Working overtime? Insights from research and law

You might have seen the headlines recently: working long hours isn’t good for our health. Maybe you read the headlines and chose to blissfully ignore them, excusing yourself as the exception to the rule. Whether we work overtime regularly, or once in a blue moon, it’s important to know [...]

2021-06-23T10:53:06+12:00June 21st, 2021|

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota (Book review)

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota  (Penguin House, Released 2 March 2021) I recently listened to this audio book and was fascinated by this highly competent and driven young woman’s description of how studying and developing surgical experience in Australia ultimately resulted in her burnout. By burnout, I mean a [...]

2021-06-17T15:42:27+12:00June 14th, 2021|

The power of compassion

Steve’s reflections as the year comes to an end Looking back on 2019, I have been most struck by the importance and utility of compassion, toward both others and ourselves. In my psychology practice and training conversations, I have often been reminded of how hard we can be on ourselves. We [...]

2020-02-24T14:06:13+13:00November 30th, 2019|