Evan on December 18th, 2007

Image by Nadya Peek At this time of year there is much talking about giving. This can get awfully neurotic.  It’s like an ever-present, and awfully annoying, nanny saying: “Good boys and girls think only of others?”  I don’t want to set up a competing nanny saying: “Good boys and girls think only of themselves”. […]

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Evan on December 15th, 2007

People & Planet: Social Justice & Environment Diary 2008 http://www.peopleandplanet.org.au   This is a diary with 55 pictures put out by 35 environment and social justice organisation.   Worth a thought if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Evan on December 14th, 2007

 Image by Half Chinese This post was provoked, once again,by a comment by DrSteve (whose blog The Top Two Inches I recommend) on my previous post about Heroes and Models. Mentors are very valuable.  The best way to learn a complex behaviour is from a mentor (imagine trying to learn to drive from a lecture!).  […]

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Evan on December 12th, 2007

 Image by triggerhapi Heroes are part of us growing up.  Whether from books, movies or real life we’ve probably all had heroes.  Heroes are the people we want to be.  At the best our heroes help us set our direction, let us know more about who we are and help us take action.  At worst […]

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Evan on December 11th, 2007

A group of ‘elders’ inclusing people like Desmond Tutu have initiated a campaign to get people to personally sign the Declaration of Human Rights (until now it is countries who have signed up). You can find out about it and sign up on the Every Human Has Rights websit. Personally I think to formulate things […]

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Evan on December 10th, 2007

image by billy verdin One of the most helpful pieces of advice for improving relationships that I know is to use “I statements”. An ‘I statement’ is where you state that it is your opinion or view that you are giving. Instead of saying that ‘that’s an awful colour’ or ‘that opinion is so dumb’ […]

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Evan on December 7th, 2007

Firstly the word.  Psychotherapy is made up of two words psyche and therapy.  Psyche means ‘the mind’ or ‘soul’ and therapy means ‘healing’.  So psychotherapy is about healing the mind or soul.  My quick and easy definition of what the soul or mind is: our thoughts and feelings.  This can also involve our physical body […]

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Evan on December 6th, 2007

 Image by jonathunder The Healer and The Ruler are both archetypes concerned with power. This would have been even clearer if I had stuck with Carol Pearson’s name for the The Healer – The Magician. (In Awakening the Heroes Within – a book I recommend highly.) Where there is power there is the potential for […]

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