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I often find myself humming the song "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me"... usually when I find myself stressed or upset with someone or something. There is so much truth in that expression... whatever we desire in the "outside world", it must start with us... And this week, as usual, our articles are focused on assisting us to create this world we dream of.
If our goal is "Intentionally Creating Favorable Change For Our World" then one of the first steps to take is "Connecting With and Reclaiming Your Navigational System" followed by "Searching for Heart in a World of Reason".
When we feel discouraged or sad, sometimes a good crying is needed as explained in "Using Your Tears to Build Joy from Sadness". And if you find yourself feeling judgmental about your family and acquaintances, this article may help you: "Acquisitive and Materialistic Family? Gaining Clarity About What Promotes Happiness".
And of course, we have additional articles focusing on a variety of topics from the Holy Grail to climate change. And Pam's weekly astrological journal is packed with great advice and information.
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 Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
No submarine could operate without its sonar, no driver without maps and signs. Yet most of us arrive at adulthood with many of our inner signal readers numbed out — or totally blocked.
Article continued here: Connecting With and Reclaiming Your Navigational System
Written by Jeff D. Nixa
In our lives there are two great sources of information for perceiving and navigating the world available to us: the rational, analytical way of the mind, and the soulful felt sense of the heart. Of these two, the conscious mind completely dominates our modern...
Article continued here: Searching for Heart in a World of Reason
Written by Nan Moss with David Corbin
The longevity and genius of shamanism is that, in part, it is not hidebound to methodology. As such, shamanism is always metamorphosing as it evolves in response to the current, always-changing circumstances of the world (like the weather!).
Article continued here: Intentionally Creating Favorable Change...
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Sadness is a natural reaction to hurts and losses. When not expressed constructively, it silently eats at your heart until joy has to pack its bags and move out.
Article continued here: Using Your Tears to Build Joy from Sadness
Written by Eric Maisel
Things do not make us happy — and even if they could, living for happiness is not our objective. Living with purpose makes a person happier than trying to be happy!
Article continued here: Acquisitive and Materialistic Family? Gaining Clarity About...
by Leah Tether, University of Bristol
Type “Holy Grail” into Google and … well, you probably don’t need me to finish that sentence. The sheer multiplicity of what any search engine throws up demonstrates that there is no clear consensus as to what the Grail is or was.
Article continued here: What Exactly Is The Holy Grail...
by Sandra Knispel-University Of Rochester
Being by yourself—even for just 15 minutes—may decrease your strong positive and negative emotions, and instead reduce…
Article continued here: How To Calm Your Emotions
by Rosemary Stanton, UNSW
Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits.
Article continued here: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Really A Wonder Food?
by Kim Eckart-University Of Washington
Places that make you feel “in nature,” such as parks, beaches, and campgrounds, are likely different than those that…
Article continued here: Are We Forgetting What Nature Really Means
by Shalini Vohra, Sheffield Hallam University
Black Friday is upon us once again. Deals for cut-price clothes, televisions, appliances – you name it – are popping…
Article continued here: The Psychology Of Black Friday...
by Kristina Curtis, Coventry University
Parents are repeatedly told to watch what they are feeding their children, but they must also keep a keen eye on how…
Article continued here: Real Reasons Why Parents Struggle With...
by Clark Miller, Arizona State University; et al.
Remember the movie “Moneyball”? The Oakland A’s are struggling, financially and on the baseball field.Then they…
Article continued here: Can Cities Get Smarter About Extreme Weather?
by Stephen Linstead, University of York and Garance Maréchal, University of Liverpool
Masculinity is often, these days, described as “toxic”. In May, Hillary Clinton spoke at a gala where “toxic…
Article continued here: How To Overcome Phallus Obsessed, Toxic Masculinity
by David Fagan, Queensland University of Technology
We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if…
Article continued here: Will Technology and Robots Take Your Job?
by Ziba Kashef-Yale University
New research clarifies the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes. One in three…
Article continued here: How Very Low-calorie Diets Reverse Diabetes
by Sarina Gleason-Michigan State University
Mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new…
Article continued here: People With Depression Report Wanting To Work Out
by Andrew D. Hwang, College of the Holy Cross
National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial institutions and the current Republican tax proposals – inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions.
Article continued here: Millions, Billions, Trillions: How To Make Sense...
by Katie Bohn-Penn State University
People in the United States may largely agree about what gestures and actions make them feel most loved. In a new…
Article continued here: Americans Agree About What Makes Them Feel Loved
by Michael Foley, Baylor University
Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s…
Article continued here: Feeling Guilty About Drinking? Well, Ask The Saints
by Michael White, University of Connecticut
Given the opioid addiction crisis, it would seem preposterous that an opioid is legal for use in the United States and can be purchased at tea stores, convenience stores, over the internet and, yes, even from vending machines.
Article continued here: The Dangers And Potential Of Natural Opioid Kratom
by Simon Dalby, Wilfrid Laurier University
Infectious diseases are spreading faster due to warmer temperatures, hunger and malnourishment is worsening, allergy…
Article continued here: Why Climate Change Requires Anti-Smoking Tactics
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 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 and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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