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The title of one of our articles this week is "Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential" and that is indeed the theme of this week's edition of InnerSelf. We can reclaim our voice by voting as is strongly recommended in my article: "We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It" and in Robert Jennings' "The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now".
I am aware that some of our readers may feel that InnerSelf should not dabble in "politics", however, the inner and the outer are one and cannot be separated. As within so without. As above so below. So our actions in the outside world must reflect our consciousness in our inner world, in our inner self.
However it is important not to judge or criticize ourselves for past or present actions, as recognized in an article "On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic". This week we also have our monthly Alan Cohen article and an article by Barry Vissell, as well as numerous articles on a variety of topics.
Please scroll down below to find all the new articles of the past week. And if you are in the USA, please take time on Tuesday to "take charge of your life" and go vote.
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 Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
Now that's an intense statement: We are responsible for the mess we made! And for some, it might tend to bring up anger, defensiveness, guilt, shame, feelings of being blamed, discouragement, and other such emotions. However, for me, I see it as good news! If we are responsible for the mess we made, then we can clean it up, and we can fix it.
Article is continued here: We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
It seems every election is the most important. Why? Because every election has been. Why? Democracy is a very young form of governance. Those that seek power also seek to dismantle it.
Article is continued here: The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now
Written by Barry Vissell
One morning, all of us in the group revisited our childhoods to more closely examine those things that still have power over us. We did this in small groups of four persons and, when it was my turn, I revisited some physical violence from my parents. Ever eager to delve deeper, I discovered something I had never seen before.
Article is continued here: Can We Ever Be ‘Too Much’?
Written by Linda Graham
Everyone knows what it’s like to be knocked off center, to lose their inner sense of balance and groundedness, at least temporarily, when faced with life’s unwanted curve balls. Whether it’s a troubling health diagnosis, the death of a loved one, a serious car accident, a layoff, or a natural disaster, life can intensely challenge our resilience.
Article is continued here: On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic
Written by Alan Cohen
Do you believe that the universe operates at random, or is there a higher intelligence that orchestrates encounters, events, and a stream of destiny? After observing many uncanny synchronicities, I have a firm belief that, despite appearances of haphazardness, a brilliant and loving hand guides us to our right place at the right time for the right purpose.
Article is continued here: What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose
Written by Alexia Vernon
About a decade ago it occurred to me that I was in an on-again-off-again relationship — with my own voice. Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you feel as if you are tap-dancing on eggshells as you strive to be liked and to give the right answers. Or maybe you spend a lot of time hoping, with every cell in your body, that nobody will call you out for not being enough of whatever you conjecture other people want you to be.
Article is continued here: Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential
Written by Sarah Varcas
Throughout the next two months we’ll have plenty of opportunity to consider the stories we project upon the world to make sense of it: how we insert our personal narrative into the impersonal conditions we encounter in our lives. Using this time to observe how that narrative impacts our experience will be time well spent.
Article is continued here: Observing the Stories of Our Lives: November 2018
by Jane Herbert and Elisabeth Duursma
We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and…
Article is continued here: There's A Reason Your Child Wants To Read The Same Book Over And Over Again
by Chantal Gautier
From the playground to government, bullying exists everywhere. In fact, a recent report into bullying in the UK’s…
Article is continued here: Here's How To Tell If You Are A Bully
by Emily Rainsford
Everyone’s family background has affected them, for better or worse. In the UK today, it is difficult for young people…
Article is continued here: How Parents’ Resources Shape Their Children’s Attitudes To The Future
by Nazanin Andalibi
It’s always wonderful to share happy news – in person and on social media. New jobs, weddings and becoming parents of…
Article is continued here: When 'What's On Your Mind' Is Tragic, Not Happy – Sharing Sad News On Social Media
by Paola Odriozola and Dylan Gee
Adolescence is the life stage when mental illnesses are most likely temerge, with anxiety disorders being the most…
Article is continued here: Developing Teen Brains Are Vulnerable To Anxiety
by Christine A. Kray, Hinda Mandell, and Tamar Carroll
Republican women have faced a conundrum repeatedly in the last two years. In the cases of Donald Trump, Roy Moore and…
Article is continued here: Republican Women Are Just Fine With Being Republican
by D B Krupp
There is a certain rhythm to the swing of sibling relations. We resent our brothers and sisters in childhood. We…
Article is continued here: Kill The Competition: Why Siblings Fight But Colleagues Cooperate
by Katherine Levine Einstein
Disconnects between different levels of government make it challenging to address important challenges that confront…
Article is continued here: U.S. Mayors Desperate To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure But States, Feds Hold Them Back
by Ann M Kring
Schizophrenia is one of the most widely misunderstood of human maladies. The truth of the illness is far different from…
Article is continued here: How Schizophrenia Illuminates And Distorts The Nature Of Pleasure
by Rachael Wallis
Many people dream about moving to the country, escaping the city for good. Most Australians live in cities, but there…
Article is continued here: Imagining Your Own Escape to Nature and How Media Inspires Our Great Escapes
by Chris Reed
Argument and debate form the cornerstones of civilised society and intellectual life. Processes of argumentation run…
Article is continued here: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Us Better At Expressing Ourselves
by Phillip Baker
When we hear the word “obesity”, the words “crisis” or “epidemic” often follow. And as being overweight, obese and…
Article is continued here: The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda
by Michael von Massow and John Cranfield
Will taxing meat products based on their carbon footprint reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve public…
Article is continued here: Cows Exude Lots Of Methane, But Will Taxing Beef Cut Emissions?
by Arvind Magesan
Defenders of Donald Trump say his “shithole countries” remark regarding people from Africa, Haiti and other nations was…
Article is continued here: Data On Canadian Immigrants From "Sh**hole" Countries Might Surprise You
by Mike Sosteric
Sociologists understand experiences of violence and neglect in childhood are part of what’s known as a Toxic…
Article is continued here: What Damage Are We Doing To Our Children And Ourselves?
by Deborah Robinson
For those readers, who’ve ever had an operation – whether it was planned or an emergency – things in the real world…
Article is continued here: This Is What Really Happens When You Go Under The Knife
by David Scott
Research shows that students who engage in inquiry-based learning perform better on standardized tests than students in…
Article is continued here: Why Your Child Will Benefit From Inquiry-based Learning
by Gyorgy Toth
In the thick of 1968’s seismic social upheavals, Native Americans also reached for their rights, and activists renewed…
Article is continued here: The Radical Story Of The Native American Liberation Movement
by Erin Young
Anyone who came of age in the 1990s might remember the “Friends” episode where Phoebe and Rachel venture out to get…
Article is continued here: Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?
by Emily Smith-Woolley and Ziada Ayorech
Many people can vividly remember being 18 and tentatively opening that envelope containing crucial information about…
Article is continued here: Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?
by Tonia Gray
Contrary to the belief we Aussies are a nature-loving outdoor nation, research suggests we’re spending less and less…
Article is continued here: Being In Nature Is Good For Learning And Here's How To Get Kids Outside
by Megan Blake
One in every five people in the UK today are living in poverty – that is, living with a household income below 60% of…
Article is continued here: Rising Income Inequalities Are Linked To Unhealthy Diets And Loneliness
by Michael V. Drake
When Sly and the Family Stone released “Everyday People” at the end of 1968, it was a rallying cry after a tumultuous…
Article is continued here: The Soundtrack Of The Sixties Demanded Respect, Justice And Equality
by Clare Collins, Jenna Hollis, Lisa Vincze, and Siân Robinson
When you have a newborn baby, your waistline may be the last thing on your mind. Yet women often feel pressured to lose…
Article is continued here: Why Balance Is The Healthiest Way To Manage Weight Post-Pregnancy
by Emese Nagy
Very few people can resist smiling at a newborn baby – signalling positive emotions, such as joy and interest. Of…
Article is continued here: Is Newborn Smiling Really Just A Reflex?
by Kristina West
Halloween is a time when cultural norms are turned upside down: we encourage children to dress up as creatures from…
Article is continued here: War Of The Witches Where Woman Are Accused While Men Claim Victim Status
by Richard Gunderman
The Pittsburgh neighborhood in which the recent horrific mass shooting took place isn’t only the home of the Tree of…
Article is continued here: How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now
by Sam George
The story of Count Dracula as many of us know it was created by Bram Stoker, an Irishman, in 1897. But most of the…
Article is continued here: Older Than Dracula: In Search Of The English Vampire
by Carol Newall
On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young…
Article is continued here: How To Watch A Scary Movie With Your Child
by Charles Livingstone
Lights and sounds coming from electronic gambling machines – also known as EGMs, pokies or slots – contribute to their…
Article is continued here: How Flashing Lights And Catchy Tunes Make Gamblers Take More Risks
by Juliette N. Rooney-Varga
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been called a “deafening” alarm and an…
Article is continued here: How A Game Can Move People From Climate Apathy To Action
by Leonard Saxe
Fueled by virulent anti-Semitism, the Sabbath peace was shattered when 11 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community…
Article is continued here: Pittsburgh's Lesson: Hatred Does Not Emerge In A Vacuum
by Sian Thomas
With the prospect of home ownership a distant dream for the majority of millennials, many young people opt to rent a…
Article is continued here: 6 Steps To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While On A Budget
by J. Brian Houston and Jennifer M. First
When major disasters hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations…
Article is continued here: The Mental Health Impact Of Disasters Like Michael, Irma Or Maria
by Trevor Kilpatrick
US actress Selma Blair announced she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I have probably had this incurable…
Article is continued here: What We Know, Don't Know And Suspect Causes Multiple Sclerosis
by Stanford University
The burning of unwanted gas associated with oil production—called “flaring”—remains the most carbon-intensive part of…
Article is continued here: Reducing Gas Flaring Could Cut Emissions In A Big Way
by Alex Fradera
Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could…
Article is continued here: Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-Traumatic Growth?
by Patti Verbanas
Older adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed…
Article is continued here: Tooth Loss Can Be A Sign Of Malnutrition In Older Adults
by Imogen Mitchell
Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains…
Article is continued here: Planning For Death Must Happen Long Before The Last Few Days Of Life
by Julian Dobson
Urban green spaces – including parks, woodlands, riverbanks, and gardens – are an essential part of a web of physical…
Article is continued here: How Green Spaces Help Combat Loneliness
by Nick Haslam
Understanding the normal trajectory of grief matters for the person experiencing the grief and those treating them.…
Article is continued here: The 5 Stages Of Grief Don't Come In Fixed Steps
by Sue Richardson
The purpose of our social, economic and political systems is to enable all Australians to lead good lives. Australia is…
Article is continued here: We Have The Wealth To Ensure A Sustainable Future, But Too Many People Are Being Left Behind
Written by Pam Younghans
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