Ten Guidelines to Protect Your Happiness & Well-Being
Ten Guidelines to Protect Your Happiness & Well-Being
by B. Alan Wallace
Ethical discipline is really a way of protecting yourself so that your efforts in spiritual practice can flourish…
How The Ego Can Hijack The Spiritual Journey
How The Fearful, Judgmental Voice In Your Head Can Hijack Your Spiritual Journey
by Cissi Williams
Our ego, which is that fearful, judgmental voice in our head, that never feels satisfied, that constantly feels…
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
You have probably heard the quote "we have met the enemy, and he is us". However, the other side of that truth is "we…
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Horoscope Current Week: October 23 to 29, 2017
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Honoring Your Sacred Space: Soul and the Heart Center
Honoring Your Sacred Space: Soul and the Heart Center
by Jack Angelo
We do not need history to tell us that having created every kind of sacred space around the world has not ensured that…
This Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years Of Life You Have Left
This Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years Of Life You Have Left
by Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, University of Connecticut
As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of…
How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?
How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?
by Ann Huff Stevens, University of California, Davis
Work plays a critical role – both our own jobs and the labor of others – in all of our lives. But this role is…
Why Pope Francis Is Reviving A Long Tradition Of Local Variations In Catholic Services
Why Pope Francis Is Reviving A Long Tradition Of Local Variations In Catholic Services
by Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross Pope Francis has changed Catholic Canon law – and met with some intense reactions.
At stake here is the language used for the Mass and the question of who has the responsibility for translating the…
Teens Are Sleeping Less But There's A Surprisingly Easy Fix

Teens Are Sleeping Less But There's A Surprisingly Easy Fix

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
Developing True Heart Connection and the Capacity for Love and Happiness
Developing True Heart Connection and the Capacity for Love and Happiness
by Sharon Salzberg
Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and to feel connected with others. Instead, we often…
On Being Kind and Opening Our Heart In Challenging Situations
On Being Kind and Opening Our Heart In Challenging Situations
by Scott Stabile
I woke up in a pissy mood recently, committed to gloom before I had even rolled out of bed. Still grumpy that…
Accepting Life’s Changes In All Its Forms
Accepting Life’s Changes In All Its Forms
by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
I enjoy varying my choice of clothing, jewelry, purses, shoes, hair style, always craving a new look. Yet, generally,…
Are Dogs Trying To Tell Us Something With Their Expressions?
Are Dogs Trying To Tell Us Something With Their Expressions?
by Jan Hoole, Keele University
Dogs have been part of human social groups for at least 30,000 years. So it’s not unreasonable to suppose that we might…
Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be A Good Deal
Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be A Good Deal
by F. Todd Davidson and Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin
Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are…
How Wildfire Smoke Affects Your Health
How Wildfire Smoke Can Affect Your Health
by Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst
What substances in wildfire smoke are most dangerous to human health? What kinds of impacts can they have? Is a brief…
Forgive and Let Yourself Off the Hook
How To Let Yourself Off the Hook Using Forgiveness
by William R. Yoder
If you think of forgiveness as “letting someone off the hook,” you believe that you are doing someone else a favor by…
Dealing With The Fear Of Disapproval And Other Challenges
Dealing With The Fear Of Disapproval And Other Challenges
by Barbara Berger
Many people mistakenly think or fear that their choices and behavior will displease others and be the cause of another…
Why Our Brain Needs Sleep, And What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough Of It
Why Our Brain Needs Sleep, And What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough Of It
by Leonie Kirszenblat, The University of Queensland
Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to…
Flowers' Secret Signal To Bees And Other Amazing Nanotechnologies Hidden In Plants
Flowers' Secret Signal To Bees And Other Amazing Nanotechnologies Hidden In Plants
by Stuart Thompson, University of Westminster
Flowers have a secret signal that’s specially tailored for bees so they know where to collect nectar. And new research…
How To Cook A More Sustainable Sunday Roast
How To Cook A More Sustainable Sunday Roast
by Christian Reynolds, University of Sheffield
The Sunday roast is an institution for many families across the globe. From Australia to the UK, families come together…
Why The US Health Care System Is A Patchwork That No One Likes
Why The US Health Care System Is A Patchwork That No One Likes
by Simon Haeder, West Virginia University
Almost all parties agree that the health care system in the U.S., which is responsible for about 17 percent of our GDP,…
Being Creatively Maladjusted: Spiritually Informed Social Activism
Being Creatively Maladjusted and Spiritually Informed Social Activism
by Seth Farber, Ph.D. and Chaya Grossberg
Chaya Grossberg is one of the creatively maladjusted. Her process of spiritual development can serve as a model for…
Are Funny People More Intelligent?
Are Funny People More Intelligent?
by Lowri Dowthwaite, University of Central Lancashire
Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humor. Indeed, a number of studies have…
In Defense Of Happiness: Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key In The Digital Age
In Defense Of Happiness: Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key In The Digital Age
by Mushtak Al-Atabi, Heriot-Watt University
Much has been written about the relationship between a happy, positive workplace and an effective, productive…
This Is Why Child Obesity Rates Have Soared
This Is Why Child Obesity Rates Have Soared
by Sara FL Kirk, Dalhousie University
New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of…
World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change

World Hunger Is Increasing Due To Wars And Climate Change

Leah Samberg, University of Minnesota
There Is No "Should" in Meditation
There Is No "Should" in Meditation
by Cindy Griffith-Bennett
Many people have misconceptions about meditation and these can sabotage your ability to enjoy the benefits of it. The…
How To Talk To Your Kids About Opioids
How To Talk To Your Kids About Opioids
by Margie Skeer
By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an…
Does Color Really Affect Our Mind And Body?
Does Color Really Affect Our Mind And Body?
by Stephen Westland, University of Leeds
Blue light has been claimed to reduce suicides on train stations. Red makes the heart beat faster. You will frequently…
Why It Matters That Most Milk Substitutes Are Low In Iodine
Why It Matters That Most Milk Substitutes Are Low In Iodine
by Sarah Bath, and Margaret Rayman, University of Surrey
Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries.
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
How Antarctic Ice Melt Can Be A Tipping Point For The Whole Planet's Climate
by Chris Turney, UNSW; et al.
Melting of Antarctica’s ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research…
Meditation: Learning to Be Quiet Inside
Meditation: Learning to Be Quiet Inside
by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Events are going to happen to us on account of actions committed in the past. But the good news is that through our…
Just What Is Mindfulness?
Just What Is Mindfulness?
by Nicholas T. Van Dam and Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne
You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist…
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
by Henry J. Thompson, Colorado State University
Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases…
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
Vikings Were Never The Pure-bred Master Race White Supremacists Like To Portray
by Clare Downham, University of Liverpool
The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In…
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
Are All Working Class Men Too Macho and Tough To Seek Help?
by Paul Simpson and Michael Richards, Edge Hill University
Men are bad at looking after their health, or so the received wisdom goes. Indeed, evidence has shown that men have…
Finding Beauty and Good Wherever We Go
Finding Beauty and Good Wherever We Go
by Alan Cohen
Our minds are powerful indeed, powerful enough to connect with God through a wad of chewing gum. Everything is…
InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017
InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017
by InnerSelf Staff
There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these…