I forgot my handcuffs! A true story of snatching life-saving lessons from the jaws of humiliating failure

We are over halfway through the year. Before I tell you about my recent life-changing-hideous-failure-induced epiphany, how’s those New Year’s resolutions going? I was one of several behavior change experts interviewed for a Next magazine article ‘Resolution Reboot‘. The article … Continued

Emo-eating? A simple psychology strategy for busting emotional eating habits

We don’t usually do emotional eating alone. Yes, I said “we”. We like company. But preferably not human company. We prefer the electronic kind: TV, films, even the computer will do. You know the kind of emotional eating I’m talking … Continued

What would a German do? (aka how to work less and get more done)

(From my newsletter dated .. ummm .. early 2018?) I have a bunch of virtual t-shirts. Have you ever seen the t-shirt saying “What would Jesus do?”  Well, I have a new virtual t-shirt saying “What would a German do?!” Workaholism … Continued

How to tell when your inner critic is lying through its teeth!

[4 minute psychology] “Thanks Rebecca, now I feel like less of a Ph.D. fuck up”. The ex-doctoral student was responding to my congratulations on his job promotion. He hadn’t completed his Ph.D. I wish everyone had a Ph.D. Then everyone … Continued