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This week we look at change and progress. We may have made resolutions at the start of the new year... and now may be reaching the point when the novelty has worn off and we need support in sticking to our desired changes. This week's authors bring you tools to help you maintain the direction you have chosen for your path.
Our first featured article asks: “Am I Willing To Try Something New?”. We follow that up with an excerpt, from a new book entitled "Out of Your Comfort Zone", which reflects on "The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence". We also look at ways of "Overcoming Reverses, Setbacks, and Obstacles".
One tool that can help us stay focused and on track is paying attention to our dreams. Read "What Are Dreams? Meaningless or Meaningful?" for insights. Then we learn to work with the breath in "Mindful Breathing for Children (and Parents) of All Ages". We round up our featured articles with "Tomorrow Land: Life Changing Questions Begin With Two Words: ‘What If’"
Then, as usual each week, we bring you numerous additional articles on health, relationships, the environment, etc. Scroll down below for articles to inspire, inform, and assist you in your day-to-day experience.
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 Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey
The first step is to decide if you want to give change a try. That’s because change is a choice that requires commitment and has consequences. (Of course, not changing is also a choice, with its own set of consequences.)
Article is continued here: Choosing Change: “Am I Willing To Try Something New?”
Written by Emma Mardlin, Ph.D.
Whilst there are always seemingly external factors beyond our control, we can always take charge of our own mind and control and we think and what we do, which incidentally will also bring the external under control in-line with our core deep-seated beliefs
Article is continued here: The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence
Written by Ellen Grace O'Brian
At times, we experience steady progress as we move in the direction of fulfilling our goals and thriving along the way. Then, there are those times when we approach what is before us with discernment and preparation, but lo and behold, right in the pathway of successful completion of our worthy goal stands an obstacle.
Article is continued here: Overcoming Reverses, Setbacks, and Obstacles
Written by Doris E. Cohen, PhD
Most people pay no attention to their dreams because of the prevailing notion that dreams are nothing more than noise in the brain—vestiges of waking experiences that linger in the nervous system. Let me be frank: That assumption is simply false.
Article is continued here: What Are Dreams? Meaningless or Meaningful?
Written by Maureen Healy
Most of us have heard the word mindfulness, which we instinctively recognize as something beneficial for us and our children, but what is it, really? And how can it possibly help, especially in the midst of the daily grind of ensuring that homework is completed, devices are turned off, and drama is kept to a minimum?
Article is continued here: Mindful Breathing for Children (and Parents) of All Ages
Written by Theresa Cheung and Dr. Julia Mossbridge
The future or the unknown isn’t “out there” but already alive within us – pre-existing in our bodies, our senses, our feelings, our thoughts, our spirits or our consciousness. In other words, the answers we are seeking and the amazing future we hope for is already there within us waiting for us to just “see” it.
Article is continued here: Tomorrow Land: Life Changing Questions Begin With Two Words: ‘What If’
by A. Trevor Sutton
This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on…
Article is continued here: 3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media
by Adrian Martineau
Correcting vitamin D deficiency nearly halves the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in patients with chronic…
Article is continued here: Treat Vitamin D Deficiency To Prevent Attacks Of COPD
by Nancy Lee
Another year, another list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. And another round of Michelin stars, Good Food Guide…
Article is continued here: Why Celebrity, Award-Winning Chefs Are Usually White Men
by Ian Musgrave
With the extreme heat it is vital that everyone take appropriate steps to manage the heat, including drinking plenty of…
Article is continued here: How To Best Cope With The Heat
by Saverio Stranges
Almost half of all Canadians regularly take at least one nutritional supplement such as vitamins, minerals, fibre…
Article is continued here: Why You Should Stop Buying Vitamins And Get More Sleep Instead
by Steven Stack
Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.
Article is continued here: Why Is Suicide On The Rise In The US – But Falling In Most Of Europe?
by Sylvain Charlebois
Restaurants are struggling to respond to consumers who are rapidly shifting away from animal protein.
Article is continued here: How Restaurants Are Wooing Flexitarians
by Arne Mooers and John Reynolds
Canada risks losing its polar bears in the North. And many runs of Chinook salmon on the Southern West Coast. And the…
Article is continued here: Why Losing Some Species May Matter More Than Losing Others
by Edwin Ng and Carles Muntaner
In November 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history.
Article is continued here: Why The More Women In Government, The Healthier A Population
by InnerSelf Staff
Tiny houses are everywhere. They’ve received heavy coverage in the media and there are millions of followers on dozens…
Article is continued here: Tiny Houses Look Marvelous But Have A Dark Side As Well
by H. Peter Soyer and Katie Lee
There’s a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It’s our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for…
Article is continued here: Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe Tan
by Quixi Sonntag
There’s been a lot of research about communication between people and domestic animals like dogs and cats. We don’t…
Article is continued here: Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?
by Giuliana Mazzoni
I recently visited the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia – one of the best art museums in the world. I was expecting…
Article is continued here: Our Obsession With Taking Photos Is Changing How We Remember The Past
by Rebecca Rist
Pope Francis faced a testing year in 2018, which culminated in a spate of resignations that challenged his authority as…
Article is continued here: Should Catholics View The Pope As Infallible?
by Andrea Elyse Messer
A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently in…
Article is continued here: This Natural Bran Antioxidant Keeps Food Fresh Longer
by Arash Javanbakht
Fear is arguably as old as life. It is deeply ingrained in the living organisms that have survived extinction through…
Article is continued here: How The Politics Of Fear Goes Tribal, Allowing Us To Be Manipulated
by Elisabeth S. Morris-Webb
In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering…
Article is continued here: Why Foraging For Free Is Food For The Soul
by Daniel Miller
Has there ever been an invention so integral to our lives, and so intimate, as the smartphone? Yet they are slippery…
Article is continued here: What Makes Smartphones Smart?
by Melissa Hellmann
Lincoln Alternative High School is in the small city of Walla Walla in southeastern Washington. It had been a place for…
Article is continued here: This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
by Aimee Pink, et al
Most of us, at some point, have turned to food to make ourselves feel better. Whether it is snuggling up with a pot of…
Article is continued here: How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight
by Karen Dwyer
It’s a message that’s been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it’s hot, otherwise you’ll get…
Article is continued here: How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?
by Arthur Glenberg
A mark on a page, an online meme, a fleeting sound. How can these seemingly insignificant stimuli lead to acts as…
Article is continued here: Why Hearing Hate Speech Primes Your Brain For Hateful Actions
by Nicola Innes and Clement Seeballuck
We all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and don’t eat too much sugar. So why do those of us…
Article is continued here: Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong
by Robert Reich
The biggest untold story about how we pay for government involves a big switcheroo by America’s wealthy.
Article is continued here: You Are Being Swindled: The Big National Debt Economic Switcheroo
by Northwestern U.
More than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have a food allergy, and almost…
Article is continued here: Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food Allergies
by Mark Canada and Christina Downey
Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending.
Article is continued here: What's Behind Our Appetite For Self-Destruction?
by Christian Jarrett
If, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with…
Article is continued here: Psychology’s Five Revelations For Finding Your True Calling
by Madeleine Bussemaker
Do you really know what you’re putting on your hair? Many hair dyes you can buy in the shops or hairdresser contain…
Article is continued here: Can Natural Hair Dye Alternatives Be Made To Work?
by Chanapa Tantibanchachai
Our most recent run of luck influences our high-risk choices at the poker table or in our everyday lives, a new study…
Article is continued here: How Our Gambling Brain Decides When To Double Down
by Markus Moos
When it comes to urban planning, the question is not so much how to physically plan our cities differently. Rather, the…
Article is continued here: Caring About The Collective In An Age Of Individualism
by Janina Steinmetz
If you make it to the job interview stage of an application process, the prospect of a new job is very much in sight.…
Article is continued here: 4 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Chances In A Job Interview
by Barbara Benham
The United States spends much more per person on health care than other developed countries. But it’s largely because…
Article is continued here: US Health Care Spending Is Way Higher Than Other Countries
by Heidi Silver
Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat…
Article is continued here: Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?
by Andrea Borodevyc
Setting speed limits just five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produces a statistically significant…
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by Paul McGreevy
Most dogs don’t like to travel, and those that do have usually had to learn to like it.
Article is continued here: Is It True Dogs Don't Like To Travel?
by Michael Chambers
Secondary school can be a lonely place for adolescents who don’t have a best friend or a group of trusted friends.
Article is continued here: How Parents Can Help Their Children Make And Maintain Good Friendships
by Nick Haslam
Middle age is often seen as life’s pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling.
Article is continued here: Is The Midlife Crisis A Real Thing?
by Shawn Parry-Giles, et al
The influx of women candidates helped turn the midterm election into what many observers dubbed a “Year of the Woman.”
Article is continued here: Women Who Ran For Congress Avoided Women's Issues In Their Campaign Ads
by Lisa F. Carver
There is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world…
Article is continued here: When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into Society
by Muireann Irish and Claire O'Callaghan
The passage of time is a puzzling thing. While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of…
Article is continued here: Why Time Flies As We Get Older
by Chengwei Liu
No rational person would ever enter the lottery. The chance of picking the right six numbers and hitting the jackpot in…
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by Denise A. Spellberg
An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims celebrate Ramadan. The month of Ramadan marks the time when Prophet Muhammad…
Article is continued here: Why Jefferson’s Vision Of American Islam Matters Today
Written by Pam Younghans
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