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Tag Archives: COVID-19

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 […]

Better Safe Than Sorry

The news that the vaccine timetable for those in Group 4 – most of the New Zealand population – has slipped from July to the ‘end of July’ is concerning enough on its own. But now we also see that there is a small outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Melbourne, which authorities are scrambling to […]

Preparing for Covid-19 in the Community When Borders Start to Re-Open

Let’s imagine that we have a vaccination campaign that has gone really well in New Zealand, with a high proportion of the population receiving the Pfizer / BioNTech jab. As more people get vaccinated, community protection also increases. Let’s also imagine that, globally, numbers of cases of Covid-19 have fallen dramatically, but pandemic coronavirus variants […]

Exiting Covid-19: Changing our relationship with the future

In my lengthy blog post yesterday, I talked about what the exit narrative for New Zealand may look like now we know more about the vaccination strategy. Thinking further about this, what I’ve realised is that the task is about changing New Zealanders’ relationship with the future. Let me explain. When the pandemic started, it […]

“Steady” audiobook now available globally to buy

IT’S HERE! I’m so please to announce that my audiobook of “Steady, Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral” is now GLOBALLY AVAILABLE. And it’s also amazing to announce that the vocal artist I invited to partner with my on the project – Daniel Henning – has just been announced as a finalist in the […]

Audiobook Version of Steady: Coming Soon!

Audiobooks are definitely a thing. A thing related to, but separate from traditional books, but also eBooks too. I’ve had a few enquiries as to whether my new book, “Steady: Keeping calm in a world gone viral” will be available on audiobook. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be working with Findaway Voices to make […]

Steady – now available for pre-order globally in paperback and ebook: links

It’s exciting to be able to let you know that my upcoming book is now available for global pre-order in both paperback and ebook formats. And of course, you can still buy it directly from me right here on my website. It’s loaded up into bookseller catalogues, so if you prefer to buy from an […]

My First Book is Coming: Steady – Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral

For the past 6 months I have been busy. As well as a number of other projects, creating videos, scripts, and more, I have been writing a book. My first book. And it was ambitious. What started as an attempt to document what I did during the first lockdowns in New Zealand to advise the […]

Lockdown Relief: Dealing with Frustration

Perhaps you’ve been in lockdown for a while now. Maybe it’s not the first time either. Perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit frustrated with all the things that you want to do, but can’t do. And that might be showing itself in lots of ways in your life. You might be feeling irritable with your […]

Lockdown Relief: Why Are You Feeling So Tired?

Many people are saying that they just feel tired, exhausted and somehow drained. What’s going on? It’s not lack of sleep, it’s just that things feel somehow heavy. Well, they feel heavy because they are. It’s a worrying time. But it’s likely more than that. In our pre-covid19 days we would make dozens of low […]