InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

One thing everyone has in common is relationships. We all have them... with family, with co-workers, with friends, with pets, with people at the grocery store... And they can trigger fear or love, attachment or trust, empathy or loathing, self-love or self criticism, etc.

This week we look at relationships and how they affect us, just as we affect them. And we look at how to make our experiences better for everyone involved.

Scroll down below for the 7 Editor's Choice articles (which include regular InnerSelf contributors Joyce Vissell, Alan Cohen, Sarah Varcas, and Pam Younghans) as well as the more than 45 "Additional Articles" which cover a wide gamut of topics from autism, to breast cancer, democracy, earthworms, all the way to promiscuity, prostate screening, protein, and much much more.

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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Befriending Yourself: You Are Not Your Enemy

Written by Mark Coleman.

Befriending Yourself: You Are Not Your Enemy

The shift from living with attachment to the judgmental mind to living with kindness is perhaps the most important part of our work with the critic. It requires us to embrace all of who we are — the good, the bad, and the ugly. This can require a radical shift in our inner world...

Read article here: Befriending Yourself: You Are Not Your Enemy

Empathy and Self-Compassion: Be Good to Yourself When Nobody Else Will

Written by Jill Lublin.

Be Good to Yourself When Nobody Else Will

We must learn to take care of ourselves, to reconnect with who we are and what we want. By learning to practice some self-compassion, you can begin to treat yourself like a friend and give yourself the time and presence that you would give to someone else.

Read article here: Empathy and Self-Compassion: Be Good to Yourself When Nobody Else Will

Last Year’s Birds and This Year’s Nest

Written by Alan Cohen.

Last Year’s Birds and This Year’s Nest

With the advent of the Internet and Facebook, I’ve had lots of people from my past find me and reach out to connect. Some from as far back as elementary school, high school, and college. Some of these people were my best friends at the time...

Read article here: Last Year’s Birds and This Year’s Nest

Focusing on Right-Relationship with Venus and Jupiter Retrograde

Written by Sarah Varcas.

Relationship Rectification with Venus and Jupiter Retrograde

April sees an increase in retrograde activity, with roughly half of the month (9th – 15th April & 20th April – 3rd May) featuring four retrogrades. This is something we’ve not seen since September 2016 and is a celestial pattern which invites us to retreat, revisit and reflect.

Read article here: Focusing on Right-Relationship with Venus and Jupiter Retrograde

How to Grow Spiritual Love

Written by Vishnu Swami.

How to Grow Spiritual Love

Not all love is created equal: Love comes in different intensities. We may be head over heels in love with our boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or children, but just be moderately in love with our neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. This is natural.

Read article here: How to Grow Spiritual Love

The Many Opportunities to Trust

Written by Joyce Vissell.

The Many Opportunities to Trust

Imagine if we could completely trust that we are guided, protected and completely loved by an unseen higher power, that all that happens is a gift bringing us closer to God and our angels. I imagine that life would be peaceful and joyful.

Read article here: The Many Opportunities to Trust

Love Is A Choice and Living Together Is An Art

Written by Master Charles Cannon with Will Wilkinson.

Love Is A Choice and Living Together Is An Art

Hibernating animals awaken in spring. Likewise, humanity has been asleep, mired in illusion, and it is now awakening. We glimpsed this truth in our winter dream; now millions of us stir, awaken, and begin to build our truthful experience.

Read article here: Love Is A Choice and Living Together Is An Art

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. 


* 4 Ways To Make Gossip Less Toxic

* 10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

* 60 Percent Of Rural Millennials Lack Access To A Political Life

* A Sugar Rush Could Be Deadly With This Heart Condition

* An Outside-the-Doctor’s-Office Approach to Health Care

* Are Microgreens Better For You Than Regular Greens?

* BPA May Nudge Breast Cancer Cells To Grow

* Brain Changes Can Leave Seniors Vulnerable To Scams

* Can Democracy Survive Without A Middle Class?

* Can Facebook and Silicon Valley's Autocrats Save Democracy?

* Cloud, Backup And Storage Devices: How Best To Protect Your Data

* Dead Sea Warns Of An Unprecedented Drought

* Dental Trouble Is Tied To Malnutrition Among Some Seniors

* Deported Immigrants Share Their Stories Of Terror And Rights Violations

* Does A Cold Feel More Miserable If You’re Lonely?

* Does Mindful Eating Help You Lose Weight?

* Does Paying People To Stop Smoking Work?

* Even Students Who Perform Extremely Well On Math Exams Can Suffer From Anxiety

* Experiencing The Triggering Of Higher Functions

* Here's How To Think About The Real Risk Of Rare Events

* How Buying Lunch A Lot Can Kill Your Budget

* How Cannibalism By Breast Cancer Cells Promotes Dormancy

* How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory For Priests?

* How Direct To Consumer Advertising Is About To Change Forever

* How Do Our Bones Get Calcium And Why Do They Need It?

* How Our Autistic Ancestors Played An Important Role In Human Evolution

* How Speeding Up Payments To Small Businesses Creates Jobs

* How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Make The Most Of Artificial Intelligence

* Managing Water Is Key To Adapting African Agriculture To Climate Change

* Most Doctors Don’t Share The Pros And Cons Of Prostate Screening

* Polar Sea Ice Reaches A Record Low

* Should Companies Embrace Disorder Instead Of Organization?

* Smashing The Biological Myth Of Promiscuous Males And Sexually Coy Females

* The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty

* The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry

* What Are The Essential Health Benefits Suddenly At Center Of Health Care Debate?

* What's Inside The Coal Industry's Rhetorical Playbook

* What's The Best Source Of Protein For Building Muscle?

* Why America Could Lose Out From New Climate Policy

* Why Earthworms Are Important To Save The Planet

* Why Facebook Is The Wal-Mart Of The Internet

* Why Fractal Patterns In Nature And Art Are Stress Reducing

* Why It's Important To Just Say No To Bad Drug Policy

* Why Peers Motivate Us To Learn More Than Teachers

* Why Republican Failure Isn’t Because of Growing Pains

* Why States Are Pushing Ahead With Clean Energy

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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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