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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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Are there other possibilities homeopathy points to?

If homeopathy works for some of the people some of the time might it be pointing to even more intriguing possibilities? My latest article published on the Huffington Post UK as “Homeopathy, Bebop and Other ‘Revelations” explains how a pioneer thinker on health took just that view… Below is an excerpt… Take homeopathy, conceived in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann on […]

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AIDS – how deeply can love remove the stigma?

When it comes to dealing with AIDS can love overcome stigma…and more? The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as: Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves? Below is an excerpt… The grateful father attributed the return of health to a spiritual understanding of identity – one poetically captured in a Mindy Jostyn song […]

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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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Why a Death Café isn’t as ominous as it sounds…

No, it’s not a new franchise with baristas offering to add a dash of arsenic to your daily caffeine spike. Nor is it a high street variation on Dignitaswhere you can enjoy an espresso with your euthanasia. Death cafes do not promote anyone’s demise. Instead they seek to reduce the mystique surrounding a “taboo” topic by […]

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Is the end of the world (medically) nigh?

The original doom and gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be greeted with a flood of sassy Tweets, rather than waves of panic. “I used to have a job carrying those “End of the world” signs but I got fed up working the nigh […]

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“Bye, Bipolar!” – is it possible?

From pharmaceuticals and side effects to freedom and peace. In Finding An Exit Strategy From A Mental Health Drugs Habit – posted on BuzzFeed – I share how one bipolar sufferer found a way out of the cycle of drugs and more drugs that worked for her.  Here is an excerpt. Are there other ways to achieve […]

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Feature on spirituality and health pioneer Dr Christina Puchalski

The machine, beeping steadily away in the background, reassuringly spells life. Suddenly it goes haywire. Something’s wrong. The patient needs urgent attention. Visiting family members panic as the monitor warns of their loved one’s impending doom. In rush the concerned clinicians – first the nurses, then the doctors. It’s action stations. Finally, depending on whether […]

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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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Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

Health-care reform – just two simple words. But the simplicity of the phrase belies the fact it is an issue that has convulsed the nation, commanding an untold number of column inches and consuming a massive amount of airtime. Throughout the presidential campaign passions have continued to run high. As Election Day looms the issue […]

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