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As I looked at the featured articles this week, I noticed that the first articles on the list start with the following words: Revitalize... Uplift... Commit... Dreaming... Sounds like a great life plan to me! First we revitalize ourselves -- mind and body. Then we uplift ourselves and others through our actions of love and gratitude. We commit to making a difference in our own lives and the lives of others. And we top off the cake with dreams and actionable visions of a better future for all inhabitants of our wondrous Universe. Let go for it!

As we do every week, this week we offer you a wide range of articles to bring you new possibilities and new attitudes.

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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 Revitalize Your Body Every Day

 Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.

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Keeping your environment as healthy as possible will not only help sustain the Earth, it will also help sustain the health of all liv­ing things that depend on the health benefits the Earth provides.

Uplift Yourself, and Others, with Gratitudes

 Jude Bijou

a young boy standing with his arms raised in victory

If you are feeling a bit "dry”, there is a chance you're taking things in life for granted -- health, friends, family, wealth, or life itself. You're likely focusing on what’s missing. 

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Committing to the Pursuit of Mastery

 Peter Ralston

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The pursuit of mastery is not an easy road. But if you don’t think it’s possible for you personally, you’re not likely to pursue it.

Dreaming Is In Danger: Optimal Dream and Sleep Hygiene Practices

 Sarah Janes

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I think dreams are in danger, and if dreams are in peril, then so too is our health, on an individual and a collective level.

Suffering, Seen & Unseen -- Holding Suffering in a Compassionate Embrace

 Janet Adler

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Each one turns or does not turn into the suffering, grows or does not grow, recovers or does not recover. Completely subjective, comparison is meaningless.

Can Witnessing Death Shorten the Lifespan of Humans and Animals?

 Robert Jennings,

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Death, an inevitable aspect of life, is perhaps one of the most complex phenomena we encounter. It stirs profound emotions and existential questions, not just in humans but in many animals as well.

WTF! My Doctor Fired Me: The Importance of Being an Active Participant in Your Healthcare

 Robert Jennings,

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We often rely on doctors as trusted partners in our healthcare journeys to guide us toward better well-being. However, a recent personal experience highlighted the importance of involvement in healthcare decisions.

Navigating Free Speech in the Digital Age: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities

 Robert Jennings,

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Free speech has long been a cornerstone of democratic societies, allowing individuals to express their opinions and ideas without fear of retribution or censorship.

Using ChatGPT as a Learning Tool: Strategies to Promote Student Learning and Prevent Cheating

 Kui Xie and Eric M. Anderman

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Since ChatGPT can engage in conversation and generate essays, computer codes, charts and graphs that closely resemble those created by humans, educators worry students may use it to cheat.

Ecology and Culture: How Environmental Factors Shape Cultural Differences

 Alexandra Wormley and Michael Varnum

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In some parts of the world, the rules are strict; in others they are far more lax. In some places, people are likely to plan for the future, while in others people are more likely to live in the moment.

Antarctic Tipping Points: Irreversible Changes if Warming Exceeds 2°C

 Timothy Naish

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The slow-down of the Southern Ocean circulation, a dramatic drop in the extent of sea ice and unprecedented heatwaves are all raising concerns that Antarctica may be approaching tipping points.

Unraveling the Neuroimmune Synapse: Why Illnesses Cause Back Pain and Discomfort

 Joshua Pate and Mark Hutchinson

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This discomfort, common during many illnesses, is not just a random symptom. It’s a result of complex interactions between your immune system and your brain called the “neuroimmune synapse”.

Alarming Rise in Excess Deaths in the US: Study Reveals Troubling Trend

 Patrick Heuveline

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People in the U.S. are dying at higher rates than in other similar high-income countries, and that difference is only growing. That’s the key finding of a new study that I published in the journal PLOS One.

Is the One Meal a Day Omad Diet Safe? Here's What You Need to Know

 Amanda Avery

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Celebrities have popularised all sorts of outlandish diet trends over the years. One of the latest trends among celebrities is the “one meal a day” diet (or “Omad”).

Heavy Drinking Linked to Lower Muscle Mass: Implications for Aging and Health

 Ailsa Welch and Jane Skinner

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Heavy drinking has long been associated with various health problems, including cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and heart disease.

Shy Girl Workouts: Overcoming Gym Anxiety and Empowering Women

 Hester Hockin-Boyers

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Social media is full of fitness trends. While some of these are outlandish or verging on dangerous, others are actually helpful.

Matriarchs in the Animal Kingdom: The Power of Female-led Societies

 Tim Clutton Brock


Of mice and matriarchs: the female led societies of the animal kingdom.

To Wash or Not to Wash Rice? The Science Behind the Controversy

 Evangeline Mantzioris

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Rice is a staple food for billions of people in Asia and Africa. It’s also a versatile ingredient for many iconic dishes from around the world, including dolmades from Greece, risottos from Italy, paella from Spain and rice puddings from the United Kingdom.

From Waste to Wealth: Why Composting Food Waste Beats Landfill

 Susanne Schmidt and Nicole Robinson

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Most food and garden waste in Australia comes from homes. Australian households waste 3.1 million tonnes of food each year. That’s more than five kilograms each household per week.The case for compost: why recycling food waste is so much better than sending it to landfill.

If Humans Went Extinct, What Would the Earth Look Like One Year Later?

 Carlton Basmajian

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Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if everyone suddenly disappeared? What would happen to all our stuff? What would happen to our houses, our schools, our neighborhoods, our cities?

The Power of Flavanols: Unveiling the Health Benefits of Plant Compounds

 Gunter Kuhnle

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Not only do fruit and vegetables contain many of the important vitamins and minerals our body needs to function at its best, they also keep our gut healthy and may even help maintain a healthy weight.

From Mountains to Sea: A Path to Save Our Troubled Oceans

 Karen Fisher

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The rapidly declining health of New Zealand’s marine environment raises serious questions about how we care for and manage the oceans.

TENS Machines for Period Pain and Endometriosis: Can They Provide Relief?

 Mike Armour

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If you’ve been on social media recently you might have noticed sponsored posts and ads for a variety of small, portable electrical devices. These claim to manage period or endometriosis pain safely and without drugs.

The Daily Inspirations

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Free to be Myself

June 16-17-18, 2023 - We feel more alive when we finally come home to who we are in our entirety — not to some manicured and spir­itualized image but to who we are as we show up, moment by moment.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: In touch with Higher Self

June 15, 2023 - We each have a Higher Self that is just waiting to make itself known to us. If we but silence the mind and listen with the heart, then there It shall be.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Interacting with Nature

June 14, 2023 - Meaningful interactions with nature not only can teach, but also help people rejuvenate, reflect, and recognize the importance of the outdoors.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Fulfilling Contribution

June 13, 2023 - We are wanting to unfold the truth of our own inner light in order to make a fulfilling contribution to the whole.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Believe in Miracles

June 12, 2023 - Maybe we are so surrounded by miracles that we start to miss them, to take them for granted. 

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: June 19-25, 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.

For the video version of the Astrological Overview, see Video section below.

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Astrological Overview: June 19 - 25, 2023 

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The Science of Mindfulness: Transforming the Brain and Reducing Depression

Through extensive research, scientists have discovered that mindfulness training induces notable transformations in brain patterns, offering us a window into the profound interplay between our mind and body.

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Understanding Your Cholesterol Panel & Metabolic Health Tests

Dr. Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist and a true visionary in the realm of metabolic health. When it comes to cholesterol, many of us have been fixated on the total cholesterol number, believing it to hold the key to our health.

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The Unpredictable Nature of El Niño: Understanding Its Impact on Global Weather Patterns

To comprehend El Niño, we must first acknowledge its counterpart, La Niña, and their intricate relationship as part of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) system.

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The Unseen Poverty of Mississippi: A Journey Through Desolation

With a careful eye, the video unveils the harsh reality of a region that stands as a chilling testament to the decline of the United States.

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