A Psychological View Of The Meaning Of Life
A Psychological View Of The Meaning Of Life
by Steve Taylor
The search for meaning in life is a familiar challenge to many of us. Some materialist scientists and philosophers…
How Telecommuters Create Positive Change
How Telecommuters Create Positive Change
by Mohja Rhoads and Fynnwin Prager
More Americans are using flexible workplace practices – including telecommuting, co-working and off-peak start times –…
Animal Response To A Wildfire is Astounding. These Are The Tricks They Use To Survive
Animal Response To A Wildfire is Astounding. These Are The Tricks They Use To Survive
by Dale Nimmo
Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes, and…
Why Americans Give Birth In Bed
Why Americans Give Birth In Bed
by Neel Shah
Americans still choose to give birth bed-bound, on their backs, with their knees up, legs spread, feet in the air.
Why People Leave Facebook And What It Tells Us About The Future Of Social Media
Why People Leave Facebook and What It Tells Us About The Future Of Social Media
by Mark Whitehead
With the exception of Google, there has never been a company that has had this many people using its services.
A Call on Every Major City in the World to Divest From Climate-Destroying Fossil Fuels
A Call on Every Major City in the World to Divest From Climate-Destroying Fossil Fuels
by Jessica Corbett
Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York and Sadiq Khan of London on Tuesday urged every major city in the world to divest…
Change your Mind and You'll Change your Health!
Change Your Mind and You'll Change Your Health!
by Renee Andersen
Your Mind tells the body -- even down to the tiniest cell -- what to do. Thoughts held long and intensely enough are…
4 Ways To Reduce The Carbon In Your Food Basket
4 Ways To Reduce The Carbon In Your Food Basket
by Luca Panzone and Natasha Auch
How does your food shop affect the planet? Well, think of it like this
Is Sparkling Water Bad For You?
Is Sparkling Water Good For You or Bad For You?
by Nicola Innes and Suzanne Zaremba
While most people know they should drink more water, it can be a bit boring. So what about sparkling water as an option…
How Communities Can Combat Racism, Hate And Extremism With Education
How Communities Can Combat Racism, Hate and Extremism With Education
by Kawser Ahmed
Countering extremist anti-immigrant and racist attitudes and recruiting in Manitoba requires new approaches.
Veganism Has Always Been More About Living An Ethical Life Than Just Avoiding Meat And Dairy
Veganism Has Always Been More About Living An Ethical Life Than Just Avoiding Meat And Dairy
by Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole
The word “vegan” was invented in 1944 in Leicester, England by Donald Watson and his future wife Dorothy Morgan. That…
How Childhood Deprivation Affects Brain Size And Behaviour
How Childhood Deprivation Affects Brain Size and Behaviour
by Nuria Mackes
The human brain goes through dramatic developmental changes in the first years of life. During this period it is…
How The EPA's Proposed Secret Science Rule Directly Threatens Children's Health
How The EPA's Proposed Secret Science Rule Directly Threatens Children's Health
by Gabriel Filippelli
The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air…
Facing Ourselves: The Dynamics of Intimacy and Love
Facing Ourselves: The Dynamics of Intimacy and Love
by John Robbins and Ann Mortifee
Despite the degree to which sexuality permeates the culture, the collective guilt of history can still be felt. We have…
Rediscovering Boredom In The Age Of The Smartphone
Rediscovering Boredom In The Age Of The Smartphone
by Julie Shiels
Smartphones have changed the way we inhabit public space and more specifically, how we fill our time while waiting.
The Dark Side Of Supportive Relationships
The Dark Side Of Supportive Relationships
by Edward Lemay and Michele Gelfand
Imagine that you’ve had a heated argument with a co-worker, and you call up your husband or wife to talk about it. Your…
Asians Are Good At Math? Why Dressing Up Racism As A Compliment Just Doesn't Add Up
Asians Are Good At Math? Why Dressing Up Racism As A Compliment Just Doesn't Add Up
by Niral Shah
The narrative that “Asians are good at math” is pervasive in the United States. Young children are aware of it. College…
How Psychology Can Help People Coping With Life Threatening Food Allergies
How Psychology Can Help People Coping With Life Threatening Food Allergies
by Rebecca Knibb
Food allergies have a big impact on people’s quality of life. The stress and worry of having a potentially…
Hunter, Hunted: When The World Catches On Fire, How Do Predators Respond?
Hunter, Hunted: When The World Catches On Fire, How Do Predators Respond?
by Euan Ritchie, et al
2019 might well be remembered as the year the world caught fire. Some 2.9 million hectares of eastern Australia have…
Universal Coverage, Single-payer, Medicare For All: What Does It All Mean For You?
Universal Coverage, Single-payer, Medicare For All: What Does It All Mean For You?
by Simon F. Haeder
Partisan wrangling over health reform has perhaps been the most acrimonious issue in Americans politics, exemplified by…
Mistake Salad: True Perfection Has Space For Imperfection
Mistake Salad: True Perfection Has Space For Imperfection
by Alan Cohen
Are you so sure your mistakes are just mistakes? Or could they be building blocks to a success beyond any you imagined?…
Want To Be Happy? Then Live Like A Stoic For A Week
Want To Be Happy? Then Live Like A Stoic For A Week
by John Sellars
What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, obviously the roads – the roads go without saying. How about guidance for…
This Is Better Than an Apology
This Is Better Than an Apology
by The Gottman Institute
Why repair attempts are even more powerful than saying sorry. Everyone messes up. Any relationship involves two…
Wildfires Have Reshaped Life On Earth Before. They Could Do It Again
Wildfires Have Reshaped Life On Earth Before. They Could Do It Again
by Mike Lee
The catastrophic bushfires raging across much of Australia have not only taken a huge human and economic toll, but also…
Before You Hit Share On That Cute Animal Photo, Consider The Harm It Can Cause
Before You Hit Share On That Cute Animal Photo, Consider The Harm It Can Cause
by Zara Bending
Limbani the chimpanzee has about 650,000 Instagram followers. In recent months the account has featured viral photos…
How Small Increases In Physical Activity Can Make A Big Difference
How Small Increases In Physical Activity Can Make A Big Difference
by Libby Richards
You know physical activity is good for you. But, that isn’t always enough to get or keep you moving.
Hermit Crabs May Offer Insights Into Wealth Inequality
Hermit Crabs May Offer Insights Into Wealth Inequality
by Ivan Chase
Hermit crabs can teach us about wealth inequality, according to a new study.
Get Out Your Mental Eraser and Change Any Limiting Core Beliefs
Get Out Your Mental Eraser and Change Any Limiting Core Beliefs
by Victoria Loveland-Coen, RScP
We were born into belief systems which have been reinforced by our culture, and now accepted as reality. These beliefs…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 5, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 5, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
As per our "resident astrologer", Pam Younghans' "Astrological Journal for the Week", we are heading into a powerful…
Horoscope Current Week: January 6 - 12, 2020
Horoscope Current Week: January 6 - 12, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Mysticism and Politics: Fulfillment Through Contemplation, Action, and Service
Mysticism and Politics: Fulfillment Through Contemplation, Action, and Service
by Paul Brunton
There is a common belief that writers on a higher thought should avoid politics, but it is a belief common only among…
Honoring the Cycles of Time, Nature, and Space
Honoring the Cycles of Time, Nature, and Space
by Gabriela Jurosz-Landa
Western science, in its perception of quantitative time, might eventually edge toward a dynamic concept of time (such…
Looking and Seeing: Dissolving Divisions and Boundaries
Looking and Seeing: Dissolving Divisions and Boundaries
by Imelda Almqvist
A lifetime of making and studying art has taught me that there is a world of difference between looking and seeing.…
The Best Way To Ditch Bad Habits
The Best Way To Ditch Bad Habits
by Ian Hamiltonk and Sally Marlow
Come February, 80% of people will have given up giving up. So what can we learn from the 20% who make it?
Here’s What We Really Know About CBD’s Benefits
Here’s What We Really Know About CBD’s Benefits
by Ryan Vandrey
Assertions about the benefits of CBD often go far beyond what science has shown, according to one expert.
History Of The Two-day Weekend Offers Lessons For Today's Calls For A Four-day Week
History Of The Two-Day Weekend Offers Lessons For Today's Calls For A Four-day Week
by Brad Beaven
The idea of reducing the working week from an average of five days to four is gaining traction around the world.
Everyone Wants Meaning In Their Work — But How Do You Define It?
Everyone Wants Meaning In Their Work — But How Do You Define It?
by Elodie Chevallier
Working people often try to figure out that elusive ingredient that will help them reach their full potential in an…
Attain Emotional Balance by Letting Your Emotions Flow
Attaining Emotional Balance By Letting Our Emotions Flow
by Rita Louise.
We as humans, just like the wildflowers, must bend and flow to the demands placed upon us by our environment. The…
Can Wars No Longer Be Won?
Can Wars No Longer Be Won?
by Cian O'Driscoll
Victories have also been proclaimed in the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, only for violence to continue…
Be The Light That You Are and Set Your Self Free
Be The Light That You Are and Set Your Self Free
by Debra Landwehr Engle
My book is called Be the Light that You Are. It’s an imperative. You are the light, now be that light in the world.…
Spiritual Activism and Service: A Deep Dimension of Planetary Healing
Spiritual Activism and Service: A Deep Dimension of Planetary Healing
by Pierre Pradervand
I believe there is no authentic spirituality where there is no healing of one’s community and of the world – just as…
Accepting Ourselves Completely, Inner Monster and All
Accepting Ourselves Completely, Inner Monster and All
by Barry Vissell
We all have parts of ourselves that we prefer to remain hidden. We are all ashamed of certain things we have done or…
How A Month At Sea Taught Me How To Steal My Life Back
How A Month At Sea Taught Me How To Steal My Life Back
by Robert Hassan
A survey this year revealed that Australians, on average, spend 10.2 hours a day with interactive digital technologies.…
Daily Weather Now Shows Climate Change’s Fingerprints
Daily Weather Now Shows Climate Change’s Fingerprints
by Reto Knutti and Sebastian Sippel
Climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale.
Following Anger & Desire Brings No Satisfaction
Anger Obscures Your Mind and Leads You to Danger
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
There is no mental peace when you do not control your mind but instead follow anger. There is peace, however, when you…
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Microbiome Healthier
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Microbiome Healthier
by Connie Rogers and Darrell Cockburn
It’s common for people to focus on their health at the start of the year. But few consider the well being of the…
How To Use Habit Science To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution
How To Use Habit Science To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution
by Wendy Wood
More than 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions have already given up on their goals by February.
5 Questions Answered About Tracking Your Heart Rate
5 Questions Answered About Tracking Your Heart Rate
by Anne R. Crecelius
The rise of wearable fitness trackers has increased the number of people monitoring their heart rate, both throughout…
Why You Should Beware Of Organic Labels On Nonfood Products
Why You Should Beware Of Organic Labels On Nonfood Products
by Sarah Morath
Product labels offer valuable information to consumers, but manufacturers can misuse them to increase profits.
America's Love Affair With The Single-family House Is Cooling
America's Love Affair With The Single-Family House Is Cooling
by Robert Parker and Rebecca Lewis
For decades land use regulation across the U.S. has emphasized single-family houses on large lots.
Why Lawyers Are Trying To Scare You With Facebook Ads
Why Lawyers Are Trying To Scare You With Facebook Ads
by Elizabeth C. Tippett and Jesse King
Some ads can be more than misleading – they can put your health at risk.
feelings are your guide
How Are You Feeling? Feelings Are Your Guide to Peace and Happiness
by Susyn Reeve
Our feelings are a foolproof guidance system, letting us know if we are experiencing heaven or hell, love or fear, well…
How Ecotherapy Aims To Tap Into Nature To Improve Your Wellbeing
How Ecotherapy Aims To Tap Into Nature To Improve Your Wellbeing
by Carly Wood
One type of therapy that is starting to become more popular is “ecotherapy”; which advocates claim can improve mental…
How To Rethink Your Idea Of Success In The New Year
How To Rethink Your Idea Of Success In The New Year
by John Sellars
By attaching your sense of self-worth to these kinds of external successes, the road ahead can be fraught with danger.
The January Blues: Cross-country Skiers Hold Clues To Beating It
The January Blues: Cross-Country Skiers Hold Clues To Beating It
by Martina Svensson
The festive season is over and we are left with the prospect of months of darkness and nothing to celebrate.
Why Your New Year's Resolution To Go To The Gym Might Fail
Why Your New Year's Resolution To Go To The Gym Might Fail
by William Clark
Come January, 40% of Americans will make New Years resolutions, and nearly half of them will aim to lose weight or get…
How Sales Shopping Is Killing The Planet
How Sales Shopping Is Killing The Planet
by Kokho Jason Sit
The sale events don’t seem to pause but instead persevere throughout the year and in various forms.
Finally Dissipating the Rage: Lessons I Learned
Finally Dissipating the Rage: Lessons I Learned
by Wyatt Webb
Prior to about the age of nine and a half, I don't recall being a rage-filled kid. In fact, I remember being quite…
It's A New Year... What Difference Does That Make?
It's A New Year... Does That Make Any Difference?
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
It's a new year! I must admit, I'm a bit like a kid at Christmas about New Year's. It's like I've just been given 365…
New Year's Resolutions: Symbolic Gestures or Magical Thinking?
New Year's Resolutions: Symbolic Gestures or Magical Thinking?
by Jayashri Kulkarni
“I will definitely give up smoking – that’s my New Year’s resolution,” she stated emphatically as she thumped her fist…
Entering the New Year Gradually and Gently
Entering the New Year Gradually and Gently
by Ellen Kanner
If other species are aware of seasons of the year and hours of the day, they don’t make a big deal about it. We humans,…
New Year's Anxiety Hangover? Here's What's Happening In Your Brain
New Year's Anxiety Hangover? Here's What's Happening In Your Brain
by Amy Reichelt
Have you ever woken up in the morning (or afternoon) in a cloud of worry after having a few drinks the night before?
How To Pick The Right Sunscreen When You're Blinded By Choice
How To Pick The Right Sunscreen When You're Blinded By Choice
by Katie Lee and Erin McMeniman
There’s an enourmous variety of sunscreens to choose from. Major supermarkets each sell more than 60 options. And one…
The Resolve To Be Thinner And Fitter This Year Won’t Lead To Salvation
The Resolve To Be Thinner and Fitter This Year Won’t Lead To Salvation
by Patty Thille
Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? If so, you are participating in a social as well as a personal ritual.
How To Be Free of the Tyranny of the Monkey Mind
How To Be Free of the Tyranny of the Monkey Mind
by Ric Giardina
Our minds tend to chatter away, describing all manner of disastrous possibilities and outcomes, particularly when faced…
4 Ways To Keep Kids Learning While Travelling
4 Ways To Keep Kids Learning While Travelling
by Florence Monique Boulard
The school year is over and holidays are upon us. But that doesn’t mean your children’s learning experiences can’t…
Which Is Better For Mental Health, Team Sports Or Solo Exercise?
Which Is Better For Mental Health, Team Sports Or Solo Exercise?
by Laura Healy
Exercise is not only good for your physical health, it’s good for your mental health, too. Indeed, many people even…
Why Desexing Dogs Isn't Always The Best Thing To Do
Why Desexing Dogs Isn't Always The Best Thing To Do
by Jessica Dawson, et al
Many desexed family pets are the ideal parents of the next generation of family companions, having demonstrated their…
There Is Scant Evidence Self-hypnosis Reduces Pain During Childbirth
Is There Evidence Self-Hypnosis Reduces Pain During Childbirth?
by Kenneth Finlayson
The latest celebrity-endorsed health trend is the bizarre-sounding practice of “hypnobirthing”.
How Pottering About In The Garden Creates A Time Warp
How Pottering About In The Garden Creates A Time Warp
by Harriet Gross
What’s not to like about gardening? It’s a great way to get outdoors, away from everyday routines, and to exercise your…