#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…

#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…

#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…

#21 Earn your Serenity

You have to earn your serenity. It would seem that we can be as surrendered as we like and willing to accept our consequences, this doesn’t exempt us from the stress and anxiety though. The real deal is learning to live with our consequences…

#20 Recovery And Surrender

The connection between recovery and surrender is a very difficult concept to explain. What do we surrender to and how does this whole business work? Surrender is such an important concept when faced with getting clean, giving up alcohol…