Unconsciously Squandered

There’s a line towards the end of Elizabeth’s Stroud’s book, Olive Kitteridge,  when Olive comes to realise something important about her own life: ‘it was because she had not known what one should know: that day after day was unconsciously...

Writing down your goals

Evidence from longitudinal studies indicates that writing down your goals makes it much more likely that you will achieve them. But where and how do you write them? For some time now I’ve been using virtual sticky notes as screen savers on my laptop for goals....

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...