Meetings with Ivor
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Walking to meet Ivor Browne on a sunny morning in Milltown in Dublin, I’m reminded of the old TV game show Supermarket Sweep. I can empathise with the frantic families and their predicament of navigating seemingly infinite aisles of goodies with very limited trolley space.
If you were given a newborn infant with all his or her amazing potential and were instructed to turn that baby into a violent teenager or a self-harmer or a drug or alcohol addict or a perfectionist or people-pleaser or paranoid that people wanted him or her dead, how would you accomplish any of
When I started to think about mindfulness and relationships, one of the things that I reflected on was the Buddha’s understanding of relationships.
In the summer of 2007, I was at a spirituality conference centered on the philosopher Ken Wilber’s work. At one point we were asked to split into quads, and for each person to answer a seemingly simple question: Why are you here?
‘I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be a practitioner or an educator in inherited family trauma’ says Mark Wolynn speaking with the quiet, earnest confidence of a person who, through both hardship and hard work, experienced something of a Damascus moment almost two decades ago.
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