InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Forest Gump is known for having said "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." However, I see life as being the outcome of a box of crayons. Depending on which crayons we pick, we will get very different end results.

This week Sarah Love McCoy recommends that you "Keep Hope Alive in Your Heart and Make the World Loving Again". The crayon we would pick for that would be the color of love (maybe that's all the colors together?).

Nora Caron shares about "Recovering More Quickly from Emotional Shocks" and we would definitely move from using deep and dark colors to then using bright colors to create a lighter end-scenario. Stephen Schwartz discusses "Social Wellness: Do Your Personal Choices Matter?". And I would say that just as the colors we choose to paint a picture matter for the creation we end up with, our personal choices make a differences in the life picture we are creating with our day to day choices and experiences.

In "What Do Your Boundaries Say About You?" you might consider if you're allowing others to paint inside your lines or if you need to make the boundaries to your painting more defined or less so. Each "painting" is different so there are no set rules. You must set your boundaries as needed for your own well-being. The place to start in doing so might be in "Defining Requirements, Wants, Desires, and Our Soul's One True Need".

In our additional articles section, you will also find articles that will help you draw the life picture you desire. In some cases, you may need an eraser to clear up past "mistakes" in your picture. Articles that would give you some hints about this area would be: "Early Fear Of Abandonment May Harm Adult Health"; "How The Way You're Born And Fed Affect Your Immune System"; "What Determines Whether You're A Night Owl Or Early Bird?" and much more. Scroll down below for the links to all of the new articles of the week.

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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Keep Hope Alive in Your Heart and Make the World Loving Again

Written by Sarah Love McCoy

Keep the Hope Alive in Your Heart and Make the World Loving Again

I've been holding back. I've been biting my tongue until I can process the current events and search inside myself for my personal truth before I add to the noise. I've been wanting to transform this whole thing into something positive and I wasn't having much luck...

Read article here: Keep Hope Alive in Your Heart and Make the World Loving Again

Recovering More Quickly from Emotional Shocks

Written by Nora Caron.

Recovering More Quickly from Emotional Shocks

I consider myself an expert in recovering from emotional shocks. The past six years has been a long series of extremely difficult events that were accompanied by heavy emotional after-shock for me.

Read article here: Recovering More Quickly from Emotional Shocks

Social Wellness: Do Your Personal Choices Matter?

Written by Stephan A. Schwartz.

Social Wellness: Do Your Personal Choices Matter?

Culture is the result of thousands, upon millions, upon billions of tiny, mundane choices made by individuals. We are embedded in our culture. We participate in its creation through a thousand quotidian decisions...

Read article here: Social Wellness: Do Your Personal Choices Matter?

What Do Your Boundaries Say About You?

Written by Cyndi Dale and Andrew Wald

What Do Your Boundaries Say About You?

In our lives -- and in relationships -- we create personal boundaries to define the space we call our own. We set boundaries and say “no” with our words, with our behavior and actions. Boundaries may sound negative, but in reality, they are very important and help to define our personal identities.

Read article here: What Do Your Boundaries Say About You?

Defining Requirements, Wants, Desires, and Our Soul's One True Need

Written by Richard Barrett 

Defining Requirements, Wants, Desires, and Our Soul's One True Need

I think it is important to differentiate between a need and a requirement. I say this because I often say to people that I have no needs, meaning that all my needs are taken care of by my soul before I know I have them. However...

Read article here: Defining Requirements, Wants, Desires, and Our Soul's One True Need

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. 


* 6 Things You Can Do To Prevent Online Theft

* Bob Dylan Isn't The First Lyricist To Win The Nobel

* Breaking Through Power Is Easier Than You Think

* China's Quantum Satellite Could Make Data Breaches A Thing Of The Past

* Do People With Autism Make More Logical Decisions?

* Early Fear Of Abandonment May Harm Adult Health

* Exposing Big Tobacco's Predatory Dirty Tricks

* How Bacteria In Your Gut Affects Your Eating Habits And Weight?

* How Do Children Develop A Sense Of Self?

* How Donald Trump Bullies With His Body Language

* How Health Groups Unwittingly Help Coca-Cola And PepsiCo

* How Implants And A Robotic Arm Let A Paralyzed Man Regain Feeling

* How Resilient Communities Handle Natural Disasters

* How The Way You're Born And Fed Affect Your Immune System

* How To Make Criminal Justice Less Biased

* India’s Solar Power Is Set To Outshine Coal

* Should You Let Your Gifted Child Skip A Grade?

* These Global Bright Spots Offer Climate Hope

* Trump Is Taking A Page From Reconstruction-Era White Supremacists

* Watch Mom Teach Young Chimps To Use Tools

* What A Clinton And Ryan Compromise Might Look Like

* What Determines Whether You're A Night Owl Or Early Bird?

* What Is The Dark Web And How Does It Work?

* What Is The Proper Way To Praise Your Child?

* Why All Progressives Must Vote For Hillary

* Why Have Americans Lost Trust In Government?

* Why Inequality Is An Important Economic Challenge Facing The Next President

* Why Narcissists Are More Likely To Break The Rules

* Why People Don't Evacuate Before A Major Storm

* Why Replace Diet Drinks With Water When Trying To Lose Weight

* Why Science Issues Seem To Divide Us Along Party Lines

* Why There Is No Link Between Hunger And How Much We Eat

* Why Your Stress Can Add Inches To Your Spouse’s Waist

* Will Climate Change Too Fast For Grasses That Feed The World To Adapt?

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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