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This week we focus on taking charge of our life... whether through discovering "Tips For Being Happy, Youthful, and Joyful -- at any Age" or "What Works For Me: 'I Am Safe'." Jude Bijou shares insights on "The Art of Speaking Up and Taking Charge of Your Life".
Rabbi Daniel Cohen asks: "Are You Guilty of Distracted Living?" while Barbara Berger welcomes us into the journey of "The Power of the Vision: This Is A Time of Great Awakening!" We also share with you "Who Can Save Our Democracy? An Open Letter from Michael Moore", an invitation to step up and participate in our democracy and in the future of this country and of the world.
All the actions we take are part of taking our power back, whether in dealing with our own health and well-being, or with the health and well-being of the society and country we live in. Gone are the days of sitting back and hoping, as a child would, that someone else will fix the problems. We are now the adults who need to step up and take a stand and see that things change for the better for our own good and our planet's protection. We are the guardians of our own being and also of everyone one on earth -- we are all relations, we are all connected.
This week, I invite you to take your power back and ask yourself what you would like to see happen, and what you can do to help make it so.
And of course, we have numerous additional articles. Just scroll down below for the short intros and links to all the new articles of the week.
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 Jane Wyker
We live in a culture that worships youth and beauty and often disregards, disrespects and diminishes age. This is a shame for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that everyone is growing older every day. Don't be defined by it. Don't allow the culture to define you. Don't allow others to diminish you in any way. It's time to take back control of your life and...
Article is continued here: Tips For Being Happy, Youthful, and Joyful -- at any Age
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
There are numerous things that make our life "work" for us. Some of these are things we learned along the way, and others are somehow "innate" within us. And of course, there are things that make our life "not work so well". I would like to share with you one thing that has worked for me.
Article is continued here: What Works For Me: "I Am Safe"
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Both men and women have to learn to speak up in order to take charge of their lives and cultivate meaningful relationships! This applies to school, work, business, family, and social events. As scary as it can seem at first, I guarantee that speaking up will bring copious rewards and breakthrough moments.
Article is continued here: The Art of Speaking Up and Taking Charge of Your Life
Written by Rabbi Daniel Cohen
We live in a generation that has many distractions. Even when we try to be focused on the day—today—we’re affected by CPA—not certified public accounting but a syndrome I call “continuous partial attention.” We pay continuous partial attention in an effort not to miss anything—multitasking, surfing the Web, answering our cell phones—yet in the end, we gain nothing.
Article is continued here: The Timely Man’s Mindful Message: Are You Guilty of Distracted Living?
Written by Barbara Berger
What is the next step? Where are we all going? We are witnessing ... and participating in ... great events, extraordinary events. Nothing less than a planetary transformation is taking place, right here and now. Nothing less than a revolution in consciousness is going on. This is a time of great awakening! Hallelujah!
Article is continued here: The Power of the Vision: This Is A Time of Great Awakening!
Written by Michael Moore
I ask one simple question in my new film: how the hell did we let this happen and what the hell do we do now? Democracy is not a guarantee. Freedom is not inevitable. All of the myths and heroic tales we've told ourselves about America have been exposed. The mask has been removed. And in the battle for the future of America, there is no guarantee of victory.
Article is continued here: Who Can Save Our Democracy? Open Letter from Michael Moore
by Joanne Orlando
Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives.…
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by Bert Gambini
Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic…
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by Devin Ray
A new acquaintance needs to be reminded of your name while you are having a conversation. A colleague forgets your plan…
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by Matthew Lee Smith, Ellen Schneider, Marcia G. Ory, and Tiffany Shubert
Baby boomers, who once viewed themselves as the coolest generation in history, are now turning their thoughts away from…
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by Victoria Handford
One of the topics most frequently discussed “at the water-cooler” is how much we may, or may not, trust people — from…
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by James Devitt
Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to…
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by Jared Wadley
If you plan to try and quit eating junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawal-type symptoms—at least during the…
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by Karl Bates
New research with mice may upend our understanding of the connection between the gut and the brain, as well as…
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by Brian J. Gerber and Melanie Gall
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by Ailsa Welch
Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits…
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by Ken Chitwood
A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with…
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by Sarah L. Cook, Lilia M. Cortina, and Mary P. Koss
A California psychologist has alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were…
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by Wanda McCormick
Over the last ten years, it’s estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have…
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by Joshua Woods
Could disc golf become more popular than ball golf by 2028? Ask disc golfers and they’ll say, “You bet – our sport is…
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by William Moomaw, Gillian Davies, and Max Finlayson
“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and…
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by Lindsay Hamilton and Emma Surman
Survey the shelves of most supermarkets and you’ll no doubt be confronted with row upon row of food designed to appeal…
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by Bernadette Moore and Barbara Fielding
In our survey of yogurts sold in the UK, we found that less than 10% were low sugar – almost none of which were…
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by Rowland Atkinson and Mariann Hardey
Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to see if it will deliver a few more…
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by Julie Connolly
Carbon monoxide (CO), like many gases, cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it.…
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by Andrea Estrada
Evolution built shame into human nature because it served an important function for our foraging ancestors, a new paper…
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by Alimatul Qibtiyah and Siti Syamsiyatun
Between 2005 and 2010, one in ten married couples in Indonesia got divorced, according to data from the Supreme Court.…
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by Ric Day and Andrew McLachlan
If you’re having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn’t be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee…
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by Stephanie King
Cooperation can be found across the animal kingdom, in behaviors such as group hunting, raising of young, and driving…
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Dr. Paul Seager
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by Giuliana Mazzoni
We all want other people to “get us” and appreciate us for who we really are. In striving to achieve such…
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by Samer Zaky
I was launched as one; and ended up being trillions of them. The cells composing my body are amazing micro-machines; one…
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by Gerry Everding
Quick learners have better long-term retention of the material they learn despite spending less time studying it,…
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by Angie Hunt
A new model could help make college students working together in teams feel more included, according to a new paper.
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by Sarah Lazarovic
To those who take the bus or refuse plastic toothbrushes: Don’t listen to the cynics. Research shows the little things…
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by Caitlin Coyle
Obesity changes how airway muscles function, which increases the risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests. The…
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by Jean Twenge
We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control.…
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by Rachael Rigby
Keeping household surfaces clean is a daily chore for most families, but there may be unseen consequences for…
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by Susan Sonnenschein, Rebecca Dowling, and Shari Renee Metzger
Parents play a critical role in their children’s early math education. They not only can provide math-related toys and…
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by Luciana Porfiri, David Newth, and John Finnigan
Ending world hunger is a central aspiration of modern society. To address this challenge – along with expanding…
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by Rachel Hadas
For almost two years now, Americans have been confronted daily by ominous tidings. We are living through stressful…
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by Marla Paul
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Sean R Mills and Mark Fletcher
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by Andrea Estrada
Pride may not be such a bad thing, according to new research. In fact, it may be how humans stay connected. Human…
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by John McNeil
Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn’t preserve good health or delay the onset of disability or dementia in healthy…
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Written by Pam Younghans
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