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    October 11, 2018

    "Bad is stronger than good" is the conclusion reached by Baumeister et al (2001). We are designed as a species to pay more attention and respond to the negatives in life so we are more likely to survive. Negative impressions and ideas are likely to be formed more quick...

    March 18, 2018

     We hold many identities in life. Some because of our relationships (like child or parent), some because of the roles we take on socially (like joker or peacemaker) and still others because of our work. What constitutes our whole self can be a complex kaleidoscope...

    February 17, 2018

    The highly technical world of waterproof outdoor clothing baffles me. I want something that will keep the rain out, the warmth in and allow any ‘glistening’ that I produce to escape. To this end, I am informed that what I require is a membrane and not a barrier: a fabr...

    October 12, 2017

     This second of three blog posts picks up the remaining four of Virginia Mae Axline's eight principles, which serve as guideposts to my practice in non-directive play therapy, where the therapist:

    5. Maintains a deep respect for the child’s ability to solve his/her...

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