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This week we look at some of life's challenges, and bring you tools to traverse them more easily. The greatest challenge we face, unfortunately almost constantly, is "Negative Self-Talk". This habit can have serious repercussions as discussed in "Are We Literally What We Think?".
On the physical side of life's challenges, you can make things easier by learning the skill of "Communicating With Your Pain". Other useful tools for healing mind-body-spirit are found in "Dream Journeys", as well as in "Healing the Emotional and Energetic Body in the Heart Chakra".
And since everything is cyclical, a challenging time of life that reoccurs every 28 years (more or less) is "The Saturn Returns". While sometimes hard to traverse, these events help us clarify who we are and where we are going... an essential part of our life journey.
And of course, we have numerous additional articles covering topics from A - Z. Scroll down below for short intros to this week's new articles, and the links to access them (free of charge, as usual).
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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Written by Ira Israel
I believe that the primary goals of consciousness are to keep us alive and to stave off trauma or potential future trauma. Now if I am correct (and I may not be), then self-harm or the extreme of self-harm — self-annihilation — would be extremely difficult. Consider the statistics...
Article is continued here: Negative Self-Talk: How Did Those Critical Voices Get In There?
Written by Sarah Anne Shockley
After years of unsuccessful efforts to diminish, expel, eradicate, and overcome the pain in my body, I wondered if the pain sensations might be a voice for not only the body but other levels of the self as well. I understood that, while pain felt strong and overbearing and it absolutely dominated my attention, it was not necessarily an adversarial power. It was a reaction.
Article is continued here: Finding A New Approach: Communicating With Your Pain
Written by Julie K. Staples and Daniel Mintie
All day every day we experience things: physical sensations, emotions, and thought patterns. Most of our experience we fail to observe. While having an experience we don’t notice it. While this is well and good when it comes to sensation in our feet or many other aspects of living, failure to observe certain parts of our physical, emotional, and cognitive experience...
Article is continued here: Are We Literally What We Think?
Written by Larry Burk and Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos
While enjoying my dream, it suddenly stops, like a frozen computer screen or a TV show put on pause. In the center of my dream a pop-up window appears, much like on a computer. The window expands into a door, and a spirit guide/guardian angel dressed as a Franciscan monk in a long, brown, hooded robe with a knotted-rope belt and leather sandals steps through...
Article is continued here: A Feather for Your Dream Journeys Into Healing
Written by Michelle S. Fondin
Healing the emotional body in the fourth chakra is by far one of the most important things you can do for your health. With years of experience in Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling, I am convinced that heart health is directly linked to our emotional state.
Article is continued here: Healing the Emotional and Energetic Body in the Heart Chakra
Written by Aliza Einhorn
Even if you know nothing else about astrology, you may have heard about the Saturn Return. Its perilous reputation precedes it. It’s when Saturn returns to its natal position in our charts, same sign, same house, same degree. Many, however, do not realize that we get two, or even three, of these, if we live long enough.
Article is continued here: Life At The Crossroads: The Saturn Returns One, Two, and Three
by Michael J.Porter
Stress is great. It makes us faster, stronger, more agile and our brains have better recall and flexibility. That’s why…
Article is continued here: What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed – And How Breathing Can Help
by U. Michigan
Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are…
Article is continued here: 7 Signs Your Child’s Snoring Warrants Seeing The Doctor
by Lisa Lazard
Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around…
Article is continued here: Here's The Truth About False Accusations Of Sexual Violence
by Alona Armstrong
Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change.
Article is continued here: How Massive Solar And Wind Farms Could Bring Vegetation Back To The Sahara
by Sapna Parikh
If the United States doesn’t address rising inequality, the middle class could start feeling the effects in the form of…
Article is continued here: What Happens To The Middle Class As Inequality Rises?
by Margaret Hagerman
In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new…
Article is continued here: Are Today's White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?
by Norah Campbell and Cormac Deane
There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products.…
Article is continued here: How Capitalism Ruined Our Relationship With Bacteria
by Fumiaki Imamura
Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health…
Article is continued here: Can Cheese Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
by Helen Stallman
Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the…
Article is continued here: Focusing On People At High Risk Of Suicide Has Failed As A Suicide Prevention Strategy
by Patti Verbanas
Women who faced sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence benefit significantly from a kind of therapy that focuses on…
Article is continued here: This Therapy Works For Women With Past Sexual Trauma
by Alan Finkel
This latest release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific…
Article is continued here: The Science Is Clear: We Have To Start Creating Our Low-carbon Future Today
by Michele Berger
Less parental warmth and more harshness at home can affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy…
Article is continued here: How Antisocial Kids May Learn It From Their Parents
by Sarah Ann Wheeler and Céline Nauges
Australia has been described as the “front line of the battle for climate change adaptation”, and our farmers are the…
Article is continued here: Farmers' Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites
by Jerome Sarris and Joe Firth
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually…
Article is continued here: 5 Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Your Mood And Mental Health
by Jessica Young
Newly released data on life expectancy across the U.S. shows that where we live matters for how long we live. A person…
Article is continued here: Why Being Born In The Wrong ZIP Code Can Shorten Your Life
by John Lambie
From crying in the toilet to leaving the house in a rage, many parents and carers don’t want their children to see them…
Article is continued here: Should You Hide Negative Emotions From Children?
by Marco Springmann
The global food system has a lot to answer for. It is a major driver of climate change, thanks to everything from…
Article is continued here: How Our Food System Is At Risk Of Crossing Environmental Limits
by Mihiri Silva, Katrina Scurrah, and Nicky Kilpatrick
A quarter of children have dental decay by the time they start school. This occurs when bacteria in the mouth break…
Article is continued here: Why Some Kids Are More Prone To Dental Decay
by David R Brake
For years, Facebook grew in size and influence at a staggering rate. But recent reports suggest its hold on users…
Article is continued here: What Are The Social Implications Of Teens Leaving Facebook?
by Jared Wadley
People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future…
Article is continued here: An Upshot Of Having ADHD Is Thinking Outside The Box
by Keith Shine
The world’s climate scientists have spoken: if we want to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5℃ we probably can.…
Article is continued here: IPCC 1.5℃ Report: Here's What The Climate Science Says
by Jennifer Dos Reis Dos Santos
All over the world, community stories, customs and beliefs have been passed down from generation to generation. This…
Article is continued here: How African American Folklore Saved The Cultural Memory And History Of Slaves
by Katina Michael
Imagine returning home to Australia or New Zealand after a long-haul flight, exhausted and red-eyed. You’ve just…
Article is continued here: What To Do If A Border Agent Demands Access To Your Digital Device
by Amina Aitsi-Selmi and Theresa Simpkin
Research suggests that around 70% of people will experience an illogical sense of being a phony at work at some point…
Article is continued here: Why Toxic Workplaces Are Feeding The Impostor Phenomenon
by Brown University
Researchers have created an interactive, map-based tool—the Opportunity Atlas—that can trace the root of people’s…
Article is continued here: 6 Ways The Places Where You Grow Up Shape Your Life
by Kayla Zacharias
A new study finds a strong link between the depression and opioid-related deaths. Nearly one in 12 adults in the US is…
Article is continued here: Depression Is Strongly Linked To Opioid-Related Deaths
by Lorenzo Stafford
Have you ever smelled odours other people can’t smell? If you have, you may have experienced phantosmia – the medical…
Article is continued here: Why You Smell Smells That Aren't There
by Lionel Page, Dipanwita Sarkar, and Juliana Silva Goncalves
Whether you were born in December, January, August or September can have a significant and long-lasting impact on your…
Article is continued here: How Your Birth Date Influences How Well You Do In School, And Later In Life
by Lila Landowski
Dementia is the is the leading cause of death among Australian women and the third most common cause of death among…
Article is continued here: Why People With Dementia Don't All Behave The Same
by Jordan Richard Schoenherr
Hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires have tested our resolve as individuals, communities and societies. Along with…
Article is continued here: Developing Trust After Disasters And Every Day Challenges
by Rob Nicholls
Few things are more annoying than spending a large sum of money on a purchase, only to discover that someone else got…
Article is continued here: Why You Might Be Paying More For Your Airfare Than The Person Seated Next To You
by Pam Ramsden
Imagine your partner unexpectedly changes their Facebook status from “in a relationship” to “single” and then refuses…
Article is continued here: The Psychology Of Closure And Why Some Need It More Than Others
by Andrew J. Hoffman and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating…
Article is continued here: Nobel Award Recognizes How Economic Forces Can Fight Climate Change
by Kevin Walsh, Reader, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on February 20, 2016, leaving a trail of destruction. Winston was a Category 5 cyclone…
Article is continued here: Your Guide To Cyclone Science
by David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL
It’s easy to see why motor cars are such a popular form of transport: they’re private, comfortable and convenient. But…
Article is continued here: Big Data Shows How 'Selfless' Driving Could Ease Traffic Congestion
by Christian Jarrett
The structured nature of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its clearly defined principles (based on the links…
Article is continued here: Psychotherapy Is Not Harmless: On The Side Effects Of CBT
by Elizabeth C. Tippett
For millions of American women – both those who’ve survived assault and those who have experienced workplace harassment…
Article is continued here: Why Accused Sexual Harassers Get Promoted Anyway
by Shani Orgad
When the King of Sweden asks Joan, the protagonist of the newly-released film The Wife, what she does for a living, she…
Article is continued here: Is Wifehood Old-Fashioned And Does It Still Matter?
by Jim Dryden
Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all, a new study suggests.
Article is continued here: Even Drinking A Little Each Day May Up Your Risk Of Early Death
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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