Evan on April 29th, 2010

The paradox of acceptance is that it brings change. This is the topic of a guest blog I have on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. Pushing for change usually brings resistance while accepting the way things are is required to make realistic changes. And accepting who we are is normally needed to make […]

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Evan on April 29th, 2010

Long, long ago, in a universe far, far away (or so the story goes) there was a very strange land. The name of this land was Slauq. In the land of Slauq all the people did all day was compete for jackets. There were many jackets – many colours and styles to fit many shapes […]

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Evan on April 23rd, 2010

Psychotherapy is sometimes accused of being focused on illness. That it doesn’t appreciate the whole of life because it has developed from treating sick people rather than healthy people. I think this is partly unfair. Medical doctors don’t get criticised for focusing on sick people and I think it denigrates the compassion that can be […]

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Evan on April 22nd, 2010

Nacie Carson, a long-time blogging friend has launched a new website dedicated to helping young unemployed or underemployed professionals. It is called The New Opportunists. On the site Nacie lays out a strategy (survive-revive-thrive) to deal with the current employment situation. Nacie has spoken to hundreds of people in their 20’s and 30’s and the […]

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Evan on April 21st, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Changing Ourselves and Changing Others. This is a very big topic to take on all at once. I look at the way that we influence each other and how demanding that others change is likely to produce the opposite. […]

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Evan on April 19th, 2010

This is a guest post by Karen Anderson. I hope you like it. All comments most welcome. It’s a question I often ask myself when people say that faith heals – if faith could really heal, then are those who are spiritual in the prime of health? And if you’re an atheist, does that mean […]

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Evan on April 15th, 2010

Along the way of our lives we accumulate baggage – all those ways of thinking and doing and relating to people. Over time the baggage can accumulate making us narrower and narrower. This is the topic of a guest post of mine on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called The Baggage […]

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Evan on April 8th, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. I thought it was time to look at our context and the impact it has on us from a slightly different perspective. I’m old enough to remember the impact of the discovery that, ‘the personal is the political’. I look at the […]

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