Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector

What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector

The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters.  It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health.  According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?

Has the world gone mad?  Are you afraid of what might happen?  Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?