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‘maggie and milly and molly and may’ ee cummings

‘maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day)   and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and   milly befriended a stranded star whose rays … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott on The New Year Diet

Characteristic humour and depth from Anne, on a seasonally relevant theme…. This touches on personal experience for me. I have experienced similar battles to Anne’s. In my past life, I regularly embarked on diets. I have also found more of value in deeper connection … Continue reading

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How to prepare emotionally for the death of a difficult parent – Jeff Brown

http://soulshaping.com/soulshaping/difficult-parent/ Helpful piece, thanks Jeff. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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John Rowan on the nature of assuming personal power

‘During the process of working with the real self, consciousness changes. The mental ego is mainly either existence-oriented or relationship-oriented. If existence-oriented, then the main concern is with power, mastery and control. If relatedness-oriented, the main concern is with conformity … Continue reading

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The Science of Compassion – James R. Doty

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-r-doty-md/science-of-compassion_b_1578284.html Follow the link to Huff Post Science, for this worthwhile article by James Doty, who is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and also the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on Who knows what should happen?

The following is a post from Jason’s Facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/jason.hine1 Gratitude to him for allowing us to repost it here. ‘Who knows what should happen at any given moment? If a conflict resolution process involving ’empathic listening’ such as non-violent … Continue reading

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ee cummings on learning to love by being loved….

Lovely and accurate. Thank you, Carol Wolter-Gustafson for sharing this on Facebook, and showing it to us. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Rachel Naomi Remen on Healing

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/01/wounded-people/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely quotation and a rich treasure trove of other resources….Thank you, Monica. ‘The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on the process of becoming

‘I should like to point out one final characteristic of these individuals as they strive to discover and become themselves. It is that the individual seems to become more content to be a process rather than a product. When he … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell on Thought

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and … Continue reading

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