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The discipline of writing

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I've just spent the past ten months writing a Buddhist response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. It's my second book, the first being I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication (read the first chapter and order the paperback and e-book here). Here I'd like to reflect on the practice of writing. As the developmental editor wrote to me, "Many people...
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When parents change

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A few years ago I was talking to a family social worker who was also an NVC trainer. She told me something about attachment parenting that stuck in my mind, but didn't really make sense until much more recently. She said that she was paid for contact hours with children who had been excluded from school, or who had never gone to school because of behavioural issues. That wasn't surprising. Wh...
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