Do You Have Praise-a-phobia?
Over the past twenty years of living in the UK, there seems to be a particular phenomenon that I’ve almost come to see as a quintessential English personality trait – praise-a-phobia, that is a fear or dislike of accepting compliments!
It seems to be particularly acute … (More)
Burning the Candle (and Yourself!) at Both Ends
While the fast pace of modern life demands we move and think quickly – our brains and nervous system developed at a time when life moved much more slowly — and we find we can’t cope with the new, relentless pace!
Occasionally, … (More)
That Poor Horse…..
Don’t you feel sorry for him? I’m talking about that horse that’s already given up the ghost, yet you keep on beating it?
As long as you’re focused on that horse, you’ll never see the person offering assistance when they pass by!
Sometimes, you just have to … (More)
Who (or What) are We Listening To?
There’s so much to distract our attention these days – we live in what is called the Information Age — I would suggest that it should be more accurately described as the too much information age!
From the constant pinging of mobile phones … (More)
The Lost Art of Conversation
With so much technology these days, the art of face to face communication is becoming increasingly lost – to the point where young people are actually afraid of direct communication, i.e. going to a job interview is a terrifying prospect! We’ve become so used to … (More)