Category Archives: Psychology

Nancy Wagaman reviews From Depression to Contentment

A delightful and uplifting read for any human being! Essential reading for anyone dealing with depression. The time is right for this book. The world is begging for solutions to the challenge of depression becoming so pervasive across all regions … Continue reading

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Magic mushrooms for depression

I haven’t read the original research report, but this writeup in the Guardian. The active ingredient of “magic mushrooms” was given to people with long term depression, who had tried both talk therapies and standard antidepressants with no effect. Here … Continue reading

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The psychology of denial

I’ve been researching an essay I hoped to submit to a major venue, and my friend Sven Ake Bjorke has been collaborating with me. He is a retired climate scientist, I retired from psychological work, so we were the ideal … Continue reading

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Joey Garcia: a lady who inspires me

If you read this essay, you’ll know why. Or OK, to save you the time, here is a summary: She was born in Belize, a small Caribbean country that used to be a British colony, but she grew up in … Continue reading

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How to improve your inner beauty

This is a brief extract from From Depression to Contentment: Send out good The most important good thing you can send out is metta. What is that? Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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