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PODCAST: 20th century UK artists and ground breaking women politicians

I recently participated in a Mary Baker Eddy Library podcast. It focused on British students of Christian Science who were pioneering modern artists (Lucy Kent on Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Winifred Nicholson) and glass-ceiling shattering women parliamentarians (Robin Harragin on Nancy Astor, Margaret Wintringham and Thelma Cazalet-Keir). For my part, I was offering some perspective on Christian Science in the UK. […]

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The Healing On Angelina’s Cutting Room Floor…

Angelina Jolie has turned Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling biography Unbroken into an inspirational movie. But could it have been even more inspiring? My latest BuzzFeed blog is called… Here is an excerpt: However, the fact remains the movie omits a very special moment – a moving healing that is a highlight of the biography on which Jolie’s film is based. Leaving this out […]

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Looking Forward To A Spiritually Prosperous 2015!

My latest blog on Linked in wishes y’all some quality time for “Looking Beyond The Fireworks To A Prosperous 2015”. Here is an excerpt: It’s as if society has become stuck in a groove with our ears repeatedly assailed by the well-meant message: “Wishing You A Happy and Prosperous New Year”. The first few times we may actually […]

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What’s The Key To Transforming Ourselves?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog post is called “Is Our Key To Happiness Unlocking Who We Spiritually Are?” and it includes the story of a man whose drug addiction had literally and figuratively imprisoned him. Here is an excerpt… Hoarding less stuff in less space can lead to more happiness. That’s the view of […]

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When The Beatles Sang “All You Need Is Love”…Were They Right?

My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Is Love Actually All We need? Here is an excerpt: Yet one type of love is conspicuous by its absence – the divine Love which has brought both solace and healing for millennia, and which still rescues many from grief, from broken hearts, and even […]

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What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

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 […]

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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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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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