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While looking at the stones in the picture above, we may question whether some are getting ready to fall or if they simply appear interestingly in (or out of) balance. It is said that the Chinese have an expression that is both a blessing and a curse: "May you live in interesting times". This week we look at how to traverse the "interesting" or "precariously balanced" times in our lives.
An event can be seen as either a blessing or a curse, depending on its repercussions on you and those you love (and the planet in its entirety). Barbara Berger helps us look at both sides of this dilemma in "Is It Good or Bad? Are You Happy or Unhappy?". And Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD provides us with the tools to navigate through our current life situations with ease and inner peace in "Cultivating Inner Silence Through The Practice Of Daily Meditation".
Jalaja Bonheim, in "Making Space for Individual and Collective Grief", suggests: "If you are strongly affected by the state of our world, you must find a way to accept, channel and make peace with your feelings. Otherwise, you are liable to get sick, for unconscious emotional pain often expresses itself in the form of physical ailments."
Martin Brofman addresses the challenge of a medical diagnosis in "You’ve Got Some Kind Of Symptom: Now What?". And Elsa Lottor helps us to get healthy, and remain healthy, in "How to Treat Inflammation and Its Direct Link To Disease".
And as usual, we have numerous additional articles covering numerous topics from stress to frogs... to democracy and ancient civilizations... Scroll down below for the information and links to the new articles.
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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Written by Martin Brofman
Okay. You’ve got some kind of symptom. Whether you consider it to be the result of an accident, some organism, or just bad luck, you’ve got something to deal with, something to understand, some action to take.
Article is continued here: You’ve Got Some Kind Of Symptom: Now What?
Written by Elisa Lottor
People are living longer and healthier lives all over the world, unencumbered by pain and many of the afflictions we have come to associate with aging. These people don’t have to take pain medications, cholesterol medication, high blood pressure medication, or...
Article is continued here: How to Treat Inflammation and Its Direct Link To Disease
Written by Jalaja Bonheim, PhD.
Grief is an important emotion. Not an easy one, but it’s how we digest the experience of loss and transform it into something that has depth and meaning. People who have owned and transformed their grief are like heavy boulders that can stand unmoved in the midst of hurricanes, providing shelter and refuge to others.
Article is continued here: Making Space for Individual and Collective Grief
Written by Barbara Berger
An emotion is something we attach to an event and it arises as a result of our interpretation of the event. This emotion is not inherent in the event but is always the result of our opinion or interpretation of what’s happening.
Article is continued here: Is It Good or Bad? Are You Happy or Unhappy?
Written by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD
Despite the seeming explosion of meditation in modern culture, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what it is, being used interchangeably for thinking, daydreaming or contemplating on a particular issue. With lack of a cohesive understanding about what meditation is, it can naturally lead to confusion about how to practice it and what it is really supposed to do.
Article is continued here: Cultivating Inner Silence Through The Practice Of Daily Meditation
by Katie Bohn
Starting your morning by focusing on the stress to come may harm your mindset throughout the day, according to a new…
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by Rupert Knox
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, won a landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential elections. He…
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by Becky Thomas
Many people forget that our gardens can be important havens for wildlife. But with ponds drying up, amphibians are…
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by Lindsey Valich
New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond…
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by Sebastian Purcell
In the spring semester of the school year, I teach a class called ‘Happiness’. It’s always packed with students…
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by Ian Musgrave
There’s only one thing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning: a new research paper telling you your daily…
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by Elizabeth Boakes and David Redding
When Sudan the white rhino was put down by his carers earlier this year, it confirmed the extinction of one of the…
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by Nicki Wragg
Transport experts have warned that rising inner city populations and demand for new infrastructure could lead to more…
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by Ben Goldfarb
Beavers are ecological Swiss Army knives, capable of tackling water quality, flooding, and climate change.
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by Michael Hobbes
Writer Michael Hobbes says there are too many stereotypes about millennials. So, there are three things that every…
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by Jordi Díez
The election of a leftist party in Mexico for the first time in decades has the potential to transform the country as…
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by A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Researchers have identified the electrical activity specific to the start of migraines and demonstrated a way to stop…
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by Alastair Culham
When the warmer weather strikes, our gardens and outdoor spaces become a perfect oasis for rest and relaxation. But as…
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by Johann Hari
Author Johann Hari makes a great case for the legalization of marijuana. Not only would it create a new stream of tax…
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by Michael J Porter
A visit to family in Glasgow for Christmas in 2015 nearly had a tragic ending for me. Two days earlier I had been…
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by Sam Dresser
In 1906, the young Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung received a collection of essays from none other than the founder of…
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by Penny Van Bergen and Carol Newall
Children typically begin lying in the preschool years, between two and four years of age. These intentional attempts at…
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by Birgit Schippers
Movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Terminator brought rogue robots and computer systems to our…
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by Peter Styring and Katy Armstrong
More people than ever are acutely aware that rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere are accelerating…
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by Alexis E Cullen
People with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are…
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by Jamie Gruman
Do you sometimes feel you need a vacation from your vacation?
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by Penelope Bryan; Cheryl Anne Jones; David Burgner, and Nigel Curtis
Unnecessary antibiotics expose individual children to potential side effects, including diarrhoea, vomiting, rashes and…
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by Dave Parry
As the TV series Westworld wraps up its second season, the show continues to spark discussion about a potential future…
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by Ameneh Shahaeian and Cen Wang
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
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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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