A Little Humour May Help With Climate Change Gloom
A Little Humour May Help With Climate Change Gloom
by Lakshmi Magon
This year, three studies showed that humour is useful for engaging the public about climate change.
Why It's Better To Exercise Before Breakfast
Is It Better To Exercise Before Breakfast?
by Rob Edinburgh
Exercise is recommended for people who are overweight or obese as a way to reduce their risk of developing type 2…
Age Related Eye Problems And How To Treat Them
Age Related Eye Problems and How To Treat Them
by Langis Michaud
Monique is 77 years old. I met her when she came to the eye clinic at the University of Montréal, where I am a…
More Romantic Partners Means More Support, Say Polyamorous Couples
More Romantic Partners Means More Support, Say Polyamorous Couples
by Elizabeth Darling, et al
Polyamory is the act of engaging in multiple consensual, potentially long-term, romantic or sexual relationships at the…
Why Tyranny Could Be The Inevitable Outcome Of Democracy
Why Tyranny Could Be The Inevitable Outcome Of Democracy
by Lawrence Torcello
Plato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would…
Meet The Raunchy Dance Teachers Who Helped Shape The Modern World
Meet The Raunchy Dance Teachers Who Helped Shape The Modern World
by Rachael Durkin and Katherine Butler
Get ready for some romance on the dance floor as the second series of Flirty Dancing kicks off.
Why Your Life Sucks and How To Make It Better
Why Your Life Sucks and How To Make It Better
by Alan Cohen
If you are losing energy in the form of joy, health, money, or love, you have a leak in your system. There is no…
The Weight Loss Solution: Looking At Weight Issues Differently
The Weight Loss Solution: Looking At Weight Issues Differently
by Brenda Crawford-Clark
Consider this: 167 million men and women in the United States are on a diet at any given moment. If that many people…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 17, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 17, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
In order to create a better world, a better life, there are certain requirements that must be met. This week, we look…
Horoscope Week: November 18 to 24, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: November 18 to 24, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
My Priorities Were All Wrong
My Priorities Were All Wrong
by Ted W. Baxter
I came across self-improvement mogul Tony Robbins not long after that conversation with my therapist, so I signed up…
How We Use Music To Make Ourselves Feel At Home
How We Use Music To Make Ourselves Feel At Home
by Michael James Walsh and Eduardo de la Fuente
The concept of “home” refers to more than bricks and mortar. Just as cities are more than buildings and infrastructure,…
Male Imposters: The Secret Shame Of Not Being Good Enough
Male Imposters: The Secret Shame and Fear Of Not Being Good Enough
by Dr. Sandi Mann
Although Imposter Syndrome (IS) has traditionally been seen as a female phenomenon, there isn’t an awful lot of hard…
Peace Advocates Have Long Been Found Among Veterans Who Fought In America's Wars
Peace Advocates Have Long Been Found Among Veterans Who Fought In America's Wars
by Michael Messner
If President Donald Trump had gotten his way, the nation would have celebrated the centennial of the World War I…
Why Telling People With Diabetes To Use Walmart Insulin Can Be Dangerous Advice
Why Telling People With Diabetes To Use Walmart Insulin Can Be Dangerous Advice
by Jeffrey Bennett
About 7.4 million people in the U.S. require manufactured insulin to stay alive. I’m one of them. I’ve lived with Type…
Electric Planes Are Here – But They Won't Solve Flying's Co2 Problem
Electric Planes Are Here – But They Won't Solve Flying's Carbon Problem
by Duncan Walker
The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all…
Change Is Here Now: Expanded Awareness and The Fourth Dimension
Change Is Here Now: Expanded Awareness and The Fourth Dimension
by John Hall
Change is occurring peacefully and is bringing peace. It does not always come in a calm manner however, either on a…
Big Visions for Small Businesses: Pursuing Values and Meeting Challenges
Big Visions for Small Businesses: Pursuing Values and Meeting Challenges
by Jamie S. Walters
Unlike many companies that seem to have a significant gap between espoused principles and actual decisions and effects,…
All You Need Is Love... and Pneumaplasm
All You Need Is Love... and Pneumaplasm
by Will Wilkinson
"All you need is love," sang The Beatles and how we wish that were true! We also need truth, which is a word symbol…
What Lessons Has Humanity Yet To Learn To Generate Awesome New Creative Potentials?
What Lessons Has Humanity Yet To Learn To Generate Awesome New Creative Potentials?
by Eileen Workman
Whatever living experiments you may choose to pursue in the future will be a function of the present state of your…
clear intention + blessing = pure spiritual dynamite
Clear Intention + Blessing = Pure Spiritual Dynamite
by Pierre Pradervand
We all use intention all day long and couldn’t exist without constantly forming intentions. But between “I plan to go…
A Scary Year for Climate Change
A Scary Year for Climate Change
by Cristine Russell
One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from…
There Is Help If Dr Google's Making You Sick With Worry
If Dr Google Is Making You Sick With Worry, You May Have Cyberchondria
by Jill Newby and Eoin McElroy
|It’s a busy day at the office and your left eye has been twitching uncontrollably. So, out of curiosity and irritation…
How Antibiotic Resistant Infections Could Destroy Our Way Of Life
How Antibiotic Resistant Infections Could Destroy Our Way Of Life
by Gerry Wright
Humanity’s defences against infection are wearing thinner by the day, and the microbes responsible are getting stronger.
How To Go From  "I Never Get What I Want" to Getting What You Want
How To Go From "I Never Get What I Want" to Getting What You Want
by Bruce Doyle
With all the self-help information available today, why isn't everybody happy and why doesn't everyone get what they…
Running May Help You Live Longer But More Isn't Necessarily Better
Running May Help You Live Longer But More Isn't Necessarily Better
by Željko Pedišić
It’s free, requires no equipment and the scenery can be stunning – it’s no wonder running is among the world’s most…
Lady Backpacks And Manly Beer — The Folly Of Gendered Products
Lady Backpacks and Manly Beer — The Folly Of Gendered Products
by Samantha Brennan
As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one…
Is Your Cat In Pain? Its Facial Expression Could Hold A Clue
Is Your Cat In Pain? How Its Facial Expression Could Hold A Clue
by Lauren Finka
They say that eyes are windows to the soul. Indeed, research suggests this might also be true for our four-legged…
Why We Learn More By Trusting Than By Not Trusting
Why We Learn More By Trusting Than By Not Trusting
by Hugo Mercier
We all know people who have suffered by trusting too much: scammed customers, jilted lovers, shunned friends.
What Is A Mass Extinction And Are We In One Now?
What Is A Mass Extinction and Are We In One Now?
by Frédérik Saltré and Corey J. A. Bradshaw
For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on…
Why Many People With Parkinson's Disease Develop An Addiction
Why Many People With Parkinson's Disease Develop An Addiction
by Philip Mosley
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting one in 350 Australians.
Can Words and Fear Cause Cancer?
Is It Possible That Fear Accelerates Death and Words Cause Disease?
by Lolette Kuby, Ph.D.
Is it possible that people who are diagnosed with cancer die of a sophisticated form of voodoo? Does the victim's…
Why Emperor Penguins Could March To Extinction
Can We Stop Emperor Penguins, Our Modern-Day Canaries-in-a-Coal-Mine, From Marching To Extinction?
by Stephanie Jenouvrier
The concept of a canary in a coal mine – a sensitive species that provides an alert to danger – originated with British…
Is Your Lover Insecure? A Simple Question Could Transform Your Romantic Relationship
Is Your Lover Insecure? A Simple Question Could Transform Your Romantic Relationship
by Joanne Wood and Kassandra Cortes
Loving an insecure person can be frustrating. You always feel like you have to offer praise or reassurance.
How To Solve The Hidden Epidemic Of Teen Hunger
How To Solve The Hidden Epidemic Of Teen Hunger
by Stephanie Clintonia Boddie
For many young people, the toughest choice they will ever have to make about food is what to eat at home or what to…
Myths About Only Children Debunked
Myths Debunked About Only Children
by Ana Aznar
Only children get a bad rap. They are often perceived as selfish, spoiled, anxious, socially inept and lonely. And my…
Here's Why Colleges Are Being Forced To Close Their Doors
Here's Why Colleges Are Being Forced To Close Their Doors
by Robert Massa
Cincinnati Christian College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities – 21 private colleges since 2016 –…
What Is A Psychopath?
What Is A Psychopath? Could You Be One?
by Calli Tzani-Pepelasi
Millions recently flocked to the cinema to watch Joker, the origin story of Batman’s notorious nemesis. Many have…
Being Impeccable with Our Word and The Stories We Tell Ourselves
The Most Important Thing: Watching What We Say To Ourselves
by Wyatt Webb
A few years ago, I was privileged to hear a speech by Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. He stressed…
The Proper Plate and The Right Attitude
The Proper Plate and The Right Attitude
by Alan Cohen
When I heard this story, I stopped in my tracks. What a powerful model for compassion in action! I pray that I might be…
Why We Need A Better Understanding Of How Ptsd Affects Families
Why We Need A Better Understanding Of How PTSD Affects Families
by Hope Christie
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “post-traumatic stress disorder”?
Why Cancer And Exercise Do Mix
Why Cancer and Exercise Do Mix
by Gill Hubbard
When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity.
Climate Change And Overfishing Are Boosting Toxic Mercury Levels In Fish
Climate Change And Overfishing Are Boosting Toxic Mercury Levels In Fish
by Juan Jose Alava
We live in an era — the Anthropocene — where humans and societies are reshaping and changing ecosystems.
Personal Data Isn't The New Oil, It’s A Way To Manipulate Capitalism
Personal Data Isn't The New Oil, It’s A Way To Manipulate Capitalism
by Kean Birch
My recent research increasingly focuses on how individuals can and do manipulate, or “game,” contemporary capitalism.…
Warmer, Wetter Climate Benefits Some Birds As Wetlands Vanish
Warmer, Wetter Climate Benefits Some Birds As Wetlands Vanish
by Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, et al
The grasslands of the Canadian Prairies are a hidden gem for bird watchers, with millions of migratory birds passing…
Stabilising The Global Population Is Not A Solution To The Climate Emergency – But We Should Do It Anyway
Stabilising The Global Population Is Not A Solution To The Climate Emergency – But We Should Do It Anyway
by Mark Maslin
A global coalition of 11,000 scientists has come up with a plan for dealing with the climate emergency.
How To Establish The Priorities In Your Life, To Make The Right Order
How To Establish The Priorities In Your Life, To Make The Right Order
by Dhyani Ywahoo
The first priority in life is to be true to the creative principle within yourself -- to recognize that you have the…
Alzheimer’s Family Mystery: How Did One Woman Resist The Disease?
Alzheimer’s Family Mystery: How Did One Woman Resist The Disease?
by Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, et al.
For generations, the members of a family in Colombia have gotten early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. How one woman has…
1 In 3 Young Adults Is Lonely – And It Affects Their Mental Health
1 in 3 Young Adults Is Lonely – And It Affects Their Mental Health
by Michelle H Lim
More than one in three young adults aged 18 to 25 reported problematic levels of loneliness, according to a new report…
11,000 Scientists Warn That Climate Change Isn't Just About Temperature
11,000 Scientists Warn That Climate Change Isn't Just About Temperature
by Thomas Newsome and William Ripple
Exactly 40 years ago, a small group of scientists met at the world’s first climate conference in Geneva. They raised…
How Workers Can Force Progressive Change
How Workers Can Force Progressive Change
by Carl Rhodes
In November 2018, 20,000 Google employees across the world walked out of work. They were protesting the ways in which…
Heart Disease Risk Starts Young – Improving Teenager Health Is Essential
Heart Disease Risk Starts Young – Improving Teenager Health Is Essential
by Michaela James and Sinead Brophy
While the condition is often associated with older adults, rising childhood inactivity and poor fitness levels mean…
What Time Of Day Should I Take My Medicine?
What Time Of Day Should I Take My Medicine?
by Nial Wheate and Andrew Bartlett
Whether you need to take a drug at a specific time of day depends on the medication and the condition you are treating.
Free To Be Me: Spontaneously, Lovingly, and Joyfully
Free To Be Me: Spontaneously, Lovingly, and Joyfully
by Marie T. Russell
Think about it... for years we have been molded and pushed to behave in certain 'acceptable' ways. We have been asked…
Man's Stressed Friend: How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Dog
Man's Stressed Friend: How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Dog
by Bronwyn Orr
If you think your dog looks stressed out, it might be your own stress levels that are affecting your pet pooch.
How Deep Sleep Can Ease Your Anxious Brain
How Deep Sleep Can Ease Your Anxious Brain
by Eti Ben Simon, Matthew Walker, et al.
While a full night of deep sleep stabilizes emotions, a sleepless one can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, a…
3 Reasons Why We Need To Talk About The Mental Health Of Political Leaders
3 Reasons Why We Need To Talk About The Mental Health Of Political Leaders
by Ian Hughes
As the impeachment investigation gathers pace on Capitol Hill, some commentators have argued that if Donald Trump…
To Confront Effects of Trauma, Start with Self Care
To Confront Effects of Trauma, Start with Self Care
by Jay Walljasper
Resilience practices and culturally rooted health traditions show promise for overcoming trauma in real-life settings.
Twitter's Ban On Political Ads Does Change The Game In One Way
Twitter's Ban On Political Ads Does Change The Game In One Way
by Liam Mcloughlin
Twitter has announced that it is banning paid-for political adverts, just as the UK enters a general election, saying…
Even Mild Hearing Loss As A Child Can Have Long-term Effects On How The Brain Processes Sound
Even Mild Hearing Loss As A Child Can Have Long-term Effects On How The Brain Processes Sound
by Lorna Halliday and Axelle Calcus
When we are born, our brains have a lot to learn. For the newborn baby, everything they learn about the world around…
Creativity Has Many Forms and Resides In Every Person
Creativity Has Many Forms: We Create Something New Every Day
by Louise Hay
If you say, 'I am not creative,' then that's an affirmation that will be true for you for as long as you continue to…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 10, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 10, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
An essential part of creating happiness and peace of mind is honesty -- honesty with ourselves and integrity with…
The Trouble with Conformity: Trying To Fit In and Selling Ourselves Short
The Trouble with Conformity: Trying To Fit In and Selling Ourselves Short
by Mary S. Corning
From a very early age, I didn’t trust the norm. There was some­thing about conformity that felt very unstable to me. I…
Which Sports Are Best For Health And Long Life?
Which Sports Are Best For Health and Long Life?
by Željko Pedišić
Millions of people around the world, including nearly 60% of Americans, Australians and Europeans, participate in…
Having The Courage To Live Life and Ask For What You Need Or Want.
Having The Courage To Live Life and Ask For What You Need Or Want
by Amy Fish
You need to have the courage to live life. This includes learn­ing to ask for what you need or want. Sometimes you are…
California Is Living America's Dystopian Future
California Is Living America's Dystopian Future
by Stephanie LeMenager
The Golden State is on fire, which means that an idea of American utopia is on fire, too.
Making Life-or-death Decisions Is Very Hard – Here's How We've Taught People To Do It Better
Making Life-or-death Decisions Is Very Hard – Here's How We've Taught People To Do It Better
by Laurence Alison and Neil Shortland
When faced with a rapidly advancing fire threatening a community, it can be hard to know how best to save lives.
Climate Change Means We Can't Keep Living And Working In Glass Houses
Climate Change Means We Can't Keep Living and Working In Glass Houses
by David Coley
How do we go about designing buildings today for tomorrow’s weather? As the world warms and extreme weather becomes…
Leaving the Path of Least Resistance and Creating a Path to Happiness
Leaving the Path of Least Resistance and Creating a Path to Happiness
by Susyn Reeve
Habit patterns provide a structure that enables us to easily perform routine things. The danger is we often continue…
Adulting: “Responsible Adulthood” and the Power of Shedding the Shoulds
Adulting: “Responsible Adulthood” and the Power of Shedding the Shoulds
by Lora Cheadle
Even though many of us had the illusion that reaching adulthood would mean we had achieved a sort of award-worthy final…