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Maya Angelou on forgiveness, by Tony Lobl 3

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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An ‘utterly forgiving spirit’ – good for your happiness and for your health.

“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 […]

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A British woman’s amazing response to tragedy offers a healthy example

Forgiveness, it seems, is becoming increasingly fashionable. At least in theory. From yoga teachers to self-help books and from research papers to seminars on consciousness, the benefits of forgiveness are being widely trumpeted – it’s not only good for the soul, it’s also good for the health. However, many are finding it’s ‘easier said than […]

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Struggling to keep those resolutions? Some ideas…

Resolving to make changes for the better is a good idea any time of the year…but each New Year helpfully reminds us of that fact! My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been published as “Keeping on Track With Those “New Year” Resolutions – 6 Ways to Build a Healthy Resolve”.  (Please “FB share”, “tweet”, […]

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Spiritual concepts in healthcare and in healing

What are the five spiritual concepts Western medicine has to embrace? And can they improve health? How are health care systems in the UK and US embracing and addressing spiritual needs? Here are some answers to the question “Is it Time to Make Time for Spiritual Care?” from my most recent Huffington Post UK blog. […]

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Oh, what a lovely grace note to emerge from such a tragic and brutal war…

One of the things that can get confusing in public debate about Christian Science is the idea often floated that Christian Scientists just ignore evil.  My own experience, in almost three decades of taking an interest in the practice of Christian Science, is that the opposite tendency is an accurate assessment of how these teachings […]

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