InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 22nd, 2016

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

9 Surprising Relationships Between Food and Mood

Written by Deanna Minich.

9 Surprising Relationships Between Food and Mood
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


The Cloud and The Dune: Discovering The Blessings of Love

Written by Paulo Coelho.

The Cloud and The Dune: Discovering The Blessings of Love
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


The Magic of Choosing Gratitude Today and Every Day

Written by Carla van Raay.

The Magic of Choosing Gratitude
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


The Good News and The Bad News

Written by Debra Silverman.

The Good News and The Bad News
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


Do No Evil: The Importance of Forgiveness

Written by Neville Hodgkinson.

Do No Evil: The Importance of Forgiveness
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


By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and Meaning

Written by Nancy Bolling.

By Any Other Name: Some Thoughts on the Universe, God, and Meaning
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


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:

* 5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow In Your Backyard

* A Brief History Of Telling Time

* Can A Lack Of Love Be Deadly?

* Can Being A Good Storyteller Lead To Love?

* Could The Mystery Of The Meow Actually Be Solved By A New Talking Cat Collar?

* Do Women Really Go For Bad Boys?

* Could The Mystery Of The Meow Actually Be Solved By A New Talking Cat Collar?

* Does A Week Of Little Sleep Undo Lots Of Studying?

* East Antarctic Glacier Once Thought Stable May Not Be

* Girls Still Avoid Math, Even If Mom Is A Scientist

* Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Is Just One Symptom Of Ecosystem Collapse Across Australia

* Hand Washing Stops Infections, So Why Do Health Care Workers Skip It?

* Happiness Inequality Is a Better Measure of Well-Being Than Income Inequality

* Having Trouble Picking The Right Health Insurance Plan? Let An Algorithm Decide

* Here's Why 2016 Is Likely To Be The World's Hottest Year

* How Video Games Help Successful Aging

* In Defense of Left-Wing Populism

* In Loud Rooms Our Brain Hears In A Different Way

* Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

* Is Social Media Making People Depressed?

* Is This Food Factory Chemical A Cause Of Obesity?

* Is Two Hours Of Screen Time Guideline For Kids Obsolete?

* May Looking Bright for Sanders as Political Revolution Marches On

* Scientists Must Challenge The Bad Media Reporting On Climate Change

* Should We Worry About Arsenic In Baby Cereal And Drinking Water?

* Small Changes May Help Us Avoid Weight Gain

* Spiritual Care At The End Of Life Can Add Purpose And Help Maintain Identity

* Studying Stressed Humans Can Help Us Keep Animals Happy

* The Flow Of The Tides Promise A Renewable Energy Bonanza

* The Little Country That Tries To Be Shangri-La

* The Tightening Of The American Mind

* The Truth About Ethnic Diversity Of Neighborhoods

* These 3 Chemicals In Well Water Are Linked To Birth Defects

* These Over-the-counter Meds Might Shrink Older Brains

*To Build A Better Future, We Must Imagine Ourselves There

* To Reduce Heat Deaths, Louisville Needs 450,000 More Trees

* Trump Is A Symptom That America Feels It's In Decline, Again

* What Can Donald Trump Teach Us About the National Debt?

* What Does An Anthropologist Actually Do?

* What Does Science Says About Love

* What Makes A Mathematical Genius?

* Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

* Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think

* Why Slang Shouldn't Be Banned And Should Be Celebrated

* Why the Economy Should Stop Growing And Just Grow Up

* Why The World Needs Intelligent Leaders And What It Takes To Be One

* Why We Can't Tickle Ourselves

* Worrying About Being A Perfect Mother Makes It Harder To Be A Good Parent


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.


THIS WEEK'S 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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