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This week we look at love... not the Valentine's Day kind of love, but love of self, love of others (human and not), and love of humanity, which all ties in with kindness, acceptance, etc. We start with Sonja Grace who speaks of "The Ongoing Search for Love". Then, Lynn B. Robinson asks "Is Out of Body Intimacy Possible?" and Cate Montana answers that question in an article entitled "From Enlightenment to Romance in One (Not So) Easy Step" where she shares about her upcoming novel, Apollo & Me.
Then I have written a new installment in my "What Works For Me" series: "What Works For Me: Love Is All There Is". And then we round it all up with love in action in "Act with Kindness, Considering Everyone and Everything".
And of course, lots of additional articles on a wide variety of topics. Scroll down below for all the links...
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Sonja Grace
The search for love is one all humans, throughout lifetimes, have experienced. We search for those connections in each lifetime. It is our reason for being. We look for love believing we have to alter ourselves in some way in order to attract it, when in fact we need to be loved for who we are.
Access the complete article here: The Ongoing Search for Love
Written by Lynn B. Robinson, PhD
What happens after death? Do deeply loving feelings exist when we are no longer in physical bodies?
Access the complete article here: Is Out of Body Intimacy Possible?
Written by Cate Montana
As I hiked up the old E4 trail above the temple complex at Delphi, romance was the last thing on my mind let alone a dalliance with the ancient forgotten Greek god of Light and Wisdom. It was April of 2015, and all I wanted to do was to get away from the tourists and my worries about a book deadline with Simon & Schuster...
Access the complete article here: From Enlightenment to Romance in One (Not So) Easy Step
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
Years ago, I knew someone who used to say "Love is all there is". This was his "mantra" and he repeated it often to whoever was willing to listen. At the time, I was in my twenties and his statement would aggravate me to no end. After all, how could he say that "love s all there is" when there were wars, famine, murders, crimes of all kinds, etc. etc.
Access the complete article here: What Works For Me: Love Is All There Is
Written by Darren Cockburn
Kindness towards people means being considerate, friendly and generous. The opposite to kindness is intentionally causing harm. The Process rewards us for deeds of kindness, and corrects us for deeds of harm. There are always consequences for our actions.
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by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
"On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Access the complete article here: New Zealand Shows What Real Action to Stop Gun Violence Looks Like
by Marla Paul
Adults who eat more dietary cholesterol—such as that in eggs—have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease…
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by Meghan A. Bohren
Women have traditionally been supported by a companion during childbirth, and there is good evidence this benefits both…
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by Sheri Madigan, et al
In a piece on the television show 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey discussed childhood trauma — shining a public spotlight on…
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by Victoria Brooks
A number of years ago, I found myself at a public sex beach in southern France for research purposes. Unsurprisingly, I…
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by Michaela Haas
The ideas behind regenerative farming are simple and ancient. The way to stop climate change might be buried in 300…
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by Nour Halabi
Ever since his days on the election campaign trail the US president, Donald Trump, has assured voters of his intentions…
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by Robert Sanders
Scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, the mice were…
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by Janette Pelletier and Christina Moore
Our youngest learners benefit when educators with complementary skills combine their expertise.
Access the complete article here: How A Team Approach Makes Full-day Kindergarten A Success
by Jean Twenge
Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and she’ll probably hold up her smartphone. Not that she…
Access the complete article here: Teens Have Less Face Time With Their Friends – And Are Lonelier Than Ever
by David M. Mayer
Federal attorneys have arrested 50 people in a college admission scam that allowed wealthy parents to buy their kids’…
Access the complete article here: Why Rich Parents Are More Likely To Be Unethical
by Robert Burriss
It’s not difficult to tell when a female chimpanzee is in heat. As she nears ovulation — the point in her cycle when…
Access the complete article here: The Secret To Ovulation Is In Women's Faces But Men Can't See It
by Rosa da Silva
With spring comes glorious sunshine, warmer weather — and ticks. Ticks and some insect pests can carry bacteria,…
Access the complete article here: The Countdown To Peak Tick Season Is Here
by John P. Buchweitz
My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping…
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by Edwina Pio
New Zealand is a religiously and ethnically diverse country with an almost negligible global terrorism index. Muslims…
Access the complete article here: How To Move Beyond Simplistic Debates That Demonize Islam
by Matt Swayne
While most first-year college students in a new study had positive feelings about computing and computer-related majors…
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by Alison Rahn
Most people prefer to die at home but few adequately plan for it. Consequently, just one in seven Australians dies at…
Access the complete article here: Don't Wait For A Crisis – How To Start Planning Your Aged Care Now
by Nicole Racine and Sheri Madigan
Bubble-wrapping children doesn’t work. They need to experience mild adversity, to know how to overcome it when they…
Access the complete article here: How Failure Helps Build Kids' Resilience
by Christine Bear, et al
New studies reveal that most psychiatric illnesses are related to one another. Tracing these connections, like the…
Access the complete article here: Having One Mental Health Disorder Increases Your Risks Of Getting Another
by Harvey Whitehouse, et al
What came first – all-seeing Gods or complex societies? When you think of religion, you probably think of a god who…
Access the complete article here: Big Gods Came After The Rise Of Civilizations, Not Before
by Melissa Haussman
Last month, the U.S. administration officially announced its intention to block federal family planning funds for…
Access the complete article here: How The US Is Turning Back Progress On Access To Birth Control
by Hiu Man Chan
As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the moon in January 2019, a…
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by National University of Singapore
Seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 percent reduced odds of having mild…
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by Sarah Parry and Jez Oldfield
Distressing events like terrorist attacks affect us all in different ways.hile adults often have enough life experience…
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by Shawn Hayward
A large study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, report…
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by Richard Metcalfe
Most people probably don’t think of everyday activities – such as hanging out the washing or putting away the groceries…
Access the complete article here: New Research Shows Even Light Physical Activity Has Health Benefits
by Amy Irwin and Gabi Lipan
The employment market is saturated with graduates who have good degrees and the right qualifications. So the question…
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by Lesley Strawderman
Love them or hate them, traffic laws exist to keep people safe and to help vehicles flow smoothly. And while they…
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by Amanda Power
One reason why people find it difficult to think about climate change and the future may be their understanding of…
Access the complete article here: Why We Must Narrate A History Beyond The 'Triumph Of Humanity' To Find Solutions To Climate Change
by Shinsuke Shimojo, et al
Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees,…
Access the complete article here: Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?
by Tom Sanders
It’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to…
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by Rachel Allavena
Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age…
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by Joanne Orlando
It’s a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from harm, no matter where that threat of harm comes from. But…
Access the complete article here: A Parent's Guide To Protecting Your Kids From Online Hoaxes
by Zia Wadud
One of the most attractive things about driverless cars is their potential to free up the time spent driving from A to…
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by Sara Brown
Food allergies are on the increase worldwide, ranging from minor inconvenience to possible sudden death, and leading to…
Access the complete article here: Food Allergies: What You Need To Know About The Role Your Skin Plays
by Malte Rödl
One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has…
Access the complete article here: Why The Meat Industry Could Win Big From The Switch To Veggie Lifestyles
by Rachel Cohen, et al
Social media use is often described as being problematic for mental health and body image. But is all social media use…
Access the complete article here: Women Can Build Positive Body Image By Controlling What They View On Social Media
by Francis Vergunst
New research, published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, shows that boys from low-income backgrounds who were…
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by Lowri Dowthwaite
Depression is a common mental health problem that can affect people at many different stages in life. How bad it gets…
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by Brooke Schedneck
Thich Nhat Hanh, the monk who popularized mindfulness in the West, has returned home to Vietnam to enjoy the rest of…
Access the complete article here: Thich Nhat Hanh, The Buddhist Monk Who Introduced Mindfulness To The West, Prepares To Die
by James David Adams, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no…
Access the complete article here: How Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just Getting High
Written by Pam Younghans
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