The tree not there - image for article by Greg Alder

The tree not there

The next time you stub your toe on a chair leg or crack your shin on a coffee table, I want you to consider something. Could you have…

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Finding your path - image for article by Greg Alder

Finding your path

How many jobs have you had so far? Whilst you count them, let me tell you about my maternal grandfather and my father. I have a gold watch…

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Is this the year

Is this the year?

So, here’s the problem with new year resolutions. They lack resolve. Or rather, we do. Each January 1, we make a vague promise to ourselves. We know we’ve…

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Why stop at why

Why stop at why?

Why? is a great question. Kids ask why all the time. They ask because they don’t know why. Why is that lady fat? They don’t know if she’s…

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photo by Elijah Hiett

A mind of its own

Ever woken from a great dream and wished you could return to it, but couldn’t? Ever woken from a bad dream and hoped you’d seen the last of…

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Bend me, shape me - image for article by Greg Alder

Bend me, shape me

I want to take you back to 1951. I want you to imagine you’re a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. You have been invited to participate in a…

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Say, do - image for article by Greg Alder

Say, do

What we say and what we do aren’t always the same. Sometimes our words mask an underlying, unexpressed discomfort. We say we don’t like something, when the truth…

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Florida effect - image for article by Greg Alder

The Florida Effect

In 1996 in New York University, students sat in a room where they were asked to form grammatically correct 4-word sentences from a set of 5 random words….

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