Category Archives: Psychology

New cover for new book

Please check out the brand new cover pic for my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide. Comments and suggestions are more than welcome. Advertisements

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A beautiful essay about a brutal sport

I wanted to hug British psychiatrist, Dr Benji Waterstones, after reading his wonderful words about Tyson Fury. I don’t follow boxing, but got the history from the essay. Fury became world heavyweight boxing champion, then realised, being on the top … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, philosophy, Psychology

Suicides and drug overdoses rise

A recent CDC report says so. Sadly, this is more evidence, if any was needed, that John B. Calhoun was right. His work with rodents showed that when you stress a population beyond a certain limit, many individuals give up. … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, philosophy, politics, Projects, Psychology

“From Depression to Contentment” has a prepublication page

Here it is. I’ve made up a placeholder cover until the real one comes along. There is a 100 word blurb, the first chapter, table of contents, and several advance reviews from lovely people. I’m open to more advance reviews … Continue reading

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On loving the same sex

People vary in eye colour. Most people are right-handed, but a substantial minority are naturally left-handed. In the same way, some people are simply made in such a way that, from puberty, they are attracted to the same sex. Both … Continue reading

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Response to “You look scared. Are you scared?”

Sami Grover has published a powerful essay at TreeHugger. I wanted to comment on this essay, but could find no comment facility. For the past 20 years, I have lived with the situation Sami describes so well. If any humans … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, philosophy, Psychology


This is an extract from my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide. I will now demonstrate that reincarnation occurs. I will show that it is no more a matter of belief than, say, the adaptive value of … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, Psychology

Loving a whale

In my as-yet unpublished Doom Healer series, there is a young woman, Mariana van Dekelen, whose best friend is a humpback whale. Today, I discovered that there is a young woman outside my computer, who has modelled herself on Mariana, … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy, Psychology

Going thoughtless: a meditation

This little meditative script is an extract from my book, Cancer: A personal challenge. First, you need to determine your major sensory modality. For many people, this is vision. The next most common is words. Think of someone you met … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology

Chocolate icing on the cake of life

Previous posts in Rhobin’s rounds Enjoy a few of my short stories Rhobin’s topic for June, 2018: “How has writing rewarded you? What has it cost you?”   That’s one of my personal cliches: writing is the chocolate icing on … Continue reading

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