The Field

We can spend a lot of energy in our lives blaming other people. It can be hard to  let go of past hurts, to stop blaming.  But imagine if there was a place where nobody apportions blame, where we can simply be. Rumi the 13th century Persian poet described such a place...

Game Changer

An interesting area of social psychology is about what influences and persuades us to change in some way and how do we influence others to change? One way of looking at key influences in your life is to look at those moments when you knew that there was no going back....

What would I miss?

Today I heard the very poignant love song ‘I’m not going to miss you’ which Glenn Campbell wrote to his wife recently. Sadly he has Alzheimer’s disease and has now entered long term care. The song opens with the line:’I’m still here...

Waking up

The psychologist Ellen Langer talks about the importance of living with full attention and not mindlessly. Paying attention is about being open to noticing new things, even in situations which seem so familiar to us that we feel we already know them completely. We...

Moments

In the film Boyhood (2014)a group of four actors were filmed over twelve years by the filmmaker Richard Linklater, to capture the journey of the main character, Mason, from a small boy to his first day in college. It manages to record in a stunningly successful way...