I am not a psychopath

Maybe it’s a hazard of being a crime writer, but psychopaths are never far from my mind but this week has been exceptional. Psychopaths everywhere! It got me thinking about why we have so many psychopaths in public life. Reading psychological profiles is a bit like reading horoscopes, you can see a bit of yourself … Continue reading I am not a psychopath

The day of rest

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating he had done. Genesis 2:3 There's hypocrisy, and there's the hypocrisy of supposedly observant Christians whose belief in the sanctity of Sundays as a day of rest magically disappears when it comes to the issue … Continue reading The day of rest

Go love yourself

I've been learning mindfulness as part of my efforts to manage my own stress. It's been about a year, but recently I've taken part of a couple of workshops lead by a psychologist and performance coach, and it's deepened my understanding of the theory. One of the great insights for me is the role of … Continue reading Go love yourself

Surviving ‘interesting’ times

What a week it was! I can't actually bring myself to list all the nasty shit that went down. Who knew the 21st century would be notable for its cold acceptance of child torture in developed nations? I had mindfulness training on Tuesday, which was great. I have been toying with meditation using apps but the … Continue reading Surviving ‘interesting’ times