InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 19th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we take a look at how to best deal with, and heal, dysfunctional energies... whether in our homes, our relationships, our bodies, or in the world.

Scroll down for the links to this week's seven Editor's Choice articles, as well as over 50 additional articles all listed below (dealing with topics from health, to climate, social causes, environment, politics, relationships, and much more.

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

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES

Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy

Written by Ernesto Ortiz.

Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy

Every negative event or outburst (such as an episode of sarcasm, anger, rage, or abuse) will leave an energetic imprint in your home. If you do nothing about it, you’ll essentially be allowing negativity to accumulate in your home.

Read article here:  Clearing Your Home or Office of Negative Energy


How and Why Do We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?

Written by Sahvanna Arienta.

How and Why We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?

Why is it that we always seem to find ourselves in relationships that leave us damaged or wounded? These patterns are sometimes difficult to understand, as we cycle through connection after connection that always seem to end in heartache.

Read article here:  How and Why Do We Seek Out Dysfunctional Relationships?


The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes

The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes

What we see and experience depends entirely on the angle with which it is viewed for definition. To put it another way, where we stand determines what we see. Only our attitudes, our beliefs, block us from recognizing the makeup of the world as it exists.

Read article here: The Law of Chaos: Growth Events Come In All Shapes And Sizes


Are You A Replacement Child? Challenges and Letting Go

Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.

Acknowledging My Replacement Child Challenges and Letting Go

No mother, no parent, can prepare for the tormented experience of the death of a child let alone begin to heal, even slightly, without help. Like many children born to fill a void in a family, I grew into a chubby, anxious little girl, with my desire to please not only my mother but also everyone.

Read article here:  Are You A Replacement Child? Challenges and Letting Go


Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul

Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul

When we feel criticized (by others or by ourselves), it is often the psoas that reacts by contracting or hardening and becoming rigid. Taoists refer to the psoas as the muscle of the soul because of its connection to our deepest essence and core identity.

Read article here: Balancing The Emotional Flow Through The Psoas Muscle: Muscle of the Soul


How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids

How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids

In my book Parenting Without Power Struggles, I described three ways that parents can engage with their children: being confidently and calmly in charge, negotiating for power, or fighting their child for control.

Read article here: How To Be The Grown-Up In The Room While Raising Kids


Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak

Written by Courtney A. Walsh.

Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak

Maybe, like me...when you hear “Listen to your heart” or “Follow your bliss” you get frustrated. Irritated. Cynicalsnarky. Angryannoyed. Itchypissy. Crankycrackly. You get that “easier said than done” huffing and puffing response ready.

Read article here:  Moving from the Era of Intellect to the Era of Heartuition and Heartspeak


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. 



ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:

* 4 Ways To Stay Mentally Fit If You're Struggling With The Political Climate

* A Good Idea, When It Comes From Real Conservatives

* America And The Rise Of The Authoritarian Personality

* Are Fossil Fuel Companies Telling Investors Enough About The Risks Of Climate Change?

* Do Cold Showers Actually Cool You Down?

* Fed Up With Fifty Shades? Read Story Of O Instead

* Fifty Shades Of Erotica: How Sex In Literature Went Mainstream

* Here’s A Selfish Reason To Be Kind To Your Spouse

* Here’s The Science Behind These 5 Classic Love Songs

* How Authentic Are Photographic Memories?

* How Citizens Are Getting Justice Done Beyond Washington, DC

* How Green Tea Can Help Treat Bone Marrow Disorders

* How The Voter Fraud Crusade Undermine Voting Rights And Democracy

* How The Warming World Could Turn Many Plants And Animals Into Climate Refugees

* How To Talk To Your Children About Stereotypes

* How To Turn Your Emotional Baggage Into Dating Success

* How Urban Farming Produces More Than Just Food

* How Vitamin D Can Improve Muscle Strength

* In America, Less Education Often Means More Chronic Pain

* Perceptions Of Genetically Modified Food Are Informed By More Than Just Science

* Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy

* Robert Reich On The White House Mess

* Science Shows Preschoolers Learn Words Best If They Have A Nap

* Should Cybersecurity Be A Human Right?

* The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?

* To Counter Populist Policies The World Needs To Ditch Its Obsession With GDP

* Toxic Garbage Day Might Explain How Alzheimer’s Spreads

* US Teens In Poverty Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat

* We All Want Funny Mates But That’s Not Quite Enough

* Weight Loss Often Follows Divorce For Older Women

* What Does The New Administration Mean For Digital Freedom Of Speech?

* What Is The New Administration's Border Plan For Canada?

* What Plato Can Teach You About Finding A Soulmate

* What The Byzantine Empire Can Tell Us About The Rise Of Populist Leaders

* When The Current President's Tweets Are Angry, The Mood Of His Followers Darkens

* Which Approach Is Best For Preventing Heart Disease?

* Which Of The 6 Styles Of Love Best Describes You?

* Why Alcohol Leads To More Violence Than Other Drugs

* Why Big, Beautiful (or Ugly) Walls Don't Stop Migrants

* Why Hunters And Fishermen Need To Stop Congressional Land Grab In Its Tracks

* Why Is Tinder So Evilly Satisfying?

* Why Obese Does Not Necessarily Mean Unhealthy

* Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists

* Why Sitting Is Not The New Smoking

* Why The Delusional Infestation With Insects Or Spiders

* Why The Destruction Of The Johnson Amendment Could Wreak Havoc On Churches

* Why This Dutch City Offered Refugees a Permanent Home

* Why We Need The Civil Servants Republicans Want To Fire

* Why You Are Constantly Searching For Your Keys

* Why You Should Date Your Best Friend

* Will Blazing A Low-carbon Path Pay Off For California?

* You Can Only Learn So Much Before Needing To Snooze

* You Don't Have To Be Male, To Be A Role Model For Men

* Your Dog Can Remember More Than You Think


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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