InnerSelf Newsletter: December 17th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 17th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

The new issue of InnerSelf focuses on becoming truly ourselves, becoming an adult species and moving away from the traits of childhood and adolescence. This includes discovering the balance between learning from others and trusting ourselves; and between surrender and assertiveness. When we live our truth, we discover our unity with all that is.

Scroll down below for our featured articles as well as numerous additional articles on a variety of topics.

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

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


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

How Is It Possible That Time Flies By More Quickly?

Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.

How Is It Possible That Time Flies By More Quickly?

How is it possible that it is already December when it was just yesterday that we were clicking our respective crystal glasses of champagne to toast in 2017?

Article continued here: How Is It Possible That Time Flies By More Quickly?


How To Go From Chronic People-Pleasing to Empowered Assertiveness

Written by Barbara Berger

How To Go From Chronic People-Pleasing to Empowered Assertiveness

What if your Inner Compass tells you to do something that goes against the wishes of your family? What then? What do you do? Give up your dream? Don't listen to your Inner Compass? Grit your teeth and get on with your family's plan for you and your life?

Article continued here: How To Go From Chronic People-Pleasing to Empowered Assertiveness


“The purpose of life is to learn”: An Indigenous Approach to Research

Written by Richard Katz, Ph.D.

“The purpose of life is to learn”: An Indigenous Approach to Research

How does the mainstream Western research approach, characterized by the laboratory experiment, compare with an Indigenous approach? Danny Musqua, the Anishnabeq elder who is my spiritual father, tells a story about his Indigenous research effort.

Article continued here: “The purpose of life is to learn”: An Indigenous Approach to Research


The Practice of Yoga Nidra: The Ultimate Surrender

Written by Pierre Bonnasse

The Practice of Yoga Nidra: The Ultimate Surrender

“It is necessary to be awake all day long, in order to sleep well,” Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spake Zarathustra. In the context of Yoga Nidra, this affirmation takes on a new meaning and is a teaching of great importance. And we can also add that it is up to us to sleep well at night, in order to be truly awake.

Article continued here: The Practice of Yoga Nidra: The Ultimate Surrender


Life Beyond Childhood's End: Humanity Begins A Brand New Chapter

Written by Eileen Workman

Life Beyond Childhood's End

Why is it that the typical American feels stressed and increasingly unhealthy? Why has public discourse grown so toxic that some are suggesting violence as the solution to our current political problems?

Article continued here: Life Beyond Childhood's End: Humanity Begins A Brand New Chapter


Why We Still Believe In Christmas Miracles

Why We Still Believe In Christmas Miracles

by Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham

Christmas is a time to celebrate one of the most remarkable miracles found in the Bible: the virgin birth of Jesus. God…

Article continued here: Why We Still Believe In Christmas Miracles


The Psychology Of The Clutch Athlete

The Psychology Of The Clutch Athlete

by Mark Otten, California State University, Northridge

“I don’t know. It’s unbelievable. It’s amazing,” said Dodgers outfielder Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez after game 5 of the…

Article continued here: The Psychology Of The Clutch Athlete


Why The Latest Star Wars Is A Fable For Our Post-truth Times

Why The Latest Star Wars Is A Fable For Our Post-truth Times

by Rebecca Harrison, University of Glasgow

The Star Wars universe is no stranger to political allegories. Many viewers have pointed out the parallels between the…

Article continued here: Why The Latest Star Wars Is A Fable For Our Post-truth Times


How Swearing Helps Us Battle Pain

How Swearing Helps Us Battle Pain

by Olly Robertson, Keele University

Swear words have many functions. They can be used for emphasis, for comedic effect, as a shared linguistic tool that…

Article continued here: How Swearing Helps Us Battle Pain


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The Psychology Of Christmas Shopping: How Marketers Nudge You To Buy

by Paul Harrison, Deakin University

Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly around Christmas and the other retail bonanzas:…

Article continued here: The Psychology Of Christmas Shopping...


5 Ways To Fun And Healthy Mealtimes picky Eater Child

5 Ways To Fun And Healthy Mealtimes With A Picky Eater Child

by Kathryn Walton and Jess Haines, University of Guelph

If you have a picky eater at home, you aren’t alone. Almost 50 per cent of parents identify their preschoolers as picky…

Article continued here: 5 Ways To Fun And Healthy Mealtimes With A Picky Eater Child


How Your Brain Blinks When You Change Focus

How Your Brain Blinks When You Change Focus

by David Salisbury-Vanderbilt University

When you shift your attention from one thing to another, your brain “blinks” between focusing on the two things…

Article continued here: How Your Brain Blinks When You Change Focus


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Is It Possible To Boost Your Intelligence By Training?

by Giovanni Sala and Fernand Gobet, University of Liverpool

Scientists achieved astonishing results when training a student with a memory training programme in a landmark…

Article continued here: Is It Possible To Boost Your Intelligence By Training?


Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater

Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater

by Andrew Gissing, Macquarie University

The floods that deluged parts of Victoria over the weekend are the latest in the state’s long history of flooding…

Article continued here: Why You Should Never Drive Into Floodwater


Why Young Men Have Sex They Don’t Actually Want

Why Young Men Have Sex They Don’t Actually Want

by James Devitt-NYU

Heterosexual men have unwanted sex with women for two reasons, interviews with 39 college men suggest: in order to...

Article continued here: Why Young Men Have Sex They Don’t Actually Want


How Marketers Are Using Your Name To Sell To You

How Marketers Are Using Your Name To Sell To You

by Gary Mortimer, Queensland University of Technology

From packets of Tim Tams and jars of Vegemite to luxury hand bags, today’s marketing is stamping our names on the…

Article continued here: How Marketers Are Using Your Name To Sell To You


How Inflammation Causes Disease

How Inflammation Causes Disease

by Jennifer Stow, The University of Queensland

Inflammation has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It’s the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a...

Article continued here: How Inflammation Causes Disease


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How Parents And Teens Can Reduce The Impact Of Social Media On Youth Well-being

by Christine Grove, Monash University

Knowing how to navigate the online social networking world is crucial for parents and teens. Being educated and talking…

Article continued here: How Parents And Teens Can Reduce The Impact Of Social Media On Youth Well-being


To Slow Climate Change, India Joins The Renewable Energy Revolution

To Slow Climate Change, India Joined The Renewable Energy Revolution

by Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan

On June 3 2017, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate…

Article continued here: To Slow Climate Change, India Joined The Renewable Energy Revolution


The Future Of Plastics: Reusing The Bad And Encouraging The Good

The Future Of Plastics: Reusing The Bad And Encouraging The Good

by Kim Pickering, University of Waikato

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter…

Article continued here: The Future Of Plastics: Reusing The Bad And Encouraging The Good


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When Envisioning The Future Of TV, Think Of A Shopping Mall

by Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan

One of the biggest media industry stories this year is Disney’s announcement that it will launch its own…

Article continued here: When Envisioning The Future Of TV, Think Of A Shopping Mall


Social Networking Sites May Be Controlling Your Mind – Here's How To Take Charge

Social Networking Sites May Be Controlling Your Mind – Here's How To Take Charge

by Simon McCarthy-Jones, Trinity College Dublin

How can you live the life you want to, avoiding the distractions and manipulations of others? To do so, you need to…

Article continued here: Social Networking Sites May Be Controlling Your Mind – Here's How To Take Charge


Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

by Andrew Brown, UNSW; Mike Lean and Wilma Leslie, University of Glasgow

A study has found weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes. The UK clinical trial showed that 46% of people who…

Article continued here: Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes


How Mass Consciousness Is Being Manipulated

How Mass Consciousness Is Being Manipulated

by Dr. Mike Sosteric, Athabasca University

We like to think of our memories as sepia celluloid snippets of our life upon this Earth.

Article continued here: How Mass Consciousness Is Being Manipulated


How Yoga In The Workplace Can Reduce Back Pain And Sick Days

How Yoga In The Workplace Can Reduce Back Pain And Sick Days

by Dr Ned Hartfiel and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Bangor University

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, four out of every five people experience…

Article continued here: How Yoga In The Workplace Can Reduce Back Pain And Sick Days


Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their Health

Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their Health

by Luna Dolezal, University of Exeter and Barry Lyons, Trinity College Dublin

Going to the doctor usually involves exposing the body with all its faults and flaws. In a culture that increasingly…

Article continued here: Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their Health


There May Be At Least 5 Kinds Of Depression And Anxiety

There May Be At Least 5 Kinds Of Depression And Anxiety

by Tracie White-Stanford University

Researchers have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across current diagnoses of anxiety and…

Article continued here: There May Be At Least 5 Kinds Of Depression And Anxiety


How Can You Make It Easier To Wake Up In The Morning?

How Can You Make It Easier To Wake Up In The Morning?

by Crystal Grant and Siobhan Banks, University of South Australia

Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.

Article continued here: How Can You Make It Easier To Wake Up In The Morning?


The Wrong Location Can Offset The Health Benefits Of Walking

The Wrong Location Can Offset The Health Benefits Of Walking

by Tim Lucas-Duke University

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of exercise in adults over 60…

Article continued here: The Wrong Location Can Offset The Health Benefits Of Walking


Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism

Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism

by Justin Safayen and Andrea Gonsalves, York University, Canada

In the digital era, politicians and government agencies frequently find themselves the target of criticism on social…

Article continued here: Why Governments Must Not Block Social Media Criticism


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 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 and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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