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It's a new year... for some that means "same old, same old". Yet some of us use the opportunity to get a fresh start... "out with the old, and in with the new". Out with the old harmful habits and attitudes, and in with the new attitudes and actions that are more in keeping with our vision of a better life, or a better world.

Of course, each day is a new beginning, yet there's an extra 'oomph' in the energy when many people are focusing on the same thing: on a new start, on being a better version of themselves, and creating a better life and better world. The power of one multiplied by many gives exponentially more power to the intentions we focus on at this time.

We, at InnerSelf, are always on your side... providing you with insights, information, inspiration, to assist you on your life's journey. As we all embark on a new year, we wish that 2014 see all your most cherised dreams come into reality. Let's change our focus and our attitudes to match the energies that we wish to create. It's time we make sure the energy we are emitting is the one we wish to expand.

Let's focus on the world we desire, on the Love we wish to see manifest in the world, and thus help make it all come true.  Wishing you a Healthy, Loving, and Joy-Full New Year!!!

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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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How To Create a Happy New Year

Author: Will T. Wilkinson

"Happy New Year!" What if we meant it this year, that we really intended to make 2024 a happy new year and that we did something to make that happen, rather than just mouthing empty words?
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Building a Sane and Just Society

Author: Michael J. Shea, Ph.D

Given the amount of moral distress and moral violation in our culture now, it is vital to wake up the need to engage appropri­ately and as compassionately as possible.
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Habits That Hurt, Habits That Help

Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook

it’s important to understand the impact of stress and, more importantly, how to reduce the effects of stress to keep your immune system strong and healthy.
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Finding Balance Amidst Holiday Pressures

Author: Robert Jennings,

Ah, the holiday season is when our hearts brim with anticipation, and our spirits soar with expectations.
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You Are A Shaman, Healer, and Dreamer

Author: Paul Levy

We are all potential healers and dreamers; our very nature is shamanic. We all have shamanic abilities that knowingly or unknowingly we use every day.
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Trampoline Exercises: Bounce Your Way Back to Immune Health

Author: Christopher Vasey, N.D.

Jumping on a trampoline, also called a rebounder, has been revealed to provide valuable assistance for accelerating lymph circulation and decongesting the lymphatic system.
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Female Gift Bringers: More Than Mrs. Claus

Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

In Britain and the United States, we are used to “Father Christmas” and “Santa Claus” but other countries and cultures celebrate female gift bringers.
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The Power of Open-Mindedness: Why Being Wrong Can Be Right

Author: Daryl Van Tongeren, Hope College

The curious joy of being wrong – intellectual humility means being open to new information and willing to change your mind...
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Transforming Your Taste Buds for Health

Author: Emma Beckett, University of Newcastle

Hate salad or veggies? Just keep eating them. Here’s how our tastebuds adapt to what we eat...
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Green Revolution: Small Steps Towards Big Environmental Change

Author: Ian Williams and Alice Brock, University of Southampton

People are gradually adopting more sustainable lifestyles, but many find it hard to change habits and often don’t know where to start their sustainability journey.
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The Perfect Salad Dressing: Oil and Water Harmony

Author: Nathan Kilah, University of Tasmania

Summer means salads. And salads are even more delicious with a good dressing.
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The Truth About Being Single During the Holidays

Author: Yuthika Girme, Simon Fraser University

Being single sucks. At least that’s the impression you get when watching Christmas movies. So many of these films focus on finding love during the holiday season.
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Exercise Order Matters: What's Best for Your Fitness Goals

Author: Randal Claytor, Miami University

Cardio or weights first? A kinesiologist explains how to optimize the order of your exercise routine...
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The Origin of Retail Frenzy: From Boxing Day to Black Friday

Author: Robert Crawford, RMIT University

How Boxing Day evolved from giving Christmas leftovers to servants to a retail frenzy.
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Unlocking Happiness: The Art of Switching Off from Work

Author: Jane Gifkins, Griffith University

Switching off from work has never been harder, or more necessary. Here’s how to do it...
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Here’s What ‘Woke’ Means and How To Respond

Author: Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University

A few years ago, there was considerable anxiety in some quarters about “political correctness,” particularly at universities. Now it’s known as wokeness, and even though the terminology has changed, the concerns are much the same.
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Navigating Holiday Weight Gain: Facts and Myths about Overeating

Author: Duane Mellor, Aston University

Overeating at Christmas can cause weight gain – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s permanent...
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Trump's Authoritarian Rhetoric and Texas Fascist Tendencies - Uptake December 26, 2023

Author: Robert Jennings,

Amid a complex political landscape, three stories emerge that shed light on critical issues of our time.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: January 1 - 7, 2024

 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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Videos Added to YouTube This Week

Finding Balance Amidst Holiday Pressures


Astrological Overview: January 1 - 7, 2024


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration December 29-30-31, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration December 28, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration December 27, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration December 26, 2023


InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration December 25, 2023



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