carnival of eating disorders #16

hello people! this is the new edition of the carnival of eating disorders. unfortunately, i’ve been having problems with the blog carnival site (the site that administers all the carnivals) so i have had only a few submissions this month, two of which i’ll be including. to substitute for the slim pickins, i’ll feature this… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders #16

ernesto cardenal: verses from the pluriverse

still in the spirit of poetry month, an excerpt from ernesto cardenal’s versos del pluriverso (verses from the pluriverse): if there is an endless number of worlds, they say, there is also a world where napoleon won the battle of waterloo. and a world where she requited my love, in granada. but these worlds and… Continue reading ernesto cardenal: verses from the pluriverse

a little exercise: from dread to like

i was going to send this as an email to someone but why not post it here? the question is – how do you turn something dreadful into something you like? actually, the words used were “purgatory” and “heaven” 🙂 i have a few exercises for this, and one of them has something to do… Continue reading a little exercise: from dread to like

a global community celebrates earth day

a friend of mine sent me this for earth day: * think of no-one as ‘them’ * don’t confuse your comfort with your safety * talk to strangers * imagine other cultures through their poetry and novels * listen to music you don’t understand * act locally * notice the workings of power & privilege… Continue reading a global community celebrates earth day

mental illness stigma in churches: an occasion for self reflection

thanks to barry for taking the time and care to comment on the post about how some christian churches deal with mental illness. one of the habits i have fallen into is that when i feel critical of someone, i then turn to myself and ask myself how i, or groups i belong to or… Continue reading mental illness stigma in churches: an occasion for self reflection