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Music - Dark Witch Music |The Unspoken Tales | Magical Music

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What’s the difference between bipolar I and II? Jeremy Little

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Draw Yourself Happy: Drawing, Creativity + Your Brain : By Robin Landa

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What is complex PTSD? Genevieve Star

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Good boundaries free you : By Sarri Gilman

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Let Go of Being the Ideal Role Model Our thoughts and images of what an ideal parent or lover or leader should be can get in the way of just being the best we can be in any given moment: By Mark Bertin

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6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal : By Mark Manson

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Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy and PTSD 1234567 Coloring has especially become instrumental as I recover from PTSD: By Renée Fabian

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Royal commission provides an opportunity to improve youth mental health: By Patrick McGorry

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189 new recommendations delivered by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia - I was one of the 7875 victims interviewed about my experience of childhood sexual abuse. My perpetrator was Brother Bernard Hartman, now retired, of the Marianist order, Catholic Church, residing in the U.S. I am not celebrating the recommendations of the Royal Commission with gusto as some might expect because I know that some children will never be safe, no matter how hard we try. Am I a defeatist or a realist? I am expecting future abused children to have a voice, be believed and receive early intervention and appropriate care. I am looking forward improvements being implemented within all institutions that will make those children safer. I only wish I had a magic wand to stop this devastating, cruel and vile experience from ever happening to another child. I applaud, "the creation of a new National Office for Child Safety" which will hopefully prove to be a great first step forward. But I feel that the expectation, "that religious ministers be required to report abuse confided in them during confession." may be a pipe dream. Unless rogue priests set up sting operations to weed out and dob in non-compliant priests, I don't trust the Catholic Church to follow this through. I also worry that some people may believe that a married priest is a "safer" priest and let their guard down. Married men and parents can, and do, commit rape and abuse against children, their own included. As it stands at the moment, the leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia are stating that they will refer to Rome and the Holy See for their instructions on mandatory reporting of child abuse confessional matters. These new implementations will be Australian Law. Abide by the laws of the land or face the full consequences of harsh criminal charges. The full Royal Commission report can be read via the link below. Live Your Bliss Mairead

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/royal-commission-into-child-abuse-makes-almost-200-new-findings/9261286


My words to the people of Australia in the Survivors Book in the National Library in Canberra
Witness Open Held Hold Silence  Broken Truth  Told

Is it okay to ignore Christmas? Tanya Peisley

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What goes on inside a medically supervised injection facility? By Marianne Jauncey

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The tale of the Hero's Journey a documentary style film

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5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Anxiety - What you don't know about anxiety may surprise you : Barbara Markway Ph.D.

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Loving a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Relationships : Robyn E. Brickel MA, LMFT

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Common questions about schizoaffective disorder Tanya Peisley

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Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger

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Why Listening is the Most Radical Act - When we think we already know what there is to hear, we are simply moving a little too fast to really listen—That's where meditation comes in: By Mirabai Bush

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The Hungry Ghost Inside Us : Sustainable Human - “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.” - Dr. Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction.

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Cristian Marianciuc Creates a New Decorated Origami Paper Crane Daily for 1,000 Days : By Christopher Jobson

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Guided Visualization - A Walk in the Forest : Dr. Fiona Gallagher

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12 Movies about Art and Artists you should see - Art Lovers Australia

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How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy: By Jill Suttie

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15 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Help When You Feel Like Shit - You don't have to tackle it all at once. Maritsa Patrinos

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Music - Beautiful Cello Violin Piano Harp

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This post is dedicated to my daughter who is at a camp in the Himalayas, where I think the photo for this album cover was captured. Compare the photo below that Matilda sent me yesterday Stunning