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One thing we can be sure of is that life always presents us with twists and turns, choices to make, new directions to explore (or not), new discoveries to be made (or not)... It's always our choice as to how we proceed...
Our first featured article this week ("A Life Path Metaphor: Two Horses, A Carriage, A Driver, and A Passenger") presents a great story and metaphor for our own being and for our life path... and yes it does include two horses, a carriage, a driver and a passenger... and a bit more details. Our second featured article, "How To Discover Your Unhealthy Beliefs", helps us pinpoint the things that are stopping us from moving forward in the direction we wish "our carriage" to go.
Of course, unhealthy beliefs have often led to unhealthy habits, so we also present: "A Few Basic Principles to Change Bad Habits to Good Ones" and "The Road Forward: Developing The Habit of a Can Do Attitude". And where does this take us? To "Creating Satisfying New Beginnings" each and every day...
And to support us on that path, we also bring you numerous additional articles on a variety of topics written by authors from various parts of the world... Scroll down below for the links to all of this week's new articles.
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 Michel Odoul
The Life Path is a kind of connecting thread that each human being follows during the course of his or her life. We can compare it to the script for a film or the “route map” for present-day rally enthusiasts. We move forward on this path by making use of the vehicle that is our physical body.
Article is continued here: A Life Path Metaphor: Two Horses, A Carriage, A Driver, and A Passenger
Written by Sandy C. Newbigging
Virtually every aspect of your daily life is impacted by unhealthy beliefs. Unhealthy beliefs have the power to impact your body, your emotions and your life circumstances. Therefore, by healing your unhealthy beliefs it is possible to cause positive changes within your body, your emotions and your life.
Article is continued here: How To Discover Your Unhealthy Beliefs
Written by Guy Joseph Ale
When we learn a new skill and continue to practice it, our brain cells establish connections that solidify that new activity in our muscle memory and in our body. That’s how later on we can do that activity repeatedly without paying attention to it. The flipside of this is that to unlearn a habit that’s become ingrained in us we have to demolish that network of connections
Article is continued here: A Few Basic Principles to Change Bad Habits to Good Ones
Written by Julie K. Staples and Daniel Mintie
We humans are circadian creatures. Like the moon overhead and the ocean tides it governs, we live day-to-day on regular circuits of ebb and flow, departure and return. When we’re resolved to establish new habits of body and mind, the brain’s predisposition toward dailiness becomes a great ally.
Article is continued here: The Road Forward: Developing The Habit of a Can Do Attitude
Written by Jane Wyker
One day during meditation, a year after Werner moved out, I received guidance to get a temporary job in a plant nursery. That seemed unusual to me but I had learned to listen to my Guides since they always led me to something valuable.
Article is continued here: Creating Satisfying New Beginnings
by Clare Collins and Tamara Bucher
Research shows people who cook more have healthier eating patterns, spend less money on take away foods and have…
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by Marc Bekoff
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
Article is continued here: Stories Of The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Susan Lawler
Last night I was watering the garden with a hose. It is easy to see how stressed the plants are on a 38 degree day, but…
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by Nick Rose
For more than 20 years, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made tens of millions of dollars available in…
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by U. Chicago
People consume far less information than expected before making judgments and decisions, a new study finds.
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by Kristin Samuelson
Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms…
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by Rebecca Brown
In the mid-1990s, Joseph Overton, a researcher at the US think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, proposed the…
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by Amie Steel
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.
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by H. Peter Soyer and Katie Lee
Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun.…
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by W. David Salisbury and Rusty Baldwin
It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social…
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by Clare Collins
Heading back to work after the holidays means turning your thoughts to what’s for lunch. Are you a meticulous lunch…
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by Carnegie Mellon
If you’re angry about good things happening to bad people, you aren’t alone—but you probably won’t do much about it,…
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by Hetty Roessingh and Michelle Bence
The winter months are an ideal time to turn your attention inward and think of how you can establish something new for…
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by Bridget B. Baker
While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and…
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by Martin Cohen and Frédéric Leroy
After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, 2019 is…
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by Annmarie Cano
Decision-making is a complex process. As individuals, working through our daily lives, we often take a number of…
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by Gilbert E. Metcalf
A carbon tax makes fossil fuels like oil and coal more expensive. That, in turn, leads consumers and industries to use…
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by Emma Kinrade
Coconut oil is under attack. Once hailed as a miraculous superfood, its reputation has been more than a little bruised…
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by Eric Bowman
What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask.
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by Adam Moolna
Is your morning coffee an espresso or a skinny latte? Is it from a darkly roasted French or Italian blend?
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by George Farmer and Paul Warren
Suppose you toss a coin and get four heads in a row – what do you think will come up on the fifth toss? Many of us have…
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by Tamara Bhandari
Older people who spend less time in slow-wave sleep—the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and wake up feeling…
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by James Brown
It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent…
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by Ali Hill
The latest article to catch my eye was published in The Times and featured three health fanatics who have reached “peak…
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by Bert Spector
“This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” That’s how President Donald Trump…
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by University of Arizona
The ancient people of Rapa Nui, Chile, better known as Easter Island, built their famous ahu monuments near coastal…
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by Jane McArthur
It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the…
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by Libby Sander
What if you never had to return to work? Never had to return to work at the office, that is.
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by Beverley Pickard-Jones
As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But while we can appreciate that others might hold…
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by Marise Parent
Of course you know that eating is vital to your survival, but have you ever thought about how your brain controls how…
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by Jackson Holtz
Bottle feeding infants is associated with left-handedness, according to a new study.
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by Jen King
Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal…
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by Mark Widdowson
The World Health Organisation estimates that 800,000 people die by suicide each year. That is one person dying by…
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by Clare Collins
A flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first…
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by Anne-Laura Van Harmelen
Recalling positive memories may help lower the risk of depression in young people who have had a difficult childhood,…
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by Lisa Herzog
The doctor was desperate. ‘I need to talk to my patients,’ she said, ‘and give them time to ask questions.
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by Patti Verbanas
This year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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by Niia Nikolova
The unexamined life is not worth living, wrote the Greek philosopher Socrates. He was reflecting on the expression…
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by Kris Sales
Since the 1980s, increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves have contributed to more deaths than any other extreme…
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by Ling-Wei Chen
Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world. And at average consumption levels, it is…
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by Marla Paul
A pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her…
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Written by Pam Younghans
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