I want to write a blog post in response, or rather as a follow-up to my liberation psychology talk that honours a reply I made at the end of it to the questions: “How can we start getting involved in liberation psychologies?” and “If it feels like a lot to take in, how do we start this work?”.
This is how liberation psychologies found me. Humans are not made to remain boxed and static. We are fluid, social, evolving creatures with beating hearts and co-regulating nervous systems. We deserve to live in hope for a better future.
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My partner and I have been using Agape fairly regularly for the past few months. I wanted to use it for a sustained period of time before writing a review so that I could see the longer-term effects of using it on our relationship. Overall we have found it helpful for starting conversations on topics that may not always naturally come up and as another avenue to show our appreciation for one another.
I do not want to deny the inequalities – they exist, and they do harm, abuse and kill people. And I do not say this because they harmed me – as mentioned earlier, I realise I escaped ever so easily. But, I also start to feel that maybe one specific or very few privileged men do not really exist as such, even if some visibly carry that story ever so comfortably.
What if, if we cannot blame them, we are all left displaced here in this time of figuring ourselves out?
So, what is creativity, and how can it help you feel better? It’s a concept linked mainly to the arts these days, but it occurs in many different scenarios – cooking from scratch, coming up with a new idea to solve a problem at work, decorating your home, putting an outfit together, or designing your garden flower beds. These activities all involve a degree of creativity. It’s about using your imagination, making connections and bringing something new into existence.
Creating geometric wood wall art can be a fun and creative project. Just like full-size wood home décor made out of reclaimed wood planks, this one has a similar pattern, but it is much smaller, easier to make, more affordable and suitable for small spaces. It uses wooden coffee stirrers, which you can collect over time after having your coffee, or you can get a bag of them in a craft store.
Google Lens brings up information relevant to your original images, identified by visual analysis. Google explains it as ‘a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you’re looking at and use that information to copy or translate text, identify plants and animals, explore locales or menus, discover products, find visually similar images, and take other useful actions’. Using google lens allows you to search using an image and gathers similar images and content from the internet.
Welcome to our August Newsletter.
I hope this email finds you safe and well: restored, restoring or looking forward to restoration. Or, like me, pausing and slowing down while others are away. Yes, I will sneak out for a mini-holiday (a longer weekend away at a local seaside location, really), and I am taking two weeks off from counselling work. Rest is a mandatory requirement in this line of work. Although, to be honest, I sometimes think we need to re-think the idea of pausing for one month and working under a lot of pressure for the rest of the year. I write about this a lot. Let’s roll out a four-day working week instead and learn to work effectively and softly so that the stress doesn’t build up in the first place. What if it’s possible?
Brigadeiros are traditional and super delicious Brazilian chocolate truffles that are usually served at parties and all kinds of celebrations. Here’s a classic Brigadeiro recipe plus its coconut variation – Brigadeiros de Coco also called Beijinhos (little kisses).