Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.

  Free Your Mind

This article examines some of the take-aways from the science and spirituality conference in Vancouver, Canada in June of 2018.

  Affairs in Order

This article examines the work of Dr Esther Perel, who contends that we can learn much about marriages from looking at affairs.

  Launch into Life

How can we get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? This article looks at a technique pioneered by author Mel Robbins called the five-second rule for behaviour change.

  Identity Crisis

Research shows that approximately 75 per cent of young transgender adults have been clinically depressed, around 80 per cent have self-harmed and about half have attempted suicide. This article explores some of the scientific literature surrounding transgenderism.  

  Positive Power

Some of the most important messages about mental health are simple optimistic messages. This article explores the role of the media in perpetuating a positive environment for our community, as well as how a pessimistic outlook has been perpetuated by pharmaceutical companies in order to gain financially.

  Positive Power

This article outlines the contribution that Geelong is making to the wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people across the world led by Geelong Grammar’s pioneering of the positive education movement within Australia and beyond.

  A Show of Respect

This article examines a number of instances of bullying by political leaders in Australia and beyond and how we can instead take a respectful approach to those around us.

  Brutal Honesty

This article examines the work of Canadian Psychology Professor, Dr Jordan Peterson, who has had a rapid rise to prominence following his opposition of the Canadian Government’s legislative order to address transgendered people by their preferred pronoun, which, to Dr Peterson, represented an attempt by the state to control how individuals think.

  Good Enough

An article exploring the fact that despite cultural value we place on seeking and attaining wealth, research suggests that the actual relationship between wealth and happiness is relatively modest.

  Soul in Science

One of the clearest emerging directions for mental health in the 21st century is the need to acknowledge a spiritual dimension in life. This article explores the concept of synchronicity, first introduced by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, and how it may fill the spiritual void that currently exists in our society.