InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018
InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018
by InnerSelf Staff
This week a word that seems to occur often in the featured articles is Presence... teamed with awareness, awakening,…
Horoscope Week: December 10 to 16, 2018
Horoscope Current Week: December 10 to 16, 2018
by Pam Younghans
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you…
How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You
How To Create A World That Works: Do What “Wants To Happen” In The World Through You
by Alan Seale
Chances are that you, like me, feel called to make a difference in this rapidly changing world. Today, more people than…
Reaching Connection Through Awareness and Attunement
Connecting With and Understanding Others Through Awareness and Attunement
by Teal Swan
To be able to perceive other people and to feel, see, hear, understand and communicate with them, you need to attune to…
Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It
Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It
by Vincent Ho
If you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions…
How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds
How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds
by University of Copenhagen
Children who are genetically predisposed to being overweight can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise…
What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?
What Is This Feeling We Call Sublime?
by Sandra Shapshay
Have you ever felt awe and exhilaration while contemplating a vista of jagged, snow-capped mountains?
It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation
It’s Not Fear, It’s Sensation
by Alexia Vernon
If you’re anything like me, or at least who I used to be, my hunch is that when you are on the cusp of doing (and…
When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From
When Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes There Is More Than One Diet To Choose From
by Nicola Guess
If you have high blood glucose, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes (so-called prediabetes) you may have…
Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.
Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.
by Melissa De Witte
Elections play a distinctive role in strengthening democracy, and voting is a pivotal part of that process. That’s why…
Is the Grass Really Greener Somewhere Else?
Is the Grass Really Greener Somewhere Else?
by Joseph Bailey
When we are unhappy, we often quite naturally begin to fantasize about how our troubles would end "if only". If only I…
Presence Meditation: Thought and Breath
Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath
by Darren Cockburn
Over the years I have practiced a number of Buddhist meditation techniques, including Mindfulness of Breathing, Loving…
Is Gene Editing Opening Pandora's Box And Its Consequences
Is Gene Editing Opening Pandora's Box And Its Consequences
by John Bergeron
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans.
The New American Farmer Isn’t Who You Think
The New American Farmer Isn’t Who You Think
by Kayla Zacharias
The number of farmers markets in the US has grown dramatically in recent years, but with an aging population of…
Which Diet Is Best, Low Carb, Paleo Or Fasting?
Which Diet Is Best, Low Carb, Paleo Or Fasting?
by Duane Mellor and Paul D McArdle
We are bombarded with books and TV shows telling us what we should be eating and how best to lose weight.
How Demand For Sustainable Palm Oil Ravages Forests
How Demand For Sustainable Palm Oil Ravages Forests
by Brian Wallheimer
Demand for palm oil has surged in the past decade and deforestation is rising in major oil palm-producing…
Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor
Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor
by Nardy Baeza Bickel
Between 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could…
What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice
What Einstein Meant By God Does Not Play Dice
by Jim Baggott
‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein in…
What's Important Now? Tips for Living in the Present
What's Important Now? Tips for Living in the Present
by John Kuypers
When you are living in the present, you know what's important for you, and you act on that knowing. You are able to see…
How Important Is Eating Breakfast?
How Important Is Eating Breakfast?
by Enhad Chowdhury and James Betts
In the middle of the last century, popular nutrition author Adelle Davis advised people to eat breakfast like a king,…
Could A Recession Be Just Around The Corner?
Could A Recession Be Just Around The Corner?
by Amitrajeet A. Batabyal
The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits and…
Paralyzed With Fear: Why Do We Freeze When Frightened?
Paralyzed With Fear: Why Do We Freeze When Frightened?
by Rachael Sharman
Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus.
How Climate Change Resilience Will Save Trillions In The Long Run
How Climate Change Resilience Will Save Trillions In The Long Run
by David L Levy
The latest National Climate Assessment paints a grim future if U.S. cities and states don’t take serious action to…
Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner
Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner
by Alan Cohen
One of the key lessons in my Life Coach Training Program is the technique of reframing, taking a situation that seems…
Do You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?
Do You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?
by Matthew Campbell
There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high…
Why The Worldwide Web Really Isn't Really Worldwide
Why The Worldwide Web Really Isn't Really Worldwide
by Allison McDonald
What the internet looks like to users in the U.S. can be quite different from the online experience of people in other…
Heart Healing Meditation to Cleanse Your Heart Chakra
Heart Healing Meditation to Unlock and Cleanse Your Heart Chakra
by Doreen Virtue
Here is a powerful healing meditation to help you lose your fears about love and to cleanse your heart chakra. You may…
Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone? Behavioral Science Has An App For That
Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone? Behavioral Science Has An App For That
by Ashley Whillans
We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental…
The Challenge of Creativity: You Don't Need To Draw A Straight Line
The Challenge of Creativity: You Don't Need To Draw A Straight Line
by Micheline Brierre
When people see my art, they often exclaim, "You are so creative! I cannot even draw a straight line!" My answer is the…
How To Protect Your Phone As You Shop And Travel
How To Protect Your Phone As You Shop And Travel
by Layne Cameron
Hackers are watching you this holiday season, so be as mindful of your phone as of your cash and credit cards.
Why A 14th-century Mystic Appeals To Today's Spiritual But Not Religious Americans
Why A 14th-century Mystic Appeals To Today's Spiritual But Not Religious Americans
by Joel Harrington
The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of…
The Nodes of the Moon Tell Our Story: Past, Present, and Potential Future
The Nodes of the Moon Tell Our Story: Past, Present, and Potential Future
by Margaret Koolman
When we follow our own Nodal path, there is a feeling of determination, strength, and rightness that goes beyond the…
More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before
More People Are Experiencing Severe Food Allergies Than Ever Before
by Matthew Smith
The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she…
Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight
Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight
by Douglas Brugge and Kevin James Lane
Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in…
Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of Love
Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of Love
by Barbara Marciniak
Memories and responses to living are passed through your genes from one generation to another. Limited thinking,…
A Perfect Storm Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control
A Perfect Storm Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control
by Cassandra Moseley
Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year’s disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the…
Who's In The First House? You and Celebrities Seen Through Astrology
Who's In The First House? You and Celebrities Seen Through Astrology
by S.A. Watkins
Have you ever wondered why you seem drawn to certain individuals more than others? Do certain celebrities, politicians…
5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy
5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy
by Clare Collins, Jenna Hollis, and Siân Robinson
Thinking about trying to have a baby? Then now is the time for future moms (and dads) to “spring clean” food and…
How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History
How Women Have Been Written Out Of Science History
by Claire Jones
One reason women tend to be absent from narratives of science is because it’s not as easy to find female scientists on…
What Is The Buddha?  Who Is The Buddha?
What Is The Buddha? Who Is The Buddha?
by InnerSelf Staff
The Buddha is a documentary by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere that tells the story of the Buddha's life, and…
Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential
Why The Wizard Of Oz Has Been So Influential
by Brian Hoyle
Film director Joel Coen – one half of the famed Coen Brothers – once quipped that “every movie ever made is an attempt…
Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth
Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth
by Heather L. Ramey, Heather Lawford, and Linda Rose-Krasnor
Youth turnout in the recent United States midterm elections was the highest it has been in 25 years. The midterms also…
Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?
Are We Ready For Genetically Designed Babies?
by Françoise Baylis, Graham Dellaire, and Landon J Getz
The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world’s first…
Why You Might Get The Nervous Tummy Runs When You're Nervous
Why You Might Get The Nervous Tummy Runs When You're Nervous
by Vincent Ho
So, you’re going on a date and you’re understandably a bit nervous. And then you feel it– a churning and cramping in…
Awareness Meditation
Awareness Meditation: Being Comfortable With An Uncomfortable World
by Eric Harrison
Focusing keeps your eyes on the road, but awareness lets you enjoy the scenery. Almost all the satisfaction of a…
How A Candidate's Looks May Be Swinging Your Vote Without You Even Realizing It
How A Candidate's Looks May Be Swinging Your Vote Without You Even Realizing It
by Rodrigo Praino
If someone asks you why you chose the election candidate you voted for, you will likely have a good answer. Maybe you…
Science Asks: Are Near-Death Experiences Hallucinations?
Science Asks: Are Near-Death Experiences Hallucinations?
by Neil Dagnall and Ken Drinkwater
In our never-ending quest to understand what happens to us after we die, humans have long seen the rare phenomenon of…
Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Jewish Survival
Why Hanukkah's True Meaning Is About Survival
by Alan Avery-Peck
Beginning on the evening of Dec. 2, 2018, Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the…
12 04 symptoms of ibs medical investigations and treatments
Symptoms of IBS: Medical Investigations and Treatments
by Dr. Elson Haas
In the past, indeed until quite recently, people with IBS had appendix removals, intensive abdominal investigations,…
How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become
How Where You're Born Influences The Person You Become
by Samuel Putnam and Maria A. Gartstein
As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans…
Are We Afraid of Our Own Thoughts?
Are You Afraid of Your Own Thoughts?
by Jim Brickman
Face it -- the one person you never spend time with is yourself. It's almost too mind-boggling when you think of the…
Why It's Lifestyle Changes, Not A Magic Pill, That Can Reverse Alzheimer’s
Why It's Lifestyle Changes, Not A Magic Pill, That Can Reverse Alzheimer’s
by Clayton Dalton
Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a…
Why Violence And Mental Illness Is A Harsh Reality
Why Violence and Mental Illness Are A Harsh Reality
by Rosemary Purcell and James Ogloff
The violent and senseless death of 11-year-old Luke Batty in Victoria has not only drawn attention to the serious…
Astrology and the Chakras: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Astrology and the Chakras: Two Sides of the Same Coin
by Ray Grasse
In this article I would like to explore the exciting possibility of bridging two of history's greatest psychological…
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