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Bali Tires of Badly Behaved Tourists

Social media influencers – who are drawn to the island’s photo-perfect, emerald-green paddy fields, its scenic temples and beaches – have proved a particular problem. “The key for Bali recovery (from the pandemic) is the low number of (Covid-19) cases. But the foreigner who has (online) followers creates content about violating the health protocol, leaving an impression that Bali is not safe,” Niluh said.

Curing Type 2 Diabetes Without Medication?

It’s 10 years since Professor Roy Taylor revolutionised treatment for type 2 diabetes with a groundbreaking study that showed the disease could be reversed through rapid weight loss. Until his research was published, type 2 diabetes was thought to be an incurable, lifelong condition. Now, for many people, we know it is not.

Your Culture Here!

Use a funny nickname, your favourite animal for a profile pic. Have fun and restore to society what it has lost and is losing-our past, our inheritance, our culture.

Drugs will change mind landscape

After decades of demonization and criminalization, psychedelic drugs are on the cusp of entering mainstream psychiatry, with profound implications for a field that in recent decades has seen few pharmacological advancements for the treatment of mental disorders and addiction.

Tribute to Tagore: from W.B.Yeats

I have carried the manuscript of these translations about with me for days, reading it in railway trains, or on the top of omnibuses and in restaurants, and I have often had to close it lest some stranger would see how much it moved me.

Freud and I: Tribute on His Birthday

It was remarkable to hear educated people in the audience say that they found ‘Freud difficult to read’. My father borrowed a Freud book from the armed forces library in a small town in India, used a dictionary to understand the words and changed his life. And mine too.

Unity and Diversity in Pentecost/Whitsun

On the isolated occasions when diversity and unity is celebrated or discovered to exist together, the effect can be so joyous it is, indeed, intoxicating. This is rare and the norm is more that alienation, mutual suspicion and violence mark our communal relations. But it must remain an ideal for which we strive, a hope which will keep us alive. There is a common wind that refreshes all, whilst each is energised by their own light, their own identity: but for the enrichment of all.

Should I Choose Pilates or Yoga?

The availability and choice of classes available at local gyms, sports centres, and spas, can be overwhelming and confusing. Which class should I choose? Will I be able to get into the shapes? Will I be able to follow on?

The Seven Ages of Women and Yoga

Cultural pressures and expectations are generally negative. To say “she is menopausal” is usually used to demean or humiliate a woman of a certain age. It is often the butt of many jokes about the perceived ugliness and unattractiveness of the female body at this time of life.

Mothers in Marriage Certificates!

The Home Office said the reforms were “the biggest changes to the marriage registration system since 1837” and would “correct a historic anomaly” by allowing for the mothers’ details to appear on the marriage entry for the first time.

Yoga and Mental Health

” a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” World Health Organisation 2001

Passion and Academic Achievement

The chief factor explored in the study was how individualistic a society was: in individualistic cultures, the team argues, people are more motivated by pursuing paths related to their passions, while those in collectivistic cultures are more likely to see themselves as part of an interdependent network, often fulfilling obligations to others rather than focusing on their own interests.

Shakespeare: Rational Responses to an Absurd World

A personal ‘Birthday Tribute’ to William Shakespeare. As an active psychotherapist and practitioner researcher, I brieflyexplain my own interpretation and analysis of his unique contribution to our understanding of human nature and historic descriptions and developing perceptions of ‘madness’.

Shakespeare Day!

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Talk Like Shakespeare Day encourages us to embody that speech, and to bring the stage to all the world that we live in. After all, “All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

Unconscious Bias Training: Is it Enough?

Some of the people who had unfairly rejected Tariq or Adeola will have been overtly racist, and so deliberately screened people based on their ethnicity. According to a large body of psychological research, however, many will have also reacted with an implicit bias, without even being aware of the assumptions they were making.

‘Why I No Longer Wish to ..BPS’: Miller

In it, Dr Miller described becoming “increasingly aware of the politicisation of the British Psychological Society, a shift that I feel is inappropriate for what is ultimately a governing body”. She went on to discuss “a social justice agenda”, “based on the notion that the way to address the historical suffering of certain groups is to give them preferential treatment in the here and now.”

Magic and the Human Mind

One thing Rensink and others discovered when they started studying the science of magic is that magicians take advantage of the very odd (and maybe slightly creepy) fact that what we see is not actually what’s out there.

‘Break Fast’ With Me

Once we had eaten, we would say our prayers and seal our fast until sunset. The reciting of the verse meant that the fast was locked and the only key was the last rays of the setting sun which would unlock and release us from our thirst and hunger.

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