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Pensioners and prisoners

  The following is part of email from Paul Roche…..hilarious! Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.

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"If if makes you feel better,do it".

Often we pick a therapy by what we have read in magazines, what celebrities have had done and what friends might have recommended……..not exactly a very scientific way of trying to find someone to help improve your life! Continue Reading »

A passionate discourse on the placebo, intention and Yi

Had a discussion with a colleague recently about the so called “placebo effect”. As far as I am concerned, there are three views of this.1.

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Balance and harmony

Fools will rush in where angels fear to tread; but he who hesitate is lost.  If you can steer the middle path between the two in life , then you will have balance and harmony

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Dharma Quote of the Week

In general, most non-Buddhist religions meditate on the deity as being outside the physical body. In these cases the deity takes the form of a refuge, or of a protector or messenger.

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Vibrational medicine……the basis of all healing

  I saw a feature on the news about how singing appears to help symptoms of Parkinsons disease and Altzeimers as well.

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Feedback from October retreat

This for me has been a wonderful experience and an important first step. I have felt loved, respected and cherished- thank you for that.I think that my time at Shining tree has been very important to me and I hope to come back.

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The emperor's new clothes syndrome

If we don’t want to be led and controlled then we must stop acting like sheep, we must all become shepherds- our own shepherd. Continue Reading »

When your horse dies………..you walk.

There is a Chinese proverb which goes: when your horse dies…..you walk, Continue Reading »

Good wishes

Practice for the New Millennium by the Dalai Lama The Practice: 1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want the same things (to be happy and be loved) and we are all connected to one another.

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