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Our world is about choices. Some may say they had no choice in how their life turned out, or is turning out. Well, perhaps we have no choice in the events that take place, but we definitely have a choice as to how we respond to those situations and challenges. No matter the situation that faces us, the choices as to how to respond are ours to make. 

This week's articles help us discover new ways or new choices that we can make, whether in the physical world of health or career, or in the emotional and/or spiritual world. We have the final say in how we choose to think and act. It's always up to us! And that is very empowering since no one can take the power of choice from us, especially the inner choices of thoughts and attitudes -- which then lead to action. 

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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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Tolerance and Acceptance in a World of Constant Contrasts

Author: Pierre Pradervand

Never in the history of humanity have we been exposed to such an infinite variety of opinions, beliefs, forms of behavior, customs and so on. Humanity has become a melting pot of world dimensions!
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Body and Soul: The Rebirth and Return to Unity and Spirituality

Author: Janet Adler

There is no body without soul, no body that is not itself a form of soul. -- Sri Aurobindo. At the very center of our differences, this light which we could call spirit or soul, radiating within each tiny newborn, reflects our sameness.
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The Fourth Turning: A Crisis You Didn't Know We Needed

Author: Robert Jennings,

In their 1997 book, "The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy," authors William Strauss and Neil Howe introduce the idea that historical events follow specific patterns called "saecula."
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Your Perfectly Painful Childhood: Pain Is Your Fuel

Author: Sue Frederick

Everyone experiences pain throughout life, especially during childhood. Whether we felt unloved, inadequate, rejected, unlovable, impoverished, or were abused, we all grow up hungry in one way or another.
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Finding Your Why and Your Life Purpose

Author: Gary C. Cooper

Remember heading out on a road trip? What happened before you took off? You had a destination. You looked at a map or set your GPS. If you’d never been there before...
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How One Student Forced the Government to Admit the Economic Risks of Climate Change

Author: Arjuna Dibley, The University of Melbourne

In 2020, Katta O’Donnell, then a 23-year-old university student in Melbourne, launched a world-leading class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth government.
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Unearth the Benefits of Lazy Gardening for a Greener Planet

Author: Aimee Brett, Nottingham Trent University

A pristine garden can come with an environmental cost. The chemicals we use to kill weeds and bugs rely on fossil fuels, and can disrupt local wildlife.
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The Kiss Conundrum: Is It Safe to Show Affection to Your Pets?

Author: Sarah McLean and Enzo Palombo, Swinburne University of Technology

While owning a pet is linked to numerous mental and physical health benefits, our pets can also harbour infectious diseases that can sometimes be passed on to us. For most people, the risk is low.
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Why Do We Dream? Science Sheds Light on the Sleeping Brain

Author: Drew Dawson and Madeline Sprajcer, CQUniversity Australia

Last night you probably slept for seven to eight hours. About one or two of these was likely in deep sleep, especially if you’re young or physically active.
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Seeing Colors: How Color Blindness & Animal Vision Differ from Human Sight

Author: Langis Michaud, Université de Montréal

Dogs don’t see life through rose-coloured glasses, nor in black and white.For a few months now, I’ve been treating six-year-old Samuel, who has the beginnings of myopia.
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The Secrets to Knee Pain Relief: Causes and Effective Remedies

Author: Philip Conaghan, University of Leeds; et al

Knee pain is a common problem. Global estimates suggest more than one in five people over the age of 40 have a form of chronic knee pain.
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Wasps: The Underestimated Genius in Your Backyard

Author: Scarlett Howard and Adrian Dyer, Monash University

People loves bees, but their cousins the wasps often provoke a far less friendly reaction. The much-maligned insects often inspire fear, disgust or even the “kill it with fire” response.
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Krishna Janmashtami: A Global Celebration of Divine Love and Wisdom

Author: Robert J. Stephens, Clemson University

Many Hindus around the world will celebrate Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of the Hindu god Krishna, on Sept. 6.
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Abuse in the Restaurant Industry: Unveiling a Culture of Violence

Author: Ellen T. Meiser and Eli R. Wilson

When the The New York Times and The Boston Globe recently published exposés in which employees of award-winning chef Barbara Lynch described their abusive work environments, we weren’t surprised.
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Unlocking the Power of Microgreens: Nutrient-Rich and Flavorful Shoots

Author: Carol Wagstaff, University of Reading

Many of us germinated cress seeds on a bit of wet tissue at primary school, giving us a first introduction to edible microgreens.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: September 11-17, 2023

 Written by 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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