InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

While the "outside" world may have a tendency to focus on what's wrong, touting the latest disasters, the newest divorce, governmental trauma, etc., to maintain inner peace and a sense of balance, we must remember to also focus on what's right! And we start off this week by focusing on joy.

Barbara Jaffe shares "What Fills Me With Joy" and Lynne Lauren recommends "Let The Real You Live, Experience, and Enjoy". And perhaps we can practice a different way of dealing with and working with the world's crises as suggested in "Relieving Pain and Suffering in the World Through A Different View, A New Story".

D. Patrick Miller leads us to reflect on yet another perspective by asking "Can We Begin To Imagine A Politics Of Forgiveness?"  M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude, invites us to change our perception of ourselves (moving from criticism to joy) in Give Thanks For Your Body.

And we have numerous additional articles dealing with parenting, health, and much more. Scroll down below for the entire list of the new articles this week.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
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"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

What Fills Me With Joy

Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D. 

What Fills Me With Joy

For the most part, I live happily in a large life, with my energies and joys in so many areas of my personal and professional lives, yet I have worked for decades, non-stop, both through my own inner exploration and my formal academic education, to create my current inner and outer worlds.

Continue reading article here: What Fills Me With Joy


Let The Real You Live, Experience, and Enjoy

Written by Lynne Lauren 

Let The Real You Live, Experience, and Enjoy

Life is to be lived, experienced, enjoyed. Fun, happiness, and new experiences should be consistent throughout your life, and it is up to you to make sure they are!

Continue reading article here: Let The Real You Live, Experience, and Enjoy


Relieving Pain and Suffering in the World Through A Different View, A New Story

Written by Nan Moss with David Corbin

Relieving Pain and Suffering in the World Through A Different View, A New Story

From the Talmud we have the adage, “We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” Lacking this awareness, we can easily fall into the deception of regarding any particular worldview as the correct version of reality and defend it—sometimes with great ­hostility—by dismissing or denouncing the perspective of others. History is replete with examples of wars and other tragic tales caused by the collision of worldviews.

Continue reading article here: Relieving Pain and Suffering in the World Through A Different View, A New Story


Can We Begin To Imagine A Politics Of Forgiveness

Written by D. Patrick Miller

Can We Begin To Imagine A Politics Of Forgiveness

Some activists believe we must be constantly aggrieved to set right the injustices of the world—that good anger corrects bad anger. But an enlightened activism respectfully acknowl­edges all anger and sorrow while demonstrating the supe­rior strategy of mercy...

Continue reading article here: Can We Begin To Imagine A Politics Of Forgiveness


Give Thanks For Your Body

Written by M.J. Ryan

Give Thanks For Your Body

The practice of giving thanks for your body is particularly difficult for women, because our relationships with our bodies are fraught with so much difficulty and dissatisfaction. The media reinforces such an impossible and singu­lar image for young girls and women to live up to, and places so much emphasis on appearance, that virtually none of us—even if we happen to match the ideal—comes out unscathed.

Continue reading article here: Give Thanks For Your Body


Standing Too Much At Work Can Double Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Standing Too Much At Work Can Double Your Risk Of Heart Disease

by Peter Smith, University of Toronto

There’s been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike.

Continue reading article here: Standing Too Much At Work Can Double Your Risk Of Heart Disease


Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your Impulses

Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your Impulses

by Brendan Lynch, University Of Kansas

Physical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a new, small study suggests. “There’s a lot of…

Continue reading article here: Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your Impulses


Children And Sleep: How Much Do They Really Need?

Children And Sleep: How Much Do They Really Need?

by Wendy Hall, University of British Columbia How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?

In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to be contentious. There are questions about…

Continue reading article here: Children And Sleep: How Much Do They Really Need?


 The Most Important Ways Parents Can Prepare Children For School

The Most Important Ways Parents Can Prepare Children For School

by Allyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts Lowell

With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that…

Continue reading article here: xxx


More Than 80% Of Children Have An Online Presence By The Age Of Two

More Than 80% Of Children Have An Online Presence By The Age Of Two

by Claire Bessant, Northumbria University, Newcastle

A toddler with birthday cake smeared across his face, grins delightedly at his mother. Minutes later, the image appears…

Continue reading article here: More Than 80% Of Children Have An Online Presence By The Age Of Two


Medicare For All Could Be Cheaper Than You Think

Medicare For All Could Be Cheaper Than You Think

by Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal…

Continue reading article here: Medicare For All Could Be Cheaper Than You Think


Belief In Success Predicts How Kids Do In Math And Reading

Belief In Success Predicts How Kids Do In Math And Reading

by Jared Wadley-University of Michigan

When kids believe they can achieve success in math and reading, they are more likely to achieve high test scores in…

Continue reading article here: Belief In Success Predicts How Kids Do In Math And Reading


You Can Catch Your Friend’s Mood, But Not Depression

You Can Catch Your Friend’s Mood, But Not Depression

by Nicola Jones-University of Warwick

New research suggests we can “pick up” good and bad moods from friends, but not depression. “We investigated whether…

Continue reading article here: You Can Catch Your Friend’s Mood, But Not Depression


How Margarine vs Butter On Our Toast Became A Weapon Of Class War

How Margarine vs Butter On Our Toast Became A Weapon Of Class War

by Ellen Turner, Lund University

Margarine has seen its fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of popular opinion. But Unilever’s recent announcement that…

Continue reading article here: How Margarine vs Butter On Our Toast Became A Weapon Of Class War


Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide

Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide

by Andrew Blakers, Australian National University

Solar has become the world’s favourite new type of electricity generation, according to global data showing that more…

Continue reading article here: Solar Is Now The Most Popular Form Of New Electricity Generation Worldwide


What You Need To Know About Subway Air Quality

What You Need To Know About Subway Air Quality

by Fulvio Amato and Teresa Moreno, Spanish Scientific Research Council CSIC

Subways are vital for commuting in crowded cities, something that will become more and more important over time…

Continue reading article here: What You Need To Know About Subway Air Quality


Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With Dementia

Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With Dementia

by Elly Park, University of Alberta

I was sitting on the sofa across from Christine in her home. She offered me a cup of coffee. Each time I visited, she…

Continue reading article here: Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With Dementia


Artificial Intelligence Won't Replace A Doctor, But It Can Help With Diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence Won't Replace A Doctor, But It Can Help With Diagnosis

by Luke Oakden-Rayner, University of Adelaide

In the next few years, you will probably have your first interaction with a medical artificial intelligence (AI) system.

Continue reading article here: Artificial Intelligence Won't Replace A Doctor, But It Can Help With Diagnosis


How Winnie The Pooh Teaches Us The Importance Of Play

How Winnie The Pooh Teaches Us The Importance Of Play

by Eleanor Byrne, Manchester Metropolitan University

He is famous for his love of honey, and being a bear of “little brain”. So Winnie the Pooh might be a little surprised…

Continue reading article here: How Winnie The Pooh Teaches Us The Importance Of Play


Hurricanes, Flood Insurance And The Dangers Of Business As Usual

Hurricanes, Flood Insurance And The Dangers Of Business As Usual

by Paul O'Hare, Manchester Metropolitan University; et al

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it was reported that up to 80% of home…

Continue reading article here: Hurricanes, Flood Insurance And The Dangers Of Business As Usual


How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?

How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?

by Desirée Kozlowski, Southern Cross University

I think I might be a hedonist. Are you imagining me snorting cocaine through $100 notes, a glass of champagne in one…

Continue reading article here: How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?


Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock

Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock

by Carrie L. Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz

For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on…

Continue reading article here: Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock


Why Today's Teens Aren't In Any Hurry To Grow Up

Why Today's Teens Aren't In Any Hurry To Grow Up

by Jean Twenge, San Diego State University

The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time jobs.

Continue reading article here: Why Today's Teens Aren't In Any Hurry To Grow Up


How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff

How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff

by Nora V. Demleitner, Washington and Lee University

Should someone wearing a badge have the power to relieve a suspected drug dealer of his Maserati on the spot without…

Continue reading article here: How The Government Can Steal Your Stuff


Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind

Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind

by Matthew A. Davis and Kenneth Langa, University of Michigan

The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are…

Continue reading article here: Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind


Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful

Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful

by Jacqueline Hamilton, University of York

Mice exposed to household fabrics contaminated with third-hand tobacco smoke showed changes in biological markers of…

Continue reading article here: Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful


Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right

Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right

by Gerard Gormley, Queen's University Belfast

Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks you to take a left turn and you pause, struggling to think of which way is left.

Continue reading article here: Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right


How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions

How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions

by Jan Hoole, Keele University

Today we opt for ballot boxes but humans have used numerous ways of voting to have their say throughout history

Continue reading article here: How Animals Vote To Make Group Decisions


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Pam YounghansThis weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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