InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 24th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

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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Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to Change

Written by Nancy Bolling.

Allow the Enchanted by Opening Yourself to ChangeI’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

7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Love

Written by Ora Nadrich.

7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of LoveWe 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

Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For You

Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

Giving Up All Hope Could Be Beneficial For YouIf 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

Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for Success

Written by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.

Tapering Off Prescription Opioids: 7 Tips for SuccessIf 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

The Positive Benefits of Sunlight

Written by Nora Caron.

The Positive Benefits of SunlightEver 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

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times

Written by Sarah Varcas.

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times

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

Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

Make Amends and Gift Yourself with Forgiveness

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

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. 


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.)

* Antarctic Glacier's Unstable Past Reveals Danger Of Future Melting

* Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

* Are Pigeons The "Canary In The Coal Mine" For Lead Exposure

* Asthma Attacks Are Spiking Near Big Fracking Sites

* Can 8 Servings Of Fruits And Veggies Make You Happier?

* Can Menopause Really Be Reversed?

* Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?

* Do Women's Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together?

* Does Drinking Really Make You Happy?

* Does Tapping A Can Of Fizzy Drink Really Stop It Foaming Over?

* Fear Is What Police Reform Doesn’t Address

* Going Naked In Public Is A Joyful Release For Mind And Body

* Here’s What Free Will Looks Like In Your Brain

* How A New Source Of Water Is Helping Reduce Conflict In The Middle East

* How A Varied Diet Can Prevent Diabetes

* How Does Internet Porn Affect Romantic Life?

* How Gross Inequality And Crushed Hopes Have Fed The Rise Of Donald Trump

* How The Word Hysteria Has Been Used To Control Women

* How To Avoid Mistakes Caused By Overconfidence

* How To Get Some Entrepreneurial Spirit Into Your Life

* Humans Are Playing High-risk, High-stakes Ecological Roulette

* In America, Domestic Extremists Are A Bigger Risk Than Foreign Terrorism

* Is Caffeine Actually Bad For Kids?

* Just Like Mama Used To Make? Not So Fast!

* More CO2 Won't Help Northern Forests Or Stave Off Climate Change

* Pokémon Go Is The App That Leads You Places Other Apps Don't

* Politics Serves As Therapy When Trump Takes The Stage

* Sexting Might Actually Be A Sign Of A Committed Relationship

* The Battle For Yoga's Soul

* The Norovirus Sickens Almost 700 Million People A Year

* The Number One Thing We Can Do To Protect Earth’s Oceans

* The Right Kind Of Intimacy Keeps Couples Feeling Sexy

* The Subtle Effects Of 'It's Just A Joke' Language

* The Troubled History Of Black Veterans In America

* The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism

* Was Sigmund Freud Right About Dreams After All?

* What People Fear Predicts How They View Police Reform

* What's Behind The Global Rise In Short-sightedness?

* What Other Cultures Can Teach Parents About Raising Their Children

* What’s Mike Pence Got to Offer Donald Trump?

* When Bad Ideas Refuse To Die

* When Do Nightmares And Night Terrors Stop Being Normal?

* Which Fruits Are Healthier, And In What Form?

* Why Are People Starting To Believe In UFOs Again?

* Why I Find Hillary Clinton Trustworthy

* Why We Need To Find A Cure For Social Death

* Why You Might Want To Order Lunch An Hour Early

* Why Your Clever Brain Turns Steps Into Chunks To Learn New Moves

* Without Good Jobs, More Young Parents Are Skipping Marriage

* Zooplankton Warn Us That Extinction Has A Tipping Point


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.


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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