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While it's true that in life we "get by with a little help from our friends", it is also true that we must learn to stand on our own two feet, and take the actions that our own heart and intuitive insights guide us to. But if we've given up our power to others, either consciously or simply from apathy or due to a belief that we lack any power, then we are not making the best of the life that is our to create. We may end up feeling confused, not knowing which way is forward.

The good news (or maybe it's the bad news) is that we are all in the same boat... we all face challenges, we all at times feel despair, confusion, anger at the way things are, and we might feel like we want to give up. Yet we also all share an inner veacon of hope and by trusting in better possibilities, and taking actions towards them, we can create a better world.

At InnerSelf, we strive to bring you articles that can assist you in your quest for empowerment, joy, love, and purpose. Our diverse choice of articles bring you insights and information, and our wish is that they spark your intuitive guidance and your will for the next steps of your life's journey.

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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 and Robert Jennings
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"



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Stop Waiting for a Better Tomorrow

Author: Shuaib Ahmed

I have spent countless years at life’s mercy, wishing and waiting for some event or person who will be sent by the universe to change my life around. I waited and waited. It never happened.
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Five Pitfalls of Being Stuck in Your Helper Pattern

Author: Friedemann Schaub, M.D., Ph.D.

There are five deep-seated, albeit outdated, beliefs that have kept your helper pattern firmly anchored in your daily life.
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How to Connect with God -- Even If You’re an Atheist

Author: Ted Orenstein

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but they all lead to the same place. Since we are individuals, each of our paths to Oneness begins in our own way...
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This Is the Climate Crisis: The Burning Reality of Maui

This Is the Climate Crisis: The Burning Reality of Maui

Author: Robert Jennings,

As Maui's fires raged on, fueled by a combination of drought, intense winds, and climate shifts, the reality of our times became inescapably clear: we are living the climate crisis.
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Redefining Self-Esteem: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Author: Simon Sherry, Dalhousie University

Self-esteem is the sense of value we have for ourselves. It’s how we perceive ourselves: whether we think we are worthy and competent, whether we think we belong, whether we like ourselves.
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Montana Youth's Climate Victory: A New Era for Green Amendments

Author: Amber Polk, Florida International University

Sixteen young Montanans who sued their state over climate change emerged victorious on Aug. 14, 2023, from a first-of-its-kind climate trial.
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The Musical Memory: Why Song Lyrics Stick With Us

Author: Kelly Jakubowski, Durham University

Why is it that many people can’t remember where they put their car keys most mornings, but can sing along to every lyric of a song they haven’t heard in years when it comes on the radio?
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The Rise of Deceptive Pricing: Why the Truth Matters

Author: Robert Jennings,

Not all that glitters is gold. In a world driven by consumerism, understanding the price of products is paramount. But what happens when the price you see does not reflect its true worth?
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Water and Weight Loss: Myths Debunked

Author: Duane Mellor, Aston University

It’s often claimed that if you’re trying to lose weight, one of the things you should do each day is drink plenty of water – with some internet advice even suggesting this should be as much as a gallon
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Rooftop Solar: The Answer to Rising Summer Energy Needs

Author: Tom Rogers, Nottingham Trent University et al

Rooftop solar systems are uniquely positioned to meet this demand as high summer temperatures coincide with lots of sunshine.
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Bilingual Memory Boost: The Surprising Cognitive Edge Revealed

Author: Panos Athanasopoulos, Lancaster University

How do you know what they are going to say before they have said it? We like to think it is romantic intuition, but it’s just down to how the human brain works.
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Cooling Climate Discourse: The Transformative Power of Language

Author: Derek Gladwin and Kedrick James, University of British Columbia

The world is burning. Death Valley, Calif., shattered the record in July 2023 for the hottest temperature on earth
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The Myth of Making Up for Sleep Deprivation

Author: Kimberly Fenn, Michigan State University

There is no denying the importance of sleep. Everyone feels better after a good night of sleep, and lack of sleep can have profoundly negative effects on both the body and the brain.
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3 Reasons We Use Graphic Novels To Teach Math And Physics

Author: Sarah Klanderman and Josha Ho, Marian University

Post-pandemic, some educators are trying to reengage students with technology – like videos, computer gaming or artificial intelligence, just to name a few.
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Bridging the Orgasm Gap: The Realities of Female Pleasure in Intimacy

Author: Laurie Mintz, University of Florida

Imagine a steamy sex scene involving a woman and a man from your favourite television show or movie. It’s likely that both parties orgasm. But this doesn’t reflect reality.
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9 Signs of Inflammation: Can an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help?

Author: Lauren Ball and Emily Burch

From new scientific discoveries to celebrities and social media influencers, it seems like everyone is talking about this important bodily process and its potential impact on our health.
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The Decline of State Republican Parties

Author: Robert Jennings,

Recent events paint a dire picture for state Republican parties across the nation. Financial ruin, chaos, and an overwhelming burden of debts cripple their operations.
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Debunking Learning Styles Myth: Perceptual Abilities Surpasses Preferences

Author: Isabel Gauthier and Jason Chow, Vanderbilt University

The idea that individual people are visual, auditory or kinesthetic learners and learn better if instructed according to these learning styles is one of the most enduring neuroscience myths in education.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: August 21-27, 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.
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