Please watch your words

“But dehumanizing the victim makes things simpler, It’s like breathing with a respirator. It eases the conscience of even the most conscious and calculating violator. Words can reduce a person to an object, Something more easy to hate, An inanimate entity, Completely disposable, No problem to obliterate.” Language of Violence – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy,…

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Don’t be Confused America

A map of America with strategically placed targets. Target; an object, a person or a place that people aim at when attacking (Oxford). A target smack bang on Gabrielle Giffords. Now she lies with a bullet in her head…six others dead…a child of nine included. Sarah Palin sent her condolences. Though she placed the target.…

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Thinking of the dying & 2011

Today as I allowed my mind to wander in preparation for my last 2010 post I thought of a terminally ill client I had been working with. “Are you at peace with what’s going on for you?” I asked. “Dying you mean?” she responded. “Yeah” “Oh yes Leesa,” she replied with more animation than usual.…

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Accept and heal, deny and suffer

If folk could stop with feeling that things ‘shouldn’t have happened’ to them they would heal all that faster. In my last post I refered to self-awareness, in particular, becoming aware of negative thinking. Please note I am not talking of negative verses positive thinking here. I am specifically talking of thinking that creates more emotional disharmony…

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“You’re Just Idealistic”

I was busily writing an article that finally puts clear what I do stand for spiritually. But a few weeks ago a co-blogger used terms such as ‘altruistic’ and ‘innocent’ in response to what I wrote on another post. An Itch started.  A week later I heard from another mental health ‘expert’ that my ethical demands were…

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I Only Have One Moral

Moral, from the Latin moralis “proper behavior of a person in society” (http://www.etymonline.com)  I only have one moral. I teach my son only one moral. If I were the ruler of the very planet I would demand only one moral.  This moral does not relate to sex. Nor drinking, gambling, swearing or….all that other stuff…

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Dear Son…

Dear son  Making mistakes leads to discovery. So don’t give yourself a hard time. But, on the other hand, realise that today you made a decision that went against what you knew was both expected of you, and what was fair to those around you.  You may wonder why I have not punished you. I know…

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Back to Kindness

A little while ago I wrote an article called “Practice Random Acts of Kindness Be Buggered!” where I argued that making a conscious choice to be Kind to each other would see an increase in positive emotional/mental health. To quote from that: “If Kindness…and yes I intentionally give it a capital to indicate its importance…if…

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Parenting Teenagers

   After years of begging, an agreed contract of behaviour if I bought the desired object for him, and thus far, a honest and good relationship, I took my thirteen year old son to the shop to buy his first flick knife.    Until eight he had grown up in the Victorian country side where…

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