InnerSelf Newsletter: February 15th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 15th, 2015

February 15th, 2015

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

This 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. We also take a look at The Five Hindrances: The Thieves of Your Spiritual Growth. Scroll down below for more featured articles.

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

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

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Is There Separation Between Who You Are At Work and At Home?

Personal Responsibility: No Separation Between Who You Are At Work or At HomeWritten by Patti Conklin.

Who gave me the right to unconditionally love one over another? Who told me that I could make a conscious choice as to who deserved more of me than another? I act the same no matter what role I am in—facilita­tor, woman, mother, or teacher. Every single person that I come in contact with in this world deserves all of me—not part of me, but every molecule.

Diving into Our Fears and Overcoming Them

Diving into Our Fears and Overcoming ThemWritten by Nora Caron.

My first spiritual teacher told me a phrase that echoed in my head for months; “You don’t know what love is because you’re stuck in your fears. Face your fears and you will begin to know what love feels like.” I sat with these words, realizing how many fears controlled my life and my happiness. I had never realized how afraid I was deep inside...

8 Ways To Defend Against Terror Nonviolently

8 Ways To Defend Against Terror NonviolentlyWritten by George Lakey.

One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course more relevant than ever. In fact, the international post-9/11 “war against terror” has been accompanied by increased actual threats of terror almost everywhere.

The Five Hindrances: The Thieves of Your Spiritual Growth

The Five Hindrances: The Thieves of Your Spiritual GrowthWritten by Charles A. Francis.

Let's look at some of the obstacles to our spiritual growth. Let me ask you this: have you ever been stuck in traffic and thought to yourself, “If it weren't for all these other cars on the road, I would get to work (or home) much faster”? Well, spiritual development is similar to that.

If You Pause and Reflect, Are You A Modern Mystic?

Are You a Modern Mystic?Written by Paddy Fievet, PhD.

Most people today cannot relate to mysticism at all, not even when it is described as an inner spiritual instinct. For this reason, I prefer to call those who do pause and reflect, listen, and connect spiritually (and keep as their main focus at all times that special inner Divinity innate to us all) modern mystics.

Equine Encounters: Hearing The Horses Whisper

Equine Encounters: Hearing The Horses WhisperWritten by Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D.

I share the treasure I have received in communicating with horses so that other people may better understand their inner world, and the ways it can help us understand our own. And for those who ride or own horses, I tell this story as another way for you to learn to trust what you hear when your horse needs to speak.

Looking Forward to Aging and Being My Future Self

Looking Forward to Aging and Being My Future SelfWritten by Pamela D. Blair, PhD.

When a growing percentage of the population lives past one hundred, we will see what happens to the psychological and spiritual direction of our culture. As we move into the future, we will be redefining aging. After we battle the cultural attitudes that try to define us and attempt to stall us out, we will be staying involved in life in any way we can...

Astrological Journal for the Week (updated Sunday afternoon)

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 20/20 view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.


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

* Babies Know A Bully When They See One

* Can Marijuana Treat Depression and PTSD?

* How Cooling Down Cities Will Make A Big Difference To Global Warming

* Why The Causes of Cancer Are More Than Just Random Bad Luck

We are adding numerous articles to the website each week. Rather than list them all here, you can visit each section according to your interests. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".

Discover Inspiring Articles in Living in Harmony:

The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.

Discover Insightful Articles in Personal Development:

The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Intuition & Awareness, Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (included Meditation), and Happiness & Success.

Discover Informational Articles in Social & Political:

"Social & Political" covers topics that affect us personally yet deal with a more "societal" or "political" sphere. This area covers Environment & Climate, Democracy, Justice, Inequality, Economy, and more. These topics affect us on a personal and planetary level and are thus very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.


* How to Make Zero Waste Toothpaste

* Stop Wasting Food - TEDxCopenhagen 2012

* The Science of Greed | Paul K. Piff | TEDxMarin

* PBS: The Human Spark - Kids Are Naturally Altruistic

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Click here for Additional Videos in "Living in Harmony";

Additional Videos in "Personal Development";

Additional Videos in "Social & Political"


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