Looking back on 2016, it is clear that the world needs more well-thought out questions and less quick answers. Brennan recently shared his thoughts on what makes for good questions as BALANCE MAGAZINE's 'Modern Philosopher'. His writing appeared in the November edition of the publication..
One way to cultivate self-awareness around trust is to try to draw trust. By experimenting how we think trust could be best visually represented we can gain insight into what trust actually means to us.Read More
One of the most challenging, and important, matters surrounding trust is the very meaning of the term itself. But just as we consider the type of house we are trying to construct before getting out any tools, if we want to build trust, or learn to place trust in a more nuanced way, we need to first understand what trust is and how it works. Brennan recently spoke with Communication Director magazine about this very matter...Read More
Choosing well when it comes to life's 'big decisions' is a curious business. Whether choosing a partner, home or job -- not to mention many other exciting but weighty choices -- making such decisions calls for something that can seem beyond us. For example, if the romantic view of love is to be believed, and the success of a long-term relationship hangs on whether or not 'the right ONE' is selected, choosing a partner demands the kind of wisdom that comes, not before one spends a lifetime in relationships, but after.
Often popular consensus says that with mind-boggling decisions, one should 'trust their gut'. But one's 'gut' or 'instincts' can mislead as well. And where trust is concerned, if past betrayals still loom large in the memory, helpful messages from our gut to be 'be careful with whom we trust' can become entangled with the less useful residue of old wounds compelling us to 'never trust anyone ever again'.
Trusting our instincts is neither straight forward nor always best. Still, surely there are times when listening to your gut about big decisions is helpful. The question is, when exactly should we trust our instincts?
Brennan recently had a chance to think about these and other matters wrapped up with trusting ourselves as he contributed to Corinne Bailey Ray's podcast, which can be heard below.
The relationship between nature and ourselves is complex, dynamic and maybe even more natural than is often thought.
Today, it is common to recognise the value that a connection with nature can afford us where resilience and creativity, among other things, are concerned. However, if we recognise that we too are natural beings, then connecting with nature looks less like trading tech for trees and growing our own food (though those things can be valuable), and more like simply paying attention to ourselves and other wild things.
Corinne Bailey Rae's new album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, deals with the overlapping relationship between nature and humanity. Brennan recently explored this topic on Corinne's podcast, and portions of that collaboration can be heard below.
Brennan recently had the pleasure of writing for Balance Magazine, a London-based publication that brings a refreshing amount of depth and thoughtfulness to the pursuit of wellbeing. The article below featured in the June issue of Balance.
"...While transparency can be an important part of building trust, being transparent is not necessarily the same as being trustworthy."Read More
To say that the voting public ‘trust’ the politicians they vote for can be understood in at least a few ways.Read More
Being betrayed can be a bit like falling in love: it’s hard to describe, but you know it when it happens to you.Read More