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Archive for June, 2012

Feelings are just Ripples in The Pool of Life

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Imagine that the very first essence of ‘you’ has just been conceived in your mother’s womb, in the stillness of the present moment. Very gently an awareness begins to stir in you, this is the first movement in you of ‘the mind’, you experience an awareness of a presence that seems other than you, an […]


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A discriminatory system that fails addicts

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Two weeks ago a young man in Northern Ireland died of liver failure. 22 Year old Gareth Anderson had previously featured in newspapers at 19 when he had been refused a liver transplant because he had been unable to go 6 months without a drink. Tragically he clearly didn’t want to die and was obviously […]


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Treatment of Drug Addiction: When is it successful?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

When can we say that treatment of drug addiction has been successful? The problem of deciding what constitutes success, or even improvement has generated heated debate between therapists, most notably in the past between 12-steps, psychoanalytic and behavioural enthusiasts. It has also divided policy makers. Those who favour prevention and environmental control are sceptical of […]


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The Personality

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

In the first seven years of your life, a concept that I prefer to call the personality is gradually created from all the beliefs gathered from experiences in those early years. Because this personality was formed from beliefs in the past, the only future it can create will always relate to the past. So it […]


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Research: What you eat isn’t as important as when you eat it.

Monday, June 4th, 2012

It seems that what you eat isn’t as important as when you eat it. New research by Satchindananda Panda, at the Salk Institute in California, has found that mice who ate a high fat diet in an 8 hour eating window didn’t gain weight but other mice who were able to eat this same diet […]


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