InnerSelf Newsletter: February 5th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 5th, 2017
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

The power within us resides in our heart and our intuition. We are all powerful beings and the articles this week guide us to connect with our inner power and create a world that we can all be proud of.

We all start off each week, and each day, with our individual aspirations, hopes, and dreams... and then we do the best we can to attain those goals, while hopefully keeping the hopes and dreams of others in our heart as well. Perhaps we can be guided by this quote from Pam Younghans' weekly astrological column:

"...our faith and trust (or lack of them) are key to our successful navigation of these times. We are each called not only to become proactive and outwardly courageous, but to increase our spiritual strength as a foundation for any work we do in the world."

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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What Would Your Sign Say?

Written by Joyce Vissell.

What Would Your Sign Say?

As a really good practice, sit at your dining room table with crayons or markers and paper and make a sign that holds your deepest feeling about what is going on right now in our world. Make it positive, inspiring and loving...

Read article here:  What Would Your Sign Say?

Raise the Bar on Love

Written by Alan Cohen.

Raise the Bar on Love and Let Love Be Joyful

Every February, in honor of Valentine’s day, I explore loving relationships. Many of us have faced challenges in relationships, and we struggle with how to create truly rewarding connections. We search for our soulmate, wrestle with friendships, and dread going home to see our relatives.

Read article here:  Raise the Bar on Love

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control You

Written by Dr. Rovenia Brock.

6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control You

More than a half-million people have lost over 5 million pounds by learning to conquer their food cravings. For many people, food choices have little to do with physical hunger. Instead, they are driven by an emotional hunger and they eat to satisfy some kind of longing.

Read article here:  6 Pivotal Ways to Control Cravings Before They Control You

Let’s Be Careful What We Ask For

Written by Master Charles Cannon and Will Wilkinson.

Let’s Be Careful What We Ask For

For those of us interested in learning lessons about ourselves from what happens around us, there’s much to examine. For one, we might question what we were really asking for when we voted. Change, yes, but what kind of change exactly, and how?

Read article here:  Let’s Be Careful What We Ask For

Introduction to My Mother's Philosophical Stance: Learn, Love, Make A Difference

Written by Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT.

Introduction to My Mother's Philosophical Stance: Learn, Love, Make A Difference

Growing up, I was taught that we all have higher selves, and that this aspect of self is aware of far more than our everyday self. Through our dreams, meditation, and mo­ments of inspiration, we strengthen our sense of knowing. I was taught that in life, we are meant “To learn, to love, and to make a difference.”

Read article here:  Introduction to My Mother's Philosophical Stance: Learn, Love, Make A Difference

In The School of Life, It's Time to Shift From Manure to Compost

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.

In The School of Life, It's Time to Shift From Manure to Compost

If life is a school or a learning opportunity, then all the challenges we meet are tests administered to see if we've mastered the course material. Looking at current events that way, we can tell that we are in the middle of several exams all being administered at once.

Read article here:  In The School of Life, It's Time to Shift From Manure to Compost

10 Uplifting Quotes For Dark Times

Written by AJ Earley.

10 Uplifting Quotes For Dark Times

Unfortunately, life isn’t all sunshine and daisies. Here are some great thoughts from some great people for those times when life seems more like a kerfuffle with quicksand than a day at the beach.

Read article here:  10 Uplifting Quotes For Dark Times

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 Theories For What's Causing The Global Productivity Slowdown

* Are You Getting Enough Vitamin B1 To Help Fend Off Alzheimer's?

* Can Just A Photo Of The Pope Shift Climate Views?

* China Steps Up As US Steps Back From Global Leadership

* Could A Contraceptive App Be As Good As The Pill?

* Did The Climate Change Of The Little Ice Age Starve The Mississippians?

* Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Probably, But Not Because They're Vegetarian

* Does The Price Of Your Shampoo Affect How Clean Your Hair Is?

* Earthquakes Triggered By Humans Pose Growing Risk

* Girls Learn By Age 6 That "Brilliant" Is For Boys

* How A Little Impulsiveness Underlies The Way You Think

* How Brazil's Far Right Became A Dominant Political Force

* How Globalization Brought The Brutality Of Markets To You

* How Infections That Stick Around Can Be Good For You

* How Man's Best Friend Is Helping Cancer Treatment

* How Marginalization Helps Explain The Political Upheaval In The US And UK

* How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women

* How Stereotypes Can Hold Boys Back In School

* How The 1950s Racism Helped Make Pat Boone A Rock Star

* How To Change Hearts and Open Minds

* How To Cope With The Stress Of Working Alone

* How To Fix Dietary Guidelines So They Actually Work

* How To Master And Retain A New Skill

* How To Protect Your Digital Privacy In The Era Of Widespread Hacking

* How Tolstoy’s 'War And Peace' Can Inspire Those Who Fear The New Administration

* How We Can Still Keep Global Warming Below 2℃

* Is A Vegetarian Diet Really More Environmentally Friendly Than Eating Meat?

* Leading The Religious Right To The Promised Land

* Life In An Arab-American Community Under The Muslim Ban

* Mary Tyler Moore: A Star in the Fight Against Diabetes

* Maybe Moderate Drinking Isn't So Good For You After All

* New Mind Reading Technology Lets Physically Locked-in Sufferers Communicate

* Overcoming The Challenges Of Starting School With A Stutter

* Ready Or Not Here Come The Driverless Cars

* Rethinking The Relevance Of George Orwell’s 1984

* The Argument For And Against Preventative Medicine

* The Shape Of Your Brain Could Determine Your Personality

* Think Swearing Isn’t Big Or Clever? Think Again

* This Type Of Fat Boosts Heart Risk After Menopause

* What Causes Bloating and What Can You Do To Prevent It?

* What Does 'America First' Mean For American Economic Interests?

* What Does The Environment Have To Do With Diseases That Affect The Immune System?

* What The Bible Says About Welcoming Refugees

* Why 2017 Is Stranger Than Orwell's 1984 He Imagined In 1949

* Why Capitalism Requires A New Adjustment In Politics And Markets

* Why Children Find Poo So Hilarious

* Why 'Clean Coal' Plants Would Cost Billions In Taxpayer Subsidies

* Why Do Older People Get Osteoporosis And Have Falls

* Why Health Advice Is More Successful If You’re Mindful

* Why It's Dangerous To Flatter The Narcissist With Too Much Attention

* Why It's Hard To 'Just Get Over It' For People Who Have Been Traumatized

* Why Politics And Steve Bannon Don't Belong In The National Security Council

* Why Rival Theories About The Orgin Of Antarctica May Both Be True

* Why The Fish We Eat Could Soon Be Eating More Mercury

* Why The US Travel Ban Is Nothing To Do With National Security

* Why Using Even A Hands Free Mobile Phone While Driving Is So Dangerous

* Why Wall Street's Dow 20,000 Is Totally Meaningless

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