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Who we are is at the root of what brings us happiness. This week, we delve into who we are, and how to be more of who that truly is. We start with Brianna and Peter Borten, authors of The Well Life, "Identifying Your Gifts and Incorporating Them Into Your Life". Leah Guy, author of The Fearless Path, invites you to reflect on "How To Be Who You Are By Expressing Your Truth".
If "being who you are" dredges up waves of doubt and self-criticism, Jude Bijou offers "Two Powerful Ways to Transform Self-Criticism". Your dreams and premonitions offer another tool to creating a better life, as shared by Nora Caron in "Here's What To Do If You Have Premonitions In Your Dreams".
Scroll down below for these and more articles (a total of 31 new articles this week) as well as this week's astrological journal.
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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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Briana Borten and Dr. Peter Borten.
People who find ways to incorporate their gifts into their lives are happier, more satisfied, more confident, more creative, more engaged in their work, and learn faster. Don’t build your life around your weaknesses, hoping that you’ll improve...
Read article here: Identifying Your Gifts and Incorporating Them Into Your Life
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Being too self-critical is rampant in our society. We beat ourselves up over real and imagined imperfections. Whenever we criticize ourselves, we compound the issue. We turn one problem into two -- there's the social blunder, a poor financial decision or disapproving glance in the mirror -- and the demeaning self-loathing that follows.
Read article here: Two Powerful Ways to Transform Self-Criticism
Written by Nora Caron.
One of my spiritual teachers spoke a lot about premonitory dreams. She was a firm believer that dreams were important divine messages, coming in through the help of our spirit guides. Over the years, I had plenty of time to test out her theories..
Read article here: Here's What To Do If You Have Premonitions In Your Dreams
Written by Master Charles Cannon.
Most people are thoroughly hypnotized within the Material Myth, which means they feel separate and different from each other. The Material Myth is governed by the illusion of separation in consciousness (which is what gives rise to the ego in the first place).
Read article here: How To Wake From The Material Myth And The Illusion of Separation
Written by Leah Guy.
Part of self-expression is claiming your originality. You are unique and special and you should tell the world who you are! One of the good ways social media has helped our culture is to encourage originality.
Read article here: How To Be Who You Are By Expressing Your Truth
Written by AJ Earley.
I was beyond frustrated. I felt extremely hopeless. I believed that I had zero options, despite the fact that I could no longer remain in the same physical or mental state. My bills had piled up so much I was about to get evicted. I had to do something. I got into my uninsured car and drove myself back to the E.R.
Read article here: Why A Complete Repeal Of The ACA Would Result In More Deaths. Period.
by Mark Bartholomew, University at Buffalo
Ethics lawyers and historians have argued that Donald Trump has blurred the line between his public office and private…
Read article here: Is There Any Way To Stop Ad Creep?
by Robert Reich
Last Wednesday, on the eve of his election to the House of Representatives, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte beat up…
Read article here: For Years Conservatives Claimed That Liberals Were "Defining Deviancy Down"
by Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Until recently, weather talk was an easy filler for any awkward silence. But tragically for polite conversationalists…
Read article here: Good Grief! Even The Weather Is Now Political
by Lewis Mitchell, University of Adelaide
Think about what you shared with your friends on Facebook today. Was it feelings of “stress” or “failure”, or perhaps...
Read article here: How The Internet Knows If You're Happy Or Sad
by Ralph Nader
More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are…
Read article here: The Left-Right Challenge to the Failed War on Drugs
by Duane Mellor, Coventry University; et al.
We all know eating vegetables is a good way to improve health. And for many years the focus has been on just eating…
Read article here: Does Chopping Your Vegetables Boost Their Nutrients?
by Anne Cleary, Griffith University and Ruth Hunter, Queen's University Belfast
Half of the world’s people now live in urban areas. This creates competition for resources and increases pressure on…
Read article here: What's The Best Way To Deliver Enough Green Space For Health And Welfare
by John Baird, University of Aberdeen
The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within 100 years or face extinction.
by Liam Viney, The University of Queensland; et al.
The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns 50 on June 1 and the anniversary of this legendary album will…
by Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard University
On Memorial Day, we pay respects to the fallen from past wars – including the more than one million American soldiers…
Read article here: The Cost For The Iraq And Afghanistan War Is $6 Trillion And Unpaid
by Kerry Hanson, University of California, Riverside
Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.”
Read article here: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Skin From The Sun's Damage?
by Neal Hughes, Australian National University
2016-17 has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits. These records have…
Read article here: How Australian Farmers Are Adapting To Climate Change
by Robert Seddon, Durham University
A Russian man was recently given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for inciting religious hatred. His crime?
by Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne
Many people have probably heard the term “positive psychology”, but know little about what it means in practice.…
Read article here: How You Can Use Positive Psychology For Yourself?
by Timothy Stacey, Goldsmiths, University of London
Much has been made of Donald Trump’s wanton deployment of myths in the place of facts in recent months.
by Melissa Hellmann, YES! Magazine
A new report revealed surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu at 100-plus schools by serving less…
by Philip Steer, Massey University
There is a strange and troubled kind of intimacy between our own moment of climate change and 19th century Britain. It…
Read article here: Reading Classic Novels In An Era Of Climate Change
by Cliff Isaacson and Kris Radish
Birth Order Personalities develop as coping strategies each one of us used as children to make ourselves feel okay in…
Read article here: Why Birth Order Personalities Develop
by John Preston, University of East London
Our modern working lives are ruled by the concept of competence. Competence based interviews are used to decide if we…
Read article here: The Tyranny Of Competence: Why It Is Bad For Us To Be Good Enough
by Gary LaFree, University of Maryland
A January 2017 Pew survey showed that Americans rate terrorism as the top priority for the Trump administration and…
Read article here: 6 Reasons Why Stopping Terrorism Is So Challenging
by Raffaele Ferrari, UCL
Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions…
Read article here: This Large Study Uncovers Genes Linked To Intelligence
by Rebecca Nutbrown, UCL
Understanding how the human brain works is one of the most important goals of science. And one of the first steps to…
by Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania
A foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam recently announced it’s giving US$100 million to…
Read article here: Can Charity Save Journalism From Market Failure?
by Sally Pezaro, Coventry University
The term “midwife” can conjure up images of a stern matron, or, in the more modern era, a back-rubbing, hand-holding…
Read article here: 7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Midwives
Astrological Journal for the Week
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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