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What proof is there that metaphors work?

As metaphors are used so frequently and thrown around so ubiquitously, there is an unfortunate tendency for us to think of them as artistic frippery. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Criticism of Naomi Osaka is way out of bounds

Anyone who has experienced the Long Harsh Personal Winter of Depression would not for one moment doubt the veracity of Naomi Osaka’s admission that she is suffering with depression.

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“Either that wallpaper goes or I do.” Famous last words of Oscar Wilde

The wallpaper stayed. Gallows humour is a basic human instinct.

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Our profession is infected with jargon (and our patients are suffering)

So how long have I got Doc?

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Without self-preservation you’re dead in the water

Knowing something intellectually is not enough.

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You can’t be healthy without healthy boundaries

Without boundaries there isn’t even a you.

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Managing your emotional investments

What am I worth? The question has nothing to do with your bank balance, what you drive or how many toys you have.

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14 min read
Introduction to therapy at the speed of sight

To keep our children safe from disease we teach them basic hygiene. When it comes to psychological hygiene we teach them nothing.

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12 min read
Burnout is a wildfire

According to at least two new independent reports an alarming and rapidly increasing number of Australians are planning to change jobs.

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4 min read
Spiral into control

One metaphor to rule them all. The Unifying Spiral is precisely what it sounds like.

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