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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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Have you considered a ‘gratitude attitude’ New Year resolution?

What’s ‘The Key To a Happier and Healthier New Year?’, is the question posed by my latest Huffington Post UK blog. ‘Resolve To Be Grateful!’ is the answer…and if you do nothing else, look for and memorise the terrific Mary Baker Eddy quote from The Mary Baker Eddy Collection. It might come in useful! Here […]

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Someone you know might need to feel a deeper connection this Christmas…

‘Give us this day our daily bread’. Many know these words from The Lord’s Prayer, spoken by Jesus. But are they just a petition for nourishment or could they even be protesting against a deeper loneliness? A woman who suffered many lonely times herself thought so. She penned a ‘spiritual interpretation’ of this plea: ‘Give […]

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Christmas cheer beats Christmas stress. Half a dozen ‘healthier holidays’ blogs!

As Christmas comes around it can be helpful to claim some spiritual space amid the more material demands that seem to be piling on top of us and trying to bury our seasonal joy and peace. My colleagues and I have posted blogs to encourage and support a more spiritual approach to the holidays, and […]

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Depression and the spiritual dawning…

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.

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Seeking a spiritual route to freedom from depression

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 […]

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Finding the true ‘you’ beyond the labels…

It was probably just a simple misunderstanding between a physician and her patient but it had life-changing consequences. The woman being diagnosed recalled: “The doctor at the hospital kept asking me if I heard voices. “I didn’t know what she meant by this. Was she checking my hearing, my awareness? Was she using a metaphor? […]

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The stage brings The Boss respite from self-hatred. Can we all find a fuller freedom?

Despite leaving university with a newly-minted mathematics degree in my back pocket a passion for music saw me take a cool but unlikely first step up the career ladder. I stacked shelves at a hip London record store. A colleague and I shared a love for all things Bruce Springsteen and one afternoon I accepted her invite […]

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Looking for A Less Stressed Christmas? Here are Some Pointers!

We have had a couple of last-minute Christmas blogs published. The titles speak for themselves! Huffington Post UK: 8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas. This is Nottingham: The gift of love that can unwrap a less stressed Christmas Whether or not you have time to read these blogs as you finalise preparations […]

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Can the light of consciousness shine through the clouds of depression?

“Einstein’s Brain Arrives in London After Odd Journey”, read the intriguing headline. Which could prompt one to ask: “What kind of journey would it be normal for a brain to take without its owner?” The answer that comes to mind is: “None!” Or should that read that the answer coming to the brain is “None”? As the […]

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