Month: May 2017

V&E Poetic Therapy: Maenad

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Cover art: William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)  The Youth of Bacchus (1884) On Maenads The Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus in Greek Mythology. The word Maenads in Greek means “raving ones”. In Roman Mythology they were called the Bacchae as followers of Bacchus, Dionysius’ Roman counterpart. Maenads were known for their intoxicated frenzy and erratic and violent behaviours while

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V&E Animal Omens: Robin

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The robin is a sign of happiness, joy, hopefulness, simplicity. The robin helps us with clearing our minds when we feel foggy and promises that if we are able to reduce the issue to it’s simplest form we will see our way through to a bright future.      

V&E Philosophy of Wellness

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Many of us take a top down approach to our wellness thinking that if we change the way we eat, if we work out, buy ethical products then we are achieving wellness. Yet there is still an upsetting amount of judgement and shame that we put on ourselves and others and the initiative fails. Why is this? Changing your perspective might truly be the first step.

V&E Poetic Therapy: A Girl

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Cover art by Ginger Kelly I wanted to find a poem that spoke to the earthy sensory experience and of the feeling of Spring. For me, Spring is the smell of dirt and cut grass, of magnolias and lilacs. And I feel just like the plants, newly emerging and learning what it is to grow

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V&E Animal Omens: The Hawk

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The hawk represents spiritual enlightenment, focused observation, and changing perspectives. A messenger of divine spirit or higher consciousness, if the hawk crosses your path you are about to receive a meaningful message that will help to illuminate something that you once believed to be mundane or ordinary. A Hawk may also signify that the time for

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Why Poetry?

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  Poetry is the rhythm of all things, in all things, and all that is and is not. It is the sensibility which transcends all other senses. It is energy. A poem is only one expression of this energy. Poetry is a history, a record of feeling, just as our DNA is a historical record of

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Animal Omens: Skunk

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Yes, the Skunk. Late at night after doing some intense shadow work I went outside and as I was standing there a skunk emerged from the shadows only a few feet from where I was standing. We both had that moment… that, holy shit! moment. The Skunk Confidence, Introspection, Respect, Humble Power The Skunk is a

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Procrastination & Perfectionism: A Marriage of Opposites?

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Procrastination is yet another fabulous perk of having ADHD. Not all procrastinators have ADHD and not all people with ADHD procrastinate, but this is for those who do or those who have loved ones with the affliction. 
More than this I am interested in exploring the relationship between perfectionism and procrastination.