Why I Don't Believe in HolidaysMonday, January 05, 2015

Every summer throughout my childhood, my family would travel north for our annual holiday. It was blissful and exciting; easily the most fun time of the year. 

Every summer throughout my childhood, my family would travel north for our annual holiday. It was blissful and exciting; easily the most fun time of the year. We would spend the year anticipating its end- Christmas, New Year's Eve, and then our holiday. Then, when the holiday was over, we wo ..
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Thank you Emma Watson!Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The concept of the New Masculine & Feminine was given worldwide attention this week courtesy of Emma Watson's speech at the United Nations on Saturday 20 September 2014.  

The concept of the New Masculine & Feminine was given worldwide attention this week courtesy of Emma Watson's speech at the United Nations on Saturday 20 September 2014. In her speech, Watson said, "If men don't have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won't feel compelled t ..
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The Power of EmpathyWednesday, August 27, 2014

We all react to the moods and behaviours of others, but we are all more empathic that we realise. Most people think that empathy is something we actively choose to engage in, such as during a deep and meaningful conversation or when we are moved by another person's story. In fact, fascinating studies show that our brains empathise even when we are passively observing others.  

We all react to the moods and behaviours of others, but we are all more empathic that we realise. Most people think that empathy is something we actively choose to engage in, such as during a deep and meaningful conversation or when we are moved by another person's story. In fact, fascinating st ..
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Incorporating Wellbeing into Public LifeThursday, August 07, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I came across this article in The Guardian about whether mindfulness can be legitimately integrated into society. In the UK, there is currently an All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry on Wellbeing Economics, otherwise known as the Parliamentary Wellbeing Group. This Inquiry is exploring how wellbeing processes can influence budget allocations, and whether a values shift can bring non-material factors into the political discourse. Formed in March 2009, it exists to:
 

A couple of weeks ago, I came across this article in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/mindfulness-hijacked-business-parliamentary-inquiry?CMP=new_1194) about whether mindfulness can be legitimately integrated into society. In the UK, there is currently an All-Party P ..
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An interesting study was published in 2010 in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. It suggested that our personalities are set by the time we are in Year One, which is the age of six. The study interviewed people across four decades and found strong correlations between their behaviour at six and their behaviour in middle age. They looked at things like verbal fluency, adaptability, impulsivity and the tendency to self-minimize. "We remain recognizably the same person," study author Christopher Nave said. "This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts."

Different Personalities in the Playground 

An interesting study was published in 2010 in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. It suggested that our personalities are set by the time we are in Year One, which is the age of six. The study interviewed people across four decades and found strong correlations between t ..
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Conscious MotheringSunday, May 11, 2014

I spent several years at university studying the nuances of gendered narratives. I was convinced that the life paths of men and women should be the same, and that any gender differences were socially constructed. 

I spent several years at university studying the nuances of gendered narratives. I was convinced that the life paths of men and women should be the same, and that any gender differences were socially constructed. And then I had a baby. I grew another human inside me for over nine months. ..
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Which World Do You Live In?Wednesday, May 07, 2014

 

We all live in two worlds: our inner and outer worlds. Our outer world is our ego story. It is our shell, our mask, and our visible life. It encompasses our name, our identity, our family, and our day-to-day routine. In this world, we shop, we work, we spend time with friends, we pay b ..
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