Tag Archives: depression

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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Looking for A Less Stressed Christmas? Here are Some Pointers!

We have had a couple of last-minute Christmas blogs published. The titles speak for themselves! Huffington Post UK: 8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas. This is Nottingham: The gift of love that can unwrap a less stressed Christmas Whether or not you have time to read these blogs as you finalise preparations […]

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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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Media: Tackling depression with spiritual tools…Independent blog

I have had a blog posted by The Independent. It is titled Are there mental tools that can help alleviate mental illness? In the context of a recent House of Commons debate, it illustrates a spiritual approach to tackling depression.  Here is an excerpt from the article. “Given the current challenges with the scientific data for antidepressants, such […]

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Healing prayer narrative – healing of bipolar depression

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings that include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts.  Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is […]

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Newsweek article explores the case that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos

A Newsweek article by Sharon Begley looks at the dubious nature of the claims made for the value of antidepressants, and discusses the moral dilemma of recommending drugs that have virtually no intrinsic value beyond people’s belief in them.  Her article is titled “The Depressing News About Antidepressants” and sub-titled “Studies suggest that the popular […]

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