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As we continue on our life's journey, at times we may wonder "what is going on?" This week we help shed light on your path. We start with "Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life" and continue to clear our own way by "Breaking Free Of Our Addictions". We also discover "4 Ways to Build Calm and Positive Connections and Experiences in Caregiving" (and these methods apply to all relationships and other aspects of our lives as well.
The Universe has numerous tools to help us on our journey and "Using The Power of the Infinity Symbol" is an easy and powerful one. And when you read about consciousness perhaps you wonder where you really sit on the "consciousness scale" and "Want to Measure Your Consciousness?" We bring you a tool to do so.
And of course, we have numerous additional articles for your reading pleasure. Scroll down below for the short intros and links to this week's new articles.
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 Les Jensen
It can seem like our human narrative has lost its way. Where the everyday news is filled with stories of humanity struggling with itself. Our eyes can show us everything that we don't want. And the chances for hope can seem fleeting. But there is a much bigger story going on as well. And you are a player in that story too.
Article continues here: Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Picking our fingernails, eating a quart of ice cream at a single sitting, or mandatory daily vigorous exercise. Frequent prescription drug or alcohol use. Addictions are a reliance on any substance or activity that masks our emotions and provides an immediate but temporary dose of pleasure and distraction.
Article is continued here: Breaking Free Of Your Addictions
Written by Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, et al.
When you dwell on frustration, the focus on negative thoughts can make daily tasks more challenging. It is not unusual to experience tension. And tension could put you into a negative state before there is real difficulty. If the suggestions offered here don’t fit your situation, use them as a starting place to do your own brainstorming. Changing the atmosphere may be a work in progress...
Article is continued here: 4 Ways to Build Calm and Positive Connections and Experiences in Caregiving
Written by Barbara Heider-Rauter
What is the infinity sign really about? There was a time when knowledge of the power of symbols was the preserve of initiates only and it was passed on in secret. The infinity sign, or lemniscate, is one such fascinating symbol and produces its power regardless of whether we believe in it or not.
Article is continued here: Using The Power of the Infinity Symbol
Written by Richard Barrett
In addition to mapping human consciousness, the Seven Levels Model can also be used as a template to describe the stages of human psychological development. Figure 1 shows the stages of psychological development and their correspondence with the seven levels of consciousness.
Article is continued here: Want to Measure Your Consciousness?
by Olivia Remes
Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems today. In fact, four out of every 100 people…
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by Michaela Pascoe
In Australia, about one in six adults practice meditation, while one in ten practice yoga. People often turn to yoga or…
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by Simon Gottschalk
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse? If you regularly watch TV, you’ve…
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by Stephanie Van Hook
The unconventional children’s television pioneer celebrated dignity and kindness in the age of mass media. Kids have it…
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by Jim Dryden
A new study involved nearly 600 patients with depression that taking four or more antidepressants, taken either…
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by Bianca Fileborn
“Another morning, another bit of casual misogyny & abuse”, ABC journalist Leigh Sales lamented last week after…
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by Simon Phipps and Md. Al Amin Sikder
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs where the airways become so obstructed the sufferer struggles to…
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by Darren Lipomi
The energy-generating potential of solar panels – and a key limitation on their use – is a result of what they’re made…
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by Lisel O'Dwyer
If you’re a woman, then you’ve definitely experienced the frustration of standing in a long, slow-moving queue for the…
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by Adrianna Mendrek
“I felt a sense of dissolving, disappearing completely.” “My body and mind melted and merged with the universe.” “I…
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by The Mudgirls
The Mudgirls collective redefines expectations about what a construction site is supposed to look like—child care,…
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by Richard Gunderman and Lily Wolf
Picture two different families, each dealing with a diagnosis of dementia in one of its members. In one case, the…
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by Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
Fairy tales have always had amazing, wearable tech: from the red shoes and the glass slipper to puss’s boots. Disney’s…
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by Andrea LaFerle
Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium, and processed meats…
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by Shirin Malekpour and Enayat A. Moallemi
The Turnbull government’s flagship energy plan, the National Energy Guarantee, was intended to end a decade-long…
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by Rachael Sharman
While some kids may be lucky enough to skate through their parents’ separation relatively unscathed, the majority are…
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by Sheena Rice
A pattern of breaking up and getting back together can be bad for your mental health, according to a new study. While…
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by Corinne Asturias
Our mental and physical well-being suffer from the sonic overload of modern life. Once upon a time, a person could seek…
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by Walter Johnson, Andrew Maynard and Sheril Kirshenbaum
It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved…
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by Katie Fitzpatrick
It is not often that a neighbourhood squabble is remembered as a world-historical event. In the summer of 1846, Henry…
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by Peter Atkins
Science is like Michelangelo. The young Michelangelo demonstrated his skill as a sculptor by carving the ravishing…
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by Sapna Parikh
“Societies try and build those things that will protect their populations—to build infrastructures, civic institutions,…
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by Jared Wadley
When compared to European Americans, Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and…
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by Cheryl Critchley
New research may explain why some people—like sports stars—anticipate and react to fast-moving objects much quicker…
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by Alexis Blue
New research illuminates how some men and boys who are contemplating suicide are finding emotional support in an…
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by Jessica Eise and Natalie White
In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains…
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by Elizabeth Seto
It is a common exhortation: live authentically. But what does authenticity actually mean? As a psychological concept,…
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by Jahnavi Daru and Ewelina Rogozinska
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting both low- and high-income countries.…
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by Melissa De Witte
Exposure to an acute stress in utero can have long-term consequences extending into childhood—but only among children…
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by Brett Colasacco
If anything seems self-evident in human culture, it’s the widespread presence of religion. People do ‘religious’ stuff…
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by Michael Li
A sort of interesting fact is that, while today programming is viewed as an extremely male dominated field, it was…
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by Dianne Gereluk
Dress code policies have always been prevalent in schools. Normally, what children can and cannot wear in schools is…
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by Penny Van Bergen, Amy Bird and Rebecca Andrews
We experience thousands of events across childhood, and yet as adults we recall only a handful. Some might be “firsts”…
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by John Meeker
One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly – seconds in the case of…
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by Joshua James Parfitt
Despite its environmental benefits, using local seaweed for food can be a tough sell. Some think the Dutch have finally…
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by J. Patrick Neary
It is now accepted that sport-related concussion can have a direct and significant effect on the functional status of…
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by Michelle Langley
Sparkly jewellery, expensive shoes, designer watches – who doesn’t love a bit of “bling”? In 2017 Australians spent…
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by Lucinda Beaman
As fact check editor at The Conversation, Lucinda Beaman sees first-hand the conflict between facts and beliefs. She…
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by Megan Wildhood
Almost 40 percent of Americans can expect a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. As the number of new cancer cases per…
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by Tim Radford,Climate News Network
To cool the world and also boost plant growth, geo-engineered crops might do the trick. But if they work by dimming the…
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by Ameneh Shahaeian
There is magic in stories. We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures set in…
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by Merlin Thomas
Caffeine is our favourite drug. But if we miss out on our fix, it can be a real headache, in more ways than one.…
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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
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