InnerSelf Newsletter: May 8th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 8th, 2016

May 8th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

Our life is oft-times based on assumptions which sometimes become widely accepted myths. This week we examine some of them.

One assumption which affect us in our expectations of happiness is The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever After. Then, Steffany Barton shines her light on the guilt felt when a loved one commits suicide... and the assumption that you could have helped prevent it in Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By Suicide.   

Jacques Lusseyran also debunks the myth that blind people do not see in What One Sees Without Eyes while Zen DeBrücke assists us to Question Assumptions and Connect with Our Internal Guidance System.

And of course the "tone" of the month supports us in all the above endeavors as shared by Sarah Varcas in Intuition, Intention and Insight: The Keys to May 2016.

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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Intuition, Intention and Insight: The Keys to May 2016

Written by Sarah Varcas.

Intuition, Intention and Insight: The Keys to May 2016Reflection and receptivity are key to how this month unfolds. There will be great motivation to honour the truth, make decisions that serve it well and reflect our deepest knowing, no matter the immediate cost of doing so.

Read article here: Intuition, Intention and Insight: The Keys to May 2016

Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By Suicide

Written by Steffany Barton.

Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By SuicideIn this excerpt from the beginning of her book, author Steffany Barton explains her perspective on suicide, one that she has come to since a dear friend of hers took his life. Steffany’s search for answers and understanding has been a long often painful but ultimately rewarding journey.

Read article here: Facing The Darkness and Grief Of A Loved One's Death By Suicide

The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever After

Written by Linda & Charlie Bloom.

The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever AfterTrue or false: *Couples with great relationships don’t fight. * Most people expect too much from marriage. * All the good men/women are already taken. * Love can heal all wounds. * If my partner were more like me, we’d have a better relationship.

Read article here: The Relationship Myth of Living Happily Ever After

What One Sees Without Eyes

Written by Jacques Lusseyran.

What One Sees Without EyesIn order to adapt to the world of the seeing, blind people are obliged to declare themselves unable to see — and, believe me, I know what I’m talking about, for that has happened to me even when I knew very well that it didn’t correspond to reality and was not true.

Read article here: What One Sees Without Eyes

Question Assumptions and Connect with Your Internal Guidance System (IGS)

Written by Zen Cryar DeBrücke.

Question Assumptions and Connect with Your Internal Guidance System (IGS) Some people (often because of their careers) have to live in their minds — strategizing, planning, and creating all the time. If this is true for you, you may be so used to not feeling the sen­sations your body produces...

Read article here: Question Assumptions and Connect with Your Internal Guidance System (IGS)

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 Romantic View Of Helping The Needy?

* An Obvious Easy Answer To Wall Street Misconduct And Incompetence

* Babies Pay Attention When Parents Do

* Breast Cancer Seems A Woman's Disease, But Men Get It Too

* Can Exposure To Blue Light Before Surgery Reduce Organ Damage?

* Can Your Devices Spy On Your Every Move?

* Climate Change Confusion Creeps Into Trump Camp

* Confessions of A Tone-Deaf Music Professor

* Does It Matter That Kindergartners Get So Little Time To Play?

* El Niño's Heat Has Made These Coral Reefs Into Ghost Towns

* Gene Linked To Youthful Appearance May Help Solve Aging Puzzle

* Global Warming Doubles The Danger For Antelopes

* Having Babies Before Age 25 May Cost Women More Income

* Hm, Can Eating Chocolate Every Day Protect Your Heart?

* How And Why China Became Africa's Biggest Aid Donor

* How Connected Are You to Your Future Self?

* How To Reverse The Widening Racial Wealth Gap

* How We Can Get Even More Energy From The Sun

* Is It Impossible To Actually Be A Vegetarian?

* Musical Rhythm Helps Babies Find Patterns In Speech

* Ocean Warming Creates Dead Zones That Devour The Oxygen

* So Long Social Media: Kids Are Opting Out Of The Online Public Square

* The Brain Warps The Faces We See To Fit Stereotypes We Believe

* The Coming Summer Swelters Will Be No Joy For The US

* The New Captain America Movie Echoes Our Political Anxieties

* There Is Another Way To Do Capitalism

* Understanding How Drugs Work

* Vitamin D Is Linked To Lower Body Fat In Toddlers

* What Are Delusions And How Best Can We Treat Them?

* What’s Behind Huge Academic Gap At U.S. Public Schools?

* What’s In Those New Plastic Pipes Delivering Drinking Water?

* When Father Daniel Berrigan Went Underground In ‘The Holy Outlaw’

* Why Beyoncé Matters

* Why Do Women's Eggs Run Out

* Why Hillary Clinton's Promise Of A Gender-Equal Cabinet Is A Smart Move

* Why Men Don't Like To Talk About Their Enlarged Prostate

* Why Netflix Isn't In The Business You Think It's In

* Why We Mix Up The Names Of People In Our Family

* Why We Should Care About The Lasting Effect Of Racist Rhetoric

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. Rather than wait for 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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