InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018
This week we look at what is sometimes considered the darker side of things... pain - both emotional and physical, grieving and death, using dreams to heal from emotional pain, and then we move on to the next step, starting fresh in rebirth.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 5th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 5th, 2018
Many things in life get a "bad rap": stress, the left-brain, the right-brain, disease, painful memories... but as with everything, there are always two sides to everything. Everything has a purpose...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 29th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 29th, 2018
The theme that shows up in this week's featured articles is the process of "reflection, vision, and action". In order to have a vision, one must reflect on what one truly desires. And in order to have that vision become reality, we need to take action. Our authors support us in making our dreams reality.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 22nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 22nd, 2018
This week we reflect on our habits... some that are unconscious (good ones like breathing) and the ones we may or may not be aware of (a.k.a. the "bad" ones). However, the good news is that all habits can be upgraded and/or changed to ones that support a happier and healthier lifestyle.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 15th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 15th, 2018
We constantly choose whether we sleep-walk through our life (successfully or not), or whether we traverse our life's journey with consciousness, making choices based on our inner truth and awareness. This week we discover...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 8th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 8th, 2018
It is said that the Chinese have an expression that is both a blessing and a curse: "May you live in interesting times". This week we look at how to traverse the "interesting" or "precariously balanced" times in our lives.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 1st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 1st, 2018
As I began working on this week's articles, I thought the theme was communication and relationships. But as the articles came together, I saw that the theme was actually "trusting through fear". Which of course does apply to communication and relationships, and so much more.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 24th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 24th, 2018
This week we reflect on the path to happiness. This path of the heart includes self-validation and self-compassion, generating happiness, and the willingness to heal and to be happy. You might say, but of course I'm willing to be happy, however...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 17th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 17th, 2018
This week we reflect on coming face-to-face with ourselves... on facing our suffering, discovering our intentions, clarifying our choices, and of course taking action towards the reality we wish to empower.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 10th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 10th, 2018
This week's featured articles look at our relationship with friends, aging parents, nature, our "partner" (whether married or not), and even our relationship with our past selves. The connection between all of these relationships is that all...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 3rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 3rd, 2018
This week we look at being... in the flow, in the moment, in stillness, in life. Patience -- with yourself, with others, and with life itself -- is essential. This week's articles provide light and guidance for our journey...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 27th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 27th, 2018
This week we share some ways that our actions make a difference... from where we choose to place a tattoo (if we choose to get one), to identifying where our stressful thoughts come from and if they really belong to us, to connecting with where our traumas really come from and clearing them from our energetic space.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 20th, 2018

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This week we bring you articles to assist in stepping out of the conditioning of our culture and explore different perspectives. We look at pain and how to move beyond it, we reflect on reincarnation, and we look at moving beyond the way of the ego to the path of spiritual will.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018
This week our theme is symbolism... how one thing means something other than the obvious, or brings a message other than its apparent one. We launch our symbolic journey with "May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!"  and then move on to the animal kingdom with "Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals" and with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 29th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 29th, 2018
One of the articles this week has in the title: " As Within, So Without" and that is the theme this week. Our authors share their path or their vision in hopes of sparking within you a recognition of your own truth and they provide methods and tools for you to arrive at your own "ah-ha" moments of "in-lightenment"...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 22nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 22nd, 2018
As I focused on which articles beckoned to be included in this week's issue of InnerSelf, my conscious thought was that the focus was going to be Earth Day. While I am a firm believer that "every day should be Earth Day", this designated day gives us additional opportunity to reflect together on our love for our precious planet. However...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018
One could say that connection -- either the presence of, or lack thereof -- is the problem and the solution to all our ills. This week we look at our connections... connection to the All, to ourselves, to others, to Nature, to duality... and reflect on our search for harmony and balance.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 8th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 8th, 2018
This week we look at "hidden messages"... These are the messages from our unconscious beliefs, from our inner children, from our body, from our environment, and from our heart... And we discover that these messages are not really hidden as much as...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 1st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 1st, 2018
This newsletter is being released on April Fools Day... and its theme is that not only have we been fooled but we have fooled ourselves... not just today but for a long long time. Thus this week our authors help expose some of the tricks we've fallen for.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 25th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 25th, 2018
Things are not always as they seem... So even if you feel like you're about to get run over by a train, I guarantee you this is not the case. We can be grateful that things are not as they seem, because, yes, things seem to be crazy and definitely unsettling at times... but they are usually the first -- or one-thousandth -- step in a journey that we are taking...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 18th, 2018
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”
This is the theme of this week's edition of InnerSelf. What is within us affects the outside, and what is outside affects the inside. This includes "non-tangible" or "non-touchable" things such as sound, the language of flowers, the energy of tattoos...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 11th, 2018
This week's edition of InnerSelf may be resumed in the title of one of the featured articles: "Musings on Beliefs, Opinions, Facts, Knowledge, and Truth". We reflect, with Charles Eisenstein, on our "stories", old and new, and with Anne Tucker on the decisions we make that lead us towards tomorrow and our many tomorrows.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 4th, 2018
Life is made of cycles... day and night, summer and winter, rest and action, sun and rain, ups and downs... Each aspect of the cycle is important and needed. Just as action is needed, action without inner renewal creates imbalance. This week we look at cycles and at the balance between "being" and "doing".

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 18th, 2018
Balance. This week we focus on attaining balance. It seems that our whole world is also now in a state of seeking balance...yet not quite attaining it. Perhaps we're looking for balance (and love) in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
This week we reflect on fear and how to be stronger than our fears. It seems that our "new and improved modern world" has brought us more things to be afraid of. We watch TV and discover numerous "reasons" to be afraid, we surf the internet and find more of the same, we hear of another person with cancer, or another shooting, or some other fearful event.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 4th, 2018The theme this week is "seeing things differently"... which reminds me of the title of Wayne Dyer's book, You'll See It When You Believe It". Wayne flipped around the expression, I'll believe it when I see it, to the more "meta-physical" or quantum-energy-like saying, I'll see it when I believe it. focusing on the power of our thoughts and expectations.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 28th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 28th, 2018
The theme this week is "Who Are You, Really". I especially get such enjoyment from seeing how each article, selected intuitively with inner guidance or by Divine timing, supports the theme and deepens the path. As the articles come together for the new issue, the theme becomes clear...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 21st, 2018

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This week we take a look at creativity. You might not think of yourself as a creative person. But the fact is that we are all creating every single moment of our day. Creativity doesn't need a paint brush. It starts with a thought, followed by a word or action...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017 The theme this week is "know thyself". This wise advice goes back centuries and probably millennia. Since the key to happiness and inner peace lies in knowing who we are, we bring you articles to assist you in this journey of discovery...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017 This week we dare take a look at our dark side, and also learn to befriend our shadow. As you scroll down through this week's articles, you will find the words fear, shadow, stress, manipulation, pain. Yet you also find the balance in the themes of kindness, love, prayer, compassion, vision, meditation, creating a better world, and choosing love over fear.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017This week, in the US, is the week that is traditionally one for giving thanks... Of course, in order to have a life of fullness and joy, giving thanks needs to be a daily occurrence, not one limited to just one day, or one weekend. This week, we focus on many aspects of gratitude...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017If I were to choose one word to summarize this week's featured articles, I would choose "within". We are being encouraged to look within to find solutions to our world's ills and to discover inner peace and happiness.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017This week we peruse life from what is usually considered "the dark side" and look at life and death through a new perspective... We are being encouraged to step out of old beliefs, old limitations and patterns, and trust the...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017You have probably heard the quote "we have met the enemy, and he is us". However, the other side of that truth is "we have met the solution, and he is us". This week, InnerSelf looks into the power of the heart to heal not only ourselves but the world around us. We start with acceptance which is a basic form of love, and so is being true to yourself. We move on to...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these are "interesting" times, and of course, they are also challenging. This week we look at how to handle these events in our lives.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 8th, 2017

newsletter 10 08 2017Life has its ups and downs... this we all know. However, there is another aspect that we are not necessarily as familiar with as that is the concept of "as above, so below", or "as it is inside, so it is on the outside" (and vice versa). Our inner being and our outer world are a reflection of each other. This week we take a look at some of the inside-outside connections. We start with looking at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017Perhaps the theme of this week's newsletter is best resumed in the title of this article: "From Chaos to Order: Planning a New Life with New Habits". We start with Joyce Vissell sharing personal experiences and perspectives on the chaos of natural disasters that were transformed to order with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017While the "outside" world may have a tendency to focus on what's wrong, touting the latest disasters, the newest divorce, governmental trauma, etc., to maintain inner peace and a sense of balance, we must remember to also focus on what's right! And we start off this week by focusing on joy.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017Many people, world-wide, are experiencing numerous challenges these days, more than usual it seems. Some of the challenges come from nature, illnesses, war, or other severally traumatic situations. Thus, this week, we look at ways to deal with trauma and hardships.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017In order for the world to change, we must change. And in order to change, we must learn new ways of thinking, and of being. This requires a source of new knowledge, usually brought to us by a teacher in some form. This week we expand our horizon as to where we find the teachings that we need.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017In order for things around us to change, we must change. This is not what we learned as children since everything then depended on our parents doing things for us. However, now that we are adults, we discover that we are the key to change. We start the new issue of InnerSelf with an excerpt from a brand-new book...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017In this modern age, with all the tools of technology and instant communication at our disposal, we are exposed to many more stressful and traumatic events than our forefathers. This week, we bring you articles to help you through these experiences.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017This week, as with every week, we look at different aspects of our life: the blessings and the challenges, and the things we can do to make our life more balanced. Many people feel like they are alone in this journey, yet we are never...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 6th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 6th, 2017This week we look at how things (and people) are not always at they appear, and we see this first through the eyes of this week's lunar eclipse in "Life Under A Lunar Eclipse: Nothing Is Quite As It Seems..".

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017Life on earth is quite a dichotomy. We are in control of our life, yet we are not. We enjoy our existence, yet we don't. It's as if we are continually wavering between two extremes, two polarities, in somewhat of a free-fall. This week we look at the balancing act...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017There are many expressions and idioms that suggest how to best deal with life. One that comes to mind is "when life throws you a curve ball, hit it out of the park". This week we look at various ways to deal with life's challenges and blessings...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017This week we look at family. We all have one, or if we no longer do, we did at some point. Family influenced our early beliefs of life, and in many cases is still influencing our current beliefs, whether consciously or subconsciously.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 9th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 9th, 2017When life seems to be taking us on a roller-coaster ride, we can remember that the way to keep from "losing it" is to retain our center. And if you've become confused and dizzy from all the ups and downs going on around you, perhaps you will benefit from...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 2nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 2nd, 2017Relationship! We all are involved in one, even if it's only a relationship with our own self. How we deal with that relationship, as well as all others, creates a basis for our life experience. It's not always smooth sailing. This week we look at the essence behind our connection with our own self, our Self (with a capital S), and with others.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 25th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 25th, 2017You may be familiar with the expression that says you can't give from an empty basket. This, of course, refers to taking care of yourself before you can give of yourself to others. This week we bring you articles to help you replenish your energy and "refill your basket".

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 18th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 18th, 2017Connection and communication. Two very important parts of life. We are connected to the world through our inner life, and through our outer contacts. This week we look at the effects of those two...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 11th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 11th, 2017While we may all have hopes and dreams for our future, the basis for that future lies in our actions today, right now, in this moment. In order to assist with that daily journey, this week we look at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017As Bob Dylan famously wrote over 50 years ago, the times they are a-changin'. However, these days, a lot of things have the appearance of going in the direction opposite that which we might desire or even prefer. It could be easy to fall into despair or at least a feeling of helplessness. This week, we look at some of our options...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 21st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 21st, 2017This week's theme focuses on "who you are". Barbara Savin shares "You Are Already A Healer: It Is Time To Reclaim Who You Are" while Marc Allen reminds us of our innate power in "Karma and Politics: It's Time To Embrace Our Power" and Rabbi Daniel Cohen offers a path of reflection in "What Will They Say About You When You're Gone?"

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 14th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 14th, 2017This week we delve into the realms of the healing powers of nature and we look at what it takes to be a champion. We also reflect on parenting, on how to communicate with a loved one who is preparing to die, and many more topics.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 7th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 7th, 2017We dream, we hope, we seek, we find, we enjoy... and sometimes we don't. These are the things life is made of. The ups and downs and the highs and lows. This week's articles assist us in moving forward with ease and joy on our daily path...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 9th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 9th, 2017Each week, we bring you numerous new articles. Our goal, at InnerSelf, is to bring you articles that will encourage you and assist you in creating a better life, for yourself and for all. This week we have...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017One thing everyone has in common is relationships... with family, with co-workers, with friends, with pets, with people at the grocery store... This week we look at relationships and how they affect us, just as we affect them. And we look at how to make our experiences better for everyone involved.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017This week we look at important questions. Not "Who Am I" but more in the area of "Who Am I Being" and  "What Am I Doing"? Who we are being in the moment, what actions are we taking or not taking, how we are expressing ourselves in the world, how we are treating ourselves and others.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 12th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 12th, 2017It is time for us to recognize the truth: We are all connected. This week we look at many of the things that connect us. By putting certain attitudes and behaviors in practice, we act on that connectedness...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 29th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 29th, 2017The new articles this week resonate with the message of taking action in togetherness. We invite you to find your own niche of participation, the one where you feel joy and a feeling of satisfaction at being alive and doing your part...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 22nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 22nd, 2017

Each week a theme naturally develops for the new issue. We don't start out with a theme or topic, but the articles that arrive or that are selected come together and have their own synchronicity and connection. This week, the theme is stretching beyond our small world and connecting with the world around us

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017As we progress into the 2nd week of 2017, we all continue to revise our vision for this new year. This revision is ongoing, whether we do it consciously or not, since plans change, needs shift, and perceptions are altered by inside and outside revelations. This week we take a look at life through the lens of two steps forward and one step back.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016This week we look at breaking through barriers of all types... whether it has to do with our belief in ourselves or about how our world works... We're also introducing a new feature this week : InnerSelf Voices starting with blogs by InnerSelf co-publishers Marie T. Russell and Robert Jennings...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 18th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 18th, 2016While we may all wish to focus on sharing love, gratitude and giving unconditionally at this time of year, we may get entangled in stress, not-enough-time, and family dramas. This week, we bring you various tools and perspectives to make your journey a more peaceful and harmonious one.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 11th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 11th, 2016This week we look at holiday stress in particular. You may be going to visit family and feel like the single green leaf amidst all the red leaves as seen in the picture above. You may feel overwhelmed by the energies around you and have difficulty coping.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 4th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 4th, 2016This week we look at courage... the courage to do things differently, to follow our heart, to do the "right" thing, to just be true to ourselves. While these don't seem as courageous as saving someone from a burning building, or jumping into a turbulent ocean to save a child, they nevertheless require courage...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016As we've all heard, doubtless numerous times, when life hands you lemons make lemonade. The many articles this week can help shed light on our next steps, on how to attain our dreams, and create the life we have dreamed of (or perhaps have not dared dream of)...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 20th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 20th, 2016This week our focus is on authenticity... on being real, on being yourself and the courage that it takes to follow that path. Sometimes being true to yourself and to your ideals and values is painful, other times frightening...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 13th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 13th, 2016For those of us living in the USA, it's been a tumultuous week. And for those outside the US, one where maybe you asked yourself, what on Earth is going on??? Reading this week's articles and astrological columns may help shed some light on the energies that are percolating...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 6th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 6th, 2016Once again this week the image accompanying the newsletter is of a boat. Last week the sailboat was apparently in a precarious situation, while this week the boat is securely tied to shore. Let's hope that our ship remains securely anchored as the waves of life may be turbulent this week. In the USA...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016Forest Gump is known for having said "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." However, I see life as being the outcome of a box of crayons. Depending on which crayons we pick, we will get very different end results. This week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 16th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 16th, 2016Sometimes we may feel as if we are walking through a dark tunnel not knowing what is ahead. And we wonder when we will finally reach a place, both physically, emotionally, and mentally, where we will feel good about our life. This week we start off by...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016At times in our life we may have the tendency to be like the snail and hide in our shell and move forward very very slowly. However, while we may feel safe doing so, we also are stopping ourselves from stepping forth and experiencing all the beauty and love that life has to offer. This week we share with you articles dealing with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016This week we take a look at the world's duality/unity dichotomy and how we deal with it. And then there's how we deal with the world inside of us. Much of our behavior stems from old childhood wounds and it affects all aspects of our personal as well as our business life...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016This week we take a look at communication, from within and from without, and we reflect on our true nature... which is peace. The Editor's Choice articles this week are very powerful and tie in together beautifully (in a mini-workshop fashion). And scroll down for a myriad of additional articles on a wide range of topics.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016The articles this week look at perfectionism both in our own selves and in our children. We ask ourselves some hard questions: "Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?" and "Do You Suffer from Unrealistic Expectations of Perfectionism and Compulsive Comparison? ...

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