InnerSelf Newsletter: September 27, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 27, 2020
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

One of the great strength of the human race is our ability to be flexible, to be creative, and to think outside the box. To be someone other than we were yesterday or the day before. We can change... our mind, our attitude, our health, and even ourselves.

This week we take a look at creating change both within our own self and within the world. We start off with Nir Bashan, author of a new book entitled "The Creator Mindset". In the article we are featuring today, he speaks of "Complacency: A One-Way Ticket To Doom".

Our next article takes a look at another way to create change: "How Introverts and Extroverts Working Together Create Balance and Innovation". We then discover, from the authors of the book "The Symphony of Selves" how "Shifting Selves Might Save Your Life: Being In the Right Mind at the Right Time". 

Another area that needs a creative shift is the one of "The Energy of Money: Why Do We Make Wealth All About Money?". Since any shift in our attitudes and goals also requires action, Robert Jennings asks: "Were You Part Of The Problem Last Time? Will You Be Part Of The Solution This Time?". 

And if you're not clear on what your path is, or what direction to take with your goals, your creativity, your actions, then perhaps my article can help you find clarity: "What Works For Me: For The Highest Good".

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, health-full, and loving week.


Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
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Complacency: A One-Way Ticket To Doom

Written by Nir Bashan

Complacency: A One-Way Ticket To Doom
When creativity dies within a company or career, your eventual end is soon cast in stone. Let’s take a look at a company that has gone out of business and why one of my three distinct flavors of complacency ultimately led to their demise.


How Introverts and Extroverts Working Together Create Balance and Innovation

Written by Jane Finkle

How Introverts and Extroverts Working Together Create Balance and Innovation 
In the rapid-fire of the modern day workplace, teams with diverse perspectives can produce unique solutions to problems while generating fresh and creative ideas. This powerful perspective is often evident when introverts and extroverts work together in harmony appreciating the rich difference in style and energy.


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Shifting Selves Might Save Your Life: Being In the Right Mind at the Right Time

Written by James Fadiman and Jordan Gruber

Shifting Selves Might Save Your Life: Being In the Right Mind at the Right Time
One of the concepts that has proved most useful to readers—and, in all honesty, to ourselves personally as we developed the book—is learning how to enhance the capacity to move into the right part of ourselves for any given situation. To achieve and remain in good mental health, we need to learn how to be “in the right mind at the right time.” 


The Energy of Money: Why Do We Make Wealth All About Money?

Written by Prema Lee Gurreri

The Energy of Money: Why Do We Make Wealth All About Money?
Money is a form of energy, just like love, time, and breath. However, in our modern world, we have made money the most common currency of exchange. It’s everywhere. We trade our time, our labor―and even, sadly, our love―for it.


Were You Part Of The Problem Last Time? Will You Be Part Of The Solution This Time?

Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com

Were You Part Of The Problem Last Time? Will You Be Part Of The Solution This Time?
Have you registered to vote? Have you voted? If you are not going to vote, you will be part of the problem.


What Works For Me: "For The Highest Good"

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

What Works For Me: "For The Highest Good"
The reason I share "what works for me" is that it may work for you as well. If not exactly the way I do it, since we are all unique, some variance of the attitude or method may very well be something that will work for you.


From Psychopaths to Everyday Sadists: Why Do Humans Harm The Harmless?

From Psychopaths to Everyday Sadists: Why Do Humans Harm The Harmless?

by Simon McCarthy-Jones,

Why are some humans cruel to people who don’t even pose a threat to them – sometimes even their own children? Where…


Why More Companies Are Hiring Autistic People

Why More Companies Are Hiring Autistic People

by Carol A Adams

Some of my favourite fictional characters include Spock and Seven of Nine from Star Trek, Dr Martin Ellingham from Doc…


Are Young Trees or Old Forests More Important for Slowing Climate Change?
Are Young Trees or Old Forests More Important for Slowing Climate Change?

by Tom Pugh

Forests are thought to be crucial in the fight against climate change – and with good reason. We’ve known for a long…


Why Contemplating Death Can Help You Live A Happier Life
Why Contemplating Death Can Help You Live A Happier Life

by Steve Taylor

How do you feel about the idea of dying? Is it something you think about often? Or does it make you feel anxious? These…


Why Microaggressions Aren't Just Innocent Blunders

Why Microaggressions Aren't Just Innocent Blunders

by Jonathan Kanter

A white man shares publicly that a group of Black Harvard graduates “look like gang members to me” and claims he would…


The UK Plans To Build Huge Batteries To Store Renewable Energy – But There's A Much Cheaper Solution

The UK Plans To Build Huge Batteries To Store Renewable Energy – But There's A Much Cheaper Solution

by Andrew Cruden

The UK has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from…


How Keeping Large Mammals In Zoos and Aquariums Damages Their Brains

How Keeping Large Mammals In Zoos and Aquariums Damages Their Brains

by Bob Jacobs

Hanako, a female Asian elephant, lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Japan’s Inokashira Park Zoo for more than 60…


3 Ways To Cope With The Uncertainties of Pandemic Life

3 Ways To Cope With The Uncertainties of Pandemic Life

by Bethany Teachman

It’s 1:36 a.m. and I’ve just gotten my daughter back to sleep after she threw up violently. She has no fever, no cough…


Police Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Shows The Danger Technology Poses to Democracy

Police Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Shows The Danger Technology Poses to Democracy

by Anjuli R. K. Shere and Jason Nurse

US police forces have been turning to technology to track down Black Lives Matter protestors.


If We Realized The True Cost of Homelessness, We'd Fix It Overnight

If We Realized The True Cost of Homelessness, We'd Fix It Overnight

by Vivienne Skinner and Phillippa Carnemolla

The moratorium on evictions is due to end soon. (In Australia, it is scheduled for the end of September 2020). Some…


11 Ways To Stop Procrastinating—For Good

11 Ways To Stop Procrastinating—For Good

by Tim Ferriss, Dan Ariely & more

Most of us feel guilty or lazy when we put things off until a later date or time, but procrastination is normal and…


How Periods and The Pill Affect Athletic Performance

How Periods and The Pill Affect Athletic Performance

by Dan Gordon

The menstrual cycle, the pill and their potential impact on sporting performance have long been considered a taboo…


How The Climate Impact of Beef Compares with Plant-Based Alternatives

How The Climate Impact of Beef Compares with Plant-Based Alternatives

by Alexandra Macmillan and Jono Drew

I am wondering about the climate impact of vegan meat versus beef. How does a highly processed patty compare to…


Why Personality Shifts Might Also Change Your Politics

Why Personality Shifts Might Also Change Your Politics

by Caroline Brooks

Changes in personality may also lead to changes in political ideologies, researchers report.


How Women Use Mobile Apps To Learn About Sexuality and Improve Their Sexual Relationships

How Women Use Mobile Apps To Learn About Sexuality and Improve Their Sexual Relationships

by Mary Keck

New research offers an unprecedented look at how women around the world interact with dating and sex-related mobile…


How Job Insecurity Shapes Your Personality

How Job Insecurity Shapes Your Personality: More Neurotic, Less Agreeable, Less Conscientious?

by Lena Wang et al

With unemployment at its highest rate in three decades, almost a million Australians are experiencing the anxiety of…


Less Routine Is Often More When It Comes To Children's Development

Less Routine Is Often More When It Comes To Children's Development

by Debbie Pope

As a mother of three grown-up children, I vividly recall the panic I felt when the annual six-week summer school…


4 Phytonutrients That Can Boost Your Health.and Where To Find Them

4 Phytonutrients That Can Boost Your Health.and Where To Find Them

by Clare Collins

A review of the research found drinking a few cups of coffee a day was associated with a lower risk of dying from any…


7 Ways To To Suck CO₂ Out Of The Atmosphere

7 Ways To To Suck CO₂ Out Of The Atmosphere

by Annette Cowie et al

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says negative emissions technologies will be needed to meet the Paris…


Why People Act Less Selfishly When Somebody’s Watching

Why People Act Less Selfishly When Somebody’s Watching

by Ida Eriksen

The less we know about what is expected of us in a given situation, the more likely we are to act selfishly…


How Digital Literacy Skills Help Children Navigate and Respond To Misinformation

How Digital Literacy Skills Help Children Navigate and Respond To Misinformation

by Jaigris Hodson

As we all head back to school during a global pandemic, it’s a good time to ask whether students are learning the…


How The Coronavirus Spreads Through The Air

How The Coronavirus Spreads Through The Air

by Stacy Morford

Scientists have been warning for months that the coronavirus could be spread by aerosols – tiny respiratory droplets…


What The Greek Classics Tell Us About Grief and The Importance of Mourning The Dead

What The Greek Classics Tell Us About Grief and The Importance of Mourning The Dead

by Joel Christensen

As the coronavirus pandemic hit New York in March, the death toll quickly went up with few chances for families and…


Tips For Living Online – Lessons From Six Months of Covid-19

Tips For Living Online – Lessons From Six Months of Covid-19

by Pamela Scott Bracey, PhD

Stay-at-home orders, workplace shutdowns, school closures and social distancing requirements changed lives almost…


Why Retiring Early Can Be Bad For The Brain

Why Retiring Early Can Be Bad For The Brain

by Plamen Nikolov

People who retire early suffer from accelerated cognitive decline and may even encounter early onset of dementia…


At Universities Students Need Safe Places To Socialize, Not Partying Bans

At Universities Students Need Safe Places To Socialize, Not Partying Bans

by Leo Erlikhman

As universities have reopened in various ways this fall after spring COVID-19 closures and a rapid move to online…


Will The Tropics Eventually Become Uninhabitable?

Will The Tropics Eventually Become Uninhabitable?

by James Shulmeister

What is the impact of temperature increases in the tropics? How likely is it that regions along the Equator will be…


How Parents Should Talk To Their Children About Sex

How Parents Should Talk To Their Children About Sex

by Áine Aventin

Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. Here are some tips that…


Humans Ignite Almost Every Wildfire That Threatens Homes

Humans Ignite Almost Every Wildfire That Threatens Homes

by Nathan Mietkiewicz and Jennifer Balch

Summer and fall are wildfire season across the western U.S. In recent years, wildfires have destroyed thousands of…


New Research: Cannabis Use After Work Doesn’t Affect Productivity

New Research: Cannabis Use After Work Doesn’t Affect Productivity

by Ian Hamilton

Musicians and artists have long used cannabis to enhance their creativity. But how does the drug affect more…


Depression and Dementia Are Two Sides Of One Coin

Depression and Dementia Are Two Sides Of One Coin

by Donald Weaver

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is…


How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women's Rights

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women's Rights

by Jonathan Entin

Even before her appointment, she had reshaped American law. When he nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President…


Why Hope Isn't Mere Wishful Thinking

Why Hope Isn't Mere Wishful Thinking

by Christian van Nieuwerburgh

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world has prompted job losses and business closures, and an increase in stress and…


Why The Electoral College Is Surprisingly Vulnerable To Popular Vote Changes

Why The Electoral College Is Surprisingly Vulnerable To Popular Vote Changes

by Steven Heilman

In the 2000 U.S. presidential election, changing just 269 votes in Florida from George W. Bush to Al Gore would have…


What Happens When Covid-19 And Influenza Collide? Can Hospitals Handle The Strain?

What Happens When Covid-19 and Influenza Collide? Can Hospitals Handle The Strain?

by Christine Crudo Blackburn et al

Flu season is just around the corner, and the United States still hasn’t contained the coronavirus. That sets up an…


Why Wildfires Can Leave Toxic Drinking Water Behind

Why Wildfires Can Leave Toxic Drinking Water Behind

by Andrew J. Whelton and Caitlin R. Proctor

Less than halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, fires are burning large swaths of the western U.S. As in previous…


Will Chrystia Freeland Lead A Feminist Post-coronavirus Recovery?

Will Chrystia Freeland Lead A Feminist Post-Coronavirus Recovery?

by Gabriela Perdomo and Pascale Dangoisse

With Chrystia Freeland now holding the reins of the ministry of finance and Canada’s post-pandemic recovery plan, it’s…



Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansThis 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:

From Hollywood to Holy Woods: From Self-Serving to Selfless Service
From Hollywood to Holy Woods: From "Self-Service" to Selfless Service

by Sadhvi Bhagwati

'GRAAANDMAAA, BUY ME A PAIR OF JORDACHE JEANS,' my voice would sing out in a whine. Back then, every season demanded…


Finding the Gifts That Come Our Way Everyday

Finding the Gifts That Come Our Way, Everyday

by Marie T. Russell

Just as 13 years of age marks adolescence, 21 marks adulthood (at least officially), 50 seems to me to herald a…


Conflicting Desires: Can You Have Whatever You Want?

Conflicting Desires: Can You Have Whatever You Want?

by MSI (Maharishi Sadashiva Isham)

If you have contradictory desire streams -- desires for two opposing things at the same time -- it becomes much more…


Dogs Never Lie About Love and Happiness

Dogs Never Lie About Love and Happiness

by Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D.

Can anything be as joyous as a dog? Bounding ahead, crashing into the bushes while out on a walk, happy, happy, happy.…


Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?

Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?

by Rich Rahn

What are beliefs really? Beliefs are opinions, assumptions, prejudices, judgments, ideas, and attitudes through which…


Bigger Than Hope: Hoping vs. Knowing

Bigger Than Hope: Hoping vs. Knowing

by Alan Cohen

Real spirituality is beyond hope. Hope means there is a chance things may turn out as we wish, and if we are lucky we…


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Anything That You Say Or Think Is An Affirmation. Really!

by Louise Hay

Affirmations are really anything that we say or think. We say, "I don't want this in my life" or "I don't want to be…


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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