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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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Campaigning for laughter in the Referendum countdown

We’re needing laughter, folks. The last few days of the Referendum are here, and everywhere are intense feelings. No one in Scotland is talking about anything else. Conversations are woven from serious emotions: hope, uncertainty, fear, irritation, anticipation, frustration, defensiveness, distrust, excitement, doubt. These are the emotions of the attachment system. We have a country…

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I have a dream for Scotland’s children

I am writing this blog whilst watching the news that marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. I find myself asking, like many others before me, “What is it about this speech that still speaks to us?” It was an audacious speech. Audacious in its vision. Yet King’s vision…

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