Spanish flu to COVID-19: Lessons from a forgotten pandemic

The Spanish flu filled graves in almost every cemetery in the world. However, surprisingly, this tragedy had largely been forgotten until recently. A century later, the issue returned to the centre of attention, with specialists wondering if they can identify a pattern in the evolution of the COVID-19 health crisis based on the pandemic from a century ago.

Hell doesn’t last forever

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. – Revelation 21:4

Old wine and… fake wine. How to distinguish the authentic religious message in today’s media polyphony?

One can see today a growing concern among people who seek spirituality for relief, solutions and healing, both individually and collectively. It is an interest that arouses optimism about the role and the impact that the Christian message can have on society, but also the concern for an accurate transmission of the biblical message.

The road home

The miracle of modern technology today is idealised by almost everyone. The way in which technology has placed the world at our feet, ensuring that we are at the centre of the universe even while lying on our couches, and that we find solutions simply by swiping our finger along a screen, has irredeemably conquered us.

Peace of mind, and peace forever

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

Our inevitable failures

Economic capitalism has a psychological twin. We would not by as stricken by its presence as we are with economic capitalism, but if we look into the subtle details of our interior universe we see it's there.

Is sugar the most dangerous drug?

Almost everybody tasted it long before they could remember the feeling of satisfaction, causing delicate tingling in their whole body, starting with a tiny area behind one’s mouth.

More than love. An x-ray of the happy marriage.

A saying talks about one’s life partner as being most appreciated during two life stages: before marriage and after the funeral. Unfortunately, proverbs and sayings hint at a reality which is also faithfully rendered by statistics showing that love wears off pretty soon in many marriages. But maybe this is part of the problem – the fact that we overburden love, treating it...

Evolution and creation. Closer to the core of the controversy

I got acquainted with Ariel Roth as writer, but I also got to meet him as a human. I haven’t discovered neither fanaticism, nor nervousness, no doubt or ideological speech in octogenarian Ariel Roth, who is still looking for details for each new subject appearing on the debate agenda of between evolution and creation, with the same desire to be honest and to...

Beauty in brokenness

Amy Ainsworth is the mother of 5 year old twin girls, whose appearance together, in photographs is surprising and fascinating at the same time – how else could it be to see a pair of big green eyes showing off from behind brown curls of one of the girls, next to the coffee-cloured eyes and black, straight hair of the second twin?

Things to avoid in order to have a strong mind

Psychologists recommend all sorts of things you need to do or have in order to nurture a healthy and strong mind – such as tenacity, ambition or optimism – but there are also some things you should avoid for the same purpose.

Ten reasons you always feel tired

Most of the time, we tend to blame lack of sleep for our permanent fatigue. Yet other causes should be factored in too. Addressing them could help us avoid or treat our constant feelings of tiredness.

An encounter with kindness

Sartre may have been right when he said Hell is other people. Yet, for some, their first step toward Heaven is meeting the God who shelters in someone else's soul.

Any mountain can be climbed

There is nothing we can do. Thousands of dreams ended with this short sentence. In the face of too great an obstacle or tragedy, giving up seems the only option left. But there are some people who love what they do so much that nothing stops them from adding an unless. This word breeds the courage and creativity in finding solutions, and then...

Do you have a Vitamin D deficiency?

Studies have increasingly shown that vitamin D, also known as the sun vitamin, plays a vital role in protecting the body from a number of chronic illnesses. It is important to know both the symptoms of a deficiency in vitamin D, and the valuable sources that can provide us with a daily healthy dose.