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Shifting from Ambition to Meaning

17 May, 2010 Vicky 0

Many years ago, after a conversation with my friend Ram Dass, I wrote these words: All of my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I finally am somebody – but it isn’t me. I […]

Esoteric Healing

17 May, 2010 Vicky 0

I am currently enjoying the third big illness of my life. The first occurred when I was twenty-seven at the end of a two year retreat. I collapsed with a severe hepatitis which the doctors […]

On the Nature of Mind

17 May, 2010 Vicky 0

Having a clear understanding of the mind is essential to unravel the mechanisms of happiness and suffering. That is why psychologists, specialists in neuroscience and philosophers investigate the nature of the mind. It is, after […]

The Swan: Bird of the Soul

17 May, 2010 Vicky 0

To draw close to the birds in spirit, to listen with an open heart to their cascades of song and to attune the soul to their joyous outpourings, is a poignantly beautiful way to embrace […]

Hello world!

16 May, 2010 Vicky 0

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Preparing for Crisis

26 April, 2010 Vicky 0

Here I am alive and well, having survived my first ever proper surgery and grateful to feel good. So I thought I would share a bit more on how I prepared for it. This may […]

Mind Over Genes: The Biology of Belief

17 May, 2006 Vicky 0

Earlier in my career as a research scientist and medical school professor, I actively supported the perspective that the human body was a ‘biochemical machine’ programmed by its genes. We scientists believed that our strengths, […]

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