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It's harder to focus on our inner guidance, on our goals, on our activities, when we are not feeling well. If we are sick, or if our energy is at a low point, it is more difficult to remain loving, patient, understanding, focused, joyful, etc. So perhaps, the first step on the spiritual path is to make sure our vehicle (our body) is in top form. And of course, the same goes for our emotions... if we are feeling guilt, grief, stress, anger, resentment, etc., it is also difficult to be focused on Love for other (and for self). 

This week our featured articles focus on our physical well-being: the health of our immune system, our lymphatic system, our diet, and our emotional health. The road to Home/Om may not be built in a day, but it must be built on a strong healthy foundation or we may not have the energy to continue our journey and reach our destination... which is Love within and for All.

We also have many other articles, for your reading pleasure, on a variety of topics.

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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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Immune-Boosting Breakfast Ideas and Foods to Add to Your Daily Diet

Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook

Here are some breakfast ideas to make your first meal of the day a powerhouse immune-booster. Plus, there are a few foods that stand above the crowd in immune-boosting potential. And, fortunately, they’re delicious too, so keeping your immune system strong and healthy never tasted so good.
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Simplify Your Diet: Eating for a Reset

Author: Lisa Masé

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Periodically simplifying what and how we eat can be a radical act of trusting the body. But it’s also an important one, because it allows us to get to the root cause of health issues, which is fundamental reversing disease and restoring balance.
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Foot Reflexology as a Do-It-Yourself Lymphatic Cleanse

Author: Christopher Vasey, N.D.

Foot reflexology, like all lymphatic draining methods, is a therapeutic approach that makes it possible to work directly on the lymphatic system. It can also reach lymphatic organs in the depths of the body...
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How to Empathize Without Taking on People’s Stress

Author: Judith Orloff, M.D.

A dread that many of my patients share is: “What if people ask more than I can give? I feel guilty if I say “‘no.’” Here are five strategies to support your healthy giving...
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If You’re Feeling Guilt and/or Anger When Your Pet Dies

Author: Angela Garner

Bereavement—indeed, loss of any sort—causes many feelings, such as shock, distress, anguish, disbelief, and anger, a whole emotional roller-coaster. Our normal every-day routine is shattered, and we face the difficult task of having to rebuild life in a new way...
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Discover the Key to Attraction in the Digital Age

Author: Robert Jennings,

In today's ever-changing online dating scene, crafting an engaging profile has become more than just showcasing good looks or clever quips.
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Beyond Dominance: Teaching Men the Power of Love

Author: Jamie Paris, University of Manitoba

How will young men learn to love when many messages seem to be either focused on what is wrong with them — or how they can dominate?
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How to Write a Love Song

Author: Glenn Fosbraey, University of Winchester

How to write a love song – three tips for beginners from a songwriting expert who wrote the book, "Writing Song Lyrics"...
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Diabetes Remission: Unpacking the Latest Findings

Author: Duane Mellor, Aston University et al

Is diabetes remission really as hard to achieve as a new study suggests?
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Cozy Companions: The Pros and Cons of Sleeping with Your Pet

Author: Jacqueline Boyd, Nottingham Trent University

There are benefits to sharing a bed with your pet – as long as you’re scrupulously clean...
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Are You Part of the Rise of Right-Wing Politics?

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones, Trinity College Dublin

Europe is anticipated to take a sharp right turn in this year’s European parliament elections. The past decade has already seen a rightward shift in India, and the United States has the greatest gap between left and right for 50 years.
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The Hidden Struggle: Two-Thirds of Renters Facing Financial Burdens

Author: Grant Alexander Wilson and Tyler Case

Even as housing markets cool in some areas, housing affordability is the worst in over four decades due, in part, to sustained post-pandemic inflation and comparatively higher interest rates.
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How a Digital Wardrobe Can Revolutionize Your Fashion Habits

Author: Deirdre Shaw and Katherine Duffy, University of Glasgow

‘Digitising’ your wardrobe can help you save money and make sustainable fashion choices...
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Family, Fortune, and Dragons: The Essence of China's Lunar New Year

Author: Mario Poceski, University of Florida

It’s 2024 and the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac ? associated with good fortune, wisdom and success...
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A Climate Alarm: Earth Warms Past Crucial Threshold

Author: Malcolm McCulloch, The University of Western Australia

‘A deeply troubling discovery’: Earth may have already passed the crucial 1.5°C warming limit...
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Blood Test Basics: Making Sense of Your Health Data

Author: Brad Reisfeld, Colorado State University

What do your blood test results mean? A toxicologist explains the basics of how to interpret them...
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Can You Punish a Dog, but Not a Frog? Exploring Animal Discipline

Author: Jon Garthoff, University of Tennessee

Training an animal? An ethicist explains how and why your dog ? but not your frog ? can be punished...
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How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Author: Xiaoyue Xu (Luna), UNSW Sydney et al

This salt alternative could help reduce blood pressure. So why are so few people using it?
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Understanding Extremism Through Economics

Author: Junaid B. Jahangir, MacEwan University

How economics can shed light on the motivations of extremist groups like Hamas.
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This Week's Astrological Overview

Astrological Overview and Horoscope: February 12 - 18, 2024

Author: Pam Younghans

The Spiral North Pole of Mars

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.  (For video version, see the article itself or the link below.)
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