Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., participate in a trust exercise. The goal is to get the group to lean back, therefore placing their trust in team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith/Released)
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As I began working on this week's articles, I thought the theme was communication and relationships. But as the articles came together, I saw that the theme was actually "trusting through fear". Which of course does apply to communication and relationships, and so much more.
Sarah Varcas speaks of the energies this July as "Truth Found in Darkness". Maresha Donna Ducharme delves into "Trusting Love" and Alan Cohen shares about taking risks in becoming "...Authentic Communicators".
When in relationship, a deep fear may be about breaking up and Barry Vissell addresses this in "Separation as a Powerful Relationship Tool". Susan Ann Darley offers us "8 Steps for Powerful Connection and Engagement".
And of course, we bring you numerous additional articles by a wide range of authors on a wide range of topics. Scroll down below for all of the new articles this week, including Pam Younghans' Astrological Journal for the 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 Sarah Varcas
July is a month of deep inner movement which, like a quake far below the earth’s crust, may well shake foundations, but is less likely to bring the structures of our lives crashing down. With up to six retrogrades throughout the month, two eclipses (one also a Supermoon) and Mars still on the South Node, our internal world is in the spotlight while the external one may disappoint.
Article is continued here: July 2018: Truth Found in Darkness
Written by Maresha Donna Ducharme
Trusting love is a radical severance from one’s preferences, addictions, and obsessions. It is a persevering willingness to enter and re-enter the unknown. It is a commitment to listening to the voice of one’s Soul anew each day.
Article is continued here: Trusting Love: Living An Ordinary Life In An Extraordinary Way
Written by Alan Cohen
I invite you to extend your circle of authentic conversations to include not just lovers, but people you encounter in situations that appear to be routine, boring, or mundane. A master teacher told me that one of the secrets of success is to “take whatcha got and make whatcha want.”
Article is continued here: Business for Lovers and Authentic Communicators
Written by Barry Vissell
Taking time apart from a loved one is often thought of as the end of the relationship. But after 53 years together, and helping to guide thousands of couples, Joyce and I view separation as a sometimes vital necessity in a relationship...
Article is continued here: Separation as a Powerful Relationship Tool
Written by Susan Ann Darley
I was raised on “don’t hurt other people’s feelings — be nice.” The concept of setting personal boundaries was foreign to me... How could I tell her she had overstepped her boundaries?
Article is continued here: 8 Steps for Powerful Connection and Engagement
by Alessandro R Demaio
Knowing what makes up a healthy diet can be really confusing. New fads and fast fixes appear weekly...
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by Paul R. Sanberg and Samantha Portis
At a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this year, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander asked an important question: Why is most…
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by Susannah Shmurak
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
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by Fabrizio Manco
These fires are becoming more common and one of the reasons for this is climate change.
Article is continued here: How Climate Change Is Increasing The Risk Of Wildfires
by Beatrice Alba
The cliché tells us that women go for men who are tall, dark and handsome.
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by Bastiaan T Rutjens
Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people – including politicians and, yes, even presidents – publicly…
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by Sylvain Charlebois
Everywhere on social media, Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” — that is, to shop for groceries…
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by Marguerite Johnson
It was a well-kept secret among historians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the practice of magic was…
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by Holly Bennett
People are willing to pay a premium for energy-efficient homes, according to new research.
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by Lisa Bortolotti
What is the best way to help people who have dementia? Many interventions are aimed at enabling them to retain…
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by Moa Petersén
Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and…
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by Nicola Antoniou and Eleanor Scarlett
As we increasingly use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to communicate with…
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by Joe Burton
Imagine if a hacker shut down the baggage handling system of one of the world’s busiest airports.
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by John Warner
Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older…
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by Clare Collins and Rebecca Williams
For some, jumping on the scales is a daily or weekly ritual; while others haven’t seen a set of scales for years.
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by Steve Portugal
It may not seem like one of life’s great mysteries, but a quick internet search reveals that people from across the…
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by Mandy Hughes
After spending many years living in refugee camps, gardening can provide a safe space to establish identity, rebuild…
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by Paul Levy
Most of us are addicted to email. Some estimates say we spend nearly five and a half hours each weekday checking it.
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by Mathias Disney
Most people would never think of London as a forest. Yet there are actually more trees in London than people.
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by Ellen Goldbaum
New research may be among the first to examine how low levels of vitamin D affect physical performance over the long…
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by Nick Offerman
To explain what good luck is and how to create your own, Nick Offerman leans on the wisdom of Tom Waits, Socrates, Tom…
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by Jade Sheen and Jane McGillivray
Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority…
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by Nate Luce
Researchers say they’ve solved a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells—the intriguing potential challengers…
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by Jared Wadley
Children as young as 5 have a nuanced understanding of fairness, according to a new study.
Article is continued here: Kids Know What You Get Depends On What You Give
by Chris Winters
The best way to discourage voting—and thwart democracy—is to predict a big win for any party. Here’s what the primaries…
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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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