Parenting is Tough, but Science Suggests Clear Strategies that Help You to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

In 2018, the American Psychiatric Association identified what they considered to be the three major goals of parenting: “1. Ensuring children’s health and safety 2. Preparing children for life as productive adults, and 3. Transmitting cultural values” Many environmental and biological factors influence a parent’s and a child’s capacity to reach these ambitious goals. However,Continue reading “Parenting is Tough, but Science Suggests Clear Strategies that Help You to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children”

Which Archetype Are You?

Ever notice how any successful story throughout history tends to have a similar cast of characters? If you haven’t bothered counting, I’ll let you know that most characters will fall into one of 12 principal roles, and this explains why and how we can find favourite stories so relatable. Carl Gustav Jung, a famous psychoanalyst,Continue reading “Which Archetype Are You?”

Do the Little Things We Do Matter?

I love the above quote by Lao Tzu. It really highlights that all of the little choices we make in life are important, especially in the long run. Not any choice or particular action unless it is unusually severe or unforgivable. I’m talking about the little things that we do regularly, which accumulate over timeContinue reading “Do the Little Things We Do Matter?”

Ten Traits of Highly Successful People

In 2004, Tom Butler-Bowden, an Australian born author based in England, released the book ’50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom for Work & Life from 50 Landmark Books’. As well as summarising classic books such as Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’, and Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Get Rich’, Butler-Bowden also suggests his own list ofContinue reading “Ten Traits of Highly Successful People”

What Makes Some Things Fade Fast, and Others Stand the Test of Time?

After writing this blog for just over three years now, I find it quite interesting to see what types of posts are immediately successful and which articles continue to be successful over a long period of time. The most popular blog post that I have written since 2015 is titled ‘How Have Intimate Relationships Changed OverContinue reading “What Makes Some Things Fade Fast, and Others Stand the Test of Time?”

It’s Okay to Still Fall into Life Traps… We All Do!

Life traps are self-defeating ways of perceiving, feeling about, interacting with oneself, others, and the world. If you want to get a sense of what your life-traps may be, the book ‘Reinventing your life’ by Jeffrey Young is an excellent place to start, as it goes into 11 different ones. If you want a moreContinue reading “It’s Okay to Still Fall into Life Traps… We All Do!”

Change is Possible (and Inevitable)!

I haven’t announced it on my blog until now, but there have been many changes for me lately… After an amazing five years of Clinical work at the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre and Victorian Counselling and Psychological Services, I have decided to finish up and take on a brand new and exciting challenge. On August 16th,Continue reading “Change is Possible (and Inevitable)!”

25 Ideas That Could Change Your Life

1. KAIZEN A Japanese term meaning “improvement”. I think of Kaizen as ‘continuous improvement’ or “continual change for the better, one small step at a time”, as this is how I first heard of the term. Many successful Japanese manufacturing companies in automobiles and technology have used this exact approach to obtain massive success overContinue reading “25 Ideas That Could Change Your Life”

How Much Could You Change Your Personality in a Year?

In April 2017, I looked at how my personality changed from 2011 to 2017 on the IPIP-NEO, my favourite free online personality test (see the website personality assessor and choose the IPIP-120 if you are interested in taking it). So I wrote this up for the article: Is it possible to change your personality? BeforeContinue reading “How Much Could You Change Your Personality in a Year?”

Can Your Personality Type Change Across Time?

I tried out a new personality test website the other day called 16 personalities. I came up as an Advocate or an INFJ-A. This is a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) type personality test for those who aren’t familiar with the letters: The I means I am an introvert (63%) more than an extrovert (37%) andContinue reading “Can Your Personality Type Change Across Time?”