InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

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


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK


How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You

by Alan Seale

How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You

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...


Connecting With and Understanding Others Through Awareness and Attunement

by Teal Swan

Reaching Connection Through Awareness and Attunement

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


The Secret to the Love and Joy of our 50-Year Marriage

by Joyce Vissell

The Joy and Secret of a Long Love

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


Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner

by Alan Cohen

Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner

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


Be (the) Present: It's The Best Gift There Is

by Les Jensen

Be (the) Present: It's The Best Gift There Is

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


Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath

by Darren Cockburn

Presence Meditation: Thought and Breath

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


It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation

by Alexia Vernon

It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation

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


Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It

Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It

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


How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds

How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds

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


What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?

What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?

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?


The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks

The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks

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


When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From

When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From

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


Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.

Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.

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.


Is Gene Editing Opening Pandora's Box And Its Consequences

Is Gene Editing Opening Pandora's Box And Its Consequences

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


The New American Farmer Isn’t Who You Think

The New American Farmer Isn’t Who You Think

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


Which Diet Is Best, Low Carb, Paleo Or Fasting?

Which Diet Is Best: Low Carb, Paleo Or Fasting?

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?


How Demand For Sustainable Palm Oil Ravages Forests

How Demand For Sustainable Palm Oil Ravages Forests

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


Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor

Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor

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


What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice

What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice

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


How Important Is Eating Breakfast?

How Important Is Eating Breakfast?

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?


Could A Recession Be Just Around The Corner?

Could A Recession Be Just Around The Corner?

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?


Paralyzed With Fear: Why Do We Freeze When Frightened?

Paralyzed With Fear: Why Do We Freeze When Frightened?

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?


How Climate Change Resilience Will Save Trillions In The Long Run

How Climate Change Resilience Will Save Trillions In The Long Run

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


Do You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?

Do You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?

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?


Why The Worldwide Web Really Isn't Really Worldwide

Why The Worldwide Web Really Isn't Really Worldwide

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


Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone? Behavioral Science Has An App For That

Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone? Behavioral Science Has An App For That

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


Why Vaping Marijuana Might Be Too Much For First-Timers

Why Vaping Marijuana Might Be Too Much For First-Timers

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


How To Protect Your Phone As You Shop And Travel

How To Protect Your Phone As You Shop And Travel

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


Why A 14th-century Mystic Appeals To Today's Spiritual But Not Religious Americans

Why A 14th-century Mystic Appeals To Today's Spiritual But Not Religious Americans

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


More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before

More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before

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


Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight

Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight

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


Why GPS Apps Make You Worse At Navigating

Why GPS Apps Make You Worse At Navigating

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


A Perfect Storm Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control

A Perfect Storm Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control

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


5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy

5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy

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


How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History

How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History

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


Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential

Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential

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


Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth

Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth

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


Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?

Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?

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?


Why You Might Get The Nervous Tummy Runs When You're Nervous

Why You Might Get The Nervous Tummy Runs When You're Nervous

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


How A Candidate's Looks May Be Swinging Your Vote Without You Even Realizing It

How A Candidate's Looks May Be Swinging Your Vote Without You Even Realizing It

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


Science Asks: Are Near-Death Experiences Hallucinations?

Science Asks: Are Near-Death Experiences Hallucinations?

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?


Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Jewish Survival

Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Survival

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


How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become

How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become

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


Why It's Lifestyle Changes, Not A Magic Pill, That Can Reverse Alzheimer’s

Why It's Lifestyle Changes, Not A Magic Pill, That Can Reverse Alzheimer’s

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


Why Violence And Mental Illness Is A Harsh Reality

Why Violence and Mental Illness Are A Harsh Reality

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


What Is Casual Racism?

What Is Casual Racism? There Is Nothing Casual About Racism

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


How Pregnancy Hormones Affect The Body

How Pregnancy Hormones Affect The Body

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


Can Physics Explain The Motions Of The Panicked Crowd?

Can Physics Explain The Motions Of The Panicked Crowd?

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?


Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss

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


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Week: December 10 to 16, 2018

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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