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Tomorrow I will appear before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Childhood Sexual Abuse with the hope that more stringent sentences and recognition of all elements of abuse, example - grooming, are dealt with more thoroughly. I only hope that the government also hold a Royal Commission into abuse that takes place in a child's own home by those who are supposed to care for them. Imagine a world with no child abuse, a world where all children have the opportunity grow free from this curse.

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Profiles of Hope - Rick Springfield, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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Music - Musica Zen

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Rest In Peace all those killed in the air attack, including those who were to attend the International Aids conference in Melbourne this week. Your diligent work has saved many lives. I would like to tribute our Art Exhibition to each and every one of you. {Some of the Art Work for the International Aids Conference created by IDU Community members}.

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ID u Entity Art exhibition, raising awareness for the prevention of AIDS and other blood borne diseases, for intravenous drug users.
I am very proud to say that I am the Art therapist, organizer and fund raiser for this magnificent event with the help of generous community members, staff and clients at Inner Space http://www.innerspace.org.au/.
 Works range from Internationally recognized Aboriginal artists, established local artists and collaborations within the IDU community (Intravenous Drug Use) each exploring personal experience and insights of IDU. 
The Exhibition will be opened by one of our local  Aboriginal Elders with a Welcome to Country Ceremony at 1pm This Sunday 20th July. The exhibition will run all week in conjunction with the International Aids Conference http://www.aids2014.org/, held in Melbourne 20th - 26th July 
I invite everyone to find the time to be part of this soulful community event.

Creative Art Therapy: Brain-Wise Approaches to Violence Four key mind-body and brain-wise principles tell us why art therapy works. Published on October 16, 2013 by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT in Arts and Health

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100 art therapy exercises to make your mind, body and spirit sing. Via - Tools to live an Inspired Life- Stuart Cline

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How does PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) Affect Brain function?

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The science of Happiness - An experiment in Gratitude. I shared this exercise with a beautiful woman who meant a great deal to me in my childhood. I was a new immigrant and she became my grandmother figure. I presented her with a gratitude letter and a portrait of her painted by me. Nearly 50 years on,she is 92 and I am 50 years old.

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Mindfulness at work in communication. This video is 3 hrs of beautiful life gems. The wonderful world renounced peace worker and mediator, Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent communication workshop in San Francisco

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Brian Greene: Is our Universe the Only Universe?

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NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.

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The most Astounding Fact - Neil de Grasse Tyson

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In 1939, a 29-yo stockbroker rescued 669 Czechoslovakian children before the Nazi invasion. After the war, he told no one. In 1988, his wife discovered the scrapbook in their attic with all of the children listed

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Music- Faun - Buch der Balladen

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While most people know on some level that the arts can reach and move us in unique ways, there is actually science behind this. - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/arts/our_brains_on_art#sthash.fLPAiSnZ.dpuf

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Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg - a brief introduction. Marshall Rosenberg worked as a "peace leader" in the most volatile areas of the world and is the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a conflict resolution tactic centered on compassion. At 3:30, he tells us straight out how he'd respond to terrorists. Then at 6:00, he gives an example of the kind of question that can stop an argument.

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