Taking The Next Steps: So Many Possibilities, So Many Choices
Taking The Next Steps: So Many Possibilities, So Many Choices
by Sarah Love McCoy
It can feel like this time we're living in and all the stresses of navigating it are doing the opposite of bringing us…
Animal Perspectives on the Corona Virus
Animal Perspectives on the Corona Virus
by Nancy Windheart
In this post, I share a few of the communications and transmissions from some of the non-human wisdom teachers I’ve…
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How The Forests Of The World’s Oceans Contribute To Alleviating The Climate Crisis
by Emma Bryce
Researchers are looking to kelp for help storing carbon dioxide far beneath the surface of the sea.
Why A Mask Cuts Your Coronavirus Risk By 65%
Why A Mask Cuts Your Coronavirus Risk By 65%
by Rick Kushman
Social distancing and wearing a mask prevent you from spreading COVID-19, but they also protect you from getting it,…
10 Reasons Kids Develop Sleep Problems, And How Parents Can Help
10 Reasons Kids Develop Sleep Problems, And How Parents Can Help
by Adam T. Newton
For some parents, getting their child into bed is a struggle that can take hours. Others get up at midnight to help…
Why You Need To Befriend Yourself
Why You Need To Befriend Yourself and Understand Your Needs
by Bud Harris, Ph.D.
It is a paradox that if we cannot open our hearts to ourselves, then we have no foundation for dealing with other…
Rediscovery – Seeing with Our Hearts
Rediscovery – Seeing with Our Hearts
by Dery Dyer
In acting as a conduit for the universe’s love, human creation ultimately creates love. As author Maxine Greene puts…
Myths and Misconceptions about Menopause and How Sasang Medicine Can Help
Myths and Misconceptions about Menopause and How Sasang Medicine Can Help
by Gary Wagman, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Let’s take a moment to discuss several misconceptions about menopause, aka “the change of life.” In Angeles Arrien’s…
3 Ways Working From Home Long-term Could Be Good Or Bad For Your Health
3 Ways Working From Home Long-term Could Be Good Or Bad For Your Health
by Carol T Kuli and Ruchi Sinha
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, often in less than ideal circumstances.
Leaders Fail If They Cannot Speak The Truth And Earn Trust
Leaders Fail If They Cannot Speak The Truth And Earn Trust
by Kenneth P. Ruscio
During a recent Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Anthony Fauci told lawmakers he was concerned…
How Deadly Is Covid-19?
How Deadly Is Covid-19?
by Ron Fricker
Disease surveillance is the process by which we try to understand the incidence and prevalence of diseases across the…
Awakening to the Miraculous Results of Energy Healing
Awakening to the Miraculous Results of Energy Healing
by Niki J. Senior
By the standards set by modern medicine, healing shouldn’t work. However, we know that it does. We don’t quite…
Have We Been Living An April's Fool Since Childhood?
Have We Been Living A Lie Since Childhood?
by Marie T. Russell
Everyday is April Fools' Day...it doesn't only occur on April 1st. Many of us are living daily the greatest April…
Which Face Mask Should I Wear?
Which Face Mask Should I Wear?
by Abrar Ahmad Chughtai
Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly today recommended people in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire wear masks…
Why Kids' Physical Activity Before Age 5 Matters So Much
Why Kids' Physical Activity Before Age 5 Matters So Much
by Nathan Hall and Melanie Gregg
In the current pandemic many parents of young children are finding themselves spending more time in the role of…
How To Eat To Lower Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
How To Eat To Lower Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
by Nita Forouhi et al
Eating about five servings of fruit and vegetables a day is widely promoted as a key part of a healthy diet.
10 Tips For Looking After Your Back While You're Sitting Down
10 Tips For Looking After Your Back While You're Sitting Down
by David Byfield
Apart from reduced social interaction and the domestic juggling involved, homes are not usually designed to replicate a…
These Communities Are Experimenting With Greener And Fairer Ways Of Living
These Communities Are Experimenting With Greener And Fairer Ways Of Living
by Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Frankie lives in a six-bedroom house on the outskirts of Leeds. She is her own landlord, but doesn’t own the house.…
How One Woman Pulled Off The First Consumer Boycott – And Helped Inspire The British To Abolish Slavery
How One Woman Pulled Off The First Consumer Boycott – And Helped Inspire The British To Abolish Slavery
by Tom Zoellner
While many companies have trumpeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, others are beginning to face…
How Covid-19 Can Have Long-term Effects On Lungs, Heart
How Covid-19 Can Have Long-Term Effects On Lungs, Heart
by Kara Manke
For some individuals with COVID-19, recovering from the acute phase of the infection is only the beginning, John…
For The Highest Creativity, A Balance Is Needed Between Intellect And Intuition
For Creativity and Guidance: Balancing Intellect and Intuition
by J. Donald Walters
The rational mind can only point to probable solutions. Intuition will supply you with clear answers.
5 Must Read Novels On The Environment And Climate Crisis
Five "Must Read" Novels On The Environment and Climate Crisis
by Ti-han Chang
Since the start of lockdown, more of us have taken to our bicycles, grown our own vegetables and baked our own bread.
Simple Mindfulness Or Awareness As A Way To Enlightenment
Simple Mindfulness and Awareness As A Way To Inner Peace
by Jim Pym
The Buddha's teaching of simple mindfulness or awareness as a way to enlightenment is particularly suitable for people…
Your Top 3 Ideal Qualities In A Partner Aren’t So Unique
Your Top 3 Ideal Qualities In A Partner Aren’t So Unique
by Karen Nikos
The qualities people list as ideal in potential partners don’t really reflect personal preferences so much as they are…
How Animals Are Coping With The Global Weirding Of The Earth's Seasons
How Animals Are Coping With The Global Weirding Of The Earth's Seasons
by Line Cordes
The UK’s weather did a somersault in the first half of 2020, as the wettest February on record gave way to the sunniest…
The New Economic Thinking We Need For Coronavirus Recovery
The New Economic Thinking We Need For Recovery
by Hanna Szymborska
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling the coronavirus-induced economic crisis “the Great Lockdown”. The…
COVID-19 Myths Politicians Have Repeated That Just Aren't True
5 COVID-19 Myths Politicians Have Repeated That Just Aren't True
by Geoffrey Joyce
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has jumped to around 50,000 a day, and the virus has killed more than…
Why Going Camping Could Be The Answer To Your Lockdown Holiday Woes
Why Going Camping Could Be The Answer To Your Lockdown Holiday Woes
by Carol Southall
For many of us, the forced confinement of lockdown has reiterated the importance of being out and about in nature –…
How Coronavirus Affects The Brain
How Coronavirus Affects The Brain
by Michael Zandi
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still learning what the disease can do. There are now detailed reports of…
Daily Mindfulness: Eating and Walking Mindfully
Daily Mindfulness: Eating and Walking Mindfully
by Thich Nhat Hanh
When you practice mindful breathing, you become truly present. Mindful eating is very pleasant and is a very deep…
Watching Foreign-language TV Can Help You Learn A New Language
Watching Foreign-Language TV Can Help You Learn A New Language
by Stuart Webb and Elke Peter
With university classrooms and language schools closed because of the pandemic, language students must find new ways to…
What The World Was Like The Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were At 400ppm
What The World Was Like The Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were At 400ppm
by James Shulmeister
The last time global carbon dioxide levels were consistently at or above 400 parts per million (ppm) was around four…
Is The COVID-19 Pandemic Cure Really Worse Than The Disease?
Is The COVID-19 Pandemic Cure Really Worse Than The Disease?
by Olga Yakusheva
The coronavirus pandemic catapulted the country into one of the deepest recessions in U.S. history, leaving millions of…
3 Ways To Teach Kids Storytelling
3 Ways To Teach Kids Storytelling
by Cathy Miyata
During this unprecedented era of separation and isolation due to coronavirus, all people, particularly children,…
Why Realism Is The Key To Wellbeing
Why Realism Is The Key To Wellbeing
by Chris Dawson and David de Meza
Life coaches and motivational speakers often treat positive thinking as the key to happiness. Self-help books tend to…
Modern Monetary Theory: The Rise Of Economists Who Say Huge Government Debt Is Not A Problem
Modern Monetary Theory: The Rise Of Economists Who Say Huge Government Debt Is Not A Problem
by John Whittaker
There is no limit to the quantity of money that can be created by a central bank such as the Bank of England. It was…
Weaving Peace into the Fabric of Your Daily Life
Weaving Peace into the Fabric of Your Daily Life
by Pythia Peay
As more women tell their stories and take their place on the stage of history, a growing number are emerging as peace…
How To Help Someone You Live With Who Has Depression
How To Help Someone You Live With Who Has Depression
by Monika Parkison and Maria Loades
The coronavirus pandemic has meant sudden changes to our daily lives, with restrictions on free movement, imposed…
How Practising Mindfulness Can Help Us Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
How Practising Mindfulness Can Help Us Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
by Kira Jade Cooper,
We seem to have mastered the perfect recipe for chaos: a global ecological emergency, humanitarian crises and to top it…
The Remote British Village That Built One Of The Fastest Internet Networks In The UK
The Remote British Village That Built One Of The Fastest Internet Networks In The UK
by Kira Allmann
Nestled between Lancashire’s stand-out beauty, the Forest of Bowland, and the breathtaking vistas of the Yorkshire…
Why So Many Women Still Take Their Husband's Last Name
Why So Many Women Still Take Their Husband's Last Name
by Simon Duncan
Our names lie at the heart of our identity. But in Britain nearly all married women - almost 90% in a 2016 survey -…
How Did The Color White Become A Metaphor For All Things Good?
How Did The Color White Become A Metaphor For All Things Good?
by Aradhna Krishna
Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily a bad person, but,…
Retractions And Controversies Over Coronavirus Research Show That The Process Of Science Is Working As It Should
Retractions And Controversies Over Coronavirus Research Show That The Process Of Science Is Working As It Should
by Mark R. O'Brian
Several high-profile papers on COVID-19 research have come under fire from people in the scientific community in recent…
Fulfilling Your Desires: Asking The Right Questions
Fulfilling Your Desires: Start By Asking The Right Questions
by Norman Monath
Before you can get what you want, you have to know what you want. This sounds simple, but it really isn't. To know what…
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5, 2020
InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone." (Lyrics from the song: What…
Horoscope Current Week: July 6 - 12, 2020
Horoscope Current Week: July 6 - 12, 2020
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
We Have Found The Answer ... And It Is Us.
Unconditional Love, Finally! We Have Found The Answer ... And It Is Us.
by Will Wilkinson
Now is the time for the expression of unconditional love through as many humans as possible as often as possible for as…
The Practical Path to Experiencing Universal Love All The Time
The Practical Path to Experiencing Universal Love All The Time
by Sarah Mane
When I was a teacher of young children the Headmaster of the school used to remind us frequently that the key to…
The Magic of Appreciation: Thank You for...
The Magic of Appreciation: Thank You for...
by Pierre Pradervand
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
by James Higham
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
by Negin Riazi and Guy Faulkner
The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian children scored a D+ for “daily physical…
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
by Sanjaya Senanayake
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
by Marilyn Innerfeld
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
by Alan Cohen
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
by Barry Vissell
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
by Melissa De Witt
As people navigate a masked world, they’ll need to focus more on the eyes and voice to connect with those around them,…
Reclamation of Independence: Anticipation and Trepidation In Equal Measure
Reclamation of Independence: Anticipation and Trepidation In Equal Measure
by Sarah Varcas
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…
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The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and…
Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
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...
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(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…