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New format changes on This week we made a few changes. The biggest change is that at the end of each article we added an infinite scroll function that allows you to quickly scroll through all the articles in one of the three information sections: Personal Empowerment, Living In Harmony, and Social Consciousness. While admiring my handiwork this morning, I became enthralled by what was there.  Many of the articles I had simply forgotten about, and I need to go back and read them again.

For those that are new to InnerSelf, or perhaps have forgotten, InnerSelf has over 20,000 hand-picked quality articles. I spent over 15 minutes scrolling through the articles in Living In Harmony and never did get to the end. Thus... infinite scroll? We'd love to get your feedback. Click here to tell us. We also are very interested in your feedback on any issue that concerns you, whether it be technical or topics or issues you would like us to cover. - Robert Jennings,

The words "I am grateful" are a powerful mantra and healing balm. Even in the midst of a stressful life, we have so much to be grateful for. I am grateful for all the authors who share their insights and wisdom with us through their articles, books, videos, etc. I am also grateful for the readers of InnerSelf who appreciate the content we offer, and who share it with others either through their words, their thoughts, or their actions.

We are all connected, so the more gratitude we feel and express... for others, for the planet, for our own ability to grow and love more and more...the more our world will become a better place for all. Being grateful for every little thing, and every person in our life, is a great energy to carry with us and radiate out to others. Thank you for being here, and thank you for being You.  - Marie T. Russell,

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

Rober Jennings and Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


The Universe Within: When in Doubt and Chaos, Turn Within

 Bill Philipps

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Many people spend much of their lives searching for this purpose, seeking exter­nal validation, unaware that the answers they seek are already available within them.

How To Live A Longer, Healthier Life

 Robert Jennings,

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Have you ever wondered if your diet could be the key to living a longer life? It's a common belief that what we eat plays a significant role in determining our lifespan. But what if that isn't true?

Be Curious, Not Furious: The Teachings of Homer, Buddha, and Alice

 Marc Lesser

Homer Simpson, the Buddha, and Alive in Wonderland

In practice, what does it mean to be curious? What are we meant to be curious about, and how does this help us find clarity and develop compassionate accountability?

Unlocking the Power of Your Purposeful Life

 Robert Jennings,

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There is hope in the form of purpose. A sense of purpose can be a powerful antidote to loneliness, providing a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Meeting Resistance: What is Resistance and How Does It Curb Your Success?

 Linda Rossetti

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Resistance is anything in our experience that impedes our progress in a desired direction. We can be aware of our resistance, or it can operate in a slightly more undercover fashion.

Secrets and Importance of Sleep

 Robert Jennings,

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Sleep is an intricate and essential process that our bodies undergo to restore, rejuvenate, and maintain optimal health.

Living in Truth and Not in “Us vs. Them”

 Lawrence Doochin

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It is the confusion over what truth is that creates fear and anxiety for so many. A large majority of people believe that certain individuals and groups are "right" on an issue and have the truth, while others are "wrong."

The Power of Music, Melody and Emotion

 Robert Jennings,

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Music has an extraordinary power to captivate our minds and move our souls. It has the ability to transport us to different emotional landscapes, evoke memories, and inspire us to dance. 

Listening to Your Partner's Premonitions: Another VW Van Misadventure

 Barry Vissell

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I have gradually learned to listen to Joyce's intuitive feelings. Sometimes I don't like them, because they go against my desires.

A Thrilling Farewell To Harrison Ford’s Greatest Character

 Kate Cotter

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Indy is back! There are riddles! There are Nazis! There’s an ancient treasure with mystical powers! And I don’t mean Harrison Ford, who at 80 gives a bravura performance in what is surely his last outing as the adventurer with the leather jacket and battered hat.

Researchers Can Learn A Lot With Your Genetic Information, Even When You Skip Survey Questions

 Robbee Wedow

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Many repositories store genetic data and other biospecimens like blood, urine or tumor tissue to be used in a wide number of future studies.

The Hidden Health Risks of Cosmetics: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Your Body

 Leslie Hart

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When you walk through the personal care aisles of your local store, you likely see dozens of products that promise to soften your skin, make you smell better, extend your lashes, decrease wrinkling, tame your curly hair, or even semi-permanently change the color of your lips, hair or skin.

Revealing the Hidden Patterns Of Mathematics In Nature

 Sandy Hetherington and Holly-Anne Turner

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If your eyes have ever been drawn to the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem, the texture of a pineapple or the scales of a pinecone, then you have unknowingly witnessed brilliant examples of mathematical patterns in nature.

How Daily Naps Preserve Cognitive Function

 Valentina Paz et al

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Sleep plays an important role in keeping the brain healthy, which is why people are advised to get at least 7-9 hours each night.

Why A Falling Birthrate Doesn’t Bode Well For An Economy

 Dudley L. Poston Jr.

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Around the world, nations are looking at the prospect of shrinking, aging populations – but none more so than South Korea.

Why Bees Are Astonishingly Good At Making Decisions

 Andrew Barron

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A honey bee’s life depends on it successfully harvesting nectar from flowers to make honey. Deciding which flower is most likely to offer nectar is incredibly difficult.

Why Practitioners Are Relying Less on Body Mass Index for Health Assessment

 James King et al

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Body mass index has long been used by doctors as the standard method for measuring health – and often still is.

Understanding Heat Domes: The Weather Phenomenon Baking Texas Explained

 William Gallus

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A heat dome occurs when a persistent region of high pressure traps heat over an area. The heat dome can stretch over several states and linger for days to weeks, leaving the people, crops and animals below to suffer through stagnant, hot air that can feel like an oven.

Finding the Balance: How Much Attention is Enough for Parents?

 Amy Brown

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Parents today spend more time with their children than ever before. Yet, at the same time, they worry more than previous generations about doing enough – believing a lack of engagement may harm their child’s future success and wellbeing.

What Do The Different Colors Of Mold Mean In My House?

 Michael Taylor

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You may be interested (or possibly horrified) to discover you ingest and inhale thousands of tiny life forms on a daily basis.

At The Brink

While, we at InnerSelf, strive to present an inspiring and positive view of life and events, at times, an approach is needed that is a bit more harsh when the truths are glaring and need to be addressed. That is what this section At The Brink does: shed light on issues that are urgent for humanity and the planet. 

Difference Between Nationalism and Patriotism

 Joshua Holzer

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During his presidency, Donald Trump said, “We’re putting America first … we’re taking care of ourselves for a change,” and then declared, “I’m a nationalist.” In another speech, he stated that under his watch, the U.S. had “embrace[d] the doctrine of patriotism.”

The Government's Data Buying Spree: Privacy Threats in the Age of AI

 Anne Toomey McKenna

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US agencies buy vast quantities of personal information on the open market – a legal scholar explains why and what it means for privacy in the age of AI 

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: July 3 - 9, 2023

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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.

See below (video section) for the link to the audio and video version of the Astrological Overview.

Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Astrological Overview: July 3 - 9, 2023

Living in Truth and Not in “Us vs. Them”

What The Colors Of Mold Mean

Privacy Threats in the Age of AI

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration June 30 - July 2, 2023

Power of a Purposeful Life

Hidden Health Risks of Cosmetics

Hidden Patterns Of Mathematics In Nature

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration June 29, 2023

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