Everything We Do Is A Choice: Being Aware of Our Choices
Everything We Do Is A Choice: Being Aware of Our Choices
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
The other day I was giving myself a "good talking to"… telling myself I really need to exercise regularly, eat better,…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 17, 2021
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 17, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, our focus is "perspective" or how we see ourselves, the people around us, our surroundings, and our reality.…
Horoscope Week:  January 18 - 24, 2021
Horoscope Current Week: January 18 - 24, 2021
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
When You Can't Seem to Reach Your Goal: Get Going — Or Let Go?!
When You Can't Seem to Reach Your Goal: Get Going — Or Let Go?!
by Bridgit Dengel Gaspard
It’s painful to find yourself seriously stuck. Despite doing all the right things, inexplicably you’re unable to reach…
How To Step Back and Maintain a Larger Perspective
How To Step Back and Maintain a Larger Perspective
by Jude Bijou
When we obsessively focus on something that is, or isn't, within our control, it can feel like we're carrying a giant…
Connecting to Nature and Discovering Plants that Speak
Connecting to Nature and Discovering Plants that Speak
by Fay Johnstone
The creative journey of intuitive plant connections, combined with reiki, has become my path and continues to evolve as…
Why It Takes A Lot of Brain Real Estate To Disagree
Why It Takes A Lot of Brain Real Estate To Disagree
by Bill Hathaway
Researchers have created a way to look into the brains of two people simultaneously while they’re talking. What they…
Why The Outlook For The Earth's Future Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp
Why The Outlook For The Earth's Future Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp
by Corey J. A. Bradshaw et al
Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation?…
Blissful Innocence: Ignorance Is Bliss
Blissful Innocence: Ignorance Is Bliss
by Alan Cohen
We have heard that "ignorance is bliss," and we usually judge and criticize ignorant people. Yet there is a form of…
Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird
Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird
by Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D.
I want to invite you to breathe in and breathe out, and as you breathe in and breathe out, become aware of your heart…
Four Steps to Release Ourselves from Living in Fear
Four Steps to Release Ourselves from Living in Fear
by Lawrence Doochin
Fear is debilitating. It affects us our thinking, our health, and our relationships. And we know, it is very present in…
WHO Said Lockdowns Should Be Short and Sharp: Here Are 4 Other Essential COVID-19 Strategies
WHO Said Lockdowns Should Be Short and Sharp: Here Are 4 Other Essential COVID-19 Strategies
by Hassan Vally
Lockdowns have a disproportionate impact on the most disadvantaged people in society. This cost is greater still in…
A Made-Up Controversy -  "Us" Against "Them"
A Made-Up Controversy - "Us" Against "Them"
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
When people stop fighting and start listening, a funny thing happens. They realize they have much more in common than…
Digital Hoarders: We've Identified Four Types – Which Are You?
Digital Hoarders: We've Identified Four Types – Which Are You?
by Nick Neave
How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer…
Astronauts Are Experts In Isolation -- Here's What They Can Teach Us
Astronauts Are Experts In Isolation -- Here's What They Can Teach Us
by Nathan Smith
Being forced into isolation and confinement creates a number of potentially stressful demands. However, we might be…
Judgment is a Teacher on The Path of Transformation
Judgment is a Teacher on The Path of Transformation
by Shakti Gawain
It has been tremendously helpful for me to understand the difference between consciousness and spirituality.…
Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats
Cats And You: The Secret Healing Powers of Cats
by Caroline Connor
Most people generally think that cats do nothing, are lazy and all they do is eat and sleep. Not so! Did you know that…
Why You Should Consider Adding Classical Music To Your Exercise Playlist
Why You Should Consider Adding Classical Music To Your Exercise Playlist
by Costas Karageorghis et al
For many people, an essential part of any exercise regime is the music that accompanies it. Whether you’re a runner, a…
Mega Millions Jackpot at $750 Million – Where Does All The Lottery Tax Revenue Really Go?
Mega Millions Jackpot at $750 Million – Where Does All The Lottery Tax Revenue Really Go?
by Liberty Vittert
In the middle of the 20th century, when lotteries first started in the U.S., they were sold to states as a benefit to…
The Confederate Battle Flag Has Long Been A Symbol of White Insurrection
The Confederate Battle Flag Has Long Been A Symbol of White Insurrection
by Jordan Brasher
The flag’s prominence in the Capitol riot comes as no surprise to those who know its history: Since its debut during…
How To Recognize Angel Signs and Messages
How To Recognize Your Angel Signs and Messages
by Joanne Brocas
Signs left by the angels are meant to help stir and awaken our intuitive nature so that we can expand our conscious…
Where A Tattoo Is Located Makes A Difference Energetically
Where A Tattoo Is Located Makes A Difference Energetically
by Lisa Barretta
Tattoos are something you are going to wear and stare at for a long time. Once you decide to get a tattoo, it’s a good…
You Are Not A Robot or Machine: Become An Authentic Rebel
Become An Authentic Rebel: You Are Not A Robot or Machine
by Osho
The world tries to mold every person into a commodity: useful, efficient, obedient - never rebellious, never asserting…
This Is Why You Can't Stop Watching Bad TV
This Is Why You Can't Stop Watching Bad TV
by John Ellis
TV viewing has become more important during the pandemic, but a sense of shame still lingers around it. Even TV…
How Mapping The Weather 12,000 Years Ago Can Help Predict Future Climate Change
How Mapping The Weather 12,000 Years Ago Can Help Predict Future Climate Change
by Brice Rea
The end of the last ice age, around 12,000 years ago, was characterised by a final cold phase called the Younger Dryas.…
How Can America Heal From The Trump Era? Lessons From Germany
How Can America Heal From The Trump Era? Lessons From Germany
by Sylvia Taschka
Comparisons between the United States under Trump and Germany during the Hitler era are once again being made following…
How To Avoid Scams When Buying A Pet Online
How To Avoid Scams When Buying A Pet Online
by Jack Mark Whittaker
For many people, the pandemic has been a lonely experience. Because of this, it might be tempting to go on the internet…
How Self-Controlled Kids Tend To Be Healthier Adults
How Self-Controlled Kids Tend To Be Healthier Adults
by Karl Bates
In a new study, researchers found people who had higher levels of self-control as children were aging more slowly than…
Why Vaccines Alone Aren't Enough To Eradicate A Virus
Why Vaccines Alone Aren't Enough To Eradicate A Virus
by Caitjan Gainty and Agnes Arnold-Forster
Although the eradication of smallpox is often held up as proof of the definitive success of vaccines, it should not be…
Guided to Inner Health and a Miraculous Healing Experience
Guided to Inner Health and a Miraculous Healing Experience
by Dr. Susan Strum Dubitsky
When I calmed my mind enough to listen to God's Voice within me, I realized I hadn't done anything wrong. The cancer…
I Spoke to 99 Big Thinkers About What Our World After Coronavirus Might Look Like – This Is What I Learned
I Spoke to 99 Big Thinkers About What Our World After Coronavirus Might Look Like – This Is What I Learned
by Adil Najam
Back in March 2020, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston…
To Stretch or Not To Stretch Before Exercise: What You Need To Know About Warm-ups
To Stretch or Not To Stretch Before Exercise: What You Need To Know About Warm-ups
by David George Behm
Over the past 20 years, static muscle stretching has gotten a bad rap. Once considered an essential part of any sport…
4 Steps To Teacher Recovery from Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
4 Steps To Teacher Recovery from Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
by Astrid H. Kendrick
The teachers are not alright. As families across Canada juggle a variety of states of lockdown due to COVID-19, many…
The Scent of Sickness: 5 Questions Answered About Using Dogs, Mice, and Ferrets To Detect Disease
The Scent of Sickness: 5 Questions Answered About Using Dogs -- and Mice and Ferrets --to Detect Disease
by Glen J. Golden
Some animals have highly developed senses of smell. They include rodents; dogs and their wild relatives, like wolves…
Gaming Has Benefits and Perils -- Parents Can Help Kids By Playing With Them
Gaming Has Benefits and Perils -- Parents Can Help Kids By Playing With Them
by Katie Headrick Taylor
As the pandemic forced many Americans to hunker down at home, the video game industry saw record spending and profits…
Why Free Speech Needs A New Definition In The Age Of The Internet
Why Free Speech Needs A New Definition In The Age Of The Internet
by Peter Ives
The day following the January 6 2020 storming of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, whose use of the Confederate flag…
Begging or Choosing? The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It
Begging or Choosing? The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It
by Alan Cohen
We always have many choices before us. If we believe we must grovel, plead, or struggle to manifest our dreams, these…
3 Lessons From Musical Improvisation To Help Navigate 2021
3 Lessons From Musical Improvisation To Help Navigate 2021
by Ajay Heble
There is no doubt that we live in challenging times. But challenges can also lead to opportunities and lessons about…
Two-thirds of Earth's Land Is On Pace To Lose Water As The Climate Warms
Two-thirds of Earth's Land Is On Pace To Lose Water As The Climate Warms
by Yadu Pokhrel
The world watched with a sense of dread in 2018 as Cape Town, South Africa, counted down the days until the city would…
Even With A Vaccine, We Need To Adjust Our Mindset To Playing The Covid-19 Long Game
Even With A Vaccine, We Need To Adjust Our Mindset To Playing The Covid-19 Long Game
by Robert Hoffmann and Swee-Hoon Chuah
Incredibly, a whole year has passed since the first emergence of COVID-19. What looked like a temporary inconvenience…
Blood Pressure Targets – How Low Should You Go?
Blood Pressure Targets – How Low Should You Go?
by Brett Montgomery
A danger of reducing the new BP target to a headline is it might sound like we should be getting everyone’s blood…
Guide to the Classics: The Secret Garden and The Healing Power of Nature
Guide to the Classics: The Secret Garden and The Healing Power of Nature
by Emma Hayes
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden has been described as “the most significant children’s book of the 20th…
When Can You Use Telehealth and When Should You Physically Visit Your GP?
When Can You Use Telehealth and When Should You Physically Visit Your GP?
by Brett Montgomery
You can have a consultation with your GP, psychologist and other health providers via video or phone, rather than going…
A Body of Thought: The Body We Have Chosen
A Body of Thought: The Body We Have Chosen
by Marijoyce Porcelli
I was very close to my father, and very upset when he died. A few days after his death, I turned over in my bed,…
How To Turn Plastic Waste From Your Recycle Bin Into Profit
How To Turn Plastic Waste From Your Recycle Bin Into Profit
by Joshua M. Pearce
Several technologies have matured that allow people to recycle waste plastic directly by 3D-printing it into valuable…
8 Common Ways People Behave In A Crisis -- From The Cold War To Covid-19
8 Common Ways People Behave In A Crisis -- From The Cold War To Covid-19
by Jean Slick
Human experience with disasters and crises is obviously not new. There are common patterns in the ways people come…
5 Ways To Manage Your Screen Time and Heavy Reliance on Technology
5 Ways To Manage Your Screen Time and Heavy Reliance on Technology
by John McAlaney et al
With numerous countries back under severe pandemic restrictions, many of us once again find ourselves questioning…
Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient
Vitamin K Is A Little Known But Noteworthy Nutrient
by Kyla Shea
Most people know about vitamins A, B, C, D and/or E, but vitamin K slips under the nutritional radar. Yet it is…
6 Tips For Looking After Your New Puppy
6 Tips For Looking After Your New Puppy
by Deborah Wells
The success of a long-term dog-owner relationship depends on building a good foundation. Here are six things every…
The Fad Diets Popular in the 20th Century: Low-Carb, No Sugar, No Fat
The Fad Diets Popular in the 20th Century: Low-Carb, No Sugar, No Fat
by Myriam Wilks-Heeg
Fad diets certainly aren’t a 21st-century obsession. In fact, they were also a popular way for people throughout the…
The Golden Key to Happiness
The Golden Key to Lasting Happiness
by Joyce Vissell
Several days ago we attended the Cultural Awareness Program at Mt. Madonna School where our grandson is in first grade.…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10, 2021
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, as we continue our journey into what has been - so far - a tumultuous 2021, we focus on tuning in to…
The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication
The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication
by Cyndi Dale
Our pets are constantly interacting on the subtle level, directing data at you while picking up messages from you. Most…
What Works For Me: What Do I Want More?
What Works For Me: What Do I Really Want More?
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
As the publisher/editor of InnerSelf, I read a lot of material dealing with personal empowerment. And some of the…
5 Tips To Get Reading Again and Spend Less Time On Your Screens
5 Tips To Get Reading Again and Spend Less Time On Your Screens
by Alexandra Paddock and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr
Like many people, you may have resolved this New Year to read more in 2021 and spend less time on your screens. And now…
Even Sex Parties Have Gone Online In Order To Survive Lockdown
Even Sex Parties Have Gone Online In Order To Survive Lockdown
by Chantal Gautier
It seems the once taboo subject of group sex is finally entering the mainstream. One of the reasons for this is the…
Why Were The US Capitol Rioters So Angry?
Why Were The US Capitol Rioters So Angry?
by Jordan McSwiney
Hundreds of pro-Trump rioters charged into the US Capitol on January 6, 2020, where Congress was set to certify Joe…
Problems Are Not The Cause of Unhappiness: Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings
Problems Are Not The Cause of Unhappiness: Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings
by Daisaku Ikeda
We all desire happiness, and yet happiness seems to be just beyond our reach. However many 'how to be happy' books…
A Positive Vision for 2021: Yes, So Many Good Things Are Happening
A Positive Vision for 2021: Yes, So Many Good Things Are Happening
by Pierre Pradervand
In a world immersed in urgency, with alarm bells ringing left and right and dire predictions for our future, how dare I…
Telehealth Care In Mental Health Has Been Boosted Due To Coronavirus
Telehealth Care In Mental Health Has Been Boosted Due To Coronavirus
by Ian Hickie and Stephen Duckett
Australia’s health system has embraced telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, with patients getting care online,…
Learning to Listen: Intuition, Guidance, and Intuitive Science
Learning to Listen: Intuition, Guidance, Intuitive Science, and Lyme Disease
by Vir McCoy and Kara Zahl
Our intuition can magically show you what can be helpful in your healing. You must be open to listening to these…
Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies
Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies
by Deborah Feltz and Karin Pfeiffer
As researchers in the field of kinesiology, we’ve studied the effects of connected fitness on motivation and fitness…
Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There's No Smoke?
Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There's No Smoke?
by MVS Chandrashekhar
The most likely reason smoke detectors go off unexpectedly is that people aren’t changing the batteries in them often…
How To Track and Identify Diseases Like Covid-19 Before They Spread
How To Track and Identify Diseases Like Covid-19 Before They Spread
by Lawrence Goodridge
The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in wastewater surveillance, where sewage systems are monitored for the…
Are You Running Your Life on "Shoulds" and Fear of Rejection?
Are You Running Your Life on "Shoulds" and Fear of Rejection?
by Maggie Craddock
The bummer about 'shoulds' is that when we are dominated by them, we are also dominated by the fear of being rejected…
5 Strategies For Cultivating Hope This Year
5 Strategies For Cultivating Hope This Year
by Jacqueline S. Mattis
The raging coronavirus pandemic, along with political turbulence and uncertainty, have overwhelmed many of us. Indeed,…
Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling
Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling
by Lauren Fink
For decades, humans have been selectively breeding cats and dogs to exhibit exaggerated features – particularly in…
What Is Pure Land Buddhism? A Look At How East Asian Buddhists Chant and Strive For Buddhahood
What Is Pure Land Buddhism? A Look At How East Asian Buddhists Chant and Strive For Buddhahood
by Charles B. Jones
Many people in the West interpret Buddhism as a path of meditation leading to enlightenment. What many may not know is…
5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes
5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes
by Amanda Wurz et al
The Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic…
From Possibility to Probability: The Astrology of 2021
From Possibility to Probability: The Astrology of 2021
by Sarah Varcas
We enter 2021 at a critical point in human history after events of last year revealed what has lurked too long in the…
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Everything We Do Is A Choice: Being Aware of Our Choices
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
The other day I was giving myself a "good talking to"… telling myself I really need to exercise regularly, eat better, take better care of myself… You get the picture. It was one of those days when I…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 17, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, our focus is "perspective" or how we see ourselves, the people around us, our surroundings, and our reality. As shown in the picture above, something that appears huge, to a ladybug, can…
A Made-Up Controversy - "Us" Against "Them"
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
When people stop fighting and start listening, a funny thing happens. They realize they have much more in common than they thought.
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
This week, as we continue our journey into what has been - so far - a tumultuous 2021, we focus on tuning in to ourselves, and learning to hear intuitive messages, so as to be living the life we…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3, 2021
by InnerSelf Staff
As we welcome the new year, we say goodbye to the old... which can also mean - if we choose - letting go of things that don't work for us, including old attitudes and behaviors. Welcoming the new…