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The trouble with science

There once was a self-declared expert and leader Who took on the role of information feeder He feed us the news As we sat in our pews Believing he was the bullshit weeder. Not the best limerick, granted…but it expresses my feelings right now.  That my feelings are in limerick form highlight the ridiculousness of …

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seen. not heard.

seen. not heard. obedient. unquestioning. confined. bound. safe? seen. not heard. controlled. authorised. approved. convinced. brainwashed? seen. not heard. afraid. unsure. reliant. compliant. seen. herd.   seen. heard. respected encouraged supported capable compassionate? seen. heard. innovative creative supportive confident critical. seen. heard. brave certain sane humane seen not herd.  

The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?

Do you know you only have until Nov 15th to opt out of My Health Record? ‘opt-out’ set ups are disrespectful and strategically ensure passive consent I attended an info session a couple of weeks ago, where the presenter was an IT specialist.   His job was to ‘reassure’ attendees about My Health Record. What he …

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Two roads. Robert Frost and The Birth Map.

Freewill or determinism? Regret or celebration? When faced with two options, the sliding doors if you like, we may wonder ‘what if’…what if I had chosen the other path? We’d have met different people. Had different experiences.  Found out different things. We would be a different person, potentially. Birthing without a Birth Map is like …

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Discover Birth Cartography

Visit http://www.bellabirth.org to discover Birth Cartography. You can get the monthly newsletter and join the free Member Area. There is a wealth of resources and support opportunities. Catherine offers Birth Cartography workshops and private sessions, and ongoing support through First Year Parenting Mentoring. Her book ‘The Birth Map: boldly going where no birth plan has …

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When death is not an option

(Inspired by this article) The parallels between birthing and dying I have long fascinated me.  My Birth Map is to birth, as an Advanced Care Directive is to death. The thought that death must be avoided,  is a last resort,  is always a tragedy,  and anything natural is stupid or insane, disturbs me.  We do …

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Objectivity, religion and belief… — sarawickham

The brilliant (my bias, but please get to know her work and draw your own conclusion) Sara Wickham on why context is everything. Sara tells us clear and true But leaves the verdict up to you Know the context, Know the source Determine for yourself, of course Don’t take for granted information Is there more …

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