InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
In this modern age, with all the tools of technology and instant communication at our disposal, we are exposed to many…
2015 eclipse two
Horoscope Current Week: August 21 to 27, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
The Inner Compass, Human Evolution and Democracy
The Inner Compass, Human Evolution and Democracy
by Barbara Berger
The understanding that each individual has their own connection to the Great Universal Intelligence is the basis of our…
Why We Need To Stop Playing The Generation Blame Game
Why We Need To Stop Playing The Generation Blame Game
by Karen West, Aston University
Successive generations’ healthy disregard of the previous generation’s tastes, habits and customs is a necessary…
4 Things To Know About Monday’s Eclipse
4 Things To Know About Monday’s Eclipse
by Kevin Fryling, Indiana University
A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the continental United States on Monday. Your next chance to see such…
Forgiveness: Learning to Keep Our Heart Open
Learning to Keep Our Heart Open Through Compassion and Forgiveness
by Stephen Levine
I know some remarkable people, even some who are considered great human beings, but I have never known anyone whose…
Four Steps To Give Up Your Expectations and Feel More Love
Four Steps To Give Up Your Expectations and Feel More Love
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
We all experience everyday annoyances with the people around us. What turns an irksome characteristic, situation, or…
The Science Of Being Nice: How Politeness Is Different From Compassion
The Science Of Being Nice: How Politeness Is Different From Compassion
by Kun Zhao and Luke Smillie, University of Melbourne
The word “nice” has an unusual history in the English language. Originally a term for “foolish”, its meaning over the…
5 Commonly Over-diagnosed Medical Conditions

5 Commonly Over-diagnosed Medical Conditions

Ray Moynihan, Bond University
The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer
The Wait Is Over: No Evidence of Cancer
by Barry Eaton
In the hospital waiting room, heart pounding and mind whirring, surrounded by a sea of apprehensive-looking fellow…
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon!
How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon Solar Eclipse!
by Sarah Varcas
A black moon (August 21st 2017) is a particularly powerful new moon which augurs a significant new phase. We can use…
How To Lift The Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment
How To Lift The Seven Veils of Illusion on the Path to Enlightenment
by Diana Cooper
The journey to enlightenment is the removal of the seven veils of illusion. They can more easily be removed during…
How Tranquil Spaces Can Help People Feel Calm And Relaxed
How Tranquil Spaces Can Help People Feel Calm And Relaxed
by Greg Watts, University of Bradford
When you think about somewhere that is tranquil, what do you imagine? Whether it’s a wide open meadow, a deserted…
Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It

Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It

Adele Webb, University of Sydney
Releasing and Preventing The Cellular Imprint of Trauma
Releasing and Preventing The Cellular Imprint of Trauma
by Kate O'Connell, LPC
Prior to becoming a therapist, I believed as the majority of people still do, that trauma and subsequent PTSD are…
A Feel Good Story: Messing Up the President's Schedule
A Feel Good Story: Messing Up the President's Schedule
by Al Highsmith
There was a lot of excitement around the Hughes Memorial School in Danville, Virginia, in 1952. It. has "school" in its…
It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Fears and Self-Judgment
It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Fears and Self-Judgment
by Betsy Chasse
Why is it that so many of us feel we need crisis in order to face our fears, to bring about the change we already know…
How Reducing The Number Of Stressful Events In Our Lives Could Help Beat Dementia
How Reducing The Number Of Stressful Events In Our Lives Could Help Beat Dementia
by Claire J. Hanley, Swansea University
Stress is bad for our physical and mental health. It has been linked to several leading causes of death, including…
Eclipse Of Reason: Why Do People Disbelieve Scientists?

Eclipse Of Reason: Why Do People Disbelieve Scientists?

Bryan Gaensler, University of Toronto
How Clean Eating Can Damage Children's Health
How Clean Eating Can Damage Children's Health
by Sophia Komninou, Swansea University
"Clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler…
So Many In The West Are Depressed Because They're Expected Not To Be
So Many In The West Are Depressed Because They're Expected Not To Be
by Brock Bastian, University of Melbourne
Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet research shows depression is far more prevalent…
Don’t Hold Back! Love With All Your Heart!
Don’t Hold Back! Love With All Your Heart!
by Joyce Vissell
When I was twenty-seven, a woman friend became frustrated with how much love and attention I was giving my husband. I…
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
by Marie T. Russell
Some things are so sad that we might like to bypass and ignore them completely. But can we do so when lives are being…
Why Kids Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play

Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia
What We Can Learn From The 2017 Solar Eclipse
What We Can Learn From The 2017 Solar Eclipse
by Robert William Walsh, University of Central Lancashire
If you you’ve never seen a solar eclipse before, you should make an effort to witness the breathtaking event on August…
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.
How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy Diet
How Prejudice Pushes Low-income People Onto An Unhealthy Diet
by Kelly J Hodgins, University of Guelph
As consumers become increasingly dissatisfied with conventional, large-scale food systems, they are seeking ways to…
Are Our Families A School for Compassion and Unfinished Business?
Are Our Families A School for Compassion and Unfinished Business?
by Pamela D. Blair, PhD.
If we don’t see ourselves as worthwhile contributors to society and we don’t approach our aging with dignity and…
Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?
Is The Food Industry Conspiring To Make You Fat?
by Sara FL Kirk and Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Dalhousie University
The scent of baked goods wafts towards you as the supermarket doors glide open. Your stomach rumbles and your mouth…
Why Climate Change Has Changed The Way I Think About Science
Why Climate Change Has Changed The Way I Think About Science
by Sophie Lewis, Australian National University
I’ve wanted to be a scientist since I was five years old. My idea of a scientist was someone in a lab, making…
Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?
Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution To The Opioid Crisis?
by Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia
It’s hard to go a day in Canada without hearing about at least one of two types of drugs – but for vastly different…
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?
How Safe Are Heartburn Medications And Who Should Use Them?
by Vincent Ho, Western Sydney University
Many people suffer regularly from heartburn - a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up the…
Falling Off The Pedestal: Perfection Is An Illusion
Falling Off The Pedestal: Perfection Is An Illusion
by Marie T. Russell
Sometimes we put others on pedestals – this often happens in new relationships, whether with a love interest or new…
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Crossing the Great Divide
Crossing the Great Divide: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
by Fran Korten, YES! Magazine
Everyone is looking for solutions to the gridlock that grips Washington. Most suggestions are complicated. But there’s…
What Happened When We Introduced Four-year-olds To An Old People's Home
What Happened When We Introduced Four-year-olds To An Old People's Home
by Melrose Stewart, University of Birmingham and Malcolm Johnson, University of Bath
The two episodes of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds set out to explore the increasing isolation of older people…
Microbes Have Their Own Version Of The Internet
Microbes Have Their Own Version Of The Internet
by Predrag Slijepcevic, Brunel University London
Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements to…
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
How Welfare's Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
by Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan
Like many experts on American poverty relief, I don’t see why that punitive strategy makes sense.
Watching Children Learn How To Lie
Watching Children Learn How To Lie
by Gail Heyman, University of California, San Diego
The fear of getting caught is a constant source of anxiety, and when it happens, the damage to one’s reputation can be…
Seeing Sensitivity as a Strength Instead of a Weakness
Seeing Sensitivity as a Strength Instead of a Weakness
by Maureen Dawn Healy
Our indigo kids' are deeply committed to be who they came here to be, and that is likely different from anything that…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, as with every week, we look at different aspects of our life: the blessings and the challenges, and the…

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