When Outer Child Feels Unloved, Learn To Be There for Yourself
When Outer Child Feels Unloved, Learn To Be There for Yourself
by Susan Anderson
Couples often trade responsibility for their Inner Children. They project their disowned feelings on each other and…
Energy Cannot Be Destroyed; It Can Only Be Transformed
Energy Cannot Be Destroyed; It Can Only Be Transformed
by Alan Seale
Much as we might like to, at the energy level, we can’t get rid of something we don’t like—a thought, a feeling, a…
How Do Animals Feel About Clothes and Costumes?
How Do Animals Feel About Clothes and Costumes?
by Nancy Windheart
Many people will be celebrating Halloween here in the US…and around this time of year, I often get questions about how…
Why Americans Are Embracing Plant-based Meat Products
Why Americans Are Embracing Plant-based Meat Products
by Sheril Kirshenbaum and Douglas Buhler
By 2050, many scientists estimate that the world food supply will have to increase sharply from today’s level to meet…
What Is Sex Really For?
What Is Sex Really For? It's More Than The Obvious Reasons
by Richard Gunderman
Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the…
3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain
3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain
by Christian Worsfold
If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and…
How Climate Scientists Are Letting Down Humanity With Their Approach To The Climate Crisis
How Climate Scientists Are Letting Down Humanity With Their Approach To The Climate Crisis
by Wolfgang Knorr
As a climate scientist of more than 25 years, I’m proud of the work my profession has done in recent decades to alert…
The Power of Sound for Health and Healing
The Power of Sound for Health and Healing
by Amrita Cottrell
Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds, identifies healing as the result of a formula he defines as: Frequency +…
How To Eat Fish Responsibly
How To Eat Fish Responsibly
by Jenny Weitzman
It now seems absurd that anyone once believed the ocean was inexhaustable: fish stocks are in dismal shape and…
How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain
How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain
by Benjamin J. Griffiths and Simon Hanslmayr
Try to remember that last dinner you went out for. Perhaps you can remember the taste of that delicious pasta, the…
How Mister Rogers' Faith Shaped His Idea Of Children's Television
How Mister Rogers' Faith Shaped His Idea Of Children's Television
by L. Benjamin Rolsky
The beloved children’s television icon Fred Rogers – who is played by actor Tom Hanks in the upcoming film “A Beautiful…
5 Tips For Surviving In An Increasingly Uncertain World
5 Tips For Surviving In An Increasingly Uncertain World
by Jelena Kecmanovic
A recent study showed that North Americans are becoming less tolerant of uncertainty.
The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination
The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination
by Rob Hopkins
A walk into the future, in a British city where housing is sustainable, energy is locally owned, food is abundant, and…
Is Coconut Water Good For You?
Is Coconut Water Good For You?
by Alexandra Hansen
In recent years coconut water has left the palm-treed shores of tropical islands where tourists on lounge chairs stick…
No One Is An Island: We Are Companions, Not Competitors
No One Is An Island: We Are Companions, Not Competitors
by Margaret Wolff
Margaret Wheatley talks about how, in the midst of chaos, our greatest challenge is to believe in our own goodness; how…
Here's How To Make Your Memory Work For You
Simple Rules To Make Your Memory Work Best For You
by Amina Youssef-Shalala
Have you ever thought about how your brain works when you study? Knowing this may improve your ability to retain and…
Why Some Psychic Tests Are Not Very Good
Why Some Psychic Tests Are Not Very Good
by Sonia Fernandez
Asking people to answer a question quickly and without thinking doesn’t get honest responses, especially if the quick…
Is Raw Food Safe For My Dogs And Me?
Is Raw Food Safe For My Dogs And Me?
by University of Zürich
Raw food for dogs is a growing trend, but drug-resistant bacteria in the raw food can transfer to the pets—and to…
Where's The Proof In Science?
Where's The Proof In Science?
by Geraint Lewis
One word is rarely spoken or printed in science and that word is “proof”. In fact, science has little to do with…
Our World Is Getting Smaller
Our World Is Getting Smaller: The Distance Between Us Is Shrinking
by Kristina Lerman
Has this happened to you? You strike up a conversation with a complete stranger, only to discover that you share…
How The Weather Is Being Politicized
How The Weather Is Being Politicized and Monetized
by John Oliver
John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather.
Are You Sleeping Enough?
Are You Sleeping Enough? Stress And Insomnia Are A Vicious Cycle
by Rama Kant Mishra
Researchers have identified lack of sleep as a cause of serious disorders ranging from diabetes to high stress levels.…
Why You Shouldn't Use
Why You Shouldn't Use "Weather" And "Climate" Interchangeably
by Jennifer Fitchett
When January 2019 entered its third week, huge swathes of the US were blanketed with snow, and winter storm warnings…
How I Learned To Make Distraction Work For Me
How I Learned To Make Distraction Work For Me
by Sarah Stein Lubrano
Even today, 20 years after my childhood diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I am still keenly…
An Inuit Approach To Cancer Care Promotes Self-determination And Reconciliation
An Inuit Approach To Cancer Care Promotes Self-Determination and Reconciliation
by Janet Jull and Inuit Medical Interpreter Team
For thousands of years, Inuit have adapted to the changes in their environment, and continue to find new and innovative…
How Mindfulness Can Help Kick Drug Addiction
How Mindfulness Can Help Kick Drug Addiction
by Maud Alobawone
Mindfulness techniques and methadone may reduce cravings and pain among people experiencing opioid addiction and…
Is Using Cannabis In Front Of Children Harmful?
Is Using Cannabis In Front Of Children Harmful?
by Berthelot Nicolas and Carl Lacharité
Public health agencies are warning parents about using cannabis in the presence of their children. However, parents who…
Why The Trump Presidency Is A Symptom Of Our Cultural Malaise
Why The Trump Presidency Is A Symptom Of Our Cultural Malaise
by Brendon O'Connor
During the 2016 US presidential campaign, people around the world were regularly reassured by election experts that…
Beyond the Brain: The Intelligence of the Heart
Beyond the Brain: Bringing More "Heart Intelligence" Into Your Life
by Doc Childre and Howard Martin
Most people would rather feel loving and appreciative than resentful and depressed. But often the world around us seems…
How Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
How Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
by Sonia Fernandez
Diet could hold the key to treating polycystic kidney disease, according to new research in rodents.
How The Climate Crisis Will Change Recreational Fishing
How The Climate Crisis Will Change Recreational Fishing
by Matt Shipman
Shoreline recreational fishing will likely be another casualty of climate change, according to new research.
Why The Civil Rights And Voting Rights Acts Still Face Huge Hurdles
Why The Civil Rights And Voting Rights Acts Still Face Huge Hurdles
by James Devitt
Despite the promise that the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts once held for American equality, signs of struggle and…
Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?
Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?
by Bruce Hood
Humans have a particularly strong and, at times, irrational obsession with possessions. Every year, car owners are…
Why Buying Green Is Better But Not Good Enough
Why Buying Green Is Good But Not Good Enough
by Alexis Blue
Materialism may influence us to choose “green buying” rather than not buying anything at all, research finds.
Canada's Liberals Make It Hard For Green Voters To Love Them
Canada's Liberals Make It Hard For Green Voters To Love Them
by Mark Winfield
The recent appearance in the province of Ontario of Premier Doug Ford’s anti-carbon pricing gas pump stickers…
Love is the Key to Happiness and Clarifies the Mind
Love is the Key to Happiness and It Clarifies the Mind
by J. Donald Walters
An unfeeling heart has even been admired by many, as evidence of a "scientific outlook". The truth is that without love…
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 20, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 20, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
While we may at times, or perhaps often, feel powerless in effecting change in the world, we must remind ourselves that…
Horoscope Week: October 21 to 27, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: October 21 to 27, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
This Moment Is This Moment: It Will Never Be Like This Again
This Moment Is This Moment: It Will Never Be Like This Again
by Stephen Nachmanovitch
The ancient Greeks spoke of two kinds of time, or two experiences of time: chronos and kairos. Chronos is what we now…
Love and Compassion Meditation That Even A 3-Year-Old Can Do
A Love and Compassion Meditation That Even A 3-Year-Old Can Do
by Lama Palden Drolma
Loving-kindness and compassion are of utmost importance at this time for humanity. Love and compassion for one…
Why Even Short Periods Of Physical Inactivity Are Damaging To Our Health
Why Even Short Periods Of Physical Inactivity Are Damaging To Our Health
by Tori Sprung and Kelly Bowden Davies
As a society, we aren’t getting as much exercise as we should. In fact, current activity guidelines state that adults…
Pope Affirms Catholic Church's Duty To Indigenous Amazonians Hurt By The Climate Crisis
Pope Affirms Catholic Church's Duty To Indigenous Amazonians Hurt By The Climate Crisis
by Vincent J. Miller
The Catholic Church “hears the cry” of the Amazon and its peoples. That’s the message Pope Francis hopes to send at the…
How To Make Your Online Shopping More Environmentally Friendly
How To Make Your Online Shopping More Environmentally Friendly
by Stuart Milligan and Baris Yalabik
Online shopping continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. In 2018, the market value of UK retail was £381 billion of…
What Home Gardeners Can Learn From Nature's Rebirth After Fire
What Home Gardeners Can Learn From Nature's Rebirth After Fire
by Kingsley Dixon
A startling phenomenon occurs after a bushfire tears through a landscape. From the blackened soil springs an…
Allowing Yourself to Be Vulnerable in Relationship
Being Vulnerable in Relationship
by Susie & Otto Collins
The paradox of vulnerability in relationships, the path to connection, is to allow yourself to be both strong and…
Blessing for Global Oneness Day
Blessing for Global Oneness Day
by Pierre Pradervand
I now feel with such a depth of certainty, of spiritual groundedness that Love is the ultimate reply to all and any…
The Challenge: Feeling Love For Ourselves and For Others
The Challenge: Feeling Love For Ourselves and For Others
by Eileen Campbell
Love is the highest vibrational energy and can accomplish almost anything. The more we can keep our hearts open, the…
Making Our Cities More Accessible For People With Disability Is Easier Than We Think
Making Our Cities More Accessible For People With Disability Is Easier Than We Think
by David Kelly and Richard Tucker
Providing ramps where there are steps or stairs is just one way to help people with a disability get around.
What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
by Steven Maltby and Vicki Maltby
Autoimmune diseases, which include a range of around 80 different illnesses from rheumatoid arthritis to type 1…
Unconditional Love: A Way Of Serving One Another, Humanity and The World
Unconditional Love Is A Way Of Serving One Another, Humanity and The World
by Eileen Caddy MBE and David Earl Platts, PhD.
A time comes in our personal development when we realize that we are not isolated, independent individuals, but rather…
How Stress Can Help You Get Better Grades. Don't Calm Down!
How Stress Can Help You Get Better Grades
by Mandie Shean
Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organisation ReachOut describes as…
How World Conflicts Are Influence By The Changing Climate
How World Conflicts Are Influence By The Changing Climate
by John Vidal
The relationship between a heating planet and violent clashes is complex — and critical. “This is where I keep my…
The Necessity of Self Esteem for Health and General Attitude Towards Life
Arguing Your Way Back To Positive Self Esteem
by Jeri Noble
There is nothing good or worthwhile about having a low opinion of oneself. However, positive self esteem improves one's…
Kindness Is A Skill That Can Be Learned: Why Kindness Matters Most
Kindness Is A Skill That Can Be Learned: Why Kindness Matters Most
by Robyn Spizman
Instead of being the coolest kid in the room, how about being the kindest? Once a child understands the im­portance of…
Can Meditation Change The World?
Can Meditation Change The World?
by Peggy Kern
The film The Portal follows six individuals who undergo a personal transformation from trauma and struggle to calmness,…
Dog Theft On The Rise: How In Danger Is Your Pet And What Can Be Done About It
Dog Theft On The Rise: How In Danger Is Your Pet And What Can Be Done About It
by Daniel Allen
Dog theft has a devastating impact on people and families and is a known gateway to animal cruelty and extortion. Yet…
How To Benefit From Internships, Service Learning, Apprenticeships And Co-op Work
How To Benefit From Internships, Service Learning, Apprenticeships and Co-op Work
by Saul Carliner
Meeting employers’ need for experience — often identified in job postings — is the great catch-22 of starting any…
Extinction Rebellion's Car-free Streets Showcase The Possibility Of A Beautiful, Safe And Green Future
Extinction Rebellion's Car-free Streets Showcase The Possibility Of A Beautiful, Safe And Green Future
by Paul Chatterton
Standing in the middle of a usually busy central London street during Extinction Rebellion’s protests, the air…
Alchemy and Shamanism — Tools of Transformation
Alchemy and Shamanism — Tools of Transformation
by James Endredy
When seeing or hearing the word alchemy, one might think of old men in funny hats working at furnaces in ancient…
Becoming An Agent of Change and Preparing A Shift In Consciousness
Becoming An Agent of Change and Preparing A Shift In Consciousness
by Janeanne Narrin
Every life has at its core a dream that quietly and unobtrusively asks to be fulfilled. Each of us dreams such a dream.…
The Problems Of Children Who Need Glasses And Not Wearing Them
The Problems of Children Who Need Glasses and Are Not Wearing Them
by Roisin P. Corcoran
It’s a problem many teachers are familiar with, a student apparently struggling in class, but in fact just suffering…
Untangling Tattoos' Influence On Immune Response
Untangling Tattoos' Influence On Immune Response
by Christopher D. Lynn
I lay on the mat of the open-air bungalow in Apia, Samoa, looking up at a gecko. As its tail quivered, I felt a…
How The Language We Use Entrenches Inequalities
How The Language We Use Entrenches Inequalities
by Olivia Stevenson and Clare Stainthorp
We live in a society in which inequality is entrenched and increasing – in this context, words can have real and…
Mayors Of 94 Cities Are Taking The Green New Deal Global, As States Fail To Act On Climate Crisis
Mayors Of 94 Cities Are Taking The Green New Deal Global, As States Fail To Act On Climate Crisis
by Simon Curtis
At the seventh World Mayor’s Summit in Copenhagen, leaders of 94 cities embraced a global Green New Deal, in an attempt…
Is It Ok To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?
Is It OK To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?
by Nial Wheate
Some people are incapable of swallowing tablets because of physical reasons, such as surgery or gastric reflux, while…
Why We Need To Treat Wildfire As A Public Health Issue In California
Why We Need To Treat Wildfire As A Public Health Issue In California
by Faith Kearns and Max Moritz
Deadly fires across California over the past several years have shown how wildfire has become a serious public health…
How To Awaken on Your Path and Dare To Be Yourself
How To Awaken on Your Path and Dare To Be Yourself
by Alan Cohen
As individuals, nations, and a planet, we have forgotten where we have come from, who we are, and where we are going.…
How The Way You Walk Could Be Used To Identify Some Types Of Dementia
The Way You Walk Could Be Used To Identify Some Types Of Dementia
by Ríona McArdle
More than 50m people worldwide are currently living with dementia. With an ageing population, it’s likely that this…
Strong Family Ties During Teen Years Can Help Ward Off Depression In Later Life
Strong Family Ties During Teen Years Can Help Ward Off Depression In Later Life
by Ping Chen and Kathleen Mullan Harris
Depression is a leading cause of disability and disease for people around the world. It often begins during…
The Enduring Power Of Print For Learning In A Digital World
The Enduring Power Of Print For Learning In A Digital World
by Patricia A. Alexander and Lauren M. Singer Trakhman
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like…