Category Archives: Projects

Healthy eating: the first magic bullet

Recovering the Self is Ernest Dempsey’s blog. What the Dickens is he doing? Having fun every few weeks posting a self-contained part of From Depression to Contentment. He has just let me know that you can read how to use … Continue reading

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The seven magic bullets

Recovering the Self is serialising my From Depression to Contentment. The second instalment is now live. You can read what you need to do to protect yourself from monsters like depression, anxiety, addictions, burnout.

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Staying Sane in a Crazy World

I have discovered an online journal with lots of fascinating content, as described by the title: Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing. How did I stumble upon this gem? My publisher, Victor Volkman, has organised a new … Continue reading

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Less stuff—more joy

This is the motto of an organisation that’s new to me: Take the Jump. The jump is from the consumerism that has consumed the planet to… the lifestyle my wife Jolanda and I have been living since 1978. Do check … Continue reading

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Night sky guided imagery

Make sure you are comfortable, and close your eyes. To get started, we’ll relax our bodies. Take a nice deep breath, and let it settle in your feet. As you breathe out, breathe out all the tension there. Now breathe … Continue reading

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5-session online positive psychology course

On 16th January, my friend Merran Blair and I will run the first of five weekly sessions on how to cope with our crazy world in which the most powerful people on the planet are doing everything to wreck their … Continue reading

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Pop likes to see the gloom lifted

I say I am a Professional Grandfather. Michael Thal refers to himself as Pop. So, we are two of a kind, doing what we can to make the world a better place for the young people of today. In this … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom is officially for sale

My newest book, Lifting the Gloom: Antidepressant writings is available for free at Bobbing Around. However, one of my reasons for publishing it was to have ammunition for giveaways, and for that it needs to be listed for sale, for … Continue reading

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Help my mob to go Green

The Australian Federal elections could happen anytime from August 2021 to May 2022. The date is the Prime Monster’s call. So, we need to be prepared for anywhen. I am very active in my electorate for the Australian Greens. We … Continue reading

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You can NOW read Lifting the Gloom

My latest book is completed, and as good as I can make it. Now I am looking for beta readers to help me to improve it even more. What’s the qualification for being a beta reader? Reading the book. You … Continue reading

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