InnerSelf Newsletter: October 25, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 25, 2020
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

The "slogan" or sub-title for the InnerSelf website is "New Attitudes---New Possibilities", and that is exactly the theme of this week's newsletter. The purpose of our articles and authors is to empower readers to move forward with a new attitude thus opening the way for new possibilities and new realities.

We start with Robert Moss from his newly-released book "growing BIG DREAMS" with the article: "Breaking Down or Breaking Through? Choosing Our Attitude ". We then move forward with Hunter Clarke-Fields who suggests new behaviors and attitudes in "What To Do When You Want To Yell At Your Kids (or At Other Adults)". 

Edward M. Adams suggests a revamping of male attitudes in "Who Is That Unmasked Man? It's Time to Liberate Masculinity". Jean Walters recommends "Authenticity and Naturalness as Antidotes to Fear and Anxiety" and author, Turīya, shows us "How Change Can Take Place in 30 Seconds".

We complete our attitudinal journey with Jonathan Hammond who brings us empowerment in the form of "The Sixth Huna Principle: Mana -- All Power Comes From Within".

As I read the "Astrological Journal for the Week" a few minutes ago, I was amazed, as I often am, at the similarities in the planetary themes to the articles intuitively selected for InnerSelf... another reminder that we are all interconnected and that we are all one. Here are some quotes from Pam's Astrological Journal" as she speaks about this week and the planet Uranus:

"...It is the planet of breakthroughs and breakdowns, but not without purpose. It is when we are dislodged from our usual routines and "normal reality" that we open our minds to alternative ways of thinking." And "Radiate into the world the energy you most want to see manifest. This is where our true power lies when external situations appear to be beyond our control."

Our attitude is paramount in these challenging times. It affects not only our own well-being and our immune system, but it radiates out to the people around us. What we put out in the world in the form of our attitude is a seed that grows... so we are the ones who decide if we will plant harmony and love, or disharmony and hatred. The choice is always ours and that is a very powerful and empowering choice to have. And fortunately, we get to choose over and over with each breath we take, each thought we think, each word we say, and each action we undertake.

It's never too late to change our attitude, and we sometimes may have to change it several times a day as we encounter challenges and outward energies. But just remember that you are in charge of you... of your attitude, of your actions. No one else is in charge of that.

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, health-full, and loving week.


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

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Breaking Down or Breaking Through? Choosing Our Attitude

Written by Robert Moss

Breaking Down or Breaking Through? Choosing Our Attitude
For every setback, look for opportunity. That is a provocative statement, hard to accept when you feel betrayed or shamed or in the depths of grief or loss. When you have lost your job, or your partner has walked out on you, or you have made the worst mistake of your life, how can you accept the idea that by what you fall, you can rise?


What To Do When You Want To Yell At Your Kids (or At Other Adults)

Written by Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE


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What To Do When You Want To Yell At Your Kids (or At Other Adults)
It’s weird, we expect children to be respectful, yet we continually order them around. We make demands of them, then we are surprised when they are demanding. We yell, threaten, and punish, demonstrating to them that power and coercion are our go-to tools. Unsurprisingly, this causes disconnection in the relationship.


Who Is That Unmasked Man? It's Time to Liberate Masculinity

Written by Edward M. Adams, Psy.D.

Who is that Unmasked Man? It's Time to Liberate Masculinity
As a psychologist whose specialty is treating men, I believe that behind many of the threats we face are the invisible, dangerous, dysfunctional and persistent beliefs that manhood is about power and control. These beliefs about what it means to be a man are what I refer to as “confined masculinity.”


Authenticity and Naturalness as Antidotes to Fear and Anxiety

Written by Jean Walters

Authenticity and Naturalness as Antidotes to Fear and Anxiety
You have been instructed to worry and fret all of your life. This has occurred through all sorts of means—school, friends, religious doctrine, literature, television, movies, history, and family. The idea of worrying about your family has even been exalted as a form of love. It is NOT! Worry is a mental construct that obstructs flow and naturalness.


How Change Can Take Place in 30 Seconds

Written by Turīya

How Change Can Take Place in 30 Seconds
During an NHL hockey game, the average ice time for a player per shift is 30 seconds. When a player hits the ice, he gives all of his strength and his full focus, because in 30 seconds, multiple goals can be scored, and games can be won or lost. Then he sits for a few minutes and gets up to do it again.


The Sixth Huna Principle: Mana -- All Power Comes From Within

Written by Jonathan Hammond

The Sixth Huna Principle: Mana -- All Power Comes From Within
The sixth Huna principle, Mana, states that there is nothing outside us that is more powerful than we are, and there is nothing that can’t be touched by our influence. Every dynamic action that we take contains an inner spark of universal power that spans the galaxies and beyond.


Mail Delays, the Election and the Future of the US Postal Service

Mail Delays, The Election and The Future of the US Postal Service: 5 Questions Answered

by Jena Martin and Matthew Titolo

The U.S. Postal Service implemented operational changes earlier this year that led to a sharp increase in delayed mail,…


Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

Here's Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

by Jay Maddock

Pandemic fatigue is not unique to precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands…


5 Books To Read To Children That Adults Will Also Enjoy

5 Books To Read To Children That Adults Will Also Enjoy

by Alison Baker

Recent research from the Literacy Trust has indicated that children’s interest in and enjoyment of reading increased…


How To Stay Socially Connected If Lockdown Returns To You

How To Stay Socially Connected If Lockdown Returns To You

by Pascal Vrticka and Philip J. Cozzolino

After a fairly relaxed summer, more and more places are bringing back tighter restrictions in response to rising…


The Reward For Good Leadership: Lessons From Jacinda Ardern's New Zealand Reelection

The Reward For Good Leadership: Lessons From Jacinda Ardern's New Zealand Reelection

by Suze Wilson

The recent reelection of the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour government in New Zealand offers leaders elsewhere a potent…


Daylight Saving Time: Five Tips To Help You Better Adjust To The Clock Change

Daylight Saving Time: Five Tips To Help You Better Adjust To The Clock Change

by Gisela Helfer

Daylight saving time was first implemented during the first world war to take advantage of longer daylight hours and…


How Do Coronavirus Researchers Avoid Catching Covid-19?

How Do Coronavirus Researchers Avoid Catching Covid-19?

by Grace C Roberts

Around the world, virologists in labs are constantly handling samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as…


How Your Behaviour In Childhood Predicts Whether You’ll Be In A Relationship As An Adult

How Your Behaviour In Childhood Predicts Whether You’ll Be In A Relationship As An Adult

by Francis Vergunst

The question of how to find a steady romantic partnership is among the oldest human predicaments. There is consequently…


Different Ways Bottle-fed Babies Could Consume Millions of Microplastic Particles

Different Ways Bottle-fed Babies Could Consume Millions of Microplastic Particles

by Dunzhu Li and Yunhong Shi

Microplastics can now be found in almost every environment on Earth, but scientists know surprisingly little about how…


Is Reaching Zero Covid-19 Possible?

Is Reaching Zero Covid-19 Possible?

by Kingston Mills

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation…


How Optimism Can Be Dangerous During A Pandemic

How Optimism Can Be Dangerous During A Pandemic

by Christian van Nieuwerburgh

For those of us who insist on seeing the glass half full, even when the miserable brigade point out that it’s also half…


How To Track Your Mail-in Ballot

How To Track Your Mail-in Ballot

by Steven Mulroy

Many voters who want to participate in the election by mail are concerned about when they’ll receive their ballot – and…


Why Solitude Can Be Helpful Even If You Didn't Choose It

Why Solitude Can Be Helpful Even If You Didn't Choose It

by Matthew Sharpe

Since March 2020, many of us have got closer to experiencing the kind of solitude long sought by monks, nuns…


Which Coronavirus Treatments Work and Which Don’t?

Which Coronavirus Treatments Work and Which Don’t?

by Gordon Dent

Donald Trump’s brief stay in hospital in early October 2020 raised awareness – once again – of the variety of…


Why The FDA Is Warning Pregnant Women Not To Use Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers

Why The FDA Is Warning Pregnant Women Not To Use Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers

by C. Michael White

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on Oct. 15, 2020 to both health care professionals and women about…


Wellbeing Needs A Rethink – And A Global Outlok Is The Way To Start

Wellbeing Needs A Rethink – And A Global Outlok Is The Way To Start

by Tim Lomas

It is an unhappy truism that we live in turbulent and troubled times. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and…


Why The Secret Garden Is A Place of Healing... Once Again

Why The Secret Garden Is A Place of Healing... Once Again

by Tiffani Angus

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s book The Secret Garden has once again been adapted for the screen. Critics…


How The Youth Climate Movement Is Influencing The Green Recovery From Covid-19

How The Youth Climate Movement Is Influencing The Green Recovery From Covid-19

by Jens Marquardt

The idea of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining traction around the world. The UK recently pledged…


House Plants Were Our Link With Nature In Lockdown – Now They Could Change How We Relate To The Natural World

House Plants Were Our Link With Nature In Lockdown – Now They Could Change How We Relate To The Natural World

by Giulia Carabelli

They’re not the first generation to keep house plants, but millennials seem to have earned a reputation for gratuitous…


In a widely publicized speech on the House floor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez carefully analyzed the harmful effects of sexism in Congress.

How Sexist Abuse of Women In Congress Amounts to Political Violence – And Undermines American Democracy

by Mona Lena Krook

From plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s being called a “f—ing b—” by her…


Is Disney’s Pivot To Streaming A Sign Of Covid Economic Crises Still To Come?

Is Disney’s Pivot To Streaming A Sign Of Covid Economic Crises Still To Come?

by Hamza Mudassir

Disney has announced a significant restructuring of its media and entertainment business, boldly placing most of its…


Why You're Not Done With Banana Bread - A Psychologist Reveals All

Why You're Not Done With Banana Bread - A Psychologist Reveals All

by Stephanie Baines

During the first pandemic lockdowns at the start of 2020, social media was flooded with pictures of homemade banana…


Lost Your Motivation To Work Out? Here's Why – And How To Get Back On Track

Lost Your Motivation To Work Out? Here's Why – And How To Get Back On Track

by Ian Taylor

In the early phases of lockdown, the streets were teeming with runners and living rooms were a blur of uncoordinated…


How A Local Food Diet Can Make You and Your Community Healthier During Covid-19

How A Local Food Diet Can Make You and Your Community Healthier During Covid-19

by Kimberly Hill-Tout and William Tyler Hartwig

Since March, farmers have continued selling at farmers markets, have sold out of community-supported agriculture (CSA)…


Women Politicians More Likely To Reply To People Who Reach Out In Need

Women Politicians More Likely To Reply To People Who Reach Out In Need

by Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni

Women politicians are more responsive than men when people come to them seeking health care and economic support, our…


Air Pollution Exposure Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases and Deaths

Air Pollution Exposure Linked To Higher Covid-19 Cases and Deaths?

by Matt Cole, Ceren Ozgen, and Eric Strobl

The global death toll from COVID-19 has now passed a million. To slow the spread of the disease, we need to better…


How Urban Planning Can Be A Tool of White Supremacy

How Urban Planning Can Be A Tool of White Supremacy

by Julian Agyeman

Segregation in Minneapolis, like elsewhere in the U.S., is the result of historic practices such as the issuing of…


 Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

by Amanda Salis

The idea that people can be healthy at any weight has gained credence in recent years, despite widespread evidence that…


What To Do About Coronavirus Pushing People Into Poverty

What To Do About Coronavirus Pushing People Into Poverty

by Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across developing countries has led to a devastating loss of life and livelihoods. The…


How Your Pension Has A Huge Role To Play In Combating Climate Change

How Your Pension Fund Has A Huge Role To Play In Combating Climate Change

by Stephanie Giamporcaro and Jean-Pascal Gond

The onus to live sustainably has never been greater. It drives everyday actions from making sure we recycle our rubbish…


Coronavirus Culture: The Questions Social Scientists Are Asking About Our New Day-to-day Life

Coronavirus Culture: The Questions Social Scientists Are Asking About Our New Day-to-day Life

by Alan Bradshaw

Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation.


10 19 why beauty still beats brains in too many workplaces

Why Beauty Still Matters More Than Brains In Too Many Workplaces

by Christopher Warhurst and Dennis Nickson

Universities position themselves as places where brains matter. It seems strange then that students at a US university…


What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

by Andrea Amalfitano

Much confusion ensued about doctors of osteopathic medicine. As of a 2018 census, they made up 9.1% of physicians in…


How Successful Golfers Stay Focused On Those Crucial Shots

How Successful Golfers Stay Focused On Those Crucial Shots

by Alex Oliver

Sporting history is littered with tales of defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. Famously, the US golfer Doug…


How The Needs of Monks and Empire Builders Helped Mold The Modern-day Office

How The Needs of Monks and Empire Builders Helped Mold The Modern-day Office

by Nicole Kay Peterson

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to create an office space of their own – whether by devoting a room in…


Exposure To Man-made Chemicals Influences Genes Controlling Aging, Immune System And Metabolism

Exposure to Man-Made Chemicals Influences Genes Controlling Aging, Immune System and Metabolism

by Alexander Suvorov

Today humans are exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals. Yet the effects on people’s health are still not fully…


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

 

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.


OLDIES & GOODIES:

Fear and Relationships Are Not A Good Match

Fear and Relationships Are Not A Good Match

by Dr. Paula Sunray

Fear patterns begin early in life, affect every relationship we have, and waste a lot of energy. Our inner dragons of…


Why Do We Always Seem To Repeat The Same Lesson?

Why Do We Always Seem To Repeat The Same Lesson?

by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.

Have you ever noticed that lessons tend to repeat themselves? Does it seem as if you married or dated the same person…


A Different Kind of Midlife: Facing Feelings and Letting Go of Illusions

A Different Kind of Midlife: Facing Feelings and Letting Go of Illusions

by Dr. Joe Dispenza

By your mid-30s or 40s, you wake up every morning and you feel like the same person. Your environment, which you relied…


While Atlas Is Often Romanticized, His Job Sucks

While Atlas Is Often Romanticized, His Job Sucks

by Alan Cohen

Carrying the weight of the world is overbearing. While Atlas is often romanticized, his job sucks. If you accept his…


Deep Listening Requires Slowing Down

Deep Listening to Receive Inner Guidance Requires Slowing Down

by Pia Orleane, Ph.D.

Each of us has our own beliefs about receiving spiritual help. I interchange the terms guides and intuition, for they…


Traversing The Bridges on the Spiritual Journey

Eight Guidelines for Ultimate Reality and Spiritual Practice

by Wayne Teasdale

Although I am primarily a Christian, a Catholic contemplative, my heart and life are now totally open to wherever and…


Are You Waiting for Someone or Something?

Are You Waiting for Someone or Something to Rescue You?

by Marie T. Russell

The pattern I have seen repeated both in myself and in others around me is what we could call the sleeping beauty/frog…


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