Does this feel familiar? “Addressing conflict (difference) frequently escalates to negative reactions or arguments. I frequently feel confused by people.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Conflict
Cognitive empathy. Do differences in experience and learning explain a disagreement? Could accepting that difference in discussion help build understanding? Continue reading Brain Fertliser: Disagreement and Experiences?
Does this feel familiar? “People and situations consistently don’t match what I expect and I often feel surprised, disappointed, frustrated or disorientated by unexpected consequences.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Expectations
The 1970s think tank, The Bee Gees’ questioned, ‘How deep is your love, how deep is your love?’. Outlined in this piece is a reflective exercise for any curious person to explore this about themselves. Some mixed pop-culture references inside. Continue reading Is it Truman Love? A Thought Experiment
Cognitive empathy: is reason alone enough? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Empathy Minus Imagination?
What’s your perception of judgement? Do you struggle with your own or others’? Living List: My Judgement is an exploration of what my own judgement tells me about my values. Continue reading Living List: My Judgement
An Insider’s Confessions: “I am always listening, caring, and valuing other people for who they are… This person talking to me about their lifelong boating passion is boring… What should I make for dinner? Hang on…” Continue reading How Can I Tell if I’m Being Valued for Myself? 1: An Insider’s Confessions
Are there basic needs and similarities between men and women, often unmet by our society and culture? Do we overlook these similarities by the way in which we perceive the origins of difference? Continue reading Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth Part 1/3
Often reacted to as an awkward issue… The importance of social and personal connection for men in maintaining good mental health (well, important for all humans’ mental health-our society and culture just don’t make this very easy for men).
Part of a series of posts from FB for Mental Health Month Continue reading Men, Mateship and Mental Health
There is so much dehumanising stigma, judgement, prejudice and shame imposed upon people with alcohol or drug dependency by society and by the people themselves. This shame and stigma works against people seeking support for recovery. These days, when I … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use