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We are now in the month of February... often referred to as the month of Love. Now of course, Love is not restricted to just one month or just one day, so we thought we'd focus on some variances of love... not necessarily just the romantic kind usually linked to Valentine's Day.
We start off with "5 Ways to Lead with Love, Not Fear, and Be a Love Leader" written by Michael Bianco-Splann. He speaks of leading in business, as well as in your personal life, with love rather than fear.
Joyce Vissell relates some examples of "Practicing Gratitude in Vulnerable Times" because, after all, what is gratitude if not Love in action. Lynn B. Robinson brings us "Bits of Laughter, Tears, and Love... At The End" sharing with us that, while the death of a loved one is a challenging experience, it is also one where Love prevails.
Alan Cohen gives us some tips on "Where to Find the Love of Your Life" (and no, it's not at your local bar or using an app). However, finding love is not necessarily the be-all end-all, as veteran Tom Voss shares with us in "Make War, Not Love: To Make War, You Have To Leave The Love Behind".
However, through the whole journey to discover love, and sometimes to run from it, the most important thing to remember is that, as Rena Greenberg reminds us, our need for love and compassion stems from our desire to be connected with others. Read about this more in depth in "Learning to Love Yourself: Harnessing Your Own Resources".
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.
And please remember to check out our new section, Remember Your Future, for articles dealing with the issues that are related to, and affected by, the 2020 US election for President, Senators, etc.
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 Michael Bianco-Splann
For many of us, our default state isn't love; it's fear. Picture, for a moment, 7 billion human beings walking around the planet, heads down, eyes averting the gaze of others, hiding behind insecurities and past pain points, hovering under the radar, and just trying to blend in.
Written by Joyce Vissell
A lot of books have been written about gratitude. I think it is a well-received idea that gratitude is a nice thing to do. But I want to address the use of gratitude in our most vulnerable times, when it is not about being polite, nice or wanting to be liked.
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Written by Lynn B. Robinson, PhD
Having joyful things to think about is helpful. We all know, though, that we have many times where tears are helpful, too. Tears can release feelings, can be eye lubricants, and can sometimes remove stress or improve moods. They do not erase the reason we are sad, but they clear the path to remember our joy - our love.
Written by Alan Cohen
After many years of coaching and leading seminars, I have discovered two areas that most people ask about most frequently: prosperity and relationships. Most people are looking for their love mate, or, if they have one, are seeking a better connection.
Written by Tom Voss
Written by Rena Greenberg
Our need for love and compassion stems from our desire to be connected with others, to feel good about ourselves, and to receive and give appreciation. We all want to feel valued, understood, and respected—to be heard, seen, and believed.
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Make no mistake, how we pay for healthcare in the US is broken for many individuals and for many communities. Like a…
by Sam Janes and Peter Campbell
We know that quitting smoking is an excellent way to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. But until now, experts…
by Daniel Daly
Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home is comfortable to live in, without large…
by Adrian Dyer, et al
Understanding how humans learn is one key to improving teaching practices and advancing education.
by Linda Geddes
The sky is powder blue, and the sun magnificent, as I stride through glittering grass and fallen sycamore seeds to…
by David Topping, et al
Six out of ten Australians don’t eat enough fibre, and even more don’t get the right combination of fibres.
by Marco Travaglio
Our brains are extremely rich in fat. Indeed, about two thirds of the human brain is composed of fat, 35% of which…
by Scott Lear
As an exercise and health researcher, I can confirm that snow shoveling is an excellent physical activity.
by Alexis Blue
Most people have an aspect of their personality they’d like to change, but it may be difficult to do so without help…
by Munden-Dixon and Leslie Roche
As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of…
by Hamid Razifard and Ana Caicedo
The tomato’s path from wild plant to household staple is much more complex than researchers have long thought.
by A. Trevor Sutton
Silicon Valley’s newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from “addictive” activities such as social…
by Gary Sacks, et al
Several governments around the world have adopted taxes on sugary drinks in recent years. The evidence is clear
by Joost de Moor, et al
Can your individual behaviour make a real difference to the environment? And should you be expected to voluntarily…
by Chris Houser
During the mid-winter break, many vacationers head south to sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
by Marie Lundorff
It’s a tragic fact of life that most of us will experience the loss of a loved one. Approximately 50 to 55 million…
by Nicholas Smith
Fewer work hours as a win-win – improving productivity for employers while giving employees what they want.
by Dominic Wilkinson
Vegans avoid animal products. For strict vegans this means avoiding honey because of the exploitation of bees. That…
by Joanne Orlando
Fake Instagram accounts, often referred to as “finstas” or “spam accounts”, have become the norm for many teens – but…
by Lorenzo Stafford
Have you ever smelled odours other people can’t smell? If you have, you may have experienced phantosmia – the medical…
by Caroline Hickman
In these extreme circumstances, a bit of depression about the environment could be precisely what we need – it’s the…
by Megan Arnot
The menopause happens around the age of 50, and for many women, the end of their fertile life is accompanied by…
by Edward Jaenicke
American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, economists report. This food waste has…
by Shahid M Shahiduzzaman, et al
While companies might reap significant gains in productivity from automating certain jobs, this won’t necessarily lead…
by Anand Giridharadas
It’s no secret that the biggest gains in the growing global economy are reaped by the extremely wealthy.
by Rob Boddice
‘Be happy!’ Mary Wollstonecraft exhorted her estranged lover and tormentor, Gilbert Imlay, in late 1795. What did she…
by Krzysztof Geras
An artificial intelligence tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—can identify breast cancer…
by Jennifer L. Temple
When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning like Mom…
by Anna Ball
Rural school gardens get students back in touch with their food, a new study finds.
by Barbara Benham
Increases in physical activity tend to be followed by increases in mood and perceived energy level, research finds.
by Alisson Clark
When certain patients “teach back” a doctor’s instructions, they’re more likely to stay out of the hospital, according…
by Anjana Susarla
“Cancel culture” has become so pervasive that even former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the phenomenon…
by David Comerford
When we talk about innovations to deal with the climate crisis, we tend to think of new technologies developed by…
by Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
Co-working spaces have been growing in all the world’s major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular? Why…
by Sarah Avery
Variable blood pressure readings could be an overlooked early warning sign of heart disease, researchers report.
by Kristin Samuelson
Daily exposure to bright white light in the middle of the day significantly decreases symptoms of depression and…
by Vicki McKenzie
Student achievement has been found to be most influenced by parents’ aspirations and expectations for their children’s…
by Alexis Blue
Faking positive emotions for coworkers can do more harm than good, researchers say. Making an effort to actually feel…
by Ellen Heyting
It started as a New Year’s resolution driven by guilt and a touch of sibling rivalry – but by the end of the year, it…
Written by Pam Younghans
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