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This week we reflect on coming face-to-face with ourselves... on facing our suffering, discovering our intentions, clarifying our choices, and of course taking action towards the reality we wish to empower.
Today, on Father's Day, I wrote a short piece (This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer) asking you to take action about the atrocities taking place at the Mexican border... unnecessary (and cruel) suffering inflicted on children and their parents.
In our other featured articles, Jeff Eisenberg writes "Pain Is A Given, But Suffering Is Optional" and Lisa Barretta offers an article entitled "Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal". And of course we don't focus just on suffering, but on the antidote in "A Cardiologist Prescribes Bliss: The Bliss Rx" and "The Miracle of Purification: Finding Your Way Home".
We gain insight on the workings of the Way of the Tao in "Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind". And, as usual, we offer numerous additional articles on a variety of topics. Scroll down below for the links (and short intros) to the new articles added to the InnerSelf website this week.
Wishing you 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 Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
As I sit down to write this message, today is Father's Day. The day that children honor their fathers. However my message to you today is about honoring the children and the family. This is a plea to take action at some horrible injustices and callous behavior that is currently taking place in the USA.
Article is continued here: This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer
Written by Jeff Eisenberg
Most people who seek out Buddhism think that practice will enable them to eliminate their pain and provide them with a state of permanent happiness. But the reality is that all that Buddhist practice will do is help us develop the skills to cope with this constant dissatisfaction and not turn our pain into suffering.
Article is continued here: Pain Is A Given, But Suffering Is Optional
Written by Lisa Barretta
I interviewed numerous people who have regrettable ink and most admit their decision to get a tattoo was impulsive and not really contemplated. Their experiences with having a bad tattoo included suffering from severe depression and panic attacks. Some people even resort to therapy and antidepressants over a bad tattoo.
Article is continued here: Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal
Written by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD
I sat quietly, listening to her pain-filled words. She had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and was in my office for preoperative cardiac evaluation. She began to sob softly. Why had good health eluded her even though she did everything right?
Article is continued here: A Cardiologist Prescribes Bliss: The Bliss Rx
Written by Jon Mundy
Awakenings may happen because of some alarming event like a negative medical diagnosis or the death of someone you love. An awakening may rise out of necessity or it may come as a “sobering” of a drunken ego overwhelmed with guilt. Once awakened, we must prepare ourselves for the journey.
Article is continued here: The Miracle of Purification: Finding Your Way Home
Written by Jason Gregory
Our identity, or ego, is the aspect of ourselves that attempts to control and plan our present and future experience. But as we all know, no matter how hard you try to control life, it somehow has a way of changing those plans.
Article is continued here: Synchronicity Is the Language of the Effortless Mind
by Amy Patterson Neubert
Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long…
Article is continued here: This Diet May Boost Heart Health, Even With Red Meat
by Melissa Norberg and Jessica Grisham
A decomposed, mummified body of a man was recently found by forensic cleaners in a Sydney apartment. The apartment’s…
Article is continued here: When Possessions Are Poor Substitutes For People: Hoarding Disorder And Loneliness
by Will J Grant and Rod Lamberts
Everyone knows we should exercise more, drink less, and stop scoffing junk food. Even committed smokers know that…
Article is continued here: Why Watching Health Symptoms Is Easy, But Finding Causes Is Hard
by Richard Paul
Your hair can say a lot about you. It doesn’t just give people clues about your personality or your taste in music.
Article is continued here: What Is The Secret Information Hidden In Your Hair?
by Kyle Murray and Dominic Thomas
The daily fluctuations in the stock market can have a serious emotional impact on people watching their stock…
Article is continued here: How To Manage The Highs And Lows Of Data Overload
by Michael von Massow, Alfons Weersink, and Bruce Gregory McAdams
Restaurants are playing an increasingly important role in the food culture of North Americans.
Article is continued here: Restaurants Not Only Feed Us, They Shape Our Food Preferences
by Susan Kelley
Immediate rewards may boost motivation more than waiting to reward yourself until the end of a task, according to new…
Article is continued here: To Get Motivated, Reward Yourself Now Rather Than Later
by Eileen Reynolds
Mounting evidence that social media-friendly “fake news” may have shaped the outcome of the 2016 election has…
Article is continued here: 4 Reasons Fake News Tricks Us And What We Can Do
by Mirjam Guesgen
If you watch kids at a local playground, sooner or later one of them will run around and fall face-first to the ground.…
Article is continued here: Animal Pain Is About Communication, Not Just Feeling
by Gillian Kiley
People who are tolerant of ambiguity—a kind of uncertainty in which the odds of an outcome are unknown—are more likely…
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by Rosalyn R. LaPier
Fighting to protect salmon habitat, however, is more than just upholding tribal rights.
Article is continued here: How Native American Food Is Tied To Important Sacred Stories
by Keith Payne
The truth is that my favorite Father’s Day gift this year has been the gift of time.
Article is continued here: Why Your Kids Aren't Really Growing Up Quickly
by Sandra Knispel
Uncertainty about a potential romantic partner’s interest in you may lead you to see the person as less sexually…
Article is continued here: Why Certainty Is Good For Romance
by Cary Cooper and Ivan Robertson
When Google promoted a software engineer named Chade-Meng Tan to the role of “Jolly Good Fellow”, his career – and the…
Article is continued here: Why Happiness At Work Doesn't Just Depend On Your Employer
by Seirian Sumner and Ryan Brock
They are one of the most unwelcome signs of summer. Buzzing through beer gardens, attacking innocent picnics, wasps…
Article is continued here: In Defense Of Wasps: Why Squashing Them Comes With A Sting In The Tale
by Scott W. Allard
According to a May 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, since 2000, suburban counties have experienced sharper…
Article is continued here: Why Poverty Is Rising Faster In Suburbs Than In Cities
by David Rosenberg
As a society, we often wax eloquent about how important it is to nurture, support and protect our children. The sad…
Article is continued here: How Long Term Separation From Parents Harms Kids
by Adam Moeser
Stress affects most of us to one degree or another, and that even includes animals. Pigs, whose GI tracts are extremely…
Article is continued here: How Stress Is Bad For Your Body
by Karen A Snedker and Jennifer McKinney
An increasing number of people are sleeping outside in tents, doorways, and under bridges. In the United States…
Article is continued here: 4 Myths About The Homeless
by Peter Ghosh
Max Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most…
Article is continued here: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
by Chelsea Fiske and Brandon Swanson
MRI brain scans might soon provide the answer psychologists and philosophers...
Article is continued here: What Is Your Dog Really Thinking?
by Jennifer MacCormack
You’re ready to blow your top – but how much is due to your internal hunger and how much to external annoyances?
Article is continued here: When Does Hungry Become Hangry?
by Chris Sellers; Lindsey Dillon, and Phil Brown
How can you tell whether an agency has been captured?
Article is continued here: How the EPA's New Mission Is To Protect Industry Not People
by Simon Cotton and Laura Finney
It’s recently been reported that scientists have managed to create a test to measure how much urine is in a swimming…
Article is continued here: Why That Clean Swimming Pool Smell Is Actually Bad For Your Health
by Andrew Lorrey; Andrew Mackintosh and Brian Anderson
Every March, glacier “watchers” take to the skies to photograph snow and ice clinging to high peaks along the length of…
Article is continued here: A Bird’s Eye View Of New Zealand's Changing Glaciers
by Adam Ganz
The Brothers Grimm have been dead more than 150 years, but they recently released a new story with a little help from…
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by Andrea Soltoggio
AI system that can smell human breath and learn how to identify a range of illness-revealing substances that we might…
Article is continued here: AI Is Acquiring A Sense Of Smell That Can Detect Illnesses In Human Breath
by Daniel DeNicola
Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of…
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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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