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InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5, 2020

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone." (Lyrics from the song: What The World Needs Now Is Love). The above song, written in 1965, still resonates and is still a needed message for all. It is our theme for the week.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2020

We, as individuals, as a society, and as a planet, are in a state of transition. With the many challenges taking place on the planet, we are transitioning from one way of life, one way of behavior, to a new way. Transition (change) can bring upheaval. This week we bring you various ways to navigate these times.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 14, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 14, 2020

The "motto" of InnerSelf.com is "New Attitudes -- New Possibilities". And that is definitely what is at stake on a world-wide basis at this time. Attitudes have to change in order for new possitilities to emerge and for the world to change for the better.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 7, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 7, 2020

While we all have particular times in our lives that are more challenging than others, we are currently, as a species, going through common challenges... albeit, each in our different ways. Fortunately, there are tools to help us work through these challenges with courage and clarity. This week we bring you articles to help in that process.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 31, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 31, 2020

One of the themes that has come to the forefront in 2020 is the one of connection. We have come to realize, at least in physical terms due to the Coronavirus, that we are all connected. Our connection, however, goes much deeper than just the physical.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 24, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 24, 2020

"One of the first steps in creating internal order is making a commitment to a new way of thinking. This week, we have help in this regard from..."

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 17, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 17, 2020

In this week's articles we bring you ways of seeing more than what is right in front of us... or what is visible to the eyes. There is much to be learned from the invisible, from the messages that come from

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 10, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 10, 2020

It is interesting that in this time of social isolation, we are actually rediscovering wholeness and community. We are reconnecting with our inner truth, our inner longings, and connecting perhaps more deeply with the people we love, albeit by phone or online connections. Perhaps there is truth in the saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 3, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 3, 2020

This week we reflect on perception... how we perceive things, how we perceive reality... and how we have our own perspective on reality, which can be influenced by people around us, and by old patterns and memories from within our own self.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 26, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 26, 2020

We've been told for a long time to "be the change we want to see in the world", and that "change begins with us", and that "what the world needs now is love".  So this week, we look at various ways or methods that can assist us in putting these precepts in practice, and incorporate them into our lives and our world...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 19, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 19, 2020

Just as the whole world is re-inventing itself with a new "live-in/living" experience, so we as individuals now have the opportunity to reflect and reinvent ourselves... or perhaps not so much re-invent as rediscover our true selves. We start this week's articles by asking "Who Is The Real You?".

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 12, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 12, 2020

This week we reflect on self-care, but with a much wider definition than usually attached to that term. Self-care is usually taken as things you do for yourself specifically...Yet since we are all connected, and are all one, self-care involves taking care of our own Self (with a capital "s") which includes the planet and its inhabitants as a whole.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 5, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 5, 2020
This week we look at new ways to deal with our present, new ways to respond to the challenges and crises that are now presented to us. We look at both sides of the coin that we've been handed, whether we are dealing with the new reality with the coronavirus, or other challenges of daily life.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 29. 2020


InnerSelf Newsletter: March 29. 2020
During challenging times, and probably mostly during challenging times, we need to remember that "this too shall pass" and that in every problem or crisis, there is something to be learned, another step to be taken on the ladder of life's learning. And perhaps the first lesson is ...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 22, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 22, 2020
If there is one thing we are learning these days, it is that we are all in this together. Borders between continents and countries, divisions within countries whether by race, religion, political party, sexual preference, etc., all of these are non-existent barriers in the face of energy...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 15, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 15, 2020
We all have goals in life, even any of us who might say we "go with the flow". Our goal could be simply to be healthy, or to be happy. Now those may seem like non-specific goals, but they encompass so many things that they actually are, of course, major goals. So this week, we bring you...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 8, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 8, 2020
We all have a choice... a choice of how we live, how we think, how we act, how we feel. Sometimes that choice is an easy one, while at other times it seems like we are battling an inner demon to make the choice we know is for the best. One of these choices involves letting go of fear, and this week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 1, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 1, 2020
We live in very polarized and polarizing times. However, it will serve us to remember that day and night are both essential, feminine and masculine complement each other, as well as intuition and mind. When we view any two opposites as enemies, we lose out on a whole half of the energy that is needed for bringing our goals, visions, and dreams to fruition.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 23, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 23, 2020
In his first inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) said that the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself”: And this is still true today when fear, in its many facets, may be trying to stop us from taking action. So tnis week we bring you articles dealing with fear, courage and awareness.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 16, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 16, 2020
The term activism is usually applied to political causes, yet, the definition of activism is "the use of direct and noticeable action to achieve a result, usually a political or social one." So basically, activism is the use of direct and noticeable action to achieve a result. If we look at that with a broader perspective, starting a new diet would be a form of activism

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 9, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 9, 2020
This week there will be a lot of talk about love, since it's Valentine's Day. Yet the focus sometimes can be on love expressed through flowers and chocolate. But, as we all know, love is much more than what is depicted in Hallmark cards or movies.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 2, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 2, 2020
We are now in the month of February... often referred to as the month of Love. Now of course, Love is not restricted to just one month or just one day, so we thought we'd focus on some variances of love... not necessarily just the romantic kind usually linked to Valentine's Day.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 26, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 26, 2020
This week we bring you articles to assist you, in the words of author Marc Lesser, in "learning to love the “full catastrophe” of this crazy mixed-up world and the struggle of attempting to make sense of it all."

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020
Who are we? Who are you? Who am I? These are referred as "existential" questions. What exactly is an existential question? Looking it up online, I find this definition: "a question concerning the essence of what it means to be alive". So this week, we do look at who we are, and also, what are we going to do about it!

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 12, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 12, 2020
There's turbulence in the weather, and perhaps also turbulence in our "inner weather"... We face challenges whether in the external world, or with personal relationships,  or with our health... It seems the turbulence is to be found both on the inside and the outside. And of course...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 5, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 5, 2020
As per our "resident astrologer", Pam Younghans' "Astrological Journal for the Week", we are heading into a powerful week, what she is calling Tornado Week. While this might sound frightening, let us remember that sunshine always follows a storm, and some storms come with rainbows. So while things may look bleak in the world, light is always present, even when hidden by clouds of discord and disharmony.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 29, 2019

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This week we are living through the ending of a year, and the beginning of another. It's the death of 2019 and the birth of 2020. We humans often have a hesitancy to speak of death... It's the one thing we aren't comfortable speaking about.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 22, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 22, 2019
We are all on a Journey... the journey of life. Along the way we encounter blessings and challenges. We encounter love and lack of love (sometimes portrayed as hatred). Our journeys are all different, yet they are all the same. Our goal is the same...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 15, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 15, 2019Some times of year are more stressful than others, and December can be stressful for many reasons. If you live up North, snow and ice storms can wreak havoc. And wherever you live, even in the Southern Hemisphere, you may have projects at work that have to be completed by the end of the year. And of course, the holiday season can be a cause of stress.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 8, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 8, 2019
I believe that everyone wants to make a difference... So this week we take a look at simple and practical ways that you and I can make an impact in the world.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 1, 2019
Stress is a part of life. We might think it has escalated in this "day-and-age", but perhaps each century, each decade, had its own peak stress experiences that were extremely stressful, relative to the circumstances of that time. However, yes, modern life can be stressful... so what do we do about it? 

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 24, 2019
Most people think of Thanksgiving day as a time to give thanks for our blessings, for our abundance -- and that's mostly the focus. But there are other perspectives about giving thanks...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 17, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 17, 2019
In order to create a better world, a better life, there are certain requirements that must be met. This week, we look at some of them. We start with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 10, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 10, 2019
An essential part of creating happiness and peace of mind is honesty -- honesty with ourselves and integrity with others. This means living up to the truth of our true Self, and being willing to share and communicate vulnerably with others. This week, we start off into the topic of honesty with...

 

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 3, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 3, 2019
While it is said that the only constant is change, it can also be said that inertia is a powerful deterrent to progress. Inertia can make us appear to be staying in place, but that is actually the opposite of change and progress. So this week, we reflect on moving forward...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 27, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 27, 2019
This week we "celebrate" Halloween... a time where things appear as they are not. And this concept applies to much of our lives as well: Things are not always as they seem.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 20, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 20, 2019
While we may at times, or perhaps often, feel powerless in effecting change in the world, we must remind ourselves that we are part of the whole. We are participants in the grand cosmic play that is taking place within us and around us.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 13, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 13, 2019
Perhaps the most important question for each of us to answer is "Who Am I?" or as a collective of humanity, "Who Are We?". The debate has long raged... are humans essentially good or evil, of the light or of the darkness? And as with most questions, the importance of the answer is not in the past but in the present: Who are we being now?

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 6, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 6, 2019
Twenty-first century life can be, and is often, challenging. Yet, together we can offer each other assistance, support, and new perspectives. This week we seek to do all of the above and start with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 29, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 29, 2019
This week we look at trust... in ourselves, in others, and in a Higher Power. Sometimes our trust in others can be misplaced leading to challenges, but then the lack of trust in ourselves and/or in our inner guidance, also can lead to challenges.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 22, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 22, 2019
One of our featured articles this week asks: "What Makes You A Mature Adult?" The author presents many variations on the theme. I would answer that question by saying that as mature adults we take responsibility for what we share/create, what we withhold/hide, and how we serve/contribute to the world around us.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 15, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 15, 2019
One of the "existential questions" is Who Am I? Yet for some of us, that question when asked of ourselves may sound more like "Who do you think YOU are!"... Not so much a question as an exclamation of judgment and accusation and blame. So this week we look at some underlying blockages to having a fully-loving opinion and expression of self.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 8, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 8, 2019
We start this overview of the featured articles of the week by quoting the closing sentence from Pam Younghan's weekly journal: 'These appear to be the essential keys to the improvements that we seek right now -- that we take one step at a time, purposefully, mindfully, and with faith.'

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 1, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 1, 2019
Tools are useful things... whether we are speaking of physical tools like hammers or computers to create physical things, keys to unlock doors and open to new adventures, or energetic tools to enhance our emotional, spiritual, and physical self. This week we present some tools...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 25, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 25, 2019
Perhaps the goal of life is to become who we are... or, we could say "to rediscover who we are"... or perhaps more descriptively "to sweep away the accumulation of patterns, fears, repressed emotions, etc. etc which have covered up the shiny truth of our inner light". This week our articles focus on assisting you in the process of giving yourself permission to be true to your Self...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 18, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 18, 2019
We are not powerless! No matter what anyone has told us or what the "powers that be" may try to get us to believe, we are powerful beyond measure, as Marianne Williamson wrote many years ago..

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 11, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 11, 2019
This week we bring you articles that help shed light on "you" and your affect on life, and the people whose lives you touch...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 4, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 4, 2019
Things are not always as they appear to be, or how people expect them to be. Sometimes our expectations are incorrect, other times it's our perceptions that are misleading. And at other times, the Universe just delivers a surprise that we may call synchronicity or even miraculous.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28, 2019
We are all under the illusion of "mistaken identity". In other words, we are not who we think we are... mostly because, in most cases, we don't think very highly of ourselves. Some of us think "we're not good enough" or that "we never will amount to anything". We are mistaken! This is NOT who we are. These beliefs keep us from experiencing our true nature...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2019
This week we take a look at the empowerment process and the steps therein. To become empowered, we start with having awareness of a situation or need. Being aware of a need can lead us to a change in attitude which then inspires us to take action. Our first featured article...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 14, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 14, 2019
This week we examine thoughts... And, in case you're thinking that we are saying that thoughts are "bad" and need to be eradicated, we're not. Perhaps it is best recapped by the closing sentence of this week's astrological journal: "The world needs our hearts, but it also needs our strength—and our light"...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 7, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 7, 2019Our first featured article this week asks the question: where do we go from here? Good question, and one we need to ask ourselves daily, if not every moment of every day. We've perhaps become too complacent with our lives... things have been running somewhat smoothly... not perfectly mind you, but "good enough" that we haven't been inspired to make big changes.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 30, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 30, 2019This week we take a look at the existential question: "Who Am I?" and open ourselves up to rediscovering our authentic self... We progress from the small "i" to the higher "I" and to the larger "we". Who we are has been buried underneath years of ...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 23, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 23, 2019This week we take a look at personal responsibility. For years, many of us (myself included) gave away our power to "others"... whether those "others" were employers, spouses, friends, teachers, politicians, neighbors (as in "keeping up with the Joneses"), things "out of our control", etc. However, the consequences...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 16, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 16, 2019This week we reflect on seeing things differently. Fear is pervasive in our world, and while there may be "good reasons" to be fearful, there are also excellent reasons to look at things differently and transform our fear into solutions.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 9, 2019

innerself newsletterThis week we focus on stories... People love good stories as evidenced by the mega-billion-dollar movie industry world-wide. We all have stories we were told whether by tradition or people in our life, and of course, there are the stories we tell ourselves for many reasons. Our authors share some stories with you along with the lessons that came with those stories.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 2, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 2, 2019There's an old joke... someone asks "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The answer? "Practice, practice, practice." Well, the same answer can be given for many things... even attaining peace of mind, happiness, life balance, health, etc. Practice, practice, practice. And unfortunately, at times, we've been practicing things that do not get us to happiness and inner peace.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 26th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 26th, 2019Once again I feel like starting the newsletter with the words "the times, they are a'changing"... and perhaps it is a mantra for these times, as well as an observation, and of course also a vision to create. Our featured authors this week are focusing on the big picture... the changes that are taking place as well as the changes we need to implement ourselves.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 19th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 19th, 2019This week, our authors bring you various tools to work with stress, anxiety, and nightmares (whether the ones in our sleep or the ones in our daily life). The goal is to get past the impediments in our life, so we can live in the now, in harmony and divine simplicity.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 12th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 12th, 2019This week we take a look at communication. And while we generally think of communication as taking place with other humans, we expand the scope of this week's articles to include connecting with ourselves, with animals, and with Nature.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 5th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 5th, 2019This week, we look at what could be perhaps our best friend as well as our worst enemy: our mind (and its children, our thoughts). The mind, like most instruments, is as good as the use we put it to.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 28th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 28th, 2019This week we take a look at change and at "our story" and ways to create a new story for ourselves personally, which then will reflect into creating a new story for the world. We start with an excerpt from a new book...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 21st, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 21st, 2019This week, we focus on the Light that we are, and on our own rebirth from the forces of negativity and fear. We bring you numerous articles from our regular and new authors, and feature some excerpts from new books that are just "hot off the press".

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019A Chinese proverb is reputed to say, "May you live in interesting times" and it is considered both a blessing and a curse. And of course, whether it is a blessing or a curse really depends on how we look at it, our reactions, and the choices we make. This week we bring you tools to help you navigate these tumultuous times and come out on the other side of the storm a stronger and more centered person.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 7th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 7th, 2019While we know that it is important in life to deal with "what is", we also need to focus on "what is to be" or what we wish the future to be. This week we look at both.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 31st, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 31st, 2019Energy! It can seem like it's the elusive ingredient in our lives at times. We might find ourselves saying we need more energy! This week our authors help us look at energy... what it is, how to connect with it, and what it really all about...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 24th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 24th, 2019
This week we look at love... not the Valentine's Day kind of love, but love of self, love of others (human and not), and love of humanity, which all ties in with kindness, acceptance, etc.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019
Many of us work with "to do" lists. Often they include short-term items like remember to buy toothpaste, or other chores that need to be done that day or that week. However, we also have an "inner to do list" which consists of steps along our life's journey. This week we bring you articles that offer a combination of both.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 10th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 10th, 2019This week we look at expectations. While expectations are about the future, we usually have formed them based on past events, or past teachings. Thus we may be stuck in recreating old realities because our thoughts and beliefs and expectations are based on old dogma and old theories. We start out by looking at the expectations we have of...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 3rd, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 3rd, 2019This week we take a look at fear. We also discover the connection between pain and fear. Of course fear shows up in many ways, some of them non-physical...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 24th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 24th, 2019
Everyone wants to be happy, and while this can mean different things to different people, I think that a common thread is that we wish to be at peace with ourselves, and at peace with the world around us. Not always an easy task...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019
This week we focus on observation... on observing both within ourselves and out in the world, observing where we want to go, as well as where the Universe is guiding us. We start off with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019
This week we question reality, or at least what we think is reality. We ask: What if everything you think you know is wrong? Things are not always what they seem, and things oftentimes have a purpose that is not visible to us at the time they occur.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 27th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 27th, 2019
Everything is always in a state of change. Even if something looks like it is not changing, it is. And the same goes with our own self... Our thoughts change, our attitudes change, our bodies change, and the world around us changes as well. This week we look at various aspects of transformation (change) starting with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019One thing we can be sure of is that life always presents us with twists and turns, choices to make, new directions to explore (or not), new discoveries to be made (or not)... It's always our choice as to how we proceed...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2018This week we look at change and progress. Many of us may have made resolutions at the start of the new year... and we may be reaching the point when the novelty has worn off and we need support in sticking to our desired changes.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 6th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 6th, 2018This week we reflect on the interconnectivity of all things. As we recognize our oneness and how every single thing affects the whole, whether physically or emotionally, we come to the realization that we have arrived at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 30th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 30th, 2018As we enter into the new year, you may be starting the year with new resolve... to be healthier, to be happier, to be more organized, to be more loving, more forgiving, more successful, etc. etc. However, in order to progress into a new reality, we may have to let go of certain attachments or beliefs that have been dear to us. This week, our authors assist us in cleaning our slate so that we can start anew.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018We humans are a complex bunch. Our emotions can be like yo-yos, going up and down regularly. This week we address the whole spectrum starting with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 16th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 16th, 2018As we enter the last week before Christmas, many people are outwardly focused on what to buy, what to give, what to share. So this week, we at InnerSelf turn the focus to the inner. While still keeping the focus on giving and sharing, we speak about giving of ourselves and sharing love.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018This week a word that seems to occur often in the featured articles is Presence... teamed with awareness, awakening, attunement, being in the present -- all basically the same vibration or message.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 2nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 2nd, 2018This week we look at the power of the heart, the power of love, whether it comes in human form or animal form or even scientific form. Love is all there is. Anything else is simply the absence of love. Our articles this week help us recenter in the power of the heart, and the power of love.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 25th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 25th, 2018Perhaps the topic of this week's newsletter is best seen in the above graphic "Live Your Dream" and resumed in the title of Mitch Horowitz's article: "How to Make a Miracle"... We are reminded that we are the creators of our own daily miracles with the support and participation of the life force (aka God, Goddess, The Force, Universe, etc. etc.)

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018
This week, in the US, it is Thanksgiving. While being grateful really needs to be a daily practice, having one day a year that highlights giving thanks can help us center ourselves and take note of everything we have to be grateful for. However, there are times where it may seem nearly impossible to be grateful due to circumstances we find ourselves in...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 11th, 2018
This week we focus on our physical health... though of course, since everything is connected our physical health is related to our mental, emotional and spiritual health...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018
The title of one of our articles this week is "Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential" and that is indeed the theme of this week's edition of InnerSelf. We can reclaim our voice by voting as is strongly recommended in the article: "We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It" and in Robert Jennings' "The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now".

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018
Perhaps our key message this week is recapped in the title of this article: "Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It". So many things in our world challenge us and we might, at first, choose to reject them or react with anger. Things like cancer, illness of any kind, fear, trauma, stress, death of a loved one, and a gazillion other challenges of earthly life. However...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018
This week we focus on personal empowerment, on what we need to do to become who we are meant to be and who we really are, and on creating a world we can be proud of.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018
This week we look at some of life's challenges, and bring you tools to traverse them more easily. The greatest challenge we face, unfortunately almost constantly, is "Negative Self-Talk". This habit can have serious repercussions as discussed in "Are We Literally What We Think?"...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 7th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 7th, 2018
This week we reflect on change. Benjamin Franklin wrote, in 1789 in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". However, I would disagree and say that the only thing we can be certain of is change. Nothing remains the same, ever. Everything changes...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 30th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 30th, 2018
This week we focus on letting go of the past. Sometimes that is done by first reconnecting with painful memories and rewriting them, and at other times, simply by closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 23rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 23rd, 2018
This week we focus on taking charge of our life... This week, we invite you to take your power back and ask yourself what you would like to see happen, and what you can do to help make it so.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 16th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 16th, 2018
This week we reflect on authenticity. Trying to please others, reaching for someone else's goal for you, trying to "fit in"... none of this is authentic, and none of this brings happiness. Being authentic includes being authentically loving, learning to trust our intuition and telepathic communications, being true to our Self, and trusting that we are always guided to the right place at the right time.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 9th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 9th, 2018
This week we look at life through the lenses of science and spirituality. Every day we have a new opportunity to either continue on the path we are on, or to step onto a new path. While some may question whether such "esoteric sciences" as astrology, numerology, ESP, and healing energy are true science, the results often depend on our openness to new ideas, as well as being willing to accept alternative and non-traditional methods and beliefs.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 2nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 2nd, 2018
This week we focus on relationships... with ourselves, with others, and with the world... and how we can heal and improve our connection in all of these interactions. We start with an author who exudes love and inner peace, Pierre Pradervand. He shares his method of healing himself and the world in "Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World". We continue the journey with Barry Vissell who presents...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 26th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 26th, 2018
As we continue on our life's journey, at times we may wonder "what is going on?" This week we help shed light on your path. We start with "Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life" and continue to clear our own way by "Breaking Free Of Our Addictions".

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 19th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 19th, 2018
This week in honor of August being National Happiness Month, we look at "what makes us happy" and the converse is of course "what makes us unhappy". And, the answer to both of these questions is the same. What? Yes, we make ourselves happy or unhappy by our choices, our attitudes, our thoughts, our judgments, our loving acceptance of other human beings, of ourselves, and of life itself.

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.

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