2) Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/11/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder-part-2 Click on the link for the second part of this excellent post by Jacqueline and Brent, drawing on their co-authored book on this subject:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Borderline-Personality-Disorder-Perspectives-Stigmatizing-ebook/dp/B00PMABJM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416064246&sr=1-2&keywords=borderline+personality+disorder+potter We think the points they make are valid and important. Here too is the … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters with ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/10/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder/ Click on the link for Jacqueline’s and Brent’s article for Mad in America, which makes some interesting points, as do some of the comments (for example around the medicalization of distress/the human condition, and around gender bias in the … Continue reading

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Mark Epstein on Unconditional Love

‘I think this idea of unconditional love is a little dangerous, because the way most people try to provide it – whether mothers or therapists – is by being fake. Who can really love everyone all the time? So if … Continue reading

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