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This week we focus on letting go of the past. Sometimes that is done by first reconnecting with painful memories ("How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories") and/or rewriting them ("Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories"), and at other times, simply by "Closing Cycles, Shutting Doors, Ending Chapters – Leave In The Past The Moments Of Life That Have Finished".
We also have the option of letting go of the past by living fully in this moment, and Alan Watts speaks of this in "The Great Liberation: Abandoning Yourself To Your Experience".
And we also have numerous articles on a variety of topics dealing with health, aging, relationships, and well-being in general (personal, economic, and planetary). Scroll down below for the information 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
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Closing Cycles, Shutting Doors, Ending Chapters – Leave In The Past The Moments Of Life That Have Finished
Written by Paulo Coelho
Of course things don’t always happen they way we wish they would. There are moments in which we feel we are seeking something that is not meant for us, knocking on doors that don’t open, waiting for miracles that don’t manifest themselves. Fortunately that is the way things are – if everything went the way we wanted...
Written by Teresa Mishler
I don’t have children, but I have thought a lot about how growing up in my situation shaped me as an adult. The greatest way that it shaped me is it made me more independent, and strong-willed. I grew up very much on my own. This formed the basis for my creativity and adventurous spirit, because being on my own allowed my mind to go places it wouldn’t have if I was always surrounded by people.
Article continues here: What I Learned From My Mother: Poverty Is Not A Permanent State
Written by Anna Comerford
Most of us do not remember our past lives, however it is possible to access some information through a guided past life session. People have different experiences in a past life session. A friend of mine found themselves speaking in a foreign language! Others may have flashbacks or wonder how they knew about something.
Article continues here: How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories
Written by Will Wilkinson
All of us have traumatic memories. Over the years we may become aware how they are affecting our lives in negative ways. Here’s a technique you can use on yourself to change your personal history by consciously healing memories with new thinking and imagination...
Article continues here: Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories
Written by Alan Watts
Scientist and philosopher may argue to the end of time, but meanwhile the human soul thirsts, and psychologist, priest, and mystic have the temerity to suggest that there may be ways of approach to the ultimate mysteries other than laboratory observation and pure logic. For while scientist and logician dissect and analyze, the mystic looks for meaning in the whole.
Article continues here: The Great Liberation: Abandoning Yourself To Your Experience
by David Levari
Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out…
Article continues here: Why Your Brain Never Runs Out Of Problems To Find
by Stephen Bell
In the last decade or more, economic growth has slowed across the Western world, although a belated though weak…
Article continues here: How Rising Inequality Is Stalling Economies By Crippling Demand
by Johann Hari
I learned about nine causes of depression and anxiety, for which there’s scientific evidence with different sets of…
Article continues here: The One Factor Causing Depression And Anxiety In The Workplace
by Clive Cazeaux
Knowledge can take many forms. There is “knowledge by acquaintance”, as in knowing a person or place. There is…
Article continues here: Can Art Be Knowledge?
by John Foden
They’re made of carbon – but there’s something almost supernatural about diamonds. Just the word diamond invokes…
Article continues here: Diamonds Are More Than Just A Sparkling Gem
by Lynsey Sutton and Rebecca Jarden
We’ve known for a long time that certain patients in the intensive care unit recover faster and have better clinical…
Article continues here: Why Malnutrition Is An Issue For More Than Half Of Patients In Intensive Care
by Hannah Hickey
A new study links rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to two powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the…
Article continues here: Why The Gulf Of St. Lawrence Is Losing Oxygen
by Bert Gambini
Awe-inspiring experiences can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a new study. The study uses…
Article continues here: How To Avoid The Downsides Of Awe-Inspiring Moments
by Catherine Shaffer and Elizabeth Saewyc For some teenagers, involvement in dating relationships can res
For some teenagers, involvement in dating relationships can result in experiences of violence, which can have harmful…
Article continues here: More Boys Are Hurt By Dating Violence Than Girls
by Sandy Matheson
Schizophrenia is one of the world’s top ten causes of disability. It develops between the ages of 16 and 30 and often…
Article continues here: What We Know And Suspect That Causes Schizophrenia?
by Kim Eckart
Mindfulness lessons for parents can help them manage their emotions and cope with stressful situations, but the lessons…
Article continues here: Mindfulness Classes For Parents Benefit Their Kids, Too
by Mandira Banerjee
More children in the United States than ever before live in multigenerational households, according to a new study. In…
Article continues here: More Kids Live In 3 Generation Homes Than Ever Before
by Ashwini Tambe
In the United States, the teen years are frequently assumed to be a time of experimentation, risk-taking and rebellion.…
Article continues here: A Brief History Of Teen Boys Will Be Boys
by Jim Uttley, Aleksandra Liachenko Monteiro and Steve Fotios
Winter is coming: the nights are drawing in and in the Northern Hemisphere the hours of darkness already outnumber the…
Article continues here: The Science Of Street Lights: What Makes People Feel Safe At Night
by John Sellars
What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, obviously the roads – the roads go without saying. How about guidance for…
Article continues here: Want To Be Happy? Then Live Like A Stoic For A Week
by Hazel Flight, John Marsden and Sean Creaney
It is well known that eating a balanced diet is of vital importance for maintaining good health and well-being. It is…
Article continues here: Crime And Nourishment: The Link Between Food And Offending Behavior r
by Matthew Swayne
The friends that adolescents select, the influence they have on each other, and gender may all play a role in…
Article continues here: How Friendships Can Push Teens To Delinquency
by Nerys M Astbury
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard that crash dieting isn’t the best way to go about it.…
Article continues here: Are Crash Diets Effective?
by Andrew Horn
One of the most important aspects of meaningful conversation is listening. If you’re asking important questions and not…
Article continues here: Social Anxiety: How To Rewire Your Confidence And Be A Better Communicator
by Lisa F. Carver
I recently predicted that health data from electronic sources could soon be compiled into a health or wellness report…
Article continues here: Why Life Insurance Companies Want Your Fitbit Data
by Dominic Tran
But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary…
Article continues here: Just Because You're Thin, Doesn't Mean You're Healthy
by Lois Lee
Many atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking. They use arguments such as “I don’t believe…
Article continues here: Why Atheists Are Not As Rational As Some Like To Think
by Zoë Krupka
In 1971, when I was four years old, my brother died of a congenital heart condition. Writing about this experience has…
Article continues here: Gone But Never Forgotten: How To Comfort A Child Whose Sibling Has Died
by Duke University
Racial wealth inequality was an important factor contributing to the riots in many American cities in the 1960s, but a…
Article continues here: Reports Overlooked Racial Wealth Gap As Factor Behind 1960s Riots
by Camille Lassale
Being depressed can negatively affect your appetite and what you eat, but can bad eating habits bring your mood down?…
Article continues here: New Evidence That Plant Rich Diets May Help Prevent Depression
by Poco Kernsmith, Joanne Smith-Darden, and Megan Hicks
In the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations involving Brett Kavanaugh, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly and…
Article continues here: Want To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Assault?
by Marcus Mayers and David Bamford
It can often be tempting to jump on a bus for a short journey through the city, especially when it’s raining or you’re…
Article continues here: When Is It Quicker To Walk, Than Catch A Bus?
by Marcia G. Ory, Basia Belza and Matthew Lee Smith
The Fountain of Youth may still be a myth, but a longer life expectancy is now a reality. In fact, life expectancy at…
Article continues here: As Life Expectancy Rises, So Are Expectations For Healthy Aging
by Jacek Debiec
Most of what you experience leaves no trace in your memory. Learning new information often requires a lot of effort and…
Article continues here: Memories Of Trauma Are Unique Because Of How Brains And Bodies Respond To Threat
by Lee Humphreys
Narcissism is defined as excessive self-love or self-centredness. In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love when he…
Article continues here: The Urge To Share News Of Our Lives Is Neither New Nor Narcissistic
by Jonathan Farthing and Justin Andrushko
If you have ever broken an arm and had to wear a cast or splint for a few weeks, you will be familiar with the alarming…
Article continues here: Broke Your Arm? Exercise The Other Arm To Strengthen The Broken One
by Linda McSweeny
Two generations of Australians, Generations X and Y, say climate change is their number one cause for concern…
Article continues here: Climate Change Concerns Unite Generations X And Y
by Rebecca English
For most parents, the phrase “I don’t want to brush my teeth” is rather familiar. While it may seem easiest to pry…
Article continues here: How To Gently Get Your Child To Brush Their Teeth
by Peter Lucas
The idea that advertising, entertainment and news media are guilty of objectifying women is familiar enough to most of…
Article continues here: Why The Sexual Objectification Of Men Isn't Just A Bit Of Fun
by Faith Dawson
Parents may display more conservative attitudes, according to new research. Parental advice like “Look both ways before…
Article continues here: Does Being A Parent Make You More Conservative?
by Natalie Slivinski
Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it.…
Article continues here: How We Are Healed by Nature and Even Houseplants
by Wayne Petherick
It’s a full Moon. If past months have been anything to go by, this will be accompanied by a round of public chat about…
Article continues here: Is It Better Light, Not Worse Behavior, That Explains Crimes On A Full Moon
by David Logan and Stuart Newstead
The popularity of SUVs, 4WDs and commercial utilities is showing no signs of abating in Australia. In the first six…
Article continues here: Are SUVs And 4WDs Safer Than Other Cars?
by Pelin Gül and Tom R. Kupfer
If a man offers to help a woman with her heavy suitcase or to parallel park her car, what should she make of the offer?…
Article continues here: Why Women – Including Feminists – Are Still Attracted To Benevolently Sexist Men
by Arun Vishwanath
The first step in conducting online propaganda efforts and misinformation campaigns is almost always a fake social…
Article continues here: Why Do So Many People Fall For Fake Profiles Online?
by Clare Collins and Jenna Hollis
It can be difficult to find reliable information online on timing and how to introduce foods – and how to balance that…
Article continues here: Breastmilk Alone Is Best For The First Six Months – Here's What To Do Next
by William R Black
As a boy in late-1940s Memphis, my dad got a nickel every Friday evening to come by the home of a Russian Jewish…
Article continues here: Should We Bring Back The Sabbath As A Radical Act Against Total Work?
Written by Pam Younghans
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