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Do Sleepless Nights Have To Be Restless?

My latest blog has been posted on the new website called The News Hub. The article is a spiritual response to the idea that this month is “Stresstember” in the Northern Hemisphere, and that leads to sleeplessness, which leads to more stress. Hence, the article, as published, is called “As “Stresstember” Looms – Is A New Bed The Only Answer […]

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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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Will tomorrow’s medical textbooks teach spirituality?

Medical textbooks have their limits according to a top doctor. For while medicine is a science, Dr Clare Gerada learned from her GP father it was also an art, demanding skills that can’t be gleaned from just reading. Interviewed recently on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the outgoing Chair of the Council of the Royal College […]

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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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AUDIO: “When Hope Seems Hard to Come By, Can We Still Find Joy at Christmas?”

For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation.  “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]

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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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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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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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When Even Your Headache Pills Give You a Headache is There a Way Out of the Medical Maze?

So you’ve got a headache and you want to be rid of it. It’s simple, right? You take a tablet. Or is it? As the Global Year Against Headache draws to a close the strategy for dealing with “the most frequent of medical complaints” is far from clear cut. For a start, that painkilling pill you are […]

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day…let’s live the Second Commandment!

My colleague and friend Ken Girard re-published this blog on his site – recently renamed Thresholds – as “a valuable reminder of the work that needs to be done to eliminate all forms of prejudice”. I second that emotion. It is entitled PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – and it reads just as well today as it did on last Martin Luther King, […]

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