InnerSelf Newsletter: October 30th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 30th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Life does at times present us with challenges. This week we look at some of these challenges and at ways to get through them.

Lately, in the US, a major hurdle has been the upcoming election (and all its scenarios). Some of our election-related problems take place when our loved ones are not on the same side of the political divide as we are. (We're really all on the same side, but in the political game these days, that does not appear to be the case.) Allison Carmen, the author of The Gift of Maybe discusses our role after the election (if not before) in "The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common Ground".

Another challenge that is unfortunately much too common is cancer. Two of our articles specifically deal with that: "What to Do When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer""  and Mike  Herbert, ND, the author of Stay Healthy During Chemo shares "Change Your Thinking and Develop an Attitude Focused on Healing".

Barbara Berger also provides us with tools to deal with challenging situations in "You Can Manage This Moment -- One Minute At A Time".  Both Alan Cohen and myself (Marie T. Russell) reflect on the positive repercussions of loving ourselves through our thoughts and actions.

Scroll down below for the links to these and numerous additional articles on a variety of topics ranging from Arthritis, to Clean Energy, Ghosts, Marijuana, Red Wine, and much much more.

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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The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common Ground

Written by Allison Carmen.

The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common Ground

Now that the Presidential debates are over, we can start to think about what life will be like after the election on November 8th. This election season has not only been tough for our country, but also has wreaked havoc on many of our personal relationships.

Read article here:  The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common Ground

What to Do When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer"

Written by Stan Goldberg, PhD.

What to Do When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer"

More and more people must struggle with how to face the new reality of a life-threatening disease. And over on the sidelines, friends and loved ones struggle with how best to support them.

Read article here:  What to Do When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer"

You Can Manage This Moment -- One Minute At A Time

Written by Barbara Berger.

You Can Manage This Moment -- One Minute At A Time

No matter what challenges or difficulties you are facing, it can be a big help to remember that if you can only do one minute at a time, there's nothing to worry about. One minute at a time. That’s all you have to do.

Read article here:  You Can Manage This Moment -- One Minute At A Time

Change Your Thinking and Develop an Attitude Focused on Healing

Written by Mike Herbert ND.

Change Your Thinking and Develop an Attitude Focused on Healing

An attitude that focuses on vi­brant well-being creates the mental and emotional framework for the entire healing process. Expecting a successful outcome of the chemotherapy experience will help to bring about that result.

Read article here:  Change Your Thinking and Develop an Attitude Focused on Healing

How to Get Paid Big Time for Your Creations

Written by Alan Cohen.

How to Get Paid Big Time for Your Creations

Truly creative people are more interested in the process of creating than its side effects. They do not create in order to get something else. The joy of creating is reward enough in itself. Awards and accolades are not the goal; they are the byproducts of the goal.

Read article here:  How to Get Paid Big Time for Your Creations

Can This Be Love? Am I Really Loving Myself?

Written by Marie T. Russell.

Can This Be Love? Am I Really Loving Myself?

If we are to love humanity as a whole, we must first love humanity in a unit of one -- our own self.  I started looking at what loving someone really meant, and...

Read article here:  Can This Be Love? Am I Really Loving Myself?

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 Scientific Explanations For Ghost Sightings

* A Solution For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils

* Alaska: Last Frontier On The Front Lines

* Anxiety Is Linked To Death From Cancer In Men

* Bolivia's Fast-melting Glaciers Are Leaving Behind Lakes That Could Cause Catastrophic Floods

* Can The Clean Energy Economy Create Millions Of Jobs?

* Could Wild Mangoes Solve The World's Chocolate Crisis?

* Daily Cookies With Iron Supplement Lower Kids’ Lead Levels

* Democrats And Republicans Are Also Miles Apart On Public Lands

* Do Poo Transplants And Probiotics Improve The Health Of Your Gut?

* Economics Has A Serious Gender Problem

* Evangelical Christians Are Not Just On The Right But On The Left Too

* Hearing Voices Is More Common Than You Think

* High Protein Diets May Not Lower Diabetes Risk

* How A Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Brain And Your Personality

* How Dogs Are Really Affected By Fireworks

* How Just A Little Exercise Can Control Weight After Menopause?

* How Listening To Music Could Help You Beat Insomnia

* How Many Genes Does It Take To Make A Person?

* How Media Outlets From Around The World Have Reacted To The Presidential Campaign

* How Sausages Conquered The World

* How Should We Teach Our Kids To Use Digital Media?

* How To Improve The Lives Of 1 Billion People In Slums

* How Was French Cuisine Toppled As The King Of Fine Dining?

* In This Beyond The Truth Election, Clicks Trump Facts

* Inflammation From High BMI May Damage Brain

* Is Corporate America’s Old Boys’ Club Dead

* Is It Time To Resurrect the WWII 'Grow Your Own' Campaign?

* Is The Red Wine Compound Resveratrol A Miracle Drug For Infertility And Aging?

* Learning That People Can Develop And Change Boosts Cooperation

* Mixed Race Neighborhoods Are On The Rise Across The US

* On a Remote Homestead, the Work You Do Is Not Just a Job It’s Your Life

* The Key To Free Trade Is To Really Help The Losers Adjust?

* The Republican Trust Destroyers

* The Rise Of White Identity In US Politics

* This Test Could Find Arthritis Before Your Joints Hurt

* What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits?

* What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And How To Treat It?

* What Is The Secret To Success?

* What's The Big Deal That Double Perovskite Solar Cells Could Rival Silicon

* Why Caffeine Doesn’t Leave Everybody Wired

* Why Male Chauvinism Appeals To Some Voters More Than Others

* Why The Silence On Climate In The US Presidential Debates?

* Why We Go Crazy For The Gross Stuff On Halloween

* Why Fact Checking Clinton And Trump Is Not Enough

* Why Ice Ages Now Happen Every 100,000 Years

* Why Kids In Kindergarten Need Lessons In Self-Control

* Why Results From Some Clinical Trials May Be Unreliable

* Why Rural Communities Need to Talk About Climate Change

* Why Your Light Bulbs Could Be Playing Havoc With Your Health

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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.

"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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