The perils of self-esteem (or why self-confidence is bad for you)…

This week’s blog comes to you from Paris. Last week – I wrote about how believing in a particular identity can screw you up. I was writing about how buying into the notion of what comprises an ‘adult’ can lead to all sorts of feelings Read More …

The manufactured self and the illusion of meaning

The more I practise as a psychologist, the less I’m convinced that humans are everything we think we are. In fact, I’m more and more sure that we’re a walking bundle of illusion. This notion has been worrying me lately, because the fact that we Read More …

My theory about Brontosauruses (or why most of us never really grow up)

This entry, I’d like to talk about why most of us (myself included) take so long to figure out how to be human. In previous posts, I’ve talked a lot about the “inner monkey” (here)– the fact that it’s particularly difficult to be human when Read More …