Why Slang Shouldn't Be Banned And Should Be Celebrated

using slang 5 16Geezers and girls literally ain’t allowed to use slang words like “emosh” (emotional) anymore. The head teacher and staff of an academy in Essex, England appear to have taken great pleasure in banning the type of slang used in reality television series TOWIE, including many of the words in the above sentence, in a bid to improve the job prospects of their students.

Why You Should Watch an Uplifting Movie Tonight


 Why You Should Watch an Uplifting Movie TonightResearch shows meaningful films, in particular those that depict values of love, kindness, and connectedness, go a long way toward changing your worldview.

Rhythm On The Brain, And Why We Can't Stop Dancing

 Sometimes we just have to move. Scott Robinson/Flickr, CC BYMusic and dance are far from idle pastimes. They are universal forms of expression and deeply rewarding activities that fulfil diverse social functions. Both feature in all the world’s cultures and throughout history.

Why Netflix Isn't In The Business You Think It's In

netflix 5 7Netflix has been in the headlines a lot recently, and not in a good way. There’s news about competitor Amazon launching a monthly video service, subscription fees going up, its library of content shrinking and lower global subscriber gains than the company had anticipated.

Why Beyoncé Matters

Why Beyoncé MattersJust as the world was recovering from the shock of the untimely death of Prince, Beyoncé released Lemonade, her sixth studio album and her second “visual album”. Unlike its predecessor, which featured individual music videos for each track, a single one-hour film was aired on HBO to coincide with the release.

Confessions of A Tone-Deaf Music Professor

Confessions Of A Tone-deaf Music ProfessorHow’s this for a shock, horror headline: “Tone-deaf professor of Music at Liverpool University”. Can it be true? Well, up to a point, yes. It’s complex.

The New Captain America Movie Echoes Our Political Anxieties

How Captain America: Civil War Echoes Our Political AnxietiesThe long-anticipated Captain America: Civil War has just hit cinemas. The latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings to a head a problem that has been brewing for years: whether superheroes should be directed by government organisations.

The Origin Of Laughter Is Rooted In Survival

The Origin Of Laughter Is Rooted In SurvivalLaughter plays a crucial role in every culture across the world. But it’s not clear why laughter exists. While it is evidently an inherently social phenomenon – people are up to 30 times more likely to laugh in a group than when alone – laughter’s function as a form of communication remains mysterious.

Older Adults Use Facebook For Social Surveillance

Lots Of Older Adults Use Facebook For SurveillanceIn 2013, 27 percent of adults aged 65 and older belonged to a social network, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Now, the number is 35 percent and is continuing to show an upward trend.

The Confirmation is Keeping Hollywood Real

The Confirmation is Keeping Hollywood RealMany rural Americans feel the lasting effects of the 2008 recession every day. Wages have been stagnant for the past decade, and jobs have returned to cities at a rate 4 times faster than in rural communities. For many blue-collar workers, this type of financial difficulty can strain all aspects of life, from career opportunities to family relationships.

Five Surprising Truths From The Indiana Jones Films

Five Surprising Truths From The Indiana Jones FilmsSo, there is to be a fifth Indiana Jones film. Sadly, the much-loved movies don’t represent the average day at work for most archaeologists, but there is more truth to Indy’s swashbuckling adventures than you may think. Crystal skulls

Harper Lee Led A Life Of Great Courage

Harper Lee Led A Life Of Great CourageThe death of Harper Lee is big news. Bigger than the deaths of most major writers. Why? It isn’t because she made worldwide headlines last summer due to the controversy over the recent publication of Go Set A Watchman.

The Movie Danish Girl Is Based On The Life Of Transgender Lili Elb

The Movie Danish Girl Is Based On The Life Of Transgender Lili ElbIt was with some trepidation that I went to watch The Danish Girl. Prior to its release the film had already attracted accusations of transphobia for director Tom Hooper’s decision to cast the cisgender actor Eddie Redmayne in the title role of Lili Elbe, a trans woman.

How Auld Lang Syne Switched Tunes En Route To World Domination

How Auld Lang Syne Switched Tunes En Route To World DominationAuld Lang Syne was famously written by the Scottish national bard, Robert Burns. What is less well known is that the melody was not the one he intended. The one that became famous was first attached to the song in the late 1790s and Burns, who died in 1796, knew nothing about it.

In The Heart Of The Sea: The Horrific True Story Behind Moby-Dick

In The Heart Of The Sea: The Horrific True Story Behind Moby-DickA man winds his way through the muck and mire of a 19th-century American port – Nantucket, centre of the world’s whaling industry. He knocks on a door, enters, and begs an exhausted looking man to tell him his story in exchange for his life savings.

How Christmas Traditions Evolved Around The World

How Christmas Traditions Evolved Around The WorldChristmas has become a cultural event, associated with the giving of gifts and lavish meals with friends and family. But the traditional understanding of Christmas is that it’s a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Why 2015 Was The Year That Changed TV Forever

Why 2015 Was The Year That Changed TV ForeverIndeed, the past year saw audiences becoming more and more amenable to adopting new ways to watch TV shows, with live audiences for broadcast and cable programs declining sharply.

The Artist's Dilemma: What Constitutes Selling Out?

The Artist's Dilemma: What Constitutes Selling Out?Intellectuals, academics and artists play a unique role in society: they preserve and defend both freedom of expression and the morality of choices. Artists can use their work as a means to communicate messages of dissent and hope in the face of injustice, repression and despair.

Is Star Wars An Escapist Fantasy or A Dream of The Future?

Is Star Wars An Escapist Fantasy Or A Dream Of The Future?In certain corners of the internet a modern myth celebrates the idea that Ben Rich, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works” – the legendary and highly secretive wing of Lockheed Martin concerned with aircraft development – concluded a 1993 presentation at UCLA with the blockbuster line: “We now have the technology to take E.T. home.”

Sinatra's Films Shattered The Postwar Myth Of The White American Male

Sinatra's Films Shattered The Postwar Myth Of The White American MaleFrank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12 is being celebrated with all the requisite fanfare: Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, CBS' Sinatra 100 All-Star Grammy Concert, exhibits at the Lincoln Center and Grammy Museum, a London Palladium show and a number of book publications.

Sex Is Neither Good Nor Bad, But Writing Makes It So

Sex Is Neither Good Nor Bad, But Writing Makes It SoBad sex. Isn’t it enough to have had it without having to read it as well? A poorly written sex scene can be viscerally dreadful. While porn is fundamentally unrealistic, bad sex in prose that’s not explicit can be excruciating.

What The New Movie Sunset Song Tells Us About The Modern World

What The New Movie Sunset Song Tells Us About The Modern WorldA film adaptation of the celebrated Scottish novel Sunset Song is arriving at a time of recurrent European financial crises and a war in the Middle East that is sucking in many of the world’s major powers for the second time in a generation.

Why Daydreaming Is Good For You

Why Daydreaming Is Good For YouMost people think of rest as the times when we stop work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength. But historians and anthropologists have discovered that what counts as rest has varied a lot over time and across cultures.

The Movie Carol Is A Stunning 1950s Tale Of Two Women In Love

The Movie Carol Is A Stunning 1950s Tale Of Two Women In LoveAn insistent clamour of bells and horns recurs throughout Carol, evoking the stifling, heavy atmosphere of conformity that overlay early 1950s America. An older woman, the wealthy, strikingly beautiful Carol (Cate Blanchett), starts an affair with young salesgirl and aspiring photographer, Therese (Rooney Mara).

Alice's Adventures In Cyberspace: Lewis Carroll's Creation Turns 150

Alice's Adventures In Cyberspace: Lewis Carroll's Creation Turns 150In the past 150 years Lewis Carroll’s Alice has undergone innumerable transformations. Instantly popular, she quickly escaped her original novelistic environment, appearing in Victorian Punch caricatures, on magic lantern slides and on stage.

What Does Your Musical Taste Say About Your Personality?

What Does Your Musical Taste Says About Your Personality?We’re exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery. Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us dance? Why is it that the music that we like can make others agitated?

Is Television Good For Me? How To Grade TV Shows

Is Television Good For Me? How to Grade Your TV ShowsAt first, deciding about television was a simple matter of thoughtful grading. A slow matter, too, as I had been watching television for all these days and never thought of grading it. How I grade: Every news event in a half-hour newscast, would earn a grade from me, its viewer.

Are You More Important Than Your Cell Phone?

Are You More Important Than Your Cell Phone?Are we not more important than our cell phones? Our “batteries” run low as well. Few people are as urgent to charge their own batteries as they are to charge up their cell phone. We push and push ourselves to keep going and we don’t pay attention to our own battery or need to be recharged.

The Movie Suffragette Helps Us See Why We Still Need Feminism

The Movie Suffragette Helps Us See Why We Still Need FeminismI found the film Suffragette utterly stirring. This came as something of a surprise to me. The voluminous press coverage has been unanimous: the film’s uniqueness lies in its focus on working class women’s struggle for the vote.

Rekindling Our Creative Fire Rewards Us with Power and Energy

Rekindling Our Creative Fire Rewards Us with Power and EnergyWithin ourselves we contain seeds of great creativity. We are usually afraid of our own powers so we like to distract ourselves with hundreds of little mundane things rather than look in the mirror and see our real selves. Modern society encourages us to get lost in the world of social media where others are praised for their creativity and we hide in their shadows...

Intuitively and Creatively Finding the Link to Our Authentic Wildness

Intuitively and Creatively Finding the Link to Our Authentic Wildness“No matter by which cul­ture a woman is influenced she understands the words wild and woman, intuitively.” [Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves.] Something about the way those two words — wild and woman — were placed alongside each other set up a commotion inside me, a response to a longing I couldn’t name.

Is Creativity Linked To Feeling Down And Neurotic Thinking

Is Creativity Linked To Feeling Down And Neurotic ThinkingPsychologists have advanced a new theory linking neurotic unhappiness and creativity, arguing that natural worriers may also have highly active imaginations and be more creative problem-solvers.

The Curtain Falls On Jon Stewart, America's Favorite Jester

The Curtain Falls On Jon Stewart, America's Favorite JesterJon Stewart opened his final episode of The Daily Show with “full-team coverage” of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, featuring current and returning Daily Show correspondents from throughout Stewart’s tenure, including Stephen Colbert.

A Long Lost Friend Reborn: What We Can Expect From Go Set A Watchman

A Long Lost Friend Reborn: What We Can Expect From Go Set A WatchmanThe provenance of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is perhaps less well known than the novel itself, which has come to be even less remarked upon than the legal travails and self-imposed isolation of the author who penned the work.

How Do We Measure Happiness?

How Do We Measure Happiness?Our happiness depends on whether we believe something is good or bad. But most people are not aware of this important mechanism and they believe that it is outer circumstances and what they have or don’t have in their lives, which is the reason why they are happy or unhappy.

Orange Is The New Black Is Fast Becoming A Feminist Classic

Orange Is The New Black Is Fast Becoming A Feminist ClassicOrange is the New Black is about to return for a third season. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s time to sit up and take note: the Netflix programme looks set to become a classic of feminist television.

My Encounter with Darth Vader: Being God’s Fool

My Encounter with Darth Vader: Being God’s FoolI am not afraid to make a fool of myself. And why do I deliberately do this? Quite simply, it feels good to me. It lets me be unpredictable, unconventional, spontaneous and completely in the moment. It’s really a divine experience, a shaking up of ordinary reality, a transition from my mind to my heart.

Shift To Online Music Underscores Power Of A Handful Of Tech Giants

Shift To Online Music Underscores Power Of A Handful Of Tech GiantsDigital music downloads and online streaming sales have now overtaken sales of CDs and records for the first time, underscoring just how fundamentally the internet has changed the way we consume.

How to Relax...You Can't Be Stressed and Relaxed at the Same Time

Learn How to Relax: You Can't Be Stressed and Relaxed At The Same TimeLearning how to relax is one of the most powerful healing tools that I have ever come across. Emotional suffering comes from overthinking issues. Stress also plays a major role in our physical health, affecting for example, our weight, cholesterol and digestive systems.

Clearing Out the Clutter in Your Life Activities

Clearing Out the Clutter in Your Life ActivitiesHow many of us feel burdened with too many responsibilities and don’t slow down long enough to think even one clear thought? Our minds are cluttered with endless have-tos and to-dos that keep us running at breakneck speed. We are continually multi-tasking and bombarded by a devastating amount of information that doesn’t need to be there.

Simplicity: The Gateway to Change and Creativity

Simplicity: The Gateway to Change and CreativityBy simplifying your life, you may discover the things that make you happy and fulfilled aren’t things at all. Focusing on the essentials will relieve your mind from ideas or situations that make you anxious. The path to simplicity is a process that will affect everything about you, including your thought patterns...

Singing Is A Learned Skill: Use It or You’ll Lose It

Singing Is A Learned Skill: Use It or You’ll Lose ItSinging may not be so much a natural talent as it is a learned skill—one that researchers say can decline over time if not used. The good news is that with lots of practice, just about anyone can become a better singer.

Fighting The Slump: A Strategic Approach To Developing Creativity

Fighting The Slump: A Strategic Approach To Developing CreativityPerhaps the most harmful myth is that creativity is the exclusive domain of the arts. Of course creativity is found in music, poetry, writing and painting – but the myth is harmful because it creates a perception that creativity cannot be found in science, engineering, sport or cooking. Another obstructive misconception is that creativity is simply unfettered thinking, divorced from practicality and reality.

The Screen Free Day: A Great Gift for Yourself & Others

The Screen Free Day: A Great Gift for Yourself & Others

Barry and I decided to make Sunday our special day of rest and recharging. Our intention was good, but soon we were going on the computer for “just a little” to check an important email. That “just a little” would turn into several hours and soon a big part of the day would be over.

Creating Your Life by Living a Path with Heart

Creating Your Life by Living a Path with HeartCreativity, or bringing something into being, results from the interaction between form and potential. How these energies play together determines what is created -- the imaginings of your life and world. When you squarely face potential, you place your life on the line -- each and every...

Creating Your Nature Space & Reawakening the Rhythms of Your Life

 Creating Your Nature Space &  Reawakening the Rhythms of Your Life

One of the best ways to heal a physical problem or reduce emotional stress is to interrupt our daily routines with experiences that reacquaint us with Nature. As we are swept up, captivated, and enthralled by the displays of Nature's wonder, we sense the immutable balance that is our own source...

All About Soap and Making It Naturally

All About Soap and Making It Naturally

Go into any bath and body store and you are sure to find soaps in a huge variety of scents, fragrances, colors, types, sizes, shapes and price ranges. How are these soaps different from the nationally advertised brand name soaps? How are they different from each other? What really makes a soap a "good" soap?

Fear of Writing: Is There A Cure for Fear?

Fear of Writing: Is There A Cure for Fear?

Is writing supposed to be fun? Surely it's better to suffer. It will make our writing real, give it depth and integrity. Every writer has a personal tale about the hardships of writing. And we all know that writing is a lonely business. [Editor's Note: While this article is about the fear of writing, its insights and suggestions apply to other fears as well.]

eReaders Aren't Destroying Reading, They're Just Changing It

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The nature of reading books is changing: the closure of traditional bookstores indicates that paper book sales are in decline. It is easy to feel as though this will discourage children from engaging with texts and make them more reluctant to read widely and often.

Feminine Modes of Production: Intention with Surrender and Faith

Reviving Feminine Modes of Production: Placing Intentions with Surrender and FaithOn an intellectual level, Emma knew that her self-care was important because her own business was centered around health. Yet she felt trapped in her pattern of ignoring herself to get things done while she had a mountain of tasks to accomplish...

Are Our Brains Wired to Binge on TV?

Are Our Brains Wired To Binge on TV?

Never before have we been such compulsive multitaskers, blogging and tweeting using multiple devices and smartphones anywhere and everywhere. It seems a little backwards, then, that one of the top post-workday hobbies for many is enjoying the complex storylines of TV series such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and House of Cards, which engross us for hours on end.

Communicating with Yourself through a Synchronistic Event (SE)

Communicating with Yourself through a Synchronistic Event (SE)

Synchronistic events not only reflect your thoughts, they allow you to communicate directly with the unconscious. Some people communicate with their unconscious by watching their dreams. You have the ability to communicate with your unconscious by creating synchronistic events.

It's Time to Meet Your Inner Artist & Release Your Inner Critic

It's Time to Meet Your Inner Artist & Release Your Inner Critic

We all face the Inner Critic, that voice that tells us we’re too clumsy to dance, too tone deaf to sing, too immature to write, and so forth. It’s the same voice that tells us we’re not good or talented enough to follow our dreams...

The Picture and the Frame: Which One Are You Focusing On?

The Picture and the Frame: Which One Are You Focusing On?

For many years I have attended and taught manifestation workshops — how to get stuff. As I observe my own life and the lives of people who have manifested lots of stuff, I notice that we eventually became more interested in the de-manifestation workshop...

How Can You Relight Your Inner Passion?

How Can You Relight Your Inner Passion?The first question I ask people when they are feeling lost in life is, "What is your passion?" The truth is that passion is everything we love. Passion allows us to give ourselves over completely to our actions and emotions. Passion gives us a spring in our step and the ability to spring out of bed in the morning...

Music Is Secretly Influencing You!

Music Is Secretly Influencing You!

Music is so insidious that it suggests while the listener remains unaware of the fact. All that he realizes is that it awakens certain emotions, and that in degree those same emotions are always awakened by the same or similar...

The Miracle That Is Our Life... If We Let It!

The Miracle That Is Our Life... If We Let It!As we get used to just being ourselves and being present, the path of our life widens and progresses. It's not that we don't handle the responsibilities of our lives; it's just that we allow things to happen rather than forcing them...

Overcoming Perfectionism & The Fear of Making Mistakes

Overcoming Perfectionism & The Fear of Making MistakesResearch shows that perfectionism is related to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, procrastination, and thoughts about suicide. Perfectionists often believe they have to live up to the highest expectations that other people (supposedly) have of them. These unhappy perfectionists are filled with shame and humiliation. Yet...

De-Hypnotizing Jamie Forbes (& You)

De-Hypnotizing Jamie Forbes (& You)At one level he knew he was playing at his de-hypnotizing trick, at another he wondered if it might work. To his startlement, it did. Stiffness disappeared, vanished in the first half of the first second he pushed the suggestion away instead of....

Discovering Aspects of the Self by Looking in a Tarot Mirror

Discovering Aspects of the Self by Looking in a Tarot Mirror by Robert Moss

We will call this game Tarot Aspects of the Self. The game is about learning to recognize which aspect of your personality tends to take charge in the presence of a particular person, situation, or assignment. This can be startling, embarrassing, or confirming. It is often a game changer.

Finding Inspiration & Guidance in Your Inner Sanctuary

Entering the Inner Sanctuary to Find Inspiration & GuidanceI found myself driven and compulsive about my work, trapped in a struggle to get the job done. Although I was urging and encouraging others to experience a positive future in their lives, now I was not at peace and could find no place of rest within. I realized I had to stop my life to make way for something new...

Planning A Trip? Top Nine Travel Tips

Planning A Trip? Top Nine Travel TipsI realized very early on that, for me, traveling was the best way of learning. I still have a pilgrim soul, and I thought that I would use this blog to pass on some of the lessons I have learned, in the hope that they might prove useful to other pilgrims like me.

Song Keeps Repeating in Your Head? That's an Earworm!

Song Keep Repeating in Your Head? That's an Earworm!

You know.... that pesky tune that you can't seem to get rid of... It keeps running on and on in your brain... They're called earworms and some researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London are studying them. Among other things, they are trying to establish why these tunes get engraved in our mind.

Easy Way, Hard Way: Letting Go of Struggle

Easy Way, Hard Way: Letting Go of StruggleThe only kind of action that works in Easy World is inspired, energized action. Therefore, the Easy World ordinance for action is this: Act only when inspired and energized. Let's examine those words "inspired" and "energized." Inspired means that your Spirit is motivating you from within...

Electronics on the Brain: Multitasking & Information Overload

Electronics on the Brain: Multitasking & Information Overload

We have created a culture where technology is eating us up and eating the attention of our brains. If you’re feeling overloaded by emails, text messages, websites, social media, computer programs, and other electronic stimulation, it’s not because you have a lacking or aging brain.Your brain was designed to efficiently process one thing at a time...

More Is Less: Organize the Mess & Get Rid of Clutter

More Is Less: Organize the Mess & Get Rid of Clutter, article by Xorin BalbesClutter is making us crazy, and not just because we can’t find anything — because every bit of wood, metal, and plastic we collect is an anchor tying us to something, somebody, somewhere. So why can’t we let it go? Doesn’t having fewer, more cherished belongings that really inspire you...

Best of 2011 InnerSelf.com

The Best of InnerSelf 2011

As we look back on 2011, we are grateful for the blessings as well as the challenges. We thank all the authors, publicists and publishers we work with to bring you, our readers, inspiring and enlightening reading material.  Here are the ten most popular articles of 2011:

Are The Porpoises in the SF Bay the Canaries in the Mine Shaft?

Porpoises Return to San Fransisco Bay

Like the swallows of Capistrano, the harbor porpoises of San Francisco Bay have decided to come back. The question everyone is asking is why now after all these years? You can research it and study the phenomena but the fact is quite simple: They hadn't come back because they hadn't wanted to, until now.

Giving the Gift of Life

Giving the Gift of Life, article by Marie T. Russell

At Christmas, we usually focus on giving to our loved ones, to those close to us -- family, friends, co-workers. We give to those we love or who love us, or in some cases to those that we feel we "have to" give to. Yet, in how many cases is our giving truly unconditional? When is our gift not a "give and take", an exchange, a sharing?

Creativity Needs Connection with Others

Creativity Needs Connection with Others, article by Anne Paris

Through thousands of hours of psychotherapy with artists, I have found that most are quite familiar with the experience of being artistically blocked, or of procrastinating and avoiding their creative work.

11.11.11: A Timely Global Event

11.11.11: A Timely Global Event

A massive AWAKENING is occurring. Millions of people all over the world are gathering together in peaceful but vehement protest... The timely event of 11.11.11 illuminates the conviction of this global tendency. When major global paradigms shift from a belief in separation to an inner knowing of...

Planet Earth Says: Party Is Over! Everybody Out!

Planet Earth Says Party is Over!

According to a statement released to the press Tuesday, the planet Earth has "just about run out of ways" to let its roughly 6.9 billion human inhabitants know it wants them all to leave.

In Search of Silence for Spiritual Revival

In Search of SilenceWhen we look into any spiritual path, we notice that silence is an imperative part of contact with the divine. However, our busy and technological life causes us to be overloaded by man-made noise, such as traffic, alarms, piped music and trivial, attention seeking conversations on mobile telephones. Even in the countryside, we...

Palmistry: Hands Hold the Answer

My visit with a palm reader helped me change a lifelong pattern of indecisiveness and a belief that I would have to choose between a career and family. Holding my left hand she explained that my inner, emotional side was communicating to me to slow down and enjoy life. My right hand was communicating a different...

The Little Things Lead to the Big Things

The Little Things Lead to the Big ThingsIn the charming French resort town of Nice, an American woman named Joan was shopping in the open-air market one morning when she saw a man who resembled the renowned artist Pablo Picasso. With trepidation Joan approached the man and asked him, "Excuse me, but aren’t you Pablo Picasso?"

Attention All Adults: Are You Having Fun Yet?

Attention All Adults: Are You Having Fun Yet?We've all been brainwashed! We were all taught the work ethic! "Work (and suffer) till you die, or if you're lucky retire. We don't have time to waste on frivolities. We have responsibilities to fulfill. We have to be serious, work hard..." I choose to change that programming in my life...

If A Tree Fell In The Woods...

If A Tree Fell In The Woods...If a tree fell in the woods and someone was there to yell TIMBER, there is no doubt that the tree would make a noise, and when it hit the ground, someone would be there to hear it. But how about the classic question that asks, "If a tree fell in the woods and NOBODY was around to hear it, would it make a sound?"

History and Mystery of Tarot

Over time, the Tarot cards have had their ups and downs, falling from popular interest only to be once more resurrected by those in search of the deeper meanings behind their complex symbolism. As the saying goes, "Truth will always out." The Tarot has experienced a resurgence in the past two decades.

Handwriting Analysis

When people realize my specialty is handwriting analysis, the inevitable question is, "What can you tell me about myself?" The answer is everything! Everything your subconscious is silently saying can be seen quite clearly! Handwriting is as revealing as a three-dimensional portrait, a hologram of body, mind, and spirit.

Entertaining without Stress

Entertaining without Stress

by Patty Sachs. As the holidays approach and calendars fill with socializing commitments, that all-too-familiar feeling of stress may appear in our lives. The accelerated social "whirl" can be loaded with stress for both the guests and hosts. However...

Do Fairies Exist

Many people are willing and even longing to believe in the existence of fairies. But, to most of us, they stand as a lost illusion. Not so with everyone, for I, amongst others, have seen all kinds of fairies for as long as I can remember, and I still see them daily.

Answering the Emerge-n-See Call

Just because we've had a little wake up call is no cause for alarm. And if we're gonna be woken up, we may as well wake up laughing. Because laughter is a tried-and-tested emerge n' see treatment that helps us emerge from the darkness and see the light.

Creativity vs. Sensuality

Some things have not changed since Homer's time. Now as then, the young despise boredom. Now as then, kicks are the cheapest solution. As to the beneficial uses of sensuality, dashes of it, to be sure, spice creativity. But runaway sensuality has...

Everybody for President

I come to you tonight to declare that I am not a serious candidate for President, and that is precisely why I am asking for your support. We have had too much seriousness, and now we?re in serious trouble. Seriously. Seriousness is the prime cause of terrorism ...

Ask the Swami

The insightful and comedic Swami answers questions on life, hard-to -get-along-with bosses, and the state of knowing and unknowing

A Warm Fuzzy Tale

Various versions of the following story were circulated through the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 70s: Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived two very happy people called Tim and Maggie with two children called John and Lucy. To understand how happy they were...

We Need a New Precedent!

Early this year, my inner voice told me loudly and clearly to campaign for President. My inner voice, like my outer voice, speaks with a slight East Indian accent, and so is sometimes difficult to understand. When I recently replayed my inner messages, I realized the message was, 'we need a new precedent.'

Cycles of Seven & Learning to Flow with the Cycles

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Everything you need to achieve the goals in your life is given to you. The seven-year cycles are a flow, a rhythm. Every seven years there is, within the system, a total change.

A Legend Of Wealth

A Legend Of Wealth Bob Mandel Once there was a Sleeping Giant. He slept in a high mountain valley, just over the hill from a small, quiet village. The villagers knew of this huge Being. Often, they would hear Him roll over in His endless sleep - causing buildings to shake and windows to shatter - or roar if He had a bad dream, sending a terrible shudder down their spines. - INNERSELF MAGAZINE - Creating new attitudes for the new millennium

Ariadne

by Cailean Darkwater. I'm normally very cautious, but sometimes I get the impulse to do something REALLY reckless. I think everybody has a very contrary element in their nature, a counter to the everyday. It all started when I was walking through the hills...

Ariadne

by Cailean Darkwater. I'm normally very cautious, but sometimes I get the impulse to do something REALLY reckless. I think everybody has a very contrary element in their nature, a counter to the everyday. It all started when I was walking through the hills...

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