Appreciating Your Partner and Being Mindful of Each Other
Appreciating Your Partner and Being Mindful of Each Other
by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.
Do the best couples have any secret strategies for staying mindful and not taking one another for granted? Paying…
Why Women Bosses Get Different Reactions Than Men When They Criticize Employees
Why Women Bosses Get Different Reactions Than Men When They Criticize Employees
by Martin Abel
Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack…
Does Ignoring Robocalls Make Them Stop?
Does Ignoring Robocalls Make Them Stop?
by Sathvik Prasad and Bradley Reaves
More than 80% of robocalls come from fake numbers – and answering these calls or not has no effect on how many more…
Are Your Devices Spying On You?
Are Your Devices Spying On You?
by Kayleen Manwaring and Roger Clarke
From internet-connected televisions, toys, fridges, ovens, security cameras, door locks, fitness trackers and lights,…
Why Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen Covid-19 Risk
Why Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen Covid-19 Risk
by Luke Montrose
Two forces of nature are colliding in the western United States, and wildland firefighters are caught in the middle.
Arctic Warming: Are Record Temperatures And Fires Arriving Earlier Than Scientists Predicted?
Arctic Warming: Are Record Temperatures and Fires Arriving Earlier Than Scientists Predicted?
by Christopher J White
It was a grim record. On June 20 2020, the mercury reached 38°C in Verkhoyansk, Siberia – the hottest it’s ever been in…
What A Smoky Room Can Teach Us About The 6-Foot Rule
What A Smoky Room Teaches Us About The 6-Foot Rule
by Byron Erath et al
It’s true that staying 6 feet from other people can reduce the chance of a coronavirus-laden respiratory droplet…
Your Natural Power Of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe.
Your Natural Power of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe
by Gus Fowler
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Today, we are going to talk about…
InnerSelf Newsletter September 13, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 13, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we practice moving past old traumas, old and current hurts, old and no longer relevant attitudes, past…
Horoscope Current Week: September 14 - 20, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Being Gentle with Yourself and Others
Being Gentle with Yourself and Others
by Sarah Love McCoy
I know you're carrying a lot right now. In your life, in your mind, inside your emotional body, too. The load is heavy.…
Loss of A Loved One, A Job, or Even A Belief: Strategies for Moving through the Grieving Process
Loss of A Loved One, A Job, or Even A Belief: Strategies for Moving through the Grieving Process
by Suzanne Worthley
Grief is a natural reaction to loss and is something each of us will go through at some point in our lives, whether it…
Does A Face Shield Protect Against Covid-19?
Does A Face Shield Protect Against Covid-19?
by Philip Russo and Brett Mitchell
For several weeks, Victorians (the state of Victoria is home to four of Australia's 20 largest cities) been required to…
Are You Engaged In A "Not Enough" Struggle? Not Having, Not Doing, Not Being Enough?
Are You Engaged In A "Not Enough" Struggle? Not Having, Not Doing, Not Being Enough?
by Jude Bijou
Do you feel like you're never enough? That there's never enough time? Money? Friends? Great opportunities? Recognition?…
Are You Dreading Going Back To The Workplace?
Are You Dreading Going Back To The Workplace?
by Raquel Peel
As some of us return to the workplace, or are planning to do so in the future, we face the challenges of a changed…
Here Is What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats To Their Dating App Profiles
Here Is What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats To Their Dating App Profiles
by Lori Kogan and Shelly Volsche
If you’ve used a dating app, you’ll know the importance of choosing good profile pics.
Emancipatory Spirituality: An Emerging Spiritual Orientation and Practice
Emancipatory Spirituality: An Emerging Spiritual Orientation and Practice
by Michael Lerner
We are in the midst of an extraordinary upsurge of interest in the realm of the Spirit. Tens of millions of people in…
Seeing Our Parents and Our Relatives In A New Light
Seeing Our Parents and Our Relatives In A New Light
by Jeanne Ruland and Shantidevi
Our parents and our relatives are among our most important teachers; they help shape our view of the world, how we…
An Overview of Kundalini Awakening: Moving Beyond Self-Interest
An Overview of Kundalini Awakening: Moving Beyond Self-Interest
by Mary Mueller Shutan
It is hard to describe to those wholly invested in the spiritual path that at a certain point the obsessive and…
When It Gets Hot, Asphalt Boosts City Air Pollution
When It Gets Hot, Asphalt Boosts City Air Pollution
by William Weir
Asphalt is a significant source of air pollutants in urban areas, especially on hot and sunny days, according to a new…
The Real Story Behind The Iconic South Sea Bubble Financial Crash
The Real Story Behind The Iconic South Sea Bubble Financial Crash
by Helen Paul
Coronavirus has caused a great deal of stock market turbulence and, somewhat inevitably, comparisons have been made to…
There's No Evidence That Blue-light Blocking Glasses Help With Sleep
There's No Evidence That Blue-Light Blocking Glasses Help With Sleep
by Tareq Yousef
Health products, like detox teas and mood-boosting waters, rely on a lack of neuroscientific knowledge to make their…
After the Storm: When The Mind Becomes Quiet, The Heart Can Feel
After the Storm: When The Mind Becomes Quiet, The Heart Can Feel
by Janis Amatuzio, M.D.
When faced with the death or serious illness of a loved one — whether a parent, son or daughter, spouse, or long-time…
Why Sleep Is Like A Crystal Ball To Predict Alzheimer’s
Why Sleep Is Like A Crystal Ball To Predict Alzheimer’s
by Yasmin Anwar
Getting plenty of deep, restorative sleep may offer a defense against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
How Tech Billionaires' Visions Of Human Nature Shape Our World
How Tech Billionaires' Visions of Human Nature Shape Our World
by Simon McCarthy-Jones
In the 20th century, politicians’ views of human nature shaped societies. But now, creators of new technologies…
Why Our Screens Leave Us Hungry For More Nutritious Forms of Social Interaction
Why Our Screens Leave Us Hungry For More Nutritious Forms of Social Interaction
by mc schraefel
COVID-19 has seen all the rules change when it comes to social engagement. Workplaces and schools have closed,…
How Crowded Restaurants May Have Driven UK Coronavirus Spike
How Crowded Restaurants May Have Driven UK Coronavirus Spike
by Toby Phillips
England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less…
Why Your Eyes Might Be Saying More Than You Realize
Why Your Eyes Might Be Saying More Than You Realize
by Nigel Holt
There’s a good chance that you when you leave the house today you’ll put on a face mask that obscures your mouth.
7 Lessons We Can Use From World War II To Fight The Climate Emergency
7 Lessons We Can Use From World War II To Fight The Climate Emergency
by Seth Klein
Our approach to climate change for the past 30 years is simply not working. Greenhouse gas emissions in Canada in the…
Relationship Problem? Heal It or Repeat It!
Relationship Problem? Heal It or Repeat It!
by Wyatt Webb
Quite often, I spend time with people who are extremely critical of themselves for having multiple failed…
What Is Overtraining Syndrome and How To Avoid It
What Is Overtraining Syndrome and How To Avoid It
by Lee Bell
There’s a thin line between working hard enough and working too hard. Pushing your body to reach new levels of fitness…
Energy Is A Basic Need, And Many Americans Are Struggling To Afford It
Energy Is A Basic Need, And Many Americans Are Struggling To Afford It
by Sanya Carley and David Konisky
Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, lower-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Faith And Politics Mix To Drive Evangelical Christians' Climate Change Denial
Faith And Politics Mix To Drive Evangelical Christians' Climate Change Denial
by Adrian Bardon
U.S. Christians, especially evangelical Christians, identify as environmentalists at very low rates compared to the…
8 Simple Strategies To Fuel Your Body During A Pandemic, or Anytime
8 Simple Strategies To Fuel Your Body During A Pandemic, or Anytime
by Julie Lee
People eat for many reasons – pleasure, emotional release, boredom or to connect with others. And then there is eating…
How To Use Ventilation and Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Indoors
How To Use Ventilation and Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread of Viruses Indoors
by Shelly Miller
The vast majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs indoors, most of it from the inhalation of airborne particles that…
How Biodiversity Loss Could Be Making Us Sick
How Biodiversity Loss Could Be Making Us Sick
by Jake M. Robinson
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but…
What Do You Want?
What Do You Want?
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
What do you want? This is a question that is asked of us throughout our lives. "What do you want?" We ask this question…
How Ultraviolet Light Can Disinfect Indoor Spaces
How Ultraviolet Light Can Disinfect Indoor Spaces
by Karl Linden
Ultraviolet light has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily…
Across The World, Trees Are Growing Faster, Dying Younger – And Will Soon Store Less Carbon
Across The World, Trees Are Growing Faster, Dying Younger – And Will Soon Store Less Carbon
by Roel Brienen and Emanuel Gloor
As the world warms and the atmosphere becomes increasingly fertilised with carbon dioxide, trees are growing ever…
Vegan Leather Made From Mushrooms Could Mold The Future of Sustainable Fashion
Vegan Leather Made From Mushrooms Could Mold The Future of Sustainable Fashion
by Mitchell P. Jones
Seven millennia since its invention, leather remains one of the most durable and versatile natural materials. However,…
If Reducing Harm To Society Is The Goal, A Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Cannabis Prohibition Has Failed
If Reducing Harm To Society Is The Goal, A Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Cannabis Prohibition Has Failed
by Alexander Gillespie
The case for a referendum on New Zealand’s cannabis law was already urgent in 2015 when the supposedly more pressing…
Longevity App Calculates Your Life Expectancy – But Will It Make Us Healthier?
Longevity App Calculates Your Life Expectancy – But Will It Make Us Healthier?
by Richard Faragher
Would knowing the date of your death influence your actions? It did for Tiberius Caesar. Convinced by the court…
Gun Violence Has Fueled Enduring Trust Issues For Many Americans
Gun Violence Has Fueled Enduring Trust Issues For Many Americans
by Cary Wu
America’s gun violence affects not only just those killed, injured or present during gunfire, but research suggests it…
Remember and Remind Yourself: You Are Magnificent!
Remember and Remind Yourself: You Are Magnificent!
by Susan Smith Jones
You are responsible for all your feelings. Never put yourself down. Never think or say anything negative about…
Why Do Brides Wear White?
Why Do Brides Wear White?
by Marlise Schoeny
“A wedding gown represents far more than just a dress. It is also the embodiment of a dream,” said Vera Wang.
Calories or Macros: Which Works Best For Weight Loss or Building Muscle?
Calories or Macros: Which Works Best For Weight Loss or Building Muscle?
by Emma Kinrade
While reducing calorie intake is a proven way to reduce your weight, there’s no shortage of diets promising the same…
How Some Doctors Diminish Dying Patients' Last Days
How Some Doctors Diminish Dying Patients' Last Days
by Magnolia Cardona and Kenneth Hillman
Many doctors are continuing to provide end-of-life patients with needless treatments that only worsen the quality of…
How The Humble Blouse Got Women Out To Work
How The Humble Blouse Got Women Out To Work
by Suzanne Rowland
As more people are encouraged to head back to the office, they will be swapping their home wear for their work wear.…
A Scientist's Plea On Coronavirus: Now Is Not The Time To Relax
A Scientist's Plea On Coronavirus: Now Is Not The Time To Relax
by Lena Ciric
Living under lockdown and the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to our lives has been difficult for everyone.
Mail-in Voting Lessons From Oregon, The State With The Longest History Of Voting By Mail
Mail-in Voting Lessons From Oregon, The State With The Longest History Of Voting By Mail
by Priscilla Southwell
Oregon voters have long cast their ballots by mail in many types of elections, including for local, state and federal…
How You Can Negotiate Love
How You Can Learn to Trust Each Other and Negotiate Love
by Riki Robbins Jones, Ph.D.
If you're in a relationship and are ready to deal with your conflicts, don't be afraid. You and your partner have the…
What Can You Expect During A Loved One's Final Hours?
What Can You Expect During A Loved One's Final Hours?
by Charles Corke and Peter Martin
It’s hard to predict events in the final days and hours of a person’s life. Some deaths are wonderful – a gentle…
Heavy Rain Events Have Always Occurred, But Are They Changing?
Heavy Rain Events Have Always Occurred, But Are They Changing?
by Francis Zwiers and Ronald Stewart
Extreme weather and climate events causing extensive damage are a fact of the Canadian climate, and this year is no…
Steroids Cut Covid-19 Death Rates, But Not For Everyone – Here’s Who Benefits And Who Doesn’t
Steroids Cut Covid-19 Death Rates, But Not For Everyone – Here’s Who Benefits And Who Doesn’t
by Bryan McVerry
New studies show that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with inexpensive steroids can cut their risk of dying…
Why Sleep Is So Important For Losing Weight
Why Sleep Is So Important For Losing Weight
by Emma Sweeney and Ian Walshe
When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise are usually thought of as the two key factors that will achieve…
how-jacinda-ardern-became-new-zealand-s-most-successful-political-influencer
How Jacinda Ardern Became New Zealand's Most Successful Political Influencer
by Sommer Kapitan
“Kia ora, everyone. I’m standing against a blank wall in my house – because it’s the only view in my house that is not…
Only One In Ten Medical Treatments Are Backed By High Quality Evidence
Only One In Ten Medical Treatments Are Backed By High Quality Evidence
by Jeremy Howick
When you visit your doctor, you might assume that the treatment they prescribe has solid evidence to back it up. But…
Are You Soul Conscious...or in Trance?
Are You Soul Conscious...or in Trance?
by Ed Rubenstein
Any moment in which we are unaware and out of balance and harmony, then we are in trance. When we are feeling superior…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
We see life through the lenses of our perception. Stephen R. Covey wrote: “We see the world, not as it is, but as we…
I Didn't See It Coming! Messages from the Beyond
I Didn't See It Coming! Messages from the Beyond
by Terri-Ann Russell
Soon after we found out Anthony had died I was showering and could hear him screaming at me... I’m OK, Ma! I’m OK! The…
The Pledge of Attention: A Visit to Lady Liberty
The Pledge of Attention: A Visit to Lady Liberty
by Irene O'Garden
There she grows now, so tall, the tallest woman you have ever seen. Green goddess in the harbor, bearing light and…
How Retaking The Sat Could Get More Students To College
How Retaking The SAT Could Get More Students To College
by Jennifer French Giarratano
Eliminating disparities in retake rates could close up to 10% of the income-based gap and up to 7% of the race-based…
Why Political Ads Don’t Really Persuade Voters
Why Political Ads Don’t Really Persuade Voters
by Bess Connolly Martell
Regardless of content, context, or audience, political ads do little to persuade voters, according to a new study.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Pushing People Out Of Cities and Into The Countryside
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Pushing People Out Of Cities and Into The Countryside
by S. Ashleigh Weeden
Six months into this pandemic, changes are producing interesting conversations about the potential of an urban exodus…
Why Masks Are A Religious Issue
Why Masks Are A Religious Issue
by Leslie Dorrough Smith
Seemingly everyone has an opinion on masks: when to wear them, how to wear them, which ones are best and even whether…
Meditation On Creating Your Ideal Life and Living Your Life Purpose
Meditation On Creating Your Ideal Life and Living Your Life Purpose
by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer (Orin and DaBen)
With each breath in I affirm I have a life purpose. With each breath out I send my purpose out to the world, where it…
Karmic Memory: Memory Triggers and Déjà Vu
Karmic Memory: Memory Triggers and Déjà Vu
by Joanne DiMaggio
I grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. I had nothing in common with my family, let alone…
Why Low and Alcohol-Free Beers Could Be Considered Health Drinks
Why Low and Alcohol-Free Beers Could Be Considered Health Drinks
by Duane Mellor et al
It is often said that weak beer was drunk in preference to dirty water in European towns during the middle ages.
Labor Day Celebrates Earning A Living, But Remember What Work Really Means
Labor Day Celebrates Earning A Living, But Remember What Work Really Means
by Richard Gunderman
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their…
A Learning Curve – It’s Not Always What You Think
A Learning Curve – It’s Not Always What You Think
by Jerry Sargeant
When someone comes to me with a particular dis-ease or ailment, that they want to eliminate, my first feeling is to…
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InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
We see life through the lenses of our perception. Stephen R. Covey wrote: “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” So this week, we take a look at some…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
The roads we are travelling these days are as old as the times, yet are new for us. The experiences we are having are as old as the times, yet they also are new for us. The same goes for the…
When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com
Amidst all the horrors taking place these days, I am inspired by the rays of hope that shine through. Ordinary people standing up for what is right (and against what is wrong). Baseball players,…
When Your Back Is Against The Wall
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I love the internet. Now I know a lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about it, but I love it. Just like I love the people in my life -- they are not perfect, but I love them anyway.
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 23, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
Everyone probably can agree that we are living in strange times... new experiences, new attitudes, new challenges. But we can be encouraged in remembering that everything is always in flux,…