InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10, 2021

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 10, 2021
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week, as we continue our journey into what has been - so far - a tumultuous 2021, we focus on tuning in to ourselves, and learning to hear intuitive messages, so as to be living the life we desire... one step, one choice, one moment at a time.

We start off with an article I wrote, as part of my What Works for Me series, entitled: "What Works For Me: What Do I Want More? ", The purpose of that question is to assist us in living up to our dreams and intentions. We then continue that process with Pierre Pradervand's "Positive Vision for 2021: Yes, So Many Good Things Are Happening".

Joyce Vissell shares her experience of opening up to receive love in "I Am a COVID-19 Survivor " while Vir McCoy invites us on his journey of "Learning to Listen: Intuition, Guidance, Intuitive Science, and Lyme Disease". Cyndi Dale presents another aspect of listening intuitively in "The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication". Lilou Macé takes us along on her journey of discovery in "The Yoni Egg: A Key to Female Energy, Inner Beauty, and Self-Confidence".

We complete this week's featured articles with an overview of the coming year, with astrologer Sarah Varcas, in "From Possibility to Probability: The Astrology of 2021". And of course, Pam Younghans presents a closer look at this coming week's energies in the "Astrological Journal for the Week". There is some intense energy in the air, and these two astrologers help us by providing insights in the energies at play in our own personal lives and "out there" in the world at large.

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. There is some focus on current events, also articles to assist you in maintaining any goals you set starting January 1st, as well as numerous informative articles on a variety of topics.

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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What Works For Me: What Do I Want More?

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

What Works For Me: What Do I Want More?
As the publisher/editor of InnerSelf, I read a lot of material dealing with personal empowerment. And some of the things I read really resonate  with me, and I end up adopting them. It's sort of like creating a tapestry using threads coming from various sources. 


A Positive Vision for 2021: Yes, So Many Good Things Are Happening

Written by Pierre Pradervand

A Positive Vision for 2021: Yes, So Many Good Things Are Happening
In a world immersed in urgency, with alarm bells ringing left and right and dire predictions for our future, how dare I come up with a banner marked, “Yes, so many good things are happening”? Simply because how we...


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I Am a COVID-19 Survivor

Written by Joyce Vissell

I Am a COVID-19 Survivor
After being so careful for nine months, my husband Barry mysteriously contracted the Covid-19 virus. Within days, he tested positive and within a few days after that, I tested positive as well.


Learning to Listen: Intuition, Guidance, Intuitive Science, and Lyme Disease

Written by Vir McCoy

Learning to Listen: Intuition, Guidance, and Intuitive Science
Our intuition can magically show you what can be helpful in your healing. You must be open to listening to these messages from your body, mind, and soul. I healed from Lyme dis­ease by listening to that deeper wisdom and creating my own protocol.


The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication

Written by Cyndi Dale

The Four Main Styles of Pet Communication
Our pets are constantly interacting on the subtle level, directing data at you while picking up messages from you. Most likely, you’ve been relatively unaware of exactly how much intuitive communicating is already occurring between you and your pet. Understanding...


The Yoni Egg: A Key to Female Energy, Inner Beauty, and Self-Confidence

Written by Lilou Macé

The Yoni Egg: A Key to Female Energy, Inner Beauty, and Self-Confidence
I first heard about yoni eggs in Thailand, several years ago. I was immediately intrigued by this small, oval, polished stone and wanted to learn more about it and test it. I was excited to discover a “women’s secret” that would allow me to free my female energy, reveal my inner beauty, and restore my self-confidence.


From Possibility to Probability: The Astrology of 2021

Written by Sarah Varcas

From Possibility to Probability: The Astrology of 2021
We enter 2021 at a critical point in human history after events of last year revealed what has lurked too long in the shadows, manipulating agendas to its own ends. The Saturn / Pluto conjunction of January 2020 cast light on those shadows, for all to see.


5 Tips To Get Reading Again and Spend Less Time On Your Screens

5 Tips To Get Reading Again and Spend Less Time On Your Screens

by Alexandra Paddock and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Like many people, you may have resolved this New Year to read more in 2021 and spend less time on your screens. And now…


Even Sex Parties Have Gone Online In Order To Survive Lockdown

Even Sex Parties Have Gone Online In Order To Survive Lockdown

by Chantal Gautier

It seems the once taboo subject of group sex is finally entering the mainstream. One of the reasons for this is the…


Why Were The US Capitol Rioters So Angry?

Why Were The US Capitol Rioters So Angry?

by Jordan McSwiney

Hundreds of pro-Trump rioters charged into the US Capitol on January 6, 2020, where Congress was set to certify Joe…


Telehealth Care In Mental Health Has Been Boosted Due To Coronavirus

Telehealth Care In Mental Health Has Been Boosted Due To Coronavirus

by Ian Hickie and Stephen Duckett

Australia’s health system has embraced telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, with patients getting care online…


Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies

Connected Workouts Can Help You Get Fit Alongside Virtual Buddies

by Deborah Feltz and Karin Pfeiffer

As researchers in the field of kinesiology, we’ve studied the effects of connected fitness on motivation and fitness…


Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There's No Smoke?

Why Do Smoke Alarms Keep Going Off Even When There's No Smoke?

by MVS Chandrashekhar

The most likely reason smoke detectors go off unexpectedly is that people aren’t changing the batteries in them often…


How To Track and Identify Diseases Like Covid-19 Before They Spread

How To Track and Identify Diseases Like Covid-19 Before They Spread

by Lawrence Goodridge

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in wastewater surveillance, where sewage systems are monitored for the…


5 Strategies For Cultivating Hope This Year

5 Strategies For Cultivating Hope This Year

by Jacqueline S. Mattis

The raging coronavirus pandemic, along with political turbulence and uncertainty, have overwhelmed many of us. Indeed…


Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling

Cats With Round Faces and Big Eyes Might Be Cute, But You Can't Tell How They're Feeling

by Lauren Fink

For decades, humans have been selectively breeding cats and dogs to exhibit exaggerated features – particularly in…


What Is Pure Land Buddhism? A Look At How East Asian Buddhists Chant and Strive For Buddhahood

What Is Pure Land Buddhism? A Look At How East Asian Buddhists Chant and Strive For Buddhahood

by Charles B. Jones

Many people in the West interpret Buddhism as a path of meditation leading to enlightenment. What many may not know is…


5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Online Fitness Classes

by Amanda Wurz et al

The Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic…


 

The Power of Emojis: How A 🤯 Or A 👏🏽 In Tweets Engages More People

The Power of Emojis: How A 🤯 Or A 👏🏽 In Tweets Engages More People

by Ethan Pancer and Lindsay McShane

The way we communicate quickly pivoted to Zoom meetings, remote learning and messaging on social media. And in the…


Many Of Us Overestimate Our Exercise Levels – Here's How To Calculate How Much You Really Do

Many Of Us Overestimate Our Exercise Levels – Here's How To Calculate How Much You Really Do

by Viv Lee

Even if you exercise everyday – whether that’s at home, at the gym, or taking your dog for walks – you might not be…


Why Do Regrets Over Lost Love Often Stop Us Being Happy – And How Can We Move Forward?

Why Do Regrets Over Lost Love Often Stop Us Being Happy – And How Can We Move Forward?

by Rafael Euba

“Any time gone by was better,” wrote the Spanish poet Jorge Manrique in the 15th century, perfectly capturing what a…


The Wind In The Willows — A Tale Of Wanderlust, Male Bonding, And Timeless Delight

The Wind In The Willows — A Tale Of Wanderlust, Male Bonding, And Timeless Delight

by Kate Cantrell

Like several classics penned during the golden age of children’s literature, The Wind in the Willows was written with a…


How Teaching Feelings to Preschoolers Can Ease Teen Problems

How Teaching Feelings to Preschoolers Can Ease Teen Problems

by Katie Bohn

A preschool enrichment program that helps boost social and emotional skills pays off during middle and high school…


the fascinating story of placebos and why doctors should use them more

The Fascinating Story of Placebos and Why Doctors Should Use Them More

by Jeremy Howick

Placebos have been around for thousands of years and are the most widely studied treatments in the history of medicine.


Three Ways Our View Of Animals Shapes Our Connection To Them

Three Ways Our View Of Animals Shapes Our Connection To Them

by Catherine Amiot and Brock Bastian

One of the consequences of the current coronavirus pandemic is that it has brought us face-to-face with our own…


5 Ways To Recover and Feel More Rested Throughout 2021

5 Ways To Recover and Feel More Rested Throughout 2021

by Peter A. Heslin

For most of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. The COVID-19 pandemic heralded draining physical health concerns, social…


The Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving Your Data Away and How To Prevent This

The Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving Your Data Away and How To Prevent This

by Paul Haskell-Dowland and Steven Furnell

In recent years, the most popular gadgets sold on Amazon have included a variety of smartphones, wearable tech...


Even Though 2020 Was A Terrible Year For Climate Disasters, There Are Reasons For Hope In 2021

Even Though 2020 Was A Terrible Year For Climate Disasters, There Are Reasons For Hope In 2021

by Matthew Hoffmann

The catastrophic fires in Australia in early 2020 were actually a holdover from 2019, but they were soon followed by…


Legalizing Marijuana Takes An Important Step Forward

Legalizing Marijuana Takes An Important Step Forward

by Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

The MORE Act.bill sought to decriminalize marijuana nationally by removing cannabis from the federal government’s…


Ready To Try An Old Approach To A New Year’s Resolution?

Ready To Try An Old Approach To A New Year’s Resolution?

by Gordon Rixon

Making and breaking New Year’s resolutions is a familiar and discouraging annual ritual for many people. In a few short…


When Working Out Makes You Sick To Your Stomach

When Working Out Makes You Sick To Your Stomach

by Anne R. Crecelius

So you’re pedaling your heart out or running like you’re escaping a zombie horde. You’re feeling accomplished, on cloud…


The Hopeful Return Of Polar Whales

The Hopeful Return of Polar Whales

by Lauren McWhinnie

The bleak history of whaling pushed many species to the brink of extinction, even in the remote waters of the north and…


How We Cook Changed During Lockdown and What We Can Learn From This

How We Cook Changed During Lockdown and What We Can Learn From This

by Fiona Lavelle

Before the pandemic, we were cooking less and less. Research suggests that a decline was underway in home cooking…


The Biology of Coffee -- One of The World’s Most Popular Drinks

The Biology of Coffee -- One of The World’s Most Popular Drinks

by Thomas Merritt

You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is the most popular drink in many parts of…


Five Tips To Help You Keep Exercising Throughout The Year

Five Tips To Help You Keep Exercising Throughout The Year

by Bradley Elliott

Exercising more is one of the most common new year resolutions people make. But more than a quarter of people fail to…


Populism Erupts When People Feel Disconnected and Disrespected

Populism Erupts When People Feel Disconnected and Disrespected

by Noam Gidron and Peter A. Hall

Understanding populism’s roots is essential for addressing its rise and threat to democracy. We believe seeing populism…


How Does Your Brain Wake Up From Sleep?

How Does Your Brain Wake Up From Sleep?

by Hilary A. Marusak and Aneesh Hehr

When you’re asleep, you can seem completely dead to the world. But when you wake up, in an instant you can be up and at…


Want To Exercise More? Try Setting An Open Goal For Your New Year's Resolution

Want To Exercise More? Try Setting An Open Goal For Your New Year's Resolution

by Christian Swann

It’s that time of year when many of us are setting goals for the year ahead. The most common New Year’s resolution…


Birdwatching Is A Huge Help For Bushfire Recovery

Birdwatching Is A Huge Help For Bushfire Recovery

by Ayesha Tulloch, et al.

Australians are reporting bird sightings at record rates – they’ve just changed where and how they do it.


Struggling with the Uncertainty of Life Under Coronavirus? How Kierkegaard's Philosophy Can Help

Struggling with the Uncertainty of Life? How Kierkegaard's Philosophy Can Help

by Patrick Stokes

COVID-19 is pushing us all in ways we’ve never been pushed, and making us do thing we’ve never done. It’s also…


'Successful Failures' – The Problem with Food Banks

'Successful Failures' – The Problem with Food Banks

by Nick Rose and Susan Booth

Food banks have morphed from “emergency to industry” – lauded for reducing food insecurity and helping to solve the…


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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Problems Are Not The Cause of Unhappiness: Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings

Problems Are Not The Cause of Unhappiness: Attaining Happiness Through Buddhist Teachings

by Daisaku Ikeda

We all desire happiness, and yet happiness seems to be just beyond our reach. However many 'how to be happy' books…


Are You Running Your Life on "Shoulds" and Fear of Rejection?

Are You Running Your Life on "Shoulds" and Fear of Rejection?

by Maggie Craddock

The bummer about 'shoulds' is that when we are dominated by them, we are also dominated by the fear of being rejected…


Aspects of the Feminine: Rediscovering Our Essential Light and Power

Aspects of the Feminine: Rediscovering Our Essential Light and Power

by Sharron Rose

Throughout the years, I became more cognizant of the high levels of stress, anxiety, suffering, and exhaustion that are…


A Case for Courage: Real Courage Is What You Do On A Daily Basis

A Case for Courage: Real Courage Is What You Do On A Daily Basis

by Rebecca Barnett

James Bregman, 1964 Olympian, said, "The real courage is what you do on a daily basis, how you conduct yourself to the…


5 Quick Ways to Get Down To Earth and Be Comfortable in Your Body

5 Quick Ways to Get Down To Earth and Be Comfortable in Your Body

by Judith Poole

We cannot be truly healthy, have vitality and experience joy without being comfortable and at home in our bodies. As…


Slow Down, Stop Rushing, and Celebrate Life

Slow Down, Stop Rushing, and Celebrate Life

by Susan Smith Jones

People are in such a rush these days, living on the fast track. Talking fast, eating fast, moving fast. What a…


How Guilt Is Not A Wasted Emotion, But A Wonderful Teacher

How Guilt Is Not A Wasted Emotion, But A Wonderful Teacher

by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D.

I remember once believing that guilt was a wasted emotion. Like all emotions, there is a place for guilt. A centered…


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