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Category Archives: Psychology

Talking about Steady on the RunRunLive! Podcast – Out Now

A few years ago, I was a regular contributor to the long-running RunRunLive! podcast, run by Chris Russell over in Massachusetts in the USA. This was back in the day when I was running marathons and ultra-marathons. That all stopped with Daia (who is now 3) came along, with my last big even being the […]

Steady review: “Dare I say, it is a masterclass in science communication…”

“This book is like a pocket pandemic/disaster psychologist” Yesterday, I was amazed and very thankful to receive a review from Dr Johnrev Guilaran, Assist. Prof. of Psychology, University of the Philippines Visayas. He is a fellow clinical psychologist, working in the realm of disaster psychology, and he obtained his Ph.D. here in New Zealand at […]

4 Day eBook Pre-Order Sale on Amazon for my New Book – Steady STARTS NOW

For the next 4 days, my eBook will be discounted to US$2.99 on Amazon globally on pre-order. That’s over 60% off With the UK in lockdown, and the virus continuing to spread rapidly globally, we are not through this pandemic yet.  We know that looking after our mental health is important not only in crisis, […]

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: Try Social Media Distancing

Social media can be great. We can keep in contact with each other and chat with each other and generally keep connected with friends, family and the wider world. And there are so many ways to do it – the social media world is virtually endless. Facebook’s use alone is surging with the company reporting […]

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 […]

Lockdown Relief: Nine Tips for Working From Home

You may be a seasoned veteran of working from home, or you may be a complete newbie to this and don’t really know where to start. Thanks to Covid-19, and if you’re fortunate to be in an industry which has ongoing work for you, it’s likely that for at least some time, working from home […]

Lockdown Relief: Are You Putting On A Brave Face?

I’ve heard lots of people talking about how they feel like they need to put on a brave face on things – for their children, for others that care about them – even though they may be feeling very differently on the inside, compared to the brave face they’re showing on the outside. Should you […]

Lockdown Relief: Five Tips for Better Sleep

Staying at home is having big impact on lots of aspects on your life, from work to exercise to sleeping. So why are people having trouble sleeping? Here’s my 5 tips for better sleeping during lockdowns.