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Nayyirah Waheed on loving ourselves

“If someone does not want me, it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings.” Nayyirah Waheed Yes, yes, yes. The core of therapy is about coming home … Continue reading

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Dr. Gabor Maté on Donald Trump, Traumaphobia & Compassion – John Lavitt

https://www.thefix.com/dr-gabor-mate-donald-trump-traumaphobia-and-compassion-interview ‘…a few days ago, I met a young woman who was an emergency room physician in Detroit, and she had graduated from medical school in Michigan. Although I knew the answer, I asked her how many lectures she had … Continue reading

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‘Trump, Clinton and Trauma’ Gabor Maté

https://drgabormate.com/trump-clinton-trauma/ Click on the link above for this perceptive, accurate and topical article from Gabor from last October – before the U.S. presidential result – on trauma markers in our political leaders, and how levels of trauma normalized in our … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou on Forgiving yourself

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you … Continue reading

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Angel-A by Luc Besson

‘It’s difficult to love yourself when you cannot see your reflection.’ Beautiful piece with Rie Rasmussen and Jamel Debbouze, about how we need to (and how we learn to) see and love our own person. The context differs, but this … Continue reading

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Words – Ruth Stone

Words ‘Wallace Stevens says, “A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.” I can never know what a man sees when he looks at a woman. That is a sealed universe. On the outside of … 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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