Thursday, July 24, 2014

Does ‘big data’ miss the bigger picture of things that can’t be measured?

Does ‘big data’ miss the bigger picture of things that can’t be measured?

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My latest Huffington Post UK blog has been posted, as: Can ‘Big Data’ Value Who We Truly Are?

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Here is an excerpt:

Big data undoubtedly has great potential to serve society when employed with integrity. But big data, framed in terms of materialistic measurements, can also miss the mark both on the human scale of…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

We CAN turn our backs on our ‘constant inner critic’

We CAN turn our backs on our ‘constant inner critic’

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Arianna Huffington calls that inner critic – to which we pay way too much attention – the ‘obnoxious roommate in your head’. But if we have an unwelcome roomie why not show them the door?

I recently saw Arianna speak in London on what she calls the Third Metric – a redefining of ‘success’ – and my latest Huffington Post blog includes some of my takeaways from that meeting (in a former Christian…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

A word from the wise - forgiveness benefits the forgiver, too!

A word from the wise – forgiveness benefits the forgiver, too!

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My latest blog on BuzzFeed is a kind of two-step dance…a photo log of quotes on forgiveness from celebrated figures such as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela and Mary Baker Eddy.  Then, based on the latter’s ideas on spirituality and healing, some of my own musings on why forgiving can be good for your health.

It is called: 7 (Healthy) Reasons To Let In The “Fresh Air” Of Forgiveness, and here is a…

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A good place to go for spirituality in Massachusetts!

A good place to go for spirituality in Massachusetts!

Alongside Mount Denali in Alaska, the Dallas Interfaith Peace Chapel in Texas and synagogues, churches, chapels, mosques, and temples around the United States…guess what was chosen to represent Massachusetts as “the most spiritual place” in the state? Yup – The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston!

Front page of "Religion" in Huffington Post, June 2014.

Front page of “Religion” in Huffington Post, June 2014.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

Me, the House of Lords, Russell Brand…and a spiritual pioneer!

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Peter Gilbert – photo provided by Pavilion

Last week I attended a book launch at the House of Lords hosted by former Archbishop Rowan Williams. Today, my resulting review of the occasion put me side by side with Russell Brand on the front page of Huffington Post Books (see screenshot below).

More importantly, it’s great to see the subject in question highlighted in a “featured blog”, since the…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Once an addict, always an addict? It ain’t necessarily so!

Once an addict, always an addict? It ain’t necessarily so!

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My latest piece is my gambling healing in narrative form…a testimony for those unfamiliar with the language of Christian Science, if you will. This is a new publication for me, with an engaged readership, so please do share generously, if you genuinely like the piece, which has been published in MindBodyGreen under the headline: I Was Addicted To Gambling. Here’s How I Overcame It.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Is addiction a disease or a lack of self-control? A survivor’s view.

Is addiction a disease or a lack of self-control? A survivor’s view.

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My latest post is a reflection on my twentysomething addiction to gambling and finding full and final freedom from it through a process of spiritual growth. It has been published in The Christian Science Monitor as “Reversing addictions: Is it possible?”

Here is an an excerpt…

Every time we tragically lose valued celebrities, such as…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Are there other possibilities homeopathy points to?

Are there other possibilities homeopathy points to?

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If homeopathy works for some of the people some of the time might it be pointing to even more intriguing possibilities? My latest article published on the Huffington Post UK as “Homeopathy, Bebop and Other ‘Revelations” explains how a pioneer thinker on health took just that view…

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Below is an excerpt…

Take homeopathy, conceived in 1796 by German…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

AIDS - how deeply can love remove the stigma?

AIDS – how deeply can love remove the stigma?

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When it comes to dealing with AIDS can love overcome stigma…and more? The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as: Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

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The grateful father attributed the return of health to a spiritual understanding of identity – one poetically captured in a Mindy Jostyn song…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

What’s not to like about the world’s shortest “listicle”?

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Just in case you don’t know: “LISTICLE: A short-form of writing that uses a list as its thematic structure, but is fleshed out with sufficient copy to be published as an article…”

The article below was published on the Huffington Post UK as Looking for a Listicle to Lean On? Oldies Can Be Goodies?

Here is an excerpt…

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Remember when a list was…

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