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Things are not always as they appear to be, or how people expect them to be. Sometimes our expectations are incorrect, other times it's our perceptions that are misleading. And at other times, the Universe just delivers a surprise that we may call synchronicity or even miraculous.
We start off this week's featured articles with Alan Cohen speaking of "A World Beyond Labels: Love Without Labels". Joyce Vissell shares her story and unexpected "magical" outcome in "Never Give Up on Your Dreams: My Leo Buscaglia Miracle".
Charles Eisenstein introduces us to a world of possibilities where "Every Act is a Ceremony: Everything Matters, Every Detail Matters". We also take a look at various forms of meditation that can help transform our reality in "Establishing A Meditation Habit: You Can Try This At Home!" And, in "The Maya and Our Contemporary Search for Meaning", a modern-day shaman gives us a glimpse into the limits of Western thinking.
Sarah Varcas encourages us to embrace our natural uniqueness in "One of a Kind and One of the Crowd: Venus in Leo" and Pam Younghans sheds light on the energies of the coming week in the Astrological Journal for the Week. in which she cautions us to "expect the unexpected" this week.
And of course, we also have numerous articles that were added to the website this week covering a wide variety of topics that we felt might interest you.
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 Alan Cohen
When one of my coaching clients complained to her doctor that she was depressed, he diagnosed her as having a personality disorder and referred her to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist told her she did not at all have a personality disorder; she was just depressed. She talked through her feelings and walked out of the session feeling liberated from the burden of a label.
Written by Joyce Vissell
Have you ever had a dream that you wanted so deeply, but it just did not seem to be coming forth for you? I would like to give you the possibility that, right as you are reading this article, details are being put into place to allow your dream to come true. It is just about believing, trusting, and keeping your vision.
Written by Charles Eisenstein
In this essay I will explore another view of what modern people can draw from the ceremonial approach to life. This alternative is not a substitute for the rational, pragmatic approach to solving personal or social problems. It is a reunion of the ceremonial with the pragmatic built upon a profoundly different way of seeing the world.
Written by Joan Rose Staffen
For many of us, the idea of sitting quietly is painful. Many of us like being busy. In our American culture, we are applauded for checking as many items as we can off our to-do lists. It makes us feel we have accomplished much, that we’re going places fast. But many of us are running on empty. We are just whirling, twirling.
Written by Gabriela Jurosz-Landa
People travel to the Amazon to learn from the shamans or to India to practice yoga to expand their minds’ capacities. They delve deeper into the knowledge of the people and nature of the Himalayas, and they replace conventional diet and medicine with their organic and holistic equivalents.
Written by Sarah Varcas
Venus entered Leo on 28th July 2019. Given the challenges of the eclipse season which ended on 29th July, this is something to celebrate! After much self-analysis and the illumination of some thorny issues, we can now relax into being who we are without apology or self-consciousness!
by Neel Burton
Hypersanity’ is not a common or accepted term. But neither did I make it up. I first came across the concept while…
by William A. Donohue
Dehumanizing language often precedes genocide. One tragic example: Extreme dehumanizing language was a strong…
by Jack Tsonis
If you follow wellness trends, you might’ve come across the claim that an infrared sauna, which heats the body with…
by Dani Burlison
On a bright spring afternoon in late April, roughly 75 people gathered at the first Camp Fire restoration weekend at a…
by Marco A. Palma
When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute this behavior to their poverty,…
by U. Washington
Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of…
by Patti Verbanas
Despite risks and no clear benefits, doctors are increasingly likely to recommend antihistamines for children under the…
by U. Arizona
The easier and safer it is to get to a park, the more likely people are to visit the park frequently, research finds.
by Cailin Riley
Students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family, and school community are less likely to…
by Fred Love
Climate change is outpacing the ability of birds and other species to adapt to their changing environment, researchers…
by Mark Stabile
The general picture of gig economy work and mental wellbeing is not a pretty one. Around the world, Uber drivers face…
by Duane Mellor and Shahid Merali
There is an ongoing lively debate among healthcare professionals about whether or not obesity is a disease.
by Mark Boyle, Chris Murray and Susan Jarvis
In all likelihood, poor mental health has blighted every age of human existence. Evolutionary psychologists suggest it…
by Rachel Caufield
Four hundred and thirty-two days prior to the election and 158 days before the Iowa caucus, millions of Americans were…
by Joel Robert McGregor
Violent riots erupted in the NSW Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. Several inmates allegedly attacked known…
by Tom Vasich
Researchers have sequenced the genome of an animal that carries the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. It’s not a tick,…
by Sylvain Charlebois
Vegan activists have historically been vocal in their ‘meat is murder’ campaigns. With a plant-based protein revolution…
by Aaron Sachs
Outside of American literature courses, it doesn’t seem likely that many Americans are reading Herman Melville these…
by Kelly Rose
There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20…
by Joel Segel, et al
The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and…
by Ilana Halperin
Declawing a cat might sound as simple as trimming your pet’s nails. But it’s actually major surgery.
by Joy Hussain and Jack TsonisUniversity
Why do people use sauna? Despite centuries of anecdotal evidence which says the practice is relaxing and healthy,…
by Charalampos (Babis) Rallis
Calorie-restricted diets have been shown to increase the lifespan and healthspan of everything from yeast to monkeys …
by Jessica Corbett
Despite calls for a fifth convention two decades ago, military conflict continues to destroy megafauna, push species to…
by Amanda Lotz
Living with two preteens, I get almost daily requests to approve new apps. My standard response is to ask my kids to…
by Paul Wood AO
Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat has just reported quarterly earnings of US$67.3 million – much better than market…
by Marco Amati, et al
Governments at all levels invest a lot in greening Australian suburbs. Yet, in a recent report, we show that the…
by Mike Letnic
Coalition minister Angus Taylor is under scrutiny for possibly intervening in the clearing of grasslands in the…
by Chuck Finder
Dishonesty diminishes a person’s ability to read others’ emotions, or “interpersonal cognition,” according to new…
by Jared Wadley
Kids can engage in complex economic exchanges involving judgements about trust, according to new research.
by Ariel Liebman and Ross Gawler
It’s worth setting the record straight on the meaning of some of these terms and how they relate to climate policies…
by Anne Warde
New research uncovers the molecular action that enables cilantro to effectively delay certain seizures common in…
by Thomas Crofts
The age of criminal responsibility acts as the gateway to the criminal justice system – under a certain age you are…
by Georgia Garrard, et al
Bringing nature back into our cities can deliver a truly impressive array of benefits, ranging from health and…
by Emily Willingham
A familiar scenario: as part of having your cholesterol checked, your clinician also orders a standard blood panel – a…
by Rohit Chopra
|A general election in India, the world’s most populous democracy, seems a theoretical impossibility.
by Kate Hosford and Meghan Winters
Bike and scooter sharing is booming in cities all around the world. In the United States, the number of trips through…
by Jennifer A. Jones
Millions of college students volunteer at soup kitchens, animal shelters and other nonprofits near where they go to…
by Lucy Taylor and Dieter Hochuli
The sky is blue and you are walking through a park, speaking with a colleague, discussing a new project. You feel…
by Michael Tam
You wake up on a work day and feel under the weather. If you’re vomiting or have a fever, the decision to stay at home…
by Tom Matthews
I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic…
by Clare Collins
In Australia’s most recent nutrition survey, 29% of people reported having taken at least one dietary supplement. This…
by Nicholas A. Christakis
When it comes to leadership, we're quite picky on who we let govern us.
by Eve Pearlman
In a world deeply divided, how do we have hard conversations with nuance, curiosity, respect?
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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