#29 Cognitive Dissonance

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is justifying why I’ve made the choices I have. Explaining away any doubt, when I don’t even fully believe myself. This explanation is a radically over simplified and I got into much more detail in this podcast. I…

#28 Fringe Sub-cultures

FRINGE SUB-CULTURES There are always going to be Fringe Sub-cultures and if we pay any attention, it would seem they are an imminent threat. Politics and extremism are always a hot topic if we look at how many news channels there are! Not…

EXPLAINING ADDICTION TO NON-ADDICTS

EXPLAINING ADDICTION TO NON-ADDICTS. Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive condition, one that has far-reaching implications for addicts and their loved ones alike, and it’s not easy for non-addicts to fully grasp the destructive and all-consuming…

#27 How To Win When We're Losing

How To Win When We're Losing How to win when we're losing. Life is a zero-sum game – the harsh reality is that there are winners and losers in every walk of life. And if we accept that there are always going to be those that are better…

#26 Control Freak

Control Freak Are you a control freak? I guess if your looking at this you are wondering how this podcast can serve you? We have so much going on in our lives, as South Africans and global citizen. There is so much happening in our lives…

#25 What Are My Priorities?

What Are My Priorities? Do I know what my priorities are? How much time do we spend doing the things we love and how much time do we think about the things we want to get to but aren’t that high up the list. Perhaps we want to get that…

#24 People Pleasing

#24 People Pleasing People pleasing is a behavior that is as old as the hills, more recently described as Codependence. It is a really sticky problem and a behavior that is incredibly difficult to change. I would say almost impossible to…

WHAT ARE OPIOIDS

What are Opioids? They are synthetic drugs designed to reproduce the effects of natural opioids such as Opium, which is a dried latex obtained from Poppies. Opium is 12% analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce…

#23 Fear Of The Dark

#23 Fear Of The Dark Fear of the dark. We have a long relationship with the dark and many people have used this fear to their advantage. It’s important because it can give us some perspective over how much control we have over our mind,…

#22 Undifferentiated Being

#22 Undifferentiated Being   What does Undifferentiated Being even mean? Well we evaluate everything we look at and experience. This is influenced by a kind of Naïve Realism and a whole bunch of cognitive dissonance.  It’s…