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This week we focus on observation... on observing both within ourselves and out in the world, observing where we want to go, as well as where the Universe is guiding us. We start off with "Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment" where we read: "Not every life event unfolds its meaning to us when we first experience it." Which then leads us to using our powers of investigation as described by Melissa Gallico, intelligence specialist at the FBI, in "Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne".
Observation is also a needed skill in relationships, as shared in "Identifying Your Family Myths and Seeking New Beliefs That Can Help Your Relationship" as well as in "Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World". Alan Seale guides us to "The Power of Listening and Observing" and Barbara Berger to "Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force".
And as usual, we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics. Scroll down below for the links to all the 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 Carly Pollack
It is so incredibly easy to get sucked into the illusion that weight loss is all about food. The logical mind thinks, “Why wouldn’t it be? What I eat is causing my weight gain, so this must be about food.” This initiates the quest to try every diet out there, in order to get your body to a place where you feel “good enough.” Confident. Worthy. Desired. Happy.
Click title to access this article: Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
Written by Melissa Gallico
We tell ourselves science is king, but our understanding of the world is shaped through story. We tell stories about the past and call it history. We tell stories about the present and call it news. Our stories about how to act, think, and live are called culture. And our stories about how the natural world works are called science.
Click title to access this article: Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne
Written by James Creighton
Couples fight. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Sometimes these fights provide comic relief. At other times they threaten the very survival of the relationship.
Click title to access this article: Identifying Your Family Myths and Seeking New Beliefs That Can Help Your Relationship
Written by Linda & Charlie Bloom
Today, I am committed to spending every day that Charlie and I are together being kind, caring, considerate and loving. There has been enough pain, fear, and suffering. I am determined to see how much beauty and love I can create. And every day, I say a prayer of gratitude for having my life, my health, a devoted husband, my children, grandchildren, friends, and work that I love.
Click title to access this article: Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World
Written by Alan Seale
There is nothing wrong with setting goals, making plans, and then moving into action! Having a sense of direction and actively moving forward in that direction are essential if you want to make a meaningful difference in the world. However, telling life what it has to be and then doing whatever it takes to make that happen can significantly limit our possibilities. It can also lead to a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress.
Click title to access this article: The Power of Listening and Observing
Written by Barbara Berger
The more you observe, the more you allow yourself to experience the infinite field of energy swirling in you and around you, the more you will discover that orderly patterns exist everywhere in Nature. Then it will probably dawn on you—if it hasn't already—that not only is the Universe intelligently organized, the Universe Itself is Intelligent!
Click title to access this article: Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force
by Roger Dunaway
Falling in love may boost genes in women’s immune systems related to fighting infection, according to new research.
Click title to access this article: How Falling In Love Boosts Women’s Immune System
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Click title to access this article: Why Costa Rica Tops the Happiness Index
by Bill Laurance
But a global review of insect research has found another casualty: 40% of insect species are declining and a third are…
Click title to access this article: How Climate Change Is Killing Off Earth’s Little Creatures
by Jackson Holtz
Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weed…
Click title to access this article: This Common Weed Killer Ups Risk Of Some Cancers By 40%
by Lisa A Williams
The pursuit of happiness and health is a popular endeavour, as the preponderance of self-help books would attest.
Click title to access this article: Having A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Good For You -- So How Do You Get One?
by Emilee Rader
Sixty-seven percent of smartphone users rely on Google Maps to help them get to where they are going quickly and…
Click title to access this article: Most People Don't Realize What Companies Can Predict From Their Data
by Sarah Garfinkel
Have you ever been startled by someone suddenly talking to you when you thought you were alone? Even when they…
Click title to access this article: How The Body And Mind Talk To One Another To Understand The World
by Lori Barrette
Although people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of US adults now shun foods containing wheat…
Click title to access this article: Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?
by Brenna Bath and Catherine Trask
Back pain is a common and costly health problem. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a “call to action”…
Click title to access this article: Back Pain? A Physiotherapist May Offer The Most Effective Treatment
by Louis Volante and Christopher DeLuca
The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming…
Click title to access this article: Reduce Children’s Test Anxiety With These Tips
by Sara Nabil
Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you’re…
Click title to access this article: Why Interior Design Of The Future Will Seem Like Magic
by Noam Obermeister and Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda
A new expansion has added environmental challenges to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of…
Click title to access this article: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Shows Video Games Can Make Us Think Seriously About Climate Change
by Miguel Altieri
These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk.
Click title to access this article: How Urban Agriculture Can Improve Food Security In US Cities
by Corneel Vandelanotte, et al
Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and…
Click title to access this article: Do You Really Need To Take 10,000 Steps A Day?
by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr.
There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you…
Click title to access this article: How Your Relationship May Be Better Than You Think
by Mary C Politi
Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US$11,000.
Click title to access this article: Confusing And High Bills For Cancer Patients Add To Anxiety And Suffering
by Molly O'Brien Gluck
What can we do about looming threats to our privacy online and the theft of important personal information? Ari…
Click title to access this article: What Government And Business Can Do To Protect Our Privacy
by Brooke Cagle Hannah Brown and Louise Hull
You don’t look infertile, you don’t feel infertile, but after many months (or years) of trying to start a family,…
Click title to access this article: Considering Using IVF To Have A Baby? Here's What You Need To Know
by Kim Ransley
Optical illusions are cleverly designed to distort reality, but did you know that the same distortions occur frequently…
Click title to access this article: Why Visual Illusions Appear In Everyday Objects
by Caitlin Coyle
Community-based exercise programs improve physical fitness and quality of life for people with cancer, according to a…
Click title to access this article: Why Community Based Exercise Class Boosts Quality Of Life After Cancer
by Karen Wu
For many people, there are few things more rewarding than crossing an item off a checklist. But what if the checklist…
Click title to access this article: A Rational Checklist Is No Match For Emotions In Matters Of The Heart
by Maria Kasmirli
‘Freedom’ is a powerful word. We all respond positively to it, and under its banner revolutions have been started, wars…
Click title to access this article: Two Concepts Of Freedom: Positive Freedom and Negative Freedom
by Alexis Blue
Our evolutionary history may explain why humans are so drawn to their smartphones, even when the devices take us out of…
Click title to access this article: Did We Evolve To Pick Our Phones Over Our Partners?
by Yuan Lei and Yan-Gang Sun
We’ve all experienced the unpleasant sensation of being itchy. For many years, scientists suspected that pain and itch…
Click title to access this article: Why Do We Itch?
by Ashlie Chandler
Researchers have previously linked air pollution exposure—particularly traffic-related air pollution—to a higher risk…
Click title to access this article: How Air Pollution Exposure May Lead To Autism
by Mitchell Smith and Job Fransen
Here are five points for parents, athletes and sporting organisations to consider for talented sports programs – and…
Click title to access this article: 5 Tips To Help Your Kids Succeed In Sports
by Elisabeth Sherman
I am not known for being especially easy to get hold of via text. I tend to keep my phone on silent as the high-pitched…
Click title to access this article: Why Family Group Texts Cause Anxiety, And How To Escape Them
by A. Jamie Wood and Colin Beale
Watching starling murmurations as the birds swoop, dive and wheel through the sky is one of the great pleasures of a…
Click title to access this article: The Science Behind One Of Nature's Greatest Displays
by Kurt Greenbaum
Dynamic pricing can generate unintended consequences by changing the behavior of customers, according to a new paper.
Click title to access this article: How Dynamic Pricing Can Train Us To Shop Smarter
by Kristen Parker
The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding someone nice.
Click title to access this article: Love Relies On Being Nice, Not Matching Personalities
by Jill Timms and David Bek
If you take an interest in ethical consumerism and plan to treat someone special this February 14, what dilemmas lie…
Click title to access this article: 5 Ways To Ensure Your Flowers Are Ethical For Valentine’s Day
by Melissa De Witte
At-home DNA testing kits may be popular, but new research finds that not everyone is eager to find out whether they are…
Click title to access this article: Why Some People Say No Thanks To DNA Ancestry Tests
by Ivory A. Toldson
Of all the terms used to describe students who don’t perform well in traditional educational settings, few are used as…
Click title to access this article: Why It's Wrong To Label Students "At-Risk"
by Trivess Moore, et al
Summer in Australia seems to bite harder each year. Adelaide set a record maximum temperature for the nation’s capital…
Click title to access this article: How To Make Your Home Comfortable Without Cranking Up The Air Conditioning
by Karin Hammarberg and Sara Holton
Most people want to have children sometime in their life and expect this will happen when the time is right for them.
Click title to access this article: Most Men Don't Realize Age Is A Factor In Their Fertility Too
by Neel Ocean and Peter Howley
It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research…
Click title to access this article: Eating Fruit And Vegetables Is Linked To Better Mental Well-being
by Kenneth A. Kiewra
Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at 3 and composing at 5 reinforces such…
Click title to access this article: 5 Ways To Develop Your Children's Talents
by Leah Ruppanner and Claudia Geist
Housework is traditionally understood as an economic exchange – housework for money – or as a form of patriarchy drawn…
Click title to access this article: How Last Night's Fight Affects The Way Couples Divide Housework
by Rajvinder Samra
In a popular BuzzFeed article, Anne Helen Petersen describes how millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) became…
Click title to access this article: Why We Need To Overhaul How We Work
by Simon F. Haeder
Spending on pharmaceuticals is on the rise worldwide. And it well should be. Today, we are able to cure some diseases…
Click title to access this article: Why The US Has Higher Drug Prices Than Other Countries
by Katie Bohn
Some cannabinoid compounds may inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells, according to new research.
Click title to access this article: Cannabis Compounds Have Been Shown To Slow Colon Cancer In The Lab
by Chloe Reichel
Due to food shortages related to climate change, the Earth may experience a net increase of 529,000 adult deaths by…
Click title to access this article: The Current And Projected Health Risks Of Climate Change
Written by Pam Younghans
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