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How to write your way through a rough patch : By Polly Campbell

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The One Thing No One Ever Says About Grieving - 4 step plan to move through your grief : By Katherine Schafler

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Music : Native American Flutes - Forest Sounds

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Being with Stressful Moments Rather Than Avoiding Them - When we use mindfulness to get rid of stress, we’re no longer being mindful. Try this practice for being with and re-imagining stressful moments: By Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp

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The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain - Gut feelings influence your mood and well-being : Richard E. Cytowic

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The Power of Solitude - Spending time alone with ourselves may not be easy or even desirable. But it’s key to getting to know who we really are: By Elaine Smookler

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How Art Therapy Helps Heal Trauma : By Celine Elise Alvarez

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What I wish people knew about OCD: By Jeremy Little

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Every Kid is ONE Caring Adult Away From Being a Success Story : By Josh Shipp

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Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity - Dissociation from oneself has long-term implications for who we become: By Grant H. Brenner

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My response to comments made by Fr Solma in this article: Having Hartman's title removed has nothing to do with punitive punishment or satisfying my desires. It is about trying to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults from believing that Hartman is a man who can be trusted. Should a doctor, teacher, counsellor or lawyer who is found guilty of raping and beating children be permitted to introduce themselves under such respected titles. I think not. I agree with 24/7 supervision but because of past experience, I do not trust the supervisors. They have already proven themselves unreliable. Once again I see no remorse in statement made by Solma in this interview, nor in the decisions made by the church. Mairead Ashcroft 26/7/17

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The man who habitually raped me and other children back in the 70's, was released form jail yesterday after only serving a 2 year sentence. He will maintain his full title of Brother Bernard Joseph Hartman and the false trust that this religious title may hold.

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Unique Sticks - Over the weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing the organic work of Tony 'Digger' Gilson. Take a look at his short film below and hear about his relationship with nature. Digger sees life erupt out of what others might term "dead wood" or "fire wood", and rescues the creatures who live within, with the help of his skilled hands and imagination.

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How to Give to Others Without Burning Out - Instead of burning out, you'll feel nourished and uplifted: By Emma M. Seppälä

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Art of Life Counselling has a new look. Easier to read and different in colour and theme. We hope that you continue to find the information that we share valuable and enjoyable. Live your Bliss, Moon Shadow and Mairead

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How to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence: By Parent.co

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Music - Only The Wild Ones

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PTSD: Therapy should focus first on stability then the trauma : Joseph Cress The Sentinel

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8 Ways to Master the Art of Mindful Communication

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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation : By Maria Popova

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A Guided Breathing Meditation to Cultivate Awareness A 15-minute breathing meditation that builds awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the body. By Mark Bertin

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The Perks of Disappointment Being let down is a universal human experience. But whether you want something you can’t have or you’ve got no clue what you want, disappointment can also mark the best path forward. By Carolyn Gimian

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5 Things You Need to Know About Art Therapy

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Brene Brown on embracing failure, setting boundaries and living through grief: “It is an act of compassion to love yourself”The woman who exposed the power of vulnerability talks to Salon about the lessons of her new book : By Mary Williams

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7 Things People With PTSD Want You To Know ‘Flashbacks are not mere memories.’ By Rachel Moss

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Relaxation - Get back to Basics: Mairead Ashcroft 3/7/17

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How does your mind and body respond when some one tells you to "Relax" or "Just clam down"? If
you find their request more challenging than comforting, you are not alone. Relaxation, or that feeling that happens when tension leaves your mind and body, is a state that has become a multi-billion dollar industry due to the fact that we are led to believe that experiencing any form of stress in bad for us and that relaxation is something that we can buy. Stress is a mental and emotional experiences that contains some form of strain or tension that often causes physical symptoms in our bodies and difficulties on other areas of our lives but contrary to may beliefs, stress is not all bad. We may find ourselves involved in stressful situations when we watch out favorite sports team compete with their rivals, and we may feel the flutter of butterflies in our tummies as we tell someone that we love them for the first time. Stress can be present when we are excited about new…

Five Ways of Being That Can Change the World : By Joanna Macy

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