InnerSelf Newsletter: February 21st, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 21st, 2016

February 21st, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

Life is quite the adventure... Whether we are "adventuring" from our living room couch, work place, or out there "in the world". This 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.

Our first article will remind you that It's Never Too Late to Discover, and Live, Your Life Purpose. Then Sarah Varcas sheds some light on One Mighty Misperception Challenged by the Light of this Virgo Moon. Then we continue with Sarah Love McCoy who shares her Valentine's Day "un-experience" to help you discover that You Are Free To Change Your Story At Any Time!

Now of course, when we decide to change our path, our perceptions, our story, we may be confused at to which direction to take. Barbara Berger points us in the right direction with The Inner Compass: Your Emotions are Your Magnetic North. And as with any new path, project, or goal, we may come across the challenge of Overcoming the Failure Neurosis.  Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa share insights and suggestions on how to get out of the failure neurosis trap.

These powerful articles provide a map for getting out of old fears and habits that keep you from being your true self. Jude Bijou wraps it up for us with Connecting with Truths about What’s Really True for You.   

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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It's Never Too Late to Discover, and Live, Your Life Purpose

Written by Rhys Thomas.

It's Never Too Late to Discover, and Live, Your Life PurposeThe pure pleasure of being you marks the first step on the path to finding your life purpose and transforming your life. Then, as you share the truth of who you are with others, you find you have a larger life purpose that ultimately plays a part in...

Read article here: It's Never Too Late to Discover, and Live, Your Life Purpose

One Mighty Misperception Challenged by the Light of this Virgo Moon

Written by Sarah Varcas.

One Mighty Misperception Challenged by the Light of this Virgo MoonLife, in all its often hectic confusion, can sometimes feel like a million individual plates we must keep spinning simultaneously or risk unbounded chaos, when in fact its disparate parts are simply many faces of the One that animates our being. We are one life, all of us. What happens outside and around us occurs also within and through us.

You Are Free To Change Your Story At Any Time!

Written by Sarah Love McCoy.

You Are Free To Change Your Story At Any Time!Who makes up the story of what we should do and what's expected of us? You guessed it. We do! And we are free to change that story at anytime.

Read article here: You Are Free To Change Your Story At Any Time!

The Inner Compass: Your Emotions are Your Magnetic North

Written by Barbara Berger.

The Inner Compass: Your Emotions are Your Magnetic NorthWe all have an Inner Compass that gives us guidance about what is the best way forward for us. But the big question is how does the Inner Compass give us this guidance? And the answer is that it does it through our emotions. So let’s take a closer look at this.

Read article here: The Inner Compass: Your Emotions are Your Magnetic North

Overcoming the Failure Neurosis

Written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa.

Overcoming the Failure NeurosisUltimately, it is not what we think or say that determines our reality but what we are or are not capable of doing. Each time we experience failure on the path to a goal that is close to our hearts we face the ultimate trap of the acquired personality: the failure neurosis.

Read article here: Overcoming the Failure Neurosis

Connecting with Truths about What’s Really True for You

Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

 Connecting with Truths about What’s Really True for YouMany times, after hearing a client’s predicament, I ask them, “What’s really true for you about this?” or “What do you know when you’re feeling good?” Most of the time, an answer comes tumbling out of their mouths before doubts and “shoulds” take over.

Read article here: Connecting with Truths about What’s Really True for You

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 Small Island In The Indian Ocean Offers Big Lessons On Clean Power

* Are Dating Apps Killing Long-term Relationships?

* Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?

* Can You Survive By Eating Nothing But Potatoes?

* Children's Exposure to Lead Is Linked To Aggressive Crime Later In Life

* Climate Science Needs To Shift Its Focus To Adaptation Sooner Rather Than Later

* Common Surgery For Vaginal Prolapse Can Lead To Complications

* Exercise And Meditation Rein In Negative Thoughts

* For Better Or Worse The Next President Is In the Climate Driver's Seat

* Here Are The Four Steps To Appointing A Supreme Court Justice

* How Kissing Empowers Women

* How More and More Schools in Brazil Are Teaching Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

* How Ocean Acidification Is Changing Shells Of Marine Organisms

* How Stem Cells Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis

* How To Hide From The Internet’s Surveillance Machine

* Is It Your Neanderthal DNA That Is Making You Depressed?

* Past Pleasures Make It Hard To Say No

* People With Learning Disabilities Want To Find Love Too

* Problematic Internet Use (PIU) Is The New Addiction On Campus

* Should You Eat Breakfast?

* Six Tips For Losing Weight Without Fad Diets

* Sugar May Be As Damaging To The Brain As Extreme Stress Or Abuse

* The Global Bike Sharing Boom And Why Cities Love A Cycling Scheme

* The Newest Strategy For Saving Bees Is Really Old

* The Past Provides A Lesson Of How Ice Sheets Collapse

* Too Much Help With Homework Can Hinder Your Child's Learning Progress

* We Can't Eradicate Drugs, But We Can Stop People Dying From Them

* What Do Our Spending Habits Reveal About Our Romantic Intentions?

* Why Apple Is Making A Stand Against The FBI

* Why Do Women Go Through Menopause?

* Why Intelligent Machines Won’t Leave Half The World Unemployed

* Why Music Education Needs To Incorporate More Diversity

* Why Statin Users Should Still Get The Flu Shot

* Why Wonky Vegetables And Ugly Fruit Are Making A Comeback

* Why Your Ethical Boss Is Sometimes A Jerk

* Yes, Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, But Don't Worry, We'll Get New Ones

We add articles to the website regularly
. Rather than wait until the newsletter, you can visit each section according to your interests throughout the week. 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 (including 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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