InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 21, 2019

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

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
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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It Is Essential Now To Expand Our Awareness and Elevate Our Attitude

Written by Sue Patton Thoele

It Is Essential Now To Expand Our Awareness and Elevate Our Attitude

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.


Eris: The Radical Feminine Rises

Written by Sarah Varcas

Eris: The Radical Feminine Rises

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.


Intuition: Firing Up Your Power Source

Written by Jude Bijou

Intuition: Firing Up Your Inner Power Source

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.


Take a Few Minutes to Build Your Positive Future

Written by Dominique Antiglio

Just a Few Minutes to Build Your Positive Future

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.


Active Daydreaming Techniques for Tapping into Nature

Written by Susanne Weikl

Active Daydreaming Techniques for Tapping into Nature

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.


Rituals Have The Power To Boost Your Motivation, Understanding and Wellbeing

Written by Theresa Cheung

Rituals Have The Power To Boost Your Motivation, Understanding and Wellbeing

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.


How Our Obsession With Performance Is Changing Our Sense Of Self

How Our Obsession With Performance Is Changing Our Sense Of Self

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…


After Lapses In Self-control, Does It Help To Admit It?

After Lapses In Self-Control, Does It Help To Admit It?

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…


Maternal Obesity May Raise Child’s Cancer Risk

Maternal Obesity May Raise Child’s Cancer Risk

by Allison Hydzik

Babies born to mothers who have obesity are more likely to develop cancer in early childhood, a new study reports.


More Americans Now See Women As Smarter

More Americans Now See Women As Smarter

by Hilary Hurd Anyaso

Americans no longer regard women as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study…


What Amazon's Decision To Retrain A Third Of Its Employees Means For The Future Of Work

What Amazon's Decision To Retrain A Third Of Its Employees Means For The Future Of Work

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…


What Bugs Can You Catch From Your Pets?

What Bugs Can You Catch From Your Pets?

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…


Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

Why Broccoli And Cabbage Are So Bitter

by Talia Ogliore

Researchers have mapped the crystal structure of a key protein that makes the metabolites responsible for the bitter…


Are Humans Designed To Be Happy?

Are Humans Designed To Be Happy?

by Rafael Euba

Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of the world through popular culture.…


A New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived

A New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived

by James Ransom

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to shape the future of cities.


How Women and The Moon Intertwine In Literature

How Women and The Moon Intertwine In Literature

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…


How Wireless Charging Can Mess Up Your Phone’s Battery

How Wireless Charging Can Mess Up Your Phone’s Battery

by Alice Scott

Wirelessly charging your phone, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of devices using typical lithium-ion…


How The Politics Of Fear Manipulates Us To Tribalism

How The Politics Of Fear Manipulates Us To Tribalism

by Arash Javanbakht

People have always used fear for intimidation of the subordinates or enemies, and shepherding the tribe by the leaders.


Why Is Personalized Learning So Controversial?

Why Is Personalized Learning So Controversial?

by Penny Bishop

The term “personalized learning” is becoming more common. Indeed, 39 states mention personalized learning in their…


There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

by Stephen Stansfeld

The World Health Organisation recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines…


How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today

How Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Began And Why They Persist Today

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

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…


Without Parking, Thousands Of Americans Who Live In Vehicles Have Nowhere To Go

Without Parking, Thousands Of Americans Who Live In Vehicles Have Nowhere To Go

by Graham Pruss

News reports from across America tell of vehicle residents from virtually every background attempting to settle in…


Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know

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…


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Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene

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…


New Solutions To A Tiresome Old Problem Of Mansplaining

New Solutions To A Tiresome Old Problem Of Mansplaining

by Sarah Kaplan

In 2008, author Rebecca Solnit’s now famous essay, Men Explain Things to Me, set off a firestorm.


5 Things Parents Need To Know About Summer Loss

5 Things Parents Need To Know About Summer Loss

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

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?


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How To Build Your Confidence -- And Spark It In Others

by Brittany Packnett

"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an…


How Financial Incentives Work To Help Smokers Quit

How Financial Incentives Work To Help Smokers Quit

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,…


How Wisdom Of Crowds Proves Effective Predictor Of The Future

How Wisdom Of Crowds Proves Effective Predictor Of The Future

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…


Why Some Conservatives Are Blind To Climate Change

Why Some Conservatives Are Blind To Climate Change

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…


Belly Fat: Gut Bacteria Checks Could Lead To Personalized Diets

Belly Fat: Gut Bacteria Checks Could Lead To Personalized Diets

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…


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How Rejuvenating Nature Could Help Fight Climate Change

by Stephen Woroniecki

Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as…


When Migrants Go Home, They Bring Back Money, Skills And Ideas

When Migrants Go Home, They Bring Back Money, Skills And Ideas

by Benjamin Waddell

Escaping violence, war, poverty and environmental disaster, more people than ever are migrating worldwide. Some 258…


Stressed At Work? How To Beat Common Traps In The Rat Race

Stressed At Work? How To Beat Common Traps In The Rat Race

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…


The Real Midlife Crisis Confronting Many Americans

The Real Midlife Crisis Confronting Many Americans

by Frank J. Infurna

The way my mom imagined it, midlife was going to be great: counting down days until retirement, spending winters in…


As Flood Risks Increase Across The US, It's Time To Recognize The Limits Of Levees

As Flood Risks Increase Across The US, It's Time To Recognize The Limits Of Levees

by Amahia Mallea

New Orleans averted disaster this month when tropical storm Barry delivered less rain in the Crescent City than…


Anonymous Apps Risk Fuelling Cyberbullying But They Also Fill A Vital Role

Anonymous Apps Risk Fuelling Cyberbullying But They Also Fill A Vital Role

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…


Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer

Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer

by Stacey Parker

Long work hours increase risk of dying from cardiovascular heart disease, risk to family functioning, injury at work,…


It's Time To Wake Up To The Devastating Impact Flying Has On The Environment

It's Time To Wake Up To The Devastating Impact Flying Has On The Environment

by Roger Tyers

While in many countries new cars, domestic appliances, and even houses now have mandatory energy efficiency…


5 Ways To Be A Responsible Wildlife Tourist

5 Ways To Be A Responsible Wildlife Tourist

by Tracie McKinney

Imagine walking through a lush tropical forest. You hear a rustle overhead, and a half-eaten fruit plops onto the…


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How Your Brain Turns Down Distractions To See Motion Better

by Lindsey Valich-Rochester

New research from University of Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects…


How We Used A Common Cold Virus To Defeat Bladder Cancer

How We Used A Common Cold Virus To Defeat Bladder Cancer

by Hardev Pandha

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK and is difficult to treat. Current…


When Does Getting Help On An Assignment Turn Into Cheating?

When Does Getting Help On An Assignment Turn Into Cheating?

by Peter Hurley

Students – whether at university or school – can get help from many places. They can go to a tutor, parent, teacher, a…


What Western Civilization Owes To Islamic Cultures

What Western Civilization Owes To Islamic Cultures

by Constant Mews

Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of…


Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

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…


Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

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…


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Beyond Sex Robots: Erobotics Explores Erotic Human-machine Interactions

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…


Why States And Cities Should Stop Handing Out Billions In Economic Incentives To Companies

Why States And Cities Should Stop Handing Out Billions In Economic Incentives To Companies

by Nathan Jensen

U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives.


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Astrological Journal for the Week

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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