InnerSelf Newsletter: June 26th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 26th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 26th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week's articles are best summarized by a quote from Pam Younghans column: "As we expand our hearts, we discover and recover our knowing that love is greater than fear -- that even the darkest room gives way to the light when a candle is lit." Whatever your current experiences, they can be "lightened" with a few helpings of forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, and of course, love.

Thus this week we shed light on old grievances in such articles as Being My Father’s Son  and  Forgiveness and Everyday Compassion Are A Gift.  We master the art of letting go in Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard  and Celebrate and Dance On Life. We then offer you some modalities to help with the process in Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing.

And of course, we also have numerous additional articles ranging from history to weight-loss (and a heaping serving in-between).

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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Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing

Written by Peter Bongiorno.

Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing

In this modern age, we tend to run from the sun due to what I believe to be understandable but overblown concerns about skin cancer. Since the time of the Greeks, heliotherapy (sun therapy) has been a valuable way to heal the body and balance the mind.

Read article here: Two Forms of Nature Medicine: Sunlight and Forest Bathing

What's The Difference Between The Various Blue Moons?

Written by Sarah Varcas.

What's The Difference Between Blue Moons: Seasonal, Calendrical, or Astrological

Every now and then you’ll hear that a full moon is designated a blue moon and therefore of particular astrological significance. But you may also notice that different people designate different moons as blue, which can get rather confusing! In fact, there are three different types of blue moon.

Read article here: What's The Difference Between The Various Blue Moons?

Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard

If your project/plan/interaction is not running smoothly, if you're running into obstructions and trying too hard, receive the message here from Noelle Sterne's article. Apply its precepts to your life in general, and you'll see how her insights/suggestions/observations fit perfectly.

Read article here: Writing Is Easier When You Stop Trying So Hard

Being My Father’s Son

Written by Jim PathFinder Ewing.

Being My Father’s Son

In the absence of a strong father figure, boys and young men pick up on the patriar­chy of society to mold them; they become victims perpetuating their own woundedness. By this estimation, all men are victims of the sins of the fathers, as the Bible tells it, visited generation upon genera­tion.

Read article here: Being My Father’s Son

Forgiveness and Everyday Compassion Are A Gift

Written by Therèse Tappouni.

Forgiveness and Everyday Compassion Are A Gift

It’s necessary to be conscious of the way we store events in the body and how they create layers of similar emotions—grief with grief, joy with joy, anger with anger, and love with love. These layers are like the strata in rocks, building great cliffs of emotions that are touched each time another similar emotion is experienced.

Read article here: Forgiveness and Everyday Compassion Are A Gift

Celebrate and Dance On Life

Written by Barb Rogers.

Celebrate and Dance On Life

How do you feel when you encounter cheerful, happy people who laugh a lot and seem to find some good even in the worst of circumstances? I can recall what my reaction to these people was in the past. I would stick my finger in my mouth and act as if I was gagging.

Read article here: Celebrate and Dance On Life

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 Brief History Of Fossil-fuelled Climate Change Denial

* A Psychologist Explains Why Populism Is Popular

* Are We So Used To Corporate Deception That We Just Don't Care?

* Catholic Church Starts Small But Is Clearly Thinking Big On Fossil Fuel Divestment

* Coffee Won't Give You Cancer, Unless It's Very Very Hot, Then It Might

* Cracking The Mystery Of The Worldwide Hum

* Exercise May Be The Best Way To Prevent Dementia

* Fentanyl Is Widely Used And Deadly When Abused

* How Neoliberalism's Moral Order Feeds Fraud And Corruption

* How Solar Panels Save Everybody Money

* If Only Your Body Could Speak to Your Mind

* The Secret To The Incredible Wealth Of Bill Gates

* The Victorians Had The Same Concerns About Technology As We Do

* What If Trade Agreements Helped People, Not Corporations?

* What Is The Common Cold And How Do We Get It?

* Why Does LGBT Bias Translate Into Violence?

* Why Nice Guys Do Finish First With Girls

* Why Physical Scientists Can’t Tackle Climate Alone?

* Why Stress Is More Likely To Cause Depression In Men

* Why We Regain Weight After Drastic Dieting

* Will The New Chemical Regulation Bill Protect The Public?


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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.

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