June 14th, 2015
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We 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.
Art Markman recommends "Learning How to Fail: Taking Risks and Learning From Mistakes" while Brian O'Leary reminds us that "Support Is Needed, Not Denial and Suppression". Now of course, many of our challenges are health-related and Frank DeMarco assures us that in "Dealing with Our Health: Illness Is Not Our Enemy".
We also look at some of the causes of stress in "Why The Stress Of Poverty Is Linked To Aging In The Urban Poor" and "How To Guard Your Career Against Rapid Technological Change". In this stressful society, we may gain insights in knowing "What Causes & Stops Panic Attacks" as well as by "Shedding Light on The Ego’s Weapon of Guilt". And for additional insights, you may enjoy reading "Are You Biased? You May Be Surprised at the Answer".
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Brian O’Leary, Ph.D.
Make no mistake: we’re in the midst of an evolution of consciousness. We can cocreate a planet that works for everyone. We can redirect success from profit and pollution to true sustainability. We can reactivate an Eden in which our new fertile crescents and restored ecosystems grow and grow while we give back to the Earth rather than take from it.
Read article here: Support Is Needed, Not Denial and Suppression
Written by Frank DeMarco.
I can’t promise perfect health any more than I could promise a life without problems. That’s not what life seems to be about. Instead, I am offering you another way to look at your health, and your life, that takes you out of helpless victim mode and reminds you that you are in charge.
Read article here: Dealing with Your Health: Illness Is Not Your Enemy
Written by Hal Mathew.
Someone with panic disorder does not know how to turn off the false alarm process once it gets going and must endure a terrifying experience of unknown duration, even if there is nothing apparent to fear. We all take in squintillions of units of information daily. Our brains have to filter data so that we can conduct some what rational lives without being overwhelmed.
Read article here: What Causes & Stops Panic Attacks? Understanding Agoraphobia and PTSD
Written by Art Markman, PhD.
We do not teach people how to fail in our education system. The purpose of exams is to get questions correct. The people who are rewarded in school are the ones who get the best grades, not the ones who take the biggest risks or the ones who learn from their mistakes.
Read article here: Learning How to Fail: Taking Risks and Learning From Mistakes
Written by Michael Jones.
When we cut through the smoke and mirrors of guilt, we can see that the thoughts and emotions that ignite guilt are all made up. When our self-awareness “muscles” strengthen, we find that we’re less apt to fall into the default pattern of simply reacting to the unconscious flow of our thoughts and emotions.
Read article here: Shedding Light on The Ego’s Weapon of Guilt
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.
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We are adding articles to the website each day. 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".
The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.
The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (included Meditation), Intuition & Awareness (including astrology), and Happiness & Success.
"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 are very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.
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