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Choose your language…

This is not offered as a piece about “right language” and “wrong language”. It is clearly about language but it is really about choice- and the many choices we make whenever we use language to describe another person. Especially, for … Continue reading

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Pharmacists sent into care homes amid fears pensioners are being put at risk by drugs cocktail

“Healthcare” has become all about drugs. Time to make it about care and about people and about living a life worth living. Here’s a small and welcome change happening in UK. Where 400, 000 people living in “care homes” take … Continue reading

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Blackbird – Emma Stephens

Emma Stephen sings the Beatles song Blackbird in her native language, Mi’kmaq.  

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FUCKHEAD – Wormland


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A Midsummer MADx – Sat 8th June, 2019

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Barrie MacVicar

Barrie MacVicar, by whom I’m greatly honored to have been called “friend” passed from this earthly life on Friday 9 Mar 2019. Barrie was born in unusual circumstances – on a ferry to the mainland – and from his early … Continue reading

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ACB – an “evidence based practice”

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That’s not ‘trauma’ that’s ‘traumatic’…

We have come to think and talk of traum as evil things that happend to us perpetrated by evil people. That’s a fairly new way of thinking about it, made up on the back of an envelope by a small number of people – you might be surprised where it comes from.
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Hearing Voices Workshop #1 Accepting Voices – Thu, 02 May, 2019

Limited Spaces Available. Tilt your universe blowing your mind and / or gaining a whole new perspective on experiences that we’re taught to fear and to believe that we can’t possibly understand in simple, human terms. We’ll be joined by … Continue reading

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Wide Open- Chemical Brothers ft. Beck

Wide Open The Chemical Brothers   I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re drifting away from me I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re … Continue reading

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