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Chester Bennington singer with Linkin Park dies age 41.

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 by Greg Jordan No Comments

Sad news today from Los Angeles U.S.A. Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has died age 41. Police report death by suicide. Chester was on tour with his band and sang at Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s funeral only in May of this year. Our condolences to Chesters family. He leaves behind his wife Talinda, and 6 kids. See attached media report.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/chester-bennington-dead-linkin-park-singer-cause-death-suicide-hanging-dies-age-band-nu-metal-latest-a7851916.html

Mental health support – U.K. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123, visit a local Samaritans branch or visit their website. U.S.A. In the US call 1-800-273-TALK. Australia. In Australia call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Cool Quotes for today

Posted on: June 24th, 2017 by Greg Jordan No Comments

Some quotes for today –

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
– ­Anne Frank.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
– Marcus Aurelius
“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

And from The Samurai Musashi in the year 1645.  –

Musashi, the greatest samurai, later a deeply feeling student of the Buddha, and much later the subject of the awesome Samurai Trilogy starring Toshiro Mifune…set down 21 Rules to Live by. Here they are.

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
11. In all things have no preferences.
12. Be indifferent to where you live.
13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.
14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
15. Do not act following customary beliefs.
16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
17. Do not fear death.
18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
21. Never stray from the Way.”
~ Miyamoto Musashi

Be well reader. Greg \MH/

R.I.P. Chris Cornell. July 20 1964 – May 18 2017.

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Greg Jordan No Comments

R.I.P. Chris Cornell. Left us far too early, and a young man still at 52. Following is a short interview with Chris talking about mental health, drugs and alcohol, and how we lose people who are struggling with these issues from all walks of life. Thank you for your words and music Chris.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aso9FmOk7qg&lc=z12kdts5cuzph3zpb04cjfhoxmnsdthaio40k.1496341520577248

Take it easy. Greg \MH/

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher, actor and mental health advocate.

Posted on: December 30th, 2016 by Greg Jordan No Comments

Hello reader,

Carrie Fisher, actress famous for her character ‘Princess Leia’ in Star Wars,  also famous for speaking and writing publicly about her own mental health and alcohol issues has passed away. Carrie was a great operator with a great sense of humour. Below is a small tribute from ABC news Australia, and second link is a tribute from Time magazine. Vale Carrie, and thank you for speaking and advocating publicly about mental health.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-28/carrie-fisher-star-wars-actress-in-her-own-words/8150456

http://time.com/4618670/carrie-fisher-addiction-books/

 

Take it easy out there. Greg \MH/

Mental health week 9th – 15th October 2016.

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Greg Jordan No Comments

G’day reader,

World mental health day 2016 is on October 10th, and Mental health week here in Oz runs from 9-15th October. So, a bit more info and conversation about mental health from governments and mental health services than usual. However this is a conversation that we must continue to have throughout the year, not just during mental health week. Take it easy.

http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/media-centre/events/world-mental-health-day-and-national-mental-health-week-2016.aspx

Greg \MH/