Frances Ducommun

Press Services International

Frances Ducommun is from Brisbane Australia, a student of philosophy and artistic endeavors. She thinks she's funny, is constantly covered in cat hair and will substitute sleep with reading if no one keeps an eye on her. 

  • Facing the Impossible

    Myanmar has been beaten down by its military dictatorship for the last 50 years, yet they do not carry themselves as victims. With the recent developments towards democracy, the people were full of hope, ready to exercise this newfound freedom.

  • Conversational Judo

    Just as there are tricks to skateboarding, art, or anything in life, there are tricks to processing information. So here are a few tricks they don't teach in school.

  • Tame the Fear, not the Storm

    I was struggling for months with disabling anxiety when I felt another panic attack approaching. As the fear coiled up my gut, I suddenly experienced the sensation of rain hitting me – my mind converted the emotion to sensation.

  • “Make Your Marriage a Success”

    Josiah Gray and I will be getting married next month. In preparation for the marriage, I'm reflecting on the best advice we've received in going forward. I am unsure if these are the keys to a successful marriage, I write this article wryly, knowing many of you know better what will work. These are just pieces of advice passed onto us, that we will be testing out going forward.

  • Democracy’s Fatal Flaw

    After the world’s first democracy was birthed in Athens 500 BC, its flaws became fatally obvious. Socrates was an inquisitive soul born in Athens and, after becoming a decorated war hero, devoted his life to serving Athens through teaching wisdom.

  •  A Forgotten Fact of Eden

    Listening to a podcast of Jordan Peterson, the idea of “grand narratives” was raised. Peterson mentioned a narrative that shaped cultures, unconsciously told by billions of people in their actions and dreams.

  • Accidental Witchcraft

    The instructions of the Facebook event had led me to a bonfire in a park. I joined the group of strangers sitting in the warm glow and it wasn’t long before I realized that many of those whom I was chatting with were involved in the occult.

  • Truth v. Logic

    Just because something is logical does not make it true. Here is an example: Premise one: All men are pigeons. Premise two: Socrates is a man.

  • Relationship Advice You Haven’t Heard

    Imagine if we spiritualized other areas of life the same way we did relationships?