I can’t speak as an expert about either suicide or depression. But I can offer this adapted blog with two stories of hope, showing that sometimes celebrities and the rest of us can find full and final freedom from such ordeals – in life, not death.
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 […]
Alongside Mount Denali in Alaska, the Dallas Interfaith Peace Chapel in Texas and synagogues, churches, chapels, mosques, and temples around the United States…guess what was chosen to represent Massachusetts as “the most spiritual place” in the state? Yup – The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston! This is not exactly based on scientific research, as the […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last”. This was Martin Luther King Jr’s rallying cry as he concluded his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The lyrics of the moving spiritual song are also words many long to sing for health […]
‘Fern Britton talks to the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson about how his faith has sustained him for over 40 years of reporting on world-changing events from the frontline….’ (BBC iPlayer) Last month the District Manager’s Office was called by the BBC for some fact-checking and to assist them with some video and photographic […]
One of those friends…credits both ‘beauty’ and ‘a growing sense of God’s absolute and unshakeable love’ as being the ‘tools’ of his recovery.
“You must have an utterly forgiving spirit.” These are beautiful but demanding words from the pen of Mary Baker Eddy, a woman who exemplified them in her own life. For instance, she not only forgave a woman who had an affair with her husband, but at her rival’s request she also persuaded the woman’s husband to […]
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s latest UK tour is in full swing and getting rave reviews. His personable presence and his poetic and melodic songs are bringing joy to many. Yet along with his now iconic status as one of the great veterans of the live circuit he brings with him an open secret – for decades he […]