InnerSelf Newsletter: April 17th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 17th, 2016

April 17th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

Life is a mixture of challenges and blessings, and sometimes we may confuse the two, or not realize that an experience is a combination of both. This week we journey with you and our authors through some of these challenges.

Scroll down below for our Editor's Choice articles and numerous additional articles as well.

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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A Lesson in Love and Acceptance from Morris the Cat

Written by Gloria Wendroff.

Morris the CatAbout six months after Morris first ap­peared at Lauren’s door, he started to appear at my door instead. All my life I’d had a cat phobia. Cats terrified me so much that I had recurrent nightmares about a cat jumping from a tall staircase and landing on the back of my neck.

Read article here: A Lesson in Love and Acceptance from Morris the Cat

Seeing Auras Is Normal

Written by Susan Shumsky, DD.

Seeing Auras Is NormalSeeing colors is considered normal for sighted people. Yet, to the visually challenged, ordinary colors do not exist. Those who are blind to the auric field also have a disability, for seeing auric colors is as normal as seeing colors through the eyes. We are all born to perceive subtle energies.

Read article here: Seeing Auras Is Normal

A+ or B-? What’s Your Secret Rating of Your Life?

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

A+ or B-? What’s Your Secret Rating of Your Life? If we don’t like where we are, does that mean we’re condemned to stay there? Absolutely not. There’s no limit to the options, opportunities and actions we can take. If we really want something enough, we’ll find ways—comfortable, usual or astoundingly daring—to move toward what we really want.

Read article here: A+ or B-? What’s Your Secret Rating of Your Life?

The Power of Focus: Learning to Use the Power of the Mind

Written by Barbara Berger.

The Power of FocusIt's so amazing to discover the power of our minds! It's probably the most fabulous, wonderful, liberating discovery that any human being can make! Barbara Berger tells about an important milestone on her personal journey towards self-empowerment.

Read article here: The Power of Focus: Learning to Use the Power of the Mind

Nurture Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Well-Being

Written by Janette Hillis-Jaffe.

Nurture Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Well-BeingJust because a person is afraid to take on a complicated new diet or unable to stick to a daily exercise regime, it doesn’t mean that she is inherently disorganized or lacking in self-discipline. It means that something is getting in the way.

Read article here: Nurture Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Well-Being

A Final Wish: My Mother and Robin Sharma

Written by Nora Caron.

A Final Wish: My Mother and Robin SharmaI have never liked hospitals but suddenly I began to appreciate the safety and stability it brought my family and me. Room 305 carried a special meaning for me, one of courage, hope, power and strength.

Read article here: A Final Wish: My Mother and Robin Sharma

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.


* 7 Deal Breakers When Looking For Love

* American Democracy Is Under Extreme Threat From Voter Suppression

* Burning Fossil Fuels Is Responsible For Most Sea-level Rise Since 1970

* Death Of A Partner Can Endanger Your Health

* Five Ways To Boost Your Job Satisfaction

* Here Is Where Bernie's Justice Ideas Already Work

* How Illness Can Teach Us To Live Reflectively

* How Long Does Sex Normally Last?

* How The Bargaining Power Of Workers Could Boost Productivity

* How The Supreme Court Made Economic Inequality A Whole Lot Worse

* Is Eating Vegetarian In Our Genes?

* Meet These Jeans Wearing, Nature Loving Nuns

* Our Wealth Faces A Greater Risk Due To The Changing Climate

* Retire Early: Why Leaving Work Can Be Good For You

* Six Things A Tax Haven Expert Learned From The Panama Papers

* The Brains Of People With PTSD Are Changed With Mindfulness Training

* The Success Of Tesla's Model 3 Goes Far Beyond Its Affordability

* There Are Efficient Answers To Climate Concerns

* Wasted Food Is A Heavy Burden On Our Climate

* What can we do about our drinking water problem?

* What I Learned From My March With Democracy Spring

* What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

* What Makes Us Conscious? Are Dogs and Computers Conscious?

* When It Comes To Taxes, How Do We Decide What's Fair?

* Why The High Cost Of Publicly Funded Cancer Drugs?

* Will The Tesla Model 3 Recharge The U.S. Electric Vehicle Market?

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. 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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