Psychological Models, Transactional Analysis and a review of Thomas Harris’s ‘I’m OK – You’re OK’

Self-help vs Layman’s psychology Among its many flaws, the issue with the money-grabbing and nefarious self-help industry is the fact that it will occasionally cherry pick – and sometimes even plagiarise – individual methods, statements, or concepts from superior works out there, which gives it an air of authority it simply doesn’t deserve. This is … Read more

How to Push a Boulder Up a Hill

Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill

Boulders and meaning Do you ever find yourself pushing a boulder up a hill, only for it to roll down before you reach the top? Do you perhaps wonder why you should put up with having a spinach smoothie rather than cereal every day when eventually you’ll wind up dead underground anyway? Or why you … Read more

Memories and Falsehoods


It’s a sad truism in one’s life that a lot of our memories are partly fabricated by the mind. Of course there are disagreements as to the extent of this fact, and some people have better memories than others, but it still doesn’t alter the fact that, as one moves through life like a leaf … Read more