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This week we look at the things we do and how we do them. "How" being not so much the physical way of doing, but the attitude behind the action. Jude Bijou suggests that we Practice Simple Acts of Kindness. Barbara Berger asks us, Who Is Setting The Standards For Your Happiness? And I bring you a new article I wrote on Rewards and Gifts: Doing What You Know Is Right For You.
And then, there's our relationship with self and with others. Nora Caron asks us: When It Comes To Love: Raging Waterfalls or Quiet Rivers? Thom Hartmann shares with us a way of Separating The Edison-Gene Child from ADHD Behavior. Briana and Peter Borten present 4 Ways to Build Confidence and Quiet Your Inner Critic. AJ Earley poignantly shares her experience of Coping With Guilt After A Loved One’s Suicide while Barbara Jaffe shares her Reflections on Aging.
We also bring you more than 55 Additional Articles on a variety of topics. Scroll down below the Editor's Choice articles for the links to all of these new articles.
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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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
With the avalanche of unkind words and deeds engulfing our lives today, it's time to buck the trend and resist. The goal is to move from judgment and feelings of separation to acceptance and connection. Acts of kindness are what will get us there.
Read article here: How To Practice Simple Acts of Kindness
Written by Barbara Berger.
Things just happen and then we judge them and react to them based on what we believe is good or bad. In other words, our reactions to events are determined by our ideas of what reality should be like in order to live up to our idea of what’s good.
Read article here: Who Is Setting The Standards For Your Happiness?
Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
I now have officially become someone who looks good ‘for my age,’ or so I have been told, which is another sign of aging. People don’t make such a comment unless you are old. They also say that 60 is the new 50 and 50 the new 40, and so on, but really?
Read article here: Reflections on Aging and The Comfort of Growing Older
Written by Briana Borten and Dr. Peter Borten.
Contrary to popular belief, you are more than your accomplishments. And conversely, you are more than your failures. Attaching your self-confidence to the outcome of your actions is like attaching it to the weather...
Read article here: 4 Ways to Build Confidence and Quiet Your Inner Critic
Written by Thom Hartmann.
Whenever we react to a person’s behavior--particularly a child’s--we can do it in either of two primary ways. One addresses the individual’s personhood and ties it to his behavior, and the other addresses his personhood and disconnects it from his behavior. This is a critical distinction.
Read article here: Separating The Edison-Gene Child from ADHD Behavior
Written by Nora Caron.
Raging waterfall love is the kind that makes you lose your head, your focus, your center, and pretty much all your roots at the same time. It is the kind of love that gives you such an adrenaline kick each time that you cannot think about anything else...
Read article here: When It Comes To Love: Raging Waterfalls or Quiet Rivers?
Written by AJ Earley.
I should be grateful that I got an opportunity that so many don’t: to say “I love you,” before someone dies. I should feel lucky, right? I should feel endlessly lucky that that’s the last thing we ever said to each other.
Read article here: Coping With Guilt After A Loved One’s Suicide: A Messy Necessity
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.
I love rewards. And I've noticed that the Universe functions on a reward system. I suppose if you were looking at it from the opposite perspective, which many religions do, you might say the Universe punishes people. This is the premise of the belief in sins and the punishment of hell.
Read article here: Rewards and Gifts: Doing What You Know Is Right For You
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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.
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