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Laura Delano on Feeling your feelings, empathy, compassion – & the shrink

Click on the above link to visit Laura’s Facebook page, for this moving, accurate, important post. We work outside the ‘mental health’/psychiatric system and terminology here. We choose our therapists for their willingness to do their own work and their … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver on Love & its necessary wildness – Brainpickings

Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness Lovely piece, beautiful poems, and a wonderful conversation between Mary and Krista Tippett for On Being – as Maria says ‘feast your soul’. Thank you, as ever, to Maria Popova and Brainpickings. Here’s the book … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on friendship & shadow

“There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves – our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives – large parts of … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re not the hero any more – Laurie Penny

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2015/12/what-do-when-youre-not-hero-any-more Good article from Laurie Penny, about the shifting sands of contemporary cultural heroism in fiction. The writer (like one of the commentators on the article) thinks Laurie is a touch unfair to Joseph Campbell, and that his work is more balanced, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for school – Pennie Brownlee

http://penniebrownlee.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/3/10437917/getting_ready_for_school_2.pdf Sensitive, intelligent, useful piece on an important theme…. what is early schooling most usefully about, if it is to serve our children both in their childhoods and their lives as adults? We don’t work with under 18s at this service. We … Continue reading

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