Being naive about ‘authority figures’ is a blind spot we need to clear up

Sometimes we can be wilfully and even dangerously naive about people we perceive to be authority figures. We decide, for instance, that because of someone’s profession, they always do the right thing. It’s this mistaken belief that authorities always have...
About giving the benefit of the doubt

About giving the benefit of the doubt

Many humans pride themselves on being ‘good’ and ‘trusting’. This means that when we find ourselves in what might feel like the awkward predicament of not trusting someone, we feel bad about it. There can be this sense that we are bearing...

Podcast Ep. 197: Using Code Amber and Code Red Alerts To Be More Boundaried

One of the biggest struggles people have when it comes to trusting their judgement and intuition is being able to recognise and act upon red flags, or what I call code amber and red alerts. Ignoring or second-guessing early warning signs always leads winding up...
Podcast Ep. 171: Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

Podcast Ep. 171: Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

Each time we meet someone new, it’s packaged with a question and subsequent search for the answer: Are you trustworthy? When we’re feeling good about something, a part of us might wonder, When are things going to wrong? In this week’s episode...
Querying Actions Not Matching Words Isn’t About Trust Issues

Querying Actions Not Matching Words Isn’t About Trust Issues

There are times in life when we have trust issues and behave accordingly. Whatever our brand of distrust, when we’re, for example, caught going through their phone or we’re off base with an accusation, or we want to monitor their every move, it becomes...