The basic assumptions of group relations

This is the first in a 5-ish part series about the experience of group relations. Although the tagline of this blog is “The young person’s guide to group relations”, you may have noticed that I haven’t written all that much on the supposed topic. This is because up until very recently I didn’t really have […]

Three Faces of Poverty: Who are the poor?

Looking back over the past few weeks of anti-poverty posts, I have thoughts. On one hand I’m impressed with the thought and effort that has gone into the various poverty reduction strategies. A lot of very smart people have been working very hard to fight poverty, which is great. On the other hand, I find […]

Three faces of poverty: Poverty and Plenty, Saint John

This is the second part of a three-part series on poverty in Canada. You can find the background and rest of the series here. Canada’s East Coast is celebrated for its long history and vibrant culture. However, the decline of shipbuilding, fisheries, and other maritime industries have left Eastern Canada with relatively high levels of […]

Quick link: Thieves try to steal Freud’s ashes

From the Associated Press: LONDON (AP) — British police are hunting burglars who tried to steal the ashes of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud from a London crematorium. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that a 2,300-year-old Greek urn containing the remains of Freud and his wife Martha was severely damaged in a break-in at Golders Green […]

Three faces of poverty: Introduction

As part of an ongoing Bureau Kensington project I’ve been researching poverty and poverty reduction in three Canadian cities. Bureau Kensington, as a social justice-oriented organization, is committed to poverty reduction and economic justice, as well as to using the tools and techniques of group relations to achieve those goals. So to kill two birds […]

Quick post: A few good links

Hi there! I have a big series of posts on the way, but since they’re not quite done yet I thought I’d post a few interesting links to keep the blog from being totally dark all week. From the January issue of Psychology Today, a heartbreaking account of living a lie, The Secret That Became […]

Resolving

Every year in late December a little flurry of blog posts and articles come out on the general theme of “New Year’s Resolutions: Don’t Bother”. Some take a scientific tack, outlining the psychological and neuroscientific research as to why around 88% of resolutions fail, like this post. Others take a more life-coaching approach, giving tips […]