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This week we take a look at the empowerment process and the steps therein. To become empowered, we start with having awareness of a situation or need. Being aware of a need can lead us to a change in attitude which then inspires us to take action. Our first featured article, by Sue Patton Thoele, "It Is Essential Now To Expand Our Awareness and Elevate Our Attitude" deals with the first two aspects of empowerment: awareness and attitude. Sarah Varcas, in "Eris: The Radical Feminine Rises", takes an insightful and inspiring look, from an astrological perspective, at the current move towards empowerment.
Several tools and methods of empowerment are presented in our featured articles: Regular InnerSelf author, Jude Bijou, invites us to tune in to our intuition in "Intuition: Firing Up Your Power Source". Dominique Antiglio suggests you "Take a Few Minutes to Build Your Positive Future", Susanne Weikl offers "Active Daydreaming Techniques for Tapping into Nature" and Theresa Cheung reminds us that "Rituals Have The Power To Boost Your Motivation, Understanding and Wellbeing". And Pam Younghan's "Astrological Journal" sheds light on the energies of the week to help empower our daily choices.
These, and the numerous additional articles added to the InnerSelf website this week (all mentioned below) are presented with the intent to assist you on your life path and to empower you to create a life that is fulfilling and life-affirming. Each one of us has a role to play in this game of life, and we support you in taking your power in hand and at heart, and making your contribution, whatever it is meant to be.
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all the articles that were added to the website during 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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Written by Sue Patton Thoele
Society desperately needs the tempering and respectful energy of feminine strength. The Chinese proverb “When sleeping women wake, mountains move” is being affirmed by societal shifts throughout the world. We are awake and deeply aware that our strength, wisdom, and compassion are needed.
Written by Sarah Varcas
Mythological Eris is the goddess of discord and rivalry. Astrological Eris challenges us to look with eyes wide open and free from all guile at who we are and what we do – personally and collectively – to perpetuate inequalities and oppression the world over.
Written by Jude Bijou
Intuition is the invisible link between our personal inner world of emotions and thoughts and our outer world connection point through speech and action. Intuition reveals what is really true for us deep down. It illuminates the high road, the graceful path of least resistance, and the route to living in the flow.
Written by Dominique Antiglio
When you visualize the past or the future, to the brain and nervous system it’s as if you are directly there, experiencing it. It prompts a physiological response. So we do a positive visualization into the future — a futurization — to prepare the body and mind for the future.
Written by Susanne Weikl
We are born into this life to give it shape and to be powerful. Whether you’re simply fixing lunch or dreaming of leading a self-sufficient life in the country, these are all ideas waiting to be put into practice in the best possible way.
Written by Theresa Cheung
Our daily actions shape our lives. Repeat an action long enough and it becomes a habit, but habits lack meaning. To ensure meaningful change, our actions need to be filled with personal feeling and meaning. They need to be ritualized.
by Ben Walker and Dan Caprar
We live in a society obsessed with performance. For both young and old, competitions, awards and rankings are an…
by Liz Entman
Guilt plays a role in whether admitting to a lapse in self-control helps us resist temptation in the future or makes us…
by Allison Hydzik
Babies born to mothers who have obesity are more likely to develop cancer in early childhood, a new study reports.
by Hilary Hurd Anyaso
Americans no longer regard women as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study…
by Scott F. Latham
Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S. workforce…
by Vincent Ho
Household pets are often a great source of joy and have positive effects on our mental well-being. For most of us, this…
by Talia Ogliore
Researchers have mapped the crystal structure of a key protein that makes the metabolites responsible for the bitter…
by Rafael Euba
Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of the world through popular culture.…
by James Ransom
An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to shape the future of cities.
by Sara Read and Catie Gill
In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the…
by Alice Scott
Wirelessly charging your phone, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of devices using typical lithium-ion…
by Arash Javanbakht
People have always used fear for intimidation of the subordinates or enemies, and shepherding the tribe by the leaders.
by Penny Bishop
The term “personalized learning” is becoming more common. Indeed, 39 states mention personalized learning in their…
by Stephen Stansfeld
The World Health Organisation recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines…
by Peter Knight
Bill Kaysing was a former US Navy officer who worked as a technical writer for one of the rocket manufacturers for…
Climate Change: Having The Right Combination Of Tree Personalities Could Make Forests More Resilient
by Tom Ovenden
Every tree in a forest has a neighbour. In many forest neighbourhoods, the same species are often found living…
by Graham Pruss
News reports from across America tell of vehicle residents from virtually every background attempting to settle in…
by Rodney Sinclair
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options…
by Yoga With Adriene
Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back…
by Sarah Kaplan
In 2008, author Rebecca Solnit’s now famous essay, Men Explain Things to Me, set off a firestorm.
by Abel J. Koury
When it comes to news articles about the impact that summer has on student learning, the news is often bad.
The Internet Is Surprisingly Fragile, Crashes Thousands Of Times A Year, And No One Is Making It Stronger
by Vasileios Giotsas
How could a small internet service provider (ISP) in Pennsylvania cause millions of websites worldwide to go offline?
by Brittany Packnett
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an…
by Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Caitlin Notley
Smoking kills one in two regular smokers, but quitting at any point in life leads to big improvements in health,…
by Aleks Berditchevskaia and Kathy Peach
Winston Churchill once described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. Many feel the same about…
by Jiaying Zhao, et al
Imagine this: A young professional couple at a party mentions they’re thinking of buying a home in a popular waterfront…
by Caroline Le Roy and Jordana Bell
Rates of obesity are rising across the globe; a third of the world’s population is now overweight and nearly a fifth is…
by Stephen Woroniecki
Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as…
by Benjamin Waddell
Escaping violence, war, poverty and environmental disaster, more people than ever are migrating worldwide. Some 258…
by Selena Bartlett
Over the past two years, I’ve started working with people on applying what I know in the human world of work. And what…
by Frank J. Infurna
The way my mom imagined it, midlife was going to be great: counting down days until retirement, spending winters in…
by Amahia Mallea
New Orleans averted disaster this month when tropical storm Barry delivered less rain in the Crescent City than…
by Killian O'Leary and Stephen Murphy
When the anonymous social media app YOLO was launched in May 2019, it topped the iTunes downloads chart after just one…
by Stacey Parker
Long work hours increase risk of dying from cardiovascular heart disease, risk to family functioning, injury at work,…
by Roger Tyers
While in many countries new cars, domestic appliances, and even houses now have mandatory energy efficiency…
by Tracie McKinney
Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the…
by Lindsey Valich-Rochester
New research from University of Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects…
by Hardev Pandha
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK and is difficult to treat. Current…
by Peter Hurley
Students – whether at university or school – can get help from many places. They can go to a tutor, parent, teacher, a…
by Constant Mews
Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of…
by Norah Campbell and Francis Finucane
Eating ultra-processed food is definitely bad for you, a recent study has confirmed. In the experiment, people were fed…
by Jerome Goddard
When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and…
by Simon Dubé, and Dave Anctil
Science fiction films such as Blade Runner (1982), Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and Her (2013) explore the advent of…
by Nathan Jensen
U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives.
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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