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Everyone wants to be happy, and while this can mean different things to different people, I think that a common thread is that we wish to be at peace with ourselves, and at peace with the world around us. Not always an easy task, and at times we may have no inkling of how to attain that inner nirvana -- whether we even believe that it is possible. There are so many things (emotions, thoughts, beliefs...) in the way.
Perhaps a major obstacle to our well-being is that "The Subconscious Mind Is Running The Show". Our past experiences cause us to react to new experiences in ways that are unhealthy and do not lead to happiness. We may tend to react with anger, fear, judgment and not have realized that "Non-Acceptance Is A Choice We've Learned". Luckily, there are ways out of this dilemma, and Jude Bijou offers us "Four Ways To Easily Decrease Fear And Increase Peace" while Guy Joseph Ale, in an excerpt from his book "Buddha and Einstein Walk Into A Bar", shares "Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace".
Through the whole process, we need to be kind to ourselves (and others) and realize that "We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection". Life is a like a school, and we can choose to learn with joy and laughter (and forgiveness), or we can choose struggle and complaints (and resentment). However, whatever choices we've made in the past does not mean we can't make a different choice today, tomorrow, and in the future. Just like a child learning to walk, we may fall or stumble, but we brush ourselves off and keep on keeping on, on the path to rediscovering joy, inner peace, and harmony. You're already on the path...
In addition to our featured articles, we have numerous new articles on a variety of topics... Scroll down below for all of the new articles of the week.
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 Christina Reeves and Dimitrios Spanos
With our subconscious mind running the show 95% of the time, our fate is actually under the control of our recorded programs or habits we may not even know about or that are not of our own choosing. The “writing on our wall” is again a term I use to describe the downloaded information and programming that is recorded on the subconscious mind.
Access the complete article here: The Writing On Our Wall: The Subconscious Mind Is Running The Show
Written by Ora Nadrich
"I like you, do you like me?" Isn't that how children approach one another, with total openness and acceptance? They have this pure, innocent way of expressing themselves, and have a completely disarming attitude like, "Hey, I want you to be my friend."
Access the complete article here: Non-Acceptance Is A Choice We've Learned
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Peace is one of human's six emotions. It's the opposite of fear. When we're experiencing peace, our attention is in the present, we're relaxed, content, and our mind is still. Often it's thought that we need to meditate in order to feel peace, but it's not true. We simply have to pacify our fear and peace will naturally arise.
Access the complete article here: Four Ways To Easily Decrease Fear And Increase Peace
Written by Guy Joseph Ale
With the hectic modern lifestyles that most of us experience, there’s an onslaught of good and bad information assaulting our senses all the time. Since the dawn of the digital age, the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds to only eight seconds.
Access the complete article here: Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace
Written by Maureen Healy
Children are learning how emotions work, what to do with the challenging ones and how to create helpful ones, and the power of paying attention to their bodies and feelings in becoming emotionally healthy.
Access the complete article here: We're All Learning: Seeking Progress, Not Perfection
by Teresa Hagan
Green Book. It’s for “travelling while black”, explains Tony Vallelonga to his incredulous wife, Dolores.
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by Steve Turton
Many parts of Australia have suffered a run of severe and, in some cases, unprecedented weather events this summer.
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by Alison Fernandes
When we think of the future, it very naturally seems to be ‘open’ – a realm of unfixed possibilities, awaiting the…
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by Sara Holton, et al
Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These…
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by Craig Weightman
If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a real contribution to the world but aren’t sure you have any really…
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by Nigel Stepto and Chris Shaw
When it comes to health and fitness, there are rarely any quick fixes. But if you’re struggling to get the recommended…
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by Marta Wegorzewska
A chemical in hand soap and toothpaste meant to kill bacteria is actually making them stronger and more capable of…
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by Sophus Helle
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a Babylonian poem composed in ancient Iraq, millennia before Homer. It tells the story of…
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by Cara Booker
For tweens and early teens, the rise in time spent on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social media is really…
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by Emmanuel Stamatakis
Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs?
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by Caroline Brooks
Like humans, dogs’ personalities likely change over time, according to new research.
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by InnerSelf Staff
Some men may shudder at the thought of “the snip”. But vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for…
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by Elizabeth Franklin and Caitlin Potter
Planting more flowers is a great idea – but it is difficult to predict which flowers different insects will use the…
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by Loredana Polezzi, et al
The soundtrack of our lives and the visual landscapes of our cities are multilingual. Languages, in their plurality…
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by Vicki Flenady, et al
There are at least 2.6 million stillbirths a year across the world. More than 2,000 families each year suffer the loss…
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by Andrew J. Fuligni
No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the…
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by Toni Antonucci, et al
Passion and commitment are widely believed to be the foundation of strong romantic relationships.
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by Sara J Brown
Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it’s healthy. As an academic dermatologist I…
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by Amy LaViers
A colleague of mine, a roboticist, recently proclaimed that if one could teleoperate the robot he developed in his lab,…
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by Noel Healy, et al
Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New Deal, a package of policies that would mobilize vast amounts of money…
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by Firmin DeBrabander
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances.…
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by Paula Kover
Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75% reduction in flying…
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by Ellen Brown
The Green New Deal endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more than 40 other US Representatives has been criticized…
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by Christopher Davey
So you’re depressed. You know this because a health professional has told you so, or you’ve been depressed before and…
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by Ben Newell
Earlier this week an impressive cast of academics, policy experts and business leaders gathered in Sydney at the…
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by Alice Pomidor
When Britain’s Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle on Jan. 17, 2019, many people were surprised…
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by Mark Green and Andrew Pask
In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is…
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by Harrison Tasoff
Thinking of the well-being of our romantic partners before our own may be hard-wired in our brains, according to new…
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by Clare Collins, et al
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholesterol…
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by Tim Lucas
Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher…
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by Megan Lee
Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it…
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by National University of Singapore
Which is better for a teen who can’t get the recommended amount of rest: just 6.5 hours of sleep at night, or 5 hours…
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by Lee McIntyre
The life choices that had led me to be sitting in a booth underneath a banner that read “Ask a Philosopher” – at the…
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by Rhian Parker
Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it’s usually an intimate male partner or…
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by Gary Mortimer
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by Michael J. Armstrong
There was much speculation throughout 2018 about Canada’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis market. But only recently has data…
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by Elizabeth Neale, et al
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts…
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by Stuart Reynolds
Despite their ubiquity in the animal kingdom, a recent report warned of a “bugpocalypse”, as surveys indicated that…
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by Olivia Remes
The term “smiling depression” – appearing happy to others while internally suffering depressive symptoms – has become…
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by Peter Farlie
The development of a baby, from the time of fertilization through to the moment of birth, is an incredibly complex…
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by Lauren Alex O' Hagan
Mindfulness has helped many people to develop the skills necessary to manage chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress…
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by Harriet Dempsey-Jones
Most people who have lost a limb still feel its presence decades later. This phenomenon, dubbed “phantom limb”, has…
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Written by Pam Younghans
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