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The theme that shows up in this week's featured articles is the process of "reflection, vision, and action". In order to have a vision, one must reflect on what one truly desires. And in order to have that vision become reality, we need to take action. The articles this week support us in getting clear, and making our dreams reality.
Briana and Peter Borten encourage us to "Find Personal Meaning Through Journaling". Sandra Marinella shares that "Our Stories Allow Us To Make Sense Of Our Lives" and Ginger Metraux advises that you can "Rewrite your Story and Craft a New Vision of YOU".
Will Wilkinson introduces us to the process of "Streaming: How To Grow Dreams Into Reality" and Ervin Laszlo and Kingsley L. Dennis, two of the great minds of this century, introduce us to "The Leaders of the Future and The Evolution of Leadership Consciousness".
Scroll down below for the short introductions and links to these articles as well as the other new articles this week which cover a gamut of topics from dog walking to parenting, and a lot more.
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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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Briana Borten and Dr. Peter Borten
Finding a way to engage more fully in our lives and open ourselves to greater love, peace and happiness is a yearning many of us feel. Yet we tend to occupy ourselves with daily distractions and busy-ness, only to watch the days slip by without connection to any meaningful core.
Article is continued here: Find Personal Meaning Through Journaling
Written by Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd
Our brains hold the magic that allows us to find our stories and to make and remake our meaning. When split-brain research began in the 1960s, the findings expanded horizons on how our storytelling minds work.
Article is continued here: Our Stories Allow Us To Make Sense Of Our Lives
Written by Ginger Metraux, Ph.D.
You can probably acknowledge that in your past, you held a distinctly lesser image of yourself, and have judged yourself, made assumptions about your worth (or lack thereof), or seen yourself through a dark filter of insecurity, cynicism, or pain. You also have experienced repetitive patterns of ...
Article is continued here: Rewrite your Story and Craft a New Vision of YOU
Written by Will Wilkinson
What begins as an exercise that may take three to five minutes can quickly become an automatic habit, easily accomplished in seconds and integrated into your life as unconscious competency.
Article is continued here: Streaming: How To Grow Dreams Into Reality
Written by Ervin Laszlo and Kingsley L. Dennis
How will the evolution of humanity’s consciousness be reflected in leadership practice? How will the aims of leadership evolve, and what will leadership look like in the new “global” world?
Article is continued here: The Leaders of the Future and The Evolution of Leadership Consciousness
by Tonia Gray, Danielle Tracey, Kumara Ward, and Son Truong
Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction…
Article is continued here: How Community Gardening Improves The Health And Provides A Sense Of Purpose
by Laura Bailey
Using coercion to get your kid to eat healthy foods doesn’t really have effect, good or bad, on their weight. But it…
Article is continued here: Why Parents Should Use Caution When Pushing A Picky Eater
by Hugh McLachlan
Recent high-profile media coverage has prompted public recognition that cannabis in particular forms can have…
Article is continued here: Why There Is Little Moral Basis For Cannabis Consumption Remaining A Crime
by Christine Cowie
Faulty or unflued gas heaters can leak carbon monoxide, which is potentially fatal in high concentrations
Article is continued here: How To Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Exposure In Your Home
by Timothy Summers
The Soviet Union and now Russia under Vladimir Putin have waged a political power struggle against the West for nearly…
Article is continued here: How The Russian Government Used Disinformation And Cyber Warfare In 2016 Election
by Stacey Wood
If you have a mailbox, you probably get junk mail. If you have an email account, you probably get spam. If you have a…
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by Luke Walton
New research identifies the neural link between depression and sleep problems.
Article is continued here: How Bad Thoughts Are Connected To Lousy Sleep And Depression
by Susan Luckman
Craft can be done solitary or with other people, and its up to you to decide.
Article is continued here: How Doing Craft Is Good For Our Health
by Jim Davies
Most religious people think their morality comes from their religion. And deeply religious people often wonder how…
Article is continued here: Why Religion Does Not Determine Your Morality
by Daniel Brown
Millions of people will have the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse – an event popularly known in the media as a “blood…
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by Bruce Jentleson
Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, see America’s role in the 21st century world in ways that, as a…
Article is continued here: Millennials Are So Over US Domination Of World Affairs
by Kirsten Day
There are a few tricks that architects use to make spaces appear bigger – and you can use them too.
Article is continued here: Live In A Small Place? An Interior Designer's Tips To Create The Illusion Of Space
by Anthony Jorm and Betty Kitchener
Family and friends have an important role to play in detecting suicide risk and supporting the person.
Article is continued here: How To Ask Someone You're Worried About If They're Thinking Of Suicide
by Brandon Peters-Mathews
Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help.
Article is continued here: Don't Lose Sleep Over Getting Enough Sleep As Most Fixes Are Easy
by Tim Lomas
The scientists responsible for the “doomsday clock” moved it 30 seconds closer to midnight – the symbolic point of…
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by Marianna Bolognesi
Words work as a glue, allowing us to group together different experiences under one label.
Article is continued here: How Language Shapes Your Thoughts
by Michael Belzer
More than half of all U.S. truck drivers exceed the federal limit of 60 hours per week.
Article is continued here: Truck Drivers Are Overtired, Overworked And Underpaid
by Luke Walton
Sugar improves memory in older adults—and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full…
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by Calum Sutherland
Alarming stories about the diabetes epidemic that threatens millions of lives – and the NHS itself – have become…
Article is continued here: Diabetes: The Good News And The Bad News – And What Next For The Future
by Jacob Williamson-Rea
Although ice-cold drinks and ice cream can cause sharp, shooting mouth pain and the occasional “brain freeze,” the two…
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by Julia Meyers-Manor and Emily Sanford
From Lassie to Balto, pop culture loves stories of a dog coming to a person’s rescue.
Article is continued here: Why Dogs Will Aid Their Crying Human
by Andrew Lavender
Glucosamine for osteoarthritis is one of the most commonly used complementary medicines in the western world...
Article is continued here: Science Or Snake Oil: Is Glucosamine Good For Joints?
by Kevon Paynter
A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs, from healthcare to food access, that are going unmet by…
Article is continued here: “The Price on Everything Is Love”: How a Detroit Community Overcomes a Lack of City Services
by Tony Walker
Back in 2016, The Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman advanced the view in a commentary for The Economist that the…
Article is continued here: Why The World Should Be Worried About The Rise Of Strongman Politics
by Christian B Mille
Who is the most generous person in the world today? Ask folks in the West, and the most popular answer would probably…
Article is continued here: Why True Generosity Involves More Than Just Giving
by Daniel P. Aldrich and Danaë Metaxa
In early November 2017, Brooks Fisher’s neighbor in Sonoma, California, pounded on his door at 2 a.m., rang the…
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by Brendon Hyndman
The physical benefits of getting kids moving have been well recognised to help prevent chronic disease and develop…
Article is continued here: How Physical Activity At School Helps The Mind As Well As The Body
by Hannah Kirk
The new JAMA study, from researchers at the University of Southern California, investigated the link between digital…
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by Ann Giletti
Identity can compel you to reject the truth – even when you have evidence proving it. We see this today with the US…
Article is continued here: This Medieval Story Reveals How You Can Believe Two Conflicting Positions At Once
by Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans and Martine Robson
These days, the health of a woman seems to be less about the absence of illness and more about being someone who works…
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by Ken Albala
Countries often propose tariffs not on the most valuable items in their trading relationships – since that would be…
Article is continued here: A Brief History Of Ketchup
by Jim Dryden
In five states that decriminalized marijuana between 2007 and 2015, there was no corresponding rise in the drug’s use…
Article is continued here: How Decriminalizing Pot Benefits Young People
by Bethany Romano
Education is not a panacea for the racial wealth gap, according to new research.
Article is continued here: Why College Isn’t A Cure For The Racial Wealth Gap
by Anne Doer
New research finds an association between drinking artificially sweetened beverages and a significantly lower risk of…
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Written by Pam Younghans
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