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We Were Made For These Times – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

http://www.grahameb.com/pinkola_estes.htm Click on the link for this beautiful and inspiring piece from Clarissa. It won’t be new to some of you….and stands repeating. Thanks to Jewels Wingfield on Facebook for a timely reminder of this passage, in the run up … Continue reading

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I Am Not Old – Samantha Reynolds

Culturally, we do not value aging, or our Elders. We think this is a disastrous and heart-breaking piece of short-sightedness, which generates huge loss for us all. It seems linked to a view of the human being as a production unit. As we … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda on Life’s Third Act for TEDx Women

Interesting talk by Jane about how the ascension of the human spirit reverses entropy (the universal arc of deterioration and decay), and how moving into our ‘Elder’ years has the potential to bring us ‘into wholeness, authenticity and wisdom’. The … Continue reading

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Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, & the Re-Occupation of Common Sense – Carol Black

http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/occupy_your_brain_on_power_knowledge_and_the_reoccupation_of_common_sense/ This is an absolutely brilliant article. ‘……it becomes quite interesting not only to look at what your children are required to learn in school, but at what they are not required to learn.  While your kids are very busy … Continue reading

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Shel Silverstein on validation

The Little Boy and the Old Man ‘Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the old man. … Continue reading

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Maria Popova – Review of The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/11/the-farmer-and-the-clown-marla-frazee/ Click on the link to read this unusual review of a lovely and unusual child’s book – which also speaks profoundly to adults, as the best books intended for children do….It’s beautifully realized and illustrated by Marla Frazee. Maria … Continue reading

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The Way that You Walk – Toko-Pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/09/17/the-way-that-you-walk/ Click on the link for this beautiful, resonant post from Toko-Pa, about how it may serve us in our current circumstances to walk slowly…. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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