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Six Great Gifts of Love

Posted: February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 21 February 2016. By John Abbate. “Love…see how treacherous the ground is.” Dr Macnab approaches the topic of love with generous wit and humour. He draws on stories and examples to illustrate some of the many varieties of love, and the contortions and absurdities that sometimes…

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Why Love Matters – How affection shapes our brain, affects our heart. Changes our behaviour.

Posted: February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 14 February 2016. By John Abbate. There are many forms of love and many kinds of relationship. “Our institutions can become so fixed and fixated that we start calling one form of relationship normal and the other form of relationship abnormal,” said Dr Macnab. Michael Eigen…

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How We Can Re-Find Our Lost Resilience and Vitality

Posted: February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 7 February 2016. By John Abbate. When a person becomes disconnected from life’s energy and harmony, what can they do? In this address, Dr Macnab explores the loss of vitality as a symptom of disconnection. When you become disconnected from what you once were, from the…

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As Things Change, Will You Continue To Care More Or Less?

Posted: February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 31 January 2016. By John Abbate. Many things get left behind during the course of our lives. We move on. Some of the things we once cared about are forgotten—left for others to care about, or for nobody to care at all. “Caring is costly. Caring…

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The power of not comparing yourself to others

Posted: January 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 24 January 2016. By John Abbate Our lives are caught in a web of comparisons, in those we make for ourselves and those that others make for us. “We are all strongly affected by the power of those comparisons,” said Dr Macnab, “by that competitiveness that…

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Living a Life Far Beyond the Ordinary

Posted: January 25, 2016 | 3 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 17 January 2016. By John Abbate “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee,…

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A Most Powerful Life-Experience.

Posted: January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 11 January 2015. By John Abbate What we call the mind is an activity, made up of a totality of the innumerable constituent activities of which it is composed, brought to awareness by the brain. The brain is the chief organ of the mind, but not…

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Be Lifted Out Of Yourself. Discover a Better Self Strength

Posted: January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 3 January 2016. “What are the predictors of a good and long life?” asks Dr Macnab in this first address of a new year. The future is difficult to predict; and the past isn’t always a reliable guide. “The task before us is to discover our…

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Four Levels of Awareness Vital for Your Coping

Posted: December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 27 December 2015. By John Abbate. Distressing events that happen to us often continue to occupy our thoughts, even though such rumination only makes things worth. “Life is always being lived afterwards,” said Dr Macnab. “How can we realistically take control of our future when we’ll…

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