Category Archives: Ideas

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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you are not alone…


This post is, in part, a response to an excellent article in Asylum magazine in which Akiko Hart expresses some concerns about the nature of the discourse in “mental health”, and makes a call for less concern with being right … Continue reading

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Beware “The Thing”


That thing… When we find the thing, that thing, the thing that “works for me” it can be liberating, freeing. It can also hold us in a trap.       “We’re caught in a trap.” -Elvis   No thing … Continue reading

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The Strength of Women | Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever – Erin May Kelly


  Erin May Kelly reads herd her poem The Strength of Women |Why Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever. I watched on the TV Kyle Stevens… and she said: “Little girls don’t stay little forever. they turn into strong Women … Continue reading

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Street Soccer Toronto – Summer 2018


Like it says… All you need do is show up. Bring a team bring your friends, bring yourself. Riverdale East Park Just south of Danforth n Broadview. Saturdays 12 noon  to 4:00pm [Games are not four hours long but two … Continue reading

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I am not your Negro – James Baldwin


James Baldwin. James Baldwin locating with startling clarity the problem and where it lies. “The question for white people is why is it necessary to have ‘the nigger’ in the first place?” “I am not ‘a nigger’.  I’m a man. If … Continue reading

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all that stuff about symptoms and diagnoses…


All that stuff about symptoms and diagnoses it is interesting but it’s not that useful. All I need to know is my buddy [Jo] is having a hard time… and there are dozens, maybe hundreds of things I can do … Continue reading

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Workshop#1: Accepting Voices – Toronto – 11.Aug.2018


Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”,  even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices. This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical,  human … Continue reading

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This is America – Childish Gambino


This. This is America (woo, aye) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, … Continue reading

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Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water – Prince Ea


Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water Prince Ea So your mind is outta control, huh? You wanna control the mind? Well, guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind … Continue reading

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