InnerSelf Newsletter: January 29th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 29th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

You may be familiar with the often-quoted reference to "being in the world but not of the world". Obviously, we are in the world: we live here, we work here, we play here. But we don't have to be of the world... we don't have to agree with the status quo, we don't have to go along just to get along. We can march to the beat of our own heart and sing our own true song -- a song of togetherness and of love for the other inhabitants of this planet of ours. A song of unity in our diversity, a song of respect for ourselves and for others.

The "Editor's Choice" articles this week resonate with the message of taking action in togetherness. My article (Are You Watching From the Sidelines?) emphasizes the need for us to participate in our life and in the world around us. The new articles this week encourage us with messages such as: RX to Move from the Past...Finding The Tribe That Celebrates Your SpecialnessFive Socializing Tips for Introverts;  Discover and Inspire...Give and You Shall Receive... Resisting...

The numerous additional articles offer varying perspectives on life, health, climate, aging, as well as the possibilities and future for the social and political situation on the planet...

We invite you to find your own niche of participation, the one where you feel joy and a feeling of satisfaction at being alive and doing your part, where you discover your role and play it to your heart's content... and to the benefit of the world around you.

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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Are You Watching From the Sidelines? Life Is Not A Spectator Sport

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.

Life Is Not A Spectator Sport: What's The Most Loving Choice?

People are taking a stand on what they believe in. And while some believe in things you may not believe in, yet at least people are speaking out, taking a stand, and making choices. They are no longer being just spectators. They are participating...

Read article here:  Are You Watching From the Sidelines? Life Is Not A Spectator Sport

RX to Move from the Past and Future and Land in the Peaceful Present

Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

RX to Move from the Past and Future and Land in the Peaceful Present

The most dominant destructive attitude of the twelve possible core attitudes is that our attention is in the past or future. This attitude is related to the emotion of fear.

Read article here:  RX to Move from the Past and Future and Land in the Peaceful Present

Finding The Tribe That Celebrates Your Specialness

Written by Sam Bennett.

Your Tribe Is Looking for You

In his dazzling book Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon points out that while we are all members of the tribes we are born into (part of our family, our geographical area, our native language, and our era), we also must seek out the tribe that celebrates our specialness.

Read article here:  Finding The Tribe That Celebrates Your Specialness

Feeling Shy to Join a Group? Five Socializing Tips for Introverts

Written by Barton Goldsmith PhD and Marlena Hunter MA.

Feeling Shy to Join a Group? Five Socializing Tips for Introverts

Here are a few tricks that have worked for me and may help you, as well. Using these tips can make a potentially uncomfortable evening a pleasant one for those of us who are introverted. This stuff is easy and it works, so give it a try.

Read article here:  Feeling Shy to Join a Group? Five Socializing Tips for Introverts

Discover and Inspire: Leadership through Relationship

Written by Linda Kohanov.

Discover and Inspire: Leadership through Relationship

The Leader, unlike Dominants who sometimes stir up trouble to gain influ­ence, radiates a compelling, pulling energy, drawing others forward, motivating the herd through inspira­tion and optimism.

Read article here:  Discover and Inspire: Leadership through Relationship

Give and You Shall Receive: How Giving and Goodness Restore Calm

Written by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, PhD.

Give and You Shall Receive: How Giving and Goodness Restore Calm

How can we remain stress-free in the face of cultural pressures to react instantly to communications and demands? Giving of ourselves is a stress reliever that yields immediate emotional benefits, bringing meaning to our lives.

Read article here:  Give and You Shall Receive: How Giving and Goodness Restore Calm


Resisting An Administration In Search Of Its InnerDarthVader

Written by Robert Jennings,

Resisting An Administration In Search Of It's InnerDarthVader

The idea of resistance to an authoritarian regime is long, proud, and ultimately successful.

Read article here:  Resisting An Administration In Search Of Its InnerDarthVader

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 Common Myths About The Aging Brain And Body

* 5 Reasons Why You Might Be Driving Electric Cars Sooner

* 60% Of Primate Species Now Threatened With Extinction

* A Local View Helps Fight The Effects Of Climate Change

* Can Burnt Food Give You Cancer?

* Can Good Fat Boost Your Fitness Level?

* Developing High Blood Pressure May Protect Over-80s From Dementia

* From Colonial Algeria To Modern Day Europe, The Muslim Veil Remains An Ideological Battleground

* Getting A Scientific Message Across Means Taking Human Nature Into Account

* Here's What To Eat To Recover From An Injury

* How Do You Know If You're Obsessed With Your Health?

* How Health Insurance Binds Neighbors Together

* How Lack Of Health Insurance Encourages Other Social Ills

* How Parasites And Bacteria Could Be Changing The Way You Think And Feel

* How People Are Affected By Where An Item Appears In A Sequence

* How Progressives Can Still Make Change In The Political Climate

* How Should We Measure Well-being?

* How The US Presidency Became The Greatest Reality TV Show On Earth

* It's Not Just Chromosomes That Help Determine The Sex Of A Baby

* It’s Not Yet Clear Why Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise

* People Have Been Cooking Plants In Pots For 10,000 Years

* Reducing Hunger By Improving Yields On Small Farms

* Scientists May Have Proven Women Are Better At Multitasking Than Men

* Should Teens Sleep In On School Days?

* Talk To Me Computer: Voice Control Is Taking Off

* The Changing Nature of America's Irreligious

* The Government's Two-Step Strategy To Take Over the Truth

* The Murky History Of The Nature And Nurture Debate

* These Tiny Beetles May Be Coming For Your Guacamole

* This Implant Zaps The Vagus Nerve Just Right To Treat Inflammation

* We Shouldn't Fall For An Infrastructure Scam

* Welcome To The Age Of Collective Narcissism

* What A Child's Humor Reveals About Their Psychological Well-being

* What the U.S. Can Learn From Viking Economics

* What's Happening In Our Bodies As We Age and What Can We Do About It?

* Who Are The Real Forgotten Americans?

* Why A Free Market For Drugs Doesn’t Work

* Why A Wall With Mexico Is So Popular, And Why It Won't Work

* Why Bribing Kids To Eat Vegetables Is Not Sustainable

* Why Each Political Side Thinks The Other Is Living In An Alternate Reality

* Why It's Important To Listen To Imaginary Voices

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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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