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Mind Your Head- workshop
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Mind Your Head- workshop

Mind Your Head is a 2 hour mindfulness based workshop on Saturday the 27th of June, from 3-5pm. The workshop is a gentle introduction to mindfulness approaches that can be used in the management and treatment of mild anxiety and depression. Mind Your Head is donation based, all proceeds will go the Homestead home for […]

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
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Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Yoga for anxiety and depression Harvard Mental Health Letter Studies suggest that this practice modulates the stress response. Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in […]

A peek inside my head at 3:30 am.
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A peek inside my head at 3:30 am.

I’ve got 18% battery life and it’s 3:30am, let’s see if I can bang something out. My three year old lies snoring next to me, she’s been restless tonight, I’m not sure how long I’ve slept, this week feels like one, very long day. My head has been full of turgid thoughts, clogging clarity, a […]

The Organized Mind
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The Organized Mind

Today’s selection — from The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin. We live in a world with 300 exabytes (300 billion billion) of information, an amount that is rapidly expanding to ever greater amounts from this already brobdingnagian level. And yet the processing capacity of the conscious mind is a mere 120 bits per second. […]

Monday.

Monday.

The wind didn’t stop howling last night. I feel as if I haven’t slept. And yet I am calm, resolved, centered. I look forward to walking to work through the roiling mist and gusty streets, watching people huddle behind their discomfort. I like to feel the cold trying to weave between my textured layers, an […]

Intersex, Fifty Shades of Grey
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Intersex, Fifty Shades of Grey

Today’s selection — from Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger. Thousands of babies are born each year with dual or anomalous sexual characteristics. The standard practice for attending physicians has been to try to “fix” the problem. Alice Dreger argues that this generally does more harm than good and often results in permanent damage or […]

The Crossroads of Should and Must.
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The Crossroads of Should and Must.

“Does what goes on inside show on the outside?,” young Vincent van Gogh despaired in a moving letter to his brother while floundering to find his purpose. “Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top […]

A Gentle Haunting.

A Gentle Haunting.

I’ve been plagued by ghosts recently. A haunting of sorts. Not hole in the sheet ghosts, but ghosts made of memory. As I lie in bed, in the wee hours, they travel through my mind, dragging nets filled with disembodied faces after them. I’m curious as to why they have decided to force a ‘re-membering’ […]

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Mind Your Head- workshop
,
Mind Your Head- workshop

Mind Your Head is a 2 hour mindfulness based workshop on Saturday the 27th of June, from 3-5pm. The workshop is a gentle introduction to mindfulness approaches that can be used in the management and treatment of mild anxiety and depression. Mind Your Head is donation based, all proceeds will go the Homestead home for […]

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
,
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Yoga for anxiety and depression Harvard Mental Health Letter Studies suggest that this practice modulates the stress response. Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in […]

The Organized Mind
,
The Organized Mind

Today’s selection — from The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin. We live in a world with 300 exabytes (300 billion billion) of information, an amount that is rapidly expanding to ever greater amounts from this already brobdingnagian level. And yet the processing capacity of the conscious mind is a mere 120 bits per second. […]

Monday.
Monday.

The wind didn’t stop howling last night. I feel as if I haven’t slept. And yet I am calm, resolved, centered. I look forward to walking to work through the roiling mist and gusty streets, watching people huddle behind their discomfort. I like to feel the cold trying to weave between my textured layers, an […]

The Crossroads of Should and Must.
,

The Crossroads of Should and Must.

“Does what goes on inside show on the outside?,” young Vincent van Gogh despaired in a moving letter to his brother while floundering to find his purpose. “Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top […]

A peek inside my head at 3:30 am.
,

A peek inside my head at 3:30 am.

I’ve got 18% battery life and it’s 3:30am, let’s see if I can bang something out. My three year old lies snoring next to me, she’s been restless tonight, I’m not sure how long I’ve slept, this week feels like one, very long day. My head has been full of turgid thoughts, clogging clarity, a […]

Intersex, Fifty Shades of Grey
,

Intersex, Fifty Shades of Grey

Today’s selection — from Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger. Thousands of babies are born each year with dual or anomalous sexual characteristics. The standard practice for attending physicians has been to try to “fix” the problem. Alice Dreger argues that this generally does more harm than good and often results in permanent damage or […]

A Gentle Haunting.
A Gentle Haunting.

I’ve been plagued by ghosts recently. A haunting of sorts. Not hole in the sheet ghosts, but ghosts made of memory. As I lie in bed, in the wee hours, they travel through my mind, dragging nets filled with disembodied faces after them. I’m curious as to why they have decided to force a ‘re-membering’ […]

A Beginners Guide to Death
A Beginners Guide to Death

Today’s selection — from The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki. Learning about death: “For much of the early twentieth century, talking openly and honestly about death was considered poor taste — especially inside classrooms. But by the 1960s, some scholars had come to believe that death education was as important as sex education, if not […]