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At InnerSelf, we are proponents of listening to our intuition and going with the flow (while also listening to the wisdom and knowledge that our mind can provide). And it is so often interesting to see how this all comes together. One day this week was, unbeknownst to us at the time, International Dog Day. And while we were not aware of this, quite a few of our articles this week feature dogs. And that's how things come together when you do what you're inspired to in the moment. I (Marie) find it's always fun to see the outcome that seems like a perfectly orchestrated plan... thus several dog articles "in honor" of International Dog Day though we had no idea it existed.

Of course we have numerous other articles on a variety of topics, always with the goal of assisting you in creating a better life and a better world. We are all in this together, so the more of us are inspired and take action, the more powerful the change will be.

Please share articles with your friends via phone, text, etc., as well as on your social media and with your co-workers. The more light and truth shines out into the world, the less darkness there will be. We can all do our part by sharing light with those we come in contact with... through our words and actions, and by sharing the words of others like InnerSelf authors. The time is now for change to take place! Let's do it, together!

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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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A Cheat-Sheet to Access Clarity, Compassion, and Accountability

Author: Marc Lesser

Finding clarity is a path open to all humans, regardless of our backgrounds or identities.
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Enlightened Dog Training Principle #1: Silence is Golden

Author: Jesse Sternberg

The more we reflect on our dog’s highly sensitive, animalistic, nonverbal consciousness, the better quality relationship we can achieve with them.
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The Power of an Apology -- and the Cost of Not

Author: Jude Bijou

We all sometimes say and do things we regret. What is the upside of a genuine apology? What is the cost of not apologizing?
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Why Dogs Are More Than Just Pets

Author: Robert Jennings,

In a world that often feels like it's spinning out of control, something is soul-soothing about coming home to your dog's wagging tail and eager eyes.
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The Road to Healing: Lose Your Story, Lose the Past

Author: Sharon E. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

When talking about moving forward to healing, one of the most common issues I see with my patients is stuckness. They will often hold on to an inner story as to why they are having the experience.
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The Buddha Was a Scientist and a Biologist

Author: Wes "Scoop" Nisker

Buddhist meditation practices and scientific exploration reveal two ways of knowing. With the scientific method, we look outside of ourselves for truth. Meanwhile, with meditation, we direct our attention inward.
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Existentialism vs Aristotle: Unraveling the Secrets to a Good Life

Author: Oscar Davis, Bond University

What makes a good life? Existentialists believed we should embrace freedom and authenticity...
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The Influence of Billionaire Agendas on American Policies

Author: Robert Jennings,

There's a popular meme circulating highlighting some startling statistics about America: millions uninsured, dire poverty, high illiteracy rates, untreated mental illnesses, and frequent gun violence.
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Why the Sniff Test Fails in Food Safety

Author: Matthew Gilmour, Quadram Institute

I should know better, but I admit that I do it too. I’ve just pulled some sliced chicken out of the fridge, as I set out to make up some sandwiches.
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Adapting to Wildfire in a Warming Climate: Essential Steps to Protect Your Home and Community

Author: Justin Angle, University of Montana

Humans have learned to fear wildfire. It can destroy communities, torch pristine forests and choke even faraway cities with toxic smoke.
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Why Do We Crave Sugar and Carbs When Sick?

Author: Hayley O'Neill, Bond University

Your nose is running, your head hurts and you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. You’re settling in on the couch for a sick day. Then you reach for the snacks.
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Preventing Dementia: How Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Risk by 40%

Author: Stefanie Tremblay, Concordia University

Aging with a healthy brain: How lifestyle changes could help prevent up to 40% of dementia cases...
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AI Outperforms Humans in Creative Thinking Tests: A New Frontier in Innovation

Author: Erik Guzik, University of Montana

Of all the forms of human intellect that one might expect artificial intelligence to emulate, few people would likely place creativity at the top of their list. Creativity...
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The Dog That Didn't Bark: Trump’s Unanswered Call for Protests

Author: Robert Jennings,

Arthur Conan Doyle's famous line about "The dog that didn't bark" from Sherlock Holmes has unexpectedly been a great way to describe what's happening now.
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The Illusion of Climate Havens: Why No U.S. City is Truly Safe

Author: Julie Arbit, University of Michigan et al

Looking for a US ‘climate haven’ away from heat and disaster risks? Good luck finding one...
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Conquer Back-to-School Anxiety: 7 Tips for Parents and Kids

Author: Trudy Meehan and Jolanta Burke, RCSI University

Going back to school after the summer holidays can be a big deal. For some children, it means moving into a new classroom with a new teacher.
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Unlocking Health Secrets Through Your Hands: From Nail Changes to Finger Length

Author: Adam Taylor, Lancaster University

Y our hands reveal a lot about the state of your health. This is something that has been recognised since at least the time of Hippocrates – the father of modern medicine.
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The Truth About Speech Rates: Why People Talk Fast or Slow

Author: Michelle Devereaux and Chris C. Palmer, Kennesaw State University

Real-life fast talkers are staples in some professions. Auctioneers and sportscasters are known for their rapid delivery, though the slower commentary in golf shows there is a range for different sports.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: August 28-September 3, 2023

 Author: Pam Younghans, NorthPoint Astrology

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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 this week's Astrological Overview, see video section below or go to the article itself.)
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Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Astrological Overview: August 28-September 3, 2023

 The Power of an Apology -- and the Cost of Not

Enlightened Dog Training Principle #1: Silence is Golden

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration August 25-26-27, 2023

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration August 24, 2023

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration August 23, 2023

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration August 22, 2023

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration August 21, 2023

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