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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
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
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?
Written by Barbara Berger
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
Written by Richard Katz, Ph.D.
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
Written by Pierre Bonnasse
“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
Written by Eileen Workman
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Written by Pam Younghans
This 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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