Shining Tree
Shining Tree

Do you need a panel of "experts" to tell you that you should treat the elderly with dignity and compassion?

Do you need a panel of “experts” to tell you that you should treat the elderly with dignity and compassion? It seems that “care” staff in the NHS do.

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If you had cancer would you leave your survival to chance…….or can you be extraordinary?

Breakfast news talked about the discovery of the genetic code of hereditary breast cancer this morning. At present patients with this dilemma can have mastectomies to prevent the cancer occurring.

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What is Shining Tree

“One seeing is worth a thousand reading”   –  a Chinese proverb We get people coming into Shining Tree asking what we do.

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Shame on you British nurses!

David Cameron told British nurses to be more caring towards their patients today, that nurses should be more patient and not paperwork orientated.

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Meditation rears its ugly head

Meditation has been featured on Breakfast television on BBC over the last two weeks. Usual format, a reporter gives a stereotypical Western viewpoint of what Meditation is, speak to some scientists, joins a group that meditates and see if there is  any improvement in any of the participants; say: “mind over matter”, another time slot on the programme filled.

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Ticking the boxes for Universal Spirituality

“…..the power of a universal spirituality and its eight practical elements: 1. Solidarity for all life 2. Moral capacity 3. Non-violence 4.

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On doing and being

On this special day, whether it is because you try to follow the example set by Jesus of Nazareth, or you see this time purely as a time to spend with your family.

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Contemplation of imperfection and peace of mind

Achieving peace of mind is a lovely way of describing  the meaning of life. It is something that everyone aspires to.

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Jesus was a Yogi

“Father Gabriele Amorth, who for years was the Vatican’s chief exorcist and claims to have cleansed hundreds of people of evil spirits, said yoga is Satanic …” He obviously hasn’t seen the Jeremy Kyle Show. 

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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 »