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This week we look at trust... in ourselves, in others, and in a Higher Power. Sometimes our trust in others can be misplaced leading to challenges, but then the lack of trust in ourselves and/or in our inner guidance, also can lead to challenges.
We thus start our featured articles this week with Joyce Vissell who writes about "Learning the Lesson of Trust". Then we move on to Alan Cohen who reflects on challenging experiences, and comments: "What It’s Really For: There Is A Nobler Purpose To Every Experience". We then bring you an excerpt from Cate Montana's novel "Apollo & Me" where the Greek god Apollo shares information on the duality and discordance between men and women through the teachings of religion in the excerpt entitled: "From The Divinity and Equality of Man and Woman, To Sin and Redemption".
Many of life's problems and tensions can lead us to a state of depression and Gary Wagman, an acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, brings us tools to use to balance our body and move through depression. While his article is geared to women, its tenets apply to all genders: "Woman Overboard: The Depths of Depression". Then, InnerSelf's co-publisher, Robert Jennings, asks "Is Climate Catastrophe Closer Than We Think?" and shares information and insights about the status of our environment.
However, through all the challenges of daily life, we are reminded that we always have assistance at hand: "In The Space Within, You Can Hear the Mind of God". And I round off the articles with my perspective on a solution to our personal and global problems: "What Is Love: Being Kind To Others and To Yourself".
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 inspiring and insightful reading, and of course a loving week.
Marie T. Russell
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Written by Joyce Vissell
I love this photo of our son-in-law Ryan and our almost three-year-old grandson Owen. Ryan is taking Owen for his first surfing lesson. Owen is holding his hand with complete trust. He knows that his father has great wisdom in this situation and will take care of him.
Written by Alan Cohen
Jewish theologian Martin Buber said, “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” The ego’s destinations are always material. The spirit’s destinations run deeper. We believe we are here to get somewhere physically, while we are really here to get somewhere spiritually.
Written by Cate Montana
“I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek Mythology.” -- Apollo
Written by Gary Wagman, Ph.D., L.Ac.
It is estimated that 8 to 15 percent of all women are faced with depression at one time or another as they go through menopause. Close to nine million women nationwide are plagued with depression at some point in their lives. Even though depression is affected by hormonal changes and genetic factors, it is not dictated by them.
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Is Earth's livability disappearing? That many species of animals, birds, fish, and insects are in swift decline is indisputable.
Written by Simon Chokoisky
Meditation is not another “thing” to do, it’s an expression of who you are. Like all authentic spiritual practices it makes life easier by removing the barriers that keep you from being the person you came here to be.
What Is Love: Being Kind To Others and To Yourself
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
As I was reflecting the other day on love -- loving ourselves, loving our neighbor, loving the world itself -- it came to me that with all the "stigma" attached to the word love, sometimes we may be at a loss as to what it really means.
by Scott Lear
It’s well-documented that regular exercise is good for us. Being active can reduce your risk for a variety of diseases…
by Grace Parraga
Vaping causes severe illness in otherwise healthy young adults and teenagers. It causes a life-threatening,…
by Cathrine Jansson-Boyd
UK-based healthcare group the Priory is well-known for treating gambling, sex, drug, alcohol and computing addictions…
by Paulo Massoca and Catarina Conte Jakovac
The flames consuming the Amazon rainforest this year have alarmed the world, renewing concerns about one of the…
by Joanne M. Pierce
In the fall, Catholics and some other Christian churches celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross.
by David Spencer
“We should work to live, not live to work”, declared John McDonnell in his speech to Britain’s Labour Party Conference.
by Barbara Mintzes and Agnes Vitry
It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer. People who haven’t had cancer themselves will likely have a…
by Dorothy Monekosso
You might already have what’s often called a “smart home”, with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled…
by Samuel Clack and Tony Ward
Depression is a serious disorder marked by disturbances in mood, cognition, physiology and social functioning.
by Katherine Bullock
The conversation over Justin Trudeau’s blackface had widened to a conversation about anti-Blackness in Canada, and…
by Dries Verstraete
Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large…
by Kevin John Brophy
About eight years ago, I went to dinner with a dear friend I had known for more than 40 years. It would be the last…
by Will J Grant and Rod Lamberts
Call it lies, fake news, or just plain old bullshit - misinformation seems to flutter willfully around the modern…
by Kathryn Walton and Molly Gallant
Food waste is costly — and not just dollars and cents. Food waste also has significant environmental and health…
by Nicholas Joyce
Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses –…
by Jennifer Cassarly
Parents and caregivers often wait until their children are older to talk about sexual consent. And many parents often…
by Kent Willis
For the last hundred years, scientists have believed that humans develop in a womb that remains sterile and completely…
by Gregory N. Price
In 2010, two economists claimed that graduates of historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, suffer a…
by Alessio Malizia and Silvio Carta
The short film Slaughterbots depicts a near future in which swarms of micro drones assassinate thousands of people for…
by Dr Alana James
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, producing 20% of global wastewater and 10%…
by Enrijeta Shino and Daniel A. Smith
When eligible citizens register to vote, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will turn out.
by Greta Guest
New findings challenge the wisdom of budgeting calories for the day, which is what weight-control programs like Weight…
by Rachael Sharman and Patrick D. Nunn
Thousands of school students across Australia joined in the global protest calling for action on climate change.
by Salvatore Domenic Morgera
The human brain sends hundreds of billions of neural signals each second. It’s an extraordinarily complex feat.
by Gordon Parker
People seeking therapy should always talk to a practitioner who provides good quality treatment that’s appropriate to…
by Richard Gunderman
The book ignited a revolution, breaking free from conventional wisdom that said children required schedules, discipline…
by Richard Gunderman
By the time he drew his self-portrait at age 45, Humboldt had tutored himself in every branch of science, spent more…
by Bobby Duffy
We humans have a natural tendency to focus on negative stories. We tend to assume things are worse than they really…
by Tracey Raney and Mackenzie Gregory
Women leaders who support climate action are being attacked online with increasing regularity.
by Suzanne Mahady
Up to 35% of cancers worldwide might be caused by lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking. So how can we go about…
by Susan Davies
“Jamal” is a 16-year-old boy who sustained a concussion in a skateboarding accident in July.
by Yunlong Zhao
The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate…
by Ilona Jaspers
The rise in cases of otherwise healthy young adults who have been hospitalized or even died from vaping-associated lung…
by Brendan Zietsch
It has long been clear that a person’s sexual preference – whether they prefer male or female sexual partners, or both…
by Brian Fagan
Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all."
by Holly Patrick
Bringing pet dogs into the workplace is becoming increasingly common.
by Yoga With Adriene
Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light.
by Darius Sepehr
The traditional poetry and music of Iran aim to create a threshold space, a zone of mystery; a psycho-emotional terrain…
by Clean & Delicious
Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is easy, juicy and full of flavor.
by Karen Dwyer and Ashani Lecamwasam
A 42-year-old man – a father, a husband, a son – has come to the emergency department with a splitting headache. It’s…
by Susan Watkins
When Margaret Atwood was writing The Handmaid’s Tale in 1984, she felt that the main premise seemed “fairly outrageous”
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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