Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up

The last few weeks have been horrendous.  Appalling.  Someone close to me got an upswing in their BiPolar, leaving me feeling alone.  My friend died – unexplainably painful and earth shaking, and then I realised my ex boyfriend was still a psychopath (literally), so I gave him the boot.  It has been an intense few…

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Why Study?

What motivates you to study? There are, of course, lots of good reasons to study; for the end career, for the present joy of studying; to change course; to progress in your job. It doesn’t even have to be something you share with others.  If you really think about it, you’ll know what keeps you…

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Being a Snail

This sounds like a psychotic tale, Perhaps it is.  Perhaps it’s not. I know I’d like to be a snail. Who gets things done, And smiles a lot. I’d like to take my dearest dreams, And make them dearest real. I know I’d like to be a snail. Who gets things done, The real deal.…

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Games People Play

This is an amazing book written by Eric Berne in 1963.  While a little outdated and completely male-centric, as well as routed in Western culture, at least the book admits games will change along-side the socio-cultural landscape: ‘new games are continually being discovered’ (Berne 1963:61).  I would love to see culturally specific versions of this…

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