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Bridging the physical and spiritual – thoughts on Halloween!

I never knew just how much of a hand my British homeland had in shaping Halloween. “Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly around what is now the United Kingdom. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact […]

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A spiritual response to gun crime?

This quote speaks to me of a part we can all play in responding to gun crime, whatever our political persuasion about the human causes for it. We can check our own mental landscape for any intrusion of hatred of others in our thinking and spiritually rise to counter that imposition on our divinely gifted, all-loving […]

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What would spiritual scepticism look like?

What would spiritual scepticism look like? My latest blog on The News Hub is called “Do we need a healthier model of scientific scepticism?”  Here is an excerpt: As fellow scientist David Pruett observed in the Huffington Post: “The authors of the manifesto are all scientific mavericks whose viewpoints are not mainstream. It’s worth noting, however, that […]

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Taking A Healing Step Beyond Innovation

It may come as a surprise to learn that in the disproportionately male-dominated world of the super-rich, no less than 197 women are worth at least a billion dollars. But within this select group there’s an even more rarefied subset — the 29 females who, according to Forbes’ list of the mega-wealthy, are self-made billionaires. And the “most impressive” of these? According to […]

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Valentine’s Greetings/”Fifty Shades” vs Happiness

First, a message from our sponsors! Secondly, news of my latest BuzzFeed blog, “Fifty Shades” vs Happiness. With the Valentine’s Eve launch of the movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” it seemed like a good time to ask: “What really makes us happy?” Here is an excerpt. So, to view or not to view Fifty Shades […]

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An abundance of Thanksgiving articles and not one of them’s a turkey!

If you want to get in the mood for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving celebration – a US event, admittedly, but I think it should become an annual global happening, as well as a daily attitude! – here are several articles by my colleagues and me on giving thanks and gaining health. (All images @Glowimages – models […]

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Can Prayer Take You On A Higher And Healthier Walk?

This is a quick-read version of my latex blog, “A Higher Walk to Better Health”.  You can read the full version of this article on The News Hub. Did you know a half-hour stroll could positively impact everything from Alzheimer’s to obesity, from diabetes to depression, and even lower the risk of dying? In other words, according to […]

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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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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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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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