Serotonin.  The Multifaceted Chemical.

Serotonin. The Multifaceted Chemical.

Serotonin. It is one of your brain’s important neurotransmitters. One you have probably heard of before. It is most commonly talked about in the context of mood disorders such as depression where drugs like Prozac act as “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”. But...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s February. Memories of Christmas may be fading fast but in the New Year some things are undoubtedly still playing on our minds. Whether it’s a touch of guilt about festive over-indulgence or a sense of the significance of the New Year as a new opportunity, there...
Actions and habits: Part II

Actions and habits: Part II

Last time I described differences between ACTIONS and HABITS. Actions are intentional which means we consciously identify a goal and then decide how we’re going to get it. These goals may change as our motivation changes (we shift from chips to cake part way through a...
Beware Your Own Strong Beliefs

Beware Your Own Strong Beliefs

I’ve described in the past that our conscious minds – the thing you are using right now to read and consider this – is limited in its capacity. It can fill up. Thinking can become hard work and it can hurt. When this happens we tend to stop thinking and...