[1 minute psychology] There’s no such thing as laziness

There is no such thing as laziness. People hate this, but it’s true. There is no legitimate psychological construct known as laziness. If laziness was a recognized psychological construct, it would lie between “lay psychology”, and “lazy eye” in my … Continued

My HuffPost article: NZ’s dirty secret (aka why I’m a raging meninist as well as a feminist)

This is the article that got me a spot as a Huffington Post contributor. It’s dedicated to two heroes: the courageous young woman in the Stanford sexual assault case and rugby hero and courageous anti-depression campaigner, Sir John Kirwan. The precursor to … Continued

Procrastination is a phobia – and can be cured like one

[3 minute psychology] The ten minute timer trick (described here) for beating procrastination may appear simple, and it is, but there’s some intriguing – and very useful – psychology behind it. First, a definition of phobia: phobia n. a persistent and irrational … Continued

A love letter to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

It is fitting that I located a book on magic in a magical bookshop. Unity Books, the bookshop situated in quirky colorful High Street, Auckland – is the best book shop in my world. It’s the magical book shop you see in films. … Continued

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