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While we at InnerSelf encourage the exploration and development of the "inner self", we also understand and champion the power of the mind. However, this power can be used for good... or not. A lot of humanity's problems, it seems, originate in the mind... thoughts of envy and jealousy, rage and resentment, greed and power, etc. etc. Thus it is very important for us to "manage" our mind and its ruminations and imaginings. We must be mindful of the adage: "garbage in, garbage out".

This week, we bring you articles that look at various ways we can guide our mind out of stress and chaos, and into peace and harmony. 

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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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Why Mindfulness Matters: Are You Underestimating Its Power?

Author: Sue Schneider

With the turbulent nature of the world these days, it’s easy to feel that we’re too small to make a difference. We tend to underestimate ourselves.
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The Secrets of Longevity: Lessons from the 5 Blue Zones

Author: Robert Jennings,

In specific distinct locations worldwide, individuals enjoy extended lifespans that frequently reach well into their 90s and beyond.
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4 Simple Steps to Transform an Uncontrolled Mind into a Creative Mind

Author: Jaime A. Pineda, PhD

Most of us feel traumatized by what seems like an out-of-control life. But the good news is there is something we can do.
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Two Actions Useful for Effective Interaction

Author: Peter Ralston

You need to be able to apply any learned principles to your field and to other fields as well. Unless you experientially understand the principle itself—not just the description or method used to invite you to get it—and are able to live it, breathe it, and “be” it, mastery will…
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Feeling Stressed? Call for These 8 StressBusters

Author: Jude Bijou

Desperately we strive to gain control over the unknown. And as a result, we call ourselves "stressed" out. Does this apply to you or someone you know?
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From Sacred Rituals to Modern Insights: The Evolution of Dream Incubation

Author: Sarah Janes

Dream incubation is any technique or combination of techniques aimed at engendering a desired dream. For our ancestors this would most likely involve seeking out a divine entity or deceased person.
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The Hidden Perils of Plastics: How to Minimize Exposure and Health Risks

Author: Robert Jennings,

In an age where convenience often takes precedence over concern, plastics have nestled themselves comfortably into nearly every corner of our lives.
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How Humility Can Improve Your Relationships and Well-Being

Author: Jen Cole Wright, College of Charleston

We each stand at the center of our own thoughts, feelings and needs, and thus experience them in a way that we cannot experience the thoughts, feelings and needs of others.
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America's Crossroads: When Culture and Contamination Intersect

Author: Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Indiana University

Indianapolis proudly claims Elvis’ last concert, Robert Kennedy’s speech in response to Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, and the Indianapolis 500.
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The Financial Struggles of the 'Uncomfortably Off'

Author: Marcos Gonzalez Hernando, UCL

Recently, there seem to have been a lot of people like William, in privileged jobs and on six-figure salaries, complaining that they’re “struggling” – including to The Times, The Independent, the Mail and the Telegraph.
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Medical Bias: Why Women's Pain Is Not Taken Seriously

Author: Annalise Weckesser, Birmingham City University

When you go to the doctor, you expect they’ll listen to your concerns and help fix whatever problem you may be experiencing.
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From Cuffs to Care: The Effectiveness of Pre-Arrest Diversion

Author: Josephine Korchmaros, University of Arizona

When police get suspected drug abusers treatment rather than arresting them, those people are less likely to abuse drugs or commit drug-related crimes in the future, new, limited research finds.
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Feeling Hot? How Fever Helps You Wage War Against Pathogens

Author: Edmund K. LeGrand and Joe Alcock

When you’re sick with a fever, your doctor will likely tell you it’s a sign that your immune system is defending you against an infection.
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How Zinc-ion Batteries May Solve Our Renewable Energy Storage problem

Author: Storm William D Gourley and Drew Higgins, McMaster University

Hotter summers, drier forests, rising waters: climate change is not just a threat to our future, it’s hurting our world right now.
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How Israel's Water Strategy Could Save Arizona's Future

Author: Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M University et al

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S., with an economy that offers many opportunities for workers and businesses. But it faces a daunting challenge: a water crisis that could seriously constrain its economic growth and vitality.
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Can a Like Button Influence Public Policy? The Power of Social Media Metrics

Author: Juan S. Morales, Wilfrid Laurier University

Social media use has been shown to decrease mental health and well-being, and to increase levels of political polarization.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: September 18-24, 2023

 Author: 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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Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Astrological Overview: September 18-24, 2023


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