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As we start another week, we may wish we could take a breather from the intense weeks that have preceded this one. Sarah Varcas gives us an overview of the energies at play in Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times. Nora Caron reminds us that one thing we can do to "recharge our batteries" and ground ourselves is to connect with The Positive Benefits of Sunlight.
Of course, you may be resisting the current and coming changes (they can be intense after all), yet if you Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change you may find that the going gets easier when we let go of resistance. Jude Bijou suggests Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You. While this may sound like a negative suggestion, read the article and you'll discover the benefits of giving up unrealistic hope.
And if you're experiencing challenges in your relationships (and who doesn't at some point) then the article on learning to Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness will be of great assistance, as will the article that presents 7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love. And if you, or someone you know, is dealing with opioid addiction, then read about Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success.
We have added numerous articles to the website dealing with a wide range of topics. Scroll down below for the whole gamut of new articles this week.
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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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Nancy Bolling.
I’m tempted by efficiency. My overactive brain craves the order of a predictable routine, a color-by-numbers life, the safety of no surprises. But I also crave enchantment. My heart craves the unpredictable, the spontaneous, the magical. In many ways, the two are...
Read article here: Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change
Written by Ora Nadrich.
We all want to be loved. But if we've experienced a love loss in the past, it can be hard to get over that fear. You can spend your whole life trying to avoid being in a similar situation, so you don't have to feel vulnerable that way again. Or, you can...
Read article here: 7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
If you're waiting for a change and frustrated it's not happening, maybe it would be beneficial to give up all hope! Sounds strange? "Hope" is a double-edged word. Hope in its best sense is something that keeps you going in difficult times. But "hope" can also be...
Read article here: Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You
Written by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.
If you take prescription opioids, you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms at some point—perhaps when you forgot to take a scheduled dose of medication. Opioid withdrawal is highly unpleasant. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, this does not meant that you cannot get off opioids...
Read article here: Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success
Written by Nora Caron.
Ever since I was a child, I chased the sun. I was ecstatic in the summer and miserable in the winter. My parents would have to chase after me to wear a hat and long sleeves because I wouldn’t think about sunburns or skin cancer at all, all I could think about was JOY.
Read article here: The Positive Benefits of Sunlight
Written by Sarah Varcas.
We live in intense times: intensely unpredictable, intensely beautiful, intensely unsettling, intensely transformational. Both the best and the worst are rising to the surface, revealed in their fullness for all to behold. These are times of opportunity, when we can change the course of so much and...
Read article here: Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times
A friend told of a family situation that you may relate to. For many years, she’d been estranged from her sister, who now lived across the country. Growing up, they’d been very close, and my friend could hardly recall why they’d stopped talking. Year followed year, and my friend could never bring herself to call.
Read article here: Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness
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.
The new articles listed below are the ones featured on the InnerSelf homepage. (Some of the new articles are not on the home page. To see all of them, go directly to the specific sections according to your interests such as Health & Wellness; Social & Political, etc.)
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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