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Music - Puscifer - The Humbling River with Lyrics : In life we all face barriers that hinder out pursuit in connecting with our authentic selves. This song gives me strength to keep going. I am not on my own.

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Music - Relaxing Nature sounds music and videos

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Why do so many people disconnect mind and body and stigmatize mental health as if it is less of an illness than physical illness? No Health without Mental Health: Denny Morrison, explores this issue

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500 Years of Female Portraits in the Western Art

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Exposure To Stress As A Child Can Permanently Affect Your DNA, June 18, 2014 | by Justine Alford

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5 tips on how to start a conversation about mental health

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Well said Stella. We are all different, with different capabilities. Using what we have to the best of our ability is is pretty much what most humans do.

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Mapping how emotions manifest in the body - Across cultures, people feel increased activity in different parts of the body as their mental state changes.

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A short story about the work that Svett Moondog and I have been involved in with refugee and asylum seeking children. Svett is my co-therapist ( also an Art Therapist and Holistic counselor) who also lives in the Western suburbs. You can find her at http://www.svettarttherapy.com/ and me at http://www.artoflifewithmairead.com/

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How to become a better listener. When we are with another person notice that there is more to how they are communicating than just words. Listening with mindfulness, authenticity and non-judgment can open deeper communication and understanding.

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Week 1 and 2 with children, many born in Burmese refugee camps, now settling in Australia as refugees or in the space of indecision of living as asylum seekers. How difficult it must be to not know if the life that you are building for your children could be taken away at any moment.

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This link gives you access to 500 'Film for Actions" documentaries, the content of all. opening new perspectives and insights to the human, global and universal condition.

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Art of Life with Mairead is just about to reach 10,000 hits and I am seeing it in with this Inspiring Magical Music Moment. Three guys connect with creativity through music in front of a grocery store that turns out amazing. Please enjoy and thank you for your wonderful support and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog.

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SOLIPSIST by Andrew Huang. A 10 min visual, spell binding experience

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Mind in a Jar - Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness for Children

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

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Ultimate Dog Tease - I know it's not like my usual posts but I couldn't resist this one.

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Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being a facilitator and co-facilitator in two workshops being run at the Abbortsford Convent. The venue is a spectacular space to explore the unconscious ( Soul Collage with Svetlana) and then experience the tranquility of the present (Mindfulness with Sound and Creativity- my workshop). Thanks to Natalie from Awaken the Spirit Holistic Healing for the wonderful opportunity.

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