InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

At times in our life we may have the tendency to be like the snail and hide in our shell and move forward very very slowly. However, while we may feel safe doing so, we also are stopping ourselves from stepping forth and experiencing all the beauty and love that life has to offer.

This week we share with you articles dealing with relationships that went "bad" (Will I Ever Love Again?) and we present different ways of reacting to life's events (Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened) (Step Aside and Experience a Miracle in the Making). We also look at ways to free ourselves from energies that do not serve our health and well-being (Protecting Your Energy and Your Aura).  

Of course our attitude is always at the foremost of how we'll experience life, and whether we see ourselves as "losers" or powerful beings (We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers). Fortunately, our inner guidance is always at hand to help us through any challenges or blind spots (Your Inner Guidance System Always Moves You Toward Fulfillment and Success). We can create a better present and a better future for ourselves and the planet by "Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within".

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

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

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Protecting Your Energy and Your Aura

Written by Barbara E. Savin

 Protecting Your Energy and Your Aura

A strong mind can cope with a weak body, while even a strong body is no use if you have a weak mind. Remember that your aura is simply an extension of you. When strong, it acts as a protective shield. When fragile or damaged, it can leave you drained, unwell, and feeling disconnected from yourself.

Read article here: Protecting Your Energy and Your Aura

Will I Ever Love Again?

Written by Susan Anderson

Will I Ever Love Again?

People in the throes of a breakup universally express the fear that they will never love again. I was afraid of this myself for a few months after losing my life partner. In the midst of the despair and hopelessness, we believe that losing our loved one means losing the possibility for love and connection forever.

Read article here: Will I Ever Love Again?

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened.

Written by Joyce Vissell 

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened.

"Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened."  Those nine words by Ted Geisel (Dr.Seuss), one of our country’s favorite storytellers, contain so much wisdom. They apply to many different aspects of life, but I would like to focus on the area of relationships.

Read article here: Don’t Cry Because It’s Over. Smile Because It Happened.

Step Aside and Experience a Miracle in the Making

Written by Karen Casey 

Step Aside and Experience  a Miracle in the Making

I began the practice of “stepping aside” only after years of step­ping into business that was clearly not my own. I had mistak­enly assumed that helping others make their decisions was an important calling. It showed them I cared. It was my way of remaining important to them. Or so I thought . . .

Read article here: Step Aside and Experience a Miracle in the Making

We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

Written by Marie T. Russell 

We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

We've all heard of ask and you shall receive and I've been an avid proponent of that method myself. However, there is asking and there is expecting. Now on the surface, those seem to go hand in hand, yet they don't...

Read article here: We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

Your Inner Guidance System Always Moves You Toward Fulfillment and Success

Written by Zen Cryar DeBrücke 

Your Inner Guidance System Always Moves You Toward Fulfillment and Success

The guidance your IGS (internal guidance system) gives you is specific to your life. It takes into account how you are to think, feel, and behave in order to be happy and successful in every situation you encounter. If there is a difficult situation or conversation that you need to have...

Read article here: Your Inner Guidance System Always Moves You Toward Fulfillment and Success

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

Written by Lance Secretan

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

The majority of people are aching to make a commitment in their lives—to others, to a goal, to the world—if only they could find the spark that would set them into action. The missing links are the belief in oneself and the inspiration from others. Few of us believe that we are...

Read article here: Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

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. 


* 7 Things To Eat Or Avoid To Lower Your Blood Pressure

* 60% Of Gay And Bi Men Are Unaware Of The Anti-HIV Pill

* Are Central Bank Digital Currencies A Revolution in Banking?

* Biased Expectations Can Sink A Female Manager's Chances

* Can Trump Create Millions Of Jobs? Don't Bet On It

* Climate Warnings Are Being Masked By Self-Serving Propaganda

* Corporations Want Your Digital Data and the FCC Must Stop Them

* Cuba's Schooling Success Rests On Culture, Inclusion And Social Participation

* Does Lead Exposure Explain Gap In Test Scores?

* Exercise Releases This Fat-burning Hormone

* Five Films That Will Help You Understand The Modern Arab World

* Focus On Trump Shouldn’t Give Other Republicans A Free Pass

* Here Is A Better Way To Detect Food Fraud

* How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America

* How Pop Music Is Embracing High Art

* How To Fight The Constant Demands For New Stuff

* How To Unlock Your Inner Resilience

* How Wells Fargo Encouraged Employees To Commit Fraud

* Implicit Bias Shapes Our Views Without Us Even Knowing It

* It’s A Big Mistake To Brag If You Can’t Back It Up

* Like Reagan's Welfare Queen, Calling Low-income Fathers Dead-beats Is Also A Myth

* Metformin Is The Diabetes Drug That Is Developed From French Lilac

* Should Kids Learn Emotions Alongside Their ABCs?

* The Irony Is We Humans Dominate A Planet Beyond Our Control

* The More You Know About Something The More Likely You Are To Have False Memories

* The Science, Drugs And Tech Pushing Our Brains To New Limits

* The US Economy Is In Desperate Need Of A Strong Dose Of Fiscal Stimulus

* The US Has Blurred The Lines On Assassination For Decades

* This Simple Blood Test Could Detect Hidden Liver Disease

* Welcome To The New Feminism – Where The Aim Is To Gross You Out

* What Do Sugar And Climate Change Have In Common?

* What Have Cats Ever Done For Us?

* What Is Brainjacking And Is It A Cyber-Security Threat?

* What Is It That Puts People Off Eating Insects?

* What Parts Of The Brain Make Our Personalities So Unique?

* What Should Breastfeeding Women Eat?

* What's The Link Between Hay Fever And Asthma, And How Are They Treated?

* When Climate Catastrophes Strike, Who Foots The Bill?

* Where Science Ends and the GMO Debate Really Begins

* Why Bruce Springsteen's Depression Revelation Matters

* Why Dementia May Not Be As Great A Burden As Once Feared

* Why Don't Feed The Trolls Is Really Good Advice

* Why Giving Most People Responsibility For Their Pensions Is A Disaster In The Making

* Why Insurance Companies Control Your Medical Care

* Why Meritocracy Doesn't Make Society Fairer

* Why The Pace Of Climate Change Is Too Hot For Crops

* Why The Paris Climate Treaty Races Towards A Hazy Future

* Why There Is More To Climate Action Than Putting Carbon Back In The Land

* Why Washington Insiders Snub Their Noses At The US Public

* Why We’ll Need a Universal Basic Income

* Your Care Differs If Your Doctor Is A Democrat Or Republican

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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.

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