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Spiritual Surfing

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 5:29 PM

Being spiritual is easy if you spend your life meditating on a mountain top with intermittent breaks for yoga and energy treatments (I actually know people who pretty much live like this) but for most of us attempting to live a spiritual life of sorts we simply don't have the...

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Schmalentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 4:43 PM

It seems that no sooner as Christmas is over and the January sales are dwindling that advertisers and shops start the campaign for people to spend their hard earned money in order to fully enjoy the next special occasion - St Valentine's Day - the day of enforced romance and...

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Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays as a Singleton

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 6:00 PM

For some the lack of a significant other during the festive period can be somewhat daunting. It's a time when the spotlight can be shone on your 'status' and the sentimental overtones of the holidays can sometimes make even the happiest of singletons feel a little unsettled. Before meeting my...

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We Should Be Giving Thanks Every Day Not Just On Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Thanksgiving will be celebrated across the US and Canada on Thursday 28 November.

People will gather with their loved ones and copious amounts of turkey will be consumed. Some may say prayers. Many will see it as an opportunity for a day off work, an opportunity to spend time...

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The Man Behind the Myth: Kabbalist Rav Berg

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 12:27 PM

On Monday 16th September the Rav Berg departed this world.

In 2004 he suffered a huge stroke from which he struggled to recover and in recent years his health had taken a turn for the worse. This was the first year he was unable to join his family and...

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Be Spiritual but Don't Be a Sheep... and Other Lessons Learnt on the Path

(6) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM

I began my spiritual path somewhat reluctantly. In fact I always joke that I got bitch-slapped into it by the universe. Five years ago I had a particularly messy break up, followed by a period of partying that added more chaos and confusion into my life but did nothing to...

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The Love Letter From a Stranger That Opened My Heart

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM

When I first move to LA one of the things that I noticed immediately (plastic surgery-ville aside) was the homeless people on the streets. London certainly has its fair share of homeless, but for some reason the plight of the homeless in LA tugged at my heart even more. I...

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Independence Day and the Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Every 4 July Americans celebrate Independence Day - commemorating the signing of the declaration of independence back in 1776 which marked the legal separation of the '13 Colonies' from Great Britain.

In a country known (and indeed often mocked by critics) for its patriotism the 4 July probably marks American...

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The Iron Lady's Death Shows Us How Far We Have To Go In Society as Well as Politics to Heal Legacies of Division and Separation

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 2:01 PM

As a controversial figure the magnitude and the divisiveness of the response to The Iron Lady's death is in many ways unsurprising but personally I have found the tsunami of vitriol shocking. When did it become acceptable in society for us to celebrate the death of any individual? Albeit a...

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Lindsay Lohan - An Addiction to Drama

(6) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Lindsay Lohan's personal and professional life has slowly unravelled over the last few years in one of the most dramatic slow motion 'life' car crashes of all time resulting in her being the subject of tabloid scrutiny and public derision.

It doesn't seem to be a coincidence but rather a...

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Bikram Yoga and the Game of Life

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM

A few years ago spurred by a friend I signed up for the 30 day Bikram yoga challenge. Having only ever tried yoga classes (Ashtanga) a couple of times before and intensely disliking the experience I was somewhat sceptical.

I will never forget my first class. It was like being...

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Bernie's Girl, Blind Spots and the Perils of Love in the Fast Lane

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Tamara Ecclestone the glamorous eldest daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been in the media spotlight recently with the focus firmly on her love life. Her former boyfriend from her teenage years was convicted and jailed for attempted blackmail. I remember Derek Rose then Jonathan Ketterman from over...

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As Blade Runner Falls the One Billion Rises

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2013 | 6:00 PM

The brutal death of Reeva Steenkamp and the subsequent arrest and pre-meditated murder charge of her boyfriend, the Olympian blade runner Oscar Pistorius has shaken South Africa to its core and sent shockwaves across the rest of the globe. The media has been dominated by images of the law graduate...

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We Need to End All Abuse, Including 'Invisible' Abuse

(7) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM

From the moment Justin Lee Collins was charged with harassment of his ex-girlfriend I took an interest in the case from both a legal and personal perspective. As the case went to trial and was reported on in great detail in the media I began to feel extremely uncomfortable. Innocent...

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Shalom Salaam

(33) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Shalom Salaam. Two words I never thought I would hear uttered in the same sentence by an Imam. But last week I did. I was in a convention centre in Anaheim, California with around three thousand five hundred people. All from different countries, religions, ethnicities and social backgrounds. The unifying...

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Bully - Fighting the Good Fight

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 7:00 PM

We live in an age where bullying appears to be on the increase. In both the UK and the USA stories in the media of horrific bullying of young people resulting in them taking their own lives are sadly more commonplace than not.

Stories of corporate bullying highlighted in...

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And the Truth Shall Set You Free

(8) Comments | Posted March 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM

As a human being and a lawyer I have always prided myself as someone that is honest and values the truth. However I have recently gone through a process which has made me question my own morality and taught me the wisdom of truth.

Almost a decade ago I happened...

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No to Abstinence - Yes to Better Education

(18) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Nadine Dorries' various political crusades are widely received with disgust and criticism not only by her political polar opposites in the press but also on the internet where she is regularly reviled for her political stances.

Some of this criticism is based on seemingly glaring inaccuracies in the 'facts'...

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Katy and Russell: Irreconcilable Differences and the Laws of Love

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM

The recent demise of the marriage of popstress Katy Perry and the infamous lothario turned devoted husband Russell Brand spurred inevitable public commentary and debate with media outlets ruminating over (and in some cases, dare I say almost celebrating) the latest celebrity marriage to fail.

So newsworthy was the...

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The True Injustice of the Meredith Kercher Trial

(21) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 7:00 PM

The sensational decision to clear Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher has been received with predictable and understandable hysteria and not just from those closest to the case. Since the tragic and brutal murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007 the high profile case has gripped...

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