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"When the dust is settled on our lives, all we get to keep and take with us is our dignity, our integrity and the love and respect we shared with people."
Red Dust Healing Motto
Published in New Things
Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:52

The Psychology of Hair

Last weekend, while walking with my fabulous friend and her nine-year-old daughter, I was called in to "co-parent" (I love that my friend refers to me as that - such a privilege and so generous!). You see, for the first time in her life, little Miss Nine wanted to cut her very long and luscious, thick brown hair which virtually touches her bottom it's that long! The girls at school all have hair just below their shoulders and her mum worried that perhaps the only reason she wanted to cut her hair was to be like everyone else.
Published in Analyse This
Monday, 19 December 2016 21:10

Happy Holidays

Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world's major religions?

Published in New Things

Diana Kirk is a hussy. Who just published her first book. It's called Licking Flames and it's like nothing you've ever read before. But don't just take my word for it - check out her interview with The Psychology of It.

Published in Up Close & Personal
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:46

Faces of India & Nepal: A Story Through Photos

Three weeks ago I returned from one of the most amazing trips of my life, this time through India & Nepal. I may never find the words to write about it. Instead, I'd like to share some of my photos. These are some of the faces of India & Nepal.
Published in New Things

Earlier this year, six-year-old Scarlett (she's 7 now!) wrote to us at The Psychology of It asking a very important question - "Why do people live if they're only going to die?" We answered Scarlett in an open letter. So impressed by the curiosity and intelligence of this young lady, we thought it only fitting to invite her over for a cup of tea and what turned out to be a very special Conversation on the Couch. You can see it here.

Monday, 10 October 2016 22:28

We All Wear It Differently

We All Wear It Differently is a podcast interview series that aims to entertain and inspire early career psychologists by illustrating the diverse world of psychology through conversations with colleagues, peers and mentors.

Published in New Things
Melissa Reeser Poulin is a poet and prose writer with a passion for cultivating creativity in the lives of busy people, especially parents. In her own pursuit of creative fulfillment while raising an active 16-month-old, she has come to embrace shortcuts of all kinds-- including 20 minute workouts and cooking with Trader Joe's. She is an overly ambitious reader with far too many books on her bedside table. 

I first met Lisbeth several years ago in The Literary Kitchen where we were both writing students of American author, Ariel Gore. We reunited two weeks ago back in the Kitchen in a Personal Essay Intensive class. This very personal essay about Lisbeth's experiences living with and managing bipolar affective disorder and symptoms of psychosis lept from the computer at me and I begged her to share it with us at The Psychology of It. We're so grateful she did.

Published in Up Close & Personal
Friday, 09 September 2016 20:38

Music for Grief by Dannielle O'Keefe

Praised for her warm rich tone, mezzo-soprano Dannielle O’Keefe, brings joy to audiences across a broad spectrum of music genres. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne, Dannielle is dedicated to the art of performance and loves to inspire people through music. Not only that, but she is also a TimTam Slam loving mountain climber who has conquered base camp at Mount Everest, Macchu Picchu and Cotopaxi to name but a few. We're so blessed that Danni has also shared her talent for writing with us here at The Psychology of It. This is an article for everyone.

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Published in Analyse This
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