There is nothing new under the sun.

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun”. Ecclesiastes 1:9 Old Testament It …

I look, this is what I see

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” Henry David Thoreau I do psychology that is one of the things I do amongst many other things. I try with conscious intent …

Life, life is a verb, life is a doing word

I have a friend who did the clinical masters with me, Margaret. After seeing a client for therapy she would very happily trot out of the room nodding her head slowly, reassuringly saying, “There’s movement, …

The messages we get in life

It is impossible to not send messages; we are all communicating all the time with or without words, directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, with awareness or without awareness. The issue is that for some …

Repairing the world

Tikkun Olam It is said that the creation of the world was left incomplete, this was done we are told to allow each of us to help complete creation by our constructive actions. Whether one …

How many worlds do you live in?

“I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several. Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Maria Rilke- Poets.org  http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/295 …

You can be whatever you want to be?

I used to run guidance classes at the school with the kids. I was always intent on pushing the issue of knowing yourself. As part of my attempts to “disturb complacency”, a pivotal concept I …

“There is no such thing as freedom.”

An attempt to clarify the meaning of the words freedom and free-will and to place them in a psychological context. Is there a statement more likely to provoke consternation from people than to submit that …

The psychology of coping

Is a difficult and challenging event inherently stressful or is it experienced as stressful? This important question lies at the heart of understanding how people successfully cope or not. It is evident to all that …

Hearing, meta-hearing & herring

I had to change a bank card number with PayPal today. I sent an email to the contact desk to express my concern that a link to verify my new card was not working. The …