On therapy: the dumb myths that surround it, and the reasons to try it out
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On therapy: the dumb myths that surround it, and the reasons to try it out

By Katie Cowan Believe it or not, I was a reluctant therapy attendee.  You wouldn’t know it now, what with my “Therapy for every adult!” soapbox, but it’s true.  So as a convert from sceptic to evangelist I thought I would illuminate therapy a little, for any readers who are curious but not convinced. Going … Continue reading

A Theory of M&Ms and Bowls
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A Theory of M&Ms and Bowls

by Katie Cowan Let’s say everyone starts their day with a hundred M&Ms and several bowls with neatly-printed labels. I know I am jumping in at the deep end here, but just go with it. M&Ms represent units of personal capacity, or mental bandwidth. I say M&Ms rather than “units” or “coins” because M&Ms are … Continue reading

Dear Katie column – How can I stay optimistic about a career in the law?
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Dear Katie column – How can I stay optimistic about a career in the law?

“How can I stay positive and optimistic about a career in the law, in the face of all the bad news stories that are popping up at the moment? There have now been a number of articles written by women who used to work in senior positions within the law, but who have jumped ship. … Continue reading

The Professional Hazard of Mental Health Issues
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The Professional Hazard of Mental Health Issues

When I was six my school got very excited about Edward de Bono’s Thinking Hats. This was an innovation methodology, applied to education, and intended to teach children about different perspectives, and how to navigate their own minds. There was the yellow hat to think about the good things about an idea or situation, the … Continue reading