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Life lesson, Psychology

Life is an adventure

The starring role in the book of your life is you……possibly with the same highs and lows as the hero or heroine who struggles against adversity, sometimes winning sometimes not. So what characters are you playing in your life story and do they still fit with who you are now?

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Psychology

What lies beneath

Hi everyone Remember the Titanic, a doomed ship and a tragic love story. The ship undone by a hulking iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean – Jack and Rose, the unwitting victims of the rigid social divide of a 1912 society. Rest in Peace Jack. Nice one DiCaprio and Winslet. What a tearjerker movie, an […]

Psychology

Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean….

Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean – what lies beneath? The interesting thing about us humans is that we are driven to behave in ways that are not immediately obvious to us – the tricky subconscious mind is responsible for influencing about 90% of our behaviour and accessing that part of the mind is not a […]

Psychology

The fine art of navel-gazing

Hi everyone In ‘Fleas in a jar’, I wrote about the limits people place on themselves and how this affects their ability to achieve what they want in their lives. These limits might be both real and imagined but can seriously stunt ambition and prevent people achieving their goals. So how do you uncover what […]

Psychology

Fleas in a jar

Hi everyone ‘Fleas in a jar’ – a well-known experiment carried out by scientists with clearly too much time on their hands! Simply put, it involved collecting some poor fleas in a glass jar and letting them jump about unhindered as all healthy fleas enjoy doing. After a period of time, the scientists put a […]

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Psychology

What you focus on you get more of…

Hi everyone In the Star Wars movie, The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gonn Jinn says to Anakin: ‘Always remember, your focus determines your reality.’ It’s a slightly corny moment in the movie but the words highlight something that seems to often be true… so well done for the smart writing George Lucas! A person’s focus in certain […]

Psychology

Know yourself

Hi everyone Personal success – what is it and how do we attain it? There are as many theories about what creates personal success as there are choices about what to eat for lunch today. Living and working in Wellington City, the choices about what to eat are many and varied. Walking through the city, […]