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This week, in the US, is the week that is traditionally one for giving thanks... Of course, in order to have a life of fullness and joy, giving thanks needs to be a daily occurrence, not one limited to just one day, or one weekend. This week, we focus on many aspects of gratitude, via The Endless Circle Of Grace. We are reminded that "Kindness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity" and also that "The Universe Rewards Us for Giving and for Gratitude". There is So Much to be Grateful For!, and Barbara Jaffe shares some examples and also provides a way to keep our focus on gratitude every day of the year.
Will Wilkinson introduces us to a fundamental identity shift in You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”. When we recognize the multitudes within our own self, we can then recognize those same multitudes in the individuals around us. And that's something to be really grateful for, as it opens a door to oneness, peace, and acceptance for all.
Wishing you wonderful Thanksgiving weekend whether or not you are celebrating the holiday. I encourage us us all to be grateful for our own journey and our willingness to create a better world, even when faced with the ups and downs of life, relationships, and perhaps health challenges. Remember to be grateful for the challenges as well as the blessings -- because in the long run, they are all blessings in one way or the other.
I am grateful for you, our reader, and I trust you are grateful for InnerSelf's presence in your life as well. (If you wish to show that gratitude in a physical way, you can follow the link for donations below. Thank you!)
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
With love and gratitude,
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Will Wilkinson
Can you be bold to love the world? Can you put your love for the world first? When you do, when it’s the real thing, you discover that “you” is not really “I,” it is “we.” Such a fundamental identity shift is disruptive and liberating.
Article continued here: You Are Unique, Yet “You” Is Not Really “I,” It Is “We”
Written by Maresha Donna Ducharme
Reoccurring demands and challenges can be particularly frustrating. Everyone knows what it feels like to go two steps forward and one step back. Your frustrations are actually the key to finding inner freedom. Each one requires surrender and acceptance.
Article continued here: The Endless Circle Of Grace...
Written by Nancy E. Yearout
Have you ever heard the saying “You get what you give”? This short saying is true. When you do nice things for others for unselfish reasons, the Universe will reward you tenfold.
Article continued here: The Universe Rewards Us for...
Written by Debra Landwehr Engle
The relationship with your guides is equivalent in many ways to your relationships with other people. It is very important to express your gratitude daily. These two points are so important, I want to drive them home by sharing a not-so-comfortable experience of mine from a few years ago, when I had a major meltdown about money.
Article continued here: Kindness Matters -- So Does Appreciation, Respect, Listening, And Generosity.
Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
The month of Thanksgiving as well as the specific holiday are my most favorite times of the year. I am thankful that I can take the time to appreciate what I never take for granted.
Article continued here: So Much to be Grateful For!
by Edward Wasserman, University of Iowa
My ears perked up when, in recent weeks, I heard Donald Trump and Ivan Pavlov mentioned twice in connection with each…
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by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back?
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Peter Cowling; Anders Drachen and Athanasios Kokkinakis, University of York
Gamers won’t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people’s ability to play video games and their general intelligence.
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by Dawn R Bazely, Idil Boran and Sapna Sharma, York University, Canada
The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda.
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by Sandy Tubeuf, University of Leeds
We don’t choose our parents, their jobs or their health. And we don’t have a say in whether or not they smoke, nor in…
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by Diane Dewar, University at Albany, State University of New York
The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer…
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by Christopher H. Evans, Boston University
Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform.
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by Francesca Gino, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Standardized tests have become the primary tool for determining a student’s academic ability. Legislators and…
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by Meadow Schroeder, University of Calgary
When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe…
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by Jim Erickson-University Of Michigan
A new study recommends replacing all incandescent and halogen light bulbs in your home now with compact fluorescent…
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by Kim Eckart-University Of Washington
The higher the level of particulates in the air, a new study shows, the greater the indications of psychological…
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by Colin Wight, University of Sydney
Many of the commentaries on post-truth have attempted to locate the sources of it. Where does post-truth discourse come…
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by Gillian Leithman, Concordia University
Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual…
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by Jessica Rubin, University of Connecticut
In 2016, the FBI started to track animal cruelty, including neglect, torture and sexual abuse, because of disturbing…
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by Julie Lesnik, Wayne State University
Most Americans probably don’t realize that we have a very limited understanding of the first Thanksgiving, which took…
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by Robert F. Hesketh, Liverpool John Moores University
The word radicalisation has been hijacked by the war on terror and become interchangeable with extremism. But…
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by Melissa Wdowik, Colorado State University
Let’s jump back to 1028, the year William the Conqueror was born. Healthy most of his life, he became so overweight in…
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by Harriet Dempsey-Jones, University of Oxford
‘So…what do you say?’ Everett Collection Whether it’s getting your partner to do more housework or making your…
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by Joelle Abramowitz, University of Michigan
It seems that each week, a new development about the Affordable Care Act calls into question the future of health care…
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by Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.
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by Paul Freedman, Yale University; et al
Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or…
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by Michael Carolan, Colorado State University
Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every…
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by Margot Susca, American University School of Communication
Considering the history of television news a few years ago, iconic anchor Ted Koppel declared that CBS’ 1968 debut of…
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by Sam Carr, University of Bath
Does pornography foster harassment and abuse? That was the question posed by a recent New York Times editorial, in the…
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by Stephen Fineman, University of Bath
Revenge in fiction can be shocking, but it often embeds a moral message. There is heroic revenge, a staple of the…
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by Kean Birch, York University, Canada
I struggle with neoliberalism – as a problematic economic system we might want to change – and as an analytical term…
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by Jane Ogden, University of Surrey
Eating pasta labelled “snack” rather than “meal” made people eat more later on, our latest study found. We also found…
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by Catriona May-University Of Melbourne
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Written 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 this week's astrological journal here...
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 last week, and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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