On Responsibility and The Path to Self-Awareness
Our First Responsibility On The Path to Self-Awareness
by Jill Downs
As we journey forth on our path to self-awareness, we need to begin to take responsibility for who we are, what we…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 26, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 26, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we bring you articles to assist you, in the words of author Marc Lesser, in "learning to love the “full…
Horoscope Week: January 27 - February 2, 2020
Horoscope Current Week: January 27 - February 2, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Mindfulness In Action: Avoidance Is Natural But Self-Defeating
Mindfulness In Action: Avoidance Is Natural But Self-Defeating
by Marc Lesser
Of course, we are each of us in charge of our own lives. But more to the point, gaps we identify at work, whatever our…
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The Power To Change: Changing Our Media Diet To Become More Informed, Engaged and Empowered
by Jodie Jackson
Over the years, many people have doubted the ability of individuals and organisations to bring about positive change in…
The Art of Savoring: Joyfulness as a Way of Life
The Art of Savoring: Joyfulness as a Way of Life
by Diane R. Gehart
As you begin to cultivate the art of extraordinary happiness, you begin to discover joy. Joy to me is a feeling that…
How Mental Rehearsal Preps Us For Action
How Mental Rehearsal Preps Us For Action
by Nathan Collins
Neuroscientists have discovered how the brain learns physical tasks, even in the absence of real-world movement.
Child Welfare Experts Say Use Of Sleep Boxes Could Potentially Put Infants' Lives At Risk
Child Welfare Experts Say Use Of Sleep Boxes Could Potentially Put Infants' Lives At Risk
by Kela Debbie Watson, et al
Having a baby can be expensive. So it’s maybe not surprising that many retailers around the world have cottoned on to…
What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?
What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?
by Peter McEvoy
Most of us would admit to feeling shy from time to time, or anxious about public speaking: the larger the crowd the…
How A Low-energy Home Will Improve Your Life
How A Low-Energy Home Will Improve Your Life
by Stephen Berry, et al
Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving…
What You Can Do To Keep Your Kids Safe From Pesticides
What You Can Do To Keep Your Kids Safe From Pesticides
by Patti Verbanas
Who’s most at risk for pesticide exposure and how can you keep your kids safe?
How to Cope with Stress with Ten Sure Ways to Relax
Five Ways to Cope with Stress, plus Ten Ways to Relax
by Lillian Too
Stress comes from anxiety, fear, guilt, and pressure. Stress causes headaches, earaches, toothaches, chest pains,…
How Would The World Be Different Without You?
How Would The World Be Different Without You?
by Rabbi Daniel Cohen
You may not realize it but you are not an accident. You were born with purpose. Every day you possess a unique mission…
Seeing Through The Eyes of Love: Let Love Radiate, Without Concern For Results
Learning To Use A Super Power We All Have
by Will Wilkinson
Today, I'm introducing another new term, a word I invented years ago that turns imagination into a verb: "imagifi."…
3 Steps to Hear Your Intuition and Create A Dynamic Duo With Your Rational Mind
3 Steps to Hear Your Intuition and Create A Dynamic Duo With Your Rational Mind
by Jude Bijou
Consulting and following our intuition is the easy way to experience joy, love, and peace in our lives. Our intuition,…
Sleep Paralysis: What Is It and What Causes It?
Sleep Paralysis: What Is It and What Causes It?
by Mira Rakicevic
Sleep paralysis is a type of REM parasomnia or abnormal behavior that takes place during the REM sleep cycle.
What Not To Say When Women Talk To You About Sexual Harassment
by Sian Lewis
In the wake of the collective outpouring online, sexual harassment is now a topic of everyday discussion.
The Serious Consequence Of Exercising Too Much, Too Fast
The Serious Consequence Of Exercising Too Much, Too Fast
by Tamara Hew-Butler
There are more incidents of skeletal muscle ruptures that are causing harm in other parts of the body.
This Blood Test Tells The Time Of Your Body Clock
This Blood Test Tells The Time Of Your Body Clock
by Rosemary Braun et al.
Researchers have developed a new simple blood test that can tell the time in your body—which might be very different…
How, You Can Change Someone’s Mind. But Facts Alone Won’t Do It
How You Can Change Someone’s Mind -- Facts Alone Won’t Do It
by Amanda Abrams
Here’s something fascinating about stories that recount a major change of heart.
All About You: Three Questions For Reflecting On All Relationships
Three Questions For Reflecting On All Relationships
by Gregg Krech
What have I received from_______? What have I given to_______? What troubles and difficulties have I caused? _______.…
The Biggest Political Party in America You’ve Never Heard Of
The Biggest Political Party in America You’ve Never Heard Of
by Robert Reich
If I asked you to name the biggest political party in the United States, what would be your answer? You probably have…
How To Help Your Kids With Homework Without Doing It For Them
How To Help Your Kids With Homework Without Doing It For Them
by Melissa Barnes and Katrina Tour
Parent involvement in their child’s learning can help improve how well they do in school. However, when it comes to…
What Are Probiotics And How You Might Benefit From Them
What Are Probiotics and How Might You Benefit From Them?
by Gregor Reid
Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria, that can be consumed to offer health benefits.
A Climate-linked Financial Crisis Looms, But The Fix Isn't Up To Central Banks
A Climate-Linked Financial Crisis Looms, But The Fix Isn't Up To Central Banks
by Richard Holden
The Bank for International Settlements – the “central bank” for central banks – made headlines with a report outlining…
Does Social Media Make Us More Or Less Lonely?
Does Social Media Make Us More Or Less Lonely?
by Roger Patulny
Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to smartphones, the web and social media. At the same time,…
Reasons Not To Scoff At Ghosts, Visions And Near-death Experiences
Reasons Not To Scoff At Ghosts, Visions and Near-Death Experiences
by Andreas Sommer
There is a long tradition of scientists and other intellectuals in the West being casually dismissive of people’s…
How To Make Better Espresso
How To Make Better Espresso
by Christopher Hendon
A new approach can help you make the perfect shot of espresso, researchers report.
Are Dreams Wake-Up Calls From Your Psyche?
Are Your Dreams A Wake-Up Call From Your Psyche?
by Alexandra Kennedy
Perhaps you have always ignored your dreams or devalued the messages from this part of your psyche. But most cultures…
Are Cannabis Edibles A Serious Risks To Our Kids
Are Cannabis Edibles A Serious Risk To Our Kids -- and To Adults As Well?
by Anita Srivastava
While edibles may provide a delivery system that provides the intoxicating effects of cannabis while avoiding the risks…
Why Amazon Echo’s Privacy Issues Go Way Beyond Voice Recordings
Why Amazon Echo’s Privacy Issues Go Way Beyond Voice Recordings
by Garfield Benjamin
Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicised issues with privacy.
Why Loneliness Is A Social Cancer
Why Loneliness Is A Social Cancer
by Alex Haslam, et al
One question the ABC’s promotional material focused on was “Are you lonely?”
YouTube's Algorithms Might Radicalize People – But The Real Problem Is We've No Idea How They Work
YouTube's Algorithms Might Radicalize People – But The Real Problem Is We've No Idea How They Work
by Chico Q. Camargo
A recent study caused arguments among scientists by arguing that the algorithms that power the site don’t help…
How Effective Is The Birth Control Pill?
How Effective Is The Birth Control Pill?
by Deborah Bateson and Kathleen McNamee
About one-third of women using contraception use the pill. But how effective is it?
Stoneflies And Mayflies Are The 'Coal Mine Canaries' Of Our Streams
Stoneflies And Mayflies Are The 'Coal Mine Canaries' Of Our Streams
by Boris Kondratieff
Experienced anglers recognize that for a trout, the ultimate “steak dinner” is a stonefly or mayfly.
Using Feng Shui to EnhanceThe Harmony and Vitality of Your Home
How To Use Feng Shui to Enhance The Harmony and Vitality of Your Home
by Terah Kathryn Collins
Feng Shui focuses on enhancing the harmony and vitality of your environment. Surrounding yourself with things that lift…
The Biology Of Coffee
Is Coffee Good For You? It's Complicated!
by Thomas Merritt
You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is the most popular drink in many parts of…
The Real Reason Women Live Longer Than Men
The Real Reason Women Live Longer Than Men
by Maarten Wensink
Life expectancy is built up out of many small pieces, one for each age, and demographers can pick those pieces apart.
How Food Fraud Is Hidden In Plain Sight
How Food Fraud Is Hidden In Plain Sight
by John G. Keogh
The globalization of the food chain has resulted in increased complexity and diminished transparency and trust into how…
Why Action On Climate Change Gets Stuck And What To Do About It
Why Action On Climate Change Gets Stuck and What To Do About It
by Matthew Hoffmann and Steven Bernstein
This erasure of one government’s climate project by its successor was only the tip of the melting iceberg.
How Science Backs Harry And Meghan Turning In Their Royal Privilege
How Science Backs Harry and Meghan Turning In Their Royal Privilege
by Jolanda Jetten
If you’ve ever dreamt of fame and fortune, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle turning their backs on the royal…
Why Surveillance Smart Tech Won’t Make Cities Safer
Why Surveillance Smart Tech Won’t Make Cities Safer
by Bonnie Stewart
Ring promises to keep more neighbourhoods safe, but will smart surveillance systems really make you safer?
How To Experience Meditative Timelessness
How To Become A Master Of Time and Experience Timelessness
by Von Braschler
To experience timelessness, you need to focus intently on the moment at hand. You cannot allow your mind to wander over…
There's More Than One Good Way To Teach Kids How To Read
There's More Than One Good Way To Teach Kids How To Read
by Turner Nash and Leah Panther
We are literacy professionals, former reading teachers who now prepare college and graduate students to teach kids how…
You Want To Live Tiny? Here's What To Consider When Choosing A House, Van Or Caravan
You Want To Live Tiny? Here's What To Consider When Choosing A House, Van Or Caravan
by Heather Shearer and Samuel Alexander
An important first step is to decide what type of tiny house you want. To many, the phrase “tiny house” brings to mind…
How Much Protein Powder, Shake, And Supplement Can Our Body Actually Use?
How Much Protein Powder, Shake, and Supplement Can Our Body Actually Use?
by David Rogerson
Once only used by bodybuilders, more and more people are using sports supplements as a regular part of their health and…
How Five Short Intentions Can Help People Recovering From Depression Stay On Track
How Five Short Intentions Can Help People Recovering From Depression Stay On Track
by Michael Lucock
About one in six people in England report experiencing anxiety or depression in any given week, and depression is a…
5 Ways To Turn CO₂ From Pollution To A Valuable Product
5 Ways To Turn CO₂ From Pollution To A Valuable Product
by Ella Adlen and Cameron Hepburn
It’s far easier to avoid burning fossil fuels than it is to clean up CO₂ emissions once they’re in the Earth’s…
When AI Meets Your Shopping Experience It Knows What You Buy – And What You Ought To Buy
When AI Meets Your Shopping Experience It Knows What You Buy – And What You Ought To Buy
by Michael Milford and Gary Mortimer
Whether you do your shopping online or in store, your retail experience is the latest battleground for the artificial…
Clearing the Atmosphere of Your Home with a Spiritual Cleansing
How To Clear the Atmosphere of Your Home or Office with a Spiritual Cleansing
by Valerie Ann Worwood
Rooms can have a different atmosphere that cannot always be attributed to such things as decor, light, ceiling height,…
Predicting The Future Of The Climate Crisis
Can You Predict The Future?
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Can the future be predicted? Most certainly. Can anyone or anything predict the future with any certainty?
I have a dream speech and video
I Have A Dream (text & video)
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The I Have A Dream speech is the crown jewel of the 20th century. Given before 250,000 souls on the steps of the…
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What Shaped Martin Luther King's Prophetic Vision?
by Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University
The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of King in both…
Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
by Minda Daughtry
Onions are grown and used all over the world, and anyone who has cut into one knows that it can make you cry.
Being a Closet-Intuitive: Choosing Between Security & Adventure
Our Sixth Sense is Our Birthright: Choosing Between Security and Adventure
by Sarvananda Bluestone
There is widespread distrust and fear of our intuitive powers. For one thing, we are taught to be wary of…
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
Who are we? Who are you? Who am I? These are referred as "existential" questions. What exactly is an existential…
The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are
The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are
by Ora Nadrich
We may be hurried or impatient to get to our "destination" but once we're there, what is it that we think we will find?…
There’s No App For Enlightenment
There’s No App For Enlightenment
by Frank Pasciuti, Ph.D.
There’s no app for enlightenment. There’s no bypass to its attainment. But it is a worthwhile state toward which to…
Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work
Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work
by Jason Caldwell
Reflection and contemplation aren’t just for lazy Sunday af­ternoons. They are the means by which incredible solutions…
Your Blood Type May Influence Your Vulnerability To Norovirus
by Patricia L. Foster
In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus.
What Meat Eaters Really Think About Veganism
What Meat Eaters Really Think About Veganism
by Chris Bryant
Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long?
How We Will Drive In The Future
How We Will Drive In The Future
by Andrew Morris
Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe…
How to Love Yourself: The 10 Commandments of Loving Yourself
How to Love Yourself: The 10 Commandments of Loving Yourself
by Louise Hay
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Stop terrorizing…
Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity
Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity
by Marla Stone
Creating good energy and flow instantly makes a room intriguing and enchanting, but it does more than that. How living…
Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm
Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm
by Darren J. Gold
You have an identity. Everyone does. You likely don’t recognize it or would struggle to describe it. But it is there,…
Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things
Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things
by Paul Selig
You are not the one you think you are. You believe yourself to be what you thought you were, and the thought of being…
How The Body Clock Affects How The Immune System Works
How The Body Clock Affects How The Immune System Works
by David Ray and Gareth Kitchen
All life on Earth has evolved to cope with a rotating planet which results in the predictable transition between day…
Why Let Babies Be In Charge Of How Much They Eat
Why Let Babies Be In Charge Of How Much They Eat
by Sara Wyn Jones, et al
Should parents be spoon-feeding babies special pureed baby foods or could they just join in with the family and feed…
How Wildfire Smoke AfHow Wildfire Smoke Affects Pets And Other Animals
How Wildfire Smoke Affects Pets And Other Animals
by Stephanie Laura Bond, et al
Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in Australia, fuelled…
Counting Your Blessings Opens the Door to a New Life of Enthusiasm and Promise
Counting Your Blessings Opens the Door to a Life of Enthusiasm and Promise
by Vijay Dandige
To recognize and appreciate blessings we must develop an "awareness" of them. We must develop the habit of seeing that…