Tag Archives: Gabor Mate

Mother Sorrow: workshop December 9th

I was privileged to observe an open rehearsal of a new creation titled “Mother Sorrow.” The creative team is large, but I should mention director & choreographer Jennifer Nichols, Composer and music director Adam Scime and librettist (combining new words … Continue reading

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Pisani vs Mate: a battle for the heart

Sometimes the most innocuous choice can seem symbolic, as though it represents a fork in the road. I was packing my carry-on for my flight down to Florida, as I spend a few days getting closer to the Toronto Symphony … Continue reading

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Gábor Maté: Ayahuasca and the authentic self

Sunday morning instead of church I went to hear Doctor Gábor Maté address a mixed crowd at the George Ignatieff Theatre. Maté has a huge following from his writings & lectures exploring such pathways as the role of trauma & stress … Continue reading

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Ten Questions for Dr Gábor Maté

Doctor Gábor Maté is someone I’ve admired from afar for a long time, without really knowing more than a few superficial details.  He’s known for the sort of beliefs that go beyond mere image management, an advocate and activist who … Continue reading

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The comedy of competence: several species of drag

Amy Winehouse reminds me of Judy Garland.  They both had big powerful voices, larger than life really.  They were both known for excessive use of make-up and drugs.  Given that Garland and her daughter Liza Minelli have a huge following … Continue reading

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