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Everything is always in a state of change. Even if something looks like it is not changing, it is. And the same goes with our own self... Our thoughts change, our attitudes change, our bodies change, and the world around us changes as well.
This week we look at various aspects of transformation (change) starting with learning "Self Care and Nurturing Practices for the New Year (and Beyond)". A practice that will assist us in our journey is "Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind". If at times you're inclined to delve into the "dark side" by thinking "what's the use", you may gain strength and confidence in knowing about "Morphic Resonance: One Person Does Make A Difference" as well as "A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right".
We may think that change is difficult and hard to attain. However, we are reminded of "The Truth About Change: Relaxing and Allowing Life To “Do Me, Through Me”". And perhaps a key to making change flow in our body is what we eat: "Fermented Foods: The Missing Ingredient to Amazing Health" may help our body be healthier and more vibrant and ready to fully participate in the world around us.
And of course, we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics. Scroll down below for the links to all of the 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 Nancy Windheart
If you’re like me, you might be finding that you need a bit of a breather this month. It’s important to take time to rest, to let everything settle in, shake out, and shake down, and allow the inner and outer transformations that we have all experienced to take root deeply within our bodies, our psyches, and our souls.
Read more of this article: Self Care and Nurturing Practices for the New Year (and Beyond)
Written by Dena Merriam
I began meditating at the young age of 20, when meditation was not common in the United States, and I took very much to heart my guru’s instructions to develop a regular and committed meditation practice. Over the years I found an intuitive faculty developing, a way of knowing that surpasses the rational, logical mind.
Read more of this article: Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind
Written by Charles Eisenstein
The principle I am invoking here is called “morphic resonance,” a term coined by the biologist Rupert Sheldrake. It holds as a basic property of nature that forms and patterns are contagious: that once something happens somewhere, it induces the same thing to happen elsewhere.
Read more of this article: Morphic Resonance: One Person Does Make A Difference
Written by Barbara Berger
We live in exciting times because Science—more specifically quantum physics—is proving what the Mystics and Metaphysicians throughout history have long proclaimed. We are bundles of information and energy, living in a swirling sea of infinite energy. We are in truth, Creatures of Light, as the Mystics long have described us.
Read more of this article: A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right
Written by Eileen Workman
After many years of “helpfully” trying to change other people in order to create a better world that will work for everyone, it at last became clear to me that the only behaviors, thoughts, and feelings I truly have any power to change are my own.
Read more of this article: The Truth About Change: Relaxing and Allowing Life To “Do Me, Through Me”
Written by Michelle Schoffro Cook
You can take everyday foods and transform them into delicious superfoods at home in your kitchen with minimal effort and almost no money! Simply by fermenting foods, you significantly multiply their health-building properties. Everyday foods like yogurt and sauerkraut are just the beginning of what is possible.
Read more of this article: Fermented Foods: The Missing Ingredient to Amazing Health
by Iñigo Hernandez-Arenaz and Nagore Iriberri
The figure of 78 cents to a man’s dollar is familiar to many of us. It’s how the United States Bureau of Labor…
Read more of this article: Women Won’t Ask A Man For More Pay – But They Will Ask A Woman
by Jenny Graves
Mismatch between biological sex and gender identity, culminating in its severest form as gender dysphoria, has been…
Read more of this article: How Genes And Evolution Shape Gender Identity
by Jeremy Deaton
Rising temperatures are weakening the jet stream, allowing frigid Arctic air to reach further south.
Read more of this article: How Climate Change Is Making Winter Colder in the Northeast US
by Tim Crowe
We have all heard the popular advice that we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, so it may be a…
Read more of this article: Why Recommendation To Drink Eight Glasses Of Water A Day Is A Medical Myth
by Nigel Linge
Never in the history of the mobile phone has there been so much hype about a new technology ahead of its launch than…
Read more of this article: What Will 5G Offer And Why Does It Matter?
by Leanne Rowlands
Regulating our emotions is something we all do, every day of our lives. This psychological process means that we can…
Read more of this article: Why People With Anxiety And Other Mood Disorders Struggle To Manage Their Emotions
by Kristina Lambright and Anna Amirkhanyan
Approximately one in five Americans participated in a protest or rally between early 2016 and early 2018, according to…
Read more of this article: 3 Ways To Make Your Voice Heard Besides Protesting
by Alex Russell
Do you inspect the appearance of a wine before swirling it around the glass (holding the stem, naturally)? Inhale…
Read more of this article: Does Warming, Decanting And Swirling Make Wine Taste Better?
by Ian Wright and Jason Reynolds
You might have noticed how bright green your plants look after rain. Or you may have been watering your garden this…
Read more of this article: Is Rain Better Than Tap Water For Plants?
by Keith Brannon
More climate-friendly diets are also healthier, according to a study examining the carbon footprint of what more than…
Read more of this article: How Climate Friendly Diets Tend To Be Good For Us
by Gerry Everding
Kids who have more conflict with their mothers while in the early years of elementary school may find it more difficult…
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by Michael J. Armstrong
Where’s the weed!? That’s been a common Canadian refrain lately. Shortages appeared almost immediately after…
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by Hermes Rivera Jade Bilardi, et al
So your friend decides to forget the “12 week rule” and tells her family and social networks she is pregnant.
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by Jeremy Adelman
The 2008 financial crisis continues to plague the world economy and our politics. It’s also messing with how we…
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by Nicole Anderson
Many people do not want to think about dementia, especially if their lives have not yet been touched by it. But a total…
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by Jenny Graves
There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking…
Article is continued here: What Makes You A Man Or A Woman?
by Alexis Blue
When facing a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control…
Article is continued here: How Thoughts Of Love Buffer Blood Pressure Against Stress
by Ian Wright
Every year Australia’s councils contest the academy awards of the water industry: the Best Tasting Tap Water in…
Article is continued here: Why Does Some Tap Water Taste Weird?
by Michelle H Lim
Almost all of us have experienced loneliness at some point. It is the pain we have felt following a breakup, perhaps…
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by Sarah Shemkus
Massachusetts is leading the charge in dual-use solar installations, making it possible to grow some crops and pasture…
Article is continued here: Agrivoltaics: Solar Panels on Farms Could Be a Win-Win
by Cathryn Nagler
In the past 30 years, food allergies have become increasingly common in the United States. Changes to human genetics…
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by Marlene Cimons
Scientists say the answer is in the ice. Scientists know that sea levels have risen more in some places during the past…
Article is continued here: Why Are Sea Levels Rising So Unevenly?
by Sandra Knispel
Sex helps initiate romantic relationships between potential partners, a new study finds.
Article is continued here: Why Sexual Desire Can Spark A Real Connection
by Sarah Tottle
Burnout is on the rise. It is a growing problem for the modern workplace, having an impact on organisational costs, as…
Article is continued here: The Rise Of Workplace Burnout And How To Tackle It
by Richard Heinberg
The end of growth will come one day, perhaps very soon, whether we’re ready or not. If we plan for and manage it, we…
Article is continued here: Why We Will Be Better Off When We Stop Economic Growth
by Leah Ruppanner
Forget the red roses and teddy bears this Valentine’s Day – the best way for men to shore up their relationships is to…
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by Chloe Reichel
Every unhappy family might be unhappy in its own way, but when they sit down together at the table, they’re alike…
Article is continued here: How Families Can Eat Healthier
by JohnEric Smith
Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog – during the colder winter season, everyone is looking…
Article is continued here: How To Keep Your Body Feeling Warm
by Olivia Maki
In his book, ‘Urban Farmer,’ Curtis Stone writes about how to build a successful farm on a quarter acre of land.
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by John Bergeron
During the first weeks of the new year, resolutions are often accompanied by attempts to learn new behaviors that…
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by Karma Eddison-Cogan
Sydney’s first Muji store opened in 2015 and with it came attractive minimalism, simplicity, and functionality – a kind…
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by Lynne Harris
Most of us are intimately familiar with anxiety. We experience it as we walk towards the room to where our job…
Article is continued here: What Is An Anxiety Disorder?
by Stephen Bevan
Obesity is one of the most pressing and controversial public health challenges. It has the distinction of being a…
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by John Munro
The beginning of the 2019 school year will be a time of planning and crystal-gazing. Teachers will plan their…
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by Rachael Wallis
Many people move in the summer months, but not everyone realizes that moving starts a process of identity…
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by Kat McAlpine
Most people can’t tell native advertising apart from actual news articles, according to new research.
Article is continued here: Why 9 In 10 People Can’t Tell Sponsored Stuff From Real News Online
by James Graham Scott
Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations.
Article is continued here: How To Get Your Stress Levels In Check
by Paul Rosenzweig
The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against…
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by Libby Sander
Many of us have started the year determined to be more organised: no more drawers full of plastic containers with…
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by Lisa Jack, et al
Internet shopping has grown massively, especially now that free delivery and returns, with multiple ways of making…
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by Katy Wheeler
To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to…
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by Dariush Mozaffarian, et al
In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government…
Article is continued here: How US Policy Is Shifting Toward Nutrition For Better Health
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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