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It's never too late to start over, or to make changes. Whether the changes needed are in your work, your diet, your habits, your relationships... now is always a good time to make changes. So this week, we start off our featured articles with a great way to start (or continue) your new year, followed by a story of Mohan who basically started over when he was nearing his deathbed. 

As we do every week, we bring you information, insights, and inspiration to make your life and your world a better place... healthier, happier, and more loving.

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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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A Great Way to Start (or Continue) Your New Year

Author: Jude Bijou

Don’t confuse your life purpose with material goals, such as finding a spouse, being a mother, earning a lot of money, or becoming famous. Your purpose is something separate from your goals.
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Always You! The Story of Mohan's Journey

Author: Pierre Pradervand

The following text is my favorite story of the dozens and dozens I have heard in a well-lived life of 86 years. It describes what many consider the most important spiritual attitude with love – a constant sense of The Presence.
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The Highs and Lows of Psychedelics in Private Practice

The Highs and Lows of Psychedelics in Private Practice

Author: Maria Papaspyrou

The shifting discourse around psychedelic substances from drugs to medicines and from getting high to getting healed has revived psychotherapy’s interest in the healing potency of transpersonal experiences...
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Busting the Myths about Carbs and Fat

Author: Kristin Grayce McGary

We need a steady source of fuel for our bodies to run efficiently. Simple carbohydrates (sugars, starches, and grains) burn quickly and don’t last. They also cause spikes in insulin.
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The Impact of Green and Blue Spaces on Mental Health in Older Adults

Author: Alex Jordan,

According to the 2020 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, approximately 21% of U.S. adults have experienced mental illness, with this burden being slightly higher in states like Washington.
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A Growing Threat to All Life on Earth: Electromagnetic Radiation

Author: Yury Kronn, Ph.D.

Every day I get emails pointing out some new scientific research data on the damage to human health caused by electromagnetic radiation.
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The Future of Mental Health: Beyond Traditional Therapies

Author: Alex Jordan,

In the United States, we're facing a mental health crisis unlike any before. It's a wave of depression, anxiety, and a host of other psychological burdens crashing over our collective well-being.
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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Gardens: The Biochar Advantage

Author: Alex Jordan,

In the face of escalating agricultural challenges, including soil degradation and the pressing need for sustainable practices, scientists are turning to ancient solutions with a modern twist.
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Unraveling the Illusion of Free Will and Its Impact on Society

Author: Robert Jennings,

The prevailing belief in free will, deeply embedded in our psyche, convinces us that we are the architects of our decisions and, consequently, bearers of the outcomes.
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Why Trump's Involvement in the Jan. 6 Insurrection Matters

Author: Robert Jennings,

Why the 14th Amendment bars Trump from office: A constitutional law scholar explains the principle behind the Colorado Supreme Court ruling.
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What Ancient Greek Stories Of Humans Transformed Into Plants Can Teach Us About Fragility And Resilience

Author: Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Tufts University

For me, gardening is the most joyful summer activity, when I can see my hard work rewarded with colorful blooms and lush greenery. Science explains this feeling by recognizing the deep bond between humans and plants. Being in a nurturing relationship with nature supports our…
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3 Smart Ways to Help Kids Transition Off Screens

Author: Juliana Zabatiero, Curtin University et al

Many parents worry about how much time their children spend watching screens. While some time on devices is fine for entertainment and education, we also know it is important children do things away from TVs and devices.
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Climate Mystery Solved: Antarctica's Astonishing Heat Spike

Author: Dana M Bergstrom, University of Wollongong

A heatwave in Antarctica totally blew the minds of scientists. They set out to decipher it – and here are the results...
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Embracing Nature: Simple Solutions for Eco-Anxiety

Author: Karen Magruder, University of Texas at Arlington

Keeping your cool in a warming world: 8 steps to help manage eco-anxiety...
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Aging Gracefully: Confronting the Grief of Lost Youth

Author: Carol Lefevre, University of Adelaide

Anyone parenting young children will be familiar with the phrase “there’ll be tears before bedtime”. But in a quieter, more private way, the expression seems perfectly pitched to describe the largely hidden grief of ageing.
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Maximizing Mind Wandering: Turn Daydreams into Productivity

Author: Dr Anchal Garg and Bruce Watt, Bond University

It’s normal for your mind to wander. Here’s how to maximise the benefits...
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2023's Extreme Weather: Unprecedented Heat, Wildfires, and Storms

Author: Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton

2023’s extreme storms, heat and wildfires broke records – a scientist explains how global warming fuels climate disasters...
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Do Data Brokers Know Everything About You?

Author: Anne Toomey McKenna, University of Richmond

Data brokers know everything about you – what FTC case against ad tech giant Kochava reveals...
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How American Gun Culture Is Based On Frontier Mythology

Author: Pierre M. Atlas, Indiana University

70% of Republicans said it is more important to protect gun rights than to control gun violence, while 92% of Democrats and 54% of independents expressed the opposite view.
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I Have A Dream

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The I Have A Dream speech is the crown jewel of the 20th century. Given before 250,000 souls on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, it is called the defining moment of the US Civil Rights movement. It is the speech by which all other great speeches must be measured. Its haunting…
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: January 22 - 28, 2024

 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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