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Blue: music, mental health and neurodiversity

By Ben Adams 
CN: anxiety, depression, autism
Cambridge

I don’t know when it was that I realised music might be affecting my mental health. Music has always been a big part of my life, and I get through hours and hours of it every day; from folk to jazz to classical to ambient. 1,045 more words

Non-fiction

Review: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Even for the most determined fiction lover, a careful foray into the land of non-fiction is always a good idea.  This week I read Gertrude Stein’s… 530 more words

Read/Watch/Listen

Living To Love Only To Die?

I can’t sleep tonight. My mind, heart and soul filled with worry, hurt and anger. I been trying to manage with things by staying busy but between Mel son sending me a msg just saying “Auntie Dee ” and my heart sank because he was a baby when Mel was killed and haven’t ever called out to his Daddy and received a response.I’m so angry that no one helping with solving Brandon’s murder and thinking of Dana, who will never see her baby boy again. 584 more words

Non-fiction

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai

This is not a book to read for the writing style, but then English is not Malala’s first, or second language. But instead it is a story to read for inspiration, about a girl who didn’t give up in the face of insurmountable opposition, and who despite coming so close to paying the ultimate price, has made leaps of progress as a result. 28 more words

Book Reviews

50 Word Stories - The Clams

50 Word Stories – The Clams

Everyone had an opinion without knowing what they gave an opinion on. A cacophony of the uneducated, those with the loudest voices fought to be heard above others of their kind, the quieter majority engulfed. 15 more words

Writing

Wishlist Wednesday

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ – Giulia Enders

A cheeky up-close and personal guide to the secrets and science of our digestive system. 226 more words

Books

The Northern Gardener by Mary Lahr Schier

Published by the Minnesota Historical Society, The Northern Gardener is part home garden guide and part Minnesota history. The book is beautifully laid out and interspersed with diagrams, drawings, photographs, and other illustrative examples to accompany the text. 172 more words

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