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One could say that connection -- either the presence of, or lack thereof -- is the problem and the solution to all our ills. This week we look at our connections... connection to the All, to ourselves, to others, to Nature, to duality... and reflect on our search for harmony and balance.
We bring you several new authors and new books to support you in this journey we call life... and these bring you new perspectives and new way of connecting within yourself and to the outside world.
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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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Written by William Pullen
The natural world is our natural home. This may sound obvious, but to many it’s a forgotten truth. There is so much drawing us away from the grounding and nourishing world around us. But no matter how cut off we may feel, or how far into our own darkness we fall, the sun always rises with the possibilities of the day ahead.
Article is continued here: We Can Never Have Enough of The Healing Environment of Nature
Written by Yvonne Tally
You are living a life, not running a race. Slowing the pace so you’re not racing and constantly playing catch-up begins one step at a time. And the first step is to understand what motivates your behavior and the comfort the behavior provides you.
Article is continued here: The Busy Race and the Price of Your Pace
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Dr Vasant Lad defines depression as a popular diagnosis characterized by "a loss of pleasure and interest in life... accompanied by a sense of pressure, hollowness or emptiness, and low self-esteem." We all can feel down sometimes, but when it becomes our dominant attitude...
Article is continued here: Seven Strategies for Getting the Upper Hand Over Depression
Written by Lynda G. Shrager
When the issue of “How safe is mom or dad?” and “Can they stay in their home?” arises, it often causes a conflict between the kids and the parents. It’s natural to view the situation through our own lens, thus creating different and sometimes clashing versions of the same reality.
Article is continued here: Navigating Life in the Senior Years: Adult Children and their Parents
Written by Jalaja Bonheim, PhD.
Most people would agree that connection is a basic human need. Yet these days, it can be hard to come by. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States from 2014 to 2017, claims that “Loneliness is a growing health epidemic.”
Article is continued here: The Power of the Circle Improves the Quality of Our Connections
Written by Barbara Heider-Rauter
Although the majority of people may well wish things were different, the fact is that we live in a dual world here on Earth. Our lives subsume day and night, light and dark, good and evil, hot and cold, male and female, light and heavy, yin and yang, above and below, feast and famine…
Article is continued here: Living In Duality and Striving For Harmony and Balance
by Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Nottingham Trent University
Menstruation is often called the “last great taboo” in women’s sport. But periods are the media’s taboo, not…
Article is continued here: Menstruation Is Not A Taboo In Women's Sport
by Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
Societies tend to become more unequal over time, unless there is concerted pushback. A society that fails to invest in…
Article is continued here: Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
by Michael Cole, Agatha Grela and Lata Gautam, Anglia Ruskin University
And although drug use has declined over the past decade, new and potentially life-threatening trends continue to…
Article is continued here: How Xanax Works, The Dangers And The Side Effects
by Peter T. Spooner, UCL
The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the…
Article is continued here: Is Climate Change Slowing Atlantic Currents That Help Keep Europe Warm?
by Kira Lussier, University of Toronto
The public backlash against Cambridge Analytica and Facebook centres on their practices of harvesting psychological…
Article is continued here: Our Ongoing Love-Hate Relationship With Personality Tests
by Tania Perich, Western Sydney University
Most women expect to experience the effects of hormonal changes when they come to menopause and many anticipate…
Article is continued here: Can Menopausal Mood Swings Signal More Serious Mental Issues?
by Evangeline Mantzioris, University of South Australia
Protein supplements for athletes are literally sold by the bucketful. Protein supplements are expensive, and might not…
Article is continued here: Do Athletes Really Need Protein Supplements?
by Michael Gordon, University of Michigan
It seems clear that someone needs to rebuild trust between the media and the communities it serves. But how?…
Article is continued here: Rebuilding Trust In The Media Must Be From The Bottom Up
by Belinda Barnet, Swinburne University of Technology
Every time you open an app, click a link, like a post, read an article, hover over an ad, or connect to someone, you…
Article is continued here: How To Stop Hemorrhaging Data On Facebook
by Sina Esteky, Miami University
Stocks have been on a bumpy ride lately as concerns over a trade war prompt investors to rethink their appetite for…
Article is continued here: Why Stock Investors On Higher Floors Take More Risks
by Laurel Mellin, University of California, San Francisco
With springtime comes the desire to shed those few extra pounds, in preparation to don swimsuits and head to the pool.…
Article is continued here: Why Overeating May Be A Brain Glitch
by Mateja Kovacic, University of Sheffield
Before I started working on real-world robots, I wrote about their fictional and historical ancestors. This isn’t so…
Article is continued here: Robotic Automation: Three Urban Prototypes For Future Living
by Deann Gayman-University of Nebraska
People can, with greater-than-chance accuracy, figure out whether you’re liberal or conservative just by looking at…
Article is continued here: How Expressive Faces Predict Who’s Liberal Or Conservative
by Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University
Pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and flies have had a rough time of late. A broad library of evidence…
Article is continued here: Honeybees Hog The Limelight, Yet Wild Insects Are...
by Dainis Ignatans, University of Huddersfield
I am an immigrant. Many people worry about those like me, and those from other countries who might follow in my…
Article is continued here: Is There Really A Link Between Immigration And Crime?
by David Prologo, Emory University
Hundreds of thousands of people fall short of their dieting and weight loss goals every year, and the incidence of…
Article is continued here: Three Things That Should Be Part Of Your Weight Loss Efforts
by Keith Brannon-Tulane University
Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and…
Article is continued here: How Classroom Yoga For Kids May Relieve Anxiety
by Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News
Drawing on their decades of practice along with the latest medical data, Gill and three geriatric experts agreed to…
Article is continued here: Is There Such A Thing As Normal Aging?
by Michael Wade, IMD Business School
The dealings that have been revealed between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have all the trappings of a Hollywood…
Article is continued here: Psychographics: The Behavioural Analysis That Helped Cambridge Analysis...
by Matthew J. Mayhew, The Ohio State University and Benjamin S. Selznick, James Madison University
Two college majors are better than one. That is the conclusion that researchers are beginning to reach.
Article is continued here: Why Double Majors Might Beat You Out Of A Job
by Katie Bohn-Penn State University
Primary care providers and pediatricians may be less confident than child and adolescent psychiatrists in their ability…
Article is continued here: Pediatricians Aren’t Sure If Your Kid Is Just Being Crabby
by Billy Clark, Northumbria University, Newcastle; et al
Talking politics with people who you disagree with is always tricky, but it’s especially hard when those people are…
Article is continued here: How To Talk About Politics With Your Family
by Melinda Jackson, RMIT University and Siobhan Banks, University of South Australia
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.…
Article is continued here: Should We Have Two Sleeps Rather Than One?
by Helen Macpherson, Deakin University
An ageing population is leading to a growing number of people living with dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a…
Article is continued here: 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia
by Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida
More than 40 years ago, psychologist Sandra Scarr put forth a provocative idea: that genetic influence on children’s…
Article is continued here: Both Genes And Environment Have Equal Influence In...
by Robbie Rae and Sally Williamson, Liverpool John Moores University
Slugs and snails are the bane of almost every vegetable planting gardener and farmer. Slugs in particular have…
Article is continued here: Why Zombie Slugs Could Be The Answer To Gardeners' Woes
by Sheri Madigan; Nicole Racine, and Suzanne Tough, University of Calgary
New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them …
Article is continued here: How To Triumph Over A Toxic Childhood Trauma
by Tom Abate-Stanford University
At a time when social network privacy is in the news, new research shows there are more ways than previously realized…
Article is continued here: What Friends Of Our Friends Reveal About Us Online
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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