Choosing to be Happy, Right Here, Right Now

Choosing to be Happy, Right Here, Right Now

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?
What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?
by Elizabeth Franklin and Caitlin Potter
Planting more flowers is a great idea – but it is difficult to predict which flowers different insects will use the…
How Language Has Become A Tool For Social Exclusion
How Language Has Become A Tool For Social Exclusion
by Loredana Polezzi, et al
The soundtrack of our lives and the visual landscapes of our cities are multilingual. Languages, in their plurality,…
5 Ways To Help Parents Cope With The Trauma Of Stillbirth
5 Ways To Help Parents Cope With The Trauma Of Stillbirth
by Vicki Flenady, et al
There are at least 2.6 million stillbirths a year across the world. More than 2,000 families each year suffer the loss…
Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute
Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute
by Andrew J. Fuligni
No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the…
This Trait Could Be Key To A Lasting Romance
This Trait Could Be Key To A Lasting Romance
by Toni Antonucci, et al
Passion and commitment are widely believed to be the foundation of strong romantic relationships.
7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin
7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin
by Sara J Brown
Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it’s healthy. As an academic dermatologist I…
Giving Your Gift: What Is Your Gift to the Earth?
Giving Your Gift and Your Blessing: What Is Your Gift to the Earth?
by Marilyn C. Barrick, Ph.D.
Every creative venture has its moments when it would be easy to say, This is too much, it's hopeless. The person with…
How Fossil Fuels Are Bad For Your Health
How Fossil Fuels Are Bad For Your Physical And Mental Health
by Noel Healy, et al
Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New Deal, a package of policies that would mobilize vast amounts of money…
Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?
Is Love Losing Its Soul In The Digital Age?
by Firmin DeBrabander
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances.…
5 Crucial Questions Answered About Insect Armageddon
5 Crucial Questions Answered About Insect Armageddon
by Paula Kover
Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75% reduction in flying…
Why Germany Leads in Renewables: Funding The Green Energy Revolution
Why Germany Leads in Renewables: Funding The Green Energy Revolution
by Ellen Brown
The Green New Deal endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more than 40 other US Representatives has been criticized…
You've Been Diagnosed With Depression, Now What?
You've Been Diagnosed With Depression, Now What?
by Christopher Davey
So you’re depressed. You know this because a health professional has told you so, or you’ve been depressed before and…
Children's Voices and Hearts Need A Listening Ear
Children's Voices and Hearts Need Our Listening Ear
by Sobonfu E.Somé
In Africa, it is understood that children hold the knowledge and gifts that ensure the survival of the village and the…
How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior
How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior
by Ben Newell
Earlier this week an impressive cast of academics, policy experts and business leaders gathered in Sydney at the…
You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis
You Need More Than Just Testes To Make A Penis
by Mark Green and Andrew Pask
In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is…
Newlywed Brains Suggest Altruism Is Hard Wired
Newlywed Brains Suggest Altruism Is Hard Wired
by Harrison Tasoff
Thinking of the well-being of our romantic partners before our own may be hard-wired in our brains, according to new…
Here Are 5 Foods To Eat To Avoid High Cholesterol
Here Are 5 Foods To Eat To Avoid High Cholesterol
by Clare Collins, et al
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholesterol,…
Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?
Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?
by Tim Lucas
Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher…
Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path
Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path
by Meredith Young-Sowers
As we allow our authentic selves to guide us, trusting our inner vision, our way emerges in bits and pieces. We find…
Want To Improve Your Mood?
Want To Improve Your Mood?
by Megan Lee
Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it…
How Nap Time For Teens Might Benefit Their Brains
How Nap Time For Teens Might Benefit Their Brains
by National University of Singapore
Which is better for a teen who can’t get the recommended amount of rest: just 6.5 hours of sleep at night, or 5 hours…
How Domestic Violence Affects Women's Mental Health
How Domestic Violence Affects Women's Mental Health
by Rhian Parker
Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it’s usually an intimate male partner or…
How You Are Influenced To Choose Without Really Knowing It
How You Are Influenced To Choose Without Really Knowing It
by Gary Mortimer
Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards…
How Canadians Are Buying Cannabis And Getting High Now That It's Legal
How Canadians Are Buying Cannabis And Getting High Now That It's Legal
by Michael J. Armstrong
There was much speculation throughout 2018 about Canada’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis market. But only recently has data…
Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity
Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity and Peace of Mind
by Susan Campbell, Ph.D.
A good way to let go of unconscious beliefs and to see yourself more honestly is to examine the secrets you keep from…
Supermoons and Black Moon Lilith: Choosing Greed or Greater Good
The Supermoon and Black Moon Lilith: Choosing Greed or Greater Good
by Sarah Varcas
What we actually make of a supermoon is up to us. We can allow ourselves to be consumed with greed and stubbornly…
Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?
Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?
by Elizabeth Neale, et al
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts…
What Happens To The Natural World If All The Insects Disappear?
What Happens To The Natural World If All The Insects Disappear?
by Stuart Reynolds
Despite their ubiquity in the animal kingdom, a recent report warned of a “bugpocalypse”, as surveys indicated that…
What Causes Most Birth Defects
What Causes Most Birth Defects
by Peter Farlie
The development of a baby, from the time of fertilization through to the moment of birth, is an incredibly complex…
Mindful Eating: Trend That Could Help You Lose Weight And Transform Your Health
Mindful Eating: Trend That Could Help You Lose Weight And Transform Your Health
by Lauren Alex O' Hagan
Mindfulness has helped many people to develop the skills necessary to manage chronic pain, depression, anxiety, stress…
How The Brain Remembers Amputated Limbs And Continues To Control Them
How The Brain Remembers Amputated Limbs And Continues To Control Them
by Harriet Dempsey-Jones
Most people who have lost a limb still feel its presence decades later. This phenomenon, dubbed “phantom limb”, has…
Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being
Twelve Ways To Tell If You're A Spiritual Being
by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Twelve beliefs and practices for you to cultivate as you develop your abilities to manifest miracles in your life. I…
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019
InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019
by InnerSelf Staff
This week we focus on observation... on observing both within ourselves and out in the world, observing where we want…
Horoscope Current Week: February 18 to 24, 2019
Horoscope Current Week: February 18 to 24, 2019
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force
Contemplating and Integrating the Power of the Force
by Barbara Berger
The more you observe, the more you allow yourself to experience the infinite field of energy swirling in you and around…
The Power of Listening and Observing
The Power of Listening and Observing
by Alan Seale
There is nothing wrong with setting goals, making plans, and then moving into action! Having a sense of direction and…
Why Costa Rica Tops the Happiness Index
Why Costa Rica Tops the Happiness Index
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
how Climate Change Is Killing Off Earth’s Little Creatures
How Climate Change Is Killing Off Earth’s Little Creatures
by Bill Laurance
But a global review of insect research has found another casualty: 40% of insect species are declining and a third are…
This Common Weed Killer Ups Risk Of Some Cancers By 40%
This Common Weed Killer Ups Risk Of Some Cancers By 40%
by Jackson Holtz
Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weed…
Having A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Good For You
Having A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Good For You -- So How Do You Get One?
by Lisa A Williams
The pursuit of happiness and health is a popular endeavour, as the preponderance of self-help books would attest.
Most People Don't Realize What Companies Can Predict From Their Data
Most People Don't Realize What Companies Can Predict From Their Data
by Emilee Rader
Sixty-seven percent of smartphone users rely on Google Maps to help them get to where they are going quickly and…
Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?
Giving Advice To Your Grown-up Children?
by Roberta Maisel
Giving advice is one of the points of greatest tension and conflict. But giving advice often makes matters worse. Your…
Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
by Carly Pollack
It is so incredibly easy to get sucked into the illusion that weight loss is all about food. The logical mind thinks,…
How The Body And Mind Talk To One Another To Understand The World
How The Body And Mind Talk To One Another To Understand The World
by Sarah Garfinkel
Have you ever been startled by someone suddenly talking to you when you thought you were alone? Even when they…
Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?
Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?
by Lori Barrette
Although people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of US adults now shun foods containing wheat…
Back Pain? A Physiotherapist May Offer The Most Effective Treatment, If You Can Afford It
Back Pain? A Physiotherapist May Offer The Most Effective Treatment
by Brenna Bath and Catherine Trask
Back pain is a common and costly health problem. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a “call to action”…
Reduce Children’s Test Anxiety With These Tips
Reduce Children’s Test Anxiety With These Tips
by Louis Volante and Christopher DeLuca
The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming…
Why Interior Design Of The Future Will Seem Like Magic
Why Interior Design Of The Future Will Seem Like Magic
by Sara Nabil
Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you’re…
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Shows Video Games Can Make Us Think Seriously About Climate Change
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Shows Video Games Can Make Us Think Seriously About Climate Change
by Noam Obermeister and Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda
A new expansion has added environmental challenges to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of…
Breaking the Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System
Breaking Through The Healing Barrier Using Our Body's Healing System
by Neil F. Neimark, M.D.
Within each one of us there lies a "healing system" capable of fighting off disease, combating infection and bringing…
Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World
Sacred Partnership: Letting Our Love Flow Into The World
by Linda & Charlie Bloom
Today, I am committed to spending every day that Charlie and I are together being kind, caring, considerate and loving.…
How Urban Agriculture Can Improve Food Security In US Cities
How Urban Agriculture Can Improve Food Security In US Cities
by Miguel Altieri
These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk.
Identifying Your Family Myths and Seeking New Beliefs That Can Help Your Relationship
Identifying Your Family Myths and Seeking New Beliefs That Can Help Your Relationship
by James Creighton
Couples fight. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Sometimes these fights provide comic relief. At other times they…
Do You Really Need To Take 10,000 Steps A Day?
Do You Really Need To Take 10,000 Steps A Day?
by Corneel Vandelanotte, et al
Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and…
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