Should We Lean a Little Harder on “Data With a Soul?”

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?, asked my recent Huffington UK blog

Here is an excerpt from it…

© Glowimages - Model for illustrative purpose only

© Glowimages – Model for illustrative purpose only

“If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t exist,” Brené Brown was told by a research professor when still an aspiring PhD student.

Now, many years later and a research professor in her own right, she begs to differ.

video, based on insights from a large number of “human connection” stories she has amassed, proved her point. The TEDx talk, focusing on “our ability to empathize, belong, love”, resonated so deeply with the public that it went on to clock up 14 million views.

“Perhaps stories are just data with a soul,” Dr Brown told her audience in Houston…”

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Categories: Health, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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