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George Monbiot – Why I ate a roadkill squirrel

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/27/why-i-ate-a-roadkill-squirrel ‘….it seems to me that some people have confused what is customary with what is ethical.’ Challenging, thought-provoking piece from George, well worth a read. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994 Advertisements

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The Messenger – Mary Oliver

The Messenger ‘My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is … 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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John O’Donohue on the Senses

“Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores that let the world in. By being attuned to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider … Continue reading

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Diane Ackerman: A Natural History of the Senses

”We like to think that we are finely evolved creatures, in suit-and-tie or pantyhose-and-chemise, who live many millennia and mental detours away from the cave, but that’s not something our bodies are convinced of. We may have the luxury of … Continue reading

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Mark Walsh: The Disembodied Mess We’re in

Click on the title/link for this powerful and passionate plea from Mark Walsh about our deep need for an embodied experience of ourselves, and the cultural sickness evidenced and perpetuated by our disconnection from our own bodies. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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