In the world of work the message is, "if you work hard, you can make it big." In the world of therapy the message is, "only you have the answers you need." In the ideology of spiritual living, "you must find your own way." Yet in reality - the greatest gift there is in life is connection.
Exploring the irony of working for a suicide prevention charity while going through my now annual 'festive depression'. Yeah, I wouldn't read it either...
First, I confess - my post title is from an 80's cult sci-fi classic, though I can't remember the name. I've been moving house - which makes move number 50-something in my lifetime. This is up there with the worst. Trying to balance keeping my business going, moving etc. has been (insert foul words) exhausting.... Continue Reading →
Will Gardner (stupidly long job-title that basically means he 'protects' kids on the internet) says it's all down to the on-line porn, and that kids need 'to put what they are seeing into context.' Exactly what context is this?
Recently the government has called for warning labels on wine as there are on cigarettes. That's right Cameron - we're really stupid. All this time we've been knocking back the hard stuff convinced it's got vitamins and life-giving magical wasp-semen in it. Thank god you're here to help us poor, retarded infants tie our shoes... Continue Reading →
Hurt people hurt people. If we hurt those who hurt they will hurt while they hurt. We need to heal.
We live in a society riven by forms of abuse, abuses of power, financial abuses, war crimes and political deceit. In this climate sexual abuse is only an extreme example of the fundamental sickness in our society. We refuse to see ourselves as capable of harm, or culpable, yet we cause harm every day.
Hi Beautiful followers of the Panda! My new job seems to have temporarily removed my ability to have any kind of life!! I wake, work, get home, eat and find its bedtime and I'm knackered. Yet over Christmas and new year I reconnected with my Blends and remembered the joy of WordPress. I must post!... Continue Reading →
Since I find highways slightly less interesting than examining my toenail clippings I will instead focus on how this story acts as a great example of how this country tears itself in half by remaining stubbornly and deliberately blind to how things are.