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19. Triggered

In the social media age words become more than their meaning. Triggered is one of these words. It seems to mean one someone else doing or saying something setting off a chain of emotions inside us. Depending on the user … Continue reading

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18. Labi Siffre

Watching Labi Siffre on Top of the Pops was a particular experience. He seemed out of time and place. Himself, raw and vulnerable. It was almost too much in contrast to the other acts and the medium of television. Black … Continue reading

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17. No Song

He turned to me and said, ‘I haven’t written a song in three years.’ ‘Why? ’I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ He made a vague circling gesture with his hand taking in both of us, the swimming pool, the high hedge, the … Continue reading

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16. Steve Albini

Steve Albini was an uncompomising individual. He screwed the outside world, impinging himself on the social.      He worked as a music producer with the Pixies, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Nirvana. He was proper punk. He wasn’t interested in money or fame. … Continue reading

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15. Weird Therapists?

Like many professions when you witness a group together they take on powerful characteristics.  Therapists are similar – perhaps like artists, musicians, authors the world is seen as fluid, full of colour, shapes, impressions. Led by the irrational, feelings, & … Continue reading

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14. Billionaire Art

Billionaire Art? Can Art change the world? Can Art improve the world? Art is personal. We know music, art paintings, objects. They are present and from the past. Childhood shapes. Gallery visits. First time listening to pieces of music remain. … Continue reading

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13. Life of Shame

This article describes a life of shame from a daily dread of anxiety and fear. Not happy reading. Commonly many come to therapy to be changed, fixed, resolved. The idea to wrestle with is that we are created, have experiences … Continue reading

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12. The English Patient

The English Patient opens and closes with the shot of the desert from a plane looking like the surface of the brain. The English Patient (Count Almasy) has forgotten his name and identity aka Sam. The English Patient tells the … Continue reading

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11. The Death of Amr

Amr Abdallah. By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost On the morning Amr Abdallah was killed, he woke before dawn to say his Ramadan prayers with his father, mother, two younger brothers and aunt, in an open field in southern … Continue reading

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10. Lizzo Quits

LIzzo quits and then doesn’t. To this day we still see people of difference – race creed colour body shape attacked on social media. We appear to find other intolerable. We have to attack to the point where it goes … Continue reading

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