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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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Bridging the physical and spiritual – thoughts on Halloween!

I never knew just how much of a hand my British homeland had in shaping Halloween. “Halloween originated as a pagan festival in parts of Northern Europe, particularly around what is now the United Kingdom. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is a time when magic is most potent and spirits can make contact […]

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From belief to faith, from faith to understanding…

How do you fill a seemingly “eternal black hole of despair” within you? That was the question facing Elizabeth Gilbert as divorce plunged her into deep depression. Her answer? In a moment of “revelation”, the “Eat, Pray, Love” author realized the “only thing that can fill an eternal hole is the Eternal.” She continued: “So […]

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Happiness and satisfaction guaranteed? Get to know God!

Here’s an excerpt from my latest blog on Medium.com, posted as “Happiness and satisfaction guaranteed? Get to know God!” My friend’s a perfect 10. She found out yesterday, and she shared the news with her church. Now perhaps you’re thinking Bo Derek in the movie “10”. And maybe you’re further thinking that a church meeting […]

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Let’s value who we truly are!

My latest photo-essayish blog has just been posted on Medium.com as “5 (Spiritual) ways to value who you truly are”! (The photos, including the one above, are from my “More Subtle Selfies” series.) These are the 5 bullet points: We can disentangle our thinking! We don’t need to settle for a lesser love for ourselves We […]

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What would spiritual scepticism look like?

What would spiritual scepticism look like? My latest blog on The News Hub is called “Do we need a healthier model of scientific scepticism?”  Here is an excerpt: As fellow scientist David Pruett observed in the Huffington Post: “The authors of the manifesto are all scientific mavericks whose viewpoints are not mainstream. It’s worth noting, however, that […]

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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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Is There A Spiritual Step More Mindful?

My latest blog on The News Hub is called: “Are we seeking an even deeper mindfulness?” Here is an excerpt: A review of studies that evaluated the merits of three kinds of mindfulness-based practices found “convincing evidence” of benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems.“These mindfulness practices show considerable promise and the available evidence indicates […]

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Taking A Healing Step Beyond Innovation

It may come as a surprise to learn that in the disproportionately male-dominated world of the super-rich, no less than 197 women are worth at least a billion dollars. But within this select group there’s an even more rarefied subset — the 29 females who, according to Forbes’ list of the mega-wealthy, are self-made billionaires. And the “most impressive” of these? According to […]

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Can We Dethrone “The Emperor of Maladies”?

Ken Burns’ new documentary series, “Cancer, the Emperor of All Maladies”, highlights “the longest running war in human history”. But beyond the ongoing scientific quest for a cure are there other ways people have found freedom from such a devastating diagnosis? Could the seed of what a writer recently called “arguably our most feared disease” […]

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