The Myth of the Midlife Crisis

The idea of men (and it is usually men in the myth) on the brink of forty leaving their wife, changing careers, marrying a younger woman and starting a new family is well embedded in our popular culture: but is it real?  Is there such a thing as a mid-life crisis?  Mark Sainsbury and I Read More >

Nutters Club: Lance Burdett on Burnout

On the 9th of February I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club” with Mike King.  We had a great guest Lance Burdett, a very distinguished, now retired Police Officer.  We talked about his struggles with depression and burnout, and how he has overcame these difficulties. To listen to the audio of the show, it’s in Read More >

It’s not the drugs

The war on drugs is not a war on "chemicals": it is a war on the lives and souls of addicts, and not only has this approach failed, almost every idea that the war on drugs is based on is either wrong, or an outright lie. This is the startlingly common sense, and revolutionary idea Read More >

Nutters Club: Addiction

On the 26th of January Mike King took the night off and left Richie Hardcore and myself in charge of his NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.”  We talked about addiction, amongst other things and took calls about peoples expereinces with addiction and substance abuse. To listen to the audio of the show, it’s in two Read More >

The Smell of Fear

We've always been told that dogs can smell fear, but science now suggests that humans can as well, it's just that we're not consciously aware of it.  Mark and I discussed this research and some of its implications this week on his Radio Live Sunday morning show.  (Click here to listen to the interview) The Read More >

Nutters Club: Gratitude

On the 22nd of December I joined Mike King, on his NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.”  As it was the last show of the year, we spent the year reflecting and talking about "Gratitude" and what we're grateful for, and encouraging callers to do the same. To listen to the audio of the show, it’s Read More >

Nutters Club: Depression and motivation

On the 15th of December Mike King and I talked to a previous guest of the show Ronnie Moore.  Ronnie had previously been a guest of the NewstalkZB show "The Nutters Club" and it was great to hear how he had moved on from his depression, and what he had done to keep himself well Read More >

Bah Humbug

Personally, I love Christmas but it hasn't always been that way.  In part that's due to seeing the effect that this time of year can have on the people I talk to.  Working for many years in the Mental Health system I also know how it can be a very busy time for those charged Read More >

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