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Creating Joy

Donna Rockwell I want to feel joy for joy’s sake Not wanting to earn it Or reach it Or arrive finally at its door After working And seeking After years of wracking pursuit, falling at the threshold Begging for mercy and entry and somewhere to rest and sleep in peace. No. I want to awaken […]

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

An excerpt from Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K Randall. The effects of sleep deprivation. “In the 1980s, researchers at the University of Chicago decided to find out what happens when an animal is deprived of sleep for a long period of time. In but one of the many odd […]

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

I have a beaten up copy of The Norton Anthology of Poetry which I treasure, it must be about 20 years old and I have found reliable refuge between its well thumbed pages during numerous dark nights. In Miltons epic poem Paradise Lost, we encounter Adam and Eve’s traumatic expulsion from the Nirvanic garden of […]

Creative Myth-Busting

Creative Myth-Busting

Today’s selection — in his marvelous book Daily Rituals, Mason Currey provides a brief glimpse of the work habits of 161 famous writers, painters, scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. While the details vary greatly and are filled with humorous and surprising quirks, one thing is constant for the vast majority of them. They work hard. And […]

The Big Reveal.

The Big Reveal.

The upside of revealing yourself and making yourself vulnerable…and speaking your truth about your own fears, insecurities and problems, will always yield a greater good than it does a backlash… An obvious truth when you come down to it, is that we’re all in the same fucking boat- so many people experience fear and insecurity, […]

How to Think More about Sex.
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How to Think More about Sex.

Having just reread Alain de Botton’s ” How to Think More about Sex”, I thought it prudent to share some of his insights with you. He maintains that it is rare to get through this life without feeling- generally with a degree of secret agony, perhaps at the end of a relationship, or as we […]

Twelve reasons your life isn’t as crap as you think it is.
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Twelve reasons your life isn’t as crap as you think it is.

1: You paid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you winced as the debit orders went off, the point is that they did, and you figured it out regardless 2: You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This […]

The preferred treatment for Panic Disorders.
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The preferred treatment for Panic Disorders.

A Large study has compared the effectiveness of different types of therapies for panic disorders. A new study has found that Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best treatment for panic disorders. In addition, most people prefer therapy to taking anti-anxiety medication. Dr. Barbara Milrod, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, said: “Panic […]

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Creating Joy

Donna Rockwell I want to feel joy for joy’s sake Not wanting to earn it Or reach it Or arrive finally at its door After working And seeking After years of wracking pursuit, falling at the threshold Begging for mercy and entry and somewhere to rest and sleep in peace. No. I want to awaken […]

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
,
The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

An excerpt from Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K Randall. The effects of sleep deprivation. “In the 1980s, researchers at the University of Chicago decided to find out what happens when an animal is deprived of sleep for a long period of time. In but one of the many odd […]

Creative Myth-Busting
Creative Myth-Busting

Today’s selection — in his marvelous book Daily Rituals, Mason Currey provides a brief glimpse of the work habits of 161 famous writers, painters, scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. While the details vary greatly and are filled with humorous and surprising quirks, one thing is constant for the vast majority of them. They work hard. And […]

The Big Reveal.
The Big Reveal.

The upside of revealing yourself and making yourself vulnerable…and speaking your truth about your own fears, insecurities and problems, will always yield a greater good than it does a backlash… An obvious truth when you come down to it, is that we’re all in the same fucking boat- so many people experience fear and insecurity, […]

Twelve reasons your life isn’t as crap as you think it is.
,

Twelve reasons your life isn’t as crap as you think it is.

1: You paid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you winced as the debit orders went off, the point is that they did, and you figured it out regardless 2: You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This […]

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

I have a beaten up copy of The Norton Anthology of Poetry which I treasure, it must be about 20 years old and I have found reliable refuge between its well thumbed pages during numerous dark nights. In Miltons epic poem Paradise Lost, we encounter Adam and Eve’s traumatic expulsion from the Nirvanic garden of […]

How to Think More about Sex.
,

How to Think More about Sex.

Having just reread Alain de Botton’s ” How to Think More about Sex”, I thought it prudent to share some of his insights with you. He maintains that it is rare to get through this life without feeling- generally with a degree of secret agony, perhaps at the end of a relationship, or as we […]

The preferred treatment for Panic Disorders.
,
The preferred treatment for Panic Disorders.

A Large study has compared the effectiveness of different types of therapies for panic disorders. A new study has found that Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best treatment for panic disorders. In addition, most people prefer therapy to taking anti-anxiety medication. Dr. Barbara Milrod, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, said: “Panic […]

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 […]