The Magic of Appreciation: Thank You for...
The Magic of Appreciation: Thank You for...
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A few years ago, I discovered with wonder a new form of magic: expressing appreciation to others for something they had…
The Sun Is Setting On Unsustainable Long-haul, Short-stay Tourism — Regional Travel Bubbles Are The Future
The Sun Is Setting On Unsustainable Long-haul, Short-stay Tourism — Regional Travel Bubbles Are The Future
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Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism…
Why A Child's Freedom To Travel And Play Without Adult Supervision Matters
Why A Child's Freedom To Travel And Play Without Adult Supervision Matters
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4 Unusual Things We've Learned About The Coronavirus Since The Start Of The Pandemic
4 Unusual Things We've Learned About The Coronavirus Since The Start Of The Pandemic
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As the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus grows, so does our knowledge of how it spreads, how it…
Believing in Miracles So That We Can Then Create Them
Believe in Miracles and All Things Become Possible
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We live in a world filled with miracles, and yet we take them for granted. Why do we, as adults, forget to see the…
When We’ll All Get There
When We’ll All Get There
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Many of us spend a great deal of our life rushing to get places. In the process we do clumsy things, get embroiled in…
In Case They Don't Live Forever
In Case They Don't Live Forever
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Why do we hold back from telling our loved ones that we love them? Why do we procrastinate, waiting for the "right"…
It’s Time To Learn How To Smile In Your Mask
It’s Time To Learn How To Smile In Your Mask
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Reclamation of Independence: Anticipation and Trepidation In Equal Measure
Reclamation of Independence: Anticipation and Trepidation In Equal Measure
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The final of three eclipses, this lunar eclipse in Capricorn begins a process of emotional repatterning in response to…
How Social Media Amplifies Political Activism And Threatens Election Integrity
How Social Media Amplifies Political Activism And Threatens Election Integrity
by Anjana Susarla
The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to…
What To Make Of New H1N1 Swine Flu With Pandemic Potential Found In China
What To Make Of New H1N1 Swine Flu With Pandemic Potential Found In China
by Ian M. Mackay,
Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from pigs to humans,…
Empowering Children to Find the Answers to their Problems
Empowering Children to Find the Answers to their Problems
by Alina Guiterrez
The most important job a person can have is to teach another. Educators have a great responsibility toward those they…
Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks
Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks
by Anthony R Cox and Craig Rosenbloom
Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But…
If Health Equals Happiness, Will Coronavirus Make The World An Unhappier Place?
If Health Equals Happiness, Will Coronavirus Make The World An Unhappier Place?
by Paul Whiteley et al
More and more politicians are starting to recognise that happiness rather than wealth might be a better way to measure…
How To Manage Plant Pests And Diseases In Your Victory Garden
How To Manage Plant Pests And Diseases In Your Victory Garden
by Matt Kasson et al
Home gardening is having a boom year across the U.S. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic…
Why Coronavirus Lockdown Rules Will Not Be Obeyed By Everyone
Why Coronavirus Lockdown Rules Will Not Be Obeyed By Everyone
by Patricia Riddell
You may have noticed that some people have responded very differently to new rules on lockdown and social distancing.…
Do Dogs Really See In Just Black And White?
Do Dogs Really See In Just Black And White?
by Nancy Dreschel
While most people see a full spectrum of colors from red to violet, dogs lack some of the light receptors in their eyes…
How The Brain Builds A Sense Of Self From The People Around Us
How The Brain Builds A Sense Of Self From The People Around Us
by Sam Ereira
We are highly sensitive to people around us. As infants, we observe our parents and teachers, and from them we learn…
Emotional Suppression Causes Serious Damage to Bodies, Minds, and Spirits
Emotional Suppression Causes Serious Damage to Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Michael Sky
Emotional suppression sometimes serves a useful, even essential purpose. When suffering a severe traumatic injury, for…
What An Ocean Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Reveals About Our Planet's Future Climate
What An Ocean Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Reveals About Our Planet's Future Climate
by Craig Stevens and Christina Hulbe
Jules Verne sent his fictional submarine, the Nautilus, to the South Pole through a hidden ocean beneath a thick ice…
Why Training Your Body For Surgery May Improve Recovery And Reduce Complications
Why Training Your Body For Surgery May Improve Recovery And Reduce Complications
by Emily C. Dunford
If you’ve had a surgery postponed due to the pandemic, or one is on the horizon, there may be some work you can do…
How Young Adult Post-disaster Novels Teach Us About Trauma And Survival
How Young Adult Post-disaster Novels Teach Us About Trauma And Survival
by Troy Potter
COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of…
How Fake Accounts Constantly Manipulate What You See On Social Media
How Fake Accounts Constantly Manipulate What You See On Social Media
by Jeanna Matthews
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram started out as a way to connect with friends, family and…
Blindsight: A Strange Neurological Condition That Could Help Us Explain Consciousness
Blindsight: A Strange Neurological Condition That Could Help Us Explain Consciousness
by Henry Taylor
Imagine being completely blind but still being able to see. Does that sound impossible? Well, it happens.
Coronavirus Spike: Why Getting People To Follow Restrictions Is Harder The Second Time Around
Coronavirus Spike: Why Getting People To Follow Restrictions Is Harder The Second Time Around
by Kristina Murphy et al
With residents in ten Melbourne postcodes banned from non-essential travel until at least July 29, the need for…
How to Dissolve Solid Views & Evolve Beyond the Little Me
How to Dissolve Solid Views and Evolve Beyond the Little Me
by Pema Chodron
It takes some training to equate complete letting go with comfort. But in fact, 'nothing to hold on to' is the root of…
How To Make Your House And Garden More Tranquil
How To Make Your House And Garden More Tranquil
by Greg Watts
Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the…
Drugs And Therapies Proven To Work Or Not For COVID-19?
Drugs And Therapies Proven To Work Or Not For COVID-19?
by William Petri
What is known about which treatments work, and which don’t, for the new coronavirus infection.
Monks, Experts In Social Distancing, Find Strength In Isolation
Monks, Experts In Social Distancing, Find Strength In Isolation
by Michael A. Vargas
Need a habit to get through trying times? Try solitude. Ever since the rainy season retreats of the Buddha 2,500 years…
AI Can Book A Restaurant Or A Hair Appointment, But Don't Expect A Full Conversation
AI Can Book A Restaurant Or A Hair Appointment, But Don't Expect A Full Conversation
by Peter Stratton
Google recently unveiled its latest talking AI, called Duplex. Duplex sounds like a real person, complete with pauses,…
Hajj Cancellation Due To Coronavirus Is Not The First Time Plague Has Disrupted This Muslim Pilgrimage
Hajj Cancellation Due To Coronavirus Is Not The First Time Plague Has Disrupted This Muslim Pilgrimage
by Ken Chitwood
Saudi Arabia has effectively canceled the hajj for most of the world’s Muslims, saying the obligatory pilgrimage to…
Developing Resilience Is An Important Tool To Help You Deal With Coronavirus And The Surge In Cases
Developing Resilience Is An Important Tool To Help You Deal With Coronavirus And The Surge In Cases
by Keith M. Bellizzi
We’re all exhausted and pushed to the limit by months of social distancing, and the recent news that cases are climbing…
The Cosmic Thread: Be All That You Can Be
The Cosmic Thread: Be All That You Can Be
by Dave Lappin
That which you "most choose to have in your life, you must first become." It is time for us all to "be" what it is that…
Becoming a Living Soul: Not Just Pointing At The Moon
Becoming a Living Soul: Not Just Pointing At The Moon
by Tami Coyne
I was born in 1960 and my formative years were spent worrying about the Vietnam War, race riots, and the nuclear…
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
This week the newsletter is a "minimal version" of itself. Next week, we expect to be back on schedule.
Horoscope Week: June 29 - July 5, 2020
Horoscope Current Week: June 29 - July 5, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
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100 Degrees In Siberia? 5 Ways The Extreme Arctic Heat Wave Follows A Disturbing Pattern
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The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of…
How to Cope with Stress with Ten Sure Ways to Relax
Five Ways to Cope with Stress, plus Ten Ways to Relax
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Why We Need To Teach Police Nonviolence And How To Work With Local Residents
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Five Ways Collective Intelligence Can Help Beat Coronavirus In Developing Countries
Five Ways Collective Intelligence Can Help Beat Coronavirus In Developing Countries
by Kathy Peach and Ian Gray
Nesta recently highlighted how the pandemic has spurred an incredible number of collective intelligence initiatives –…
How Can I Love Better, Without Conditions or Expectations?
How Can I Love Better, Without Conditions or Expectations?
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Love is enough unto itself. It needs no betterment. It is perfect as it is; it is not in any way meant to be more…
5 Things You Should Do Right Now To Fight COVID-19
5 Things You Should Do Right Now To Fight COVID-19
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The increase of COVID-19 cases across the country calls for quick action. Sure, you and your family are exhausted from…
Why The Anthropocene Began With European Colonisation, Mass Slavery And The Great Dying Of The 16th Century
Why The Anthropocene Began With European Colonisation, Mass Slavery And The Great Dying Of The 16th Century
by Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis
The toppling of statues at Black Lives Matter protests has powerfully articulated that the roots of modern racism lie…
Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Are Hardwired To Dismiss Facts That Don't Fit Their Worldview
Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Are Hardwired To Dismiss Facts That Don't Fit Their Worldview
by Adrian Bardon
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What's The Meaning Of Life?
What's The Meaning Of Life?
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Research has found people who have clarity around what provides meaning in their lives tend to be happier, healthier,…
Dreams Happen, One Step At A Time
How To Make Dreams Happen, One Step At A Time
by Lynn A. Robinson
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Heat May Kill Way More Americans Yearly Than We Knew
Heat May Kill Way More Americans Yearly Than We Knew
by Michelle Samuels
Heat may kill more people in the US than previously reported, according to a new study.
Police Rules Fall Short Of Human Rights Law In 20 Big Cities
Police Rules Fall Short Of Human Rights Law In 20 Big Cities
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Police use-of-force policies in the nation’s 20 largest cities fail to meet international human rights standards,…
Can People Spread The Coronavirus If They Don't Have Symptoms?
Can People Spread The Coronavirus If They Don't Have Symptoms?
by Monica Gandhi
Screening for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-quarantine are good at preventing sick people from spreading the…
There's A Reason Siri, Alexa And AI Are Imagined As Female
There's A Reason Siri, Alexa And AI Are Imagined As Female
by Amy C. Chambers
Virtual assistants are increasingly popular and present in our everyday lives: literally with Alexa, Cortana, Holly,…
Are We Programmed by TV?
Are We Programmed By TV? Are We Addicted To It?
by Margo Adair
When we watch TV, we are in the alpha level, a highly programmable state of awareness. For too many of us, television…
Why Humanities Graduates Earn More Than Those Who Study Science And Math
Australian Humanities Graduates Earn More Than Those Who Study Science And Math
by Peter Hurley
Education minister Dan Tehan has announced changes to funding rates for university courses as part of a plan to create…
4 Potential Consequences Of Wearing Face Masks We Need To Be Wary Of
4 Potential Consequences Of Wearing Face Masks We Need To Be Wary Of
by Olga Perski and David Simons
If healthcare workers wear surgical masks, there is good evidence that it limits the spread of respiratory viral…
How To Cut Your Fuel Bill, Clear The Air And Reduce Emissions
How To Cut Your Fuel Bill, Clear The Air And Reduce Emissions
by Robin Smit and Clare Walter
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From HAL 9000 To Westworld’s Dolores: The Pop Culture Robots That Influenced Smart Voice Assistants
by Justine Humphry and Chris Chesher
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Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One
Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One
by Gus Fowler
Fears are the biggest blocks that keep people from achieving the level of mastery they desire. The subconscious mind…
How Artists In The Spanish Speaking World Turn To Religious Imagery To Help Cope In A Crisis
How Artists In The Spanish Speaking World Turn To Religious Imagery To Help Cope In A Crisis
by Eamon McCarthy and Ricki O'Rawe
While millions of people across Europe and beyond have been forced into lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, some…
Facing My Worst Fear and My Greatest Vulnerability
Facing My Worst Fear and My Greatest Vulnerability
by Barry Vissell
What if Joyce dies before me? This is one of my greatest vulnerabilities. Sure, I could die first. Statistically, women…
Black Americans, Crucial Workers In Crises, Emerge Worse Off
Black Americans, Crucial Workers In Crises, Emerge Worse Off
by Calvin Schermerhorn
On June 19, 1865 – 155 years ago – black Americans celebrating the day of Jubilee, later known as Juneteenth, may have…
The Environmental Footprint Of Electric Versus Fossil Cars explained
The Environmental Footprint Of Electric Versus Fossil Cars Explained
by Md Arif Hasan and Ralph Brougham Chapman
There is a lot of discussion on the benefits of electric cars versus fossil fuel cars in the context of lithium mining.…
Coronavirus Could Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People
Coronavirus Could Trigger Diabetes In Previously Healthy People
by Julian Hamilton-Shield
Recent studies from England and other countries have suggested that adults with both types 1 and 2 diabetes have an…
Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions
Why It's Important to Make a Distinction Between Feelings and Emotions
by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
People tend to throw around a lot of words to describe their emotions and feelings. We're confused or we feel…
The Key to Happiness: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment and Choosing Forgiveness
The Key to Happiness: Letting Go of Resentment and Choosing Forgiveness
by Louise Hay
How can you be happy in this moment if you continue to choose to be angry and resentful? Thoughts of bitterness can't…
5 Ways The World Is Better Off Dealing With A Pandemic Now Than In 1918
5 Ways The World Is Better Off Dealing With A Pandemic Now Than In 1918
by Siddharth Chandra and Eva Kassens-Noor
The influenza pandemic became the most severe pandemic in recent history, infecting about one-third of the world’s…
How Forest Loss Has Changed Biodiversity Across The Globe Over The Last 150 Years
How Forest Loss Has Changed Biodiversity Across The Globe Over The Last 150 Years
by Maria Dornelas et al
The Earth’s forests have been changing ever since the first tree took root. For 360 million years, trees have grown and…
One Metre Or Two? The Science Behind Social Distancing
One Metre Or Two? The Science Behind Social Distancing
by Lena Ciric
What constitutes a safe distance when it comes to the spread of COVID-19? The answer depends on where you live.
What Is The Summer Solstice?
What Is The Summer Solstice?
by Stephen Schneider
The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for…
Why Some People Lose Their Sense Of Smell From Coronavirus
Why Some People Lose Their Sense Of Smell From Coronavirus
by Simon Gane and Jane Parker
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How  Employers Are Taking Over Our Living Spaces And Passing On Costs
How Employers Are Taking Over Our Living Spaces And Passing On Costs
by Richard Shearmur
As many office workers adapt to remote work, cities may undergo fundamental change if offices remain under-utilized.…
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Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
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Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die…
Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice.
A Change Is Gonna Come...
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(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking…
A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that…
Mascot for the Pandemic and Theme Song for Social Distancing and Isolation
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I came across a song recently and as I listened to the lyrics, I thought it would be a perfect song as a "theme song" for these times of social isolation. (Lyrics below the video.)