Stories

December 24, 2018 - As Another Year Turns

 

‘Invictus’ is Latin for unconquered.  Undefeated. It was the anthem used for the Invictus Games this year.

Stay safe and unconquered as we go through the Christmas period into the new year.

JB and The Dog.

(See related article, Harry of Hope.)  ‘Never Give Up’, is one I’ve kept plugged into this year along with ‘You Can Do Anything‘ and Deanna K’s Warrior Cry.  Keep strong.

 

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December 5, 2018 - Courage to Make Music

Found Deanna and the music she creates through Instagram (@dkouris11).   Her music and rapping has the verbal energy of Eminem, and an empowering message of survival and personal transformation.   Thanks D for sharing your music on Black Dog x

 

December 1, 2018 - Young Insight

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This is Impossible – So Let’s Get Started.

Below is an excerpt from a student’s exploration of the book, ‘Clunk & Jam’,  for an English assignment.  Thank you RB for choosing Clunk & Jam to review and the personal insights you’ve written about and kindly (bravely) shared …

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November 13, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Pocket Book

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Wisdoms of Rose pocket book is now available on-line from Browne Ink Studio and in bookstores listed below.  Her stories you’ll find in the blog here.

. New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle. Fremantle Art Centre Found Giftshop.   Crow Bookshop, Victoria Park.  Planet Bookshop, Northbridge and Mount Lawley.  Subiaco Bookshop, Rokeby Road, Subiaco. Beaufort Street Books, Mount Lawley.  The Well Bookshop, Applecross.  Collins Booksellers, Cottesloe.  Lane Bookshop, Claremont. Diabolik Books & Records, Mt Hawthorn and .  Rabble Games and Books, Maylands.   Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.  Saga Books, South Fremantle.  Mill Point Caffe Bookshop, South Perth.

October 22, 2018 - Harry of Hope

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

Significant progress has been made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades, but it still remains a key issue driven by negative associations, experience and language. Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses have built on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental well being, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need.

 

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The Drop.  Poem about PTSD.  (Art by Harley Manifold).

 

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Redefining the Super Hero.  (Clunk & Jam book).

 

October 12, 2018 - Sad Book

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This is me being sad.
Maybe you think I’m happy in this picture.
Really I’m sad but pretending I’m happy.
I’m doing this because I think people won’t like me if I look sad.

 

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Sometimes I want to talk about all this to someone.
Like my mum. But she’s not here anymore, either. So I can’t.
I find someone else. And I tell them all about it.

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