Tag Archives: mental health
"Just another Thames twilight" by Tony Lobl

Gaining Freedom From Depression – an inspiring story

My latest BuzzFeed blog addresses an “epidemic” of depression and suicidal thoughts among the millennial generation by sharing one young woman’s inspiring story of her spiritual journey to complete freedom from manic depression. Here is an excerpt. Looking back, I can see my family and friends did the best they knew how to help, but eventually I felt impelled to […]

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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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Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

Last week I attended a book launch at the House of Lords hosted by former Archbishop Rowan Williams. Today, my resulting review of the occasion put me side by side with Russell Brand on the front page of Huffington Post Books (see screenshot below). More importantly, it’s great to see the subject in question highlighted in a “featured blog”, […]

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'Sunlight breaking through' by Tony Lobl

Depression and the spiritual dawning…

One of those friends…credits both ‘beauty’ and ‘a growing sense of God’s absolute and unshakeable love’ as being the ‘tools’ of his recovery.

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‘Light piercing the dark clouds’, by Tony Lobl

Seeking a spiritual route to freedom from depression

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s latest UK tour is in full swing and getting rave reviews. His personable presence and his poetic and melodic songs are bringing joy to many. Yet along with his now iconic status as one of the great veterans of the live circuit he brings with him an open secret – for decades he […]

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Finding the true ‘you’ beyond the labels…

It was probably just a simple misunderstanding between a physician and her patient but it had life-changing consequences. The woman being diagnosed recalled: “The doctor at the hospital kept asking me if I heard voices. “I didn’t know what she meant by this. Was she checking my hearing, my awareness? Was she using a metaphor? […]

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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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What’s “the glory of being alone”? And can it ease our loneliness?

‘Only the lonely, know the way I feel,’ Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during that time many who have felt forlorn have identified with the Big O’s chart-topping lyrics. Stephen Fry has just added himself very publicly to the list. The multi-faceted British writer and broadcaster made […]

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Can we “optimize” the possibility for spontaneous remission?

It sometimes seems as if we live in a golden age of insecurity. So much that’s going on makes anxiety appear entirely rational. But are we being bombarded with more reasons to be fearful than it’s necessary to take on board? Most of us will never encounter the majority of mortal dangers we hear about […]

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“Bye, Bipolar!” – is it possible?

From pharmaceuticals and side effects to freedom and peace. In Finding An Exit Strategy From A Mental Health Drugs Habit – posted on BuzzFeed – I share how one bipolar sufferer found a way out of the cycle of drugs and more drugs that worked for her.  Here is an excerpt. Are there other ways to achieve […]

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