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One of our featured articles this week asks: "What Makes You A Mature Adult?" The author presents many variations on the theme. I would answer that question by saying that as mature adults we take responsibility for what we share/create, what we withhold/hide, and how we serve/contribute to the world around us.
One simple place to start is suggested in "Loving Each Other and The World Around Us Out Loud" (from the newly released book Loving Out Loud). We also need to live our life mindfully and with awareness. Sometimes we are reminded harshly of what truly is important, as shared in this article by stroke survivor Ted Baxter: "Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed".
There are numerous tools that surround us to help us in our quest. One such tool is found in "Cracking The Code: How To Understand The Symbolic Language Of Dreams", another in "Adaptogens for Improved Health and Brain Function", as well as in "Dowsing and Our Intuitive Senses: A Magic Key To Living A Better Life".
All of the above methods are either free (understanding your dreams) or inexpensive (adaptogens and pendulums). There is a plethora of tools to awaken our consciousness and we can choose the one(s) that we most resonate with. The key is to trust your inner knowing as to what you need and what is right for you.
We are living in an age of great upheavals, and it is important to be centered so that we make "enlightened" choices and take actions that are for the highest good of All.
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all 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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Written by Robyn Spizman
The phrase “loving out loud” refers to a way to live openly and without regret. It’s moving from rapid-fire emoticons to thoughtfully emoting. It’s recognizing the power of a gentler, spoken word infused with a generous spirit.
Written by Ted W. Baxter
"Before the stroke, Ted was all business. Very serious. Since he’s recovered, he’s got such a sense of humor. He’s come almost 180 degrees now. He’s so much funnier, and all his humor—his dry sense of humor—has come out. It never came out before the stroke."
Written by Lisette Schuitemaker
With decisions to make every day, small and big, of momentary and far-reaching consequence, people who become parents put themselves on a fast track towards adulthood. They are responsible for the life of a little one now and so they move up in the ranks of generations.
Written by Clare R. Johnson, PhD
The saying goes that “eyes are the window to the soul.” The same thing can be said of dreams. Dreams reveal to us the state of our soul; they mirror our feelings and preoccupations by painting a cinematic picture of how we are experiencing life at that moment. Dreams don’t lie. They are not concerned with pulling the wool over our eyes and going along with our preferred version of the truth. Dreams are honest mirrors. We just need to work out what they are reflecting.
Written by David Winston
Adaptogens can greatly increase the effectiveness of some modern drugs, including antibiotics, anxiolytics (anxiety relief), antidepressants, and hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering) agents. They also can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the side effects of some drugs. They have a proven record of being safe, efficacious, and quite versatile in their treatment of many conditions.
Written by Joan Rose Staffen
What if there were a simple tool that could answer truthfully any question we might have? What if this were easy to learn and use? What if this instrument could help us make great decisions about anything in our life? The pendulum—a body suspended from a fixed point so as to swing freely to and fro under the action of gravity—is such a tool.
by Simran Jeet Singh
An elderly Sikh gentleman in Northern California, 64-year-old Parmjit Singh, was recently stabbed to death while taking…
by Paul M. Barrett
In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald…
by Kassia Beetham
Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby.
I'm A Psychotherapist – Here's What I've Learned From Listening To Children Talk About Climate Change
by Caroline Hickman
Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilises. Already, studies have found that 45%…
by Nancy Stamp
Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts of…
by Ron Beadle
In the recently released film Blinded by the Light, Pakistani teenager Javed discovers commitment and courage through…
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Included here is the complete coverage and some highlights of the Climate Forum 2020 as presented by MSNBC.
by Hugh Breakey
Argument is everywhere. From the kitchen table to the boardroom to the highest echelons of power, we all use argument…
by UC Berkeley
Using politically incorrect speech can help people appear more authentic, according to new research.
by Caitlin Hoffman
Teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of behaviors that…
by Holly Hutton
At any one time, more than 1,400 Australians are on an organ transplant waiting list. The most common organs in demand…
by Kara Gavin
Older adults who get hearing aids for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with…
by David Korten
Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we…
by Michele Berger
|Giving advice may actually benefit the advice-giver, according to new research.
by Catherine Happer
Researchers working in the field of climate change communications have, for many years, been confronted with the same…
by April Rees, et al
Some of the changes that happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy are more obvious than others.
by David Eagleman
Most adults seem to agree that the older you get, the quicker time flies by. This feeling might, on its surface, seem…
by James Leahy
Strides in medicine have contributed to a dramatic increase in life expectancy over the last century.
by Samantha McDonald
Big technology companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google aren’t the only ones facing huge political concerns about…
by Bill McKibben
“It can’t just be young people. It needs to be all of us.” Business as usual is what’s doing us in.
by Marco Travaglio
Motivation can be a hard thing to come by. Whether at home, at school or at work, most of us have been in a situation…
by Anupam Nanda
The world’s biggest cities have larger populations and higher economic outputs than some countries.
by Niranjana Krishnan
Many people believe that chemicals, particularly the man-made ones, are highly dangerous.
by Ivy Brashear
In many rural areas, a lack of banking options has led to an increase in predatory lending. In eastern Kentucky, a new…
by Gitit Ginat
A number of sexual assault survivors report enormous benefits from specialized classes, but not all therapists are on…
by Aditi Malhotra
The “retargeted” ads that follow us around online work, especially when they start popping up early, research finds.
by Lindsay Bottoms and Daniel Muniz
First there were heated fitness studios, now the latest trend is working out in frigid temperatures.
by Kelly L. Haws, Brent McFerran, and Peggy Liu
Making choices that you probably otherwise wouldn’t make were you alone – probably happens more often than you think in…
by Michael Holmes
Women comprise about 47% of the U.S. workforce, yet they make up barely a quarter of all senior executives at large…
by Tamara Bhandari
Life-saving antibiotics may cause long-lasting damage to the developing microbial communities in intestinal tracts of…
by Kate Laffan
According to TheNew Republic magazine in June this year: ‘You will have to make sacrifices to save the planet’, while…
by David Adger
When we speak, our sentences emerge as a flowing stream of sound. Unless we are really annoyed.
by Neville Ellis and Ashlee Cunsolo
We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions…
by Nancy P. Kropf and Sherry Cummings
For many baby boomers, an important goal is staying independent as long as possible.
by Karen Lander
Although most of us can distinguish between and remember hundreds of different faces, some people are better at it than…
by Todd Miller
Building a new world will require first reexamining—and dismantling—the cultural ethos of productivity that creeps into…
by Louisa Matwiejczyk
An increasing number of blogs by “ethical mums” have sparked discussions about the appropriateness of imposing…
by CBC News: The National
Canadians across the country say their allergies are getting worse.
More than half of Americans take a dietary supplement, but the truth is, most people don't need them.
by Simon Baron-Cohen, et al
Two long-standing psychological theories – the empathising-systemising theory of sex differences and the extreme male…
by Andrew Calcutt
When war breaks out among the political class, as it has over Brexit, journalists are bound to get excited. It works…
by Sonia Fernandez
Seaweed is a lot more than marine debris you find on the beach. It may play a big role in the effort to mitigate…
by Simon Baron-Cohen, et al
Cognitive empathy is the ability to recognise what another person is thinking or feeling, and one way it can be…
by Robert Pepperell
Perception is utterly baffling. We can precisely describe the biological structure of eyes and brains.
There's An Obvious Reason Wages Aren't Growing, But You Won't Hear It From Treasury Or The Reserve Bank
by David Peetz
Wages growth for Australian workers is among the worst in the industrialised world.
On a special show before a live studio audience, Bill Nye the science guy discusses the climate crisis with Chris Hayes.
by Self Sufficient Me
If you are having tomato fruit set problems try this simple toothbrush trick to get more tomatoes!
by John J Reilly and Xanne Janssen
Fidgeting is usually considered as a sign of boredom or lack of attention which can be distracting to others.
by Kelly Sims Gallagher and Fang Zhang
As the effects of climate change become more widespread and alarming, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has…
by Sara LaJeunesse
Employers’ small gestures of kindness can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, researchers…
by Richard Matthews and Nick Falkner
If you run a business, you’re probably concerned about IT security. Maybe you invest in antivirus software, firewalls…
by Yoga With Adriene
In this gentle 20 minute yoga flow, you are invited to take a moment to surrender. No need to come with an agenda or…
Written by Pam Younghans
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