Healing

Am I a Healing Presence or a Hurting Presence?

Simon Haas | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When I was twelve, I travelled with my family in a small Volkswagen to Yugoslavia, a few years before the country would erupt into bitter civil war. With its rolling hills of corn fields and Soviet-era cars, it was like a country that had been frozen in time.

Can You Heal Yourself?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

This October, it will be 10 years since that fateful morning I discovered a crescent shaped bald spot behind each of my ears. I had no idea that day I was about to lose every hair on my body and that it would never grow back, as of yet.

Dear Instagram: I Love You... But You're Not a Doctor

Natasha Lipman | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Lipman

For about five months, my 'writing about health' thing has moved over to Instagram. And while it is an amazing platform, it doesn't do justice to the complexity and importance of understanding the science and the why behind a lot of what I choose to do.

Music as a Healer

Miel De Botton | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Miel De Botton

Music has always been my passion, my healer, and the methods I use to still my anxious mind dovetail well with classic music therapy techniques... Music lets us reach emotions that are difficult to reach verbally, become aware of hidden emotions and achieve a catharsis.

Is Love Actually All We Need?

Tony Lobl | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Indeed, so magnanimous have some seen this spiritual Love to be, that an early follower of Jesus once said (emphasis added): "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

How Often Do You Use the 'C' Word?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Those changes will empower you. Those words will put you back in control of your life. There isn't a nameless "something" out there trying to keep you from being able to do something; it's right there inside yourself in that horrible little "C" word. Only you can make it disappear and put yourself back in the driver's seat.

Everybody Wants the Perfect Partner, But Have You Considered This?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Everyone sits down and says the relationship is in trouble and then tells me the many ways in which the other person is lacking. The conversations are always about what's missing between them or how thing have changed, and a litany of the other person's shortcomings, long before they might mention their own contributions.

Do You Really Wish You Could Get Together More Often? Or Is It Just Lip Service?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I was chatting with a friend recently and mentioned that since I moved back to Calgary, I've started a monthly "Family Night." He said that sounded like a great idea and mentioned that his family only gets together at funerals now, and that they keep saying they should meet up in between but "it never happens. Maybe soon."

Honouring Peter Gilbert - a Giant Voice for Spirituality's Role in Compassionate Care

Tony Lobl | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

When Rowan Williams uses the word "special" you take note. But when he mentions it three times in one sentence and prefaces it each time with the word "very" we're clearly being called to attention.

There's Another Kind of Death and Resurrection That Has Nothing to Do With Religion

Liberty Forrest | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

I know because I've done it. I've resurrected myself from some pretty horrific situations. Re-invented myself many times. Started fresh. Changed so much about myself and my life, I find it difficult to recognise who I used to be.

How to Think Your Way Healthy - The Power of the Placebo

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies not only use double- blind, but also sometimes triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs.

My Mother. My Inspiration.

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Kucinich

It was the early 1990s. The recession had hit. Our house was in foreclosure, but mum was determined to make things work and to save our home. And she did! She established a healing practice and I watched the archetypal journey of the wounded healer unfold before me.

Homeopathy, Bebop and Other 'Revelations'

Tony Lobl | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

To many - like myself - mentally challenging this stigma is at the heart of prayer, because if we successfully silence the voice of this self-stigmatisation we're left with nothing but the awareness of being a son or daughter of the divine, as Jesus showed us all to be.

How to Lose Your Temper for the Sake of a Healthier Heart

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Anger significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the hours immediately following a flare up, according to findings of Harvard Medical School researchers. So what's to be done about it?

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

In similar vein, stories of a health dividend from a "divine connection" - often called prayer - are slowly but surely being woven into the growing debate about the importance of life's immeasurables.

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete?

Tony Lobl | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people - from the unselfish care of a Mother Teresa to the heart-pounding passion of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Yet with Valentine's Day upon us it's the romantic variety tugging at our heartstrings, especially if we lack that special someone to share it with.

Fighting for Our Freedom to Be Healthy

Tony Lobl | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What might be the basis for not accepting second class health? Perhaps because its as innate to our spiritual sense to feel health is natural as it is politically to demand equal rights. "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties," mused Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frédéric Amiele.

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...

How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Flat, Again

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Whining about how miserable it is might feel good for a while, and that's okay. Go for it! Find a few people who will commiserate with you. But then you've got to take that big breath and dive in again, knowing that every time you do this, you are learning more about your strength.

Three Ways to Activate Your Internal Doctor

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

One of the principles of a vitalistic outlook of health is that the body is a self-healing and self-organizing organism. It is designed to work properly when it is treated well and given the correct resources.

How to Cope When the Wheels Come Off

Liberty Forrest | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What do you do when Life throws too much at you all at once? Do the wheels come off and land you in the ditch? Do you smash head first into a tree? Or even worse, into oncoming traffic, taking out a few other people in the process?

Creativity as a Salve for the Mind and Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When life's burdens weigh too heavily on my shoulders, I have found that the creation of art frees me from my struggle. In the focused tranquility of painting and sculpting, my mind cannot wander to worries.

No-one Is Broken, Only Lost

Beth Burgess | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

From around the age of nineteen, I considered myself a broken person; I was an alcoholic, a prostitute and was plagued by a crippling anxiety disorder. Little did I know that one day it would all be resolved, proving that nothing about me was broken, only lost.