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 30th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 30th, 2016Life does at times present us with challenges. This week we look at some of these challenges and at ways to get through them. Lately...

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? ...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 11th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 11th, 2016This new issue of InnerSelf can best be resumed by a quote from Pam's weekly journal: "Trusting in the process is one of the tests of this time... focused on helping us heal a lack of faith. This week, the path to this healing leads us through the contentious realms of right vs. wrong... and meanders its way through thickets of worry and mental stress...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 4th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 4th, 2016The times they are... intense (and changing too!). On the East coast (in the USA), we've just gone through a hurricane, lots of rain, and flooding. On the West coast, droughts and fires. And everywhere in between the frenzy of upcoming elections... So how do we navigate through all this mess and confusion? The articles this week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

This week we look at starting anew... making changes in our life... making it better... One of our articles, "7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already", presents seven practical ways to move forward. Interestingly enough, we also have 7 Editor's Choice articles this week, and all of them present ways to stop feeling blocked and start over...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 21st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 21st, 2016This week we take a look at our stories. This includes the stories of our society, the stories we tell ourselves about our past, our ego's stories, the rationales that interpret our current experience, and the ones about the future...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 14th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 14th, 2016While Franklin D. Roosevelt said "the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts...", most of us have plenty of fears to go around. So, perhaps we need to brew ourselves a calming cup of chamomile tea (as seen above) and read some of the articles offered this week to help us gain some perspective...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 7th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 7th, 2016This week our authors assist us in making a connection with our inner needs and dreams. Now of course, when the need is as basic as oxygen it's easy to recognize. But for the other choices in our life, sometimes it takes a bit of inner searching and reflection.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 31st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 31st, 2016Stress is a four-letter word! (Even though it has a total of 6 letters, the last two are repeats... thus making it a four-letter word!)  While we may think of stress as an adult problem, it affects humans of all ages (and animals too). This week we take a look at stress....

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016As we start another week, we may wish we could take a breather from the intense weeks that have preceded this one. Sarah Varcas gives us an overview of the energies at play...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 17th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 17th, 2016Each week we bring you articles for your reading pleasure and to help you create a life of joy, inner peace, and purpose. Read this week's selections...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 10th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 10th, 2016This week's articles offer different perspectives, suggestions, and ideas as to how to have healthy relationships with children and with the use of time (theirs and ours). Open the newsletter for links to these and numerous more articles.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 3rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 3rd, 2016This past week was a challenging one for many people. It was even referred to as "the week from hell" by someone. I'm sure you have your own "horror" stories you could relate. So, in this new issue of InnerSelf, we bring you articles that offer alternatives to the way we may have handled situations that came up recently.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 26th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 26th, 2016This week's articles are best summarized by a quote from Pam Younghans column: "As we expand our hearts, we discover and recover our knowing that love is greater than fear -- that even the darkest room gives way to the light when a candle is lit."

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 19th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 19th, 2016This week we look at reconnecting with our inner wisdom and inner healer. Of course, this requires some introspection and sometimes asking ourselves some hard questions. We may need to discover...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 12th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 12th, 2016As I get ready to complete the new issue of InnerSelf, my heart aches with the tragedy of lost life in Orlando. I chose a poppy as the image for this week's newsletter as a tribute to those who died in the mass-shooting. Wikipedia explains the symbology of the poppy...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 5th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 5th, 2016Walls... Sometimes we sit on them, sometimes behind them. At other times we build them, or tear them down. This week we look at self-imposed barriers, and how to heal them, transcend them, and move on. And of course we have a myriad of additional articles on a wide range of topics...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 29th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter:  May 29th, 2016Ask anyone about stress and chances are they'll tell you, "Been there, done that!" Of course we've all experienced stress. It's part of living, in one form or another. This week we take a look at stress and offer ways to transform it and even use it to our benefit.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016This week we take a look at the blessings in our life. And we acknowledge that sometimes they come easily, and at other times have to be worked for. Having spent a good part of the morning in the garden, I can attest to the truth of...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 15th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 15th, 2016This week we look at your personal dream, vision, or plan for happiness. You are probably familiar with the Martin Luther King Jr's famous I Have A Dream speech...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 8th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 8th, 2016Our life is oft-times based on assumptions which sometimes become widely accepted myths. This week we examine some of them. One assumption which affect us in our expectations of happiness is...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 1st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter May 1st 2016Having been raised up North, May was the month of Spring and flowers. Gone was the snow, and the warm weather was greeted with enthusiasm. This week we greet May with joy...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 24th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 24th, 2016Because the articles for InnerSelf are selected and scheduled intuitively, the Universe has a master hand in the divine timing and synchronicity. Every week I see the connection between the energies "forecasted" for the coming week, and the articles that were selected to be shared with you.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 17th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 17th, 2016Life is a mixture of challenges and blessings, and sometimes we may confuse the two, or not realize that an experience is a combination of both. This week we journey with you and our authors through some of these challenges.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 10th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 10th, 2016We invite you to absorb the inspiration in this week's articles and allow yourself to be guided with inner clarity as to who you are and what you need to do in order to live the life that you are inspired to live... and be the person you are inspired to be.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 3rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 3rd, 2016"What you do on a daily basis has a cumulative effect on your life and has carried you to this very moment." This week we reflect on our actions and we examine our behavior and its consequences.... Our authors offer tools to assist us in creating the life we desire.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 27th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 27th, 2016This week we reflect on various types of transitions. Some of them are physical, while others are more emotional and mental, and some have to do with lifestyle. The whole world (or so it seems) is transitioning... People are waking up to what is and realizing what could be... and making choices....

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 20th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 20th, 2016Some experiences in life seem like a dark tunnel and we wonder when (or if, or how) we'll ever get through the "yucky" part and reach the bright future awaiting us. If this has been that kind of week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 13th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 13th, 2016The energies of the planet (including all its residents) have just experienced The Solar Eclipse: The Beginning of a Several Month Process. As we work through this time with its accompanying stresses, challenges, and rewards, it is good to connect with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 6th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 6th, 2016As we continue on our weekly journey together, we come to major milestones in our life. This week David Ian Cowan encourages us in Ending the Drama (Life is But a Dream) while Sarah Varcas in her March overview shares that...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 28th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 28th, 2016Years ago, Claudia Black wrote a book entitled "It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood". And this week we invite you to look at other things that it's not too late for you to change and to connect to in your life.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 21st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 21st, 2016This week we take a look at our beliefs about our own self and how they may be holding us back from reaching our dream. As you read through the articles, you'll get guided through a process to release the blockages to creating the life you truly desire.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 14th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 14th, 2016Ah! Valentine's Day. And you're either a fan of Valentine's Day or you're just NOT! (Neither option is right or wrong, it just is.) So for this issue, InnerSelf has chosen to focus on the relationship that is the foundation of all others... the relationship with your own self.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 7th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 7th, 2016One of our articles this week focuses on Four Crucial Reasons to Keep Your Body Moving. However, it's not just our body that needs to keep moving forward. Our mind, our old patterns, our expectation of our self and of others, our emotions, our fears, all of these need to keep shifting as well.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 31st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 31st, 2016We've all heard the expression "I'll believe it when I see it", and perhaps we've said it ourselves. However, just because we don't see something doesn't mean we shouldn't believe it exists. This week we "look" at things we can't see....

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 24th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 24th, 2016Our future is sometimes seen through a misty veil. We don't know exactly what got us to this point, and where this point will take us. However, there are numerous things we can do to clear the way so we can create a future that is filled with joy, health, and love. This week we lift the veil...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 17th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 17th, 2016This week we delve into our personal power -- the power we have to heal ourselves, and to heal our world. While we may believe we have to work hard to attain this state, perhaps the first step in accessing our power is attained by learning to trust our intuition...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10th, 2016As we move forward in life, whether we are traveling solo or with others, we go in a particular direction. But we are never alone on our journey. Many others are on the same path, or at least a similar one. This week's articles cover many aspects of our earthly journey...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3rd, 2016This week we reflect on the question: "Where do we go from here?" knowing that each step we take affects the next one as well as everyone around us. It's a new year, and while the tendency might be to make grandiose plans for the future, perhaps it is best to...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 27th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 27th, 2015For some, January 1st is a meaningless date while for others it signifies a fresh slate and a chance to make important changes in their life. While the first day of January may be an arbitrary starting point for life-transforming changes, it does carry some helpful momentum since so many people are focused on making changes at the same time.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 20th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 20th, 2015For most people, the time around Christmas involves family... and all the emotions that come along with that. This week we present various articles dealing with ways to prevent and eliminate holiday stress in all its forms...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 13th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 13th, 2015This week we bring you articles to alleviate the stress of the season. Even though some of the articles are directed to this particular time of year, the advice and recommendations apply to any stressful time of life.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 6th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 6th, 2015This week, our authors bring you insights, perspective, and suggestions to help you transit through December. Alan Cohen reflects on Why the Holidays Don’t Matter...  and Barbara Berger has wonderful suggestions as to What To Do When You Love Your Family But Dread Family Get-Togethers...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 22nd, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 22nd, 2015Our life is often more complicated than it needs to be. The good news is that we can do something about it. This week, our authors help you look at some of the blocks that may be holding you back from Creating a Life of Miracles and Joy.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 15th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 15th, 2015This week we may need to be reminded of many things... Sarah Love McCoy tells us: You Are Awesome and The World Needs Your Awesome!, while Janette Hillis-Jaffe introduces us to The Healing Benefits of Tears, Laughter, and Listening Partnerships. Shavasti reminds us of the importance of Healing our World: One Individual, One Family, One Nation at a Time...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 1st, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 1st, 2015As usual, the goal of our articles is to help you create a better experience of life for yourself and for those around you. Taking care of ourselves is of prime importance to have a life that is filled with joy and love. And to take care of ourselves, we need to learn to...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 25th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 25th, 2015This week we focus on attaining our dreams, clarifying what those dreams are, and allowing ourselves to experience the fullness of our vision. Scroll down below for the links to our numerous additional articles this week.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 18th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 18th, 2015While it may not be necessary to see life through rose-colored lenses, it definitely is not recommended to see everything through a grey haze. That definitely makes like seem drab. This week we take a look at how we see things and what we can do to empower ourselves by seeing events and our future differently.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 11th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 11th, 2015Regardless of where we live and who we are, our life contains a certain amount of stress. Fortunately, there are numerous ways of  helping our kids (and ourselves) cope with stress. This week we look at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 4th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 4th, 2015The energy of the newsletter this week is one of transformation. Just selecting key words in the titles of our featured articles gives you an overview of the content: Transitioning, Living, Resisting Nothing, Entering the Fullness, Change Your Inner Critic, Flourish, Rise of Consciousness.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 27th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 27th, 2015This week starts off with a powerful lunar eclipse which highlights the power struggles that can readily occur in the course of everyday life. Now of course, we usually think of power struggles as occurring with other people, but some of the power struggles actually take place within us. All of our "editor's choice" articles shed light on...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 20th, 2015

September 20th, 2015Last week, we looked at the stories we tell ourselves. Well, it seems we didn't cover them all, because this week we have more! We look at our fears, because after all, what are fears but things we believe about ourselves or others... (a.k.a. stories we tell ourselves or others have told us).

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 13th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 13th, 2015This week we look at how our life is affected by stories... We are surrounded by stories. They live in our mind and in our heart. Some of the stories we tell ourselves, about our own self or about others, are really make-believe. We make them up by our interpretation of reality...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6th, 2015This week we reflect on work... on consciousness... on life... We look at these in the present and also with our vision focused towards the future. Happy Labor/Labour Day for those of you in countries that celebrate that day on the first Monday of September.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30th, 2015The month of August draws to a close, and September is upon us. Fall is the time of harvest, and we also are "harvesting" the consequences of our choices and our actions.The "waves" we have created will be returning to the shores of our consciousness (and our lives) to be addressed.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 16th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 16th, 2015This week we look at additional ways to empower ourselves. For too long we have had doubts in our own abilities, in our potential, and in our possibilities. Much of that is due to beliefs that we have adopted from the "outside world" and made our own. Read more...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 9th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 9th, 2015This week our authors help up gain the strength and vision needed to create a life where we experience joy and fulfillment on a daily basis, rather than a constant search for that elusive butterfly called happiness.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 2nd, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 2nd, 2015Life is precious and sometimes in the craziness of our daily life we may forget that and neglect to appreciate all the blessings that surround us... yet they are there in every magical instance, in every sunrise and sunset, in every plant that grows, in every smile that we share, and in the sometimes minute actions that we take.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 26th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 26th, 2015This week, we delve into taking charge of our life. The articles we share with you bring many teachers, many blessings, and many insights in various forms. We are happy to share the wisdom in these articles with you and encourage you to make the wisdom yours.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 19th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 19th, 2015This week we start by looking within at our addictions and our feelings of shame and guilt. We then learn to recognize our importance and our magnificence through nature, meditation, and introspection. From that point, we are able to disappear the walls from our consciousness and our lives - and discover a whole new reality.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 12th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 12th, 2015Even in the midst of the challenges of our life we are blessed with friends, with inspiration, with divine guidance, with courage, and more. This week we share stories of challenges gone through, of healing using the breath, of inspiration from our animal friends, and much more.

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InnerSelf Newsletter: July 12th, 2015

July 12th, 2015

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

Even in the midst of the challenges of our life we are blessed with friends, with inspiration, with divine guidance, with courage, and more. We learn to rise from the ashes like phoenix reborn. This week we share stories of challenges gone through, of healing and revitalization using the breath, of inspiration from our animal friends, and much more.

Scroll below for the articles (both featured and not) for plenty of reading material, inspiration, and healing tools. And of course the common thread through all the transformative healing power in our life is love and forgiveness.

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Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?

Written by Susan Shumsky, DD.

The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?A healthy routine of ample, complete breathing replete with prana, which nourishes every cell, can revitalize your life. The yogis of India believe that proper breathing can annihilate all disease from this planet. In addition, the power of prana in breath can increase mental capacity, happiness, self-confidence...

Read article here: The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?

What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Written by Rosalyn W. Berne.

Learning About Ourselves by Communicating with HorsesNews of my communications with the horses had spread in the small Costa Rican community. The horsemen, the veterinarian, and the cabin retreat employees were all aware of it. Some had reacted with apprehension, suspicious of my abilities, while others were afraid that I might be reading their minds, too.

Read article here: What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Raising a Husband: Getting Him to Respond When You Call

Written by Tonilyn Hornung.

Raising a Husband: How To Get Him to Respond When You CallI started thinking, “Do all wives feel like they are raising their husbands? Wow. Someone should write a book about that.”  Weeks later the title How to Raise a Husband  popped into my head, and it occurred to me that, as a wife and a writer, could write a book about wives and husbands.

Read article here: Raising a Husband: Getting Him to Respond When You Call

Love and Forgiveness: The Antidotes to Fear and Blame

Written by Gary Holz D.Sc. and Robbie Holz.

Love and Forgiveness: The Antidotes to Fear and BlameOne morning Rose began our session by saying it was time for me to take a very important journey. “It’s a journey we all must take within this lifetime. It’s the journey that takes us from being a child to becoming an adult. And what you need to make this journey are the powers of love and forgiveness.”

Read article here: Love and Forgiveness: The Antidotes to Fear and Blame

Reassembling the Fragmented Shards of a Broken Heart

Written by Terry Jones-Brady.

 Reassembling the Fragmented Shards of a Broken HeartMany years after my tragedies were over and done with, and after I was happy beyond my dreams, the idea came to me to make mosaic artwork. A mosaic artist can take bits and pieces of trash and treasure and create something beautiful.

Read article here: Reassembling the Fragmented Shards of a Broken Heart

Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansWritten by Pam Younghans

This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.


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

Vitamin C Linked To Lower Odds Of Early Death

* To See The Legacy Of Slavery, Look At Present-day School Systems

* How Can Agroecology Help Fix Our Broken Food System

* Why If Everyone Lived In An Ecovillage, The Earth Would Still Be In Trouble

* The Largely Unknown Condition That Puts One Million People In The Hospital Each Year

* Why Do Strawberries Taste So Good?

* Polarised Light And The Super Sense You Didn't Know You Had

* What Makes Siblings From The Same Family So Different?

* Why Defeating ISIS With Military Might Is Starry Eyed Idealism

* Why Do So Many Conservatives Seem So Miserable?

* Helping Plants Fight Off Pathogens By Enhancing Their Immune Systems

* Are Cigarettes Associated With An Increased Risk Of Psychosis?

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InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 5th, 2015The greatest need on the planet and for each of us is Love. Oftentimes, for us to be able to give and receive love, great healing first needs to take place. This week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 28th, 2015This week we look at happiness, how to create it, and how judgment (of both self and other) keeps it at bay. We look at acceptance and recognizing the things that are important to us...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21st, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21st, 2015The new issue of InnerSelf is ready. Please scroll below and acquaint yourself with the new articles. Topics this week... spirituality, happiness, communication, control issues/patterns, courage, strength, and more.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 14th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 14th, 2015We all encounter challenges in life. Some of them are fleeting and inconsequential, others are of a more lasting nature and have intense consequences. This week we shed light on how to traverse challenges and come out the other side with a renewed perspective and well-being.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 7th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 7th, 2015This week we focus on going deeper in our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This understanding then guides us to take appropriate action in our personal lives as well as in the "outer" world.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 31st, 2015

newsletter 05 31 2015This week we look at our unity with all that is, and how that affects our day-to-day experience in the choices that we make. We are reminded that "The Moment of Choice is Here -- It Is Time To Change Course" and that "The Happiness We Think Elusive Is Right Under Our Noses".

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 24th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 24th, 2015As the above image suggests, when we let go and surrender, we then taste freedom... and inner peace. The articles this week support us in this endeavor by helping us to reinvent how we play the game called life.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 17th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 17th, 2015Each week, as the featured articles come together, the topic of the week manifests itself. This week, simply reading the titles presents the story of our journey...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 10th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 10th, 2015When we think of communication we usually think of it having to do with others, but communicating with our own self is the key to breaking through patterns and whatever else is holding us back from creating the life we desire. This week we...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 3rd, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 3rd, 2015Communication is a basis of life. Humans as well as animals communicate their needs and their feelings to each other. This week we look at the effects of our interactions, intentions, and what insights are gained through...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 26th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 26th, 2015The times they are a'changin is what Bob Dylan sang years ago... and we might change the lyrics now to the times they are a'challengin. This week we look at prioritizing what's important in our life...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 19th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 19th, 2015As we all have experienced, life has its ups and downs and its challenges. This week we look at how to best deal with those difficult times. Sometimes we may just be feeling overwhelmed and what is needed is...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 12th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 12th, 2015This week we look at four assumptions we've been taking for granted, at the limitations we've often accepted without debate, and at the importance of belief in yourself, and commitment to yourself, in order to create change in your life.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 5th, 2015

newsletter 04 05 2015With the challenges we and our world are facing, while we need to do all that is in our power to create change, we also must focus on Trusting the Tide of Events.  While this may seem like a dichotomy, it really isn't. We must trust that...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 29th, 2015

fInnerSelf Newsletter: March 29th, 2015As life moves along, its gears grind and changes happen -- sometimes with our approval, sometimes not. Yet, at some point we come to realize that there are many areas of our life that need our introspection. We bring you 23 new articles this week for your reading pleasure, insights, inspiration, and introspection.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 22nd, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 22nd, 2015This week, with the help of our authors, we look at simplicity, sharing, controlling the racing mind, dreaming a 3-D world, and healing with color (and that's just the featured articles). We humans have so many tools at our disposal to assist us in creating a more harmonious life for all. We invite you to peruse InnerSelf and discover the ones that resonate with you.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 15th, 2015

newsletter 03 15 2015Do you feel stuck where you are?  You are more (and less)  than what you think you are, or what you've been led to believe (and so is everyone else). Read this week's articles...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 8th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 8th, 2015The new issue is ready for your enjoyment. This week we look at clarifying our values, our choices, so we can create a life that brings us inner peace and well being.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 1st, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 1st, 2015The new issue is ready for your enjoyment... As we begin the month of March, we look forward to the changes the month will bring.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 22nd, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 22nd, 2015This week we look at how to reclaim our identity. Alan Cohen asks Who Are You Really? and Barbara Berger speaks about Healthy Boundaries. Joe White explains about How to Unlearn Old Patterns and Transform Your Life and...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 15th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 15th, 2015This week we look at being at integrity with ourselves and with the world around us... whether by asking ourselves "Is There Separation Between Who You Are At Work and At Home?" or by Diving into Our Fears and Overcoming Them...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 8th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 8th, 2015Just because something has "always" been done a certain way doesn't mean that it is necessarily the best way. Some things can be improved and others need to be changed outright. This week we look at Breaking Away From...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 1st, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 1st, 2015As we go through our experience of life, we encounter challenges as well as blessings. An important realization is that if we feel powerless, it is because we have given our power away. As much as that may sound like bad news, it's actually good news...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 25th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 25th, 2015

This week we focus on communication... Our focus is not only on communicating with others but also getting in touch (and communicating) with our own self and the reality around us.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 18th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 18th, 2015

We've been busy all week with "fine-tuning" the new website... It's been a major overhaul and there are an immense number of details that needed to be attended to. Yet, through it all, we've also been adding new articles to the website.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 11th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 11th, 2015

This new issue also brings with it the new website... All new programs, new look, more ways for you to discover new articles.... More articles by each author are at the bottom of each article (when they've written more than one article on InnerSelf).

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 4th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 4th, 2015

We have some power-full articles for you this week. We look at the possibility of living A Year Without Fear and also at Keeping Your New Year’s Evolutions.  Sarah Varcas shares that the key to the month of January 2015 is: Don’t React, Reflect!

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 28th, 2014

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In 2015, InnerSelf will be celebrating its 30th anniversary: ten years in print, and 20 years online. We are in the process of redoing the website with new software, new features, and a new look geared not only to desktop computers, but to tablets and phones...


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