Spiritual Practice

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

Tony Lobl | Posted 13.03.2014 | 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?

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.

Five Reasons I am Grateful for My Anxiety

David Mochel | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Anxiety serves as a cue to reconnect with the miracle of existence. It is not an exaggeration to say that I am genuinely grateful for the role anxiety now plays in my life.

Being Religious or Spiritual Is Linked With Getting More Depressed

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Religion, and even more, spirituality not tied to formal religion, appears to be unhelpful in terms of protecting you from low mood, and could even be linked with more depression.

Bruce Springsteen's Light Shines Through the Darkness of Self-Loathing

Tony Lobl | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tony Lobl

The Boss is top of the live pops - he has just been voted No.1 among the 50 best acts currently performing. This accolade from a Rolling Stone panel ...

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.

The Importance of Shutting Up

Todd Savvas | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

When I pondered the idea of writing a blog today I immediately received the statement "The importance of shutting up". Obviously the Spirit said this ...

Spirituality - Another Vital Sign on the Doctor's Checklist?

Tony Lobl | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The machine, beeping steadily away in the background, reassuringly spells life. Suddenly it goes haywire. Something's wrong. The patient needs urgent...

Why You Might Not Be Attracted To The 'Right' Person.

Todd Savvas | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

Most clients come to me with questions about the person they are with, whether or not they are the 'one', or if it will 'last'. Both of these are stra...

Buddhism for Parents

Elena Barbiero | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Spiritual traditions have a lot to offer in any sense, especially to parents: remember all those lovely boozy night out, pre-children?

When Psychics Go Bad... How Divination Can be Destructive

Alice Grist | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

First up I need to be clear. I am a tarot lover, I have been reading the cards since I was 13. At first for friends, but now I do so professionally. I love and praise the genuine guidance tarot can offer, they are like an objective best friend. From my perspective tarot can help you figure out what you already, deep down, know. A good genuine reading should compliment your intuition about your own life. A healthy reading does not offer answers or prediction so much as it offers clarity and perspective.

Ain't Nothing but a Label

Todd Savvas | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

How many labels do you hear each day? What about the numerous labels you place upon yourself throughout the day? It seems that today's society is made up of endless classifications and identifiers, but are they helping us or are they simply restricting our soul progression?

Lotus Position Optional

Stephanie Brookes | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Brookes

So, if the thought of meditation has always brought to mind those images of the Lycra-clad, wheatgrass guzzling fitness junkies that we associate with such leg bending practices; throw the Zen-like guru stereotype out the window, place your derriere on your chair of choice and simply meditate away...

Social Media and the Sword of Justice

Todd Savvas | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

So it starts to get slightly interesting when each and every psychic or psychically persuaded person I know reports the exact same daily occurrence, and that occurrence is that of otherworldly exhaustion.

Spiritually Inclined? Then Give Yourself Permission to be Human

Alice Grist | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Are you hoping to embark upon a spiritual and soulful existence? If so you have my encouragement to just give it up, get back to your roots and simply be human.

The Sum of a Man

Todd Savvas | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

I had not planned on writing a blog this month as I have been slightly exhausted from all the writing I have been doing.

Detox from the Botox Mentality

Tony Lobl | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

"Your bags will be on carousel B - that's 'B' for Botox". This quip from the Virgin Atlantic flight service manager got a laugh from the passengers as we touched down in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, where agelessness is often at a premium.

Spiritual Living: It's Not All So Serious

Alice Grist | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

In taking my spiritual self too seriously I nearly lost everything. I pushed people away and I denied my human self it's pleasures, it's fun, it's stress-relieving love of laughter. I became a spiritual shell, one surrounded by a core of self-inflicted dogma, but with very little going on inside.

Neptune and What It's Doing to You

Todd Savvas | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

Since Neptune made its move into Pisces on 4 February 2012, forceful shifts have substantially altered the energy field. This means that, at times you...

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 ...

Jan 2012 - Emotional Rollercoaster?

Todd Savvas | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

As I sit outside in the freezing cold (yet apparently warm), enjoying the sun in Canary wharf, waiting for my lovely but notoriously late friend, James. I wonder what 2012 has brought us.

Tick Tock to 2012 and the Collapse of Time

Todd Savvas | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

It's nearly 2012 and I wonder whether this year has been what I thought it would be. A while back I predicted the theme of the year would be about rew...

Is it Time to Make Time for Spiritual Care?

Tony Lobl | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What do prayer, unconditional love, forgiveness, life's meaning and purpose, and spiritual practice have in common? They are five Spiritual Concepts ...

Mercury and its Marvellous Retrograde

Todd Savvas | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

As I sit down to write yet another blog draft I try to think of an interesting and (hopefully) witty spiritual take on something happening right now.

H is for Heartbreak, and How I Have Avoided Writing This

Todd Savvas | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

Isn't it so strange how any sane person can be brought to their knees being crippled by heartbreak? It doesn't matter how strong or logical you are, it seems that when the heart experiences heartache, we all seem to respond in one way, that is - totally.