Tag Archives: cultural norms

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone – Heather Plett

What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone Click on the above link for this wonderful piece on Uplift Connect from May this year by Heather – not generally a fan of ‘8 tips’ type articles, but been meaning … Continue reading

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Paul Gordon on unfettered capitalism & coercive conformity

‘The past two decades have witnessed unprecedented changes in the economic and political organisation of the world. We live, we are constantly told, in the era of globalisation, a euphemism for the triumph throughout the world of the so-called free … Continue reading

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Erich Fromm on the situation of a sane man in an insane culture

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who … Continue reading

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The age of loneliness is killing us – George Monbiot

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/age-of-loneliness-killing-us Powerful piece by George Monbiot in the Guardian on how cultural structures, norms and values are eroding our sense of personhood, belonging, interconnection, and denying us the one essential condition if we are to thrive – love. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Through Light – Hannah Linden

http://thestaresnest.com/tag/hannah-linden/ Another recently published poem from local poet, Hannah, on The Stare’s Nest – a site which is well worth a visit, describing itself as ‘poems for a more hopeful world’. Those who have met Hannah before, on this blog … 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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