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The irony of our modern life is that while we are all connected to our cell phones, internet, etc., we have lost a lot of the innate connection that has been with humanity since the beginning of our existence -- connection with Nature, with a Higher Wisdom, with our family and larger community, and with our own inner Self...

This week we look at various types of connection, and lack thereof. Our authors bring you their insights and perspectives to help you tune in to your own insights and perceptions. TTo help heal our world and our society, we need to cultivate a much more humane and empathic connection with all forms of life - plant, mineral, animal, human, etc. We also need to connect with our past (and our future) so that we can have a clear vision of where we have been, and what we need to do to avoid repeating previous mistakes, whether ours or the errors of humanity, as a whole.

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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full, and loving week. 

Marie T. Russell and Robert Jennings
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The Dangers of Disconnection: The Evidence Is Overwhelming

Author: Jacqueline Heller, MD

Without regular face-to-face connection, empathy and compassion can diminish or disappear.
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Are We Moving Towards Connection?

Author: Steve Taylor

Our prehistoric ancestors lived in a state of connection, without a sense of separateness to their immediate environment or their community. However, at some point a “fall” into disconnection occurred.
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Navigating Life's Nuances: The Middle Path to Harmony

Author: Robert Jennings,

We live in a world that urges us to pick a side and see things as good or bad, right or wrong.
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Us vs. Them: Letting Go of Sides

Author: John Bell

Ironically, as a lifelong war protester, I have a war to thank for bringing Thích Nh?t H?nh into my life. Our connection began in 1966, long before we actually met.
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MS and My Quest to Find Fulfillment and Serve Others

Author: Lisa Doggett, MD

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has added a bizarre twist to my quest to find fulfillment and to serve others. At times, it has helped me understand my purpose with greater clarity even while sometimes thwarting my plans.
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Bringing Back Indigenous Ways of Healing

Author: Sharon E. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

As Western medicine became more popular, traditional treatments that had been handed down for generations were cast aside, despite the benefits of some of those approaches.
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The Rising Tide: The Economic Impact on Housing

Author: Robert Jennings,

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges of our time, bringing with it a cascade of consequences, including extreme weather events that wreak havoc on communities and infrastructure.
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FDR's Financial Vision: More Relevant Than Ever for 2024

Author: Robert Jennings,

As the world steers its way through the unprecedented changes of the 21st century, there is a recurring echo from the past that many are turning to – the New Deal.
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indoor air pollution 10 14

A Hidden Factor in Our Children's Development

Author: Robert Jennings,

When discussing pollution, our minds often drift to images of smoggy cities and factories belching smoke.
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Lowering Cholesterol: Do Natural Remedies Work?

Author: Lauren Ball and Emily Burch

How can I lower my cholesterol? Do supplements work? How about psyllium or probiotics?
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Eco-Spooktacular: Making Halloween Sustainable

Author: Alice Brock, University of Southampton

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. However, as you prepare to send shivers down the spines of your friends and family, you may not have given much thought to the environmental footprint that this holiday conceals.
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The Hidden Therapeutic Benefits of Watching Movies

Author: Jenny Hamilton, University of Lincoln

A sad film might help us release our emotions or a comedy might lift our mood. Movies can also offer a chance to connect with and explore our emotions in a safe way.
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Less News Consumption, Fewer Votes: The Link Explained

Author: Paul Whiteley, University of Essex

People experiencing news fatigue are less likely to be voters.
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The Link Between Insomnia and Mental Health

Author: Leon Lack, and Nicole Lovato, Flinders University

How dangerous is insomnia? How fear of what it’s doing to your body can wreck your sleep.
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Rancidity Redefined: AI’s New Role in Food Science

Author: Carlos D. Garcia and Lucas de Brito Ayres, Clemson University

Rancid food smells and tastes gross ? AI tools may help scientists prevent that spoilage.
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Beyond Politics: The Dire Reality of a Complete Siege on Gaza

Author: Georgina McAllister, Coventry University

Gaza has been blockaded for 16 years – here’s what a ‘complete siege’ and invasion could mean for vital supplies...
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Rethinking Parenting Perfection: The Case for Good Enough

Author: Cher McGillivray, Bond University

Parents make mistakes. So what does ‘good enough parenting’ look like?
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The Hidden Struggles of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Author: Sophie Lewis, University of Sydney et al

‘I’m not going to be cured’. How breast cancer awareness and support sidelines people with metastatic disease...
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How Winter Light Can Shape Your Metabolism

Author: Sascha Kael Rasmussen-U. Copenhagen

We found that even in non-seasonal animals, differences in light hours between summer and winter do cause differences in energy metabolism. In this case, body weight, fat mass, and liver fat content.
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The Parent's Guide to Children's Dental Health

Author: Mihiri Silva, Murdoch Children's Research Institute et al

Teeth decay occurs when frequent and excessive amounts of sugar disturb bacteria in the mouth. This can lead to holes or “cavities”, which may need fillings.
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Will AI Soon Pass the Turing Test? Implications for Humanity

Author: Simon Goldstein and Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini

AI is closer than ever to passing the Turing test for ‘intelligence’. What happens when it does?
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From Occupation to Health: The Unseen Impact of Work

Author: Peter Smith, University of Toronto et al

If public health bodies and policymakers put greater focus on improving the work environment, it could achieve major gains in population health and reduce health inequities.
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Understanding Buy Now, Pay Later: Pros and Cons

Author: Vivek Astvansh and Chandan Kumar Behera

Unlike applying for a credit card, buy now, pay later services don’t require consumers to get a credit check.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: October 23 - 29, 2023

 Author: Pam Younghans, NorthPoint Astrology

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
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Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Astrological Overview: October 23 - 29, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration October 20-21-22, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration October 19, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration October 18, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration October 17, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration October 16, 2023

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