InnerSelf Newsletter: December 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 24th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

As we approach the end of the year, we may have a desire to review our past and present, and reflect on our attitudes, beliefs, actions, and goals... May this newsletter's articles assist you in your journey. Scroll down below for the links to all 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,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

Self-Trust Is Our Only Guide On The Invisible Path

Written by Charles Eisenstein

Self-Trust Is Our Only Guide On The Invisible Path
Millions of people are pioneering a transition from the old world to the new. It is a journey fraught with peril and hardship and breathtaking discovery, a journey irreducibly unique for each of us. Because we are stepping out into the new, it is also profoundly uncertain and at times lonely.

Article continued here: Self-Trust Is Our Only Guide On The Invisible Path


What Is The Point Of The Spiritual Journey?

Written by Janet Conner

What Is The Point Of The Spiritual Journey?
Growing up in a traditional Catholic home, my child self got a clear picture that God was a big, powerful, male being out there somewhere and the purpose of my life was to seek and serve Him. A startling yet comforting mystical truth is that we do not initi­ate the search for the Divine...

Article continued here: What Is The Point Of The Spiritual Journey?


I’ve Been There, Honey

Written by Scott Stabile

I’ve Been There, Honey
There's a huge difference between sympathy and empathy, between "I'm sorry" and "I've been there." It's not that sympathy is bad. It's just that empathy invites a connection that sympathy simply can't. Sympathy says, "I feel sorry for you." while empathy declares "I am you."

Article continued here: I’ve Been There, Honey


Why Am I, An Animal Communicator, Not Vegetarian?

Written by Nancy Windheart

Why Some Animal Communicators Are Not Vegetarians
Ironically, for me, becoming an animal communicator coincided with shifting away from my previous vegan lifestyle. I have had my own deep journey with this question, and perhaps the understandings I have reached with the help of the animals may be helpful for others who are struggling with this issue.

Article continued here: Why Am I, An Animal Communicator, Not Vegetarian?


A Slow Down Diet Success Story

Written by Marc David

A Slow Down Diet Success Story
In less than six weeks’ time working together, Sandy lost fifteen pounds and within four months she was a total of forty-five pounds lighter while eating more fat and exercising less. Her war with food was over, and she finally had what she wanted. Here’s what she did.

Article continued here: A Slow Down Diet Success Story


Experts Say These Two Things Are The Secret To Living A Longer Life

Experts Say These Two Things Are The Secret To Living A Longer Life

by Rafael Puyol, IE Business School

“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find…

Article continued here: Experts Say These Two Things Are The Secret To Living A Longer Life


Why Religion May Alter Your Psychology, Even If You're A Non-believer

Why Religion May Alter Your Psychology, Even If You're A Non-believer

by Brittany Cardwell and Jamin Halberstadt

Even if you don’t believe in Christ or a God, religion can still be a powerful force. Research shows that even…

Article continued here: Why Religion May Alter Your Psychology, Even If You're A Non-believer


Are We Doubling Down On Policies That Are Crushing The Middle Class?

Are We Doubling Down On Policies That Are Crushing The Middle Class?

by Steven Pressman, Colorado State University

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and…

Article continued here: Are We Doubling Down On Policies That Are Crushing The Middle Class?


The Winter Solstice Was Also A Big Deal For The Ancient Maya

The Winter Solstice Was A Big Deal For The Ancient Maya

by Emily Litvack-University of Arizona

This year’s winter solstice took place Thursday December 21, in the Northern Hemisphere, while the Southern Hemisphere experiences its summer solstice.

Article continued here: The Winter Solstice Was Also A Big Deal For The Ancient Maya


Why Most Of Us Lean To The Right When We Kiss

Why Most Of Us Lean To The Right When We Kiss

by Michael J. Proulx, University of Bath; et al.

Simple behavioural tests have now allowed us to see how this organisation is revealed through biases in how we see and…

Article continued here: Why Most Of Us Lean To The Right When We Kiss


Here's What Psychiatrists Have To Say About The Holiday Blues

Here's What Psychiatrists Have To Say About The Holiday Blues

by Linda Saab and Arash Javanbakht, Wayne State University

This time of the year brings a lot of changes to the usual day-to-day life of hundreds of millions of people: The…

Article continued here: Here's What Psychiatrists Have To Say About The Holiday Blues


Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages?

Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages?

by Michael Gavin, Colorado State University

They lived in 16 different communities and spoke 16 distinct languages.

Article continued here: Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages?


How To Avoid The Seven Deadly Sins Of Statistical Misinterpretation

How To Avoid The Seven Deadly Sins Of Statistical Misinterpretation

by Winnifred Louis and Cassandra Chapman, The University of Queensland

Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us.

Article continued here: How To Avoid The Seven Deadly Sins Of Statistical Misinterpretation


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Why Chocolate Can Be Your Dog's Worst Nightmare

by Alan Radford, University of Liverpool

There is a significant increase in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the festive period, our latest study…

Article continued here: Why Chocolate Can Be Your Dog's Worst Nightmare


How Can Groups Make Good Decisions?

How Can Groups Make Good Decisions?

by Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How…

Article continued here: How Can Groups Make Good Decisions?


No, Most People Aren’t In Severe Pain When They die

No, Most People Aren’t In Severe Pain When They die

by Kathy Eagar, Sabina Clapham and Samuel Allingham, University of Wollongong

Many people fear death partly because of the perception they might suffer increasing pain and other awful symptoms the…

Article continued here: No, Most People Aren’t In Severe Pain When They die


How To Choose Picture Books That Will Empower A Child

How To Choose Picture Books That Will Empower A Child

by Michelle Superle, University of The Fraser Valley

For centuries, most children’s books reinforced messages that children are unimportant, incompetent and powerless.

Article continued here: How To Choose Picture Books That Will Empower A Child


Conversation Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Conversation Tips for Surviving the Holidays

by Angie McArthur

Sometimes, you just can't relate to your relatives. Whether it's sports, politics, or past events, gathering around a…

Article continued here: Conversation Tips for Surviving the Holidays


Here's What You Need To Know About Honey Bee Stings

Here's What You Need To Know About Honey Bee Stings

by Ronelle Welton and Kymble Spriggs, University of Melbourne

A Victorian man died yesterday after being stung by several bees. While bee sting deaths are rare (bees claim around…

Article continued here: Here's What You Need To Know About Honey Bee Stings


How Untrustworthy Memories Make It Hard To Shop Ethically

How Untrustworthy Memories Make It Hard To Shop Ethically

by Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane, The Ohio State University, and Julie Irwin, University of Texas at Austin

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labor and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that…

Article continued here: How Untrustworthy Memories Make It Hard To Shop Ethically


Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our Seafood

Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our Seafood

by Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt, University of Bristol

If we have to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050, food from the ocean will have to play a major role. Ending hunger and…

Article continued here: Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our Seafood


Why You're Not Going To Get Accepted Into A Top University On Merit Alone

Why You're Not Going To Get Accepted Into A Top University On Merit Alone

by Natasha Warikoo, Harvard University

After weeks of negotiation, Harvard University recently agreed to provide the Department of Justice access to its…

Article continued here: Why You're Not Going To Get Accepted Into A Top University On Merit Alone


Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

by Clare Collins, University of Newcastle

Weight loss teas are becoming common, with advertisements claiming dramatic results often appearing online. Do the big…

Article continued here: Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?


Why Doing Good Can Do You Good

Why Doing Good Can Do You Good

by Jeremy Howick, University of Oxford

We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know…

Article continued here: Why Doing Good Can Do You Good


How Technology Is Changing What Young People Share Online

How Technology Is Changing What Young People Share Online

by Claire Meehan and Emma Wicks, Victoria University of Wellington

The revelation that New Zealand children as young as six or seven are posting sexually explicit images of themselves...

Article continued here: How Technology Is Changing What Young People Share Online


How To Best To Wash Your Hands When Traveling

How To Best To Wash Your Hands When Traveling

by Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, University of Oregon

For my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at keeping…

Article continued here: How To Best To Wash Your Hands When Traveling


The Amazing Diversity – And Possible Decline – Of Mushrooms And Other Fungi

The Amazing Diversity – And Possible Decline – Of Mushrooms And Other Fungi

by Alexander Weir, State University of New York

Human experience with mushrooms dates back thousands of years, including references from China, Africa, Greece and Rome.

Article continued here: The Amazing Diversity of Mushrooms And Other Fungi


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How to Rebuild a Relationship After a Difference of Opinion

by Angie McArthur

It's all too easy to develop a grudge, and let one bad experience inform how you view a person going forward.

Article continued here: How to Rebuild a Relationship After a Difference of Opinion


The Common And Not So Common Injuries Sustained At Christmas

The Common And Not So Common Injuries Sustained At Christmas

by Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

The festive period is a time for family, friends and happiness. The worst thing most people face is a bit of digestive…

Article continued here: The Common And Not So Common Injuries Sustained At Christmas


Can Lies About Santa Be Good For Your Child?

Can Lies About Santa Be Good For Your Child?

by Kristen Dunfield, Concordia University

Developmental psychology suggests that fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental…

Article continued here: Can Lies About Santa Be Good For Your Child?


The Science Behind Our Love-Hate Relationship With Festive Songs

The Science Behind Our Love-Hate Relationship With Festive Songs

by Alexandra Lamont, Keele University

In the run-up to Christmas, we’re subjected to a daily barrage of festive music – on the radio and television, in…

Article continued here: The Science Behind Our Love-Hate Relationship With Festive Songs


Does The Size Of The Universe Prove God Doesn't Exist?

Does The Size Of The Universe Prove God Doesn't Exist?

by Emily Thomas, Durham University

Scientists now know that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies. It’s a mind-scrunchingly big place, very…

Article continued here: Does The Size Of The Universe Prove God Doesn't Exist?


Why You Believe Lies You Hear More Often

Why You Believe Lies You Hear More Often

by Derek Thompson

Even if you think of yourself as a human lie detector, there are some untruths that will sneak under the hood. For…

Article continued here: Why You Believe Lies You Hear More Often


Can Math Predict What You’ll Do Next?

Can Math Predict What You’ll Do Next?

by Daniel J. Denis and Briana Young, The University of Montana

Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict…

Article continued here: Can Math Predict What You’ll Do Next?


Should We Eat Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince, And Dinner Like A Pauper?

Should We Eat Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince, And Dinner Like A Pauper?

by Mackenzie Fong and Claire Madigan, University of Sydney

We all know the adage “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. But is there any…

Article continued here: Should We Eat Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince, And Dinner Like A Pauper?


A Little Bit Of Stress Keeps Aging Cells Robust

A Little Bit Of Stress Keeps Aging Cells Robust

by Megan Fellman-Northwestern University

A little stress can be good for cellular health, find molecular biologists.

Article continued here: A Little Bit Of Stress Keeps Aging Cells Robust


How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality

How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality

by Alice Evans, King's College London

Income inequality is gaining attention. The good news is that we know how to tackle it: tax global wealth, provide a…

Article continued here: How Latin America Bucked The Trend Of Rising Inequality


This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

by Philip Mcguire, King's College London

Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in…

Article continued here: This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis


Why Purpose Might Be A Better Goal Than Happiness

Why Purpose Might Be A Better Goal Than Happiness

by Iza Kavedžija, University of Exeter

Happiness is the subject of countless quotations, slogans, self-help books and personal choices. It is also being taken…

Article continued here: Why Purpose Might Be A Better Goal Than Happiness


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From Ayurveda To Biomedicine: Understanding The Human Body

by Suzanne Newcombe, The Open University

What is a human body? This may seem a facetious question, but the answer will be very different according to which…

Article continued here: From Ayurveda To Biomedicine: Understanding The Human Body


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 24th

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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