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Stars

“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

De-schooling ideas in an institutional context

We need schools like these in Canada. This seems a very important approach to foster and facilitate innovation and creation…. Source: Pourquoi j’ai créé une école où les enfants font ce qu’ils veulent. | Ramïn Farhangi | TEDxSaclay    

Neuro-ergonomy as the next human right issue

Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.

Chapter 5: In Search of A Sensory Health Model (draft)

Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major sensory stress. As we saw in chapter 4, the … Continue reading

Childhood is not a ‘mental disorder’ Posted by CCHR International

The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction

Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … Continue reading

Book, Chapter 1: To Live in An Insensitive Culture, Introduction (draft 2)

Chapter 1: To Live In an Insensitive Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle To be a highly sensitive child in the western world is challenging. Heightened sensory processing capabilities create real distinctions between … Continue reading

The mind: a malleable, dynamic, adaptable system (draft)

The mind: a malleable, dynamic, adaptable system According to Dan Siegel: “The mind is an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information with self-organizing properties”.   (Siegel, 2012)[i]. On the side of embodied processes scientists are beginning to realize that there is a strong relationship between food and emotions, which influence … Continue reading

RSA: Embodied spirituality

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Sabbatical Report

Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … Continue reading