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What’s The Key To Transforming Ourselves?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog post is called “Is Our Key To Happiness Unlocking Who We Spiritually Are?” and it includes the story of a man whose drug addiction had literally and figuratively imprisoned him. Here is an excerpt… Hoarding less stuff in less space can lead to more happiness. That’s the view of […]

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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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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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How do you heal a hurting heart?

I have had a new blog published in the Huffington Post UK, called Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete? Here is an excerpt. “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” according to the 1955 movie featuring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people – from […]

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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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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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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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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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What’s “the glory of being alone”? And can it ease our loneliness?

‘Only the lonely, know the way I feel,’ Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during that time many who have felt forlorn have identified with the Big O’s chart-topping lyrics. Stephen Fry has just added himself very publicly to the list. The multi-faceted British writer and broadcaster made […]

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