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Does ‘big data’ miss the bigger picture of things that can’t be measured?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Can ‘Big Data’ Value Who We Truly Are?                               Here is an excerpt: Big data undoubtedly has great potential to serve society when employed with integrity. But big data, framed in terms […]

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A word from the wise – forgiveness benefits the forgiver, too!

My latest blog on BuzzFeed is a kind of two-step dance…a photo log of quotes on forgiveness from celebrated figures such as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and Mary Baker Eddy.  Then, based on the latter’s ideas on spirituality and healing, some of my own musings on why forgiving can be good for your health. It is called: 7 (Healthy) Reasons To Let In […]

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Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

Last week I attended a book launch at the House of Lords hosted by former Archbishop Rowan Williams. Today, my resulting review of the occasion put me side by side with Russell Brand on the front page of Huffington Post Books (see screenshot below). More importantly, it’s great to see the subject in question highlighted in a “featured blog”, […]

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Is addiction a disease or a lack of self-control? A survivor’s view.

My latest post is a reflection on my twentysomething addiction to gambling and finding full and final freedom from it through a process of spiritual growth. It has been published in The Christian Science Monitor as “Reversing addictions: Is it possible?” Here is an an excerpt… Every time we tragically lose valued celebrities, such as singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse and actor Philip […]

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Are there other possibilities homeopathy points to?

If homeopathy works for some of the people some of the time might it be pointing to even more intriguing possibilities? My latest article published on the Huffington Post UK as “Homeopathy, Bebop and Other ‘Revelations” explains how a pioneer thinker on health took just that view… Below is an excerpt… Take homeopathy, conceived in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann on […]

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AIDS – how deeply can love remove the stigma?

When it comes to dealing with AIDS can love overcome stigma…and more? The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as: Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves? Below is an excerpt… The grateful father attributed the return of health to a spiritual understanding of identity – one poetically captured in a Mindy Jostyn song […]

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What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

Just in case you don’t know: “LISTICLE: A short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…” The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as Looking for a Listicle to Lean On? Oldies Can Be Goodies? Here […]

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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… “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 […]

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Parkinson’s, placebos…and prayer?

My latest blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK, based on the interesting BBC Horizon programme on placebos that aired on Monday. The blog is entitled “The Promise of Placebos – and the Promise Beyond?”. It illustrates both points, respectively, through the performance of placebos and spiritual healing in the case of Parkinson’s Disease. Here […]

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How do you heal a hurting heart?

I have had a new blog published in the Huffington Post UK, called Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete? Here is an excerpt. “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” according to the 1955 movie featuring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people – from […]

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