InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

We're introducing a new feature this week : InnerSelf Voices which currently has blogs by InnerSelf  publishers, Robert Jennings and Marie T. Russell. Check it out here: Marie's Blog and also Jennings' blog.

This week we look at breaking through barriers of all types... whether it has to do with our belief in ourselves or about how our world works... Scroll down for the Editor's Choice titles, as well as the numerous additional articles...

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES

We're introducing a new feature this week: InnerSelf Voices. We're launching it with blogs by InnerSelf publishers, Robert Jennings and Marie T. Russell. (Marie's blog and also Jennings' blog.) We'll be writing new articles/blogs regularly. These are the blogs from this week:

* What Needs to Change? by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

* Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us? by Marie T. Russell

* Russian Hackers Everywhere And Not A Lick Of Common Sense by Robert Jennings

* How Best To Gain Back Our Broken National Spirit by Robert Jennings


A Spiritual "Paradox”: Setting Goals or Going With the Flow?

Written by Shakti Gawain.

A Spiritual “Paradox”: Setting Goals or Going With the Flow?

Sometimes people on a spiritual path feel a hesitation about using creative visualization. Their conflict comes from the apparent paradox between the idea of “being here now,” letting go of attachments and desires, and the idea of setting goals and creating what you want in life.

Read article here:  A Spiritual "Paradox”: Setting Goals or Going With the Flow?


Imposter Syndrome: If They Really Knew Who I Am...

Written by Mark Coleman.

Imposter Syndrome: If They Really Knew Who I Am...

A very common example of the ubiquitous nature of the critic is the phenomenon of “imposter syndrome” — the feeling that you don’t deserve to be where you are in life. It’s estimated that 70 percent of people have imposter syndrome.

Read article here:  Imposter Syndrome: If They Really Knew Who I Am...


Let Go of Stereotypes and Smash Your Birthday Ceiling

Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.

Let Go of Stereotypes and Smash Your Birthday Ceiling

Growing older is inevitable and, as has been said, better than the alternative. Limiting ourselves by age, though, is a state of mind. But often we accept stereotypical statements about age, aging, and what is supposed to happen at certain ages. We don’t need to accept any of these thoughts!

Read article here:  Let Go of Stereotypes and Smash Your Birthday Ceiling


Are Your Thoughts Yours or Somebody Else's?

Written by Ora Nadrich.

Are Your Thoughts Yours or Somebody Else's?

I found that the first question I had my clients ask themselves after Says Who?—“Have I heard someone say this before?”—helped establish where the thoughts came from, which then helped determine whether they were just the opinions and beliefs of others that they took on as their own.

Read article here:  Are Your Thoughts Yours or Somebody Else's?


Being Rather Than Doing: A New Vision for a New Epoch

Written by Nicolya Christi.

 An Evolutionary Leap: A New Vision for a New Epoch

Humanity has become enmeshed in a dysfunctional global system. It has become anesthetized by a cultural conditioning that begins at birth, by those who themselves have been conditioned by the generations before them.

Read article here:  Being Rather Than Doing: A New Vision for a New Epoch


from Marie's Blog:

Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us?

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com

overdoing it?

As with most questions, this one (Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us?) does not have just one answer. There are multiple reasons for different people's behavior, and multiple reasons for our own behavior as well.

Read article here:  Why Do We Do Things That We Know Are Bad For Us?


from Robert Jennings' blog:

How Best To Gain Back Our Broken National Spirit

How Best To Gain Back Our Broken National Spirit From Trump

A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Read article here:  How Best To Gain Back Our Broken National Spirit


Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansWritten by Pam Younghans

This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 



ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:

* 4 Dangerous Signs of Passivity in the Face of Trump Tyranny

* 4 Things The Movie Rogue One Teaches Us About Cyber Security

* 13 Ways To Keep Free Radicals Out Of Your Food

* A Sacred Light In The Darkness: Winter Solstice Illuminations At Spanish Missions

* Are Cities Ready For More Delivery Trucks With More Online Shopping?

* Are Single-sex Schools Good For Your Child?

* Brains Of People With Dyslexia Don’t Adapt To New Stuff

* Can Astronomy Explain The Biblical Star Of Bethlehem?

* Does Being Wealthy Make You More Charitable?

* Dogs Have 3X More BPA After Eating Canned Food

* Finding Healthy Alternatives To Salt This Holiday Season

* For The Highest Creativity, A Balance Is Needed Between Intellect And Intuition

* Gift-giving Taboos That Aren’t As Bad As You Think

* Global Warming Already Causing Local Extinctions

* Here's Another Reason To Exercise Every Day During The Holidays

* How Did We Come To Celebrate Christmas?

* How Santa Helps Teach Children To Be Good Little Consumers

* How The American Civil War Cemented Modern Christmas Traditions

* How To Be A Healthy User Of Social Media

* How To Check If You're In An News Echo Chamber

* How Trump Is Attacking Freedom of the Press

* Is Food Our Best Hope For Cutting Methane Emissions?

* Lessons For Our Time From Rachel Carson

* Methane From Food Production Might Be The Next Wildcard In Climate Change

* Miraculous Births And Divine Parents In The Time Of Jesus

* Philadelphia Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm

* Russian Hackers Everywhere And Not A Lick Of Common Sense by Robert Jennings

* Should Sex Therapists Recommend Pornography To Patients?

* The Point of Life Is To Love: Moving Outside Our Safety Zone

* The Potential Costs Of A Secretary Tom Price On US Healthcare

* Things You Need To Know About Fitness Trackers

* Trump Questionnaire Recalls Dark History Of Ideology Driven Science

* Uncovering The Language Of The First Christmas

* What's Driving The Worldwide Obesity Epidemic?

* What Needs to Change? by Marie T. Russell

* What The Magi Had In Common With Scientists

* When Humans Strive For Efficiency They Should Learn From Nature's Resilience

* Why Abuse Is Manifested In Repressed Pain And Forgotten Memories

* Why And When Phobias Are Contagious

* Why Basic Income Is A Radical Idea Bound For The Political Mainstream

* Why Children Do Or Don't Believe In Santa Claus

* Why Christmas May Be The Most Air Pollution Toxic Day Of The Year

* Why Do Powerful Songs Give You Goose Bumps?

* Why Higher Education Doesn't Mean Higher Levels Of Tolerance

* Why Minimum Wage Hikes Don't Cause Job Loss

* Why People Trust Sharing Economy Strangers More Than Their Colleagues

* Why President Trump Will Continue to Hold Rallies

* Why Sex Gets Better In Older Age

* Why Small Changes From Activism Matter

* Why The Arctic's Freakishly Warm Winter Is Due To Humans

* Why The Color Red Became So Powerful

* Why The US Environmental Movement Needs A New Message

* Why We Become More Forgetful With Age And What You Can Do About It

* Why We Need A Vaccine For Periodontitis, The Gum Disease

* Why Wind Turbines Could Make Growing Conditions Better For Crops


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The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.

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