Tag Archives: belief

David Bowie – sincere seeker?

With the recent news of David Bowie’s passing I felt drawn to look a little deeper into his spiritual quest and found it as moving as his music through the decades. There’s more to the story than a blog can contain, and as with his art there were many transitions. So in my piece I’ve picked up on a couple of […]

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From belief to faith, from faith to understanding…

How do you fill a seemingly “eternal black hole of despair” within you? That was the question facing Elizabeth Gilbert as divorce plunged her into deep depression. Her answer? In a moment of “revelation”, the “Eat, Pray, Love” author realized the “only thing that can fill an eternal hole is the Eternal.” She continued: “So […]

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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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Parkinson’s, placebos…and prayer?

My latest blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK, based on the interesting BBC Horizon programme on placebos that aired on Monday. The blog is entitled “The Promise of Placebos – and the Promise Beyond?”. It illustrates both points, respectively, through the performance of placebos and spiritual healing in the case of Parkinson’s Disease. Here […]

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Thinking differently about your health

This blog, by Assistant District Manager, Melvyn Howe, appeared in the “This is” series. Once upon a time getting sick meant visiting the doctor, reaching for a bottle of aspirin or simply toughing it out. But attitudes are changing as studies around the world appear to show links between thinking and health. It has long been […]

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