InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we focus on personal empowerment, on what we need to do to become who we are meant to be and who we really…
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Horoscope Current Week: October 22 to 28, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
What Works For Me: Persistence
What Works For Me: Persistence
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
There are numerous things that make our life "work" for us. Some of these are things we learned along the way. And of…
Break The Chain Of The Past By Conquering Something You Fear
Break The Chain Of The Past By Conquering Something You Fear
by Nora Caron
Señora Labotta stared deep into Lucina’s eyes. “You are not the only soul who has suffered in love. There is a saying I…
From Peaceful Coexistence To Potential Peril: The Bacteria That Live In And On Us
From Peaceful Coexistence To Potential Peril: The Bacteria That Live In And On Us
by Mark Blaskovich
Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as…
What The World Can Learn From Greece's Passion For The Arts
What The World Can Learn From Greece's Passion For The Arts
by Constantine Passaris
Throughout the ages, Greece has created an inspiring legacy in the arts and culture. Renowned Greek philosophers,…
The Un-united States Of America Part 2: The Storm Before The Storm
The Un-united States Of America Part 2: The Storm Before The Storm
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
I was recently sent a slick piece of fossil-fuel-propaganda that was mostly full of half-truths to tell a lie. If…
This May Reduce Racial Bias In Groups At Work
This May Reduce Racial Bias In Groups At Work
by Liz Entman
A small shift in the presentation of an assignment can reduce racial inequality within the group working on it and lead…
What Happens To The Brain In Aging?
What Happens To The Brain In Aging?
by Gabrielle Torre
Normal aging comes with many changes in brain structure and function. As individuals approach the age of 65 years and…
Making Friends With Your Pain and Discovering What Your Pain Is Saying
Making Friends With Your Pain and Discovering What Your Pain Is Saying
by Dana Ullman, MPH
The word pain is derived from the Latin word poena, which means "punishment". Whether pain should be thought of as a…
Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind
Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind
by Dudley Evenson and Dean Evenson
The word mantra means ‘mind protection’ in Sanskrit. A mantra carries a vibration and frequency that extends beyond the…
10 20 standing up and stepping in taking charge of your life
Standing Up and Stepping In: Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Life
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Being passive developed as a pattern for a really good reason -- we were avoiding feeling our emotions (especially…
These Common Heartburn Medicines Can Trigger Iron Deficiency
These Common Heartburn Medicines Can Trigger Iron Deficiency
by Kathryn Powley
New research finds an association between some popular heartburn treatments and iron deficiency. Heartburn is a symptom…
How Climate Change Could Cause A Global Beer Shortage
How Climate Change Could Cause A Global Beer Shortage
by Tariq Ali, Dabo Guan, and Wei Xei
The price of beer could double under unchecked climate change, as droughts and extreme temperatures cause barley yields…
How Humans Regulate Emotions And Why Some People Can't
How Humans Regulate Emotions And Why Some People Can't
by Leanne Rowlands
Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes…
There Is Mounting Evidence That Herpes Virus Is A Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease
There Is Mounting Evidence That Herpes Virus Is A Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease
by Ruth Itzhaki
More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there…
The 6 Healing Secrets of Food
The 6 Healing Secrets of Food
by Deborah Kesten
We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But…
The Surprising Secret To Successful Psychotherapy
The Surprising Secret To Successful Psychotherapy
by Edward A. Johnson
As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These…
Want To Know If Your Partner's Cheating On You?
Want To Know If Your Partner's Cheating On You?
by Viktoria Mileva and Juan David Leongómez
Picture Morgan Freeman, Donald Trump or Margaret Thatcher. Most likely you can hear their voices in your mind, and the…
Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
by George & Sedena Cappannelli
A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as…
Spiders Scare Me, But I Also Find Them Fascinating
Spiders Scare Me, But I Also Find Them Fascinating
by Eleanor Morgan
Eight schools in London have closed this month because of an infestation of spiders. The schools reported that they…
How to Restore Sexual Performance
How to Restore Sexual Performance
by Arthur Lythe
There are several ways to restore most of one's sexual performance including a high tone of physical conditioning and…
These Non-medical Talks Elicit Better End Of Life Plans
These Non-medical Talks Elicit Better End Of Life Plans
by Amy Jeter
New research suggests better results when people with serious diseases discuss their end-of-life decisions with a…
How Forensic Science Has Helped Rediscover Forgotten Apples
How Forensic Science Has Helped Rediscover Forgotten Apples
by Danny Thorogood
It’s been a good year for apples. Across Europe the apple harvest is the biggest it has been for a decade. But the…
What Is Karma? Where Does It Come From?
What Is Karma? Where Does It Come From?
by José Stevens, Ph.D.
What is its purpose? How do you create it and how do you resolve it? The more you know about karma, the greater your…
Why Health Apps Are Like The Wild West
Why Health Apps Are Like The Wild West
by Michael L. Millenson
The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though…
Why Winter Air In The Eastern U.S. Is Still So Dirty
Why Winter Air In The Eastern U.S. Is Still So Dirty
by Hannah Hickey
Despite overall lower levels of harmful emissions from power plants and vehicles throughout the year, winter air…
Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance
How to Attain Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance
by Ruth Ross, Ph.D.
Prosperity has had only one connotation for too long -- money. The subject of money has a powerful emotional charge,…
How To Make The Work Experience More Menopause Friendly
How To Make The Work Experience More Menopause Friendly
by Kathleen Riach and Gavin Jack
For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flashes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t…
Taking Sides? Nature Does Not Pick Sides! It Treats Everyone Equally
Taking Sides? Nature Does Not Pick Sides! It Treats Everyone Equally
by Marie T. Russell
Nature does not pick sides: it simply gives every plant a fair chance to life. The sun shines on everyone regardless of…
When The Line Between Machine And Artist Becomes Blurred
When The Line Between Machine And Artist Becomes Blurred
by Ahmed Elgamma
With AI becoming incorporated into more aspects of our daily lives, from writing to driving, it’s only natural that…
How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis
How To Use Cannabis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis
by Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy
The legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada is one of the biggest national public policy shifts that many of…
How to Be Simply Happy
How to Be Simply Happy
by Shubhra Krishan
I know that pure bliss is simple. It is free. And wherever you are, however busy, you can always find a few moments of…
What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do It
What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do It
by Christine Calder
A yawn consists of an extended gaping of the mouth followed by a more rapid closure. In mammals and birds, a long…
Emotional Intelligence At Work And Why IQ Isn’t Everything
Emotional Intelligence At Work And Why IQ Isn’t Everything
by Daniel Goleman
Since I started writing about and researching emotional intelligence in business, I found that data in support of it…
Countries That Ban Corporal Punishment Have Less Youth Violence
Countries That Ban Corporal Punishment Have Less Youth Violence
by Katherine Gombay
There is less fighting among young people in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of…
Accidental Crops Are A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food
Accidental Crops Are A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food
by Natalie Parletta
Edible wild greens could help improve food security, boost public health and make communities more resilient to…
Creativity Is A Human Quality That Exists In Every Single One Of Us
Creativity Is A Human Quality That Exists In Every Single One Of Us
by Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton
When you think about creativity, it might be highly creative people like Mozart, Da Vinci or Einstein who spring to…
Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
Is Exercise Still Important To Weight Loss?
by David Prologo
“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s…
The Dangers Of Toxic Masculinity To Men And Those Around Them
The Dangers Of Toxic Masculinity To Men And Those Around Them
by Michael Flood
Young men who conform to traditional definitions of manhood are more likely to suffer harm to themselves, and do harm…
Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
by Cathy Daly, Jane Downes, and William Megarry
Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which…
Guided Meditation: Bringing the Unconscious into Consciousness
Guided Meditation: Bringing the Unconscious into Consciousness
by Sanaya Roman
Meditation by Orin and DaBen: I allow myself to relax and go within. I release thoughts of my outer world for now. I…
There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?
There Are Many Types Of Obesity, So Which One Matters To Your Health?
by Amalio Telenti
Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy…
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
by Peter Dreier
An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from…
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
by Robert Diab
Hardly a week goes by without news of another data breach at a large corporation affecting millions, most recently…
Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins
Chewing Gum May Be A Good Way To Get Your Vitamins
by Jeff Mulhollem
Chewing gum may be an effective delivery system for some vitamins, according the new research. Nearly 15 percent of all…
Why There Is No Middle Ground For Deep Disagreements About Facts
Why There Is No Middle Ground For Deep Disagreements About Facts
by Klemens Kappel
Consider how one should respond to a simple case of disagreement. Frank sees a bird in the garden and believes it’s a…
Are You Taking the Risk to Hear & Be Heard?
Taking the Risk to Listen and Be Heard with the Heart
by Rick Phillips
We may think that because of the development of the ability to see and hear into the far reaches of space that we must…
True Innovation Generates Ideas, Not Wealth
True Innovation Generates Ideas, Not Wealth
by Eleftherios Soleas
Ancient innovators were poets, thinkers, artisans and scientists, not business owners. The classical Greek philosopher…
Does Your Child Struggle With Spelling? This Might Help
Does Your Child Struggle With Spelling? This Might Help
by Misty Adoniou
English spelling has a reputation for being illogical and chaotic. What’s going on with yacht, and why the W in two?…
Bilingualism: How To Get Your Child To Speak Your Language And Why It Matters
Bilingualism: How To Get Your Child To Speak Your Language And Why It Matters
by Indu Vibha Meddegama
Humans have been migrating since prehistoric times – moving within and beyond geographical borders – in search of food,…
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
by Sandy Brian Hager
Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent…
You Can't Erase Bad Memories, But You Can Learn Ways To Cope With Them
You Can't Erase Bad Memories, But You Can Learn Ways To Cope With Them
by Carol Newall and Rick Richardson
The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind pitched an interesting premise: what if we could erase unwanted memories…
Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies
Poorer Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies
by Nazeem Muhajarine and Daphne McRae
Women who are marginalized by poverty may be reaping the greatest benefits from midwifery care. This is the finding of…
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