InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we question reality, or at least what we think is reality. We ask: What if everything you think you know is wrong? We start with "Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know" followed by "You Are More Than Your Sun Sign".

Things are not always what they seem, and things oftentimes have a purpose that is not visible to us at the time they occur. Joyce Vissell shares her experience of this in "The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift". And if you're a fan of do lists and having your day planned out to the minute, you may get a whole new perspective of that reality by reading "Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?".

While the events in our life and in our world may challenge us and leave us sometimes with more questions and doubts than answers, we need to keep the faith in the ultimate power of Good and the power of Love. Alan Cohen reminds us that "A Happy Outcome is Assured: One Day, Only Love Will Remain".

What we see around us is only one aspect of reality. I just read a book entitled: "Memories of Heaven: Children's Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth" by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Dee Garnes. I recommend it for a higher perspective on "life as we know it".

Perhaps we can gain strength in a quote from the bard:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
                          -- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK


Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know

Written by Jeff Eisenberg

Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know

As a koan teaching tells us, “To touch the absolute is not yet enlightenment.” When these moments come, there is a tendency to think, “Aha, I’ve got it!” Yet, just as on one level this gratifying thought fills us with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment, on another level we can already feel it slipping away, as the moment passes...

Access the complete article here: Mission Not Accomplished: Doubting Everything You Think You Know


You Are More Than Your Sun Sign

Written by Aliza Einhorn

You Are More Than Your Sun Sign

To understand yourself and to understand every­one else using astrology, you must explore not only the sign the Sun is in but also Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Every one of those planets (we call Sun and Moon “planets” in astrology) is also in one of the twelve signs.

Access the complete article here: You Are More Than Your Sun Sign


The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift

Written by Joyce Vissell

The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift

Rejection can hurt. Perhaps a person can be rejected by a friend, partner, boss, sibling, parent, co-worker, someone you work out with at the gym, or even your grown child. Scientists are discovering that the hurt of rejection can be actually recorded within your body.

Access the complete article here: The Pain of Rejection Brings a Gift


Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?

Written by Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D.

Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?

I had a strong feeling that if I see it, it is my responsibility. I began won­dering what would happen if I started responding to everything that caught my eye. So I began an around-the-clock practice that went like this: anything that entered my awareness became my respon­sibility, anything that was my responsibility I would attend to, and anything I attended to I would complete.

Access the complete article here: Looking for Presence: What Is Catching Your Eye?


A Happy Outcome is Assured: One Day, Only Love Will Remain

Written by Alan Cohen

A Happy Outcome is Assured: One Day, Only Love Will Remain

A Course in Miracles urges us to remember, “A happy outcome to all things is sure.” What a powerful affirmation to hold in mind when things seem to be going wrong! We all struggle with some relationships, and wonder if...

Access the complete article here: A Happy Outcome is Assured: One Day, Only Love Will Remain


How European Colonization Killed 10% Of World Population And Caused Global Cooling

How European Colonization Killed 10% Of World Population And Caused Global Cooling

by Alexander Koch, UCL, at al

While Europe was in the early days of the Renaissance, there were empires in the Americas sustaining more than 60m…

Access the complete article here: How European Colonization Killed 10% Of World Population And Caused Global Cooling


Why Measles Is So Deadly, And Why Vaccination Is So Vital

Why Measles Is So Deadly, And Why Vaccination Is So Vital

by Paul Duprex

Measles is a highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease that spreads like wildfire in naive populations.

Access the complete article here: Why Measles Is So Deadly, And Why Vaccination Is So Vital


So You Went Vegan In January – Now What?

So You Went Vegan In January – Now What?

by Sophie Medlin

Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised…

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Team Sports Aren’t Enough Exercise For Homeschoolers

Team Sports Aren’t Enough Exercise For Homeschoolers

by Mike Williams

Organized sports and physical activities aren’t enough to keep homeschoolers fit, research finds.

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When Possessions Are Poor Substitutes For People

When Possessions Are Poor Substitutes For People

by Melissa Norberg and Jessica Grisham

A decomposed, mummified body of a man was recently found by forensic cleaners in a Sydney apartment.

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Why Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

Why Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

by Peter Howley

For decades now, GDP has been the standard measure of a nation’s well-being. But it is becoming clear that an economic…

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How To Restore Nature's Body Clock

How To Restore Nature's Body Clock

by Jonathan Bennie

Satellite images of the earth provide a striking picture of our planet during the hours of darkness.

Access the complete article here: How To Restore Nature's Body Clock


Starting To Exercise Might Make You Want Healthy Food

Starting To Exercise Might Make You Want Healthy Food

by Esther Robards

People who exercise on a regular basis are more likely to eat healthier, too.

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How Nonviolence Was Brought To The Civil Rights Movement

How Nonviolence Was Brought To The Civil Rights Movement

by Walter E. Fluker

Howard Thurman played an important role in the civil rights struggle as a key mentor to many leaders of the movement…

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Here's How You Can Fight Global Warming In Your Garden

Here's How You Can Fight Global Warming In Your Garden

by Mike Jeffries

Ponds are taken for granted. Perhaps it’s because most of us have seen them – and on occasion, fallen into them – and…

Access the complete article here: Here's How You Can Fight Global Warming In Your Garden


How Joking Around With Your Brothers And Sisters Shapes Your Sense Of Humor

How Joking Around With Your Brothers And Sisters Shapes Your Sense Of Humor

by Amy Paine

Two siblings are playing on the living room floor. The girl, aged six, looks at her brother, and smiling, sings: “A, B…

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Why The Media Loves The White Racist Story

Why The Media Loves The White Racist Story

by Rima Wilkes and Howard Ramos

Racism isn’t new and will not go away. What is new is the interest in pointing it out and calling out its perpetrators…

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Alzheimer's Is Linked To Gum Disease – But Bad Oral Health Is Not The Only Culprit

Alzheimer's Is Linked To Gum Disease – But Bad Oral Health Is Not The Only Culprit

by Sim K. Singhrao

For most people, teeth cleaning may just be a normal part of your daily routine. But what if the way you clean your…

Access the complete article here: Alzheimer's Is Linked To Gum Disease – But Bad Oral Health Is Not The Only Culprit


3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

3 Ways To Be Smart On Social Media

by A. Trevor Sutton

This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on…

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How Taking Photos Can Dull Your Fun Experiences

How Taking Photos Can Dull Your Fun Experiences

by Chuck Finder

If an event is otherwise highly enjoyable, pausing to take photographs will detract from your enjoyment, research finds.

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Why Capturing Carbon To Fight Climate Change Is Dividing Environmentalists

Why Capturing Carbon To Fight Climate Change Is Dividing Environmentalists

by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò and Holly Jean Buck

Environmental activists are teaming up with fresh faces in Congress to advocate for a Green New Deal, a bundle of…

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5 Lessons About How And Why People Push Buttons

5 Lessons About How And Why People Push Buttons

by Rachel Plotnick

All day every day, throughout the United States, people push buttons – on coffee makers, TV remote controls and even…

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Bigger Dogs Outdo Little Ones At This Intelligence Test

Bigger Dogs Outdo Little Ones At This Intelligence Test

by Alexis Blue

Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better than smaller pups on certain measures of intelligence, new research…

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Will Skipping Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

Will Skipping Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

by Tim Spector and Jeff Leach

Breakfast, we are told, is the most important meal of the day. Over the last 50 years, we have been bombarded with…

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Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps To Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps To Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

by Bruce Horovitz

It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60.

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Why The Idea Of Good Work In A Gig Economy Remains A Distant Ideal

Why The Idea Of Good Work In A Gig Economy Remains A Distant Ideal

by Tonia Novitz, et al

Don Lane’s employment contract for his work as a courier described him as an “independent contractor”. This meant he…

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A Painful Lesson In Zen And The Art Of Honeybee Reverence

A Painful Lesson In Zen And The Art Of Honeybee Reverence

by Heather Swan

Nearly every summer’s day, I visit honeybees. Some days, I sit and watch them floating in and out the hive.

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What Would Happen If Hospitals Openly Shared Their Prices?

What Would Happen If Hospitals Openly Shared Their Prices?

by Zach Y. Brown

Imagine there was a store where there were no prices on items, and you never knew what you’d pay until you’d picked out…

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Why School Suspensions Don't Stop Violence

Why School Suspensions Don't Stop Violence

by Charles Bell

When school officials suspend students, the idea is to maintain a safe environment and deter violence and other…

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How Frigid Polar Vortex Blasts Are Connected To Global Warming

How Frigid Polar Vortex Blasts Are Connected To Global Warming

by Jennifer Francis

A record-breaking cold wave is sending literal shivers down the spines of millions of Americans. Temperatures across…

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What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?

What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?

by Samuel Edward Jones

Do you prefer to rise early with the lark or stay up late with the owl? Your preference turns out to be partly decided…

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3 Ways That Big Data Reveals What You Really Like To Watch, Read And Listen To

3 Ways That Big Data Reveals What You Really Like To Watch, Read And Listen To

by Anjana Susarla

Anyone who’s watched “Bridget Jones’s Diary” knows one of her New Year’s resolutions is “Not go out every night but…

Access the complete article here: 3 Ways That Big Data Reveals What You Really Like To Watch, Read And Listen To


Will You Be Old And Unbefriended?

Will You Be Old And Unbefriended?

by Stephanie Chamberlain

For the first time in Canada’s history, more people are living alone or without children, according to the 2016 Census.…

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How Screen Time Predicts Delays In Child Development

How Screen Time Predicts Delays In Child Development

by Dillon Thomas Browne, et al

Researchers, doctors, public health officials and parents are all trying to make sense of the impact of screen time on…

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What Causes Bloating And Gassiness?

What Causes Bloating And Gassiness?

by Vincent Ho

Your trousers fit when you put them on in the morning. But come mid-afternoon, they’re uncomfortably tight – and you…

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Why Women Still Earn A Lot Less Than Men

Why Women Still Earn A Lot Less Than Men

by Michele Gilman

A decade ago, on Jan. 29, 2009, newly inaugurated President Barack Obama signed his first bill into law: the Lilly…

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Why Physiotherapy Works Better When You Believe It Will Help You

Why Physiotherapy Works Better When You Believe It Will Help You

by Rachel Chester

People with shoulder pain who expect physiotherapy to help them are likely to have a better recovery than those who…

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Contraception: The Way You Take The Pill Has More To Do With The Pope Than Your Health

Contraception: The Way You Take The Pill Has More To Do With The Pope Than Your Health

by Susan Walker

The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases…

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Why Do Some Controversies Persist Despite The Evidence?

Why Do Some Controversies Persist Despite The Evidence?

by Brian Martin

The debate over climate change is relatively young while nuclear power and pesticides have been heated topics since the…

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Eight Myths About Meal Replacement Diets

Eight Myths About Meal Replacement Diets

by Nerys M Astbury

Meal-replacement diets, where some meals are replaced with soups, shakes or bars, have been making a comeback.

Access the complete article here: Eight Myths About Meal Replacement Diets


Can You Life-hack Your Way To Love?

Can You Life-Hack Your Way To Love?

by Joseph Reagle

There’s never been a shortage of dating advice from family, friends and self-help authors. Yet in the digital age…

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How To Have Productive Disagreements About Politics And Religion

How To Have Productive Disagreements About Politics And Religion

by Larisa Heiphetz

In the current polarized climate, it’s easy to find yourself in the midst of a political disagreement that morphs into…

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How Online Dating Can Be Deceptive

How Online Dating Can Be Deceptive

by Nicole Marie Allaire

On the internet, you can become anyone you want to – at least for a while. And though deception doesn’t fit well with…

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A Psychologist Assesses The KonMari Method Of Tidying

A Psychologist Assesses The KonMari Method Of Tidying

by Chris Stiff

Have your friends recently begun obsessively folding their t-shirts, or explaining how they have got rid of a book that…

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What Impact Does Epigenetics Have On Our Psychology?

What Impact Does Epigenetics Have On Our Psychology?

by Kevin Mitchell

In the battle of nature versus nurture, nurture has a new recruit: epigenetics - brought in from molecular biology to…

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How The Catholic Church Came To Oppose Birth Control

How The Catholic Church Came To Oppose Birth Control

by Lisa McClain

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against…

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Why A Gym Break Won't Mean You Lose Your Muscles

Why A Gym Break Won't Mean You Lose Your Muscles

by Neil Martin

Our muscles grow as a result of regular exercise and can waste away when not frequently or strenuously used, leading to…

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There's A Wider Scandal Suggested By The Trump Investigations

There's A Wider Scandal Suggested By The Trump Investigations

by Ofer Raban

The scope of financial crimes unearthed so far by state and federal authorities investigating President Trump and his…

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Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Current Week: February 4 to 10, 2019

Pam YounghansThis 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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