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The deeper demand? A September 11 thought.

Sharing this quote (written over 100 years ago) is not meant to be an argument against appropriate security measures. Nor is it intended to be an excuse for rose-tinted thinking. But as we once more grieve those lost, and love those still grieving, it is a thought-provoking question to ask ourselves: “How do we see […]

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Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery: 150 years young today!

I have just posted a new blog on Medium called: 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy 150 years ago today (February 4, 1866), a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades […]

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Should we passively accept our mortality?

“Toward’s twilight” by Tony Lobl When it comes to dying, doctors don’t always take their own medicine. A poignant example is that of a highly respected clinician who was diagnosed with cancer and yet chose not to avail himself of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical treatment. Instead, he closed his practice and spent some quality time […]

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Weighing Up Our Options When It Comes To Cancer

To screen or not to screen? That is the question – and it’s a controversial one. Many medics feel screening can too often be a slippery slope to potentially damaging and invasive treatments for something that might never actually develop. That has proved to be the case for prostate cancer screening in men, according to researchers in Canada. They […]

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Does ‘Big Data’ Miss The Bigger Picture Of Things That Can’t Be Measured?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Can ‘Big Data’ Value Who We Truly Are?                               Here is an excerpt: Big data undoubtedly has great potential to serve society when employed with integrity. But big data, framed in terms […]

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A word from the wise – forgiveness benefits the forgiver, too!

My latest blog on BuzzFeed is a kind of two-step dance…a photo log of quotes on forgiveness from celebrated figures such as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and Mary Baker Eddy.  Then, based on the latter’s ideas on spirituality and healing, some of my own musings on why forgiving can be good for your health. It is called: 7 (Healthy) Reasons To Let In […]

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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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Fighting for “the first of all liberties” – our health!

“Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last”. This was Martin Luther King Jr’s rallying cry as he concluded his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The lyrics of the moving spiritual song are also words many long to sing for health […]

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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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An early case of trial by media? Mary Baker Eddy and the ‘Next Friends’ Suit’

A colleague found a short, scholarly article on the web called ‘The “Next Friends” Suit: Mary Baker Eddy, and The Church of Christ Scientist’, on Trial. It is published by Sacred History Magazine and written by Lorin Geitner, Law Librarian at Chapman University Law School.  My colleague wrote: “The article gives a fair account of the trial of Mrs Eddy […]

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