Stories

June 28, 2016 - For Rubbish Self Esteem

 

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Thanks for this one Mags.  We think it belongs to Ruby Etc?  Pass it to encourage a more realistic loving liking of self….

June 16, 2016 - Waiting For You

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Everything is Waiting for You .  (By David Whyte)

Your great mistake is to act the drama as is you were alone.  As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions.  To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings.  Surely, even you, at times, have felt the grand array; the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding out your solo voice.  You must note the way the soap dish enables you, or the window latch grants you freedom.  Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.  The stairs are your mentor of things to come, the doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you, and the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.  The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last.  All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves.  Everything is waiting for you.

A ‘Good Man’ lead me to this poem.  See also ‘The Kiss’.   Picture from Dumbo Feather, David featured before, ‘A Different Way To Tread’. 

May 22, 2016 - To Bullying

Poem by Shane Koyczan.  See the Interview on ABC.

March 22, 2016 - Eating Disorder Conference Perth

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Art by Shaun Tan.

Hope & Healing

An eating disorders conference will be held next week, 29-30th March, at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle for professionals, family members, carers and consumers.  Registrations close tomorrow.   See information here.  Or phone 9340 7711.  Organised by the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Eating Disorders Program & Bridges Eating Disorders Association of WA.

I will be presenting ‘Hope & Healing Through Art & Stories’ at 11am on the Wednesday.    Previous posts relating to eating disorders on Black Dog here.  Catch last nights Australian Story, ‘The Beauty Myth’, changing our ideas on beauty and body image, on ABC Iview here.

 

October 14, 2015 - A Date With Use-By

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 (Bathroom mirror)

Imagine….if who we are is molded from what we’ve been fed – and all of that had a use-by date.  So who is it you want to be now?  From Clunk & Jam book.  See also, Army of Ink Dump, Dump, Dump, about dumping self defeating habits.  This Rose and Who Holds The Mirror.

September 30, 2015 - Army Of Ink Baring Souls

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From ‘Rock The Boat’ book.  See post below for a story about change.

Footnote:  This little girl arrived many years ago however, due to the Black Dog website being ‘broken into’, I’m still finding and restoring some of the girls who went missing.  Image also used for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week back in 2008 here. Pass her on because…. it’s very important to be the pioneers of our own lives – and to be prospective about our possible future and future selves.