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My youngest son had tears in his eyes when his sister was unable to stop the oppositions Lacrosse ball from entering the goal and winning the game for the opposition by 1 goal. I was so proud of both of them when they stood there hugging on the field. Sadly my son, then in his early teens, was chastized by my father for showing weakness. I pointed out to my father that being true to yourself is the bravest step that anyone can make. Sadly, my Dad's generation of men were oppressed and their genuineness under appreciated.

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Choice Theory - Andree Anderson's simple and entertaining explanation of how to make life changes with choice theory.

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Music - A Perfect Circle- Thirteenth Step (Full Album)

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How Trauma life is passed from generation to generations through sperm effecting the mental health of future generations. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

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The pursuit of happiness can be attained with simple changes to your life style. Patting your pet, taking a walk and enjoying a meal are enhanced by mindfulness and in the moment appreciation. Here are a few life hints that offer a potentially more contented life.

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This little video cracked me up. True facts about the Octopus. I wish all learning was this much fun.

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My new Mindfulness practice begins on June 7th and will run for 8 weeks. I hope to be extending sessions on a casual weekly basis after completing the initial 8 weeks.

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Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla . When do we reach a point in our lives that fantasy is regarded as time wasting nonsense and discouraged from our every day lives? I believe that it is at about the same time that we start to care about what other people think, in sacrifice for what we truly feel. I have gained fantasy back through creativity and art but mostly from my engagement with others. I find that when I enter into fun, nonsensical conversations with people. even strangers, they often are very happy to play along. Often the conversation takes on a life of it's own. This type of encounter usually ends with everyone laughing. I want more of that!!!

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Welcome Gjertrud Lunde to my blog. Thankyou for following me. Please enjoy a Gjertrud Lunde performance

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Art therapy: changing lives, one image at a time with Cathy Malchiodi at TEDX

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BBC Documentary - Women and Religion - When God Was a Girl

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The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal at Inspirational Health and Fitness Altona North was once again a wonderful day. I had my face painted, a sausage and a hot chocolate and raised a bit of money making butterflies with a bunch of cool kids in the rain. It was a great day despite the rain and wind. Maybe I'll see you there at next years event

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"Is there a universal requirement for God?" The word God can also represent consciousness or spirituality. The segment features a study of elephants who have the opportunity to see themselves in a giant mirror. Their reactions are similar to human reactions to a mirror.

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A story of war by artist Seniya Simonova - Sand Animation

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TMB (Thai Military Bank) have launched a new brand vision "Make the Difference" by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. This short video is based on a true story, about a group of kids that did the impossible.

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Shah Bibi Tarakhail, seven, lost her right eye and arm while playing in her Afghan village less than a year ago. She picked up what she thought was a rock which exploded, severely injuring her and killing her brother The youngster was helped by the Children of War Foundation which brought her to the U.S., where Shriners Hospital in LA treated her for free Shah Bibi's skill with color has been praised by artist Davyd Whaley

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Darryl Cross - Many people experience a feeling of stuck-ness in their lives. Often they may say that they want things to be different but then self sabotage these feelings, informing the stuck-ness. Changing thought patterns will, over time, break the cycle, transforming thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions, offering a more fulfilling life.

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Music - Aikyo - Cajita de musica - Take a 10 minute break, if you are feeling tension in your body, gently sway to the music, clearing your mind of everything else but the moment and magic will happen.

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Maysoon Zayid is a disabled Arab-American comedian who tells it how it is. There are so many negative images and perceptions about people who who have unique aspects about them. This might be race,mental illness, disability, sexual orientation and many other differences. Discrimination is a lot more common then many of us would like to admit. But, as Maysoon says, "If I can can, you can can!"

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