Tag Archives: Depression

Depression: Reflection

What rings true for me may be alien to you. Our experiences of life are very different. Portfolio of scenes, interlinked, overlaid. Fragments of memories, evolving contexts, friendships loved and lost. The ephemera we collect through life: photographs, clothing, books, … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus vs Sinead O’Connor: feminism, mental health and the ecosystem of the Social Age

You may have seen this saga playing out: Miley Cyrus is a former Disney sweetheart, reinvented as raunchy teen seductress, selling records and generating profits for fat middle aged white men whilst being chastised by wiser, older, pillars of the … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as bad learning

My first bike was red. It wasn’t new, my brother had ridden it first, bequeathing it to me with a fair dusting of scratches and nicks, the saddle, i recall, being somewhat scuffed. It had cream tyres, which were cool, … Continue reading

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Personal Disclosure in learning. How empathy and experience can shape a very different form of storytelling.

Personal disclosure is often part of storytelling. It’s a way of opening up conversations, of building a bond, of setting a context for what’s being discussed. In informal coaching or mentoring situations, disclosure can be used to help individuals to … Continue reading

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What do we learn from depression? Empathy and context in personal development.

As well as learning from external stimuli, sometimes we learn through introspection. It’s estimated that 30-50% of people will display clinical signs of depression at some point in their lives, a debilitating condition, with no immediately apparent benefits. Much debate … Continue reading

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