Category Archives: mental skillness

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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Ron Coleman – careers in mental health


This is a slide I use in presentations with an idea from Ron Coleman. There are many people who could have a better life – if only when they are in distress or having a tough time they were not pounced upon and … 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 (madinamerica.com) 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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If you hear a voice inside your head…


If you hear a voice inside your head telling you not to paint, go ahead and paint. The voice will go away. Vincent Van Gogh man,  could that guy paint…. Related articles Hearing Voices – Religion or Madness? (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com) “60 Minutes” Overtime: … Continue reading

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Expert by Experience – Clarissa Silva


TEDx Maastricht 2012   [The Netherlands] by Clarissa Silva Clarissa tells of her own experience working one day as a caregiver  administering psychiatric medications  to people she cared for – the next day receiving those same blue pills from another, former … Continue reading

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