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This week we look at being... in the flow, in the moment, in stillness, in life. From "In Praise Of Doing Nothing", we read that "Doing nothing – or just being – is as important to human well-being as doing something." Nancy Windheart and Jennifer Woyton share "Dog Wisdom: Live Now, Love Now" while Alan Cohen asks What Is Most Important To You? and writes "I encourage you to stay with what brings you life, and let the details be just that." Joyce Vissell takes a look at Finding Your Perfect Partner: Two Key Ingredients.
From the Astrological Journal, we get "Sometimes it helps to become still, and go within, and see what presents or suggests itself." Sarah Varcas, in June 2018: The Alchemy of Emotional Expression and Authentic Communication, reminds us that "it can be helpful to turn down the heat on our expectations and demands when the universe has a different timetable to our own! Then we can relax despite the stress of waiting while the cosmic dance allows life to unfold in its own time and step."
So this week, I suggest patience with yourself, with others, and with life itself. As I often remind myself, "everything always works out"... though of course not necessarily in the way we envisioned. But if we are willing to let go and trust the Universe, we end up being surprised and grateful at how wonderfully it does turn out.
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 Alan Cohen
I saw a man wearing a t-shirt that declared, "Baseball is life. All else is details." Like this fellow, each of us chooses something that brings us life, and all else becomes details. I encourage you to stay with what brings you life, and let the details be just that.
Article is continued here: The Big Game: What Is Most Important To You?
Written by Joyce Vissell
Sharing your life with a loving partner is very rewarding and meaningful. Since we work with couples, we often ask them how they met. Often they will respond that they met online. Typically, they are somewhat embarrassed when they reveal this, thinking that it should have been a more natural and romantic way of meeting. But...
Article is continued here: Finding Your Perfect Partner: Two Key Ingredients
Written by Sarah Varcas
June 2018 finds us in the ‘waiting room’ of the next eclipse season beginning in July. How we manage the waiting, the growing sense of anticipation or anxiety, the mounting tension… or is it excitement?….depends largely on how happy we are to let things fall into place. Or would we rather force them there, before discovering we’ve jammed yet another square peg into a round hole?!
Article is continued here: June 2018: The Alchemy of Emotional Expression and Authentic Communication
Written by Nancy Windheart
I had the privilege of meeting and communicating with Gable over time, and assisting Jennifer and Gable with their end-of-life conversations and decisions. Gable’s strength, wisdom, and inspiration continue to unfold for Jennifer and for all who knew and loved him. Their relationship continues, even though his body is gone. Here is their story.
Article is continued here: Dog Wisdom: Live Now, Love Now
Written by Simon Gottschalk
In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time. However, modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Article is continued here: In Praise Of Doing Nothing
by Iza Kavedžija
Japan has long been known for its widespread respect for its seniors and a powerful sense of obligation to care for…
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by Emmanuel Stamatakis
Some of us like to stroll along and smell the roses, while others march to their destination as quickly as their feet…
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by Richard Gunderman and Peter Gunderman
Earlier this year, one of us visited a prominent U.S. medical school to give a lecture on the topic of burnout and how…
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by Paul McGreevy and Melissa Starling
It is difficult to refer to what dogs, as a collective, like and dislike and how they behave. Just as humans do, dogs…
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by Robert Chapman
When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped in 2003, it promised to change the world. Optimists…
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by Tim Spector and Cristina Menni
Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin growing naturally on a petri dish, we have been aware of the power…
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by Dennis Raphael
Living and working conditions are the primary causes of good health, and disease and premature death as well. Far more…
Article is continued here: How Work And Living Conditions Can Kill Us (or Keep Us Healthy)
by Devon Magliozzi, Stanford University
School shootings and the March for Our Lives rallies held in cities around the world on March 24 2018 rekindled debates…
Article is continued here: How Active Shooter Drills May Reshape How A Generation Of Students Views School
by Ian Maidment
Roseanne Barr has claimed that she was under the influence of the drug Ambien when she posted her already infamous…
Article is continued here: Can Sleeping Pills Change Your Behavior?
by Aner Sela
We all make tough decisions, but choices relating to money send many of us running in the other direction.…
Article is continued here: Why We Hate Making Financial Decisions
by Matthew Bowman
On June 1 of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – or the Mormons – will celebrate the 40th…
Article is continued here: How Mormons Are Confronting A History Of Church Racism
by Jason C. Bivins
For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Today is…
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by Mark Guthridge
Around 200,000 people in Australia suffer from a debilitating illness often branded with the unfortunate name of…
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by Senaka Ranadheera, et al
With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult. How do you…
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by Gleb Tsipursky
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently acknowledged his company’s responsibility in helping create the enormous amount…
Article is continued here: How The War On Fake News Could Be Won With The Help Of Behavioral Science
by Mandy Freund, Ben Henley, Kathryn Alle and Patrick Baker
Australia is a continent defined by extremes, and recent decades have seen some extraordinary climate events. But…
Article is continued here: Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Years
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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