Alone or with a partner – which is better?

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The United States Bureau of the Census says the fastest-growing household type since the 1980s has been the single person. The same is true in some other countries like the UK and Japan. A report says that sixty percent of people living in Stockholm live alone. It raises the question of whether it is better … Continue reading Alone or with a partner – which is better?

Journeying home – But how?

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An ideal home is an attractive thought. There are exhibitions and magazines which promote smart and aesthetically pleasing furnishing and house design. What is your ideal sense of home?  Journeying to my ideal home would be aiming to live in the same community as other people with whom I feel at ‘home’. It also is … Continue reading Journeying home – But how?

Miraculous cure – Is this possible?

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A 74-year-old woman’s lower right leg was covered in waxy lumps, eruptions of angry red and livid purple. Tests confirmed the worst suspicions: it was carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. Despite receiving no treatment over a period of a few months the tumours miraculously disappeared. There was nothing in the biopsies, or the scans. … Continue reading Miraculous cure – Is this possible?

Healing – How does it work?

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If you are sick or injured then you are likely suffering discomfort or pain, lacking vital energy and hindered in ordinary functioning. Healers in complementary medicine use differing symbols and language to describe their experiences in healing. The question arises, ‘Is there a common factor across acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy and other practices in alternative medicine … Continue reading Healing – How does it work?

Work life balance – How do I achieve it?

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A poor work life balance can be addressed through psycho-spiritual considerations as well as renegotiation. The signs of poor work life balance are feeling overloaded, taken for granted, and drained. Working parents may become a little detached from the children and feel what they do is not good enough. So what causes this state of … Continue reading Work life balance – How do I achieve it?

Preventing disease

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Nature, art and spirituality can reduce disease. It has been long established that a healthy diet, sufficient sleep and physical exercise bolster the body’s defences against physical and mental illness. However, research is now showing the benefits of certain other activities. Psychologists at University of California, Berkeley have been studying a direct influence on health … Continue reading Preventing disease

Addiction – A form of spiritual slavery?

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Addiction means that when you crave something, you engage in habitual self-destructive activity driven by obsessive thought. This happens in drug dependency, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, and compulsive eating. We can extend this idea to include any activity that we have repeatedly failed to eliminate from our lives and that is detrimental to inner well-being – … Continue reading Addiction – A form of spiritual slavery?

Inspiring example of volunteers

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In article in the Telegraph newspaper Martin Lewis points out that over 15 million people in Britain volunteer at least once a month to help others in society. Requests to form a new charity are currently flowing into the offices of the Charity Commission at an average rate of 30 every single day. Volunteers tackle … Continue reading Inspiring example of volunteers

Is all laughter healthy?

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Who hasn’t responded with laughter to one of the most famous sketches in the history of British television comedy, the ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’ from Monty Python’s Flying Circus?     Well, one person comes to mind. A rival political party had adopted the image of a bird for its logo.  Margaret Thatcher’s speech writers encouraged … Continue reading Is all laughter healthy?

Do I have to be religious to be spiritual?

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Being religious seems to be going out of fashion. However, although recession may be true for much of the Western world, one growth area is the new spiritual self-help industry said to be a commercial filling of the gap left by the decline of Christianity. These days you can pay for any amount of books, … Continue reading Do I have to be religious to be spiritual?