Category Archives: 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

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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

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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In my as-yet unpublished Doom Healer series, there is a young woman, Mariana van Dekelen, whose best friend is a humpback whale.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

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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

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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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On having a good life

This afternoon, I happened to chat with a strange girl, about 16 or 17 years of age. As I got on my bike to go, I said (as I often do), “Have a good life.” “You too,” she replied. “Oh, … Continue reading

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Defeating the Blood-red Dragon

Other stories Today is a day of joy: I have the Blood-red Dragon running scared. Oh, she’s not dead, but never again will she drive me to despair, poison my thoughts, sour my life. I have conquered her, after Maureen … Continue reading

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The resilient mindset

Today, I went on my charity walk. I was ready to go, 3 Km (2 miles) I intended to approximately powerwalk, insofar as I can given that I am still recovering flexibility after my hip chop op. The organisers suggested … Continue reading

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