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Perhaps the topic of this week's newsletter is best seen in the above graphic "Live Your Dream" and resumed in the title of Mitch Horowitz's article: "How to Make a Miracle"... which is supported by Barbara Berger's "Focusing on the Good in People..." and Steve Taylor's "...Moving Beyond Materialism and Saving the World". We are reminded that we are the creators of our own daily miracles with the support and participation of the life force (aka God, Goddess, The Force, Universe, etc. etc.)
Miracles come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes our thoughts and beliefs are the only impediments to their realization as shown in "A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck You" and in "A Higher Meaning For Wealth..." The miracles are also reflected in the planetary movements and stars as shared in Sarah Varcas' overview "Full Moon in Gemini: A New Start Is Within Our Grasp".
And of course, we have numerous additional articles for you this week... as found below.
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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Sarah Varcas
A Gemini Moon is rarely predictable. Interested in this and then that, it casts aside one thing in favour of the next, then the next. It’s great at talking about plans, less so at implementing them. It will express feelings but fail to process them, creating knee-jerk reactivity to life rarely explored deeply enough to change.
Article is continued here: Full Moon in Gemini: A New Start Is Within Our Grasp
Written by Prema Lee Gurreri
As I’ve grown older, my definition of wealth has evolved. Freedom is still of very high importance to me, and when I know I can give myself and my family the kinds of experiences I desire, I feel wealthy. I also have a beautiful home, and the resources to contribute to my children’s lives in any way I choose. Most of all, I feel wealthy when I can use my abundance to contribute to my purpose and mission in the world...
Article is continued here: A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money
Written by Steve Taylor
I would like to put forward an argument that at the moment a cultural shift is occurring, and the metaphysical paradigm of materialism is fading away. I also want to emphasise how important it is - for the future of our own species and for our planet as a whole - that this shift comes to full fruition, and that the materialist paradigm is transcended by a spiritual worldview.
Article is continued here: The Spiritual Universe: Moving Beyond Materialism and Saving the World
Written by Alison Smith
This advice is for you if you resonate with one of the following sayings and want a different perspective on a problem you’re facing NOW. I obtained the advice by imagining myself in the future when I was no longer setback in the way described by each of the sayings. I then asked myself what advice I would give that younger and stuck me.
Article is continued here: A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck You
Written by Barbara Berger
In every interaction with other people, we are always making choices consciously or unconsciously as to what we dwell upon. We can make a conscious choice to focus on the positive in people or situations, no matter what. In other words, we can choose to concentrate on the exciting potential of the moment and of the people involved.
Article is continued here: Focusing on the Good in People: The Power of Praise and Blessing
Written by Mitch Horowitz
I have spent nearly twenty-five years of my adult life searching through the spiritual culture -- during which time I have worked as a body-mind-spirit publisher, a historian of alternative spirituality, and an individual seeker, sampling and struggling with many of the ideas of self liberation and self-development on the current spiritual scene (and working with the originators of some of these ideas).
Article is continued here: How to Make a Miracle
by Maximilian Speicher
Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world – like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or…
Article is continued here: What Is Augmented Reality, Anyway?
by Sophie Hemery
Can you imagine a world without heartbreak? Not without sadness, disappointment or regret – but a world without the…
Article is continued here: Can Relationship Anarchy Create A World Without Heartbreak?
by Jayashri Kulkarni
Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it’s curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to…
Article is continued here: Why Women Get PMS And Why Some Are More Affected
by Dean Baker
The right would like us to believe that the inequality we see in the United States, and increasingly in other…
Article is continued here: How Do We Structure Markets, Instead of Accepting Them as Given?
by Deborah Bateson
The arrival of the pill in 1961 was pivotal in enabling women to control their fertility with a method unrelated to sex.
Article is continued here: Alternatives To Taking A Contraceptive Pill Every Day?
by Kim Eckart
New research shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers.
Article is continued here: How Intensive Teaching Rewires Student Brains
by Taylor Kubota
Researchers have created a new method for keeping private the data that our many devices collect about how we use them.
Article is continued here: This Secret Sharing System Keeps Your Personal Data Safe
by Mollie Rappe
Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more…
Article is continued here: Weight-loss Surgery Data Reveals There Are 4 Types Of Obesity
by Julia Christensen Hughes
Recent news reports have suggested that the MBA (masters in business administration) may be “losing its lustre” at…
Article is continued here: How Today's MBA Graduates Can Help Save The World
by Melissa De Witte
Every day, people try to make sense of challenges in their lives, but sometimes their explanations get in the way of…
Article is continued here: How The Power Of New Narratives’ Can Help Solve Personal Problems
by Jayashri Kulkarni
Depression and anxiety are known to affect around one in five people, but depression occurs twice as often in women as…
Article is continued here: Biology Is Only Partly To Blame For High Rates Of Mental Illness In Women
by Peter Kinderman
It is the events that happen in our lives that determine the state of our mental health, rather than some inherent…
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by Sam Dresser
On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav…
Article is continued here: Freud Versus Jung: A Bitter Feud Over The Meaning Of Sex
by Mark Patrick Taylor and Cynthia Isley
A major dust storm swept through Sydney and regional New South Wales this week. Red skies over Broken Hill on Wednesday…
Article is continued here: How Dust Storms And Hazardous Air Quality Can Harm Your Health
by Henry Martyn Lloyd
On either side of the Atlantic, groups of public intellectuals have issued a call to arms. The besieged citadel in need…
Article is continued here: Why The Enlightenment Was Not The Age Of Reason
by Jayashri Kulkarni
The process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an obvious reproductive focus, but it…
Article is continued here: How Hormones Affect Our Mood
by Susan Hazel
Have you ever been licked by a cat? If so you’ll know the feline tongue feels more like sandpaper than satin.
Article is continued here: That Spiny Cat Tongue Does More Than Keep A Cat Well Groomed
by Richard Hoffman
Recent headlines claim that a glass of wine or a pint of beer a day shortens your life. It’s enough to dampen any…
Article is continued here: Is Alcohol Bad For You? It Depends On The Drink And How You Drink It
by Mollie Rappe
Though most college students typically don’t intend to drink alcohol to the point that they “black out,” many don’t…
Article is continued here: What Students Don’t Know About Boozy Blackouts Increases Risk
by Francisco Mejia Uribe
You have probably never heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps…
Article is continued here: Is Believing Without Evidence Morally Wrong?
by Jamie Gruman
Social allergies are a lot like seasonal allergies. They’re annoying, exhausting and hard to avoid. They’re also…
Article is continued here: How To Survive Your Annoying Relatives This Holiday Season
by Lowri Dowthwaite
Who’s happier, men or women? Research shows it’s a complicated question and that asking whether males or females are…
Article is continued here: Why Men And Women Experience Happiness Differently
by Nikk Effingham, et al
Even in the real world there are witches among us, and fantastic beasts – and a touch of magic, too. And so to mark the…
Article is continued here: Fantastic Beasts And The Mysterious Real Life Questions Behind JK Rowling's Magic Tales
by Joshua T. Beck
At the age of 14, a young Donald Watson watched as a terrified pig was slaughtered on his family farm. In the British…
Article is continued here: Why People Become Vegans: The History, Sex And Science Of A Meatless Existence
by Gilaad Kaplan, Joseph W. Windsor, and Stephanie Coward
Manipulating environmental exposures to optimize a healthy microbiome may hold the promise of preventing chronic…
Article is continued here: Why We All Need To Be Proactive About Our Bowels
by Kesson Magid
Boys who grow up in healthier, wealthier environments tend to have more testosterone as adults, our latest research…
Article is continued here: Testosterone Levels Are Determined By Where Men Grow Up
by Fiona White, Rachel Maunder, and Stefano Verrelli
The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in…
Article is continued here: How Research Is Helping To Reduce Prejudice Between People Online
by Deana Rohlinger
A record number of women are headed to statehouses and Capitol Hill in 2019. One hundred women were elected to the U.S.…
Article is continued here: 3 Ways The Women's Movement In US Politics Is Misunderstood
by Michael Tam
As a general practitioner, I hear a lot of colorful advice from my patients about what they believe constitutes “safe”…
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by Craig Newmark
In order to have a democracy that thrives and actually that manages to stay alive at all you need regular citizens…
Article is continued here: Preserving Truth: How To Confront And Correct Fake News
by Kim Eckart
Violence, psychological or emotional abuse, and deprivation or neglect during childhood can affect both cellular aging…
Article is continued here: How Violence In Childhood Speeds Up Aging
by Julianne Schultz
In October 2005 Stephen Colbert was just starting his eponymous show, The Colbert Report. It is somewhat chilling to…
Article is continued here: We Must Help Turn Up the Level of Wisdom, Sanity, and Faith in the Human Family
by Garry Jennings
A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack…
Article is continued here: Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
by Michele Berger
Researchers have discovered a connection between Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use and decreased well-being.
Article is continued here: Less Is Better: Why Social Media May Make You Feel Lonely
by Jonathan C. Kaplan
In my research, I have been studying the anti-Semitic images that were commonplace in Vienna early last century. These…
Article is continued here: How Anti-Semitic Stereotypes From A Century Ago Echo Today
by Marianna Brungs
Forida, 22, lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with her infant son and husband. They live in a dark compound built mostly of…
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by Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang
Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you?
Article is continued here: Why You Like Coffee, And I Like Tea
by Hannah Waddington, Jessica Tupou, and Larah van der Meer
Research suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the age of two. It also shows that many of the…
Article is continued here: Why Early Diagnosis Of Autism Should Lead To Early Intervention
by Ryder Carroll
Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal…
Article is continued here: Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
by Robert Reich
Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most…
Article is continued here: Is It Time To Start Worrying About The Next Recession?
by Vicki Robin
A life devoted to frugality taught me about “natural wealth” and the value of investing in community. Being wealthy…
Article is continued here: This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
by Jonathan Foster
There are suggestions that fish oil is good for a range of health conditions including arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease…
Article is continued here: Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial?
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
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