Writing in psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, spirituality & personal development, Carole Sawo is an unparalleled field contributor of pioneering theories, thought-perceptions, new works & unique strategies, that regularly appear online and in local & mainstream media broadcasts & publications.
Psychology 101 ~ Charming People
Oh dear, where shall I begin with this? Perhaps I’ll start in the dusty markets of India, where the squatting snake charmer plays his mysterious pipe to make the reptile sway from the basket in a seemingly hypnotised trance.
6 Ways You Haemorrhage Mind Energy
It is not always possible to keep an eye on what our mind is up to, but if we don’t monitor or at least check in with what it’s doing, and just leave it to its own devices, we can soon become the victim of our own mind energy haemorrhages.
Under the Bus
Many a true feeling is revealed in the guise of just having a laugh, and there is nothing funny about hurting anyone, let alone ones buddy. So why do people throw their friends under the bus?
Emotional Stealth Bombs
If you were ever the recipient of an emotional stealth bomb you would know it. You would know because you would be in obliterated emotional bits, with virtually all of your amygdala (the emotion centre of your brain) fragmented all over the place.
'Chip Psychology' on domestic abusers
8 Habits of Psychologically Secure People
Being psychologically secure doesn’t mean that we never experience extreme emotions, such as anger or fear, it means that we know how to manage them when they do arise.
Stuck On Projection
Being in the grocery aisle of a busy supermarket on a Saturday is not my idea of fun. Less so when I passed by a mother and her two little boys, aged approximately 7 & 9, sweetly standing by the side of her trolley.
The Mercurial Theatre
Communication is the ability to exchange information. Communication is verbal and non-verbal between people. Communication is inside our own neural body and our brain. Communication exists within our own mind. Communication mediates across invisible networks … with other species. With other worlds!
In my observation of human behaviour in everyday life, in addition to watching the energy that moves not only between people but within them, I’ve long thought that people vibrate at different frequencies.
The Brighter the Light
All Kinds of Crazy
Life can sometimes feel as though we mistakenly got an invite to a really cool party, where we have to pretend we are not all kinds of crazy to fit in.
She sobbed. Uncontrollably. Clearly bereft and wounded, she found my suggestion to forgive utterly impossible to accept. ‘But he came into my house’, she pleaded desperately, ‘and destroyed my family’.
Flat Batteries In Depression
As I began by introducing myself to a very large audience, I was distracted by the cameraman at the back of the room who suddenly raised his hand. “Yes?”, I reluctantly broke my stride. “Um”, he replied, "I don’t know what’s happened, but my batteries have just run-flat”.
Where Beauty Lives
A chat and a cup of tea later, I had started to both cool down and heat up. “Don’t worry, I’m just testing the light”, he said, pointing the lens directly at me – but we both knew he wasn’t.
No Difference Between Insanity & Love
The 3 C's to Finding Happiness
Happiness, like love, is a transient emotion. Like all emotions, they come and go with the ebb and flow of life – all the time. Whilst it is true that ‘what we focus on gets bigger’, happiness is not an actual ‘thing’ in itself.
A Sociopath on Social Media
Many years ago, before I even knew the term, what one was or acted like, I met a sociopath. Like most other people, I had no concept of the fact that ‘bad boys’ are really ‘mad boys’ that every girl should keep a distance from.
Wicked Witch Syndrome
Early one morning, I awoke to the sound of falling rubble coming from within the chimney-stack. In the twilight of dawn I put on my nightgown and crept downstairs to explore.
The Geese Community
In the western world, where autonomy has filtered out our sense of communion by unnatural selection, it’s no wonder so many people are feeling alone, outcast, abandoned by their own communities.
'Fresher Mind' the Psychology of Uni Blues
There is a little known and even lesser discussed phenomena that happens this time of year, in the mind of the first year university student, the fresher.
Holographic Works of Art
Bad For Their Word
If it wasn’t for ‘other people’, we’d be Ok – right? When life naturally brings us its own challenges and difficulties, the last thing we need to add to our burden, is the stress and pressure brought on often unnecessarily and unfairly, by ‘other people’.
You Must Be Joking!
It wasn’t good news. She put down the phone and knew she would have to break it to her husband. A few hours later he returned home from work. ‘Hello’, he said, as she started to giggle.
Home is an interesting concept. For some people, their idea of home is the place they grew up in; which can be a good or a not so good memory return. As adults, home might be thought of as the place we now live in.
Why Grown Men Cry
The Patterns of Autumn
It’s Autumn. It’s stunningly beautiful Autumn, with fields of gold and trees of orange and red, a walk in the woods is surely beckoning. And not just to inhale all those essential smells that are great for our brain health.
It’s midway through January already. This morning I was in the field office, filming swans for the new Hebe College Online series. How time does indeed fly when we are having fun. And how it screeches to a halt when we are not.
How to Survive a Presentation
Business Psychology Success in Meetings
Meetings are often overrated. People spend hours in unnecessary business meetings where nothing more is communicated than who has the latest ‘interactive’ pie chart.