Tag Archives: Self

What Taking Care of Yourself Really Means – Elizabeth Gilbert

http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Elizabeth-Gilbert-Practical-Ways-To-Practice-Self-Care?FB=fb_sss_gilbert_self_care Click on the link above for this vitally important and approachable piece by Liz Gilbert (‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and ‘Big Magic’) on how to make sense of the – so difficult for so many – idea of loving yourself:- … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on love & empathy

“To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We … Continue reading

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Twice Blessed – David Whyte

Here’s the text, for those who cannot readily read Facebook links:- ‘TWICE BLESSED So that  I stopped  there and looked  into the sun, seeing not only my reflected face but the great sky that framed  my lonely figure and after … Continue reading

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Never Read the Comments – Liz Gilbert

” This feels personally relevant to the writer, who has her own experience of group attack, including via the internet, and (some) people’s willingness to make sweeping and vicious statements about other human beings they have never met, based on one … Continue reading

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‘Ruby’ Emma Allen

Fascinating and deep creative journey by body artist Emma Allen into the landscape of reincarnation. She describes it:- ‘An animated self-portrait exploring the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. I painted this stop … Continue reading

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‘The Death Mother’ Toko-pa

The Death Mother Click on the link for this interesting and profound book review from Toko-pa – containing several useful links – on the archetype and meanings of the Death Mother:- ‘If you were the child of a mother crippled by her own … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky with Jon Ronson

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/16/monica-lewinsky-shame-sticks-like-tar-jon-ronson Click on the link above for today’s post – Monica Lewinsky in a recent interview with Jon Ronson in The Guardian, well worth a read. In 2015, we published a link to, and a piece on, Monica’s wonderful TED talk ‘The … Continue reading

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