“You should try therapy.” Pause. What’s your instinctive response to that statement? Agreement? Disagreement? Scepticism? Laughter? Something else? (I’d like to hear what you chose!) In my experience—and I’m sure, that of anyone who’s worked in mental healthcare—scepticism is super common. And I find that equal parts frustrating and fascinating, because a lot of people […]
In which I explore the difference it would make if we re-imagined reviews as an exercise in empathy.
One way to find out about something you’re blind to is to run into it and get smacked in the face. That’s how it’s often happened to me anyway. Like one night when I came face to face with my own unconscious bias within my marriage. I liked to cook over the weekend, so I […]
I write about being human from the perspective of faith, behavioural psychology and technology. Here’s how I think of the three.
A meditation on wealth, envy and who we associate them with.
We are all familiar with the phrase, “Connect the dots.” And yet we spend far more energy collecting dots. Why is that, and what can we do to change it?
Our relationship to tech is changing—and with it our relationships, period—since coronavirus made the jump from medical textbooks to everyday language.
Let’s talk about the threefold power rule I once heard a preacher say people are never jealous of your success; what upsets them is your showing off. It was one of those statements that grab you like the glint of gold catching a miner’s eye, indicating a rich vein of treasure beneath. In this case, […]
It’s never been a better time to traffic in words, but the responsibility has also never been greater.
Why we laugh and how we can make the most of humour Humour is one of the things that’s unique (or as close to it as we can find) to humans, whether it’s rooted in physical comedy, or as is more often the case, communicated through language (another human superpower). There are mammals who make […]