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Tag Archives: stress

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 […]

Interview with Men’s Health UK: Resilience to Stress

It was great to be invited to talk with Men’s Health UK on how to spot and manage daily stress, and how technology can help. In this case, the magazine was featuring a Fitbit device. Personally, I have started using an Apple Watch over the past year during my own experience of trying to manage […]

Interview on Good Day Chicago about The Little Book of Sleep

I got invited on to Good Day Chicago at 2.30am NZ time to talk about my new book, The Little Book of Sleep. There is a not-so-delicious irony about how this wrecked my sleep for the night. But I didn’t manage to get some sleep in the end. Here it is, in all it’s glory, […]

Mid-Year Mental Health Tips Refresher

Everyday life can be demanding. When things seem like they are getting on top of you, here’s a brief reminder of helpful wellbeing behaviours. Try these prompts to preserve your balance, or re-balance yourself. 1. Value yourself: Try to be kind and avoid self-criticism. Whether you want to broaden your horizons or make time for […]

Steady now FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited – Please Share!

It’s tricky trying to do what you love and also make a living. And although I’m busy doing what I love, the ‘making a living’ thing is proving to be a quite the challenge to crack. I’ve discovered that I love writing. Not academic writing: I can do it, but I wouldn’t describe my relationship […]

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 […]

[SOLUTION] If you’ve tried to order my paperback book from Amazon and you’ve been told its not available, here’s why

If you’ve ordered my paperback book from Amazon, especially in the UK and have been told it’s out of stock, I can only apologise. To be honest, I’m bewildered, confused and more than a little annoyed. I suspect this is a combination of incompetence on the part of IngramSpark (who is my printer and supplier […]

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 […]

Words Matter: How Communication Becomes Critical in Tackling Covid-19

I REMEMBER CLEARLY saying to Sarah, my wife, in March 2020: “This is going to last a long time. My intention is to stick to the pillars of Structure and Empathy to guide the response and communication of it. I’m going to need your help. If I stray too far from that, can I please […]