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This week a word that seems to occur often in the featured articles is Presence... teamed with awareness, awakening, attunement, being in the present -- all basically the same vibration or message. Even this week's astrological journal encourages us to "...evolve beyond the level of the personality, into the realms of expanded consciousness, so that we might fulfill the higher destiny of awakening Heaven on Earth."
We launch this new issue of InnerSelf with Alan Seale sharing "How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You". I found his article, which comes from the Intro of his new book "Transformational Presence: How To Make a Difference In a Rapidly Changing World", very moving and inspiring. Teal Swan, author of The Anatomy of Loneliness, follows with an invitation to "Connect With and Understand Others Through Awareness and Attunement".
Joy Vissell reveals "The Secret to the Love and Joy of our 50-Year Marriage" and Alan Cohen reminisces with "Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner". Les Jensen encourages us to "Be (the) Present: It's The Best Gift There Is" and Darren Cockburn introduces "Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath". Alexia Vernon clarifies that the butterfly feeling in our stomach as we approach a new venture or a change is "...Not Fear, It’s Sensation"
And of course, we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics from health, to parenting, climate change, farming, diets, etc. etc. Scroll down below for the links to all the new article for this 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
by Alan Seale
Chances are that you, like me, feel called to make a difference in this rapidly changing world. Today, more people than ever are feeling their own “divine dissatisfaction” or “blessed unrest” and want to make a difference. Yet also, unfortunately, it’s easy to get bogged down in not knowing how or where to begin.
Article is continued here: Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World...
by Teal Swan
To be able to perceive other people and to feel, see, hear, understand and communicate with them, you need to attune to them. You need to tune in to them...
Article is continued here: Connecting With and Understanding Others Through Awareness and Attunement
by Joyce Vissell
December 21, 1968 was our wedding day. It was the happiest day for me. After four years of loving Barry and having people tell us that a Jewish/Christian marriage just cannot work, we were actually doing it. I was marrying the love of my life, the man foretold to me by an inner voice when I was nine years old...
Article is continued here: The Joy and Secret of a Long Love
by Alan Cohen
One of the key lessons in my Life Coach Training Program is the technique of reframing, taking a situation that seems daunting and finding another way to look at it that is empowering.
Article is continued here: Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner
by Les Jensen
I have been “cleaning out my karma” for a few decades now. When I first started paying attention to the feelings of the moment, there was a collage of easy to detect feelings.
Article is continued here: Be (the) Present: It's The Best Gift There Is
by Darren Cockburn
Over the years I have practiced a number of Buddhist meditation techniques, including Mindfulness of Breathing, Loving Kindness, and Anapanasati on a daily basis. Whilst learning about Eckhart Tolle’s teachings, I developed a meditation technique to directly cultivate Presence.
Article is continued here: Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath
by Alexia Vernon
If you’re anything like me, or at least who I used to be, my hunch is that when you are on the cusp of doing (and especially saying) something big, important, and paradigm shifting, you label what you are experiencing in your body as fear.
Article is continued here: It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation
by Vincent Ho
If you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions…
Article is continued here: Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It
by University of Copenhagen
Children who are genetically predisposed to being overweight can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise…
Article is continued here: How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds
by Sandra Shapshay
Have you ever felt awe and exhilaration while contemplating a vista of jagged, snow-capped mountains?
Article is continued here: What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?
by Ivy Brashear
How marginalized groups are working to counteract historical wealth inequality.
Article is continued here: The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks
by Nicola Guess
If you have high blood glucose, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes (so-called prediabetes) you may have…
Article is continued here: When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From
by Melissa De Witte
Elections play a distinctive role in strengthening democracy, and voting is a pivotal part of that process. That’s why…
Article is continued here: Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.
by John Bergeron
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans.
Article is continued here: Is Gene Editing Opening Pandora's Box And Its Consequences
by Kayla Zacharias
The number of farmers markets in the US has grown dramatically in recent years, but with an aging population of…
Article is continued here: The New American Farmer Isn’t Who You Think
by Duane Mellor and Paul D McArdle
We are bombarded with books and TV shows telling us what we should be eating and how best to lose weight.
Article is continued here: Which Diet Is Best: Low Carb, Paleo Or Fasting?
by Brian Wallheimer
Demand for palm oil has surged in the past decade and deforestation is rising in major oil palm-producing…'
Article is continued here: How Demand For Sustainable Palm Oil Ravages Forests
by Nardy Baeza Bickel
Between 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could…
Article is continued here: Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor
by Jim Baggott
‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein
Article is continued here: What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice
by Enhad Chowdhury and James Betts
In the middle of the last century, popular nutrition author Adelle Davis advised people to eat breakfast like a king,…
Article is continued here: How Important Is Eating Breakfast?
by Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits and…
Article is continued here: Could A Recession Be Just Around The Corner?
by Rachael Sharman
Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus.
Article is continued here: Paralyzed With Fear: Why Do We Freeze When Frightened?
by David L Levy
The latest National Climate Assessment paints a grim future if U.S. cities and states don’t take serious action to…
Article is continued here: How Climate Change Resilience Will Save Trillions In The Long Run
by Matthew Campbell
There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high…
Article is continued here: Do You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?
by Allison McDonald
What the internet looks like to users in the U.S. can be quite different from the online experience of people in other…
Article is continued here: Why The Worldwide Web Really Isn't Really Worldwide
by Ashley Whillans
We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental…
Article is continued here: Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone? Behavioral Science Has An App For That
by Vanessa McMains
Vaping marijuana instead of smoking an equal dose increases short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, and distraction,…
Article is continued here: Why Vaping Marijuana Might Be Too Much For First-Timers
by Layne Cameron
Hackers are watching you this holiday season, so be as mindful of your phone as of your cash and credit cards.
Article is continued here: How To Protect Your Phone As You Shop And Travel
by Joel Harrington
The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of…
Article is continued here: Why A 14th-century Mystic Appeals To Today's Spiritual But Not Religious Americans
by Matthew Smith
The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she…
Article is continued here: More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before
by Douglas Brugge and Kevin James Lane
Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in…
Article is continued here: Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight
by Jennifer M. Bernstein
Many of us have had the experience of arriving in an unfamiliar city and needing to get to a specific destination…
Article is continued here: Why GPS Apps Make You Worse At Navigating
by Cassandra Moseley
Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year’s disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the…
Article is continued here: A Perfect Storm Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control
by Clare Collins, Jenna Hollis, and Siân Robinson
Thinking about trying to have a baby? Then now is the time for future moms (and dads) to “spring clean” food and…
Article is continued here: 5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy
by Claire Jones
One reason women tend to be absent from narratives of science is because it’s not as easy to find female scientists on…
Article is continued here: How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History
by Brian Hoyle
Film director Joel Coen – one half of the famed Coen Brothers – once quipped that “every movie ever made is an attempt…
Article is continued here: Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential
by Heather L. Ramey, Heather Lawford, and Linda Rose-Krasnor
Youth turnout in the recent United States midterm elections was the highest it has been in 25 years. The midterms also…
Article is continued here: Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth
by Françoise Baylis, Graham Dellaire, and Landon J Getz
The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world’s first…
Article is continued here: Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?
by Vincent Ho
So, you’re going on a date and you’re understandably a bit nervous. And then you feel it– a churning and cramping in…
Article is continued here: Why You Might Get The Nervous Tummy Runs When You're Nervous
by Rodrigo Praino
If someone asks you why you chose the election candidate you voted for, you will likely have a good answer. Maybe you…
Article is continued here: How A Candidate's Looks May Be Swinging Your Vote Without You Even Realizing It
by Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater
In our never-ending quest to understand what happens to us after we die, humans have long seen the rare phenomenon of…
Article is continued here: Science Asks: Are Near-Death Experiences Hallucinations?
by Alan Avery-Peck
Beginning on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018, Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the…
Article is continued here: Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Survival
by Samuel Putnam and Maria A. Gartstein
As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans…
Article is continued here: How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become
by Clayton Dalton
Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a…
Article is continued here: Why It's Lifestyle Changes, Not A Magic Pill, That Can Reverse Alzheimer’s
by Rosemary Purcell and James Ogloff
The violent and senseless death of 11-year-old Luke Batty in Victoria has not only drawn attention to the serious…
Article is continued here: Why Violence and Mental Illness Are A Harsh Reality
by Jacqueline Nelson and Jessica Walton
The term “casual racism” has emerged over the last couple of years in media coverage reporting on more extreme forms of…
Article is continued here: What Is Casual Racism? There Is Nothing Casual About Racism
by Tony O'Sullivan
Multiple hormones produced by the mother, placenta and the fetus drive and coordinate the amazing biological changes…
Article is continued here: How Pregnancy Hormones Affect The Body
by Sidney Perkowitz
When people come together in a crowd, physical and emotional connections define their movement, state of mind and will…
Article is continued here: Can Physics Explain The Motions Of The Panicked Crowd?
by Surinder Baines
The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The…
Article is continued here: Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss
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
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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