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Resilience is a trait that is needed in life. The capability to bounce back and rise up from adversity, from illness, and from sorrow and despair. As life brings us challenges, our resilience is what gets us through and allows us to start over with hope and trust in the future.

No matter the challenge, there is always a way through or around it and we get to continue on our life's journey. This week our featured articles look at various aspects and types of resilience. And of course we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics with insights, inspiration, and information for your reading pleasure.

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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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The Art of Resilience in a Changing World

Author: Stephanie Mines, Ph.D.

I know we are biologically programmed for evolution. Despite evidence of an abdication of this physiological truth, I continue to have faith in humanity and its resilient potential.
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How to Rise Above the Confusion

Author: Pierre Pradervand

For thousands of years, humanity disposed of very limited amounts of information. Whatever understanding people had of the world came from the tribal elders, members of the extended family and other close sources of information.  How things have changed!
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Living on the Edge: When Things Go Really Bad

Author: Barry Vissell

By the way, the official title of the retreat was "Living from the Heart." Sometime during the retreat, the name became changed to "Living on the Edge."
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How to Manage Anxiety Naturally and Without Drugs

Author: Brigitte Mars

Making room for more joy and happiness in your life means learning how to manage uncomfortable emotions like anxiety more effectively. Natural remedies and practices can help you deal with and soothe your anxiety.

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The Feared 6-Letter Word

Author: Lawrence Doochin

If you or a loved one has cancer, or any major health issue, my heart opens to you in the largest way because I know personally how difficult the journey can be.
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Winter Dog Care: Tips for Keeping Your Pet Warm and Safe

Author: Erik Christian Olstad, University of California

Dog care below freezing ? how to keep your pet warm and safe from cold weather, road salt and more this winter...
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Taoist Insights on Achieving Health and Longevity

Author: Michael Naparstek, University of Tennessee

Many may take to the newest diet plan or sign up for a health club membership, but it is worth taking some time to consider what actually constitutes a healthy, happy body.
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Honoring “Nothingness”: Life Is Not a Spreadsheet

Author: Aliette Lambert and George Ferns, University of Bath

What would Carl Jung tell you to do with your spreadsheet of life goals? Throw it away and embrace the feminine...
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Cut Grass Smell: More Than Aroma, A Potential Biopesticide

Author: Sasimonthakan Tanarsuwongkul, University of South Carolina

That sharp, green smell of freshly cut grass? It’s a plant’s cry for help – and it may work as a less toxic pesticide for farmers...
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You Probably Know You’re Being Tracked Online, But What Can You Do About It?

Author: Nathan Schneider, University of Colorado

How to protect your data privacy: A digital media expert provides steps you can take and explains why you can’t go it alone...
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Whole Body Wellness: How Fiber Enhances More Than Digestion

Author: Mark Wulczynski, McMaster University

Dietary fibre affects more than your colon: How the immune system, brain and overall health benefit too...
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Finding Your Digital Sweet Spot: Tips for Healthy Tech Usage

Author: Bindiya Dutt and Mary Lynn Young

Spending too much time online? Try these helpful tips to improve your digital wellness...
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Furry Friends: The Emotional Role of Pets in Obituaries

Author: Chris Miller, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Remembered by our pets: More animals are getting a mention in obituaries...
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Risks and Rewards of Cataract Surgery for Improved Vision

Author: Langis Michaud, Université de Montréal

Undergoing cataract surgery when it’s not necessary? Some do it to improve their eyesight, but it’s not without risk...
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Harnessing Migrant Potential for a More Sustainable World

Author: Sonja Fransen, United Nations University et al

Migrants can be a transformative force for sustainable development...
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Leafy Greens: Nature's Answer to Better Dental Health

Author: Mia Cousins Burleigh and Siobhan Paula Moran, University of the West of Scotland

Eating leafy greens could be better for oral health than using mouthwash...
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Dogs of Yore: A Glimpse into Medieval Dog Ownership

Author: Emily Savage, University of St Andrews

Dogs in the middle ages: what medieval writing tells us about our ancestors’ pet...
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Beyond IQ: Why Smart People Fall for Conspiracy Theories

Author: Darel Cookson, Nottingham Trent University

Intelligence doesn’t make you immune to conspiracy theories – it’s more about thinking style...
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The Risks of Overtreatment in Prostate Cancer: Embracing Active Surveillance

Author: Jinping Xu, Wayne State University

Treatment can do more harm than good for prostate cancer ? why active surveillance may be a better option for some...
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: February 5 - 11, 2024

 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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Astrological Overview: February 5 - 11, 2024


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