Category Archives: Ideas

Their time is up – Oprah Winfrey

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.” “I want all of the girls watching here now … Continue reading

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Angry Inuk

The continued existence of Inuit peoples demonstrates their resilience – not only in the environment in which they call home but also, like many other Indigenous peoples of the world,  in face of the many hundreds of years of history of those seeking to impose the “benefits” of Western / European civilization upon their way of life.
We have to trust the people who have been the guardians of this earth”
We might also learn from them. Continue reading

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Team of Rival Zombie F#ckers

From Lincoln’s cabinet to your own personal team of rival zombie f##kers.
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Pain is strange…

Pain arrives BANG,
and there is us, It sits on you.
It’s real. Continue reading

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The Trap – A Peculiar Kind of Freedom

Adam Curtis’ three-part documentary: The Trap …tells a tale of early days of what we have these days come to call “neoliberalism”. Drawing as it does on BBC Archives of the time it focuses on the peculiarly British version then … Continue reading

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Wounded Healers: How peer support workers help patients in crisis

Peer Workers do not have magic faerie dust but this podcast sheds light on what’s possible and some of what it takes to integrate peer support into clinical settings, even a busy “Emerge” or “ER”…
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What if we could…

What if we could interpret the voices a person might hear that only they hear – and especially those most difficult to hear – as if they were part of some kind of ‘map’, or ‘collage’, or ‘mash-up’ or even a mirror of their life experiences?
You can. So, what’s holding you back? Continue reading

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I am the scream inside your mind…

I am the SCREAM inside your mind… – Mr Robot From: Mr Robot S2 E3          

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Art opens windows to the space between ourselves | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Website  Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Red:  A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

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The Politics of Memory

Beware “The Master Narrative”. The Politics of Memory and mental health services. Continue reading

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