IG Emilia Clarke

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  • The ever glorious and wonderful Emma Thompson reads “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye. Emma would like to dedicate this poem to our future selves, who we will be after this pandemic. What a glorious sentiment that is, filled to the brim with hope. What we need, what we always need, most.
    Here is the prescription as written in @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy.

    Condition: Need for Kindness
    There are times in life when everything we thought we could rely on fails, and everything we have wanted for ourselves dissolves in front of us. There are times, also, when we are confronted with the same suffering in others. Faced with the sheer scale of the misery of the world, it can be agonizingly difficult to engage meaningfully- and all too tempting simply to harden our hearts against it.

    Yet, as Naomi Shihab Nye tells us in this inspiring poem, those moments- hard as they are- are also an opportunity, if we will only dare to open our hearts. For it is only by reckoning with true sorrow and desolation that we can come to understand exactly how necessary, how life-preserving, kindess really is, and then move towards it. First, however, we must learn true empathy. ‘Kindness’, after all, is just another word for love- and once we’ve acknowledged that the pain of others is exactly as searing as our own, what can we do but love them? What can we do but try to ease their burden? As Nye so wonderfully suggests, nothing else makes sense.

    This is a challenge. Even at our lowest points, we must not ignore the suffering of others: we must not allow the solipsism of personal misery to cut us off from the great cloth of human feeling. Yet it is also a consolation: if we reject that isolation, we can take comfort in knowing that whatever loss lays us bare will also bring us into the presence of kindness.

    By looking pain in the eye, we can find the kindness needed to reach out not only to others, but to ourselves, as well. It will tie our shoes for us; it will lead us back into the world when everything else has abandoned us. So gaze unflinchingly into the bright light of loss, and let kindness be unleashed from you like a soothing shadow.
    Big Thank you Big Em! 🥰🕊🙌
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  • I love my #nhs and here is a book where I will tell you the many ways in which I love The NHS... (spoiler- they literally saved my life)
    @amateuradam knows how beloved our magical institution of free healthcare is and had the GENIUS idea of making a book of people showing love and saying thank you.
    It has brought tears to my eyes and a beaming smile on my face! Feeling incredible proud to be a part of this beautiful beautiful thing.
    @amateuradam you legend where you leads I shall follow... especially if it ends in @nhscharitiestogether making the nhs feel celebrated, praised and ALIVE!!
    #dearnhs #weloveyou #❤️ #tedreallygotintoit #thentedtriedtoeatit #highpoochpraise
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  • I was lucky enough to have the best dad in the entire world, (sorry other dads but it’s true) and he was a Sound Desginer for the theatre, that gave me back stage access to a magical world of make believe that made me who I am today. I was also lucky enough to train for three years at drama school that gave me my ride or die friends for life. Then I was lucky enough to be a part of the best cast in the entire world (sorry other casts but it’s true) and perform the best play in the entire world (sorry other plays but it’s true) The Seagull by Anton Chekov. I was lucky enough to work with the best director in the world (sorry other directors but it’s true) @jamielloyd
    I was also lucky enough to be born optimistic, glass half full kinda gal. And I knew the night we waved each other goodbye (gin in hand) we would be seeing each other soon, the show would go on.
    The true spellbinding magic that is telling stories on stage has been my life’s blood passed down through my darling dad and I cannot fathom a world where this art form does not exist. #savethearts has never been more important, we need it, we need it, we need it, without stories to tell I don’t know how we can find our own places of safety and escapism, empathy and love. I know if my favourite human in the world, my dad, were alive today he would be telling me the exact same thing. For him, for all the creatives and crews it takes to tell an audience a story in whatever form they choose, let’s #savethearts #❤️
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  • It is with great honour I present to you my beautiful talented work wife and love @nathalieemmanuel reading the incredible words of Maya Angelou. This reading brought tears to my eyes. Nat would like to dedicate this reading to the global black community, to each and everyone who has been affected by anti-black racism, and the families of those who have lost their kin to the systemic hate that still governs and populates our communities. I am so proud to be able to share this with you all. Hear these words and applaud her now.
    The prescription as it reads in the book is this:
    For the condition of Oppression:
    To maintain one’s strength in the face of the erosive power of oppression can take unbelievable resilience. Maya Angelou’s wonderful poem ‘Still I Rise’ summons exactly that fortitude.

    As a black woman born in the United States of America in the 1920’s, Angelou knew more than her fair share of racism and it’s power to stifle hope. Yet her generation is the one that finally overcame the segregationist Jim Crow laws and brought civil rights to people of colour in the USA. The battle is far from over- people in every country on earth are battered by racism on a daily basis- but Angelou’s poem remains as a rallying call to maintain hope and stand tall. It is in the human spirit to overcome. You may be trampled into the dirt, but still, like dust, you’ll rise.

    Wherever you are, and whatever difficulties you face, remember that your internal world is always solely your own. Perhaps you have been robbed of your metaphorical, or even your literal, treasures; perhaps your ancestors were robbed of their very freedom. Still, as Angelou reminds us, dignity and determination in the face of oppression can become weapons; and pride and strength are a rebellion in themselves. Your gold mines survive in your laugh, and your diamonds in your dance. Nobody can take those from you.
    Thank you thank you @nathalieemmanuel for your magic! 🕊❤️🥰🙏🏻 @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy
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  • #ad Had the most glorious time doing my @clinique tutorial.... here’s a little snipbit of what you missed... thank you to everyone who watched and well done if I managed to impart any rookie knowledge of how to get your skin prepped and ready for the re-entry into a post lock down world.. 😝😘🚀#cliniquepartner @cliniqueuk @clinique
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  • This is important for all of us in the industry to encourage and participate in discovering and supporting black creators. This is bigger than today, than this week, than this moment, this is for our collective future. Black lives matter. Black voices need to be heard. We need to see a change and see it last.
    #repost @freethework
    There are many filmmaking collectives , festivals , and networks that have been dedicated to discovering and supporting Black creators across the industry . They have not just popped up overnight : they have deserved attention for a long time . We compiled a list of some of the US - based organizations you can ' discover ' and support with donations right now .
    Note : This list will be constantly updated on freethework.com . If you have any global recommendations for us to consider and include , please contact culture@freethework.com .
    Swipe up in our story , click on the BLM highlight on our page , or visit freethework.com to find direct links to support these groups.
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    #justiceforgeorgefloyd matters. #justiceforahmaudarbery matters
    #justiceforbreonnataylor matters. Donate to:
    We are not immune to this here in the UK. It is everywhere. Honestly I have struggled to find the right and truthful words to write here, I’m trying to educate myself so I can not be part of the problem. Please do the same.
    An organisation to aid your understanding in the uk is inquest.org.uk, and you can support affected families via https://uffcampaign.org/
    Beautiful artwork by @shirien.creates
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  • The magical beautiful Thandie Newton graces us with Love after Love by Derek Walcott. Her charity of choice is @vdayorg an brilliant organisation I urge you to check them out! Thandie we love you and your incredible talent!
    Here is the prescription as it reads in @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy
    Condition: Intertia When Alone
    I see a lot of people in my Pharmacy sessions who tell me that they can’t do anything when they’re on their own. IF they had a visitor, they could entertain: cook, buy food, be cheerful and welcoming. Yet somehow the motivation to do this for themselves is very hard to come by. Left alone, they don’t believe that they’re worth the effort. Similarly, I meet person after person who funnels all their energy into helping and caring for others, yet has no regard for their own wellbeing. It’s as if they see themselves as the only people on earth not deserving of love and kindness. There’s a fundamental unfairness in this: a sense that people are wilfully selling themselves short.
    It seems to me that a crucial objective of existence is to come to terms with oneself. Learning to like ourselves is something we all battle with, young and old. It’s a constant, permanent progression, and it’s never truly complete. But when you can look yourself in the eye and actually cherish yourself- when you can recognise who you are with all your faults, and be happy with that- then you’ll see that you are no less worthy of kindness than your friends and guests. You’ll be able to speak kindly and politely to yourself, no longer tearing yourself down as you might an enemy, but instead bolstering and encouraging yourself as you would anyone else.
    We devote so much time to self-analysis in our modern lives, to wondering why we aren’t happy or whether other people see our flaws as plainly as we do. Many of us resort to pills and alcohol, and sometimes even less healthy habits, just to keep ourselves in some semblance of balance. Yet all most of us really need is to come to terms with who we are. Unfortunately, there is not an over-the-counter remedy for this. Fortunately, however, it is entirely within our grasp.
    Thank you thank you @thandienewton ❤️🙏🏻
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  • The beautiful, breathtaking talent that is Andrew Scott reads for us ‘Everything is Going to be All Right’ by Derek Mahon. Andrew has asked to dedicate this to Men Against Cancer Ireland https://macprostatecancersupport.ie/men-against-cancer/ Andrew we salute you! 🕺

    It comes under the prescription for need for reassurance. Here’s how it reads as written in the book @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy
    There are moments in life when the banal suddenly, and quite without warning, becomes the transcendent. Perhaps a shaft of afternoon light paints a familiar view an unfamiliar gold; perhaps dust in a sunbeam or the dance of sparks above a fire transport you, for a long instant, to somewhere else altogether. The almost magical-seeming reflections of ripples on a ceiling are transfixing in just the same way.
    In moments like these- awe-struck moments when the ferocious beauty of the everyday catches us unawares- we are often moved to a reassessment. One flash of sunlight can be all it takes to give us the sense of possibility that can change everything. As a great sufferer from depression myself, I find a small moment like this, a sudden splash of serenity and beauty, can provide the impetus needed to run my mood around. Not completely, perhaps, and not permanently- but sometimes a small push is all any of us is waiting for.
    Derek Mahon’s poem ‘Everything is Going to be All Right’ describes wonderfully the feeling of that little push and reassessment. And there’s something hugely powerful, too, about its final line. When my children are suffering and I hold them in my arms, it seems to be the most natural mantra in the world: Everything will be all right. There’s a comfort to those words, whether or not they’ll prove to be true. OF course, some wounds don’t heal, and some wrongs go un-righted. But in the grander sense, in the everything sense, things to tend to be all right.
    Too often, our pain is either in our heads or magnified beyond all proportion. If we can learn to manage it, if we can find that oasis of calm in the reflection of the waves, then we might find that out problems are not as all-consuming as we imagined.

    Thank you thank you Andrew!
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  • The one, the only, the legend that is Stephen Fry reads Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon. His charity is @mindcharity. An incredible mental health organisation that does beautiful work for all those in need.
    This poem comes under the ailment of Depression, here is the prescription as written in the book:
    Condition: Depression
    The difficulty with depression is that it can make you believe illogical things. Once it has its hooks in you, you can end up feeling like you’ll never pull yourself free without unravelling completely. There’s no escape, you tell yourself. This is just who you are now; this is how you’re going to feel for the rest of your life.
    Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Time and again, in my life and the lives of my Poetry Pharmacy patients, I have known and witnessed those wonderful, transformative moments that wrench you out of misery and show you the glory of the world as if it were a brand-new discovery. You can start the day hopeless and end it knowing that everything is going to be OK. Life can change very, very quickly, often turning on moments or causes that you would never have expected.
    I love the sense in Siegfried Sassoon’s poem ‘Everyone Sang’ of a sudden unfurling of possibility and excitement. In a flash, happiness is not only imaginable but rushing out of you- rushing out of everyone- like a flock of birds in flight. It will bowl you over; it will leave you breathless with laughter. I give this to patients to let them know that they have something to look forward to. Their moment of singing will come; and when it does, they will know that it was always inevitable.
    Thank you Stephen!! (Trying to keep my fan girl in check here...) 🙏🏻🙌❤️ @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy
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  • Happy international nurses day to all nurses and midwives! Today I am very proud to be a Royal Collage of Nursing ambassador. Thank you to all nurses and midwives, without you, we would be lost 🙌🙏🏻❤️ @thercn @rcnfoundation @nhs #❤️
    To show your support for nurses and to watch this video again, click on the link in my bio #NursesDay 🎂🙌👌
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  • The 3 stages of Ted’s love language. Licking is introduced at a distance. Zero understanding of human kiss. Screw it gimme your face.
    #sleepeatrepeat #🥰 #🕺
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  • The heaven sent Helena Bonham Carter has gifted us a glorious rendition of ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver. Her charity is the Camden Psychotherapy Unit (CPU) a brilliant organisation that helps those who can’t afford therapy the ability to heal.
    In @thepoetrypharmacy this poem falls under Self Recrimination. Here’s the prescription as it reads in the book:

    There’s something about nature in poetry that always seems to speak to people. The natural world brings with it an extraordinary sense of vigour and renewal one which, in turn, provides the perfect springboard for rethinking our own problems and difficulties. There’s no worry so great that it can’t be made small by the sweep of wild geese across an endless sky. The scale of such images helps us to escape from the constrained- and often urban- emotional patterns in which we can so easily become stuck. They prompt us to say to ourselves: ‘I can. I can overcome.’ In its seventeen lines, Mary Oliver’s ‘Wild Geese’ communicates a wonderful and quietly radical idea: that we might treat the soft animals of our bodies with kindness. Allow yourself to love what you love- not only whom, you’ll notice, but what. Feeling needn’t always be help in check by rationality, especially when so many of our desires and compulsions relate to the animal in us. Rather than fight it, we should celebrate and nurture our animal self: so much stupider than us in some ways, and let, in other ways, so much wiser.
    The attempt to civilise ourselves is often our greatest source of pain. Imagine a life in which we did not have to repent an undignified desire, or a so-called ;sinful’, ‘bestial’ or ’savage’ thought. Oliver tells us that there is no need for the self-flagellation that seems part and parcel of being a person, of being good. There is a small, wide-eyed animal within each of us that doesn’t understand why we keep kicking it. All we need to do to overcome is to treat ourselves like a loyal pet: with love, forgiveness and understanding.
    Thank you thank you Helena!! ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️ https://donate.justgiving.com/donation-amount?uri=aHR0cHM6Ly9kb25hdGUtYXBpLmp1c3RnaXZpbmcuY29tL2FwaS9kb25hdGlvbnMvOWQ0ZTYzYTk2OGY1NDQ5ZjlmO
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  • Mid-“my batter looks like its thrown up on itself, how about yours?!” Chat... THIS is how I throw a cook-along party, (in Covid time that IS a thing I swear) full of mess and big arm gestures in lieu of actual cooking knowledge.
    Ted @gommie_poem and I were joined in my messy kitchen by 12 beautiful souls as we all made and ate...pancakes! 🥳 (a soufflé seemed a bridge too far)
    Quote of the meal “mine look like chicken fillets” (to be fair I found a recipe that didn’t need flour so things got a little... DENSE. 😋) This roaring good time we all had was a thank you for the incredible donations these wonders made towards @sameyouorg Covid Relief fund. We have created an online clinic for brain injury recovery which is growing into something truly magic.
    #illbrushuponmywhiskingskills #👩‍🍳 #❤️ #👌
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  • Episode two!! All hail The magical talented kind man that is @idriselba. He is reading The Point by Kate Tempest. (A BEAUTY of a poem) His Charity shout out is for Food Banks - google your nearest one if you’re able to help them in anyway!
    Here is the prescription as it appears in @thepoetrypharmacy book:
    Condition: Fear of Loss
    Sometimes, even in the midst of great happiness or beauty a shadow can fall over us. We can be caught up in enjoyment, living in the moment, and then all of a sudden we take a step back. This can’t last, we remember. The laughter will end; the children will grow up; the sun will set. In that realisation, each joy can come to feel like a threat: just one more thing that we will one day loose.
    And yet, of course, to hoard our joys like a dragon on a pile of treasure will do us no good at all. The more we scrabble to keep a hold on those things we love, the less we allow ourselves to spend time loving them. Misers may hold onto their gold, but they never have the chance to spend it.
    In this wonderful poem, Kate Tempest demonstrates something remarkably like the Buddhist idea that peace comes from ’non-attachment’. This attitude can seem counter-intuitive, but it is really only a matter of not allowing your bonds to own you- by not allowing yourself to want to own them.
    Anguish, the Buddhists say, is the result of taking transitory things- the world, people, possessions- and forming attachments to them built not on an acceptance of their impermanence, but on a fear of their loss. This can soon lead to a wish never to form any kind of bond at all, lest it one day be broken. But if we allow ourselves no attachments, where will we find joy?
    Instead, like Tempest, we must treasure beauty and happiness without allowing their loss to sting us- or make us afraid of taking pleasure in life to begin with. Because for everything that is lost, every sun that sets, there will come a new joy, a new beauty, a new sunrise. Trust in tomorrow to bring out something new. Who knows: it may even be better than today.
    THANK YOU IDRIS!! 🙏🏻🙌❤️
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  • Helping with the recycling, then helping himself to my entire heart. And shoe collection. And laundry. And face.
    And still I can’t tell him off... #couldyou?! #stillamoremanagablelovelife #canthelplovingthatmanofmine #❤️ #🕺 #🙌 #😂
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  • Hello beauties, this is by way of a little introduction and the first poem in this series of poetry pharmacy goodness for the time of Isolation and Covid. I will he joined in the coming weeks by friends and performers who will be reading aloud poetry for the heart and soul. They will tell you about their poem and it’s prescription, and also about a chairty that means something to them. I’ve donated to each and every organisation that is mentioned. I do hope you enjoy and get to hear about some incredible charities that are doing all they can for those in most need today.. (ps if you want to get a copy all of your own the book is available on iBooks!) ❤️🥰👌 @sameyouorg @thepoetrypharmacy @thepoetryremedy
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  • Dearest Instagram- The question we are all asking... can you help the NHS? Helpforce is here to connect volunteers and donations. It can find food, clothes,phones, counselling and care for nurses, doctors, and patients in hospitals. If you think you can help, or if you are a hospital in need of help, please follow this link and help them build an army of kindness and be the silver lining to this crisis.
    #helpnhs #helpusall #🙏🏻 #❤️
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  • Dearest ones, from my isolation booth I write to you with a plea for help!
    Due to the current frightening and ever changing coronavirus emergency please would you help me raise £250,000, by donating through the link in my Bio, to provide stroke and brain injury patients with essential support!! This fund will also help in freeing up the hospital beds needed to deal with the pandemic, to care for those who also need a space to heal.
    100% of your generosity will fund virtual rehab clinic support in the coming weeks... a very big task and a very big ask but you are all very big hearted souls so I know you’ll want to help me help them! ❤️🏆❤️ @sameyouorg #togethertogethertogether
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  • Ah... the black and white thrill of rehearsal photos... here’s a little sneak peak at the moody, joyous, Russian intensity in action... all this coming to @playhousetheatrelondon thanks to our fearless leader @jamielloydco from March 11th-May 20th.
    Buy now if you dare.... 😎🏆🤘 #orifyoufeellikesettlingintoadamnfineplay
    #theatrebabyatheartandsoul #❤️ #🤩 📸 by @marcsbrenner 👏
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  • BIG NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! 🏆👏🏆 fancy watching me and my deliriously talented cast in The Seagull @jamielloydco treading the boards at the @playhousetheatrelondon
    And you're under 30, a key worker or receive benefits, you have 48 HOURS to book for our special £15 performances of @JamieLloydCo's #SeagullWestEnd.
    Head to atgtickets.com/seagull15 to find the special seats!! Theatre IS for everyone. Welcome one and all!
    #🕊 #🙏🏻 #❤️
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  • And... Here’s a little sneak preview of my @voguemagazine video we shot to show you all how we do it right for BAFTA’s... head over to vogue to watch the full thing!
    We talk Teddy, what it takes to get me out the door and onto the carpet and how @clinique is exactly what the skin doctor ordered, especially 2 nights on the trot.
    Its a HOOT. (Ive been assured....I’ll leave you to be the deciding vote..) @voguemagazine - YES IM IN VOGUE!!! Waaahhahah!!!! #bafta2020
    @lynseyalexander @sammcknight1
    Aka my ❤️💃❤️ #reddancingladylove #❤️
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  • .......Better late than never?! 😎 (I realise in social media terms this happened 4 century’s ago but.....) #bafta2020 what a dreamy night of glitz and glammer, sky high heels and DREAM TEAMS! 💃🙌 We braved the cold and we donned our best, @schiaparelli did me a frock of pure magic, @lynseyalexander @sammcknight1 @petraflannery @chloebeeneystyling @rebeccajadewilson_nails bringing the heat and the 90’s vibes... what more could a gal ask for eh?! Yes, the answer is Lord Teddington The Third.
    Safe to say he celebrated by immediately pooing upon my arrival home.
    #whosaidwedonthaveglamouroffthecarpet?! #offigotoworkonmyChekhov #🤘 #❤️ #💃
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