Spirituality

Evan on October 20th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is How Can We Talk About Our Spiritual Experience? This is a genuine question for me. I’m not sure we have the language to have the discussion yet. I do think we may be at the point where we can begin […]

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Evan on September 25th, 2009

Some years ago now some researchers wanted to study the oldest and healthiest populations. They marked these on a map with blue circles. And so these areas came to be known as “Blue Zones”. There is an on-going project to research these long-lived and healthy people. The results of studying these people – giving us […]

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Evan on September 1st, 2009

This post is a response to Chris Edgar’s The Trouble with Modesty. It’s a great post that I entirely agree with and that I recommend. I also wanted to add to it and what I want to say I think will be longer than a comment. So here’s my take on the benefits of modesty. […]

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Evan on August 11th, 2009

I’ve just written a new eBook. It is called Thriving in Your Situation. Buy it now by clicking here. When I sat down to write it I wanted to be sure that what I had to say was really worthwhile. I thought I would write about how to be as happy as possible whatever situation […]

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Evan on July 20th, 2009

God is dead – Friedrich Nietzsche There’s no one there, you can do what you bloody well like – Kerry Packer (Australian businessman, after being revived from a heart attack). This post isn’t directly about wellbeing and health as we normally understand them. It is about spirituality (and our values). What I think about Nietzsche. […]

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Evan on June 26th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real life blog called What is a Good Life? I survey the three common answers to the question (pleasure, self-development and meaning) and argue that instead of being in competition that each one is a part of a good life. I hope you like it. […]

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Evan on April 13th, 2009

Image by crschmidt At some point, those who had never been Christians before became Christians. This meant some differences in the way they lived. The most obvious difference was the worship of a different god. (Even what this meant took a long time to figure out – if it has been. It is often remarked […]

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Evan on April 10th, 2009

Easter bunny in church Image by crschmidt Easter shows clearly the mixed roots of our Western culture I think. Bunnies and Eggs It is widely known and well established that rabbits don’t lay eggs. So how did the bunnies and the eggs get together? As I understand it, they are both symbols of new life/fertility. […]

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