Author Archives: dave umbongo

Patient Medicated is NOT a Health Outcome

“Patient Medicated” is NOT a Health Outcome. Continue reading

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Mind, Mindfulness, Meditation and Bollocks

If you’ve been told “you should meditate” then you’ve been fed some right ol’ bollocks. If you’ve been told meditation is about quieting your mind, you’ve been fed a special kind of right ol’ bollocks. Anyone who tells you that … Continue reading

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Whenever… we take it upon ourselves to decide for another what they need we take away their power to decide for themselves. We reduce the space in which they can be human. We reduce the space in which they can … Continue reading

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Boxing Kitty…

Boxing Kitty says…

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forced to sin – Emanuel Jal

My dreams are like torments My every moment Voices in my brain of friends that were slain… ..telling me keep going, dont give up        

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Tower of Song – Leonard Cohen

I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get? Hank Williams hasn’t answered yetBut I hear him coughing all night longA hundred floors above meIn the tower of song Tower of Song. Well my friends are gone and my hair … Continue reading

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“Consensus reality” is Major Major reality reality…

‘Experiences that fall outside of “consensus reality”…’ Tis an odd thing to say, eh? There is no such thing as “consesus reality”. For sure, when it comes to “mental health” there is no consensus -anywhere. Maybe that’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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How some humans listen…

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Bodies with voices, and voices without bodies

It is not the case that some people with bodies are “voice hearers” and some are “not-voice hearers” . The categorization is false –  #fake, made up. Are you an “air breather” or a not-air breather? Its similar. Everyone can … Continue reading

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She’s Got a Friend Called Katie – The Indiana Drones


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