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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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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP.
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
Written by Beth Darnall, Ph.D.
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
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
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
Written by Nancy Bolling.
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
Written by Nora Caron.
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
Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
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
Written by Marie T. Russell.
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?
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.
ADDITIONAL ARTICLES THIS WEEK:
We add articles to the website daily. 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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