Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing
Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing
in Healing Disciplines by Peter Bongiorno
In this modern age, we tend to run from the sun due to what I believe to be understandable but overblown concerns about…
Being My Father’s Son
Being My Father’s Son
in Parenting by Jim PathFinder Ewing
In the absence of a strong father figure, boys and young men pick up on the patriar­chy of society to mold them; they…
Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard
Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard
in Leisure & Creativity by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
If your project/plan/interaction is not running smoothly, if you're running into obstructions and trying too hard,…
Goal Setting: Making Dreams Come True
Goal Setting: Making Dreams Come True
in Parenting by Diane and Julia Loomans
The desire to make a dream come true has been a part of cultures throughout history. The ancient Peruvians drew their…
John Orlando Parry, ‘A London Street Scene’, 1835. © Alfred Dunhill Collection (Wikimedia Commons)
The Victorians Had The Same Concerns About Technology As We Do
in Science & Technology by Melissa Dickson, University of Oxford
We live, we are so often told, in an information age. It is an era obsessed with space, time and speed, in which social…
Real Security Is An Inside Job
Real Security Is An Inside Job: When Fear Knocks at Your Door
in Fear and Worry by Alan Cohen
We generally think of security as protecting our body and possessions from people who might violate them. Yet when we…
A Brief History Of Fossil-fuelled Climate Change Denial
A Brief History Of Fossil-fuelled Climate Change Denial
in Warming Evidence by John Cook, The University of Queensland
The fossil fuel industry has spent many millions of dollars on confusing the public about climate change. But the role…
Fentanyl Is Widely Used And Deadly When Abused
Fentanyl Is Widely Used And Deadly When Abused
in Herbs & Supplements by David A. Edwards, Vanderbilt University
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid narcotic about 100 times as potent as morphine, continues to be in the news, as deaths…
Cracking The Mystery Of The Worldwide Hum
Cracking The Mystery Of The Worldwide Hum
in Environment by Glen MacPherson, University of British Columbia
In the spring of 2012, when I was living near the coastal village of Sechelt, on British Columbia’s picturesque…
The Secret To The Incredible Wealth Of Bill Gates
The Secret To The Incredible Wealth Of Bill Gates
in Inequality by Dean Baker, CEPR
Sorry folks, this isn’t Trump University, I don’t have the plan for you to get rich quick. But it is important for…
Stop Hurting Yourself! Choose to Forgive
Stop Hurting Yourself! Choose to Forgive
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Rev. Daniel Chesbro
Everyone has experienced an event that they’re sure was terrible. Then, when you think about it ten years later, you…
What's The Difference Between Blue Moons: Seasonal, Calendrical, or Astrological
What's The Difference Between The Various Blue Moons?
in Planets & Transits by Sarah Varcas
Every now and then you’ll hear that a full moon is designated a blue moon and therefore of particular astrological…
Is It Ever Too Late for Forgiveness or Gratitude?
Is It Ever Too Late for Forgiveness or Gratitude?
in Forgiveness & Acceptance by Stan Goldberg, PhD
The pain from the past that people experience often follows them to their deaths. I had been visiting Vince weekly for…
Coffee Won't Give You Cancer, Unless It's Very Very Hot, Then It Might
Coffee Won't Give You Cancer, Unless It's Very Very Hot, Then It Might
in Diseases & Conditions by Bernard Stewart, UNSW Australia
The World Health Organisation’s cancer arm made two announcements this week: one welcome and one not so welcome.
What Is The Common Cold And How Do We Get It?
What Is The Common Cold And How Do We Get It?
in Diseases & Conditions by Peter Collignon, Australian National University
The “common cold” is common. Most of us will have at least one or two per year. Children get sick more often and very…
How Solar Panels Save Everybody Money
How Solar Panels Save Everybody Money
in Climate Solutions by Nancy Averett, Boston University
The solar panels of about 40,000 Massachusetts households and community groups cut electricity prices for all of the…
Why Does LGBT Bias Translate Into Violence?
Why Does LGBT Bias Translate Into Violence?
in Justice by Dominic Parrott, Georgia State University
In the United States, public support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has increased in…
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 19th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 19th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
This week we look at reconnecting with our inner wisdom and inner healer. Of course, this requires some introspection…
Is Technology Making Us Dumber Or Smarter?
Is Technology Making Us Dumber Or Smarter? Yes
in Science & Technology by Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University
The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you…
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Why It's So Hard For Students To Have Their Debts Forgiven
in Inequality by Neal H. Hutchens, University of Mississippi and Richard Fossey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Outstanding student loan debt in the United States reached a record US$1.35 trillion in March, up six percent from a…
Working with Water: Sacred Rituals
Working with Water: Sacred Rituals
in Healing Disciplines by Nora Caron
A few years ago, I gave conferences in Montreal regarding the healing properties of natural spring water. I was…
Happy Couples Downgrade Other People’s Hotness
Happy Couples Downgrade Other People’s Hotness
in Couples by Ken Branson, Rutgers University
Many researchers have asked why people cheat on their partners. A new study asked how they stay together.
Anxiety Opens The Door To Diabetes
Anxiety Opens The Door To Diabetes
in Diseases & Conditions by Mike Williams, Rice University
Scientists have uncovered a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control…
Too Busy for Our Own Good
Too Busy for Our Own Good?
in Career & Success by Alexander J. Berardi
Those of us who inhabit the more industrially developed nations of the world seem to believe that doing more will…
How We Walk And Talk May Predict Trends
How We Walk And Talk May Predict Trends
in Science & Technology by Matthew Swayne, Penn State University
Mobile phone data may reveal an underlying mathematical connection between how we move and how we communicate. This…
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Why Are Women Far More Anxious Than Men?
in Fear and Worry by Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge
Anxiety disorders – defined by excessive fear, restlessness, and muscle tension – are debilitating, disabling, and can…
How Aging Affects The Way We Make Decisions
How Aging Affects The Way We Make Decisions
in Life Changes by Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds
Around the world, people are living longer than ever before, with a recent report from Public Health England revealing…
Did the Press Take Down Bernie Sanders?
Did the Press Take Down Bernie Sanders?
in Democracy by Neal Gabler, Bill Moyers.com
The rebellious nature of the Vermont senator's presidential bid didn't fit the mainstream media's predetermined…
Slow Down, Notice, and Bask in the Mundane
Slow Down, Notice, and Bask in the Mundane
in Leisure & Creativity by Nancy Bolling
I’ve received many a bouquet of flowers in my life, but the one that stands out as the most romantic was a little bunch…
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Horoscope Current Week: June 20 to 26, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Changing Your Self-Image, Changing the Mirror of Your Experiences
Changing Your Self-Image, Changing the Mirror of Your Experiences
in Yourself by Dr. Michael J. Russ
The image you hold of yourself determines your success or failure in everything. Ponder it for a moment. What do you…
Self-Care: It Goes Beyond Massages and Pedicures
Self-Care: It Goes Beyond Massages and Pedicures
in Healing Disciplines by Renée Peterson Trudeau
When you think about self-care, do you have visions of massages or pedicures and facials? Total self-care also includes…
Freeing Yourself of Bad Moods
Freeing Yourself of Bad Moods
in Behavior Modification by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Funky moods obscure our experience for hours, days, weeks, or even longer. Left unattended, they shape our…
Are You Afraid of...?
Are You Afraid of...?
in Fear and Worry by Marie T. Russell
Some of our fears are so slight, or come up so rarely, that we ignore them for the most part. Yet, all our fears are…
How Can I Know What's Best For Me?
How Can I Know What's Best For Me?
in Self-Help by Barbara Berger
One of the biggest things I've discovered working with clients everyday is how extremely difficult and challenging it…
The Wisdom of Fear
The Wisdom of Fear and Reaching Beyond Our Comfort Zone
in Planets & Transits by Sarah Varcas
Now more than ever Pluto’s transformative power supports a positive manifestation of our collective destiny. In this…
Being Free of Heart: Feeling and Emptying
How To Be Free of Heart: Feeling and Emptying
in Attitude Adjustments by Mark Nepo
On the one hand, being free of heart depends on our ability to engage all our feelings. On the other hand, being free…
Take The Challenge: Activate Your Goodness
Take The Challenge: Activate Your Goodness
in Yourself by Shari Arison
All my life I wondered, What is my role? I explored this both within myself and with the help of others. I began by…
Missed Opportunities: Refusing the Flow
Missed Opportunities: Refusing the Flow
in Career & Success by Dr. Allan G. Hunter
How many of us have dreams, or things we've always wanted to do, but never have? What is it that stops us even when the…
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Horoscope Previous Week: June 13 to 19, 2016
in Horoscope by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
How to Experience Spiritual Renewal in Our Day to Day Life
How to Experience Spiritual Renewal in Your Day to Day Life
in Inspiration by Renée Peterson Trudeau
True seekers, my parents were constantly questioning how and where they could feel closer to God. As dysfunctional as…
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 12th, 2016
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 12th, 2016
in Newsletters by InnerSelf Staff
As I get ready to complete the new issue of InnerSelf, my heart aches with the tragedy of lost life in Orlando. I chose…

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