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Sorry, Mr Osman, but I'm not buying any more of your brilliant books
The Thursday Murder Club books by Richard Osman are wonderful, but sadly, in his fourth book Mr Osman has betrayed the character of Elizabeth, the lead person, and given a boost to the Dying with Dignity lobby. I won't read them again and will not buy his new ones.
Traffic Officer Brings Mixed Blessing
He'd been the first at the scene of the near-death accident 18 months' ago, and at a chance meeting this week offered an unusual kindness - but it's a mixed blessing.
Seniors - let's speak the Name of Jesus over the young ones
Asking older people, especially those of us with life experience, to pray for our teenagers, and speak the Name of Jesus over their lives.
Doing this one thing could change your life
A research study that showed how a group of older men turned their physiological clock back by changing the way they thought about themselves.
Keep smelling the roses: scents strengthen memory and brain functions.
Sleepers inhaling scents for two hours a night (from a diffuser) showed memory improvement and strengthened neuronal function.
Dealing with stress and finding rest for your soul
1.3 million people are off work with stress and although there's a remedy in the Scriptures and a promise of finding rest for our souls, we often find it hard to do.
How thankfulness is the key to good mental health
David seemed imprisoned in his negative, hopeless world, but doing what the Scripture said and helped by the Holy Spirit, he is now free.
Now that ageism is affecting business there are programmes for change.
Attempts by the WHO and other institutions to eradicate ageism have been ineffective, but now that it is holding back business there are programmes for change.
Majority of 40 – 60 year olds fear dementia, YouGov survey reveals, but risk is higher for women
More is known about preventing dementia than ever before. It includes taking care of mental health.
Using the internet can halve the risk of dementia for older people
Using the internet halves the risk of dementia for older people, a large American study found. And a study by UCL found that regular use increased wellbeing and lowered depression. Yet millions of vulnerable older people need help in accessing the internet.
What dementia teaches us about ourselves
In an odd paradox, looking at the effects of dementia helps reveal how we are made in the image of God, because we are more than the sum of our parts. Discussing God's design and how He cares for us can be affirming and even bring joy.
Talking more about dying
Hospice UK wants us to talk more about dying and death, as part of its flagship awareness campaign. But we need to look beyond death, to what God has prepared for us.
Keep 'Chilling and Sinister' Canadian euthanasia out of Scotland
World's leading expert on palliative care describes how people not contributing to society in Canada are caught in the crosshairs of a predatory euthanasia programme.
3 million women forced into providing unpaid care: church members show that they matter
Church pastoral workers standing in the gap as 3 million women and 300,000 men are forced into providing unpaid care.
When 'bailed out and burned out,' our carers delivered
During the COVID-19 pandemic, carers in not-for-profit residential care homes were better motivated than those in the private sector, says a new report by Warwick Business Schools, showing that motivation makes a huge difference.
At Eastertime, a former 'waspy' atheist had the last word.
Two mighty writers clashed when one, A N Wilson, wrote a book called Jesus, portraying Him as a failed prophet. The other, Bernard Levin, castigated him and his book in The Times. But A N Wilson regained his faith and wrote a stunning Easter Saturday article about Easter.
Bodies crumbling, but spirits alive and well, thanks to Easter
In their nineties, Harry writes that his and his wife's bodies are crumbling but their spirits and personalities are alive and well
Shall I walk with you?
The kindness of strangers, and showing the Way.
When dementia means reading between the lines
When someone we love has dementia, we need all our communication skills to help them, including reading between the lines and understanding their behaviour.
A new session for Brain and Soul Boosting
Pastor Andy Wilcock and his wife Anne-Marie run Brain & soul Boosting sessions in their church, Hampden View in Sheffield. They are popular with people from other churches, who come to join in. Pastor Andy has sent in a brilliant new session they've produced on the rainbow in the story of Noah's Ark.
Not wanting a team of bald men like him costs his company £71,000 compensation for ageism
A mobile phone company wanted younger, more dynamic men than the current sales manager, and one line manager said he didn't want a team of bald-headed men like him - the firm ended up having to pay £71,000 compensation for ageism and discrimination.
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