InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we take a look at the world's duality/unity dichotomy (A Foot In Each World: Duality and Unity) and how we deal with it (Reality Checklist for Psychological Maturity). And then there's how we deal with the world inside of us (Using Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits).

Much of our behavior stems from old childhood wounds (Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?) and it affects all aspects of our personal as well as our business life (It’s Not About The Website). Yet we need to remind ourselves that we choose how to deal with the outside world and that we can do so with humor and grace (The Angel in the Tollbooth and the Art of Situational Comedy).

And we have numerous additional articles on all aspects of life... both inner and outer. Scroll down below for the links to all of this week's new articles.

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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Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?

Written by Nigel Wellings

Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?

Identifying these wounds, our patterns of hurt and how we defend ourselves, is valuable. Knowing what we do when we feel threatened, we can begin to recognize whether we unconsciously perceive our meditation as a threat and defended ourselves against it with a resistance that prevents us from doing it.

Read article here: Can Our Deepest Wounds and Core Beliefs Feel Threatened by Meditation?

It’s Not About The Website

Written by Alan Cohen

It’s Not About The Website

The business and relationship situations in your life do not have a life or reality of their own. They are reflections of your psyche, the images you hold about yourself projected onto the screen of the world. As James Allen stated, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.”

Read article here: It’s Not About The Website

The Angel in the Tollbooth and the Art of Situational Comedy

Written by Steve Bhaerman

The Angel in the Tollbooth and the Art of Situational Comedy

Something happened the other day that highlighted why we do what we do, and why I love helping ordinary people find the extraordinary humor and playfulness in every day life. We've been traveling around the northeast for the past three weeks and one thing the northeast has is -- tolls. Now I can imagine that being a toll-taker takes its toll. Same old same old...

Read article here: The Angel in the Tollbooth and the Art of Situational Comedy

A Foot In Each World: Duality and Unity

Written by Courtney A. Walsh

A Foot In Each World: Duality and Unity

The Duality/Scarcity Global Economy has entered its final death throes at the same time as the Unity/Prosperity Global Economy begins its labor pangs. The waters have broken. Adjustments are being made and tweaks in the consciousness to alleviate the speed with which the switch-over will happen.

Read article here: A Foot In Each World: Duality and Unity

Reality Checklist for Psychological Maturity

Written by Barbara Berger

Reality Checklist for Psychological Maturity

Did you ever wonder what characterizes a psychologically mature person? I’ve thought about it a lot – both on my own personal inner journey of awakening and because I work as a therapist and coach on a daily basis, helping other people with their issues. Here are some of the things I’ve discovered.

Read article here: Reality Checklist for Psychological Maturity

Using Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits

Written by Rick Heller 

Using Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits

Practicing mindfulness can help you recognize habits and replace them with newer and better ones. This is a core element of mindfulness, and indeed why mindfulness is itself called a “practice.”

Read article here: Using Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits

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. 


* 3 Ways A Happy Spouse Can Keep You Healthy

* 5 Imported Vegetables From China You Should Avoid

* 50 Million Sessions Show Why Uber Is So Popular

A Dose Of Oxytocin May Make Men Feel Spiritual

* A Revolution Disguised As Organic Gardening

* Addicted To Oil: US Gasoline Consumption Is Higher Than Ever

* Adopting Your Own Romantic Manifesto

* Are The Current Impacts Of Climate Going Unheeded?

* Are The Pundits Wrong About Hillary Clinton Dominating The Debate

* Can A Simple Blood Test Detect Cancer?

* Can Solar Power Outshine The Infrastructure Challenges?

* Drones, Surveillance, Population Control: How Our Cities Became A Battleground

* Early Menopause Is More Than Annoying

* Earth Could Reach Critical Climate Threshold in Decade

* Finally, Jobs That Work With Parenting

* Food Supply Fears Spark China's Intercontinental Land Grab

* Have Humans Evolved To Hunt Social Status?

* How Kids Can Benefit From Boredom

* How Monkeys Make Friends And Influence Each Other

* How Much Energy Do You Put Into Avoiding Being Assaulted?

* How Social Media Can Damage Body Image

* How The Brain Registers Information Without Conscious Attention

* How The Jim Crow Internet Is Pushing Back Against Black Lives Matter

* How To Spot Climate Change Happening In Your Garden

* How To Vote For President When You Don't Like The Candidates

* How Trade And Immigration Are Colliding With The US Two-party System

* Meditation Calms You, Even If You’re Not Mindful

* More Women Are Running The World, So Why Aren't More Men Doing The Dishes?

* Presidential Debate With Green Party's Jill Stein Added

* Record High To Record Low: What On Earth Is Happening To Antarctica's Sea Ice?

* Superbugs Evolve In Waste Water, And Could End Up In Our Food

* The Movie "Free State Of Jones" Looks At The Castaway Army In The US Civil War

* The Price Of Connection: Surveillance Capitalism

* The Science Says Gardening Is Good For You

* US Military Warns Of The National And International Climate Security Risks

* Wealthy Donors Are Trying To Buy School Board Elections

* What Are The Roots Of The New Corporate Activism?

* What Drives The Lone Wolf Attacker?

* What Exactly Is Terrorism, And Is It Getting Worse?

* What Is Spice And Why Is The Drug So Dangerous?

* What Role Does The Brain Play In Shaping Our Mood?

* What To Ignore To Understand Your Child’s Test Scores

* What's Behind America's Insistence On Instilling Grit In Kids?

* What's Happening When Your Joints Crack?

* When And Why Do We Feel Like Sex?

* When It Comes To CEO Pay Congress Is All Hat And No Cattle

* Why America Needs The Virtues Of Humility

* Why You Get Thirsty Before Going To Bed

* Why You Should Feed A Virus And Starve Bacteria When You're Sick

* With More Drones In The Sky, Expect Less Privacy

* World’s First Three Parent Baby Raises Questions

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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