Wellington College was a completely fresh start. My friends went to St Patrick's in Kilbirnie, and it felt like I was entering a completely new environment at my new school. I had no expectations, but a sense of excitement at the possibilities. I knew I would be catching up with
Intermediate school, the four years before one goes to college, was a formidable time of growth for me. Even though the bus ride to Wilton was no longer than twenty minutes (and was five minutes if we didn’t have to stop along the way), the journey created a clear demarcation
As a pracademic, it would be fair to say that I’m passionate about education. Human beings learn and adapt to their environment continually. Unlike other animals, we come out half-baked and spend the rest of our life pruning and wiring neurons in our brain in response to the process of
We are now up to 2020 in my sporting reflections, and the only sport I’m currently involved in is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). I initially took up BJJ purely to improve my ground game for judo. I quickly realised that if I had any chance against younger opponents, that chance lay
You can do all the training in the world on bags, but this does not translate to being able to throw a punch when you need to, nor, more importantly, keep your cool when being rained down on with punches.
One sport has continually come and gone as one of my favourite pastimes throughout the last thirty years. I started judo at 14 years old, encouraged by my good friend Jon Wood. Joining was a no brainer for me.
Like all my sporting endeavours, bodybuilding taught many lessons. These lessons have application well beyond bodybuilding and have focussed my business life as a psychologist, coach, and business owner.
Meissner, F., Grigutsch, L.A., Koranyi, N., Müller, F., & Rothermund, K. (2019). Predicting behavior with implicit measures: Disillusioning findings, reasonable explanations, and sophisticated solutions. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 10, 2483, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02483 Abstract Two decades ago, the introduction of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) sparked enthusiastic reactions. With implicit
Golf teaches you very quickly that the competition is against yourself, not against others. You are your own worst enemy, be it the ego that picks a driver when an iron would do, or the ability to deal with anxiety making a clutch putt.
I already covered Lessons from England, so some poetic license is due. I have tilted this post in memory of my father and his favourite hockey player, Babu Singh. Hockey runs in my family. My father played for New Zealand from 1950 to 1955, only missing the Olympics due to