Wishing everyone a happy and holy Easter weekend!
In case you haven’t come across it through other channels, I have recorded a new 2 minute Your Daily Lift podcast responding to recent world news tugging at our heartstrings.
Mindful of those whose holidays might be bleaker than others, I have posted a blog on the Huffington Post called: “Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!” Here is an excerpt: Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit […]
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 […]
Just in case you don’t know: “LISTICLE: A short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…” The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as Looking for a Listicle to Lean On? Oldies Can Be Goodies? Here […]
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 […]
Forgiveness, it seems, is becoming increasingly fashionable. At least in theory. From yoga teachers to self-help books and from research papers to seminars on consciousness, the benefits of forgiveness are being widely trumpeted – it’s not only good for the soul, it’s also good for the health. However, many are finding it’s ‘easier said than […]
For those whose Christmas doesn’t seem quite so merry, here’s a story I have just recorded of someone in that situation a few years back. She and her daughter are now in a very happy family situation. “…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood […]
The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]
“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 […]