InnerSelf Newsletter: January 21st, 2018

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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
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

A Decision for Life: Living Our Own Unique Creativity

Written by Ewald Kliegel

A Decision for Life: Living Our Own Unique Creativity

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.

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From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Written by Eileen Workman

From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness

“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.

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Improve Your Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active

Written by Denise Jaden

Improve Your Ability to Reach Creative Solutions by Getting Active

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


Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

Written by Charles Eisenstein

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

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.

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Tools for Energetically and Intuitively Sensitive People

Written by Nancy Windheart

Six Physical and Spiritual Tools for Energetically and Intuitively Sensitive People

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.

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Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation

Written by Lynne Lauren

Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation

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...

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Multigrain, Wholegrain, Wholemeal: What's The Difference And Which Bread Is Best?

Multigrain, Wholegrain, Wholemeal: What's The Difference And Which Bread Is Best?

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?


How To Avoid A Sucker Bet – With A Little Help From Math

How To Avoid A Sucker Bet – With A Little Help From Math

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.…

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When Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out, Their Institutions Often Betray Them

When Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out, Their Institutions Often Betray Them

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…

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With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

With Cheap Solar And Wind Power, Is It Time To Rethink Energy Efficiency?

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?


Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet

Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet

by Michalis Hadjikakou, Deakin University

Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating…

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A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers In Their Early Stages

A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers In Their Early Stages

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


Do Attention And Distraction Refer To The Same Behavior?

Do Attention And Distraction Refer To The Same Behavior?

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?


A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance

A Year Of Trump: How His Incendiary Style Took The Place Of Substance

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…

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This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals

This Water-based Air Conditioner Cools Without Harmful Chemicals

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


Why You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World

Why You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World

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


This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating

This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating

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


Is There A Bilingual Advantage For Kids With Autism?

Is There A Bilingual Advantage For Kids With Autism?

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?


To Better Focus On A New Task, Try This Plan

To Better Focus On A New Task, Try This Plan

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


4 Ways Having A Pet Increases Your Lifespan

4 Ways Having A Pet Increases Your Lifespan

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


The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What Will Happen To Men?

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What Will Happen To Men?

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?


The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

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


Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Declutter Your Home And Life

Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Declutter Your Home And Life

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


Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s Reefer Madness

Re-criminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s Reefer Madness

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


Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?

Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?

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?


Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference

Disasters Are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All The Difference

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


Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth

Automation, Robots And The End Of Work Myth

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…

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Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?

Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?

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?


Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans

Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans

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


Why Are Some People Are More Creative Than Others?

Why Are Some People Are More Creative Than Others?

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?


Britannia, Druids And The Surprisingly Modern Origins Of Myths

Britannia, Druids And The Surprisingly Modern Origins Of Myths

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


Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017

Extreme Weather Cost A Record Breaking $1.5 Trillion And Counting in 2017

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


Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than Ever Before

Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup Than Ever Before

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


Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence

Meet The Theologian Who Helped MLK See The Value Of Nonviolence

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


After #MeToo: Healing From the Trauma of Sexual Assault

After #MeToo: Healing From the Trauma of Sexual Assault

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


This Is How Your Stress Turns Into Sickness

This Is How Your Stress Turns Into Sickness

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


How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green

How This Grocery Store Program Pushed Farmers To Go Green

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


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 21st

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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