Food for thought? Today, Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a panel of experts to focus on dire concerns with antibiotic drugs losing their effectiveness. But are more drugs the only answer, or can spirituality play a part, too?
Is revenge sweet? Not according to visionary thinkers from Maya Angelou to Nelson Mandela to Mary Baker Eddy. Here are some ideas from those who have road-tested the art of forgiving under trying circumstances.
How should you react when you feel you have been wronged? The better way is to turn the other cheek according to noted personalities like Maya Angelou, who walked the talk of forgiving under trying circumstances.
An Australian study has set the cat among the pigeons by claiming homeopathy is ineffective, prompting fierce debate between skeptics and adherents. But could it be that there’s more to homeopathy than meets the eye of either critics or supporters!
The need to balance work, home and social activities can be intense during the holidays yet it can add stress and reduce joy to be governed by too rigid a to-do list. How about reducing stress and adding joy by giving yourself some spiritual gifts?
When it comes to dealing with AIDS can love overcome the stigma…and do even more than that? Is there a healthier, healing way to see ourselves?
More and more people are recognising the value of a gratitude attitude. Clearly, being grateful is a good thing in and of itself. But can it also be good for your well being? Here are some thoughts.
With The Lancet’s latest dire warning about the declining potency of antibiotics is the only way out to seek even more potent medication? Or might there be new horizons to explore in the ‘post-antibiotic era’ foreseen by the World Health Organisation?
There’s been a more vocal atheism in the past decade and a declining number of church-goers. Yet UK spiritual demographics seem to hold steady. That is, the evidence shows the majority of Brits remain spiritual, whether religious or not.
The frankness of Bruce Springsteen in talking about his mental health struggles is a shining light to many who wrestle with their own voices of self-loathing. They’re not alone, The Boss shares the struggle. But is there a way to quiet those voices?
That inner voice - or a perceptive friend! - telling us to “Get over it!” might not only be offering us a moral compass, but sound health advice, too!
As a promotional exercise, coffee houses with “the Leonard Cohen vibe” were once sent a free copy of the Tower of Song album. “I’d like to go to some of those,” Cohen later said. “I can rarely locate my own vibe.” After years of mental illness, though, the folk-poet did finally find his groove, and that can encourage the rest of us.
A labrador and golden retriever have been trained as “assistant dogs” for two UK dementia patients and more are on their way. Dogs can give meaning to our lives, as do other things - from gardening to prayer. Can these help us in times of need?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about delivering quality and innovation in patient care, and calls for more consistent compassion in the NHS. In celebration and appreciation of the healing role nurses play, here are some thoughts on the benefits of a quality-delivering innovation which can be implemented immediately by anyone.
February celebrated “wise health care consumers” at the same time as newspapers and airwaves conveyed and questioned the need for “flu jabs”. Are there other wise choices that could protect us from the flu?
Like Charlie Brown’s perennially card-free Valentine’s Day mailbox, February 14 can sometimes seem empty. But what if a deeper love already fills the vacuum? Here are five ways that can help to feel that love.
From pharmaceuticals and side effects to freedom and peace. One bipolar sufferer found a way out of the cycle of drugs and more drugs that worked for her.
Is it time to echo the stand of the freedom fighters in Les Miserables and man the (mental) barricades against the challenges of aging?
Israel has taken the bold move of passing a “photoshop law” that bans unnaturally thin models and makes it mandatory to clearly mark manipulated images. The noble aim is to curb a rise in eating disorders but the pressure on women to conform to stereotypical views of beauty takes many forms - including using toxins to look young. A friend felt the sting of the pressure to change when she tried for a job as a model. But her story had a happy ending. She found a way to feel and be beautiful without extreme dieting or taking medication.