Short exploration into how we raise boys in a way that leads them to avoid help and adopt life shortening habits.
I’ve been circling around this article for years to be honest… on a recent flight while skimming through my notes I finally spotted the various angles I had been thinking of, and now hopefully I have a clear enough view to convert them into something coherent and helpful. So here are the questions I keptContinue reading “When to change yourself?”
A quick review on social expectations… normalcy and our responsibility to each other.
So I recently did a bit of a deep dive on a few common psychotherapy approaches. I thought I would share some of that info to give people an idea about what counselling actually is. In particular this article will focus on CBT, which is provided via Medicare here in Australia and is quite popularContinue reading “So what is counselling and therapy”
Not really with the definition…. but the intricacies of integrity and discernment challenge me constantly. Who is right, who is wrong? Is my integrity out of whack and needs adjustment? Or should I follow my path? I have come across a few interesting articles lately that have definitely tipped me in a certain direction… These articles talked aboutContinue reading “I still struggle with integrity”
It seems to be a desired value, we are regularly encouraged to speak our minds. But should we? I tend to see the fullest and clearest displays of human values and emotions in movies and books. In our story telling we always seem to end up with the same range of characters, and it’s whereContinue reading “Speak Honestly”
“Nothing is as approved as mediocrity; the majority has established it and fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.” – Blaise Pascal I hadn’t realised “tall poppy syndrome” was an Australian condition until doing a little research. Apparently similar concepts do exist around the world but they aren’t as pervasive as hereContinue reading “Nothing is as approved as mediocrity”
The more I read the more weight I place on the impact and change possible in our lives from understanding and adjusting our own thinking. There is a major blocker to learning and applying Soft Skills. It’s not intelligence… it’s how you think about yourself. You may have read articles about ‘your narrative’ ??? NearlyContinue reading “Our Narrative”
You may be familiar with childhood development theories that suggest who we are is defined by the age of 10yrs old. But what does that really mean… From what I have learnt there are a variety of theories and opinions which tend to generally agree that around the age of 10yrs old we have developedContinue reading “Who we are vs. can be”
You are 4 times more likely to commit to something you have chosen. Scott Keller (a director at McKinsey & Company) recently wrote an article for HBR  which summarises and builds on a very interesting experiment conducted and published back in the 80’s . In this study 53 participants from two different companies thought they were participating in aContinue reading “Being Told”