InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we look at important questions. Not "Who Am I" but more in the area of "Who Am I Being" and "What Am I Doing"? These are the important questions: Who we are being in the moment, what actions are we taking or not taking, how we are expressing ourselves in the world, how we are treating ourselves and others.

We reflect on Healing through Spontaneous Writing; Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight; Culture, Communication and Body Language; Intelligence Without Humility; 6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life;  and I share with you a new article I wrote, Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup! 

We also have more than 50 "Additional Articles" on a variety of topics from pets, to climate, plants, the elderly, exercise, the economy, the Colorado River, truth-telling, and much more. (Scroll down below the Editor's Choice articles for the list of "Additional 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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6 Tips to Healing through Spontaneous Writing

Written by Liz Crocker, Polly Bennell and Holly Book.

6 Tips to Healing through Spontaneous Writing

Spontaneous writing, a discipline of writing about traumatic events that is done quickly, without forethought or self-censorship, can bring up traumatic events from the past and trigger a healing journey. This approach has proven helpful especially for children of alcoholics...

Read article here:  6 Tips to Healing through Spontaneous Writing

Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight

Written by Elliott Goldberg.

Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight

Dedicated to the precise and dynamic performance of often challenging asanas, the hatha yoga developed by B. K. S. Iyengar seemed particularly ill-suited for being made into a spiritual practice, let alone into the eightfold path of liberation...

Read article here:  Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight

How Does Culture Influence Our Communication and Body Language

Written by Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch.

Culture: The Big External Influence in Communication and Body Language

All animals have a culture and a language associated with that culture. Whether the language contains words or some other vocalization, all of these cultures will include body language. For example, horses are limited in vocabulary to a series of soft snickerings...

Read article here:  Culture: The Big External Influence in Communication and Body Language

The Children Of The Wind: Intelligence Without Humility

Written by Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke.

The Children Of The Wind: Intelligence Without Humility

This Greek tale is concerned with one of the great mysteries of the family: Where do our gifts and talents come from? It suggests that the misuse of inherited gifts can end in disaster, and that it is up to us to use our talents to serve rather than control life.

Read article here:  The Children Of The Wind: Intelligence Without Humility

6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life

Written by Rabbi Daniel Cohen.

6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life

Many people today are frustrated and disheartened by the divide that seems to have arisen in this country and across the globe. This discord affects everything from family relationships to the workplace, leaving people frustrated and fearful that it’s going to get worse and there’s nothing they can do about it.

Read article here:  6 Ways to Live an Inspired Life

Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.

Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!

I saw a cartoon the other day that posed the well-known question about whether the cup is half full or half empty. And the punch line was that if you think your cup is half empty, get a different another cup. This made me reflect...

Read article here:  Cup Half Full? Change Your Cup!

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. 


* America's Broadband Market Needs More Competition

* Antibiotics Do Little To Ease Kids’ Eczema Flare-ups

* Are Health Guidelines For My Treatment Right For Me?

* Can Customs and Border Officials Legally Search Your Phone?

* Children Prefer To Read Books On Paper Rather Than Screens

* Dangerous Descent Into Irrationality

* Did Artificial Intelligence Deny You Credit?

* Do You Really Need To Eat Ten Portions Of Fruit And Veg A Day?

* Does A Lack Of Sleep Really Make Children Overweight?

* Does Gluten Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

* Dr Google Probably Isn't The Worst Place To Get Your Health Advice

* Early Diagnoses Of Pancreatic Cancer Would Make It Less Deadly

* Email Phishing Scams Have Become More Sophisticated

* Exercise Changes The Way Our Bodies Work At A Molecular Level

* How Beauty And The Beast Was Originally A Feminist Fable Disguised As Marriage Guidance

* How Chemistry Can Make Your Ironing Easier

* How Do Animals See In The Dark?

* How Friends And Families Can Help Those Who Are At Risk Of Psychosis

* How The Power Of 'Our Song' Binds Friends And Lovers Across The Ages

* How To Feed Your Pet With The Environment And Sustainability In Mind

* How to Resist From a Place of Love and Self-Care

* How To Teach Sex Education To Young Offenders

* How Too Much Information Can Stop People From Being Sustainable Consumers

* How Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Become Exploited Workers In The US

* Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water And Own the Treatment Plants

* Molecular Leaf Uses The Sun To Turn CO2 Into A Fuel

* Organic Farming Matters - Just Not In The Way You Think

* Phosphorus Is Vital For Life On Earth And We're Running Low

* Rex Tillerson Used Secret Alias to Talk Climate While CEO of Exxon

* Something Besides Emotion Links Epilepsy And Religion

* Stop Obsessing Over Talent Because Everyone Can Sing

* The Colorado River Flow Could Drop 50% By 2100

* There Is More Cancer In Florida Counties That Have Superfund Sites

* Waging War on the Truth Tellers

* What Is Delirium And Why Is It Dangerous?

* What Is Protectionism And How Could It Benefit The US Economy?

* What Makes A Mountain, Hill Or Prairie A Sacred Place For Native Americans?

* What's Behind Those Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?

* What's Missing In The Teaching About Islam

* Why A Healthy Diet Is Good For Climate Change

* Why Bullied Children Are Reluctant To Seek Help From Teachers

* Why Conservation Efforts Must Include Small Animals

* Why Economics Is Fundamentally Flawed

* Why Powerful People Fail To Stop Bad Behavior By Their Underlings

* Why Prison Building Is Booming In Rural America

* Why There's No Need To Lock Older People Into Nursing Homes For Their Own Safety

* Why Veterans Need Help Getting Back To Normal After Combat

* Why We Need A New Kind Of Popular Politics

* Why We Need To Rethink The Growth And Sustainability Connection

* Will Humans Learn To Survive Climate Change?

* Women Troll On Dating Apps Just As Often As Men

* Yikes! The Old, Dirty, Creaky US Electric Grid Would Cost $5 Trillion To Replace

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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