InnerSelf Newsletter: July 10th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 10th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

With kids being out of school for the summer, parents (as well as grand-parents and older siblings) may be finding themselves caught in a quandary concerning taking care of the kids. What is the best way to relate to children? How much digital/electronic time is healthy?

This week's articles offer different perspectives, suggestions, and ideas as to how to have healthy relationships with children (and adults) and with the use of our time. Scroll down for these and numerous more articles.

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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Children, Ground Rules, and The Inner Compass

Written by Barbara Berger.

Children, Ground Rules, and The Inner Compass

Since everyone has an Inner Compass, this means that children do too. But what does this mean in practice for parents and teachers? How do we respect the fact that each child has an Inner Compass without allowing children to become "spoiled brats" or "petty tyrants"?

Read article here: Children, Ground Rules, and The Inner Compass

Do Your Best and Forget The Rest

Written by Courtney A. Walsh.

Do Your Best and Forget The Rest

What the most confident-seeming people have is not brazen ballsiness, impressive bravery, courage or any of that elusive stuff’s PASSION. It’s enthusiasm. It’s WILLINGNESS. It’s RESILIENCE and FLEXIBILITY.

Read article here: Do Your Best and Forget The Rest

3 Ways to Step Beyond Overthinking

Written by Cara Bradley.

3 Ways to Step Beyond Overthinking

The notion that our minds produce thoughts automatically was a breakthrough insight for me. For years, I battled to still my mind, to stop thinking. Once I embraced the perspective that my thoughts are another sense, my relationship with thinking changed.

Read article here: 3 Ways to Step Beyond Overthinking

Why Are We Here If We're All Playing Make-Believe?

Written by Richard Bach.

 Why Are We Here If We're All Playing Make-Believe?

Pretend, for a minute, that we’ve all come to Earth to learn something. Since we may not care for little boxy classrooms, instead we have a whole planet for our current lessons. Now pretend that there’s not one of us who isn’t in the test of some major challenge.

Read article here: Why Are We Here If We're All Playing Make-Believe?

Becoming Family: Love Has No Time Limits

Written by Janice Peters.

The Long Wait

Mowgli arrived at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah after being rejected by two shelters. On my day for volun­teering, I saw the eight-month-old malamute sitting off by himself, and I walked over to the fence to talk to him. When those mahogany eyes looked deep into my heart and touched my soul, I fell in love.

Read article here: Becoming Family: Love Has No Time Limits

Hit The Off-Switch and Live in the 3-D World

Written by Susan Stiffelman, MFT.

Hit The Off-Switch and Live in the 3-D World

Children need to play. They need the tactile touch of gooey finger paint rather than the sanitary experience of brushing their fingers across a touch pad to make color magically appear on a screen. They need to dig in the dirt, and get dirty. They need to splash in water and get wet.

Read article here: Hit The Off-Switch and Live in the 3-D World

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. 


* 2 Bedtime Habits For Babies To Fight Obesity

* 3 Romantic Authors That Will Heat Up Any Beach Trip

* As the War on Weed Winds Down, Will Monsanto Be the Big Winner?

* A View Of American Islam From The Suburbs

* Genes Can Have Up To 80% Influence On Students' Academic Performance

* Getting Illegal Foreign Money Into US Campaigns Is Easy Now

* How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him

* How Cute Things Hijack Our Brains And Drive Behavior

* How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader in Wind Energy

* Is Praise Or Money More Effective At Prompting Students To Complete After-School Tutoring Sessions?

* Is It Ethical To Purchase Human Organs?

* Know The Signs For Concussions And Kids

* Should Parents Ask Their Children To Apologize?

* Should You Worry Early Onset Alzheimer's?

* The Choice Of Inclusive Or Exclusive Patriotism

* The Earth's Past Presents A Warning Of Our Greater Warming

* The Founder Father Who Could Have Been Our Founding Physician

* These Canned Foods Are The Worst For BPA

* Training To Reduce Cop Macho And Contempt Of Cop Could Reduce Police Violence

* What Does It Truly Mean To Be Patriotic?

* What Would Abraham Lincoln Say To A Donald Trump?

* Why Most People Use The Status Quo As A Moral Compass

* Why Paris Climate Targets Are Not Enough

* Why The US Doesn't Have Proper Gun Regulation

* Why We Like To Laugh At Things That Go Bump In The Night

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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