Category Archives: Ideas

Headdress


Filmmaker JJ Neepin recreates her great-grandfather’s portrait and explores the meaning, the responsibility and the weight of wearing a headdress. “To me, the headdress is a symbol of leadership.”   “A headdress carries so much weight.’ Why I made the … Continue reading

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no leaders please – Charles Bukowski


invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.   No Leaders Please Charles Bukowski invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, don’t swim in the same slough. invent yourself and … Continue reading

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Why did I go Mad?


BBC Horizon documentary aired in UK on 2nd May, 2017. Why Did I Go Mad? It starts us off in familiar territory, deep within the orthodox belief – the story that that people who hear voices have a thing called … Continue reading

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Who teaches us to be normal when we’re a one of a kind?


You, and every one of us is one of a kind. Best estimates have it that there have been about 100 billion humans, each one unique: a one-off. Only you gets to be you. Who teaches us to be normal … Continue reading

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Do what you wanna do – T Connection


Let no-body tell you what to do Gotta be y’own judge and the jury too ah ah ah-ha! Gotta do your thing And let it all hang out. Gotta really show them What you’re all about.   Do What You … Continue reading

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Derek Walcott


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Hearing Voices at UoT – Open Minds: Wed 29th March 2017


Very pleased to be leading a workshop  at U of T’s Grad Minds organised Conference Open Minds: Making Headway… Wed 29th Mar, 2017 Session 1c Hearing  Voices 6.40pm to 7.40pm Hearing Voices Kevin Healey (RecoveryNetwork:Toronto) – An invitation to join … Continue reading

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When diagnosis sets us apart…


Such is the power of its hold over our way of understanding ourselves in recent years that if  you look up the word in a dictionary of current usage you’ll need to take a long gaze to get beyond its … Continue reading

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you see all kinds of weird shit


  Hector DeJean, played by Rhys Ifans, is a stereotypical hard-ass-jerk character in “Berlin Station”, here he’s being interviewed/ interrogated  for an investigation into an “op” that went “bad”. This is his response to being asked : Tell me more … Continue reading

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Primordial Mind


If, like me, you live your life knowing first-hand and full-well, from bearing daily witness to the limitations of  thought, logic, reason and order as over-indulged, over-privileged, overrated,  as well as both limited and limiting ways of understanding  the world-universe … Continue reading

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