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The theme this week is summed up in the title of one of the articles: "Be The Love Of Your Life and Get Ready To Be Happy!" as well as in "Why You ABSOLUTELY Must Love Yourself And How You Can Do It". Regular InnerSelf contributor AJ Earley reminds us that "True Happiness Depends On Never Compromising These Three Things" and Jude Bijou shares "How To Use The Three Bridges to Create Joy, Love, and Peace".
Jill Lublin writes about "The Irony of Thanks: If You Want To Be Happy, Be Grateful" and Sam Bennett gives great pointers on getting clear of a clutter mindset in "The 7 Kinds of Clutter Nobody Ever Talks About".
And of course we have numerous additional articles (45 of them) dealing with a variety of topics such as: autism, antibiotic resistance, community, cybersecurity, diversity, diets and Instagram, diabetes, education, gut microbes, the science of laughter, and 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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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Ash Stevens.
When I first heard of the concept of Self Love, I laughed out loud. I was sure it was the most pretentious and ridiculous idea I’d ever heard. I ridiculed the concept for a good long minute and gave it hell. Then I went back to despising myself (that was so much more “humble” and “honorable”).
Read article here: Why You ABSOLUTELY Must Love Yourself And How You Can Do It
Written by AJ Earley.
The path to true happiness is not a singular paved road. Sometimes you’ll circle back to the same spot several times before you realize you’ve got to try a different route. The best way to avoid that particular brand of déja vu is to make sure you never compromise three of the most important...
Read article here: True Happiness Depends On Never Compromising These Three Things
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
With just a little practice, you'll be able to recognize the emotions underlying other people's demeanor, words, and actions. And rather than getting sucked into a knee-jerk reaction to their abrupt tone, negativity, or finger-pointing tirade, you can get to the heart of the matter and extend a communication "bridge."
Read article here: How To Use The Three Bridges to Create Joy, Love, and Peace
Written by Maria Felipe.
When we are always looking for something or someone to complete us, we soon feel as if we’re living in hell. Happiness and love go hand in hand, and we are taught that not only our happiness but also our love are somewhere “out there.
Read article here: Be The Love Of Your Life and Get Ready To Be Happy!
Written by Jill Lublin.
Being grateful seems like something you do for others, but it is a wonderfully selfish act as well. So although saying thanks has positive effects on those who hear it, it turns out that those who are thankful have lots to gain.
Read article here: The Irony of Thanks: If You Want To Be Happy, Be Grateful
Written by Sam Bennett.
Much of the advice about getting rid of clutter seems to start with the cheerfully abrupt command to “Just do it!” But when you can’t identify the underlying beliefs that are causing you to become buried in clutter, that’s almost impossible. So I’ve listed a few tough-love strategies to initiate change...
Read article here: The 7 Kinds of Clutter Nobody Ever Talks About
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.
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