A glimpse of a new book…. “Old Dogs, Mindfulness and Meditation”. Sales will raise money for Black Dog Institute, Australia…to aid Depression research.
Thank you for buying our books. A year after Posh Dog began publishing, we have donated $1000 to the Black Dog Institute.
Why the Black Dog Institute?
If our furry, four-legged friends provide the metaphor commonly used to describe depression, it seemed like a good idea to help the cause.
Black Dog: Noun: Used as a metaphor for melancholy or depression,
Winston Churchill used the term to explain his life-long battle with the illness.
Stephen Fry described his struggles with bi-polar in a poem that begins… The black dog is my constant companion; he is never far from me. Whether he is lurking in the shadows, or walking at my side… The black dog has broken me….
In many families, the black dog is more often an elephant in the room, that great lurking presence that cannot be named. At the launch of ‘Old Dogs on Meditation & Mindfulness’, Northern Rivers radio identity, Nora Vidler-Blanksby, spoke about her struggles with post-natal depression and how little help there was for it ten, twenty, thirty years ago. I was reminded of my own battle with the illness, and how back in the 1970′s it barely had a name, let alone treatment methods.
It’s through your interest and generosity in buying our books, that photographer, Peter Derrett and I were able to make this donation.