The woman in the mirror

The beginning of the year is always an introspective time for me, though not for the reason you may think. Yes, there are the usual New Year resolutions and intentions, but, for me, January begins the inevitable descent to my next birthday, which is in April. Throughout the years, that descent has generated a myriad of emotions, particularly if the upcoming birthday was a major milestone.

Is New Age spirituality bad for young people’s mental health?

I recently happened upon an article entitled DIY religions: more harm than good, which opens with the following paragraph: Meditation, crystal therapy, self-help books – think they’re making you happier? Think again. A Brisbane academic has found a strong link between new-age spirituality and poor mental health in young people. While I contend that New …

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