InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these are "interesting" times, and of course, they are also challenging. Pam Younghans, in this week's Astrological Journal, writes: "As we deal with all that has occurred recently, whether our experience has been very personal or more distant, we can allow these events to change us. The thoughts and emotions that move through us can initiate deeper shifts within, which will ultimately alter our course individually and collectively."

This week we look at how to handle these events in our lives. Anne Tucker gives us pointers on to "Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make"  while Maresha Donna Ducharme writes of "Finding Peace In Turbulent Times".

Nan Moss recommends "Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview" and Eileen Workman suggests "Choosing Our Destiny By Picking A New Course Of Action". Will Wilkinson sums it all up in "It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way".

And of course we have numerous additional articles on parenting, climate change, health, and much more... Scroll down below for the links to all of this week's new articles.      

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

Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make

Written by Anne Tucker 

Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make

Part of your life isn’t work­ing. The part of your life I’m talking about is wherever dissatisfaction and doubt are making you spin in circles, feeling dissatisfied with whatever you have, or stuck in doubt about what you should do. Where in your life do you feel that way?

Continue reading article here: Get Rid of Ambiguity and Feel Good About The Choices You Make


Finding Peace In Turbulent Times

Written by Maresha Donna Ducharme 

Finding Peace In Turbulent Times

The possibility for creating peace must begin within each one of us as we become peaceful within ourselves. We are part of the whole. Our task is to heal separation, isolation, and defense of “us” as opposed to “them” within ourselves first; then we can bring that conscious awareness to all...

Continue reading article here: Finding Peace In Turbulent Times


Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview

Written by Nan Moss with David Corbin 

Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview

When confronted with something that perplexes or confounds us, we tend to attribute our lack of understanding to not having enough facts or evidence, or we relegate it to the scrap heap of the supernatural. These are the modes of explanation available to us within the container of our standard worldview.

Continue reading article here: Expanding the Boundaries of Our Standard Worldview


Choosing Our Destiny By Picking A New Course Of Action

Written by Eileen Workman 

Choosing Our Destiny By Picking A New Course Of Action

Sometimes, it’s useful to ask yourself: What do I gain by continuing the course of action I am taking, and what might I gain by choosing an alternative course of action? So often we find ourselves on a course of action that demands we argue with another until...

Continue reading article here: Choosing Our Destiny By Picking A New Course Of Action


It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way

Written by Will Wilkinson 

It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way

“They,” whoever they are, say that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. What do you stand for? A handful of courageous activists like Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Gloria Steinem, and Nelson Mandela, have changed the world because of their stand. But the idea of taking a stand...

Continue reading article here: It's Time To Take A Stand and Lead The Way


Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies

Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies

by Caspar Addyman, Goldsmiths, University of London

Here’s an experiment to try next time you meet a baby, try holding a normal conversation. It is very difficult, isn’t…

Continue reading article here: Surprising Facts About How We Talk To Babies


Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food

by Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University

So far, policymakers have tried to reduce costs by tinkering with how care is delivered. But focusing on care delivery…

Continue reading article here: Want To Fix America's Health Care? First, Focus On Food


The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms

The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms

by Todd Landman, University of Nottingham

In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre – the US’s 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone – it seems…

Continue reading article here: The US Is Racked With Impossible Divisions Over Rights And Freedoms


Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?

Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?

by Tara Garnett, University of Oxford

Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports highlighting its high carbon footprint…

Continue reading article here: Does Eating Grass-fed Beef Help Fight Climate Change?


Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home

Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home

by Sue Kegerreis, University of Essex

More people than ever now work from home for part or all of the week. Such flexibility can seem a good idea, but many…

Continue reading article here: Why Some People Find It So Hard To Manage Their Time When Working From Home


Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question

Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question

by Lindsay O'Dell, The Open University and Charlotte Brownlow, University of Southern Queensland

The animal rights charity PETA recently made a link between autism and drinking cow’s milk. The article on its website…

Continue reading article here: Why Asking What Causes Autism Is The Wrong Question


Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?

Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?

by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State University

Some aspects of climate change could benefit certain forms of agriculture in the Northeastern United States, new…

Continue reading article here: Could Climate Change Benefit Some Northeastern Farms?


Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them

Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them

Veronica I. Johnson, The University of Montana and Guy Ray Backlund, New Mexico State University

 

Continue reading article here: Why Having The Sex Talk Early And Often With Your Kids Is Good For Them


Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial

Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial

by Daphne Martschenko, PhD, University of Cambridge

Tests that purport to measure your intelligence can be verbal, meaning written, or non-verbal, focusing on abstract…

Continue reading article here: Why Screening For Intelligence Is Still So Controversial


Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?

Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?

by Cass Sunstein, Harvard University

Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago won the Nobel Prize for his extraordinary, world-transforming work in…

Continue reading article here: Why People Like Government Nudges To Change Their Behavior?


Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?

Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?

by Jeremy Straub, North Dakota State University

You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t…

Continue reading article here: Can You Be Hacked By The World Around You?


How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America

How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America

by Brad Christerson, Biola University and Richard Flory, University of Southern California

From Oct. 6 to 9, 2017, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tents, worship music and prayer for the…

Continue reading article here: How A Growing Christian Movement Is Seeking To Change America


What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?

What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?

by Jin-Li Luo, University of Leicester

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China, according to the latest data from China’s national cancer…

Continue reading article here: What's Behind The Increase In Breast Cancer Rates In China?


Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?

Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?

by Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would…

Continue reading article here: Whatever Happened To The Promised 15-hour Workweek?


Why Restoring Morale Is Important To Mental Health In Difficult Times

Why Restoring Morale Is Important To Mental Health In Difficult Times

by Joan Cook, Yale University

The term demoralization was originally coined in the 1970s by a psychiatrist who was seeing patients that didn’t quite…

Continue reading article here: Why Restoring Morale Is Important To Mental Health In Difficult Times


6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America

6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America

by Frederic Lemieux, Georgetown University

As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes of debunking some of the common misconceptions I hear…

Continue reading article here: 6 Things To Know About Mass Shootings In America


Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?

Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?

by Matthew Watkins, Nottingham Trent University

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK; France. Sweden and Scotland by 2032; Norway by 2025.…

Continue reading article here: Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?


How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders

How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders

by Adele Lafrance, Laurentian University

Lydia is seriously underweight and suffering from medical complications from an eating disorder. She is in hospital.…

Continue reading article here: How Parents Can Conquer Guilt To Help Kids With Eating Disorders


Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes

Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes

by Shirley Tillotson, Dalhousie University

Is it too much to expect people to talk calmly and reasonably about tax changes? Yes. Yes, it is too much. The…

Continue reading article here: Why We Should Listen To People Angry About Their Taxes


Sometimes One Head Is Better Than Two When It Comes To Decisions

Sometimes One Head Is Better Than Two When It Comes To Decisions

Davide Valeriani, University of Essex

 

Continue reading article here: Sometimes One Head Is Better Than Two When It Comes To Decisions


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Why Your Brain Loves Feeling Outraged and Punishing People's Bad Behavior

by Molly Crockett

Get mad when you read the news these days? It's more than just what you're reading. When you perceives unfairness or…

Continue reading article here: Why Your Brain Loves Feeling Outraged and Punishing People's Bad Behavior


What Business Can Learn From Buddhism

What Business Can Learn From Buddhism

by Haley A Beer, University of Warwick and Edward Gamble, Montana State University

Millennials, we are told, have a different attitude to work than their elders. They want to work for organisations…

Continue reading article here: What Business Can Learn From Buddhism


The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible

The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible

by David Rogerson, Sheffield Hallam University

Veganism is a life choice that more people seem to be making. Still, despite its increase in popularity, when most…

Continue reading article here: The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible


5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years

5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years

by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University and Alex Waddan, University of Leicester

In the absence of any clear ideology associated with Donald Trump’s US presidency, it does seem he has at least one…

Continue reading article here: 5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years


How People Diagnosed With The Same Mental Illness Can Be Quite Different

How People Diagnosed With The Same Mental Illness Can Be Quite Different

by Tamsyn Van Rheenen, University of Melbourne

It’s commonly accepted that symptoms in psychiatric conditions like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia present…

Continue reading article here: How People Diagnosed With The Same Mental Illness Can Be Quite Different


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

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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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