Category Archives: Emotions

Why We Hate Being Told What To Do

I always thought it was just me that hated being told what to do, which is one of the reasons I’ve been a business owner / self employed for most of my working career. What’s worse that being told what … Continue reading

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The Human Face After 4 Years of War

These two pictures are shown side by side in the Andrei Pozdeev museum. The museum caption reads: “(Left) The artist Eugen Stepanovich Kobytev the day he went to the front in 1941. (Right) In 1945 when he returned”. This the human face … Continue reading

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The Eight Styles of Facial Expressions

Paul Ekman discusses The Eight Styles of Facial Expressions in his book; Unmasking the Face. What is YOUR facial style? The eight styles of facial expressions are: the withholder, revealer, unwitting expressor, blanked expressor, substitute expressor, frozen-affect expressor, ever-ready expressor, … Continue reading

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What Makes Couples Commit Crimes Together?

What makes couples commit? Commit crimes together that is. A lot of you would have seen (or been aware of) the Netflix documentary Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,  plus seen his ex girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in the media recently. Ghislaine Maxwell was … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Trigger Your Partner

Through several decades of my own bumbling, study and observations, I believe that people in relationships have just about created an art form out of severely annoying each other. I’m not talking about the little run-of-the-mill annoyance; I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Someone Having a Rough Time?

We might not be able to be there in person as much as normal with these strange times, however we can be there in other ways. Be nice for no reason, appreciate you never know what’s happening in someone’s life, … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Joy Gap?

After making a massive amount of mistakes in previous relationships, meeting Bridget motivated me to look at myself (and relationships in general) and try to figure out what’s gone wrong in the past, what has worked, and try to unravel … Continue reading

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Laughter a Cure for Depression?

“Laughter is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.” – Dau Voire Depression: Getting Through Depression is a real problem, with an estimate of 15% of the population from high income countries (compared to 11% of low / … Continue reading

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Learn From Everyone You Meet

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye No matter who you meet – this quote is a great one to remember. Having started my own martial arts journey in 1991, and taught since 2005, I’ve … Continue reading

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Unmet Expectations, the Silent Killer

Unmet expectations – the silent killer. The major reason marriages end in divorce is because of one thing…unmet expectations. With this in mind, what do you think this can do to your business, your reputation – your customers? EXPECTATION – … Continue reading

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