InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we look at starting anew... making changes in our life... making it better... One of our articles, "7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already", presents seven practical ways to move forward.

Interestingly enough, we also have 7 Editor's Choice articles this week (one of them by yours truly), and all of them present ways to stop feeling blocked and start anew, or find the joy that you deserve (we all deserve joy no matter what our past or present foibles).

Rather than list them all the articles here, I will let you discover them yourself as you scroll down the page. And of course, we have numerous additional articles on all types of topics...

Please read and reflect, share the articles with friends and family, and take the steps that only you can take to make a difference in your life and thus in the world around you.

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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The Benefits of Lavender: Growing, Harvesting and Using This Medicinal Plant

Written by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP.

Lavender Uses

It’s easier than you think to experience the beauty and healing properties of lavender by growing and using your own fresh lavender for use in food, body care, bathing, and other purposes. It can easily be done indoors in pots or outside in your garden.

Read article here: The Benefits of Lavender: Growing, Harvesting and Using This Medicinal Plant

4 Tips for Using Your Brain to Calm Pain

Written by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.

4 Tips for Using Your Brain to Calm Pain

About 100 million Americans—one in three people—suffer from ongoing pain that impacts their daily lives. Chronic pain has fueled a pain treatment crisis resulting in the overprescribing of risky opioids. The tragic deaths of celebrities such as Prince have brought the issue to public awareness in a way that statistics can't.

Read article here: 4 Tips for Using Your Brain to Calm Pain

Feeling Down: 7 Ways to Restore Hope

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

Feeling Down: 7 Ways to Restore Hope

When you feel depressed, you may despair that your life will never get better. Rather than telling yourself how hopeless your situation is, you can restore hope and get rolling. I know this because I've worked with people who believed their downer feelings would never end, and I've seen them take action to turn the corner and find the peace, love, and joy they'd been yearning for.

Read article here: Feeling Down: 7 Ways to Restore Hope

7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already

Written by Nancy Bolling.

7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already

Fortunately, over the years, I’ve picked up some strategies to not only cope with the overwhelm, but to get back into alignment with my best self. Here are my top 7 strategies.

Read article here: 7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already

Connecting With Your Inner Guide

Written by Nora Caron.

Connecting With Your Inner Guide

Here is something you can practice to connect with your inner guide. Find a quiet spot in nature and sit comfortably alone. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Allow yourself to fully feel your body and be present in the Now.

Read article here: Connecting With Your Inner Guide

Is It Ever Too Late To Start Again? Breaking the Senior Ceiling

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

Is It Ever Too Late To Start Anew?

For every terminal couch potato, there’s another person, probably older than you, who has cast off a mislabeled past history and is living life wholly, vibrantly, victoriously. They didn’t accept that it was “too late” to do what they wanted to do.

Read article here: Is It Ever Too Late To Start Again? Breaking the Senior Ceiling

Where Is Your Joy? What Are You Hoping For?

Written by Marie T. Russell.

Where Is Your Joy? What Are You Hoping For?

Many of us have lost our way, or at least we lose our way during the day or the week. Some people feel that their joy can only exist on weekends, as the week is consumed by work. Joy is sometimes relegated to two days a week at the most! If we've lost the path of joy...

Read article here: Where Is Your Joy? What Are You Hoping For?

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. 


* 5 Misconceptions About Lower Back Pain

* 5 Reasons to Hold Your Nose And Vote

* 6 Edible Weeds That Can Provide Protein, Reduce Anxiety

* 10 Tips For StudentsTo Become More Employable

* Are US Voters Losing Faith In Democracy?

* Bed-Wetting In Older Children And Young Adults Is Common And Treatable

* Chimps Prefer Teamwork Over Competition Like Some People

* Diabetes Treatment Could Be Revolutionized By Making People Cold

* Do Dogs Most Desire Food Or Praise?

* Embracing Open Innovation By Expanding Citizen Science Involvement

* Forest Restoration Can Turn Back The Climate Clock

* Happy Music Actually Does Encourage Cooperation

* Has The Future of Work Already Arrived

* Health And Neighborhoods Are Too Often Linked

* How Advertisers Seduce Our Subconscious

* How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship

* How Dostoevsky Predicted Trump's America

* How Small Donors Are Giving Super PACs a Run for Their Money

* How South Florida Is Adapting To Climate Change

* How The Human Spirit Empowers Everyday Life

* How The Media Shapes Our View Of Women Leaders

* How Three-day Weekends Can Help Save The World

* How To Help Kids Recover From Disasters

* How To Manage Weight Issues With Your Teenager

* Is Addiction A Disease Or Behavioral Problem?

* Is It The Insurers Or Congress That's Ailing Healthcare?

* Is Melatonin The Link Between Sleep And Breast Cancer?

* Is Your Employer Watching You Online?

* Migraines And Fatigue Spike Near Fracking Sites

* More People Get Divorced In March And August

* More Third Parties Know What You Do Online

* MRI May Offer Drug-free Way To Track Parkinson’s

* Neonicotinoids Are Linked To Wild Bee And Butterfly Declines

* Now Psychologists See Humor As A Character Strength Instead Of Weakness

* NPR Says Goodbye to Reader Comments And The Loudest Drunks

* One Way the 2016 Election Is Obviously Rigged

* Overcoming The "Crab Box" Effect In Your Life

* Role Of The Jet Stream Makes Summer Weather Hard To Forecast

* Should Kids Be Given Antibiotics In Their First Year?

* Should Troubled Nuclear Reactors Be Subsidized?

* Some Types Of Herbal Supplements Are Mislabeled

* The Case Against Privatizing Our National Parks

* The Science Of Attraction Of A Suitable Mate

* Three Mini-farms That Are Sowing The Seeds Of Food Security

* Today's Electric Cars Can Cover Most Of Daily Driving Needs

* We Can All Be A Little Radicalized

* What Are Those Lumps And Bumps On And Under The Skin?

* What Is Psychoanalysis and It's Uses?

* Why Doctors Need Time To Think About Your Health

* Why Environment And Education Still Matter For Intelligence

* Why Global Warming Started Earlier Than We Thought

* Why It Actually Feels Good To Fight Conformity

* Why It's Wrong To Blame Immigrants For Sputtering Economies

* Why More Working Mothers Are Choosing To Go Freelance

* Why Say No to the TPP?

* Why Standing Desks In Schools Are A Win Win

* Why The Paris Climate Agreement May Lock In Warming For Centuries

* Why Violence Is Deeply Rooted In Inequality

* Why We Should Help Plants Move As Climates Change

* Why Work Leads To More Suicides In This Global Economy

* Will Tesla Put A Solar-powered Battery In Every Home?

* Zika Virus Echoes Of US Rubella Outbreak Of 1964-65

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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.

"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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