Why we feel alone – and why it isn’t unhealthy to need people

In the world of work the message is, "if you work hard, you can make it big." In the world of therapy the message is, "only you have the answers you need." In the ideology of spiritual living, "you must find your own way." Yet in reality - the greatest gift there is in life is connection.

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So that was the holiday

Exploring the irony of working for a suicide prevention charity while going through my now annual 'festive depression'. Yeah, I wouldn't read it either...

No matter where you go, there you are

First, I confess - my post title is from an 80's cult sci-fi classic, though I can't remember the name. I've been moving house - which makes move number 50-something in my lifetime. This is up there with the worst. Trying to balance keeping my business going, moving etc. has been (insert foul words) exhausting.... Continue Reading →

It isn’t broke and you can’t fix it

Recently the government has called for warning labels on wine as there are on cigarettes. That's right Cameron - we're really stupid. All this time we've been knocking back the hard stuff convinced it's got vitamins and life-giving magical wasp-semen in it. Thank god you're here to help us poor, retarded infants tie our shoes... Continue Reading →

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