Category Archives: Adversity

I’ve learned we are never too small to make a difference – Greta Thunberg


My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden. I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now. Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do. But … Continue reading

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Illness? or Dangerous Gifts? Sascha Altman DeBrul


To label a state of being as “extreme” is  to pass judgement and to seek to box the unboxable, impose some prefered state order upon necessary chaos ? So who gets to judge if what you experience is “extreme” ? … Continue reading

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Scorchio!!! Make Your Own $20 AC Unit


Toronto’s Public Health decided they can no longer be arsed to issue hot weather Alerts, so here’s one: ITS GONNA BE  FUCKING HOT OUT THERE !!! And, since Tronto Public Health also decided it cant be arsed to offer cooling … Continue reading

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How we can bring about mental health support to refugees – Essam Daod-


Essam Daod shares a story of  one way we can bring brief, important support to refugees at critical times. And also offers us a window of insight into how any of us might support any other of us  midst potentially … Continue reading

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all the shit that happens after the-shit-that-happened


Whether a person is left traumatized has less to do with the-shit-that-happened than it has to do with all the shit that happens after the-shit-that-happened. Werd.

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Baboons in The Whitehouse…


“Donald trump has been brought to us so we can be  really clear on what too much privilege looks like.” Continue reading

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The shit that I’m in and the pain, them voices louder ‘an Manhattan come chatt’n


The shit that I’m in and the pain I’m literally going insane
them voices as loud as Manhatten come chattn’..
– K’naan Continue reading

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Baboons in suits


Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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Pathways from surviving adverse experiences to being deemed “psychotic


We will likely be told we have “lost touch with reality”, whatever that means, when the truth is it’s really not hard to understand: we are struggling to feel safe in the world. Continue reading

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Zen-ass-dude in The Pain Cave


Taylor Phinney, “zen-ass-dude” and pro-cyclist and time-trial specialist on how all the voices in his head are “bread-and-butter “ “you kinda got to get to that point to be able to win any of these bike races”. The image below … Continue reading

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