Category Archives: Psychology

The bible and homosexuality

This is a brief extract from You Can’t Escape Destiny, the second volume of my Doom Healer Series. I have recently pestered two publishers regarding these books. Hopefully, one of them will snap it up. Tuesday, in the school staffroom … Continue reading

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How to be WAY above normal: an interview

In December last year, Dr Paul Mason interviewed me on his video show, “Idioms of Normality.” The episode has now gone live, and I think you will enjoy our chat. Paul is an impressive young man with impressive qualifications. When … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Amy Lyman

From the moment I saw the eagle soaring above the snow-capped peaks on the cover, I was hoping the pages inside would be as captivating. I am not disappointed. I personally do depression, as Dr. Rich would say. After reading … Continue reading

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Pre-surgery visualisation

A long term friend and writing colleague is expecting to face complicated surgery. I wanted to send her the pre-surgery visualisation I use, then realised, it may interest many more people. So, here it is for your enjoyment. Meditation tunes … Continue reading

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Cheaper to improve your memory, until New Year’s Day

This is Issac Robledo’s book, Practical Memory: A Simple Guide to Help You Remember More & Forget Less in Your Everyday Life. Barnes and Noble have selected a number of books to discount, including this one. Issac’s email said the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Rhobin Courtright asked her faithful bunch of bloggers to “write a short story, flash fiction, or use an excerpt from one of your books.” So, here is a chapter from my current work, Lifting the Gloom. Matthew Trotter stared at … Continue reading

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The loneliness of Christmas

Christmas is stereotyped as a time of happiness, but that ain’t so for many people. In our fragmented society, those lacking family and friends are even more isolated because they think everyone else is happy. Here is an excellent article … Continue reading

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The rage of a punctured empty vessel

Bandy X. Lee is an expert on understanding violence. Before the 2016 US elections, she coordinated a book with a whole heap of other psychological experts to warn about the dangers of Donald Trump. Every one of the predictions in … Continue reading

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Long COVID: a question and answer

From Hilton Hiley: Hi Bob, I am glad you survived your opportunity to die, and amazed you could make me laugh about your experience. [Hilton is referring to my post, My bunyips are safe: 12th life] I wish I had … Continue reading

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Staying sane despite the news

An excellent, brief article in Huffington Post by Julia Ries gives you 7 measures I approve of for caring for your mental wellbeing in our insane times. That man I refuse to call a President has had extraordinary treatment unavailable … Continue reading

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