My Blog

I write regular blogs / articles that cover a range of subjects, from the mind-body connection, life, spiritual wisdom, self esteem, kindness, to alternative therapies, and even more esoteric subjects, all of which I back up with science. There's over 150 on this site. Please feel free to share.

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Telesomatic events

A woman had been writing a letter to her daughter when her right hand began to burn intensely. A short time later she received a phone call from her daughter’s college to tell her that there had been an accident and her daughter’s right hand had been burned with acid.

Image of a clock melting over the edge of a box.

Why time speeds up as you age

As children, the last few days before Christmas or a birthday drag on, yet as adults, come November, we’re counting the weeks to Christmas and can’t believe it’s come around again so fast.

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The nocebo effect

Positive expectations drive the placebo effect, whereas negative expectations drive the nocebo effect. In both cases, the brain simply does what it can to meet these expectations.

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The Healing Power of Moral Treatment

Research shows that kindness practices can improve our mental health by boosting happiness, creating resilience to stress, and protecting against depression.