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bad self – Cabaret Voltaire


Music for dancing with your inner critic…. Continue reading

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There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it


Powerfully written piece by Glosswitch in The Independent’s VOICES column… Nothing at all to add about the piece, since there is nothing I could possibly add. I though add how some respond to such truth-speaking: if you venture into the … Continue reading

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Workshop #1 Accepting Voices in Ajax – Fri Nov 24th 2017


This workshop is open to all. Registration is required, available online NOW with limited number of places at early bird discount rates  until Oct 10. Limited places available.   Community Partner Big thanks to Durham Mental Health Services for joining with … Continue reading

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I’m just a girl – Do Doubt


I’m just a girl In the world that’s all you’ll let me be Oh, I’ve had it up to! Oh, I’ve had it up to!! Oh, I’ve had it up to here Take this pink ribbon off my eyes I’m … 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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Carnval des Voix comes to Oshawa, Ontario


Big Yo! to all the peeps and voices who came out for Carnival des Voix yesterday.
In Oshawa, Ontario. Continue reading

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talking about “psychosis”…


Psychosis is not a “thing” except as a kind of  aperture or a lens through which we view someone struggling. It’s an interpretation, a way of seeing, of categorizing, naming, and talking about a person’s struggle. That that lens, that … Continue reading

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The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TED on the danger of a single story and how, as she says:       “That is how we create a single story: show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and … Continue reading

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emotional body signatures


Where in your body do you feel that? Continue reading

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weird shit that’s difficult to talk about…


We can talk about difficult experiences
in ordinary ways
and in ordinary spaces.
So we do. Continue reading

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