Consciousness

Conscious Living, What Is It, Why and How?

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

What exactly does "conscious living" mean? In a nutshell, it means to be aware of your thoughts, speech and actions in every moment without causing harm to yourself or those around you. This basic approach to life may sound simple, but after centuries of tribal conditioning, living with absolute awareness requires deliberate observation and on going personal development.

Street Wisdom - Answers Are Everywhere

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Barez-Brown

The whole premise of Street Wisdom is that you pay attention, 'tune in' to the street and find solutions to long-held problems you might have had in your personal or professional life. The answers are all out there we just need to give ourselves time and learn how to get ourselves into our present.

Phew: Scientists Say It Is Impossible To Build A Conscious Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech

There is good news today in humanity's struggle to avoid a nightmarish robot dystopia. Scientists have determined that it is probably mathematicall...

Free! Love Your Work, Love Your Life

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

We live life on a spectrum. At one end we are busy little worker ants, head down rushing around with bags of doing energy, always buzzing off to our ...

Old School Campaigning Wont Stop Extreme Weather

Richard Wilson | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Richard Wilson

The social sector's moral authority was once its greatest strength. Now I believe it has become one of its greatest weaknesses. The belligerence that comes from self-righteousness may have got us to the top table in business and government. But now it is what stops us building the new creative relationships and ideas that can embed the systems change we need.

Seeking a Light Beyond Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

For a couple of weeks I'd taken snapshots of glorious dawn skies from my bedroom window and posted them on Facebook, to modest acclaim from a few fait...

When Decision Making Is Agony - The Fear of Getting It Wrong

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Trying to make a decision in a relationship, job, finance or choosing a location all involve the same problem, the possibility of regret. That ability we have of placing ourselves in the future and looking back on that moment of choice with horror. Then rehearsing the idea of beating ourselves up for being such an idiot. Duh!

Prayer, Healing and 'Miracles' - Relic of the Past or Medicine of the Future?

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The vast majority of people seem comfortable with the idea that 'there is more to life than meets the eye' and are convinced this 'something more' is spiritual - even if there's a broad array of views as to what that means.

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Breaking "Good": My First Psychedelic Drug Conference

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

If the popular rise of drugs in mainstream culture is any indication of the times - just think how many viewers caught the finale of Breaking Bad - perhaps we need to especially reconsider the use of psychedelic drugs.

A Hug's Message to Tragedy: "Move On!"

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Widow Debbie Dorling's husband was tragically killed by an HGV driver when both crossed red lights at an intersection. Instead of baying for justice when he walked free from court on Tuesday she wholeheartedly embraced the driver and forgave him.

This Article Will Change The Way You Look At Travel Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Be honest: the last time you took a holiday, was it the stress-free experience you had been so long hankering after, or did it end up being a bit irri...

Can "the Glory of Being Alone" Ease our Struggles With Loneliness?

Tony Lobl | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

"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 hav...

Has Social Awareness Affected Travelling?

Macca Sherifi | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

It seems to me that there's a correlation between social awareness and global consciousness; the more we know the more we seem care. Due to the rise in social media, people's perceptions are being challenged every single day, and it's having a huge effect on the society we live in.

Sartre on Love, Sexual Desire and Relationships

Tom Butler Bowdon | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Butler Bowdon

Jean-Paul Sartre's masterpiece Being and Nothingness (1943) made him one of the great modern philosophers of freedom. Though long and very difficult to read, his purpose was to drill down to find the heart of our being.

Einstein's Brain and the Question of Consciousness in Defying Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

My friend remarked on how he'd had the top medical care and had taken almost 10,000 pills in the eight years between the doctor's diagnosis and its reversal. Yet that time was still filled with such mental and physical lows that he frequently felt suicidal.

Proof of Heaven? What, Here and Now? Why Not!

Tony Lobl | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Dr. Eben Alexander - who has worked at some of the most prestigious US medical institutions - has spoken of the need for a different "picture of reality" after he nearly died during a seven-day coma. His book "Proof of Heaven" has just been published.

Health and the Mental Signature

Tony Lobl | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What do women want? Some might say it's a question that has perplexed men for millennia! But in the box office hit of the same name, Mel Gibson's sc...

Illusions, Delusions and Healing

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

It probably takes a lot to phase comedian Jimmy Carr. But a moulded plastic mask of Einstein's head managed to do that on an episode of QI. Why? Bec...

The "Medicalisation of Normality" or the Normalisation of Health? Let's Choose Wisely

Tony Lobl | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Yesterday you were shy, bereaved, apathetic, eccentric. Today you are mentally ill. But don't worry. Nothing has changed except some new labelling ...

Is Aspirin Advice Increasingly Hard to Swallow?

Tony Lobl | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Remember the advice to take aspirin even if you don't need it - because it can reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke?

The Science Delusion

Dr Rupert Sheldrake | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Dr Rupert Sheldrake

The "scientific worldview" is immensely influential because the sciences have been so successful. Their achievements touch all our lives through technologies and through modern medicine. Our intellectual world has been transformed through an immense expansion of our knowledge, down into the most microscopic particles of matter and out into the vastness of space, with hundreds of billions of galaxies in an ever-expanding universe.

Do Drug-Free Options Offer Fresh Hope?

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

A "drug-free therapy" helps slow the expected decline of people diagnosed with dementia, a study has found. The therapy enabled sufferers to maintai...