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There’s a neurological model of colour perception that leads to surprising conclusions about colours, and interesting parallels with emotions.

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I Choose AuthenticityIn talk from June’s TED in Houston, sociology researcher and storyteller BrenĂ© Brown explains how she discovered that vulnerability is the key to feeling connection with other people, to having a sense of love and belonging.

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Far away to the North, in Lapland, some say, Santa’s elves are elving away making Christmas presents ready for good little girls and boys. What would be on a mental health Christmas list, I wonder? Immediate response to every psychiatric crisis? Coordinated team treatment without any referrals or waiting lists? Effective home treatment that keeps people off medication and out of hospital? Perhaps, if you’ve been very, very good…

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Ever since I started writing here, I have thought of myself as an anonymous blogger. That’s not the case at all, it turns out, as two separate things that happened to me last week revealed. The two experiences illuminated opposite sides of what it means to have an identity, and why identity is important for psychotherapists.

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According to the proverb:

You can’t have your cake and eat it.

According to another proverb:

There’s no such word as “can’t”.

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