Can Twentysomething Depression Be Healed?
Spiritual healing is often stereotyped as a belief in miracle cures. Sometimes healing can come quickly. At other times it takes persistence and gaining a deeper spiritual understanding. Here's one young woman’s story of her journey to full freedom from manic depression.
Homeopathy, Placebos And The Healing Power Of Our Thinking!
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!
Christmas Or Stressmas? 7 Spiritual Ways To Bring Out The Joy!
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?
Seeing New Possibilities Beyond The 'Superbug' Scare
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?
You, Me And Bruce Springsteen Are Not Guilty Of Being Not Good Enough!
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?
Two Consciousness Journeys Out Of Deep Depression
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.
Barking Up The Right Tree - 'Dementia Dogs' And Other Aids To Remembering Who We Are.
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?
Nurses And The Spiritual 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.