Shyness and social anxiety

When I was reading some articles and blog posts in preparation for my Radio Live bit this week (click here to listen to the interview) I came across a survey figure stating 50{1b812f7ed7a77644fff58caf46676f6948311bf403a3d395b7a7f87010507f87} of people in the USA describe themselves as”shy.”  Apparently that figure is rising, as is the number of people being diagnosed with Read more

Your parents were right

Turns out your parents were right, new research shows watching too much TV is bad for you.  This week on Radio Live Tony and I talked about the research that was in the news this week out of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. (Click here for audio of the interview) This world famous Read more

Presence and parenting

So today I talked to Tony Murrell on Radio Live about how we can use the approaches of mindfulness to improve parenting and our connection with our kids. (Click here for a link to the audio). It’s interesting because when you look at the positive psychology literature around parenting, it seems very pessimistic.  Initial studies Read more

Fear of fear

My talk this morning on Radio Live was all about anxiety and how we can use mindfulness skills to help us manage “fear of fear”.  (Click here for a link to the audio) Fear of fear makes us want to block or avoid the primary fear, and when this happens the tangle begins. Normally two Read more

Go with the Flow

My piece this week on Radio Live was focussed on the psychological concept of “Flow.” (click here for a link to the audio) For those of you interested here’s some more about flow and engagement.  Firstly here’s an interview with the researcher who coined the concept, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi from a 2004 TED conference. To read Read more

Tune in

I just wanted to let everyone know that Radio Live have been good enough to give me a few minutes each week to talk about some things that really matter to me.  I’ll be talking to Tony Murrell on the Home and Garden show each week about Mindfulness, positive psychology and giving some tips for Read more

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

A great introduction to stress and the use of mindfulness. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about how to use mindfulness in your day to day life Read more

Time for a change

In case you missed it here’s a link for my interview with Wallace Chapman last Sunday morning: 2013: Time for a change – Audio Player – Audio – RadioLIVE Read more

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