Evan on June 3rd, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Mirror Games: Confusion When We Influence Our Environment. It is about that difficult time in relationships when we aren’t sure who is influencing who and who is responsible for what, and it is awfully difficult to know what to […]

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Evan on May 24th, 2010

I have a couple of friends who always seem to be processing the same issue at the same time. It may be intimacy or friendship or establishing an income. The issues have been quite varied. This happens even if they haven’t been in touch much in the time in between. They are around the same, […]

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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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When we set out to study old age, we are to some extent studying recent history. We are studying the way the currently old behaved in their youth and middle age. And this can be 20, 50 or even 70 or more years ago, if we are looking at the very old. Things have changed […]

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Evan on February 19th, 2010

Personal Development for Smart People: the conscious pursuit of personal growth by Steve Pavlina I like Steve Pavlina I like Steve Pavlina – I like his adrenalin-junkie style. I like how he pushes the boundaries and is always trying stuff (like sleeping twenty minutes every four hours instead in one block as usual). I like […]

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Evan on January 17th, 2010

Some Australians (those as old as me), will be able to remember ‘Kingswood Country’ – a sitcom that ran for a few seasons and was quite popular. It was about a family – the father was called Ted. Ted was a fairly crass and insensitive character. When Ted had a difficulty with something he often […]

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Evan on January 14th, 2010

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is a follow-up to a post I did earlier on dependence and independence. In the comments people asked about how dependence and independence applied to finance. This is my attempt to answer this question. This is the first of two parts. […]

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Evan on September 25th, 2009

Some years ago now some researchers wanted to study the oldest and healthiest populations. They marked these on a map with blue circles. And so these areas came to be known as “Blue Zones”. There is an on-going project to research these long-lived and healthy people. The results of studying these people – giving us […]

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