Category: Psychology

What Are Lawnmower Parents Mowing Down?

What Are Lawnmower Parents Mowing Down?

We’re all familiar with the overhead drone of the helicopter parent, poised to swoop when their offspring are in a spot of bother, but have you come across the agitating whir of the lawnmower parent? Parents are hurriedly yanking their mower cords to clear the path ahead for their young — seemingly getting a head …

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Not Such Great Expectations

Not Such Great Expectations

It might be sacrilege to suggest to some- particularly those perpetually stoked and sunny types- but I don’t always come in from a surf feeling better than when I paddled out. I’m reticent to admit it- nobody likes a Debbie Downer- but occasionally I come in feeling downright pissed. Don’t get me wrong- bobbing around …

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#Metoo? Was it really “Something”?

#Metoo? Was it really “Something”?

  As the protective veil that shrouded Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds fell before his and the world’s eyes, and women from pole to pole began to post their #metoo experiences I was roused to post #metoo on my Facebook wall. A collective of female voices surged into a crescendo as women put their experiences of sexual …

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To Let Things Go, or Take A Stand?

To Let Things Go, or Take A Stand?

Drop-ins and dickheads are a part of surfing. You accept this truth or you suffer. Surfing is not always fair. Etiquette doesn’t always exist and age, gender and localism can weigh heavy in certain line-ups. I’ve always had a hard time reconciling with people who drop in. The injustice. The outrage: I would never do …

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Six Feet Under- Everything Ends

Six Feet Under- Everything Ends

Everything ends. This we know without question. Yet it’s a truth we seldom look towards. We avert our gaze and attention any which way but towards that which we know is inevitable. Death. Not so with the television series Six Feet Under. The premise of this show is death, yet it unveils so much wisdom about …

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