InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

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
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK



We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It

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


The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now

Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com

The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now

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


Can We Ever Be ‘Too Much’?

Written by Barry Vissell

Can We Ever Be ‘Too Much’?

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’?


On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic

Written by Linda Graham

On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic

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


What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose

Written by Alan Cohen

What are the Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose

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


Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

Written by Alexia Vernon

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

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


Observing the Stories of Our Lives: November 2018

Written by Sarah Varcas

Observing the Stories of Our Lives: November 2018

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


There is a reason your child wants to read the same book over and over again

There's A Reason Your Child Wants To Read The Same Book Over And Over Again

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


Here's How To Tell If  You Are A Bully

Here's How To Tell If You Are A Bully

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


How Parents’ Resources Shape Their Children’s Attitudes To The Future

How Parents’ Resources Shape Their Children’s Attitudes To The Future

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


When 'What's On Your Mind' Is Tragic, Not Happy – Sharing Sad News On Social Media

When 'What's On Your Mind' Is Tragic, Not Happy – Sharing Sad News On Social Media

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


Developing Teen Brains Are Vulnerable To Anxiety

Developing Teen Brains Are Vulnerable To Anxiety

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


Republican Women Are Just Fine With Being Republican

Republican Women Are Just Fine With Being Republican

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


Kill The Competition: Why Siblings Fight But Colleagues Cooperate

Kill The Competition: Why Siblings Fight But Colleagues Cooperate

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


U.S. Mayors Desperate To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure But States, Feds Hold Them Back

U.S. Mayors Desperate To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure But States, Feds Hold Them Back

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


How Schizophrenia Illuminates And Distorts The Nature Of Pleasure

How Schizophrenia Illuminates And Distorts The Nature Of Pleasure

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


Imagining Your Own Escape to Nature and How Media Inspires Our Great Escapes

Imagining Your Own Escape to Nature and How Media Inspires Our Great Escapes

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


How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Us Better At Expressing Ourselves

How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Us Better At Expressing Ourselves

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


The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda

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


Cows Exude Lots Of Methane, But Will Taxing Beef Cut Emissions?

Cows Exude Lots Of Methane, But Will Taxing Beef Cut Emissions?

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?


Data On Canadian Immigrants From "Sh**hole" Countries Might Surprise You

Data On Canadian Immigrants From "Sh**hole" Countries Might Surprise You

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


What Damage Are We Doing To Our Children And Ourselves

What Damage Are We Doing To Our Children And Ourselves?

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?


This Is What Really Happens When You Go Under The Knife

This Is What Really Happens When You Go Under The Knife

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


Why Your Child Will Benefit From Inquiry-based Learning

Why Your Child Will Benefit From Inquiry-based Learning

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


The Radical Story Of The Native American Liberation Movement

The Radical Story Of The Native American Liberation Movement

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


Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?

Why Do Some People Hurt More Than Others?

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?


Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?

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?


Being In Nature Is Good For Learning And Here's How To Get Kids Outside

Being In Nature Is Good For Learning And Here's How To Get Kids Outside

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


Rising Income Inequalities Are Linked To Unhealthy Diets And Loneliness

Rising Income Inequalities Are Linked To Unhealthy Diets And Loneliness

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


The Soundtrack Of The Sixties Demanded Respect, Justice And Equality

The Soundtrack Of The Sixties Demanded Respect, Justice And Equality

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


Why Balance Is The Healthiest Way To Manage Weight Post-Pregnancy

Why Balance Is The Healthiest Way To Manage Weight Post-Pregnancy

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


Is Newborn Smiling Really Just A Reflex?

Is Newborn Smiling Really Just A Reflex?

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?


War Of The Witches Where Woman Are Accused While Men Claim Victim Status

War Of The Witches Where Woman Are Accused While Men Claim Victim Status

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


How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now

How Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love Might Help Us Now

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


Older Than Dracula: In Search Of The English Vampire

Older Than Dracula: In Search Of The English Vampire

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


How To Watch A Scary Movie With Your Child

How To Watch A Scary Movie With Your Child

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


How Flashing Lights And Catchy Tunes Make Gamblers Take More Risks

How Flashing Lights And Catchy Tunes Make Gamblers Take More Risks

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


How A Game Can Move People From Climate Apathy To Action

How A Game Can Move People From Climate Apathy To Action

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


Pittsburgh's Lesson: Hatred Does Not Emerge In A Vacuum

Pittsburgh's Lesson: Hatred Does Not Emerge In A Vacuum

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


6 Steps To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While On A Budget

6 Steps To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While On A Budget

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


The Mental Health Impact Of Disasters Like Michael, Irma Or Maria

The Mental Health Impact Of Disasters Like Michael, Irma Or Maria

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


What We Know, Don't Know And Suspect Causes Multiple Sclerosis

What We Know, Don't Know And Suspect Causes Multiple Sclerosis

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


Reducing Gas Flaring Could Cut Emissions In A Big Way

Reducing Gas Flaring Could Cut Emissions In A Big Way

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


Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-Traumatic Growth?

Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-Traumatic Growth?

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?


Tooth Loss Can Be A Sign Of Malnutrition In Older Adults

Tooth Loss Can Be A Sign Of Malnutrition In Older Adults

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


Planning For Death Must Happen Long Before The Last Few Days Of Life

Planning For Death Must Happen Long Before The Last Few Days Of Life

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


How Green Spaces Help Combat Loneliness

How Green Spaces Help Combat Loneliness

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


The 5 Stages Of Grief Don't Come In Fixed Steps

The 5 Stages Of Grief Don't Come In Fixed Steps

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


We have the wealth to ensure a sustainable future but too many people are being left behind

We Have The Wealth To Ensure A Sustainable Future, But Too Many People Are Being Left Behind

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


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

2018 colored stones

Pam YounghansThis 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

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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