Why so many New Zealand men commit suicide

Today I’d like to address something dark and miserable: New Zealand’s horrific suicide rates, particularly among young men. New Zealand is in the top 15 of the OECD for suicides per capita. In particular, we have horrific rates for males aged 20 to 24 and for both genders in their middle age. In the year from 2017 to 2018 we Read More

My battle with being a “highly sensitive person”

watch the video above or read the transcript below I’ve been meaning to do this video/post for a while now. Sometimes I think that it’s helpful if I’m open and honest about my weaknesses and failures and the things I struggle with, because sometimes when I create content, I give the impression that I’ve got everything ‘sorted’ and that’s absolutely Read More

Mental Toughness – How to Build Psychological Resilience

Confidence is synonymous with being mentally tough and resilient. Being able to withstand things going wrong, people not liking you, failure and pain are the pillars of strong inner self-worth. But are we born with this or can it be learned and built? In this episode, we discuss the key actions you can take every day to become more mentally Read More

Everyone has a mental illness

One of the things I’ve noticed a lot of my line of work is how many people go about with untreated and unmanaged mental illness, simply because they’re ashamed of it. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about the prevalence of mental illness. In fact, I’ve got a theory that every single person on the planet has got Read More