Evan on May 17th, 2009

Albert the Urban Monk has written another superb post. I am quite a fan of Albert. This post is about our inner child. The “inner child” is that part of us that is young and vulnerable. For just about all of us we carry some wounds from our childhood. Healing these releases us into a […]

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I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog.  The last post I wrote on this blog was making the case that people are human in small groups, and that they do things in crowds that they wouldn’t dream of doing to those they know or in a smaller group. Sarah, […]

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Evan on May 13th, 2009

Image by Brian Hillegas A reader asked me to write on the connection between our feelings and our illnesses and disorders. Here is what I have to say. I’ve actually written about it as part of a bigger subject – how our feelings affect other aspects of our experience and how the other dimensions of […]

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Image by erix! This post is in response to a readers question. They asked me (in an email so I’ll keep them anonymous) about the difference between empathy and compassion. My first reaction was a surprised puzzlement, then I realised that I had treated them as meaning pretty much the same, and then I realised […]

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I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called, “Are People Getting Better While the World is Getting Worse?” In my once you know a person’s background it is surprising how well they are doing. People seem to be getting better. And yet the world has urgent problems […]

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Evan on May 7th, 2009

Albert, the Urban Monk, has done me the honour of hosting a guest post by me. It is about the difference that self-awareness and ‘self-development’ work make to our daily lives. This is the part of the Hero/ine’s journey that is often less interesting – the end of the story. The quest with its conflict […]

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Evan on May 7th, 2009

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I am a fan of John at the Storied Mind blog. Well John has done it again – a post that is both very personal and full of insight. It is about both loneliness and depression: how they differ, the different things […]

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Evan on May 5th, 2009

This is just a quick note to alert you to a lovely post by Sarah Luczaj on Isabella Mori’s blog. Sarah is writing about the nature of the “I” in lyric poetry – is it the same as the “I” that does the dishes? What about including the experience of others, or writing in a […]

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