InnerSelf Newsletter: March 27th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 27th, 2016

March 27th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

Life is about change. Perhaps another way to think of it is that it is made up of transitions... from one relationship to another, another job, place to live, state of mind, another way of living, another way of seeing things.

Transitions... perhaps that word has less negative or fearful connotations and feelings of finality than "change". When we think of change it might feel like things could be completely different in the blink of an eye. While that sometimes is the case, life generally presents us with gradual change... from who we presently are to who we are becoming via the process of transition.

We all choose which direction our life is going. Yes, of course, we meet with roadblocks (some real and some imagined). Our dreams may not manifest as quickly as we desire, but if we stay on course and "keep the faith", things do change.

This 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.

The time is now, the choices are ours, the transition is underway... as it always is. But this one is ours. We are the actors on the stage at this time in history, and we get to choose our roles and our script.

This week we look at confidence, fear, shyness, the afterlife, redefining human beings, worldliness, simplicity, toxic relationship, and meeting intensity with gentleness... and much more.


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

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"

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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES

On Meeting the Intensity of the Lunar Eclipse with Gentleness

Written by Sarah Varcas.

On Meeting the Intensity of the Lunar Eclipse with GentlenessThere is much to be seen and understood at this time. The floodgates holding back the unconscious are opened by this eclipse and we may feel overwhelmed by what comes pouring through. But remember, whatever it is, it is only ourselves. You and me in our fullness: good and bad, positive and negative...

Read article here: On Meeting the Intensity of the Lunar Eclipse with Gentleness


The Art of Confidence and of Overcoming Shyness & Fear

Written by Barton Goldsmith PhD and Marlena Hunter MA.

The Art of Confidence and of Overcoming Shyness & FearThere are some amazing people in this world who, against all odds, have managed to overcome seemingly impossible setbacks. No one would fault any of these individuals if they had chosen differently and decided not to put themselves out there in the world, yet they chose...

Read article here: The Art of Confidence and of Overcoming Shyness & Fear


Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth: Redefining Human Beings

Written by Jim PathFinder Ewing.

Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth: Redefining Human BeingsAs men, we have the opportunity to seek to know ourselves and, hence, to bring rich resources of love, respect, wisdom, and compassion to all within our sacred circles. This is not the “end of men” but the beginning of manhood redefined.

Read article here: Women are from Earth, Men are from Earth: Redefining Human Beings


The Afterlife: We Never Have to Say Goodbye

Written by Barry Eaton.

The Afterlife: We Never Have to Say GoodbyeToo many people go through life afraid of death, either the event itself, or facing the prospect of the unknown. My interest and research into the areas of past lives, life after death and reincarnation has totally influenced my personal views of death, and indeed of life as well.

Read article here: The Afterlife: We Never Have to Say Goodbye


Worldliness vs. Well-Being and Simplicity

Written by Jennifer Kavanagh.

Worldliness vs. Well-Being and SimplicityHow did the definition of a nation’s health become so tied to its economic state? Increasingly the measure of “wellbeing” in a wider qualitative, rather than quantitative, sense is establishing its place. As work by Richard Layard and others has revealed, an increase in material wealth does not lead to increased happiness.

Read article here: Worldliness vs. Well-Being and Simplicity


Freeing Yourself from Toxic Relationships

Written by Nora Caron.

Freeing Yourself from Toxic RelationshipsIn this article I will explore what toxic relationships are, explain how we can get out of them, and share an exercise to cut energy links with toxic people in our lives in order to regain peace.

Read article here: Freeing Yourself from Toxic Relationships


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.


ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:

* A Long And Unfinished Road to Democracy

* A Parable:How the Peoples Party Prevailed in 2020

* American Elections Are Ranked Worst Among Western Democracies

* Are Blondes Actually Dumb?

* Coral Bleaching Comes To The Great Barrier Reef As Record-breaking Global Temperatures Continue

* Five Surprising Truths From The Indiana Jones Films

* Have We Hit Peak Stuff?

* How 5 Prisons Are Improving Life On The Inside

* How Do Children Learn Empathy?

* How Gifted, Low-income Kids Are Left Behind

* How Our Bias Toward The Future Can Cloud Our Moral Judgement

* How The Grand Canyon Changed Our Ideas Of Natural Beauty

* If You Give Kids Too Much Food, They’ll Overeat

* Is It Bad To Pop Your Pimples?

* Let's Stop With The Frozen Food Snobbery

* Sugar: It's Not Just The Calories That Are Bad For You

* The Confirmation is Keeping Hollywood Real

* The Opioid Epidemic Can Be Traced Back Changes In Pain Management

* The US Faces A Future Of Floods And Climate Refugees

* This Filter-free System Uses Fluorescent Light To Clean The Air

* This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy

* Trump’s and Cruz’s Tax Plans Would Be the Largest Redistributions to the Rich in American History


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.


EDITOR'S CHOICE VIDEOS

 

To see videos added this week, go to the Video Home Page  or

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

Additional Videos in "Personal Development";

Additional Videos in "Social & Political"


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