InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week, in the US, is the week that is traditionally one for giving thanks... Of course, in order to have a life of fullness and joy, giving thanks needs to be a daily occurrence, not one limited to just one day, or one weekend. This week, we focus on many aspects of gratitude, via The Endless Circle Of Grace.  We are reminded that "Kindness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity" and also that "The Universe Rewards Us for Giving and for Gratitude". There is So Much to be Grateful For!, and Barbara Jaffe shares some examples and also provides a way to keep our focus on gratitude every day of the year.

Will Wilkinson introduces us to a fundamental identity shift in You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”. When we recognize the multitudes within our own self, we can then recognize those same multitudes in the individuals around us. And that's something to be really grateful for, as it opens a door to oneness, peace, and acceptance for all.

Wishing you wonderful Thanksgiving weekend whether or not you are celebrating the holiday. I encourage us us all to be grateful for our own journey and our willingness to create a better world, even when faced with the ups and downs of life, relationships, and perhaps health challenges. Remember to be grateful for the challenges as well as the blessings -- because in the long run, they are all blessings in one way or the other.

I am grateful for you, our reader, and I trust you are grateful for InnerSelf's presence in your life as well. (If you wish to show that gratitude in a physical way, you can follow the link for donations below. Thank you!)

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

With love and gratitude,

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


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”

Written by Will Wilkinson 

You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”

Can you be bold to love the world? Can you put your love for the world first? When you do, when it’s the real thing, you discover that “you” is not really “I,” it is “we.” Such a fundamental identity shift is disruptive and liberating.

Article continued here: You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”


The Endless Circle Of Grace: Surrender, Acceptance and Peace

Written by Maresha Donna Ducharme

The Endless Circle Of Grace: Surrender, Acceptance and Peace
Reoccurring demands and challenges can be particularly frustrating. Everyone knows what it feels like to go two steps forward and one step back. Your frustrations are actually the key to finding inner freedom. Each one requires surrender and acceptance.

Article continued here: The Endless Circle Of Grace...


The Universe Rewards Us for Giving and for Gratitude

Written by Nancy E. Yearout 

The Universe Rewards Us for Giving and for Gratitude

Have you ever heard the saying “You get what you give”? This short saying is true. When you do nice things for others for unselfish reasons, the Universe will reward you tenfold.

Article continued here: The Universe Rewards Us for...


Kindness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity.

Written by Debra Landwehr Engle 

Kind­ness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity.

The relation­ship with your guides is equivalent in many ways to your relationships with other people. It is very important to express your gratitude daily. These two points are so important, I want to drive them home by sharing a not-so-­comfortable experience of mine from a few years ago, when I had a major meltdown about money.

Article continued here: Kindness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity.


So Much to be Grateful For!

Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D. 

So Much to be Grateful For!

The month of Thanksgiving as well as the specific holiday are my most favorite times of the year. I am thankful that I can take the time to appreciate what I never take for granted.

Article continued here: So Much to be Grateful For!


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'He's Pavlov And We're The Dogs': How Associative Learning Really Works In Human Psychology

by Edward Wasserman, University of Iowa

My ears perked up when, in recent weeks, I heard Donald Trump and Ivan Pavlov mentioned twice in connection with each…

Article continued here: He's Pavlov And We're The Dogs...


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Can You Train Yourself To Develop Super Senses?

by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back?

Article continued here: Can You Train Yourself To Develop Super Senses?


Why Video Games Are The New IQ Tests

Why Video Games Are The New IQ Tests

Peter Cowling; Anders Drachen and Athanasios Kokkinakis, University of York

Gamers won’t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people’s ability to play video games and their general intelligence.

Article continued here: Why Video Games Are The New IQ Tests


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How Citizens Are Fighting Climate Change On The Global Stage

by Dawn R Bazely, Idil Boran and Sapna Sharma, York University, Canada

The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda.

Article continued here: How Citizens Are Fighting Climate Change...


parenting health 11 18

Why Your Parents’ Lifestyles Can Determine Your Health – Even As An adult

by Sandy Tubeuf, University of Leeds

We don’t choose our parents, their jobs or their health. And we don’t have a say in whether or not they smoke, nor in…

Article continued here: Why Your Parents’ Lifestyles Can Determine Your Health...


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Yes The US Health Economy Is Big, But Is It Better?

by Diane Dewar, University at Albany, State University of New York

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer…

Article continued here: Yes The US Health Economy Is Big...


religious left 11 18

How The Social Gospel Movement Explains The Roots Of Today's Religious Left

by Christopher H. Evans, Boston University

Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform.

Article continued here: How The Social Gospel Movement Explains...


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When Is The Right Time For Your Child To Take A Test?

by Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Standardized tests have become the primary tool for determining a student’s academic ability. Legislators and…

Article continued here: When Is The Right Time For Your Child...


14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD

14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD

by Meadow Schroeder, University of Calgary

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe…

Article continued here: 14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD


Here’s When To Buy LED Light Bulbs

Here’s When To Buy LED Light Bulbs

by Jim Erickson-University Of Michigan

A new study recommends replacing all incandescent and halogen light bulbs in your home now with compact fluorescent…

Article continued here: Here’s When To Buy LED Light Bulbs


The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress

The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress

by Kim Eckart-University Of Washington

The higher the level of particulates in the air, a new study shows, the greater the indications of psychological…

Article continued here: The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress


The Robert De Niro Theory Of Post-Truth: ‘Are You Talking To Me?’

The Robert De Niro Theory Of Post-Truth: ‘Are You Talking To Me?’

by Colin Wight, University of Sydney

Many of the commentaries on post-truth have attempted to locate the sources of it. Where does post-truth discourse come…

Article continued here: The Robert De Niro Theory Of Post-Truth: ‘Are You Talking To Me?’


Why Loneliness Can Be More Deadly Than Obesity

Loneliness Can Be More Deadly Than Obesity

by Gillian Leithman, Concordia University

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual…

Article continued here: Loneliness Can Be More Deadly Than Obesity


How Dogs And Cats Can Get Their Day In Court

How Dogs And Cats Can Get Their Day In Court

by Jessica Rubin, University of Connecticut

In 2016, the FBI started to track animal cruelty, including neglect, torture and sexual abuse, because of disturbing…

Article continued here: How Dogs And Cats Can Get Their Day In Court


What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like

What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like

by Julie Lesnik, Wayne State University

Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took…

Article continued here: What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like


Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic

Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic

by Robert F. Hesketh, Liverpool John Moores University

The word radicalisation has been hijacked by the war on terror and become interchangeable with extremism. But…

Article continued here: Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic


The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads

The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads

by Melissa Wdowik, Colorado State University

Let’s jump back to 1028, the year William the Conqueror was born. Healthy most of his life, he became so overweight in…

Article continued here: The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads


How To Be More Persuasive

How To Be More Persuasive

by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford

‘So…what do you say?’ Everett Collection Whether it’s getting your partner to do more housework or making your…

Article continued here: How To Be More Persuasive


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How Obamacare Changed The Love Lives Of Young Adults

by Joelle Abramowitz, University of Michigan

It seems that each week, a new development about the Affordable Care Act calls into question the future of health care…

Article continued here: How Obamacare Changed The Love Lives Of Young Adults


Why Teen Mental Health Has Deteriorated Over Last 5 Years

Why Teen Mental Health Has Deteriorated Over Last 5 Years

by Jean Twenge, San Diego State University

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

Article continued here: Why Teen Mental Health Has Deteriorated Over Last 5 Years


In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation

In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation

by Paul Freedman, Yale University; et al

Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or…

Article continued here: In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation


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The Strange Story Of Turkey Tails

by Michael Carolan, Colorado State University

Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every…

Article continued here: The Strange Story Of Turkey Tails


Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse

Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse

by Margot Susca, American University School of Communication

Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of…

Article continued here: Here's Why Your Local TV News Is About To Get Even Worse


Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?

Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?

by Sam Carr, University of Bath

Does pornography foster harassment and abuse? That was the question posed by a recent New York Times editorial, in the…

Article continued here: Does Pornography Foster Harassment And Abuse?


Why Wanting Revenge Is Only Natural

Why Wanting Revenge Is Only Natural

by Stephen Fineman, University of Bath

Revenge in fiction can be shocking, but it often embeds a moral message. There is heroic revenge, a staple of the…

Article continued here: Why Wanting Revenge Is Only Natural


What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?

What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?

by Kean Birch, York University, Canada

I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term…

Article continued here: What Exactly Is Neoliberalism?


Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal

Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal

by Jane Ogden, University of Surrey

Eating pasta labelled “snack” rather than “meal” made people eat more later on, our latest study found. We also found…

Article continued here: Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal


We owe these 5 research discoveries to twins

We Owe These 5 Research Discoveries To Twins

by Catriona May-University Of Melbourne

Twin research has led to all kinds incredible insights into an important mystery: nature vs. nurture or how the…

Article continued here: We Owe These 5 Research Discoveries To Twins


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 this week's astrological journal here...

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 last week, and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.


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