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The "motto" of InnerSelf.com is "New Attitudes -- New Possibilities". And that is definitely what is at stake on a world-wide basis at this time. Attitudes have to change in order for new possitilities to emerge and for the world to change -- for the better.
I think we can all agree that things need to change or evolve and also, that they are changing, albeit perhaps more slowly than we'd like -- and in some instances perhaps faster than we'd like. As with all changes, the transformation must begin at home... first in our mind and in our heart, transposed to our actions, and then spreading out into the world.
We start our articles this week with Pierre Pradervand asking "Are You A World Citizen? Putting Things in Perspective" We then follow up with Will Wilkinson: "Remember: It's Never Too Late To Belong".
We always have choices to make in life. "The Dilemma of The Freedom to Choose" speaks of the choice of becoming a parent, but the dilemma of appropriate choices applies to all of our life's decisions.. One "tool" that is at our disposal to help us set our best course is our intuition. Theresa Cheung suggests "Brushing Your Teeth As An Intuition-Building Mindfulness Exercise"
And we wrap up this week's featured articles with a practical article on "The Microbiome, Coronavirus, and Eastern Medicine: Recommendations For A Healthy Body and Mind"
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the links to 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, health-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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Written by Pierre Pradervand
A world where a tiny virus weighing a microgram can upset the world economy in a few weeks is either inhabited by a very, very clever virus…or then is really inhabited by an extremely strange group of people... So now that the tsunami is upon us, we need to ask: OK, what now? Have we started learning the lesson?
Written by Will Wilkinson
Have you ever forgotten something – a name, a place, an event – and struggled to remember, finally giving up, only to have an "ah ah" moment some time later, suddenly recalling what evaded your recollection, maybe in the shower, or driving, or daydreaming by the window, watching the rain?
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Written by Lisette Schuitemaker
Across the globe, the freedom to choose what will define our lives is vastly different. We who have many options open to us often suffer from stress, because this freedom brings with it a responsibility of being a good judge of what fits us best.
Written by Theresa Cheung
There’s no doubt mindfulness exercises can help you tune into your intuition. Research from Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute recommends mindfulness techniques to help you connect with your intuition when you need to make important decisions.
Written by Bridgette Shea
Eastern medicine is no stranger to plagues. Epidemics have been a major contributing factor to the evolution of traditional medicines for at least the last two thousand years. There are numerous treatises on the nature of pathogens, how they invade and travel through the body, and how to treat the body so it can push them back out.
by Robin Price and Linda Colley
Working from home usually requires changing aspects of your relationship with your employer. What it doesn’t change is…
by Brittany Harker Martin
During self-isolation due to coronavirus, many are turningto the arts. Perhaps they seek a creative outlet or…
by Robert McLachlan
If I were to buy an electric vehicle it would add to the load on the national grid. Is the only way we are currently…
by Victoria Rodner
Living with the virus has also taught us new tricks, pushing us to come up with new ways of how to shop, work, learn,…
by Morgan Sherburne
A free app called Social Rhythms could help users understand their own sleep rhythms and shed light on how their…
by Ilias Berberi
Is evolution the best inventor? With hundreds of millions of years of work and the natural world as its canvas, it…
by Julie P. Smith and Fiona Jenkins
Yet employers effectively requisitioned part of those homes. While necessary, it was far from costless to us, and our…
by Kate Harkness
During the current COVID-19 pandemic have you been wondering why you’re getting headaches more often?
by Tim Spector
In the UK, around one in three adults are obese and many more are overweight. In the US, around two in five adults and…
by Natalie L Marchant
There no cure, but reports indicate that approximately a third of dementia cases may be preventable, which is why many…
by Jo Daniels
For the last three months, around two million people have “shielded” themselves against the novel coronavirus by…
by William Petri
Perhaps the most important question now about COVID-19 is the degree to which a prior infection protects from a second…
by Robin Queen
As a sociolinguist who studies and writes about language and discrimination, I was also struck by the name given to…
by Marcus Hedahl and Bradley Jay Strawser
President Donald Trump has announced he was considering sending the federal military into the streets of numerous…
by Zuzy Anna
Indonesia’s status as a maritime country seemingly does not guarantee that its fishers live prosperously.
by Jaron Harambam
Ever since the coronavirus spread across the world, suspicions have proliferated about what is really going on.
by Julie Wargo Aikins
As the weather has warmed in my Midwestern town, my neighborhood is full of children on bicycles pretending to be…
by Philip Gable
Think back to life before stay-at-home orders. Does it feel like just yesterday? Or does it seem like ages ago – like…
by Maximilian de Courten, et al
Many people in the community are wearing face masks and gloves in an attempt to protect themselves against the…
by Lisa Dikomitis et al
Cluster headache is more than just a headache. It is a severe neurological condition, sometimes known as a “suicide…
by Gery Karantzas
So what are some of the key factors that affect how relationships fare during such times?
by Paul Bierman and Amanda H. Schmidt
In a recently published study, we show that Cuban rivers are cleaner than the mighty Mississippi. Why?
by Laurel Mellin
Let’s face it: We’re all under stress right now. The uncertainty and constant health threats surrounding the…
by Kristina Mani
Calling upon the armed forces to restore order is rare in a democracy. Militaries are trained for warfare, not…
by Peter Rogers
You’re eating in a calorie deficit, are exercising a few times a week, and are getting close to your weight loss goal.
by David R. Montgomery et al
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have severely disrupted and spotlighted weaknesses in the U.S.…
by Mandie Shean
As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning…
by Jennifer Gribble
Chronicling four generations of two families, Felicity Volk’s Desire Lines is set against landmarks of 20th century…
by Katherine Hutchinson
Ice shelves, massive floating bodies of ice, are well-known for their buffering effect on land-based ice sheets as they…
by Natasha Parent and Rod Knight
Not everyone is a fan of rock ‘n’ roll but, for many people, sex and drugs make a great combination.
by Béatrice Pudelko
Fear, anxiety, worry, lack of motivation and difficulty concentrating — students cite all sorts of reasons for opposing…
by Stephen Kissler
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is here to stay for the summer. What happens next, though, is unclear.
by Lily Stojanovska and Vasso Apostolopoulos
During menopause, estrogen levels drop, leading to a number of unpleasant symptoms.
by Carly Osborn
I am feeling isolated. Is this a state, or an emotion? Rather than getting into the semantics of language, I will ask…
by Robyn Lucas and Terry Slevin
Vitamin D has emerged as “the vitamin of the decade”, with a long and growing list of maladies supposedly caused…
by Anton Oleinik
Each government has responded differently to the coronavirus pandemic — including how data on the disease have been…
by Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst
Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems.
by Karen Foster
As we near the 100-day mark since the pandemic was declared, one area getting a significant attention is the workplace…
Written by Pam Younghans
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read this week's journal here
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
OLDIES & GOODIES:
by Richard C. Michael, Ph.D.
One of the most difficult and rewarding things you will ever learn is how to live in the moment. Quite simply, if you…
by Derek Jeter
I was about eight years old when I announced that I was going to play for the Yankees. My parents were receptive to my…
by Guy Finley
If we want to grow inwardly we must find new ways to learn about ourselves. These higher discoveries call for higher…
by Sanaya Roman
As they grow older, many people constrict their boundaries; they often seek what is comfortable, familiar, and safe.…
by Michael Garrett
The first time I actually saw a rainbow, its quiet beauty struck my heart with such awe that it touched something deep…
by Mary Jesse
What do you think of when you think of Florida, Hawaii or California? Sunshine. It doesn't mean they are without…
by Susan Ann Darley
When we neglect ourselves in the mad rush to make a living, take care of business and raise our families, we die a…
Also check out the InnerSelf section, Remember Your Future, for articles dealing with issues that are related to you and the upcoming 2020 US election for President, Senate, etc.
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