InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.
This week we take a look at the blessings in our life. And we acknowledge that sometimes they come easily, and at other times have to be worked for.
Having spent a good part of the morning in the garden, I can attest to the truth of the article about 9 Surprising Relationships Between Food and Mood. The relationship applies to food in its growing stage as well. I find that time spent in the garden is a definite mood-lifter, and of course eating the food that comes from that garden (and the work and love required to make it flourish) are blessings in themselves.
Paulo Coelho shares The Cloud and The Dune: Discovering The Blessings of Love and Carla van Raay writes about The Magic of Choosing Gratitude Today and Every Day (gratitude being a blessing in itself which brings additional ones). Debra Silverman shares The Good News and The Bad News (yes those are blessings too!) while Nevile Hodgkinson speaks of the benefits and The Importance of Forgiveness.
This week we welcome a new author, who is also a long-time subscriber of InnerSelf, Nancy Bolling. She shares with us her reflections on By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and Meaning.
And of course we have numerous new articles as well on a variety of topics. Scroll below to access them all.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Deanna Minich.
Eating fast foods like hamburgers, sausages, and pizza, as well as commercial baked goods such as muffins, doughnuts, and croissants has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of depression.
Read article here: 9 Surprising Relationships Between Food and Mood
Written by Paulo Coelho.
God knows that we are artists of life. One day He gives us a chisel, another we may receive brushes and a canvas, and still another day He gives us a pen to write. But we will never use a chisel on canvas, or pens on sculptures. Each day has its own miracle.
Read article here: The Cloud and The Dune: Discovering The Blessings of Love
Written by Carla van Raay.
Ah, yes! Gratitude is magical. Once you get into the groove of it, you will know why. There is nothing so freeing and so exhilarating as pouring out gratitude, not just for what we can easily see as benefits, or enjoyable things and situations, but for every moment of existence and for whatever happens.
Read article here: The Magic of Choosing Gratitude Today and Every Day
Written by Debra Silverman.
I am writing about you. You; wonderfully flawed, perfectly nutty, beautiful, broken-hearted, powerful you. Would you like to impact the planet and be a part of a positive change? Would you like to feel more at peace with yourself and be a happier human being?
Read article here: The Good News and The Bad News
Written by Neville Hodgkinson.
As the Lord’s Prayer indicates, forgiveness plays a part in settling spiritual debts, and in helping to prevent new ones from being established. Forgiveness provides great protection for the self, as well as helping others. It ends vicious cycles of action and reaction.
Read article here: Do No Evil: The Importance of Forgiveness
Written by Nancy Bolling.
I am in awe of my mother’s faith in God. Despite the circumstances that life has inflicted upon her, she has remained committed to her Christian belief. I’m also in awe of the fervent faith that I’ve seen in friends of mine who are Buddhist, Muslim, or even those who choose to not give the divinity a name per se.
Read article here: By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and Meaning
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.
We add articles to the website regularly. 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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