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For years, centuries, millennia, we humans have been giving our power away... to those in authority, to our family members, to our co-workers, to whoever we thought held "the answers". Yet, the solution to our difficulties, both personally and universally, is for us to become empowered from within. When we start to recognize the truths that live in our heart, we will find the solutions for everything that ails us.
This week we bring you articles to assist in your journey of inner discovery and self-empowerment. We look at "Turning Retirement into Renewal", "Minding Our Words and Saying What We Really Mean", "Breaking The Chains Of Unskillful Solutions That Were Handed Down To Us", and much more.
We are also entering an eclipse season which brings more empowering energy as shared by Sarah Varcas (Eclipse Seasons Are Times of Predictable and Unpredictable Great Power). And Pam Younghans, in her weekly astrological journal, highlights the powerful planetary energies of this week.
Please scroll down below for the new articles this week.
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 Thelma Reese
Life expectancy has given senior men a whole new phase of life to explore. There’s no reason to see this as a dead end. More likely than not, it’s a whole new beginning.
Article continued here: 5 Key Ways to Turn Retirement into Renewal
Written by Ellen Tadd
Telepathy is the language of communication in the spiritual realm. Imagine knowing the thoughts of all the people around you and having all your thoughts revealed without speaking. No one could manipulate or pretend to be other than who they are. All our motivations, fears, and loves would be exposed.
Article continued here: Minding Our Words and Saying What We Really Mean
Written by Maresha Donna Ducharme
If you were asked to take a moment to observe your choices in life through witness consciousness, what would you find? Do you still, from time to time, use the places you know do not serve you? Do you find yourself looking outside for validation, seeking control over events, and needing to grab and hold?
Article continued here: In The Face of Suffering, Invest Your Heart and Soul in the Peace Within
Written by Ira Israel
There is no plan B. It is up to us to break the chains of unskillful solutions that were handed down to us, to consciously decide who we want to be, what type of relationships will nourish us, and what type of world we care to live in.
Article continued here: Breaking The Chains Of Unskillful Solutions That Were Handed Down To Us
Written by Sarah Varcas
Generally speaking, eclipses get a bad rap, no doubt due to the fear they provoked in days gone by when total eclipses plunged people into blackness and the life-sustaining light was eradicated by a seemingly all powerful force. These days we are better informed...
Article continued here: Eclipse Seasons Are Times of Predictable and Unpredictable Great Power
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
It seems that extreme weather is becoming more extreme and increasingly common. We can't pick up one of the few remaining papers, visit a news website, turn on the radio, without hearing of another hurricane, tornado, mudslide, nor'easter, or common everyday snow storm called Billy Bob, Wilma May, or a cyclopoop.
Article continued here: Crazy Weather And Crazy Facts Making You Crazy
by Yvonne Hartman and Sandy Darab, Southern Cross University
The “great dream” of owning your own home is rapidly proving to be an illusion for many in the early 21st century.
Article continued here: What Do Single, Older Women Want?
by Jennifer Koplin, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
With the rise in food allergies over the last ten to 20 years, parents are understandably concerned about what – if…
Article continued here: How To Prevent Food Allergies In Your Kids?
by Andrew Glover, RMIT University
Many will have just jetted back from a well-deserved summer holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. Plenty of…
Article continued here: Is It Possible To Fly Sustainably?
by Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne
Last night I cooked my family a delicious pasta dinner using biogas energy. This morning we all had eggs cooked on…
Article continued here: Home Biogas Is Turning Food Waste Into Renewable Energy
by Sophia Komninou, Swansea University
A new campaign from Public Health England is urging parents to limit snacks for children to two a day, and 100 calories…
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by C. Michael White, University of Connecticut
On January 4 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal…
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by Michaela Edwards, Lancaster University
Blue Monday is fast approaching – January 15. It’s “the most depressing day of the year”, when we are all at our most…
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by Ben Hewitt, Ensia
A common herbicide is ending up in our food, thanks to the growing practice of using it to dry crops in preparation for…
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by Gregory Maio, University of Bath
When we talk about “human values” we tend to mean important abstract ideals. Things like freedom, equality, security,…
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by Luke Walton-University of Warwick
Researchers have developed a new way to attack cancer: using a non-toxic dose of sodium formate—found in nettles and…
Article continued here: Why Society Needs A More Scientific Understanding Of Human Values
by Heather Widdows, University of Birmingham
After the feasting of Christmas, January is a time of detox and self-denial. It’s when people start new diets, begin…
Article continued here: If You Want To Lose Weight, Ask Yourself: Is This Really Self-Improvement?
by Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events…
Article continued here: Is Warming In The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?
by Emily Birch, Nottingham Trent University
Years ago, we believed that we weren’t animals and that animals were here solely for our use. Indeed, a cow was just a…
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by Simon Bishop, Bangor University; et al
Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products…
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by Sara R. Lentz-UT-Austin
Quitting smoking is a popular New Year’s resolution—but many have trouble sticking with it. “Many people underestimate…
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by Yale University
Disapproval of qualities people often associate with immorality such as selfishness, dishonesty, sexual infidelity, and…
Article continued here: Why Your Morals May Be More Flexible Than You Think
by Manon Jones, Bangor University and Ceri Ellis, University of Manchester
Whether you’re speaking in your native tongue, or in another language, being understood and believed is fundamental to…
Article continued here: Are You More Likely To Deny The Truth In Your Second Language?
by Mary Hoff, ensia
With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping…
Article continued here: How We Can Remove Co2 From The Air to Avoid Climate Catastrophe
by Simon Chapman, University of Sydney
Using prescription drugs or over-the-counter products like gums, mints or patches won’t increase your chances of…
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by Suzanne Mahady, Monash University
Celiac disease, an allergy to gluten that causes damage to the intestine, affects 1% of Australians. But more than ten…
Article continued here: If You Don't Have Celiac Disease, Avoiding Gluten May Not Be Healthy
by Adam McCrimmon, University of Calgary
For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder…
Article continued here: Does My Child Have Autism Or Is This Normal Behaviour?
by Laura Bailey-University of Michigan
Children as young as five may have already formed distinct emotional reactions to spending and saving money, a new…
Article continued here: Kids Can Become Tightwads Or Spenders By Age 5
by John Vidal, Ensia
Climate change will not affect every place equally. Here’s what seven regions in the bull’s eye are doing about it now.
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by Jim Barlow-University Of Oregon
In a new study, researchers found a notable change in the brains of 16 women who wrote daily about gratitude in an…
Article continued here: How Gratitude Journals May Change Our Brains
by Mark Blaskovich, The University of Queensland
Gardening is a great way to relax, be one with nature and get your hands dirty. But lurking in that pleasant…
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by Danica-Lea Larcombe, Edith Cowan University
Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that they became the…
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by David Prologo, Emory University
The Wizard of Oz promised results he could not deliver but was convincing in his presentation. Diet wizards have done…
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by Andy Tattersall, University of Sheffield
Newspaper articles, TV appearances and radio slots are increasingly important ways for academics to communicate their…
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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 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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