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Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

I think we can all agree that things need to change. However, we may not all know or agree on exactly what that change needs to look like. 

However, first we change our attitudes. The difficult part is to become aware of the dark nooks and crannies in our own mind that harbor resentments, judgments, blame, anger, fear, etc. As we clean our own mental house, always with love, kindness, compassion, etc, then we will stop projecting those same "qualities" (if one can call them that) onto others. 

It does start with us... We can choose to focus on acceptance, love, compassion, and let go of judgment, criticism and blame, etc. Once we cleanse our being of these attitudes and old programming, then our light and our love will shine. When we get in touch with who we really are and who we choose to be, and remove the veil that covers our heart. we are giving others "permission" to shine as well. That veil is not protecting us, it is separating us from our true self and from the true self of others.

Our goal at InnerSelf is to help empower you to access your True Self and discover and activate your role in the future of us all. Scroll down for the new articles and videos that were added to the website this week.

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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"


It’s Time to Start Talking to Yourself Out Loud

 Vasavi Kumar

It’s Time to Start Talking to Yourself Out Loud

From early childhood, our inner dialogue (also sometimes referred to as self-talk or thinking to yourself   ) plays an essential role in how we think, feel, and act. And...

Allowing the Visionary Self and Earth Whisperer to Emerge

 Carol Day

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The Earth is attuning too. We are Earth Whisperers, listening to the Calling of ourselves and the Earth!

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Bringing Back the Mystical to Western Medicine: Soul Contracts

 Sharon E. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

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Over the years, I have explored the mystical mainly for myself and not related to my role as a physician healer.

What Is an Empath? Are You or Any of Your Friends Empaths?

 Suzanne Worthley

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General empaths may identify with just a few qualities of empathing, as opposed to sensitive empaths or psychic empaths.

You Can Attain Wisdom Even Without Education

 Joyce Vissell

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With all of the education in our family it was my mother, with her high school education, that we all went to for wisdom and understanding.

The Importance of Handwriting: 5 Reasons Kids Still Need to Learn Handwriting

 Lucinda McKnight and Maria Nicholas

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Things have moved very quickly from keyboards and predictive text. The rise of generative artificial intelligence (AI) means bots can now write human-quality text without having hands at all.

Unprecedented Climate Change: Earth's Warming and the Urgency for Action

 Piers Forster

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Greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high, with yearly emissions equivalent to 54 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Wildfire Smoke and Human Health: Understanding the Risks and Precautions

 Christopher T. Migliaccio

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Exposure to PM2.5 from smoke or other air pollution, such as vehicle emissions, can exacerbate health conditions like asthma and reduce lung function in ways that can worsen existing respiratory problems and even heart disease.

Transforming Neighborhood Safety: Evidence-Based Strategies to Create Safer Communities

 Ishita Chordia

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A series of gunshots fired late at night in East Atlanta recently prompted my neighbor to post on our local Facebook group, asking what we can do as a community to make it less dangerous to live and work in the area.

Rescuing Consumers: How AI Can Help Navigate Unfair Terms and Conditions

 Jens H Krebs et al

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Most of us buy goods on the internet without reading the terms and conditions. We take it as a given that the clauses in these standardised agreements are non-negotiable, and hope that they are in our best interests.

Social Media's Impact on Youth Mental Health: Understanding the Links and Seeking Solutions

 Emily Hemendinger

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Experts have long suspected that social media may be playing a role in the growing mental health crisis in young people. 

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Successful Entrepreneurship

 Etayankara Muralidharan and Saurav Pathak

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Entrepreneurs have a key role to play in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This action plan, which has been adopted by all UN member countries, including Canada, was created to tackle today’s “most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges.”

Long-Term Effects of Climate-Related Disasters on Mental Health

 Ang Li et al

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Climate-related disasters leave behind trauma and worse mental health. Housing uncertainty is a major reason why...

Finding Fulfillment in Retirement: Embracing New Experiences and Connections

 Tania Wiseman

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Retirement can feel like a strange time for many people. Gone is the routine of work, your time is your own – in theory.

The Benefits and Risks of Using Weighted Vests for Exercise

 Christopher Gaffney

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Weighted vests usually weigh 5-20kg. They’re typically worn to increase exercise intensity. Some vests are a fixed weight and others contain pockets where different weight plates can be added before putting it on.

Why Does Pain Seem Worse at Night? Exploring the Science Behind It

 Rocío de la Vega de Carranza

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As the song from the musical Les Miserables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, says, “But the tigers come at night, with their voices soft as thunder”.

The Rise of Holograms and AI in Music: Ethical Considerations and Fan Reactions

 Justin Matthews and Angelique Nairn

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Fans can mourn the passing of music legends for years, the hits echoing long after the original voice is silenced.

Debunking the Weight Loss Myth: The Truth About "Calories In, Calories Out"

 Nick Fuller

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If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, there’s a good chance you’ve been told it all comes down to a simple “calories in, calories out” formula: burn more calories than you consume, and the kilos will disappear.

Unveiling the Impact of Competition on Morality: New Research Sheds Light

 Ozan Isler

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Many of our economic and even social interactions are competitive. We use markets to find jobs, but also dates.

Nurturing Young Readers: 5 Strategies for Growing Children's Vocabulary

 Hetty Roessingh

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Becoming a proficient reader holds endless possibilities for a child. These opportunties include long-term academic achievement and educational opportunities, daily life...

A Condensed History of Soup: From Cave to Can

 Garritt C Van Dyk,

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Soup has a long and fascinating history, from its origins in the Stone Age to its modern-day variations. Explore the evolution of soup, from a simple bone broth to creamy concoctions and the invention of canned soup. Discover the cultural significance and universal appeal of this comforting dish.

Phytoestrogens for Menopausal Symptoms: Do They Work?

 Caroline Gurvich and Jayashri Kulkarni

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While some women glide through menopause, more than 85% experience one or more unpleasant symptoms, which can impact their physical and mental health, daily activities and quality of life.

This Week's Uptakes

with Robert Jennings

The Rise of Bothsidesism: Distorting Reality in Mainstream Journalism

 Robert Jennings,

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False equality refers to the misleading notion of treating two opposing viewpoints as equally valid or equally deserving of attention, despite substantial differences in credibility, evidence, or factual accuracy.

The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, and the Battle for Racial Equality

 Travis Knoll

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Of all the civil rights policies enacted by U.S President Lyndon Johnson, affirmative action is arguably one of the most enduring – and most challenged.

Earth's Energy Imbalance and Its Consequences: Should We Be Concerned?

 Marta Moreno Ibáñez

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A recent report from the World Meteorological Organization about the state of the climate indicates that the global mean temperature in 2022 was 1.15°C above the 1850-1900 (preindustrial reference period) average.

This Week's Daily Inspirations

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Repeating YES!

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June 9-10-11, 2023 - YES is a magic word! Get yourself in a comfortable, uncluttered, quiet place, and for three minutes, just say YES, over and over...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Joining Together to Care

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June 8, 2023 - As neighbors, we care for one another, for our children, for our elders. And this care is the basic power of a community...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Seeking Peace

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June 7, 2023 - There is nothing neutral about peace; it’s a radical way to live.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Innate Intuition

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June 6, 2023 - And how often have you said to yourself, “Something is telling me I should [or shouldn’t] do this”?

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Gift in Our Heart

June 5, 2023 - Within each of our hearts is a gift. It is up to us to unwrap it.

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview & Horoscope: June 12-18, 2023

 Pam Younghans


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.

Scroll down to the Video section below for the link to the Video Version of the Astrological Journal.

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Astrological Overview: June 12 - 18, 2023

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration June 9-10-11, 2023

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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration June 5, 2023

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