InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016 

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we take a look at communication, from within and from without, and we reflect on our true nature... which is peace. The Editor's Choice articles this week are very powerful and tie in together beautifully (in a mini-workshop fashion). And, as usual, scrolling down will also bring you to a myriad of additional articles on a wide range of topics.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"

Friendly Reminders:

* Please use this Amazon link if you shop at Amazon. Your cost is the same and we receive approx. 5% in commission. 

* Your Donations are welcomed and appreciated (and useful). There's also a quick and easy PayPal donation page (you don't have to be a PayPal member) at

*Thank you for visiting our advertisers...

* Please share our articles with your friends on social media and otherwise.

 Get The Latest From InnerSelf

We also welcome (and invite) any feedback... To send us your comments, hover over the "This and That" item in every page's top menu, and click on the "Contact Us" button.


Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra

Written by Sarah Varcas

Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra

We may be beset with all kinds of desires, passions, certainties and non-negotiables at the moment. Ice cold clarity is in the air. We are seeing, perhaps for the first time, the truth of our lives, of the false selves we have worked so hard to sustain, and the real Self neglected in the wings.

Read article here: Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra

When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life

Written by Nora Caron 

Dreams: When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life

"I was very moved by the Blue Star Kachina prophecy,” Lucina began, sitting self-consciously next to the stranger. “I wanted to share with you a dream I’ve been having for the past months, and maybe you can help me with it? It’s been haunting me and I just want to understand it better.”

Read article here: When Spirit Talks To You About Your Life

Stop Thoughtlessly Re-Posting Memes and Get in the Arena

Written by Nancy Bolling

Stop Thoughtlessly Re-Posting Memes and Get in the Arena

Posting a meme isn’t being the change. Neither is hash-tagging. No matter how relevant and important the cause, you’re not changing the world with a hashtag; you’re just making yourself feel better. If you’re unwilling to actually work toward a solution...

Read article here: Stop Thoughtlessly Re-Posting Memes and Get in the Arena

Open Your Heart and Get Out of Your Own Way

Written by Cara Bradley

Open Your Heart and Get Out of Your Own Way

When your heart opens, you access your natural sense of con­fidence. It emerges when you embrace the moment fully — no matter what is happening. When you show up, available for life just as it is, you feel fully awake and alive.

Read article here: Open Your Heart and Get Out of Your Own Way

Relationship Myth: "If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say..."

Written by Linda & Charlie Bloom

Relationship Myth: "If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say..."

Many of us also have a strong tendency to withhold giving input to others that we fear may cause them to feel upset or angry. We are reluctant to say things to others that aren’t “nice.” Consequently, we may adopt some effec­tive ways of discouraging...

Read article here: Relationship Myth: "If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say..."

Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart

Written by Shavasti 

Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart

The deepest truth of human longing is that each of us yearns to be free to love and be loved. Everything we keep hidden and everything we distort keeps us from the deeper truth of our longing, the hunger we have had since time immemorial. This deep longing lives as a seed in the heart of every human...

Read article here: Liberating Yourself Through The Way of the Heart

Peace Is Your Responsibility: Are You Ready To Be Peace?

Written by Christopher Papadopoulos 

Peace Is Your Responsibility: Are You Ready To Be Peace?

To really know about peace is to embody the truth that you and peace are one. But since so many aren’t aware of what they truly are, how can they possibly know lasting peace? This lack of awareness is why, despite the efforts of activists, seekers, and indeed so many in the world who desire peace, an enduring peace escapes us.

Read article here: Peace Is Your Responsibility: Are You Ready To Be Peace?

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 Fruits From China You Should Avoid

* 45 Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Common in Household Dust

* A Sixth Sense? How We Can Tell That Eyes Are Watching Us

* Affording Child Care In America

* Africa Is The Perfect Testing Ground For Adapting To The Anthropocene Epoch

* Are Intelligent People Really Better At Chess?

* Can An App Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-Tech World?

* Can The Clean Water Act Actually Help Businesses Make More Money?

* Fabrics That Harvests Energy From Both The Sun And Motion

* For-Profit Trade Schools Offer More Debt, Fewer Jobs

* Handle With Care Words That Insult, Offend And Wound

Here's How To Raise A Child To Be Sympathetic

* How Corporate America Can Help Curb Income Inequality

* How Do I Know If I Drink Too Much?

* How People With The Obesity Gene Can Still Lose Weight

* How The American Online Sex Trade Continues To Thrive

* How The Internet Helps Us Translate Social Capital To Economic Benefits

* How The Sea Level Of The Pacific Ocean Predicts The Rise In Surface Temperatures

* How to Raise an Environmentalist

* If You Love Me, Don’t Feed Me Bacon or Soft Drinks

* Is LSD Dangerous, Mystical Or Therapeutic?

* Mercury Contamination Is Widespread Across Western North America

* New COF Material Could Mean Electric Cars Charge Faster

* New Confirmation: Solar Cycle Not To Blame For Global Warming

* Policy Issues Are Nearly Absent In This Presidential Campaign Coverage

* Shadow Banking Increases The Risk Of Another Global Financial Crisis

* Sleep Paralysis Is a Wide-Awake Brain and a Snoozing Body

* 'Snowden,' A Picture Of The Cybersecurity State

* Students Have Difficulty Learning In Unproven Ways

* Stumped About Obama's TPP Trade Deal? You're Not Alone

* The Biggest Ocean Animals Are Poised To Disappear

* The Future Of The US Supreme Court Is At Stake With Who Wins In November

* The More Work Life Balance We Have The More We Want

* The World's Carbon Stores Are Going Up In Smoke With Vanishing Wilderness

* Trump's Huge Trickle-Down Economic Plan

* We Can Read All Your Email, And You'll Never Know

* What Are Cataracts and How Are They Treated?

* What Is The Clever Chemistry That Can Stop Your Food Rotting

* What Sad Songs Say To Some People, But Not Others

* Why Cheap Cloth Masks Provide Little Protection Against Deadly Air Pollution

* Why Child Sex Abuse Doesn't Create Pedophiles

* Why Psychology Lost Its Soul

* Why Teens Need To Start School Later

* Why The Social Predictions of HG Wells Are So Significant

* Why To Beware Of Undercooked Chicken Livers

* Your Flashbulb Memories Aren't As Accurate As Believed

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.


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"



donate now 2Click on the graphic to go to the donation form.

Facebook | Twitter | InnerSelf Home

Please use this link to shop at Amazon
Your price is the same low Amazon price, and we get a commission :-) which helps us defray costs of running the website: servers, bandwidth, program updates, etc.



follow InnerSelf on


 Get The Latest By Email



The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP
by Robert Jennings,
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and…
Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser
by Robert Jennings,
Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die…
Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice.
A Change Is Gonna Come...
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking…
A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that…