Community Case of COVID-19 Detected in Auckland, August 2021

With this community case in Auckland, we have far less room for lack of consistency in our protective behaviour. We don’t know for certain, but it’s likely that the variant is Delta.  Where we may have got away with not sticking to public health measures so solidly with previous occasions, the odds are stacked against […]

A Different Work-Home Life

This week has started off very differently for a number of reasons. I quit my academic job in late 2018 for many different reasons, but a major driver was wanting to spend more time being able to spend more time as a lead parent. And, for a while, this plan was going well. Arrangements altered […]

Appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors June 30

I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ll be appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, June 30 (Pacific Time). This is part of the TEDxSantaBarbara community, and I’m looking forward to not only connecting back with this community and Mark Sylvester who will be interviewing, but also with the wider TEDx world. […]

Guest on Selfie Podcast with Kristen Howerton

It was a pleasure to be invited to talk about pandemic mental health with Kristen Howerton on her Selfie podcast. Kristen is a Marriage and Family Therapist, the mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2006. I […]

Heading South

Over the last few days I’ve had the privilege of traveling down south to Twizel and Timaru for a couple of meetings. This was a postponed trip from a couple of weeks ago, when we had both bad weather in the area I was traveling to, and a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in Wellington […]

Do You Say No?

I get occasional emails from people who I trust and follow – they may me think or point me to good information. If you’ve subscribed to an email list, maybe this will sound familiar. Last week I got one piece of advice that made me pause to think why I disagreed with it so strongly. “I […]

What Effect Will The Wellington COVID19 Episode Have On Potential Vaccine Uptake?

We will know more about the situation in Wellington soon. But I’ve been thinking: what might happen when vaccines become more widely available at the end of next month? It’s clear that NZ is vulnerable right now With variants circulating around the world and entry points into NZ, people maybe taking a more careful look […]

Covid19 Case Tests Positive After Returning From Wellington: Keeping Safe

While we wait patiently for more information about possible Covid19 transmission in Wellington to be collated, prepared and released, let’s figure out how we can continue to be ready for this scenario as it unfolds, and if it happens again. If your scanning has dropped off – and for the majority, it has – this […]

Front Page of Twizel Update: Speaking on June 28

Yesterday, I had a great chat with the Editor of the Twizel Update, resulting in a front page story of this week’s issue. This is ahead of me visiting Twizel on June 28th to do a public talk in the evening at the Events Centre from 7-8.30pm on COVID-19 and our future from a psychological […]

The Reviews For The Little Book of Sleep Are Starting To Come In: And They Are 5 STAR

My new book has been out for a little over two weeks now – it feels so much longer some how. And the good news is that reviews are coming in And I’m so pleased to say that people are enjoying the book and finding it useful. Here’s another 5 star review from Richard Hulse […]