Moving towards flourishing — no matter your pandemic mental state

For many, the pandemic has taken mental health out of the four walls of the psychologist’s office and brought it into the everyday – into dinner table conversations and workplace video-calls. We are more comfortable asking each other how we are, and more comfortable answering honestly when we respond ourselves.  [...]

2021-12-09T15:00:59+13:00December 9th, 2021|

Four thousand weeks: Time and how to use it by Oliver Burkeman

Feeling short on time?  Before you do anything else, read this book.   Many of you will know Oliver Burkeman from his weekly Guardian column. In particular, his last one where this piece of advice ranked first: There will always be too much to do – and this realisation [...]

2021-12-10T16:09:42+13:00November 15th, 2021|

Learning not to push on through

By Gaynor Parkin.  Grit. Determination. Perseverance. Pushing on through.  Our Western culture celebrates the qualities of persistence and striving. We love stories of people triumphing over adversity of all kinds. Recently we were right there with Olympic athletes overcoming tremendous odds to win medals.  We are also quick to [...]

2021-10-15T17:43:36+13:00August 25th, 2021|