Let me ask you a question! Do you trust your doctor? Your psychiatrist? I grew up in the 1960s and in those days we were programmed to trust psychiatrists, doctors, police and the state — usually in that order. After the Second World War, the Church and its priests had quietly abdicated their moral high… Read More The deadly history of Psychiatry
What do you expect to get out of meditation? A lot of people sit down to try ‘meditation’ but soon give up because they either fell asleep or ‘nothing happened’. Nobody seems to know what ‘meditation’ is for! ‘Guided Meditation’ seems to be the only game in town! Today the internet is a like one big spiritual deli counter, offering… Read More What is ‘Guided Meditation’?
Remember that sinking feeling? Out of the blue, when you least expect it, someone says something hurtful. At first, you think you must have misheard, but by the time their words sink in it’s too late to retort. For weeks and weeks, every time you remember the incident you want to shrivel up like a used up tube… Read More Why are people so nasty?
It’s not that you want to die, it’s just the feeling that you don’t want to go on as you! Relax! Here is the solution to your problem and it starts with a question: “Where is this self that the world would be better off without?” Is your ‘self’ in your arms and legs? You… Read More When you feel that the world would be better off without you
“Nothing’s happening! I must be doing it wrong?” It’s your first day in a meditation class. You carefully open one eye to see if anyone has started levitating without you. Everyone is firmly rooted to the gym floor but there’s something ‘otherworldly’ about them – they look ‘absorbed’. You feel alone and a little jealous,… Read More What Meditation Is
When is it ok to be offensive? Most of us condemn bullying and violence. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly socially acceptable to react with aggression to anyone who has opinions, we believe, are forbidden by our segment of society. When we are ‘Triggered’ our reaction to someone, or something else, becomes the justification for our own aggression and violence. This… Read More Feeling Triggered Yet?
Sometimes insanity is the only sane response to an insane world. There may be a reason why you feel depressed but if there is, you don’t have ‘Depression’ with a capital ‘D’, so be happy! Because you’re just ‘sad’ and that’s fine or so I’m told! The bad news is that ‘Depression’ is so much… Read More What is Depression?
Is it right to use vegetarianism as a weapon to bash other people? Vegetarianism can divide family and friends — it often makes socialising with ‘non-vegetarians’ very difficult. It has lately become a badge of honour, with vegans senior to vegetarians, all of whom are out ranked by the ‘Breatharians’. Noelene Sanderson, like many people, sees… Read More Is vegetarianism right for everyone?
Unfortunately, self-obsession and narcissism is the ‘new’ normal! Loyalty and commitment not so much! Relationship breakdown is almost inevitable! Too many of us find ourselves betrayed by the very people we turn to for love. So how do you survive this ‘life-changing’ event and save what’s left of your self-respect. The first thing you have… Read More How to survive relationship breakdown
Your children are not your own! Like mustard gas in a World War I trench, worldwide legislation has silently and secretly stolen your right to decide the fate of your children. George Orwell wrote his book ‘1984’ as a warning, but it would seem that most of our world leaders see it more as a training manual. Despite… Read More MMR Vaccine