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You might not think of yourself as a creative person. But the fact is that we are all creating every single moment of our day. Creativity doesn't need a paint brush. It starts with a thought, followed by a word or action. This week we take a look at creativity and "Living Our Own Unique Creativity". We discover how to "Improve Our Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active" and learn the art of "Putting Visualization to Work".
We also bring you numerous articles on a variety of topics, always seeking to create a better life for all, whether with new discoveries, new attitudes, and/or letting go of the old.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Ewald Kliegel
To live our own creativity in a self-determined way – this may be one of the most difficult tasks there is. Although we should first dispel a misconception – this does not mean that we just “do our thing” without regard for others. It is better thought of as a service of love for our community in attunement with ourselves.
Article continued here: A Decision for Life: Living Our Own Unique Creativity
Written by Eileen Workman
“Don’t kill. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t screw with someone else’s happiness....” The 10 Commandments are not high spiritual values. In fact, they cater to the lowest common denominator of a species that had just begun to realize it had higher capacities than did the animals all around it.
Article continued here: From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness
Written by Denise Jaden
To boost your creative powers, I suggest mild, mindless activity. Go for a walk around the block. Get up out of your office chair and do some knee bends. Pace from your kitchen to your bedroom and back. Swing your arms in figure-eight formations until it’s mindless. Just get moving.
Article continued here: Improve Your Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active
Written by Charles Eisenstein
The crabs and kelp and eels are all gone. The mind searches for the cause – to understand, to blame, and then to fix – but in a complex non-linear system, it is often impossible to isolate causes. This quality of complex systems collides with our culture’s general approach to problem-solving, which is first to identify the cause, the culprit, the germ, the pest, the badguy, the disease, the wrong idea, or the bad personal quality, and second to dominate, defeat, or destroy that culprit.
Article continued here: Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy
Written by Nancy Windheart
The term “empath” has received more publicity recently, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing. For those of us who have had difficulty understanding why it can be hard for us to be in the world, the awareness and education about what it means to be energetically sensitive has done us, and those who love us, a great service.
Article continued here: Tools for Energetically and Intuitively Sensitive People
Written by Lynne Lauren
Visualizing, that is, creating pictures or images in your mind, works effectively on three aspects of our being: our physical bodies, our emotions, and our spiritual or soul level. Your body will believe the images that your mind focuses on, and here’s why...
Article continued here: Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation
by Leah Dowling, Swinburne University of Technology
Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so…
Article continued here: Multigrain, Wholegrain, Wholemeal: What's The Difference And Which Bread Is Best?
by Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham
Sitting in a bar, you start chatting to a man who issues you a challenge. He hands you five red and two black cards.…
Article continued here: How To Avoid A Sucker Bet – With A Little Help From Math
by Jennifer J. Freyd, University of Oregon
A 27-year-old medical resident in general surgery is sexually harassed by two men – the chief resident and a staff…
Article continued here: When Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out, Their Institutions Often Betray Them
by Nicholas Good and Eduardo Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester
The need to cut emissions from the energy sector has motivated the use of hydro, solar and wind power, and the…
Article continued here: With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?
by Michalis Hadjikakou, Deakin University
Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating…
Article continued here: Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet
by Peter Gibbs, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the…
Article continued here: A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers In Their Early Stages
by David Marno, University of California, Berkeley
A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students…
Article continued here: Do Attention And Distraction Refer To The Same Behavior?
by Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University
Anyone looking for a visual representation of Donald Trump’s first year in office need only behold Time magazine’s…
Article continued here: A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance
by National University of Singapore
A new water-based air-conditioning system cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius (about 64 degrees Fahrenheit)…
Article continued here: This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals
by Wyatt Massey, YES! Magazine
The conversations usually play out something like this: “something something and she is going to save the world” or…
Article continued here: Why You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
by Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins
People who are overweight may be at higher risk for overeating in the evening hours, especially when experiencing…
Article continued here: This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating
by Katherine Gombay-McGill
Being bilingual may make it easier for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to switch gears from one task to…
Article continued here: Is There A Bilingual Advantage For Kids With Autism?
by Peter Kelley-University of Washington
When you have to switch tasks at work, making a plan to return to and finish the task you’re leaving can help you better focus on the new, interrupting work, according to new research.
Article continued here: To Better Focus On A New Task, Try This Plan
by Janette Young, University of South Australia
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical…
Article continued here: 4 Ways Having A Pet Increases Your Lifespan
by Darren Griffin and Peter Ellis, University of Kent
The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong…
Article continued here: The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What Will Happen To Men?
by Olga Mecking, YES! Magazine
Recently, National Geographic published an article called “This Tiny Country Feeds the World,” where the author…
Article continued here: The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Rachel Connor, Leeds Beckett University
There has been a trend in recent years, both in literature and in life, for Scandinavian concepts that are encapsulated in a single word. Now, the new buzzword on the block is “dostadning” – a hybrid of the Swedish words “death” and “cleaning”.
Article continued here: Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Declutter Your Home And Life
by Miriam Boeri, Bentley University
In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were panicked. A new documentary, “Reefer Madness,” suggested that evil marijuana…
Article continued here: Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s Reefer Madness
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
Article continued here: Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by Stephen Miller, Ensia
When fires, floods and other major disruptions alter natural areas, our first instinct is to restore what’s lost. But…
Article continued here: Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference
by Tony Dundon and Debra Howcroft, University of Manchester
Can you imagine traveling to work in a robotic “Jonnycab” like the one predicted in the cult Arnold Schwarzenegger…
Article continued here: Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth
by Nial Wheate, University of Sydney
Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the…
Article continued here: Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?
by Sharon George and Deirdre McKay, Keele University
Theresa May’s new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there’s lots of room for…
Article continued here: Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans
by Roger Beaty, Harvard University
Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be…
Article continued here: Why Are Some People Are More Creative Than Others?
by Matthew Kelly, Northumbria University, Newcastle
The new TV series Britannia, which has won plaudits as heralding a new generation of British folk-horror, is clearly…
Article continued here: Britannia, Druids And The Surprisingly Modern Origins Of Myths
by Mark Trahant, YES! Magazine
The Trump administration, and its allies in Congress, are fighting a losing war. They continue to press forward for the…
Article continued here: Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017
by Glen Jankowski, Leeds Beckett University
Male grooming is now a multi-billion worldwide industry, thanks to a growing number of men spending more on their…
Article continued here: Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than Ever Before
by Paul Harvey, University of Colorado
After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can…
Article continued here: Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence
by Desdemona Dallas, YES! Magazine
Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share…
Article continued here: After #MeToo: Healing From the Trauma of Sexual Assault
by Sarina Gleason-Michigan State
Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately…
Article continued here: This Is How Your Stress Turns Into Sickness
by Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford University
A program of one of the five largest supermarket chains in South Africa, drove increased adoption of environmental…
Article continued here: How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green
Written by Pam Younghans
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