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Penelope Tobin
Author, speaker, jazz musician...and barrier-breaker
Author, speaker, jazz musician...and barrier-breaker

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Christmas is a time when happiness comes centre stage, and we're all meant to have plenty of ho ho ho. But for many people Christmas is tricky, bringing up difficult memories, highlighting problems, or causing a sense of isolation.
I've been reminded this week of how this is the case for the many who suffer with depression, and how others' misunderstanding of the illness can add to the problem.
I'd like to pass on ideas that have been shared with me for how this time of year can be made easier and happier...please read more here...
And have a very Happy Christmas 

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I just got reminded of this...delicious, forever funniness. So worth 5 minutes...

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Verrrry beautiful!
Some call me nature.
Others call me “Mother Nature.”
I’ve been here for over 4.5 billion years.
22,500 times longer than you.
I don’t really need people.
But people need me.
Yes, your future depends on me.
When I thrive,
you thrive.
When I falter,
you falter.
Or worse.
But I’ve been here for eons.
I have fed species greater than you.
And I have starved species greater than you.
My oceans.
My soil.
My flowing streams.
My forests.
They all can take you.
Or leave you.
How you choose to live each day,
whether you regard or disregard me,
doesn’t really matter to me.
One way.
Or the other.
Your actions will determine your fate.
Not mine.
I am nature.
I will go on.
I am prepared to evolve.
Are you?

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"There is an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness." German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles

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He's one of the greats...he's in London this weekend...

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This is so lovely!  Watch, listen, bet you's the power of music in action.

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Oh love this...

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I just got turned onto this amazing artist...
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