If you’ve ever wondered whether some meditation might be just what you need after a hard day at work, college or looking after the kids, then a scientific study has provided evidence that you could be on to a very good idea indeed. The research study has shown that just a few sessions of meditative [...]
Empathy is the ability to see someone else's experiences as if they were your own, but what's the scientific basis of it? And what does empathy have to do with 'the problem of evil'?
The British Psychological Society reports on research by Katherine Ashbullby and Dr Mathew White (and colleagues) which just goes to prove what many of us coast-dwellers have known all along: that visiting the seaside is good for you. The researchers looked at data from people who had visited urban parks, the countryside and the coast, [...]
A fascinating insight into the world of a child from birth to the age of three
Having a disabled child in the family can bring an extra layer of stress, anxiety, financial worries and relationship problems on top of the 'usual' stresses that occur whenever a child is born. Whilst mothers of disabled children certainly don't have it easy, women in general are better at finding support than men are. Marple Cross is setting up a support group for fathers of disabled children to provide a safe space for them to share their expeiences with others.