InnerSelf Newsletter: April 9th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 9th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Each week, we bring you numerous new articles. Our goal, at InnerSelf, is to bring you articles that will encourage you to reflect, and assist you in creating a better life, for yourself and for all. This week we have seven "Editor's Choice" articles, and 46 "Additional Articles".

And since all good deeds begin at home, within the heart of each of us, we start by looking inside and then progress from there. We take a look at our own story in "Identifying with Your Illnesses and Your Health Story". We are guided to ask the Universe (by whichever name) "Please Help Me See This Differently". We learn to "Give Up The Struggle to Be Special". And we are encouraged by knowing that It Gets Easier As We Get Older.

When we turn our focus to others, we can ask What Is It Like To Be You? and we begin by "Recognizing and Honoring Uniqueness" in everyone, human or not. We also take a look at What Our Final Conversations Tell Us when our loved ones are moving on.

These and the numerous additional articles are provided to you through our intention to help make the world a better place, one person at a time. Tag, you're it!

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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Please Help Me See This Differently

Written by Karen Casey.

Please Help Me See This Differently

One of the most helpful tools I have received from A Course in Miracles is the suggestion to seek the Holy Spirit’s help by asking this tiny question: "Please help me see this differently." The very first time I sought His help, I received instant relief from my incessant drive to control whatever had nabbed my attention.

Read article here: Please Help Me See This Differently

How To Give Up The Struggle to Be Special and Feel Special

Written by Roger Housden.

How To Give Up The Struggle to Be and Feel Special

Com­parison is one of the ways the ego solidifies itself — either by making us feel special or small, which are two sides of the same coin. Thomas Jefferson captured this in one succinct sentence: Remember that no one is better than you, but that you are better than no one.

Read article here: How To Give Up The Struggle to Be Special and Feel Special

Recognizing and Honoring Uniqueness by Calling Animals And Humans By Name

Written by Linda Kohanov.

Recognizing and Honoring Uniqueness by Calling Animals And Humans By Name

In the 1990s, many of the equestrians I encountered believed that ani­mals were incapable of thought and emotion. “It’s all instinct,” one of my trainers told me whenever I brought up anecdotal evidence to the contrary. Some of the local ranchers insisted that, unlike dogs, horses weren’t smart enough to recognize their own names.

Read article here: Recognizing and Honoring Uniqueness by Calling Animals And Humans By Name

If Someone You Love Is Dying: What Our Final Conversations Tell Us

Written by Lisa Smartt.

If Someone You Love Is Dying: What Our Final Conversations Tell Us

One day you will sit at the bedside of someone you love and have a final conversation. That conversation will invite you into a unique territory — the one that exists between living and dying. You may hear words expressing a desire for...

Read article here: If Someone You Love Is Dying: What Our Final Conversations Tell Us

Identifying with Your Illnesses and Your Health Story

Written by Carl Greer PhD, PsyD.

Identifying with Your Illnesses and Your Health Story

Typically, we don’t identify with illnesses unless we develop a pattern of distress and write a story in which we are a “chronic migraine sufferer” or “a person with a weak constitution” or “someone who has always had a weak stomach.” The language we use to describe our experiences is worth considering.

Read article here: Identifying with Your Illnesses and Your Health Story

What Is It Like To Be You?

Written by Nancy Windheart.

What Is It Like To Be You?

I have been asking myself deep questions about the next stages of my work and my life: how do I teach? How do I live? What, now, is my highest calling, my deepest contribution toward creating a peaceful, kind, compassionate, thriving world that supports and respects all life, human and non-human?

Read article here: What Is It Like To Be You?

It Gets Easier As We Get Older

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.

It Gets Easier As We Get Older

I have a new favorite song. Well at least it's my favorite for today, or this week anyway. This is a song that currently is my new mantra, a thought that's staying to the forefront of my consciousness.

Read article here: It Gets Easier As We Get Older

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. 


* After 25 Years Of Trying, Why Aren’t We Environmentally Sustainable Yet?

* Brain Scan May Predict Best Depression Treatment

* Can A Daily Cup Of Tea Shield Us From Dementia?

* Can A Four Year Old Be Sexist?

* Chimpanzees Hunting For Honey Are Very Very Clever

* Climate Change And Poverty Are As Much Of A Threat As Terrorism For Many Young People

* Crimes and Punishments That Fit The Crime?

* Does Bad Weather Affect Student Performance In School?

* Does Gum Disease Boost Death Risk After Menopause?

* Exposing The Big Lie That Social Security Is Ponzi Scheme

* FCC Continues To Redefine The Public Interest As Business Interests

* How Better Definitions Of Mental Disorders Could Aid Diagnosis And Treatment

* How Disgust Stops Us From Living Sustainably

* How Fixing Our Lousy Sleep Could Keep Us Healthy Longer

* How It's Just About Unlocking The Skills Inside To Be Multilingual

* How The Search To Extend Lifespan Is Gaining Ground

* Is Fructose A Friend Or Foe?

* Is Whole Body Vibration A Genuine Therapy Or Just Another Weight Loss Fad?

* Just One Black Teacher Can Boost The Success Of Black Boys

* Mice Have Invaded Our Homes Since Before We Started Farming

* Obsidian Offers The Opportunity To Sharpen Your Mind And Your Focus

* People Who Shoot Guns Risk Unhealthy Levels Of Lead Exposure

* Plankton Blooms In The Arctic Meltwater Ponds Feed Climate Concerns

* Psychologists Have Developed A New Way To Test Empathy Using Painful Images

* Restaurants' Pledged To Make Kids’ Meals Healthier Is Mostly A Bust

* Signs of Revolution in a Not Yet Great America

* Soldiers, Abused Women and Children, Sex Workers...Who's More Likely To Have PTSD?

* Species Driven By Climate Change Are On The Move And Changing Almost Everything

* The Many Reasons People Choose Modest Lives

* The Saturn Return Principle in the Cycles of Life

* There Are Many Ways To Treat Jellyfish Stings And Peeing On Them Isn't One

* Thunderous Applause Welcomes Sanders' Call for Medicare-for-All

* We Should Invest In Robots To Really Help US Workers

* What Are Coffee Naps And Can They Help You Power Through The Day?

* What Economics Has To Say About Housing Bubbles

* What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism And Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

* When Should Climate Prompt Us To Abandon Land?

* Why America's Farmers Face An Uncertain Future

* Why Are Some People More Gullible Than Others?

* Why Cigarettes May Raise The Risk Of A Drug Relapse

* Why Do Some Schools Want All Students To Look The Same?

* Why It's Time To End The Death Penalty For Cost And Humanitarian Reasons

* Why It Was Big Tobacco That Wrote The Post Truth Rule Book

* Why It Will Take A Herculean Effort For Democrats To Win The House In 2018

* Why Men And Women Lie About Sex

* Yes, Your Doctor Might Google You

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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