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This week we take a look at communication. And while we generally think of communication as taking place with other humans, we expand the scope to connecting with ourselves, with animals, and with Nature. Communication does not happen just with words. As any empath or sensitive person can tell you, a lot is communicated non-verbally. We communicate not only through body posture, tone of voice, and emotions, but also by the energy we hold within our thoughts and heart.
We start out our articles by setting the tone with "Healing Is Love – A Simple Loving Connection " and continue with "Communication Skills: Shifting Between Emotional and Mental Communication". Then we learn about "Using Essential Oils To Open Lines Of Communication".
Our authors bring you tools for communication in "Communicating with Animals: Why and How " and also "Techniques For Communicating With Nature". Some of the modalities for animals and Nature can be adapted for communication with other humans as well. After all, energy is energy. I recommend that you read these articles with an open mind and heart as to how to apply what you learn to communicating with the humans in your life as well.
Robert Jennings, co-publisher of InnerSelf, communicates about needed changes in our interpretation of "practical" economic realities. As usual, bobby has a way of summarizing the complex into an easily grasped concept in "Are We Fiddling While The World Burns, Floods, And Dies?".
And of course, we have numerous additional articles, as we do each week. Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of the articles that were added to the website during 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 Niki J. Senior
No matter what we have experienced in our lives, tucked within each and every one of us is love. To me, healing is defined as a pure loving connection; it’s as simple as that. To demonstrate healing is to give love: unconditionally. Love is healing, healing is love.
Written by Raven Digitalis
We can effortlessly get lost in emotions socially, so it’s both wise and courageous to hone the ability of shifting between emotional and mental communication with others. Let’s explore a few methods for us to keep in mind when braving the necessity of human communication.
Written by Vannoy Gentles Fite
These oils and recipes are sure to assist us with opening lines of communication between our loved ones and us. Communication is the key to a successful relationship between you and humanity. Communication, feelings, desires, and repressed anger come from the throat chakra.
Written by Diane Budd
First, let’s establish why we would want to talk to animals. People all have their own reasons, but essentially, it can help to answer a lot of important questions, not only for you but for the animal, too. It also raises your awareness of all animals collectively. We need to learn to honor all creatures, no matter how insignificant they seem to us.
Written by Susanne Weikl
Nature is just like us: it likes to be treated with respect, to be approached with an open heart and with care. Our energy fields will then come into harmony with one another and our intuitive perception will be enhanced.
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The idea that has been passed around by most conservative and liberal government leaders and representatives is that little can be done for the people because "money" is in short supply.
by Mathew Guest
High rates of mental ill health among students, including some tragic cases of suicide, have highlighted the…
by Louise A Brown Nicholls
Not all negative emotions are necessarily bad. In fact, they can direct your behaviour in useful ways.
by Richard A. Devine and Siri Terjesen
Only a handful of the top companies in the U.S. are led by a woman. Efforts to change that and promote more women into…
by Cameron Brick
Environmentalism can feel like a drag. People trying to reduce their environmental impact often feel stressed and…
by Jean Strelitz
People with type 2 diabetes are often encouraged to lose weight. And recent studies have shown that losing a lot of…
by Abbey Stemler, et al
Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates exchanges between people.
by Mattie Milner and Stephen Rice
Medical robots are helping doctors and other professionals save time, lower costs and shorten patient recovery times…
by Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens
The sun both rises and sets later in the western parts of time zones, by about an hour at the extremes.
by Scott T. Allison
Each May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day, and for good reason. According to surveys I’ve conducted, over 25%…
by Matthew Grant, et al
Palliative care involves a team of specialized health professionals who provide an extra layer of support to the person…
by Roger Close
Species living on land make up 85% to 95% of all biodiversity on Earth today. This is especially impressive when we…
by Anna Sullivan
One of the most important aspects of educating future teachers is teaching them how to manage a classroom.
by Nicholas Beuret
Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that have contributed far…
by Christopher Timothy McGuirk
Online gaming has become a concern for some parents in the past few years and there are worries children might become…
by Carol Clark, Emory University
Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at age 4, a new study finds.
by Manvir Singh
Aka Manai explains that there are two kinds of people in the world: simata and sikerei.
by Bamini Gopinath, University of Sydney
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness in Australia. One in seven people aged over 50…
by Elisabeth Gruner
Within a 20-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, is the oldest house in the city:…
by Arash Javanbakht
Mass shootings are a tragic new normal in American life. They happen too often, as evidenced
by Kalpana Jain
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world will not eat or drink from dawn to sunset. Muslims believe that…
by Nina M. Zitani
People across North America love to garden, yet the vast majority of garden plants are non-native species.
by Ruth Cain, University of Kent
There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline…
by Kurt Andersen
Americans are inherently a little crazy. But now the crazy is being enabled by politicians in the White House and by…
by Cameron Webb, University of Sydney
The sight and smell of smouldering mosquito coils is a mainstay of summer. But is all that smoke really keeping away…
by Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland
In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social…
by Vaibhav Diwadkar and Otto Muzik
There are people who show incredible resistance to extremes of temperature. Think of Buddhist monks who can calmly…
by Greg Asner
Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused…
by Ashley Whillans
We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental…
by Stephen M. Fiore
Challenges are a fact of life. Whether it’s a high-tech company figuring out how to shrink its carbon footprint, or a…
by Soomi Lee, et al
Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions?
by Jennifer Wegmann
For the nearly 20 million college students in the U.S., one of the most stressful times of the year comes at the end of…
by Verónica Giménez Béliveau
Priests are Catholicism’s greatest figures: shepherds who manage believers’ relationship with the divine.
by David Evans
Teacher strikes swept the United States in 2018, from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina and…
by Shervin Assari
Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds…
by Yoga With Adriene
Total Body Yoga - Deep Core is a 20 min practice for building strength as well as increasing flexibility and blood flow.
by The Guardian
The inside story of Extinction Rebellion, the direct action group that paralysed central London to protest against what…
by Self Sufficient Me
Here's how to grow a ton of carrots in just one small round raised garden bed.
by Lonnie Aarssen
Homo sapiens means wise human, but the name no longer suits us. As an evolutionary biologist who writes about Darwinian…
by Poorvi Vora
About 600 million Indian citizens are expected to cast their votes over a period of 39 days ending May 19, in the…
by Anita Phillips
The combined oral contraceptive pill is the most popular contraception in Australia. It’s less invasive than implants…
by Rebecca Ellis
With reports of declining insect populations worldwide, or what George Monbiot calls an “insectageddon,” there is…
by Hector Gonzalez-Jimenez
Travelling offers new experiences and can open people’s minds. It allows you to get out of your daily groove – of work…
by Vincent Denault
Pauses in answers, body movements, elusive or angry looks, confusion, anxiety — the facial expressions and gestures…
Written by Pam Younghans
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