InnerSelf Magazine: January 23, 2023

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Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self

We are potential in physical form. And our potential is immeasurable and infinite... Yet, as the saying goes, we can be our own worst enemy. We do this by limiting ourselves with our thoughts, fears, actions and inaction, and by not seeing our connection with all others. Yet the potential remains and invites us to help it take shape in the reality of the here and now. Our light, when combined with the light and love of other souls on this planet, can make dreams come true.

Three weeks ago, we all entered a new year. And now we get a chance to start a new year again with the Lunar New Year that starts now. But of course, we don't need a new year to launch our dreams and vision of a better world. We can do that each day, each minute, and with each breath we take and release. 

This week we look at things we can bring into our being and our life and/or release to keep moving forward on our path to creating a better life for ourselves and a better world for all. The potential is there... What we need is the will to move forward, and the actions to create the future that is waiting there for all of us. Let us not get stuck in either hope or despair, but rather focus on participating in, and helping to create, the transition to a better world for all. Let your light shine and join with the other lights to help us all discover the way to a better future.

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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"


Forgiveness: The Unavoidable Transition to a Better World

 Olivier Clerc

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“Can we heal the wounds of the heart, can everything be forgiven?” The question must actually be refor­mulated. 

How to Live beyond Hope and Despair

 Robert Jennings,

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What does it mean to have hope? For some it means faith in a higher power. For most, I think, having hope as to some outcome is passive, as in deliver me....

How Can We Be the Best Parents We Can Possibly Be?

 Rabbi Wayne Dosick

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We are the ones who make the choices and convey the lessons—by word and deed, wittingly and unwittingly—that shape a young person’s ethics and values, point of view, and priorities.

Energies, Vibrations, and The Principle of Resonance

 Bertold Keinar

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When you have good resonance with your partner, friend or spiritual guide, the process of your actions is boosted greatly. 

Practices for Turning Potential into Potency

 Julia Paulette Hollenbery

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Life is not just something that happens to us. It is something we co-create.

Avoiding Anxiety, Stress and the Early-Onset of Cardiovascular Health Issues

 Bryant Lusk

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Anxiety disorders have long been associated with the early-onset and progression of cardiovascular health issues.

 Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit or the Cat, Depending on Where You Live

 Megan Bryson

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On Jan. 22, 2023, more than a billion people globally will welcome the Year of the Rabbit – or the Year of Cat, depending on which cultural traditions they follow.

How to Talk to Someone about Conspiracy Theories in Five Simple Steps

 Daniel Jolley, Karen Douglas and Mathew Marques

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People’s first instinct when engaging with conspiracy believers is often to try and debunk their ideas with factual and authoritative information.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Pause and Savor the Moment 

 Ken Druck, Ph.D.

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January 22, 2023 - We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s about the journey, not the destination”...

Mental Health: It’s Not Always Good To Talk

 Dan Degerman

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Silence in mental illness comes in many forms.

Colds, Flu and COVID: How Diet and Lifestyle Can Boost Your Immune System

 Samuel J. White and Philippe B. Wilson

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There are many things we can do to support our immune system and even improve its function. 

China’s and the World’s Population Now Turns Down

 Xiujian Peng

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China’s National Bureau of Statistics has confirmed what researchers such as myself have long suspected – that 2022 was the year China’s population turned down.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Simplicity and Nature

 Barry Vissell

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January 21, 2023 - Research is finally proving what we’ve intuitively know all along. Simplicity is being directly connected to nature. 

How Often Should You Change Up Your Exercise Routine?

 Mandy Hagstrom and Mitchell Gibbs

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People asking for exercise advice are usually looking for a simple answer. Do this over that. Do this many of that thing, for this long. Get these gains. In reality, things are never that simple.

Is Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Bad for Your Teeth?

 Josefine Hirschfeld

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Apple cider vinegar has become a popular home remedy in recent years and has been used for centuries in cooking and medicine. 

Jacinda Ardern and Her Politics of Kindness Is a Lasting Legacy

 Hilde Coffe

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Jacinda Ardern’s human and empathetic approach sought to strike a conciliatory tone. Nowhere was this more evident than with her response to the Christchurch terrorist attacks when she said, “they are us”, embracing the immigrant and refugee communities targeted.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Choosing the Focus

 Ronald Alexander

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January 20, 2023 - For many people, their default is to focus on problems.

Why Plant-based Diets Need Proper Planning

 Hazel Flight

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Vegetarianism was practised as early as the 5th century BC in India, and it is strongly linked with a number of religious traditions worldwide, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Watching Your Weight? You May Only Need To Make Small Changes

 Henrietta Graham

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Losing weight is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, yet it is one which most of us struggle to achieve.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Practicing Gratitude

 Jamie S. Walters

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January 19, 2023 - Gratitude seems like something you have, not something you practice. 

Are the Fish in Your Aquarium Happy? Here's How You Can Tell

 Matt Parker

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Aquatic species don’t seem to induce the same emotional response. And this disparity is clouding our understanding of their lives in captivity.

Are Detox Diets Effective and Worthwhile or Just a Fad?

 Taylor Grasso

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These diets promise quick results and can particularly entice people around the new year, when there tends to be a renewed focus on health and lifestyle habits.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Getting Better and Better

 Barbara Berger

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January 18, 2023 - This affirmation is so powerful because it's very general and covers EVERYTHING...

Are Dogs Left- or Right-handed?

 Deborah Wells

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Some 10% to 13% of humans are left-handed, with men being three times more likely to be left-handed than women, though very few people are ambidextrous.

Why Is Procrastination Linked to Poor Health?

 Eva Skillgate et al

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Studies have found a link between procrastination and poor health. It is associated with higher levels of stress, unhealthier lifestyles and delays in seeing a doctor about health problems.

How the Pharmaceutical Industry Uses Disinformation to Undermine Drug Price Reform

 Joel Lexchin

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Drug companies have been making threats for over 50 years every time governments do something that threatens their profits.

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Acknowledging Choices

 Marie T. Russell,

What Works For Me: Acknowledging My Choices 

January 17, 2023 - Recognizing that everything we do is a choice makes us stronger. It helps illuminate the path ahead...

InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration: Try and Try Again.

 Peter Ruppert

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January 16, 2023 - Every one of us has our own journey and learning curve.

This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: January 23 - 29, 2023

 Comet ZTF, on January 19, 2023, Dark Sky, Alqueva, Portugal

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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Opening to a Whole New Way of Being

Written by Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Narrated by Marie T. Russell

Renewal and Transformation: This Is Who You Are!

Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell.

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