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When The Beatles Sang “All You Need Is Love”…Were They Right?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Is Love Actually All We need? Here is an excerpt: Yet one type of love is conspicuous by its absence – the divine Love which has brought both solace and healing for millennia, and which still rescues many from grief, from broken hearts, and even […]

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We CAN turn our backs on our ‘constant inner critic’

Arianna Huffington calls that inner critic – to which we pay way too much attention – the ‘obnoxious roommate in your head’. But if we have an unwelcome roomie why not show them the door? I recently saw Arianna speak in London on what she calls the Third Metric – a redefining of ‘success’ – and my latest Huffington Post blog includes […]

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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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What’s the deal with chronic pain, God?

A rumour going around for, oh, several millennia, is that God’s divine m.o. includes sending suffering to teach us to love Him. That view has always mystified me. When I was a kid and ill my parents comforted me. They did all they could to help me. And later they would celebrate my recovery. So […]

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World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]

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BOOKS: Is the heaven Dr Eben Alexander “proves” an afterlife…or a different kind of life?

Question: Who’s currently challenging scientific certitudes by claiming he is “proof” of a heaven filled with the consciousness of God’s “unconditional love”. Is it: (a) a trappist monk, (b) a sufi imam, or (c) a Harvard neurosurgeon? If you answered (c) you would be correct. Dr. Eben Alexander – who has worked at some of […]

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The sporting alternative offered by prayer

This blog, by Assistant District Manager, Melvyn Howe, first appeared in the “This is” series. With the capital gearing up for the London Paralympics after the “greatest Games ever”, many of 11,000-plus athletes that took part will have returned home to rapturous welcomes. As the special spirit associated with this four-yearly sporting extravaganza continues to spread its […]

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Is Hope “the Most Potent Medicine of All?”

The “gods in white coats” era is over. And many physicians would be the first to say “amen” to that. As family practitioner Dr. Andrew D. Saal has put it: “We as doctors are essentially powerless over the unknown, just as we are powerless over everyday events. No gods walk in white coats. For physicians, the deepest […]

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Atheist now uses prayer as a “first resort”…

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Polly Castor. Polly “is a Christian Science Practitioner, an Artist, a Photographer, a Poet, a Homeschooling Mother, a wife, a Gourmet Cook, a Traveler, a Nature Lover, a Reader, a Peacemaker, and a former Structural Engineer”. She writes from the USA. Often people think of Christian Scientists as […]

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“…beauty typifies holiness, and is something to be desired” – Mary Baker Eddy

I have no idea of the source of these amazing photos, but their creator has been circulating them in an email which says “Pass it on for others to enjoy!” So, ever obedient to a good idea, here goes…! Amazing striped icebergs in Antarctica Icebergs sometimes have stripes, formed  by layers of snow that react  […]

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