InnerSelf

Yes That's right. InnerSelf is celebrating 30+ years. My goodness the years go fast when you're having fun.

The first ten years InnerSelf was a print magazine, first only in South Florida before going national. Then in 1996, InnerSelf went from print to digital on the internet and a much larger audience. We chose the butterfly for this celebration graphic in memory of the first online logo which incorporated a butterfly sitting atop the end of the word InnerSelf.

InnerSelf's Purpose

For thirty years, InnerSelf's purpose has been to enliven, enlighten, inspire, and inform, as our slogan says, with "New Attitudes - New Possibilities". It is our goal to help readers create those new possibilities in their life, with their family and in the world around all of us. InnerSelf was never about profits but about helping people change their lives. And yes, we do want to change the world... one person at a time.

Number of Lives Touched

Since going online, InnerSelf has had over 70 million visitors and 300 million page views. It has sent over 40 million newsletter and Daily Inspiration emails. And speaking of The Daily Inspiration, it has been editor Marie T. Russell's last task of the evening for the last 15 years to inspire InnerSelf's readers by preparing the Daily Inspiration. Subscribers find it in their inbox the next morning to start their day on a positive note. Marie's goal is to reach each reader personally each day, and judging from subscriber feedback, this is often the case.

Reader Supported & Advertising Supported

InnerSelf's financial support is primarily advertising, reader donations, and purchases on Amazon.com.

InnerSelf Store

We will be reopening the InnerSelf store with books, candles, gifts, jewelry, and more. In the meantime, when you access Amazon using this link, we get a commission (approx 5%) of your purchase (at no extra cost to you). It's an easy way to support our work.

Join a Magical Journey

We hope you will join us like the single butterfly who flaps its wings and brings big change a thousand miles away. It's a big goal and together we can do it....one person at a time. Come on board for a magical lifetime journey!

To support our work financially, click here. All donations large and small are accepted with love and gratitude!

InnerSelf.com: New Attitudes... New Possibilities

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017 This week we dare take a look at our dark side, and also learn to befriend our shadow. As you scroll down through this week's articles, you will find the words fear, shadow, stress, manipulation, pain. Yet you also find the balance in the themes of kindness, love, prayer, compassion, vision, meditation, creating a better world, and choosing love over fear.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017This week, in the US, is the week that is traditionally one for giving thanks... Of course, in order to have a life of fullness and joy, giving thanks needs to be a daily occurrence, not one limited to just one day, or one weekend. This week, we focus on many aspects of gratitude...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017You have probably heard the quote "we have met the enemy, and he is us". However, the other side of that truth is "we have met the solution, and he is us". This week, InnerSelf looks into the power of the heart to heal not only ourselves but the world around us. We start with acceptance which is a basic form of love, and so is being true to yourself. We move on to...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 8th, 2017

newsletter 10 08 2017Life has its ups and downs... this we all know. However, there is another aspect that we are not necessarily as familiar with as that is the concept of "as above, so below", or "as it is inside, so it is on the outside" (and vice versa). Our inner being and our outer world are a reflection of each other. This week we take a look at some of the inside-outside connections. We start with looking at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017Perhaps the theme of this week's newsletter is best resumed in the title of this article: "From Chaos to Order: Planning a New Life with New Habits". We start with Joyce Vissell sharing personal experiences and perspectives on the chaos of natural disasters that were transformed to order with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017While the "outside" world may have a tendency to focus on what's wrong, touting the latest disasters, the newest divorce, governmental trauma, etc., to maintain inner peace and a sense of balance, we must remember to also focus on what's right! And we start off this week by focusing on joy.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017Many people, world-wide, are experiencing numerous challenges these days, more than usual it seems. Some of the challenges come from nature, illnesses, war, or other severally traumatic situations. Thus, this week, we look at ways to deal with trauma and hardships.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017In order for the world to change, we must change. And in order to change, we must learn new ways of thinking, and of being. This requires a source of new knowledge, usually brought to us by a teacher in some form. This week we expand our horizon as to where we find the teachings that we need.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017In order for things around us to change, we must change. This is not what we learned as children since everything then depended on our parents doing things for us. However, now that we are adults, we discover that we are the key to change. We start the new issue of InnerSelf with an excerpt from a brand-new book...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017In this modern age, with all the tools of technology and instant communication at our disposal, we are exposed to many more stressful and traumatic events than our forefathers. This week, we bring you articles to help you through these experiences.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017Life on earth is quite a dichotomy. We are in control of our life, yet we are not. We enjoy our existence, yet we don't. It's as if we are continually wavering between two extremes, two polarities, in somewhat of a free-fall. This week we look at the balancing act...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017There are many expressions and idioms that suggest how to best deal with life. One that comes to mind is "when life throws you a curve ball, hit it out of the park". This week we look at various ways to deal with life's challenges and blessings...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 9th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 9th, 2017When life seems to be taking us on a roller-coaster ride, we can remember that the way to keep from "losing it" is to retain our center. And if you've become confused and dizzy from all the ups and downs going on around you, perhaps you will benefit from...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 2nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 2nd, 2017Relationship! We all are involved in one, even if it's only a relationship with our own self. How we deal with that relationship, as well as all others, creates a basis for our life experience. It's not always smooth sailing. This week we look at the essence behind our connection with our own self, our Self (with a capital S), and with others.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 25th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 25th, 2017You may be familiar with the expression that says you can't give from an empty basket. This, of course, refers to taking care of yourself before you can give of yourself to others. This week we bring you articles to help you replenish your energy and "refill your basket".

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017As Bob Dylan famously wrote over 50 years ago, the times they are a-changin'. However, these days, a lot of things have the appearance of going in the direction opposite that which we might desire or even prefer. It could be easy to fall into despair or at least a feeling of helplessness. This week, we look at some of our options...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 21st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 21st, 2017This week's theme focuses on "who you are". Barbara Savin shares "You Are Already A Healer: It Is Time To Reclaim Who You Are" while Marc Allen reminds us of our innate power in "Karma and Politics: It's Time To Embrace Our Power" and Rabbi Daniel Cohen offers a path of reflection in "What Will They Say About You When You're Gone?"

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 7th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 7th, 2017We dream, we hope, we seek, we find, we enjoy... and sometimes we don't. These are the things life is made of. The ups and downs and the highs and lows. This week's articles assist us in moving forward with ease and joy on our daily path...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017One thing everyone has in common is relationships... with family, with co-workers, with friends, with pets, with people at the grocery store... This week we look at relationships and how they affect us, just as we affect them. And we look at how to make our experiences better for everyone involved.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 19th, 2017This week we look at important questions. Not "Who Am I" but more in the area of "Who Am I Being" and  "What Am I Doing"? Who we are being in the moment, what actions are we taking or not taking, how we are expressing ourselves in the world, how we are treating ourselves and others.

Using Your Personal Power To Just Say No

Using Your Personal Power To Just Say NoI haven't bought products from Exxon knowingly in nearly 30 years except for a couple times for fear of running out of gas. My personal boycott of Exxon was proven correct when it was disclosed they were major funders of climate denial.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 22nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 22nd, 2017

Each week a theme naturally develops for the new issue. We don't start out with a theme or topic, but the articles that arrive or that are selected come together and have their own synchronicity and connection. This week, the theme is stretching beyond our small world and connecting with the world around us

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017As we progress into the 2nd week of 2017, we all continue to revise our vision for this new year. This revision is ongoing, whether we do it consciously or not, since plans change, needs shift, and perceptions are altered by inside and outside revelations. This week we take a look at life through the lens of two steps forward and one step back.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 25th, 2016This 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... We're also introducing a new feature this week : InnerSelf Voices starting with blogs by InnerSelf co-publishers Marie T. Russell and Robert Jennings...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 18th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 18th, 2016While we may all wish to focus on sharing love, gratitude and giving unconditionally at this time of year, we may get entangled in stress, not-enough-time, and family dramas. This week, we bring you various tools and perspectives to make your journey a more peaceful and harmonious one.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 4th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 4th, 2016This week we look at courage... the courage to do things differently, to follow our heart, to do the "right" thing, to just be true to ourselves. While these don't seem as courageous as saving someone from a burning building, or jumping into a turbulent ocean to save a child, they nevertheless require courage...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 27th, 2016As we've all heard, doubtless numerous times, when life hands you lemons make lemonade. The many articles this week can help shed light on our next steps, on how to attain our dreams, and create the life we have dreamed of (or perhaps have not dared dream of)...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 13th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 13th, 2016For those of us living in the USA, it's been a tumultuous week. And for those outside the US, one where maybe you asked yourself, what on Earth is going on??? Reading this week's articles and astrological columns may help shed some light on the energies that are percolating...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 6th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 6th, 2016Once again this week the image accompanying the newsletter is of a boat. Last week the sailboat was apparently in a precarious situation, while this week the boat is securely tied to shore. Let's hope that our ship remains securely anchored as the waves of life may be turbulent this week. In the USA...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 23rd, 2016Forest Gump is known for having said "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." However, I see life as being the outcome of a box of crayons. Depending on which crayons we pick, we will get very different end results. This week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 16th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 16th, 2016Sometimes we may feel as if we are walking through a dark tunnel not knowing what is ahead. And we wonder when we will finally reach a place, both physically, emotionally, and mentally, where we will feel good about our life. This week we start off by...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 9th, 2016At times in our life we may have the tendency to be like the snail and hide in our shell and move forward very very slowly. However, while we may feel safe doing so, we also are stopping ourselves from stepping forth and experiencing all the beauty and love that life has to offer. This week we share with you articles dealing with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 2nd, 2016This week we take a look at the world's duality/unity dichotomy and how we deal with it. And then there's how we deal with the world inside of us. Much of our behavior stems from old childhood wounds and it affects all aspects of our personal as well as our business life...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 25th, 2016This week we take a look at communication, from within and from without, and we reflect on our true nature... which is peace. The Editor's Choice articles this week are very powerful and tie in together beautifully (in a mini-workshop fashion). And scroll down for a myriad of additional articles on a wide range of topics.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 18th, 2016The articles this week look at perfectionism both in our own selves and in our children. We ask ourselves some hard questions: "Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?" and "Do You Suffer from Unrealistic Expectations of Perfectionism and Compulsive Comparison? ...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 11th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 11th, 2016This new issue of InnerSelf can best be resumed by a quote from Pam's weekly journal: "Trusting in the process is one of the tests of this time... focused on helping us heal a lack of faith. This week, the path to this healing leads us through the contentious realms of right vs. wrong... and meanders its way through thickets of worry and mental stress...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 4th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 4th, 2016The times they are... intense (and changing too!). On the East coast (in the USA), we've just gone through a hurricane, lots of rain, and flooding. On the West coast, droughts and fires. And everywhere in between the frenzy of upcoming elections... So how do we navigate through all this mess and confusion? The articles this week...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 28th, 2016

This week we look at starting anew... making changes in our life... making it better... One of our articles, "7 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Get On With Your Life Already", presents seven practical ways to move forward. Interestingly enough, we also have 7 Editor's Choice articles this week, and all of them present ways to stop feeling blocked and start over...

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