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It can be tempting, with everything going on in the world, to shut ourselves off in a safe little corner that ignores the challenges all around us. Yet, we are key players in the movie of Life on Earth, and one way to participate is by activating our compassion for everyone and everything. Not just the ones we agree with, or identify with. But every one. That's the tough part.

This week, we chose articles to help open our awareness of the life around us, to grow our compassion, and expand our vision about possibilities in our future. We are all part of the movie of life on earth, whether we think we are or not. We are here, and thus we are part of it. It's that simple. So, what do we do? First we open our hearts and seek the answer there, and then we open our eyes and see what we can do... and then we take action, in our own unique way. 

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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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Cracking Our Hearts Open, Right Now

Author: Rabbi Wayne Dosick

Right now—before it is too late and before we lose our chance—the swirling turmoil in our world compels us to become the people who will tame and heal the darkness that threatens us.
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Opening Our Hearts to the Practice and Gift of Compassion

Author: Sue Schneider

The process of opening our hearts toward ourselves and others is not always direct or linear. It may happen over time as we deepen our lovingkindness and compassion practice.
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When Is the Right Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet?

Author: Angela Garner

When considering end-of-life issues for pets, it is important to always keep in mind the question, “What is best for this animal?”
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Your Business Has A Heart

Author: Mark Silver

Your business is a live thing. It wants to develop and grow. It just needs support, care, and love. Your business has a heart. It has an existence that is separate from you. You are not your business, and your business is not you.
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Why Expand Your Circle of Compassion

Author: Lawrence Doochin

Where compassion is, fear cannot be. Just as gratitude is the opposite of resentment, bitterness, and fear, compassion and judgment are also opposites. Compassion expands our energy, whereas judgment contracts it.
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Together, Women in Israel and Palestine Push for Peace

Together, Women in Israel and Palestine Push for Peace

Author: Siobhan Byrne, University of Alberta

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian feminist peace activists gathered in Jerusalem and near the Dead Sea.
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Why Netflix's 'Life on Our Planet' is a Must-Watch

Author: Tim Rock and Matthew Wills, University of Bath

Life on Our Planet: evolution experts review this ‘hugely entertaining’ Netflix docuseries...
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The Frugal Foodie: Slash Your Grocery Bills Through Gardening and Foraging

Author: Kate Neale, Southern Cross University

Growing your own food and foraging can help tackle your ballooning grocery bill. Here’s how.
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Is Technology Helping or Harming Your Sleep

Author: Deborah Lupton, UNSW Sydney

How apps and influencers are changing the way we sleep, for better or for worse...
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No Family Doctor? Here's Why It’s Hurting You and the System

Author: Cathy Risdon, McMaster University

The impact of not having a family doctor: Patients are worse off, and so is the health system...
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Is Grain-Free Better for Your Dog?

Author: Sara Hoummady and Guillemette Garry, UniLaSalle

Is your pooch better or worse off on a cereal-free diet?
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Europe's Forgotten Seaweed Legacy

Author: Karen Hardy, and Stephen Buckley

People in Europe ate seaweed for thousands of years before it largely disappeared from their diets – new research...
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The Blueprint for Sustainable and Resilient Housing

Author: Andréanne Doyon and Trivess Moore,

How sustainable, liveable and resilient housing can help us adapt to a changing future...
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What Truly Defines a Good Thinker?

Author: Eranda Jayawickreme, Wake Forest University

Being humble about what you know is just one part of what makes you a good thinker.
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Meta Under Fire: States Allege Harm to Teens from Facebook and Instagram.

Author: Christia Spears Brown, University of Kentucky

States sue Meta for knowingly hurting teens with Facebook and Instagram ? here are the harms researchers have documented...
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How Climate Change Is Affecting the Seasons

Author: Jadu Dash, University of Southampton

Autumn has finally arrived in the UK following an unusually sunny September. The days are growing shorter, the temperature cooler, and the leaves are changing colour.
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Beyond the Frontlines: Palestinian Youth Shed Light on Israel-Hamas Issues.

Author: Erika Jiménez, Queen's University Belfast

Israel-Hamas conflict: what young Palestinians think about four key issues that affect their lives...
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Why Chicken Soup is More Than Just Comfort Food

Author: Colby Teeman, University of Dayton

Does chicken soup really help when you’re sick? A nutrition specialist explains what’s behind the beloved comfort food...
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Unraveling the Role of Self-Belief in Confidence to Results

Author: Na Li, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University et al

Students with strong self-belief are happier and more successful – as our study shows...
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Why Excellent Workers Can Be Ineffective Managers

Author: Cary Cooper, University of Manchester

Accidental managers: why people who are great at their job can fail when they get promoted...
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: October 30 - November 5, 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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