Category Archives: Psychology

Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great … Continue reading

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Tolerance works

To quote Syliva Kryz from Hit and Run, “Hate begets hate, vengeance only leads to vengeance, violence feeds on itself. Only love can stop the endless cycle. Only love can turn hate into love.” A rule of the universe is, … Continue reading

Posted in Bob's Books, compassion, philosophy, politics, Psychology

Child raising for a better world

Imagine a society in which people don’t get angry, regardless of the provocation. Does that sound impossible? Please read this little report on the research of several anthropologists with the Inuit. The hardy people of the North don’t suffer from … Continue reading

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Facing extinction, from a beloved nephew

Good evening dear uncle, Hope you are well. For the last few years Skye and I have been understanding and coming to terms with: i) Western civilisation, and ii) Its ecocidal and generally anti-life agenda, and iii) Death and extinction. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, environment, philosophy, Psychology, Uncategorized

Following from yesterday …and on Google Play Bookstore

What a strange name for an online bookshop, but who am I to argue? Right now, From Depression to Contentment is on special for $4.50. Not bad for, basically, ten years’ work.

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From Depression to Contentment is NOW AVAILABLE

Galloping climate change… Pesticides leading to extinctions… Hate and division and insane politicians… You’d need to be crazy to stay sane in today’s world. Fortunately for me, I have a set of tools to stop me from jumping off the … Continue reading

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Dope drags you down

Marijuana, like alcohol, is known as a central nervous depressant, but a new, large scale study shows it’s worse than that: smoke dope in your teenage years, and you risk depression in adulthood. My personal attitude has always been that … Continue reading

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Only Love can create peace

Please read this wonderful, inspiring essay by Simon Baron-Cohen. He is an expert on empathy, which he has studied through examining its absence for people with autism-spectrum disorders. Here, he applies the lens of empathy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The … Continue reading

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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.

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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

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