Category Archives: mental skillness

Mind, Mindfulness, Meditation and Bollocks

If you’ve been told “you should meditate” then you’ve been fed some right ol’ bollocks. If you’ve been told meditation is about quieting your mind, you’ve been fed a special kind of right ol’ bollocks. Anyone who tells you that … Continue reading

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Chris Evans on learning to live with his “noisy brain”

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Workshops: Carnival des Voix – Durham Region – Jun, Jul 2017

Free workshops for those who struggle with experiences like hearing voices that get called names like “psychosis”, and that can be isolating and difficult to live with, and difficult to talk about. Following on from capacity-building workshops in Durham region … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Cows

Some days it seems we could learn from others… From The School of Life, a few things we might learn from our bovine better angels… Some highlights…  It’s weird they exist at all You can’t tell what a cow is … Continue reading

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What a day ! …..World Hearing Voices Day 2012, in Toronto

Huge thanks to everyone who helped us put on our first event celebrating World Hearing Voices Day here in Toronto. . Early bird stands in line to get caffeine My day started 3am, an hour earlier than my alarm’s, eager looking … Continue reading

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Why do we dream?

More on sleep and how we are beginning to understand what it’s about. This time dreams . From the BBC popular science show Horizon. There are many links with and references to mental wellness:  fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, talk therapy, creativity, problem solving, and the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Mental Illness – from the inside – Elyn Saks

ceci ce n’est pas “un schizophrenic “ . . . Elyn Saks delivers a powerful and courageous TED talk. “So I’m a woman with chronic schizophrenia. I’ve spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I might have ended up spending … Continue reading

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Sleep: brain rule #7

John Medina’s Brain Rules is one of my favourite books. Except tis not just a book but  a full-on audiovisual multimedia project that’s designed using the “rules” it seeks to share with you. 12 principles for thriving and surviving at work, … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Hears Voices – Rufus May [subtitulado]

Full version of this remarkable movie now on YouTube – with subtitles in Spanish. Related articles Rufus May ( the life scientific – Robin Murray (recoverynetwork:Toronto) Brain Gym – Rufus May  (recoverynetwork:Toronto) The Doctor Who Hears Voices – Rufus May … Continue reading

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Holistic Mental Health Conference

June Thur 21st -Fri 22nd Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 1255 Sheppard Avenue East Sheppard/Leslie TTC -Leslie Subway station Kevin Healey, coordinator of recoverynetwork:toronto will be leading a workshop as part of the Holistic Mental Health Conference … Hearing Voices: a normal human … Continue reading

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