UK Spirituality

Why We Must Embrace Our Feminine Energy

Karen Ruimy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I met today with my beautiful editor. She came rushing to our meeting to work on my next book. She looked luminous like someone who is accomplishing great stuff in her life. Her nails were chipped. I found it really attractive. What is more attractive than a driven woman expressing her gifts and struggling to work out her life?

Soulwash - Is Western Spirituality Just Camouflaged materialism?

Daniel Crockett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

I, like many other agnostic young people living in the spiritual void of modern Britain, flirt with the idea of spirituality. As a spiritual dilettante, I reluctantly stretch through the odd yoga class or attempt to silence the endless flow of internal chatter using occasional meditation.

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Lobl

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.

Rock 'N' Roll Yoga Retreat

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

I felt as if I had arrived in the Garden of Eden - our home for a week was a luxury eco retreat, perched on the top of a hill, surrounded by four acres of fruitful Spanish gardens. The owner of Finca Paradiso, an artist, created a vibrant, colourful environment with Spanish and Moroccan influences.

Coaching Butterflies...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

n an R.E lesson the subject conveniently turned to the afterlife, and, without needing any cue, Freddy got up and spoke wonderfully in front of the whole class about Jade and most poignantly about how he sees her as a beautiful butterfly. Heart melting stuff and Ms H took the golden opportunity to elaborate and congratulate Freddy on such a brave show of emotion. Realising she was beneath the barrier, something wonderful happened between teacher and pupil and an understanding was made. This was confirmed when a Loom-band bracelet appeared anonymously on her desk with a note proclaiming her to be the best teacher in the world.

The Hardest Question to Answer During Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Asad Dhunna

It is fantastic to see a light-hearted approach to things and also that Muslims are sharing this experience with others. It also got me thinking about my very own #RamadanProblems. The hashtag is slightly ironic (and is intended to be) as you're not really supposed to complain during the month.

Why Emotions Rise in Yoga Class

Anja Brierley | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

Have you ever sworn at your yoga teacher whilst she/he counts S L O W L Y to eight in Boat Pose (Navasana)? Felt ecstatic in a deep backbend? Or shed a tear in Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)? Most of us have some kind of mental and emotional reaction to the shapes we put our bodies into during yoga class. Usually we just go with the flow. But once in a while certain poses trigger us.

The Fantastic Life of Paulo Coelho: Between Insanity and Spirituality

Ewa Zubek | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

Immensely quotable, universally appealing, read all over the world - that's Paulo Coelho, the indisputable king of popular Brazilian literature. The man behind The Alchemist, one of the best-selling novels ever written, may be a spiritual guru to many, but his past is marked by episodes of black magic, drugs and orgies.

Exposed: Five Well Preserved Spiritual Contradictions...

Sarupa Shah | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

To be spiritual you must do spiritual stuff...simply not true everyone is spiritual because everyone has a soul and spirit. Just because someone doesn't practice the same as you, agree with you or think about life and the universe in the same way as you, doesn't mean they are less spiritual than you.

Scientists Find Hints for the Immortality of the Soul

Dr. Rolf Froböse | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Rolf Froböse

Some international physicists are convinced, that our spirit has a quantum state and that the dualism between the body and the soul is just as real to as the "wave-particle dualism" of the smallest particles.

A Spiritual Response to Our 'Constant Inner Critic'

Tony Lobl | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Rather than projecting assumptions of what should happen, I've found that rejecting such preconceptions is what helps open my mind to a divinely grounded expectancy of good. Doing this has proved practical to myself and many others in overcoming all kinds of limitation, including emotional and physical health meltdowns and even chronic identity crises.

Pseudo-Spiritualism: A Rendezvous With Spirituality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Trying to give a quick-fix spiritual solution for everything is pseudo-spiritualism. Trying to create a revenue model out of dishing out quick fix solutions is pseudo-spiritualism. Conning people into believing that traditional spiritual approaches that have withstood the ravages of time are useless in modern day and inventing new age practices just to cater to the market is pseudo-spiritualism.

Traversing Pilgrim Paths: The Latest Brit Holiday Trend

Vicky Dean | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

One type of holiday growing in popularity is the pilgrim walk - and despite the name, it is not just the religious who are lacing up their hiking boots. This type of walk follows in the footsteps of pilgrims in the Middle Ages who would travel near and far to visit holy cities and shrines.

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.

Stop Doing - Start Being

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you ever thought that you have understood something only to find that you learn it again on a deeper and more profound level? Well it happened to me recently. Finally (I hope) I have got the message - Stop Doing and Start Being.

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".

Your MANual to Speaking and Understanding 'Man Language' - 10 Things All Women Should Know

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Don't talk to your man about important things or your relationship when he is doing something else. Likelihood is he won't pay full attention and you will take it personally and get upset. He's not disinterested - he just works best by focusing on one thing at a time and giving it his full attention.

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?

Interview: Trista Hendren, Feminist Activist and Author, on Her New Book 'Mother Earth'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Trista Hendren is a feminist activist who co-founded Rapebook, a Facebook page set up to campaign against rape humor and other abusive content on Facebook.

In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

On Walking

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I have solved all of my problems in life by walking. There is a Latin phrase for it: solvitur ambulando. It is solved by walking. Some may find it amusing or outlandish that problems can be solved by the humble stroll but consider this.

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.

Our Position Has Not Changed - Girlguiding Stands Behind Its One Promise for All

Gill Slocombe | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Gill Slocombe

I am very proud of the decisions we have made. I hope that they can be respected, because I, and our Board of Trustees, are absolutely clear that the words of the Promise, and our commitment to one Promise for All, have not changed. To me, this is what being "true to myself" is all about: standing up for what we believe in even when it might seem hard.

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.