InnerSelf Newsletter: November 15, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 15, 2020
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This week, we reflect on the question: "where do we go from here?" Just as with any rite of passage, whether graduation, marriage, birth of a child, a pivotal election, or the loss (or finding) of a job, anytime a new adventure begins, or ends, we are faced with choices as to "where do we go from here?" In this new issue of InnerSelf, we bring you articles to assist you in finding your way in the newness and the oldness of what is going on around us. 

We start with "Reclaiming Your Life: In Times of Trial, Our Intuition Is Most Important" written by Kim Chestney. This article is an excerpt from her recently released book (November 3, 2020) entitled: Radical Intuition. We then continue with "Supporting Your Peaceful Home: Consciously Cultivating Connection" written by Hunter Clarke-Fields. While Heather's book, Raising Good Humans, is about mindful parenting, its information applies to humans of all ages, and can be applied to our relationship, not only with our children, but with the human adults in our life. 

Of course, one arena where people have been asking "where do we do from here" deals with the US election and the future to come, not just for the US, but for the world. The article, "America: Hitching Our Wagon to the World and to the Stars" written by Marie T Russell and Robert Jennings, offers some avenues that we can take, always with the vision of creating a better world for all. 

If things have gotten too intense in your life, and even if they're not, Jude Bijou offers us "Two Paths and Five Ways to Increase Joy". And if the stress and challenges of current-day life have got you feeling low in energy, Christopher Vasey, ND, offers "3 Reasons That Could Be The Cause Of Your Low Energy—and How To Fix It".

We conclude our featured articles this week with a reflection and meditation on "What is Beauty? Beauty is in the Heart of the Beholder" written by Sarah Mane. She reminds us that beauty is everywhere, if we "would just open our eyes" and our hearts.

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 of course, this week'sAstrological Journal, with Pam Younghans. 

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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Reclaiming Your Life: In Times of Trial, Our Intuition Is Most Important

Written by Kim Chestney

Reclaiming Your Life: In Times of Trial, Our Intuition Is Most Important
What about those times in our life when, no matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to get in sync with ourselves? The dark nights of the soul — we all have them. None of us lives a life perfectly aligned with our intuition.


Supporting Your Peaceful Home: Consciously Cultivating Connection

Written by Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE

Supporting Your Peaceful Home: Consciously Cultivating Connection
Mindful parenting is not about a technique to create an outcome but about building a loving relationship for life. Children want to please us when they’re treated with love, compassion, respect—and when their own stress levels aren’t too high.


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America: Hitching Our Wagon to the World and to the Stars

Written by Marie T Russell and Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com

Hitching Our World To The Stars?
Well, the US presidential election is now behind us and it's time to take stock. We must find common ground between young and old, Democrat and Republican, Liberal and Conservative to truly make America great again...


Two Paths and Five Ways to Increase Joy

Written by Jude Bijou

Two Paths and Five Ways to Increase Joy
Whether you describe the way you feel as jubilant, happy, elated, ecstatic, or euphoric, the underlying emotion is JOY. Joy is an emotion. It's so lovely to feel this emotion and to tell the truth, it's been a while since I've...


3 Reasons That Could Be The Cause Of Your Low Energy—and How To Fix It

Written by Christopher Vasey, N.D.

3 Reasons That Could Be The Cause Of Your Low Energy—and How To Fix It
When we feel lethargic, we naturally seek to address the situation. Unfortunately we are not always aware of the true causes for this fatigue. We think maybe it’s caused by low blood sugar so we eat sugar, but the lack of...


What is Beauty? Beauty is in the Heart of the Beholder

Written by Sarah Mane

What is Beauty? Beauty is in the Heart of the Beholder
One day at a retreat - I was quite young at the time - I was in a group, and we were asked to fall deeply still and find a restful place within. Then, when we opened our eyes, we saw a projected image of a beautiful peach-coloured rose...


A New Data-driven Model Shows That Wearing Masks Saves Lives – And The Earlier You Start, The Better
A New Data-driven Model Shows That Wearing Masks Saves Lives – And The Earlier You Start, The Better

by Biplav Srivastava

Dr. Biplav Srivastava, professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina, and his team have developed a…


Why Plopping Your Kids In Front Of The TV Can Increase Your Stress
Why Plopping Your Kids In Front Of The TV Can Increase Your Stress

by Alexis Blue

There’s bad news for parents who frequently plop their kids in front of the TV to give themselves a break: It might…


Four Climate Strategies That Could Reach Across Partisan Divides
Four Climate Strategies That Could Reach Across Partisan Divides

by Rebecca Willis

Within the US, climate change is still a divisive issue. In Donald Trump, 71 million Americans voted for a candidate…


Depression, Anxiety and Heart Disease Risk All Linked To A Single Brain Region
Depression, Anxiety and Heart Disease Risk All Linked To A Single Brain Region

by Laith Alexander et al.

Although depression and anxiety affect millions of people worldwide, there’s still much we don’t know about them. In…


Why Lockdowns Don't Necessarily Infringe On Freedom
Why Lockdowns Don't Necessarily Infringe On Freedom

by Annelien de Dijn

Europe is dealing with its “second wave” of COVID-19. And governments seem powerless to stem the tide. Dutch political…


When Christmas Was Cancelled: A Lesson From History
When Christmas Was Cancelled: A Lesson From History

by Martyn Bennett

Back in 1647, Christmas was banned in the kingdoms of England (which at the time included Wales), Scotland and Ireland…


Will The Ingredients In the Flu Vaccine Hurt You?
Will The Ingredients In the Flu Vaccine Hurt You?

by Terri Levien and Anne P. Kim

Misunderstandings about flu vaccines have existed for decades, leading to vaccine mistrust and lower-than-ideal…


The Importance of Vitamin D: Over 80% Of Patients Hospitalised With COVID-19 Are Vitamin D Deficient
The Importance of Vitamin D: Over 80% Of Patients Hospitalised With COVID-19 Are Vitamin D Deficient

by Jeremy Howick

Over 80% of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are vitamin D deficient compared with the general population.


Why Cities Need To Embrace The Darkness Of The Night Sky
Why Cities Need To Embrace The Darkness Of The Night Sky

by Nick Dunn

As the coronavirus pandemic has moved around the world, cities have gone into lockdown and people have been encouraged…


The Many Stories Of Diwali Share A Common Theme Of Triumph Of Justice
The Many Stories Of Diwali Share A Common Theme Of Triumph Of Justice

by Natasha Mikles

As many Indian Americans celebrate the election of the first Black and South Asian woman, Kamala Harris, to the White…


How Coronavirus Might Have Changed TV Viewing Habits For Good
How Coronavirus Might Have Changed TV Viewing Habits For Good

by Catherine Johnson and Lauren Dempsey

As new social restrictions are imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, it will be no surprise if people once again…


The Matrix Is Already Here: How Social Media Promised To Connect Us, But Left Us Isolated, Scared and Tribal
The Matrix Is Already Here: How Social Media Promised To Connect Us, But Left Us Isolated, Scared and Tribal

by Arash Javanbakht

While the algorithms and my brain kept me scrolling on the endless feeds, I was reminded of what digital marketers like…


Negative Interest Rates Could Be Coming. What Would This Mean For Borrowers and Savers?
Negative Interest Rates Could Be Coming. What Would This Mean For Borrowers and Savers?

by Harry Scheule

Those turning to unconventional monetary policy include Japan, Switzerland and the European Union. Negative rates range…


People Don't Eat Enough Fish and Miss Out On Robust Health Benefits
People Don't Eat Enough Fish and Miss Out On Robust Health Benefits

by Michael Tlusty

Eating fish can provide powerful advantages for the heart and brain, yet Americans eat less than half of the 26 pounds…


When Plants and Their Microbes Are Not In Sync, The Results Can Be Disastrous
When Plants and Their Microbes Are Not In Sync, The Results Can Be Disastrous

by Sheng-Yang He

I am a plant microbiologist interested in how plants and microbes interact with each other. Although our research in…


Why Winter Exercise Is Important For Maintaining Physical and Mental Health
Why Winter Exercise Is Important For Maintaining Physical and Mental Health

by Ruth Lowry and Jo Barton

As winter descends on the northern hemisphere and the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten, many people may…


The Power of Parents: 3 Ways You Can Reduce Your Baby’s Pain During Medical Procedures
The Power of Parents: 3 Ways You Can Reduce Your Baby’s Pain During Medical Procedures

by Britney Benoit and Marsha Campbell

All babies undergo painful procedures, including injections of medications, injections of vaccines and heel sticks to…


The North's Climate Change Trifecta: Heat Waves, Wildfire and Permafrost Thaw
The North's Climate Change Trifecta: Heat Waves, Wildfire and Permafrost Thaw

by Catherine Dieleman

The Arctic Circle became unbelievably hot on June 20, 2020. In the Russian community of Verkhoyansk, temperatures…


Up To 40% Of Retail Space Is Not Needed – Here's What Can Be Done With It
Up To 40% Of Retail Space Is Not Needed – Here's What Can Be Done With It

by Paul Michael Greenhalgh

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on retailers. Since tough new restrictions were introduced in parts of the UK during…


How Your Gut Microbiome May Be Linked To Dementia, Parkinson's Disease and MS
How Your Gut Microbiome May Be Linked To Dementia, Parkinson's Disease and MS

by Lynne A Barker and Caroline Jordan

Within our body and on our skin, trillions of bacteria and viruses exist as part of complex ecosystems called…


The Female Eunuch at 50: Germaine Greer's Fearless, Feminist Masterpiece
The Female Eunuch at 50: Germaine Greer's Fearless, Feminist Masterpiece

by Camilla Nelson

Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch changed lives. Published 50 years ago in October 1970, it exists in the popular…


Why Some People Can't Admit Defeat When They Lose
Why Some People Can't Admit Defeat When They Lose

by Evita March

We cannot psychoanalyse Trump from a distance, though I am sure many of us have tried. We can, however, apply…


How Mental Illness and Substance Use Often Go Hand In Hand
How Mental Illness and Substance Use Often Go Hand In Hand

by Simon Bratt

For many people, using a substance can be the way they cope – or mask mental health difficulties. Asking them to stop…


How Cigarette Smoke Causes COPD To Hang On After Smoking Ends
How Cigarette Smoke Causes COPD To Hang On After Smoking Ends

by Bradley Richmond

Smoking is the most common cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal respiratory condition that…


How To Host A Safe Holiday Meal During Coronavirus
How To Host A Safe Holiday Meal During Coronavirus

by Melissa Hawkins

Like many people in this unusual year, I am adjusting my family’s holiday plans so that we can all be safe during the…


4 Energy-Saving Lessons From The First Lockdown Which May Help You Save Through The Winter
4 Energy-Saving Lessons From The First Lockdown Which May Help You Save Through The Winter

by Philipp Grünewald

The gold standard of research in science is the randomised controlled trial. The COVID-19 restrictions may at times…


Here's How To Avoid Injury In The Gym After A Time Off
Here's How To Avoid Injury In The Gym After Some Time Away

by Christopher Williams

To the joy of many, indoor gyms have reopened. However, before we pick up the dumbbells once again, we might need to be…


Suffragette White: How White Became the Color Choice to Honor and Remember the Suffragettes
Suffragette White: How White Became the Color Choice to Honor and Remember the Suffragettes

by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Harris’ decision to wear a white pantsuit was a nod to suffragists and to women politicians like Hillary Clinton and…


When Did Humans First Go To War?
When Did Humans First Go To War?

by Martin Smith and John Stewart

When modern humans arrived in Europe around 40,000 years ago, they made a discovery that was to change the course of…


Does Coronavirus Spread More Easily In Cold Temperatures?
Does Coronavirus Spread More Easily In Cold Temperatures?

by Sarah Pitt

Many countries ended their full lockdowns at the start of the summer, but it wasn’t until the autumn that most places…


Why Some Workers Are Opting To Live In Their Vans
Why Some Workers Are Opting To Live In Their Vans

by Scott B. Rankin and Angus J Duff

A growing number of people are redefining what “home” looks like. For many of them, it looks like a van.


Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health
Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health

by Rochelle Embling et al

It’s well known that a healthy diet can help reduce disease risks that are related to overweight or obesity – such as…


How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression
How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression

by Vanessa McMains

Two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large…


Why Republicans and Others Concerned About The Economy Have Reason To Celebrate Biden In The White House
Why Republicans and Others Concerned About The Economy Have Reason To Celebrate Biden In The White House

by William Chittenden

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to address a devastated economy – much like he and former…


Why Trust Is Vital To Public Health Strategy
Why Trust Is Vital To Public Health Strategy

by Simon Nicholas Williams

Trust is a crucial component of effective public health policy. It is also a two-way street. People need to trust the…


Traditional Skills Help People On The Tourism-Deprived Pacific Islands Survive The Pandemic
Traditional Skills Help People On The Tourism-Deprived Pacific Islands Survive The Pandemic

by Regina Scheyvens and Apisalome Movono

Tourism in the South Pacific has been hit hard by COVID-19 border closures with thousands of people out of work.



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:

Towards An Aware, Healing, Loving, Compassionate Humanity
Towards An Aware, Healing, Loving, Compassionate Humanity

by Wayne Teasdale

The elements of awareness encompass conscious knowing, the ability to read hearts, to be a healing, loving…


Are You Holding Back from Expressing Your True Self?
Are You Holding Yourself Back From Expressing Your True Self?

by Marie T. Russell

We have repressed a lot of our emotions, whether they are considered 'good' or 'bad' ones. Sometimes we hold back on…


Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities
Don't Worry, Be Happy: Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities

by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.

People have an innate capacity for happiness. When we are happy, we are more competent, productive, and creative.…


The Sacred in the Ordinary: Finding Opportunities To Do Good in Your Job
Seeking and Seizing Opportunities To Do Good: Learning to Find the Sacred in the Ordinary

by Ric Giardina

It is no accident that you are working in your present organization or that you are working with and for the people you…


The Law of Least Effort is the Fourth Spiritual Law of Success
The Law of Least Effort is the 4th Spiritual Law of Success

by Deepak Chopra

Least effort is expended when your actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of…


Getting in Touch With, and Becoming Friends With, Fear
Getting in Touch With, and Becoming Friends With, Fear

by Marie T. Russell

Some of our fears are so slight, or come up so rarely, that we ignore them for the most part. Yet, all our fears are…


Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me
If It's Broken, Fix It: Repairing the World Is Up to You and Me

by Lawrence Kushner

In the sixteen-century, people suffered from hunger, disease, hatred, and war. "How could God allow such terrible…


Also check out the InnerSelf section, Remember Your Future, for articles dealing with issues that are related to you and the 2020 US election for President, Senate, etc.


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