Evan on December 7th, 2009

This research was done in Britain. It is about the expectations of children when they enter high school. My reactions to it are quite mixed. The study is Children’s Perception of the Value of Education by Croll and Attwood. A plain English summary is available here. The researchers surveyed 845 pupils during Year 7 (aged […]

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Evan on December 7th, 2009

My interview with Michelle Vandepas is now up on her site Talking Purpose with Michelle. We talked about what it means to live authentically, a danger of meditation, my background as an Evangelical Christian and much more. I hope you like it. You can go to it from here. Would you like to feel less […]

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Evan on December 6th, 2009

Just a pointer to a post by John at Storied Mind on how he healed from depression. It is called Trying to Explain Recovery from Depression. As you can tell from the title John doesn’t think he necessarily completely understands his recovery. The post is written with John’s usual clarity and emphasises the importance of […]

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Evan on December 5th, 2009

Michelle Vandepas has been kind enough to interview me on her show Divine Purpose. We talked a little about my background in Evangelical Christianity, what it means to live authentically, why meditation can be a problem and much more. Michelle and I have been blogging friends for a while now. We realised that we have […]

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Evan on December 5th, 2009

Two studies on the power of thought. The first found that counselling is 32 times more effective than money at increasing happiness (there has been a bit of discussion about this in the blogosphere) – some of the responses are quite possibly evil I think. The second study found that thinking of a loved one […]

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Evan on December 4th, 2009

I have a guest post on Marie’s Coming Out of the Trees blog. Marie’s blog is mostly her journal about recovering from child sexual abuse. This is a very important subject and Marie writes very well. However, if you are dealing with these issues yourself it may not be the time to read it, it […]

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Evan on December 3rd, 2009

My second guest post for the week on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog is Small Steps are Small, But Over Time They Add Up. (You will note that they are both about half the usual length.) This was originally the lead in to my other post on responding to boredom (I thought that […]

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Evan on December 1st, 2009

Hi Folks, Today I have a guest post on Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life. It is mostly a book announcement for How to Cure Boredom. However there is some useful stuff on what we can learn from our experience of boredom as well – it’s not just a book announcement. It’s called Getting Interested in […]

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