InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
Stress is a part of life. We might think it has escalated in this "day-and-age", but perhaps each century, each decade,…
Horoscope Week: December 2 to 8, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: December 2 to 8, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Fear, Anxiety, Panic: The Brain Needs A Certain Level Of Stress Hormones To Func­tion At Its Peak
Fear, Anxiety, Panic: The Brain Needs A Certain Level Of Stress Hormones To Function At Its Peak
by Tom Bunn
When we are calm, reflective function has no trouble de­termining what is real and what is imaginary. But stress…
Returning to Your Natural State of Health and Happiness
Self-Healing: Returning to Your Natural State of Health and Happiness
by Martin Brofman
You can either choose to allow yourself to be healed by another, or to do the healing yourself. Do whatever is…
Got Cravings? Use A Break-Your-Craving-State Technique
Got Cravings? Use A Break-Your-Craving-State Technique
by Rena Greenberg
When we enter a state of having intense food cravings, it is often because we are reacting to a particular trigger,…
How Romance Scammers Make You Fall In Love With Them
How Romance Scammers Make You Fall In Love With Them
by Natalie Gately and James McCue
Maria Exposto, a Sydney grandmother who fell victim to a romance scam and became an unwitting drug mule, couldn’t have…
’Tis The Season To Say Things We Later Regret – And New Research Tells Us Why
’Tis The Season To Say Things We Later Regret – And New Research Tells Us Why
by Brent Coker
Christmas is a stressful time for many, so not surprisingly it’s also known as the season for arguments.
Fluorescent Lighting In School Could Be Harming Your Child's Health And Ability To Read
by Arnold J Wilkins
Schools began to introduce fluorescent lighting in the mid 1950s and rows of these low cost, long life, high efficacy…
How Computer Models Predict Where We’ll Go As Seas Rise
How Computer Models Predict Where We’ll Go As Seas Rise
by Elizabeth Fussell and David Wrathall
A new modeling approach can help us better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels…
Freedom From An Attachment to Guilt & Fear of Love
Freedom From An Attachment to Guilt and Fear of Love
by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
'Our present thoughts and choices are the sole determiner of our present experience.' Because this statement is so…
Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
by Andreas Busch
When it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to…
Why Your Personality Traits Can Change With Some Work
Why Your Personality Traits Can Change With Some Work
by Wiebke Bleidorn and Christopher Hopwood
Personality traits can change through persistent intervention and major life events, a review of recent research…
Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
by Ciara McCabe
It’s the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain’s feel-good chemical known as dopamine – cutting back on…
Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your Mind
Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your Mind
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
As you forgive others, you are freeing yourself as well as them. As M. Scott Peck writes: 'The reason to forgive others…
America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double.
Could A High-Tech Toilet Seat Help Prevent Hospital Readmissions?
by Nicholas Conn
America is aging rapidly. In the next 40 years, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to nearly double.
20 Ways to Live More in the Present
20 Ways to Live in the Present, Right Here, Right Now
by John Kuypers
Twenty ways to become more present including getting enough sleep, listening to your body, and more.
How To Tell If Your Digital Addiction Is Ruining Your Life
How To Tell If Your Digital Addiction Is Ruining Your Life
by Terri R. Kurtzberg
The fear that digital distractions are ruining our lives and friendships is widespread.
Why It Seems Like Your Friends Have More To Be Thankful For
Why It Seems Like Your Friends Have More To Be Thankful For
by Kristina Lerman
Have you ever felt like everyone else has so much more to be thankful for? Check your Facebook or Instagram feed: Your…
11 28 emotions in motion barbara semple
Emotions in Motion: Emotions and Immune Power
by Barbara J. Semple
'Energy in motion' can be used for good or bad, the same as a pencil can be used to draw a beautiful picture or to poke…
Maybe You're Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?
Could You Be Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?
by Brigitte Mars
Current estimates suggest that addictions affect one-third of the population in the United States. Of course, when most…
Here's A Therapy Playlist To Calm The Mind
Here's A Therapy Playlist To Calm The Mind
by Elizabeth Coombes
It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and stressed has become the norm. But…
How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
by Lauren Green
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people. In fact,…
Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine And Beer
Thank Fungi For Your Cheese, Wine and Beer
by Antonis Rokas
It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those…
2020 Campaign Shows The More Women Run, The More They Are Treated Like Candidates
2020 Campaign: As More Women Run for President, The More They Are Taken Seriously
by Elizabeth C. Tippett
When Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, she was depicted as “Mrs. Satan” in a political cartoon.
Why Workers In The Gig Economy Feel Lonely And Powerless
Why Workers In The Gig Economy Feel Lonely and Powerless
by Paul Glavin, et al
Are gig workers lonely and isolated? Or independent and liberated?
Crime And Punishment: Rural People Are More Punitive Than City Dwellers
Crime and Punishment: Rural People Are More Punitive Than City Dwellers
by Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Jenny Wise
Public attitudes towards punishment have been a key area of research in criminology. Criminologists are interested in…
Practice Bringing Yourself To A Relaxed State
Feeling Stressed? Here's An Exercise To Bring You Into Deep Relaxation
by Shakti Gawain
This exercise is designed for very deep relaxation. The instructions given here will help you achieve a balanced and…
To Win A Climate Election, Parties Need Ambition, Not Compromise With The Fossil Fuel Industry
To Win A Climate Election, Parties Need Ambition, Not Compromise With The Fossil Fuel Industry
by Marc Hudson
The UK will go to the polls on December 12 for the third time in four years. Climate change didn’t make waves in…
Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests
Why Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests
by Henry F. (Chip) Carey
Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago,…
Three Female Philosophers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of In The Field Of Big Consciousness
Three Female Philosophers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of In The Field Of Big Consciousness
by Emily Thomas
Ask anyone to name a philosopher and they’ll likely name a man. So, let’s turn the spotlight on three women: Mary…
You Must Either Love or Fear. Which Is It?
You Must Either Love or Fear. Which Is It?
by Sylvia Browne
"In the name of God" we have created more atrocities than any one person or group could ever think up. In truth, all of…
When Keeping Cats Indoors, How To Ensure Your Pet Is Happy
When Keeping Cats Indoors, How To Ensure Your Pet Is Happy
by Mark Farnworth and Lauren Finka
By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, while one in three will share their city with at least half…
How Do Brains Tune In To One Neural Signal Out Of Billions?
How Do Brains Tune In To One Neural Signal Out Of Billions?
by Salvatore Domenic Morgera
The human brain sends hundreds of billions of neural signals each second. It’s an extraordinarily complex feat.
Is It OK To Listen To Music While Studying?
Is It OK To Listen To Music While Studying?
by Timothy Byron
In a nutshell, music puts us in a better mood, which makes us better at studying – but it also distracts us, which…
Why Britain Is A Nation Of Pet Lovers
Why Britain Is A Nation Of Pet Lovers
by Jane Hamlett
Britain was the first country in the world to start a welfare charity for animals, as early as 1824. Now, almost 20m…
3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies
3 Ways Cities Can Prepare For Climate Emergencies
by Ryan Plummer, et al
Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere two per cent of the Earth’s…
Knock Knock...Who's There?
Knock! Knock! Who's There, Really
by Michael D. Johnson
The dream we once had has been fulfilled and yet there is a yearning for something more, a knowing deep within that I…
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
Most people think of Thanksgiving day as a time to give thanks for our blessings, for our abundance -- and that's…
Choosing Gratefulness “In Spite Of”
Choosing Gratefulness “In Spite Of”
by M.J. Ryan
We can’t wait until everything is OK—with us or with the rest of the world—to feel thankful, or we will never…
A Daily Gratitude Practice That Is Very Simple
A Daily Gratitude Practice That Is Very Simple
by Nancy Windheart
Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday for me, and for many Americans. While I love the concept of a holiday dedicated to…
Fun With Rhymes And Word Play Helps Children Learn To Read
Fun With Rhymes and Word Play Helps Children Learn To Read
by Aviva Segal and Sandra Martin-Chang
Parents are often their children’s first literacy teachers. They oversee children signing their names on artwork and…
Is There Such Thing As An Addictive Personality?
Is There Such Thing As An Addictive Personality?
by Stephen Bright
Most of us know somebody who tends to get over involved in certain behaviours, and the saying often goes that they must…
What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Native Americans?
What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Native Americans?
by NativeHope.org
There are always two sides of a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of…
What Causes Parkinson's Disease?
What Causes Parkinson's Disease?
by Darshini Ayton, et al
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000…
Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
by Peter & Helen Evans
In many of our life's endeavors we say, "Oh well, I tried", and take our failure as "a lesson to be learned". Too…
There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese’s—Or Is There?
There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese’s—Or Is There?
by Diane R. Gehart
"There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese’s." The Reese’s slogan raises a more poignant question: Is there a wrong way to do…
Choosing To Focus On Gratitude For Our Mistakes
Choosing To Focus On Gratitude For Our Mistakes
by Joyce Vissell
No one can go through this life without making mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them and feel gratitude…
How Green Roofs Can Protect City Streets From Flooding
How Green Roofs Can Protect City Streets From Flooding
by Catherine Howell, et al
Spring and summer 2017 were among the wettest on record in eastern North America.
Too Little Sleep Can Be Bad For Women’s Bone Density
Too Little Sleep Can Be Bad For Women’s Bone Density
by Heather Ochs-Balcom
Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density and higher odds of…
How Saudi And Iran Could Make Peace And Bring Stability To The Middle East
How Saudi And Iran Could Make Peace And Bring Stability To The Middle East
by Samira Nasirzadeh and Eyad Alrefai
Relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have rarely been worse, regarding the…
Do We Actually Grow From Adversity?
Do We Actually Grow From Adversity?
by Eranda Jayawickreme and Frank J. Infurna
In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth.
The Invitation: Is The World the Way You Want It to Be?
The Invitation: Is The World the Way You Want It to Be?
by Neale Donald Walsch
If you are aware of what you are doing, and why you are doing it, you can change yourself and change the world. If you…
Wisdom Has No Age Restriction
Wisdom Has No Age Restriction -- No Start Date, No Finish Line
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
Perhaps you've believed, as many do, that wisdom comes with age. That the older you get, the wiser you get. And while…
What Science Says About Your Brain On Sugar
What Science Says About Your Brain On Sugar
by Amy Reichelt
We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental…
Why That Sick Feeling Might Actually Be An Emotion
Why That Sick Feeling Might Actually Be An Emotion
by Joshua Schrock
That weary feeling that sets in with an illness is an emotion that helps you fight off infection, researchers say.
Is Social Media Damaging To Children And Teens?
Is Social Media Damaging To Children And Teens?
by Alexandra Hansen
If you have kids, chances are you’ve worried about their presence on social media.
Tons Of Acorns? It Must Be A Mast Year
Tons Of Acorns? It Must Be A Mast Year
by Emily Moran
If you have oak trees in your neighborhood, perhaps you’ve noticed that some years the ground is carpeted with their…
Are Coming To The US -- And Those Who Do Are More Educated
Far Fewer Mexican Immigrants Are Coming To The US -- And Those Who Do Are More Educated
by Rogelio Sáenz
Once upon a time, not long ago, Mexicans dominated the flow of migrants coming to the U.S. Mexican migration expanded…
Parenting Without Anger
Parenting Without Anger: Teaching Children Love, Not Anger
by Dean Van Leuven
We use anger in disciplining our children because we become upset by what they do, and we then become angry. But when…
Why We Need To Take Better Care Of Narcissists
Why We Need To Take Better Care Of Narcissists
by Kostas Papageorgiou
Narcissists, like sharks, get a bad press. Both are generally seen as menacing, negative forces to be feared and…
By 7 Years Old, Kids Get That Hypocrisy Is Wrong
By 7 Years Old, Kids Get That Hypocrisy Is Wrong
by Alex Shaw and Hannah Hok
Kids seem to learn about the idea of hypocrisy early in elementary school, new research suggests.
Science As We Know It Can't Explain Consciousness – But A Revolution Is Coming
Science As We Know It Can't Explain Consciousness – But A Revolution Is Coming
by Philip Goff
Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is…
How Growth In Population And Consumption Drives Planetary Change
How Growth In Population and Consumption Drives Planetary Change
by Michael Petterson
The growth of the human population over the last 70 years has exploded from 2 billion to nearly 8 billion, with a…
How Male Allies At Work Can Ease Sexism
How Male Allies At Work Can Ease Sexism
by Eden King
A new study on sex-based discrimination toward women in the workplace documents the plusses and minuses of male allies.
Dwindling Tropical Rainforests Mean Lost Medicines Yet To Be Discovered In Their Plants
Dwindling Tropical Rainforests Mean Lost Medicines Yet To Be Discovered In Their Plants
by Walter Suza
Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing…
Cultivating Awe and Wonder Begins by Keeping Our Eyes Open
Cultivating Awe and Wonder Begins by Keeping Our Eyes Open
by John Izzo, Ph.D.
Children seem able to find wonder in the simplest of things -- an unusual bug on the sidewalk, a puddle that is…
Why You Turn Down The Radio When You're Trying To Park Your Car
Why You Turn Down The Radio When You're Trying To Park Your Car
by Simon Lilburn and Philip Smith
You’re driving down an unfamiliar street on a clear spring evening. You’ve been invited to a friend of a friend’s…
The Lessons We Need To Learn To Deal With The Creeping Disaster Of Drought
The Lessons We Need To Learn To Deal With The Creeping Disaster Of Drought
by Anthony Kiem et al
Droughts are a natural feature of the Australian environment. But the Millennium drought (or “Big Dry”), which ran from…
Why Are Some People Faster At Learning Music Than Others?
Why Are Some People Faster At Learning Music Than Others?
by Alexander Burgoyne
Intelligence could play a role in how quickly people learn music, according to new research on the early stages of…
Fake News Grabs Our Attention, Produces False Memories And Appeals To Our Emotions
Fake News Grabs Our Attention, Produces False Memories and Appeals To Our Emotions
by Rachel Anne Barr
“Fake news” is a relatively new term, yet it’s now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy and free debate.