Category Archives: Psychology

Understanding fake news

Fake news is now an academic subject. I was surprised to find a summary of several reputable studies on the subject. Fascinating, if you like to laugh at the human animal.

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On trans

There is both a lot of discrimination against trans people, and also a lot of political correctness, meaning that people keep their prejudices hidden. My attitude is shaped by my general belief system. (Surprise!) First, “Above all, do no harm.” … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, philosophy, Psychology

From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Kamal Gabry

Empowering tools by an expert professional who lives by the Tao Te Ching! Man, I love this Book. It is so rich and enriching! First, it is written by a name I heard about since I was a fellow at … Continue reading

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The onion and the pearl

I used to be an onion. Now I am a pearl. Let me explain. “Mental disorders” have multiple causation. Several things need to combine to cause suffering. One of the most powerful findings in psychology is that childhood trauma is … Continue reading

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What the BookLife Prize judge thinks of From Depression to Contentment

Idea/Concept: Condemning pharmaceutical approaches in handling depression, this practical guide to self-healing presents a commendable alternative to traditional medicine. With a strong case against accepted notions about treating sadness and despondency with drugs, the book adheres to a do-it-yourself plan … Continue reading

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Interviewed from the male perspective

Only… the interviewer was a nice young lady, Lana Turner. I don’t know why she does things from the male perspective, but don’t mind either. Almost everyone seems to like my interviews, but there is at least one exception — … Continue reading

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What point is there in living if humans have destroyed the planet and there’s nothing good left in it?

This was a question on Quora. Please read my answer.

Posted in compassion, environment, philosophy, Psychology

Quora answer on choosing to be childfree

Please read my answer to the question: “Should couples stop having more kids to protect the planet?”

Posted in environment, philosophy, Psychology

Yvonne Rowan reviews From Depression to Contentment

Are you steeped in depression? Feeling sad, but don’t know why? Plunged into a seemingly endless grief? What if you met someone whose greatest joy in life (yes, greatest joy) is to take you gently by the hand and lead … Continue reading

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White crocodiles

Yesterday, I had a sore throat, and a slightly runny nose. I actually decided not to go on my regular bike ride. Today, it’s gone. Everything is fine. Why? I used the guided imagery script I have for dealing with … Continue reading

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