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More Clay Less Plastic!

https://moreclaylessplastic.org/

 

 

Proud to be a potter 🙂  http://www.handthrownbottles.com

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When Art Is an Act of Survival

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/by-heart/474657/?utm_source=SFTwitter

Melissa Broder of So Sad Today finds solace in Ernest Becker’s The Denial of Death and in her own creative process.

By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Franz Kafka and more

 

The Surprising Factors That Can Make People 4600 Percent More Prone To Addiction

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/tragedy-whitney-houston-and-her-daughter-surprising-factors-can-make-people-4600-percent-more

From Alternet, by Johann Hari, author of ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’

We know the major reason why addiction is transmitted through families – and it is not what most of us think.

“Today, we have a criminal justice system that takes people who are addicted because they endured trauma, and we traumatize them more.

We routinely put them in prison cells with no support, and where rape is a running punch-line in the popular culture. (There’s even a current major Hollywood film – ‘Get Hard’ – based on the hilarity of this premise.) Dr Gabor Mate, one of the leading experts on this question, told me: “If I had to design a system that was intended to keep people addicted, I’d design exactly the system that we have right now.”

Dr Mate – after years of treating patients who became addicts after hellish abuse – has outlined an alternative. Imagine if we had taken the $1 trillion that has been spent so far on the failed drug war, and had spent it on the collapsing services designed to protect abused children instead. Every year there are 686,000 kids who have been identified as abused or neglected in the US – and the services for them are appalling. We are setting up a generation of new addicts – and then we will squander more money punishing them. If we spent the drug war money on turning this around, there would, this evidence suggests, be a genuine and substantial fall in addiction.

But the biggest change this evidence should trigger isn’t political – it is personal. In our everyday lives, we need to think about the addicts we work alongside, live alongside, and love. “When people are having problems,” Dr Robert Anda, another author of the ACE study, tells me, “it’s time to stop asking what’s wrong with them, and start asking what happened to them.”

Writer Elizabeth Gilbert on her new book “Big Magic”

Curiosity is key!   Elizabeth Gilbert, you’re feeding artists’ souls.  Thank you for the permission slips.  GRATITUDE

Introducing :

Eudaimonia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudaimonia

(via Goodreads:)

“as architect of choosing…
choose. to. live.
awakened. entirely. wholly.

wildly powerful,
deeply masterful,
authentically creative,
thriving.
this is not a hoped-for possible self.
[reminder: this is an immutable Law of your being]

needing not to learn the skill of being whole,
the antidote is to unlearn the habit of living incompletely

here’s the practice:

‘know thyself‘—its about spirit
righteousness is underrated
elevate connection with the changeless essence
seek similitude with the will of Source and will of self

‘choose thyself’—its about substance
sacred. sagacious. spacious.
in thought, word and deed—
intend to: honor virtue. innovate enthusiastically. master integrity.

‘become who you are’—its about style
a human, being an entrepreneur of life experiences
a human, being a purveyor of preferences
being-well with the known experience of soul, in service

your relationship with insecurities, contradictions, & failures?
obstacles or…invitations to grow?
[mindset forms manifestation]
emotions are messengers are gifts
data for discernment: dare to deconstruct them your fears

a belief renovation: fear.less.
& aspire towards ascendance, anyway
support your shine
lean into the Light

be.come.

incandescent

as architect of choosing, I choose…
to disrupt the energy of the status quo,
to eclipse the realms of ordinary,
& to live–a life-well lived.
w/ spirit, substance & style.”
LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier

“If you love something in a pure way, there’s no reason not to do it.”

~Shad on Q

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Drip, Drip . . .

How I Got PTSD From My Marriage

http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/how-i-got-ptsd-my-marriage

“Abuse is slow and methodical and incessant, like a dripping kitchen faucet.”

Thank you to those who tell their stories.  I’m re-posting lately because any articles I come upon which are either touching, inspiring or true ~ I feel I should pass on to you.  This whole blog is currently devoted to daily highlights worth re-tweeting.

The article above was found at this emmense resource:

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Central

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MelanieToniaEvans/?fref=nf

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