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Can symbols help healing?

Can symbols help healing?

What is health? What heals? Does our superstitious use of little symbols and talismans play a part in talking our unconscious into getting better?  Things crop up, again and again. Little symbols, or motifs, or wotnot. Theatre is full of these little themes. And I…

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Throw the artichoke leaf!

Throw the artichoke leaf!

When trapped in a situation I loathe, I have learned to survive, says Amélie Vrla, by following a simple rule: Do precisely what you can’t stand other people doing  Amélie Vrla writes:  I remember a book we used to read for fun, while having lunch at…

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When I go slow, I feel sluggish

When I go slow, I feel sluggish

Going slow sounds peaceful. But what do you do when it’s fatigue, a fog of unmotivation, flat. Dare I say, depressed? Here’s how I do life: accelerate, brake, accelerate, broken Phase 1) Ambition: Inspiration and bright ideas are my petrol. Hope. Hope is my petrol….

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What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

Continued from last week, here’s the last of my list of hospital learnings from a spell before Christmas beside my baby’s bed – including what to pack in your hospital bag 9. Comforting is a skill we need for our life Can I comfort an…

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A list of learnings from the medical microcosm

A list of learnings from the medical microcosm

After reading Albert Espinosa’s The Yellow World, here’s the first half of my own catalogue of learnings from hospital, part of the Reflections on Hospital series Seven months ago, recovering from a cesarian in hospital, I read Albert Espinosa’s brilliant book of life lessons learned…

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Sex, drugs and Mindfulness

Sex, drugs and Mindfulness

Philosophy-lover Philip Cowell considers Mindfulness the perfect tool to practice Michel Foucault’s political call for embodiment  Come again? If Foucault said sex isn’t the be all and end all (let’s all do drugs and S&M instead), then mindfulness might be saying the same thing. What?! True,…

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How often should you publish your blog? Once

How often should you publish your blog? Once

Illustrated Guide to Life is publishing just once a week for a bit. So we can get a bit serious about things. Mainly breakfast Since I started in August 2013, I’ve been publishing twice a week. It’s time for a change of rhythm. From now…

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Five ways to sleep well after a high (or low)

Five ways to sleep well after a high (or low)

After a busy nightshift, a gig, or a late study stint, it’s hard to get your head down. Here are my top five insomnia cures When a performer friend told me she can’t sleep well after gigs, I knew the feeling exactly. Having worked both…

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Change your mind

Change your mind

What do we mean, when we talk about having a ‘mind’? Our brain, our self view, our life force? Read the full words that are in me series here What do we mean, when we talk about having a ‘mind’? Our brain + our subjectivity?…

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New year’s resolutions still unresolved? You’re on the right track

New year’s resolutions still unresolved? You’re on the right track

Happy new year! If you give up anything, give up self-punishment, brutal regimes, and the delusion that anything is more important than connection I wish you (and me) that this year brings: peace in your heart honouring your imperfections trust in enough  confidence in your…

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