Do We Still Need The Polymath?

These days we are consistently told to specialise, niche down, but for some people this idea brings with it a feeling of dread. These are the polymaths and for us (yes, I am on that spectrum) the idea of specialising in one small niche area is simply an anathema. We just weren’t designed that way.

Stress Response - Simple Diagram

The 5Fs of Stress – Re-evaluating the Stress Response

Most of us have heard of the ‘Fight or Flight’ response in stressful situations. This is the accepted view of the stress response – we react to stress by our bodies getting ready to fight or to flee. This reaction was intended for the sort of situations that our ancestors might have found themselves in – in real danger from, for instance, a wild animal.