InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

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


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK


Choosing Change: “Am I Willing To Try Something New?”

Written by Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey

Choosing Change: “Am I Willing To Try Something New?”

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?”


The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence

Written by Emma Mardlin, Ph.D.

The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence

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


Overcoming Reverses, Setbacks, and Obstacles

Written by Ellen Grace O'Brian

Overcoming Reverses, Setbacks, and Obstacles

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


What Are Dreams? Meaningless or Meaningful?

Written by Doris E. Cohen, PhD

What Are Dreams? Meaningless or Meaningful?

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?


Mindful Breathing for Children (and Parents) of All Ages

Written by Maureen Healy

Mindful Breathing for Children (and Parents) of All Ages

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


Tomorrow Land: Life Changing Questions Begin With Two Words: ‘What If’

Written by Theresa Cheung and Dr. Julia Mossbridge

Tomorrow Land: Life Changing Questions Always Begin With Two Words: ‘What If’

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’


3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

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


Treat Vitamin D Deficiency To Prevent Attacks Of COPD

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


Why Celebrity, Award-winning Chefs Are Usually White Men

Why Celebrity, Award-Winning Chefs Are Usually White Men

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


How To Best Cope With The Heat

How To Best Cope With The Heat

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


Why You Should Stop Buying Vitamins And Get More Sleep Instead

Why You Should Stop Buying Vitamins And Get More Sleep Instead

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


Why Is Suicide On The Rise In The US – But Falling In Most Of Europe?

Why Is Suicide On The Rise In The US – But Falling In Most Of Europe?

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?


How Restaurants Are Wooing Flexitarians

How Restaurants Are Wooing Flexitarians

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


Why Losing Some Species May Matter More Than Losing Others

Why Losing Some Species May Matter More Than Losing Others

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


Why The More Women In Government, The Healthier A Population

Why The More Women In Government, The Healthier A Population

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


Tiny Houses Look Marvelous But Have A Dark Side As Well

Tiny Houses Look Marvelous But Have A Dark Side As Well

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


Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe Tan

Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe Tan

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


Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?

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?


Our Obsession With Taking Photos Is Changing How We Remember The Past

Our Obsession With Taking Photos Is Changing How We Remember The Past

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


Should Catholics View The Pope As Infallible?

Should Catholics View The Pope As Infallible?

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?


This Natural Bran Antioxidant Keeps Food Fresh Longer

This Natural Bran Antioxidant Keeps Food Fresh Longer

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


How The Politics Of Fear Goes Tribal, Allowing Us To Be Manipulated

How The Politics Of Fear Goes Tribal, Allowing Us To Be Manipulated

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


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Why Foraging For Free Is Food For The Soul

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


What Makes Smartphones Smart?

What Makes Smartphones Smart?

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?


This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates

This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates

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


How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight

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


How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?

How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?

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?


Why Hearing Hate Speech Primes Your Brain For Hateful Actions

Why Hearing Hate Speech Primes Your Brain For Hateful Actions

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


Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

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


The Big National Debt Economic Switcheroo

You Are Being Swindled: The Big National Debt Economic Switcheroo

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


Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food Allergies

Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food Allergies

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


What's Behind Our Appetite For Self-destruction?

What's Behind Our Appetite For Self-Destruction?

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?


Psychology’s Five Revelations For Finding Your True Calling

Psychology’s Five Revelations For Finding Your True Calling

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


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Can Natural Hair Dye Alternatives Be Made To Work?

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?


How Our Gambling Brain Decides When To Double Down

How Our Gambling Brain Decides When To Double Down

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


Caring About The Collective In An Age Of Individualism

Caring About The Collective In An Age Of Individualism

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


4 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Chances In A Job Interview

4 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Chances In A Job Interview

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


US Health Care Spending Is Way Higher Than Other Countries

US Health Care Spending Is Way Higher Than Other Countries

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


Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?

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?


Why Setting Speed Limits Too Low Increases Fatal Crashes

Why Setting Speed Limits Too Low Increases Fatal Crashes

by Andrea Borodevyc

Setting speed limits just five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produces a statistically significant…

Article is continued here: Why Setting Speed Limits Too Low Increases Fatal Crashes


Is It True Dogs Don't Like To Travel?

Is It True Dogs Don't Like To Travel?

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?


How Parents Can Help Their Children Make And Maintain Good Friendships

How Parents Can Help Their Children Make And Maintain Good Friendships

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


Is The Midlife Crisis A Real Thing?

Is The Midlife Crisis A Real Thing?

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?


Women Who Ran For Congress Avoided Women's Issues In Their Campaign Ads

Women Who Ran For Congress Avoided Women's Issues In Their Campaign Ads

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


When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into Society

When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into Society

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


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Why Time Flies As We Get Older

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


How To Increase Your Lottery Winnings And Succeed In Business By Being Contrary

How To Increase Your Lottery Winnings And Succeed In Business By Being Contrary

by Chengwei Liu

No rational person would ever enter the lottery. The chance of picking the right six numbers and hitting the jackpot in…

Article is continued here: How To Increase Your Lottery Winnings And Succeed In Business By Being Contrary


Why Jefferson’s Vision Of American Islam Matters Today

Why Jefferson’s Vision Of American Islam Matters Today

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


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Current Week: January 14 to 20, 2019

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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