The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health

For many years, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking on health and well-being.  The results, it has to be said, have been mixed. Now a group scientists are venturing onto new, and controversial terrotory. For example, University of Miami HIV/Aids researcher, Gail Ironson noticed that a number of HIV … More The Vexed Issue of Spirituality and Health

Can Being More Compassionate Toward Others Make Us More Self-Compassionate?

According to Kristin Neff, Professor of Human Development & Culture at the University of Texas at Austin: ‘People can use their skills of compassion for others to learn how to be more self-compassionate. Whenever you find yourself being very harsh with yourself, you can think of the types of warm, supportive things you’d say to … More Can Being More Compassionate Toward Others Make Us More Self-Compassionate?