September 20th, 2015
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Last 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).
Susan Sosbe, author of Reflections -- Beyond Thought, encourages us to move beyond our fears and asks of us: "How Does Fear Dominate Your Life?". If some of your "self-stories" are: "I'm shy" or "I'm not good enough", then you can read about Shyness Reduction Techniques (to boost self-confidence) and also discover six ways to Get Self-Promotion Right.
Janette Hillis-Jaffe, author of "Everyday Healing" presents us with A Powerful Antidote to Fear and Anxiety. If one of your beliefs is "not enough time", then perhaps How To Weave Meditation Into Your Daily Life will help you "find" time for a mindfulness practice.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Susan Sosbe.
We must understand our fears if we really want to move on because that understanding is the prerequisite to self-knowledge, which alone is the only requirement for a harmonious relationship – with ourselves. Constant fear prevents us from living our true purpose. We must learn that fear is the basis of all man’s problems...
Read article here: Moving Beyond Fear: How Does Fear Dominate Your Life?
Written by Adele Ryan McDowell.
Suicide can be a plea for help, a response to mental illness, or the last gasp of despair. Suicide can also be an impulsive mistake, a planned ending of life, or the ultimate act of rage. Whatever the cause, suicide turns worlds upside-down. This seven-step method can assist you in finding your way out of the rabbit hole of devastation...
Read article here: Seven Steps to Make Peace with the Suicide of a Loved One
Written by Barton Goldsmith PhD and Marlena Hunter MA.
Statistics show that people who live solitary lives don’t live as long as those who enjoy deep and meaningful connections with family and friends. Each step you take to vanquish the fear that is holding you back will add more years to your life, and perhaps, more life to your years.
Read article here: Shyness Reduction Techniques: Give Yourself the Gift of Human Interaction
Written by Rick Gillis.
In today’s intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It’s a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you’ll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally. You won’t get the job, the raise, the promotion, the respect and recognition you deserve.
Read article here: Get Self-Promotion Right: 6 Ways to Conquer the New Career Survival Skill
Written by Janette Hillis-Jaffe.
A powerful antidote to the fear and anxiety sometimes stirred up by a health condition is joy. And sometimes joy can feel in short supply when dealing with health challenges. If we want joy, we have to actively reach for it. We’ll explore some ways to do that.
Read article here: A Powerful Antidote to Fear and Anxiety: Reaching for the Joy
Written by Joel and Michelle Levey.
Though there is some advantage in doing meditation practice now and then, the real benefits come through establishing the discipline and momentum of daily practice. This is analogous with physical training: intermittent exercise may feel good on occasion, but does little to really develop strength, health, or vitality...
Read article here: How To Weave Meditation Into Your Daily Life
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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