InnerSelf Magazine: August 15, 2022

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Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

One thing we can be sure about is that, in life, there is always a new path we can take... and perhaps that path is very different than the one we've been on, or that we've even ever considered taking. When we remain open to synchronicities, pay attention to our surroundings, our inner and outer guidance, intuitive flashes, etc., we can discover new directions and new ways to move forward.

This week we share with you different ways for you to step forth into taking responsibility in being the co-creator of your life... We are not helpless victims or innocent bystanders. We are participants in our life and in our world. And more than participants, we are co-creators, directors, producers, and of course the character or role(s) that we have chosen to play. There are many choices we can make, and we get to choose again, each day and each moment.

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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
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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How to Make the Most Out of Every Minute

 Matthew Dicks

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Once you have chosen to value every minute, you can begin to create systems by which those precious minutes can be used.

A New Blueprint for Fixing A Broken Life

 Julia Harriet

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By mid-life, most of us have faced a significant loss such as the passing of a loved one, losing a job, or the dissolution of a formative relationship. These painful experiences can leave us feeling like we’ve taken a wrecking ball to the heart.

How to Heal the Spiritual Wound from Childhood Trauma or Abuse

 Ronni Tichenor and Jennie Weaver

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Children raised in homes with abuse, addiction, mental illness, and other traumas typically live in a state of denial. They must continually tell themselves that the terrible things they’re seeing, hearing, and feeling aren’t really happening.

Broadcasting Unconditional Love Is Our Most Powerful Strategy

 Will Wilkinson

a rainbow in a wave flow my name for what I believe is the most potent and effective act of rebellion. The instructions are simple: express love no matter what.

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Why Climate and Extreme Heat Are Affecting Our Attitude

 Kiffer George Card

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The rising frequency and intensity of heat waves has been affecting people’s mental health by triggering various forms of emotional distress including eco-anxiety,

How To Break Unhealthy Habits By Not Obsessing About Willpower

 Asaf Mazar and Wendy Wood

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One question we set out to answer in our recent research. The answer has far-reaching implications for the way we approach major societal challenges such as diet and climate change.

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During High Inflation

 Cathrine Jansson-Boyd

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The cost-of-living crisis continues. The UK rate of inflation is up yet again, and expected to rise further. And as energy, transport, fuel and groceries all get more expensive, there are fears that over 4 million British households are experiencing financial difficulties.

Why Being The Family Dog Can Be A Lonely and Stressful Job

 Michael Skov Jensen

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Many people think today's family dog is spoiled and has it all too good. However, they often suffer from loneliness and the unrealistic social expectations of owners.

Surveying People Throwing Covid Caution to the Wind

 Michael Rozansky-

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Asked if they wear a mask indoors when with other people who are not from their household, 54% say they never or rarely wear a mask, up from 46% in April and 25% in January.

Why Facts Often Don’t Change Minds

 Keith M. Bellizzi,

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“Facts First” is the tagline of a CNN branding campaign which contends that “once facts are established, opinions can be formed.” The problem is that while it sounds logical, this appealing assertion is a fallacy not supported by research.

Why Old Age Isn’t A Modern Phenomenon

 Sharon DeWitte

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If you made it past early childhood, your chances got better to see your golden years. 


At The Brink

While, we at InnerSelf, strive to present an inspiring and positive view of life and events, at times, an approach is needed that is a bit more harsh when the truths are glaring and need to be addressed. That is what this section At The Brink does: shed light on issues that are urgent for humanity and the planet. 

Public Education in Trouble from Shortage of 300K Teachers, School Staff

 Julia Conley

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Teacher's unions have been warning for years that chronic disinvestment in schools has placed untenable pressure on educators as they face low pay and overcrowded classrooms.

From Trump to Putin: Why Are People Attracted to Tyrants?

 Agata Mirowska, Raymond B. Chiu and Rick Hackett

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Although populist movements have been around a long time, there has been considerable interest in explaining why populism is different now — why it’s paired with authoritarianism and unapologetically tinged with nationalism and xenophobia.

58% Of Human Infectious Diseases Are Made Worse By Climate Change

 Tristan McKenzie et al

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Climate change can exacerbate a full 58% of the infectious diseases that humans come in contact with worldwide, from common waterborne viruses to deadly diseases like plague, our new research shows.

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: August 15 - 21, 2022

 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.

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: August 15 - 21, 2022 (Video)

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