I have been using development as a frame for exploring what is optimal and what happens if there are interruptions or barriers. In this final episode, I summarise the phases of development that I’ve covered so far using Piaget stages and finish up with the later stages of adulthood that I am sitting between nowContinue reading “Wellbeing 8”
Continuing through the lens of development to help identify needs that may remain at any stage of life, this episode explores young adulthood. I focus on the impulse to both create and to seek out expression of others. The sound and stories of each generation come to life as they face the challenges of becomingContinue reading “Wellbeing 7”
In each of these episodes in the Wellbeing thread, I’m using thoughts about developmental stages, and the needs that emerge in them, to highlight needs that may still be present for adults. In this episode, that path is getting closer towards adulthood, as I explore the stage of life when children leave childhood and beginContinue reading “Wellbeing 6”
Baby teens and their mentors, finding the way into identity exploration is the territory of this episode. It may help if you are looking to have some perspective as a parent or someone working with that age group or perhaps the lessons from that time might help your current wellbeing foundations.
As children grow, their observation of the world deepens. They absorb what they see around them, and bring their own logic and wisdom to their interests and passions. As I walk listeners through this stage of development, I flag places where as adults we might need to return to a child’s view to examine ourContinue reading “Wellbeing 4”
Playmates, objects of play and natural play spaces are the focus of this episode in the Well of Being thread of the podcast. It continues to explore both what might be optimal conditions for young human development, and what we can learn from children at play for adult health and healing.
Understanding childhood development is a modern view that comes from psychology in a modern world. The theories come from the observation of many children. There are many well known theorists who tried to explain what they saw in terms of children’s development. However, these views are very influenced by their cultural context and era. TheyContinue reading “Copy Cats: toddler needs and lessons for adults”
“The true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs toContinue reading “Born Happy?”