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Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

The only constant is change. And that is wonderful news as it gives us the opportunity, constantly, to reinvent ourselves and our world. No matter the mess we have gotten ourselves into, whether personally or globally, because change is always happening, there is hope. As long as we don't give up. As long as we don't think it can't be done. As long as we don't shrug our shoulders and think there's nothing we can do.

We are at a point in our existence (both personally and globally) where we must reinvent ourselves, reinvent the way we communicate, the way we do business, the way we live with others. It is time to choose... which path are we taking? The old one where greed and fear have gotten us into such a mess, or a new path where we make our choices not based on money or power, but instead choose the path of community, of oneness, of caring, of empathy... of Love. 

It's simple, really. The complicated path is where the ego tries to figure out ways to rise above others, to put down others... The easy path is the one where we seek to help, to make things better. It's time to reinvent ourselves into bodhisattvas... those beings who refuse their own nirvana, or heaven, in order to help others, so that all together we reach that blessed state of being, where we live from the heart, not from the egoic mind. Let;'s do it! Let's reinvent ourselves and our world. Right here and right now.

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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full, and loving week. 

Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


 How to Reconize and Throw off Self-Defeating Behaviors

 Robert Jennings,

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Breaking habitual behavior patterns requires self-awareness, courage, and a willingness to challenge our own beliefs and assumptions. It can be a difficult and sometimes painful process, but it is necessary if we want to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Grounding and Connecting with Mother Earth

 Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

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Our ancestors honored their connection to the earth. Simpler lifestyles connected people to the land, with its natural, nurturing, and gentle electrical energy. But, your connection to the land can be lost.

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Reflecting on the Mess We Have Made

 Robert Jennings,

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Earth Day is a day that holds a special significance for environmentalists and nature enthusiasts around the world.

The Antidote to the Problems of Our Own Making

 Dr. Edgar Mitchell

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There is general consensus that the problems of postindustrial civilization are real. Through the years I’ve come to the realization that the problems are not only real, but that they are also severe...

Reinventing Yourself in Retirement with a New Life Purpose

 Connie Zweig, Ph.D.

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For many people, retirement is a time of reinvention without a blueprint, a shift to flextime, part-time, volunteering, service, lifelong learning, or caregiving.

Rewiring Your Brain with Gratitude

 Steven Washington

Rewiring Your Brain with Gratitude

Practicing gratitude has positive effects on our body, mind, and social connections; it improves our health and well-being in numerous measurable and immeasurable ways. 

How to Use Crystals and Sound to Amplify Mantras

 Johndennis Govert and Hapi Hara

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You can amplify the focal power of mantras through the field of your body and aura with crystals or other minerals.

Psychedelics Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Advanced Cancer Patients

  1. Michael White

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Psychedelics may better treat depression and anxiety symptoms than prescription antidepressants for patients with advanced cancer.

4-Day Work Week? 4 Big Questions Need Answers

 Anthony Veal

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4-day work week trials have been labelled a ‘resounding success’. But 4 big questions need answers. 

How Cooking Pollutes Your Home and What To Do About It

 Asit Kumar Mishra and Marie Coggins

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Most of us will spend more than two-thirds of our lives at home. But even indoors, many people will still be exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution – much of it resulting from cooking.

Is Ice Cream Really Healthy? Here’s What the Evidence Says

 Duane Mellor

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Ice cream lovers worldwide were probably rejoicing when a recent article suggested that indulging in your favourite flavour might be healthy.

How Shakespeare’s Plays Explore the Same Ecological Issues We Face Today

 Todd Andrew Borlik

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Climate change, urban sprawl, air pollution, deforestation, depleted fish stocks, biodiversity and species loss: these are not exclusively modern problems that only sprang up in the last few hundred years.

Why Do People Crave the Approval of an Abusive or Narcissistic Parent?

 Gery Karantzas

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Research into relationships can help us understand why some people desire the approval of a parent who is abusive, insensitive or inconsistent in their love – or who rate high on what’s known as “dark trait” tendencies (narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism).

In Our Problematic World, Is There Still a Place for Utopian Dreams?

 Bryan Stanley Turner

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Do any credible utopian dreams paint an optimistic future? Or is the prospect of human happiness ruled out by the scale of our contemporary problems?

Can We Compare the Consciousness of Animals and Humans?

 Patricia MacCormack

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 Many people believe humans have a superior consciousness of the world we live in than animals.

To Overcome Racism We Must Respect Every Person’s Dignity

 Evelyn Namakula Mayanja

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Western theories of human dignity denote basic and inherent worth that belongs to all people. In philosophy, Cicero introduced the idea of “the dignity of the human race.”

Traveling Abroad? When Travelling Don’t Pay with Your Home Currency

 Dirk Gerritsen et al

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Part of the joy of travelling comes from experiencing the unfamiliar – a different climate, culture or cuisine. But when it comes to paying for things abroad, we might feel more comfortable using the currency we are most familiar with, the one we use at home.

Can You Get Rid of Type 2 Diabetes through Weight Loss and Nutrition?

 Mike Lean

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Every working day, GPs in the UK diagnose almost 1,000 people with type 2 diabetes. It is one of the commonest and most expensive diseases. What most people don’t know is that with a bit of hard work, it is possible to become non-diabetic again.

Droughts Could Leave Us without Milk, Beer – And So Much More

 Fernando Valladares

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Drought has direct consequences on our lives, not least because it threatens basic foodstuffs such as milk.

How to Manage Motion Sickness

 James Phillips

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What causes motion sickness? Here’s how to reconcile the mismatch in what your senses are telling your brain.

How to Retrain Your Brain When You Get Sensitized to Pain

 Joshua Pate

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For every feeling we experience, there is a lot of complex biology going on underneath our skin.

This Week's Uptakes

To Understand American Politics, You Need to Move beyond Left and Right

 Graham Wright and Sasha Volodarsky

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It’s definitely true that Democrats and Republicans increasingly hate and fear one another. But this animosity seems to have more to do with tribal loyalty than liberal-versus-conservative disagreements about policy.

Who Are The Real Job Creators In A Vibrant Economy?

 Robert Jennings,

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The GOP has long advocated the trickle-down mantra, which suggests that by providing tax breaks and other benefits to the wealthy, prosperity will eventually "trickle down" to the rest of the population.

Clarence Thomas Under Fire for Financial Ties

 Robert Jennings,

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The latest on Clarence Thomas's financial ties to right-wing donors is that the Supreme Court Justice has refused to recuse himself from cases involving his financial backers.

This Week's Daily Inspirations

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: The Path of the Heart

 José Stevens, Ph.D. with Lena Stevens

April 23, 2023 - The path with heart has...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Unrealistic Positivity

 Theresa Cheung

April 22, 2023 - Just as negativity can block your intuition so, too, can unrealistic positivity...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Taking Time to Listen

 Eric Maisel

April 21, 2023 - Listening goes far beyond accurately hearing another person's words...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Sacred Speech and Silence

 Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

April 20, 2023 - A regular diet of sacred speech and silence nourishes the soul and opens...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Choose to Stop

 Ora Nadrich

April 19, 2023 - The moments of our lives matter. We don’t want to waste them...


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Future Potentials

 Frank Pasciuti, Ph.D.

April 18, 2023 - Should your present experience be met with crisis...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Thoughts and Feelings

 Sandy C. Newbigging

April 17, 2023 - Ask two questions: What am I feeling and why am I feeling this way?

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview & Horoscope: April 24 - 30, 2023

 Pam Younghans

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

For the video version of the Astrological Overview, see Videos below.

Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Astrological Overview: April 24 - 30, 2023

Written and Narrated by Pam Younghans.


How to Recognize and Throw off Self-Defeating Behaviors

Written by Robert Jennings.

In Our Problematic World, Is There Still a Place for Utopian Dreams?

Written by Bryan Stanley Turner.


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