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Stories of loss move us to action

Stories of loss move us to action

This week, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, made a ground-breaking statement.  No, it wasn’t about political independence.  It was about the political prominence of LOVE. In front of 3000 conference delegates, she said: “My view is simple: every young person deserves to be LOVED.  So let’s come together and make this commitment: to LOVE…

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ – A lesson in loss

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ – A lesson in loss

Pixar’s hit summer film – Inside Out – is all about loss. That means it’s also all about attachment, even though the term doesn’t feature anywhere in the film. As I sat watching the film in my 3-D glasses, I wondered how much training the writers or directors had received in brain function, cognitive theory,…

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Parting is hell: That’s the point of attachment

Last weekend, I attended the memorial service of a friend. She was much loved, as demonstrated by the fact that more than 350 other people were there too. Each of us was trying to find a way to celebrate her life, to bid her goodbye, and most of all, to find a way to live…

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