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Why self-help books don’t always work

Long ago, I discovered self-help books that didn't work. Self-development processes that didn't stick. Self-improvement methods that didn't bring about lasting improvements. It's not that these books, processes and methods…

Geek numb

The last of the five-part series: glad, mad, sad, bad, flat. First there were glad, mad, and sad. (Geek happy, geek rage, geek sad) Then bad entered the mix. (Geek…

It’s not worth feeling angry, is it?

We've all been there. Something's happened and despite your best efforts you can't do anything about it now. You leave it in the past, or so you think. Whenever you…

Sensitive insensitive

Have you ever noticed how it's very often the most insensitive people who are the most sensitive? How they can be insensitive to others feelings but are really sensitive themselves?…

How to kill your intuition

Killing your intuition may not be top of your to do list, at least not consciously. But many intuitively sensitive people unconsciously kill off their intuition: it's "easier" to not…

Gifted…and suicidal

You're gifted, incredibly bright, and everyone thinks you've got it made. But you're depressed. Seriously depressed. I first developed depression after sitting my GCSE exams. I was 15, almost 16.…

The rational logic of emotions

Emotions get a bad rap for being illogical, irrational and unpredictable. They get ignored, suppressed and rejected. And they will still drive you to do things - or get in…