InnerSelf

Yes That's right. InnerSelf is celebrating 30+ years. My goodness the years go fast when you're having fun.

The first ten years InnerSelf was a print magazine, first only in South Florida before going national. Then in 1996, InnerSelf went from print to digital on the internet and a much larger audience. We chose the butterfly for this celebration graphic in memory of the first online logo which incorporated a butterfly sitting atop the end of the word InnerSelf.

InnerSelf's Purpose

For thirty years, InnerSelf's purpose has been to enliven, enlighten, inspire, and inform, as our slogan says, with "New Attitudes - New Possibilities". It is our goal to help readers create those new possibilities in their life, with their family and in the world around all of us. InnerSelf was never about profits but about helping people change their lives. And yes, we do want to change the world... one person at a time.

Number of Lives Touched

Since going online, InnerSelf has had over 70 million visitors and 300 million page views. It has sent over 40 million newsletter and Daily Inspiration emails. And speaking of The Daily Inspiration, it has been editor Marie T. Russell's last task of the evening for the last 15 years to inspire InnerSelf's readers by preparing the Daily Inspiration. Subscribers find it in their inbox the next morning to start their day on a positive note. Marie's goal is to reach each reader personally each day, and judging from subscriber feedback, this is often the case.

Reader Supported & Advertising Supported

InnerSelf's financial support is primarily advertising, reader donations, and purchases on Amazon.com.

InnerSelf Store

We will be reopening the InnerSelf store with books, candles, gifts, jewelry, and more. In the meantime, when you access Amazon using this link, we get a commission (approx 5%) of your purchase (at no extra cost to you). It's an easy way to support our work.

Join a Magical Journey

We hope you will join us like the single butterfly who flaps its wings and brings big change a thousand miles away. It's a big goal and together we can do it....one person at a time. Come on board for a magical lifetime journey!

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InnerSelf Newsletter: May 19th, 2019

This is the early-bird version of the newsletter/new issue of InnerSelf. The complete version will be online, and emailed to subscribers, late Sunday afternoon. Happy reading!

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 12th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 12th, 2019This week we take a look at communication. And while we generally think of communication as taking place with other humans, we expand the scope of this week's articles to include connecting with ourselves, with animals, and with Nature.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 5th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 5th, 2019This week, we look at what could be perhaps our best friend as well as our worst enemy: our mind (and its children, our thoughts). The mind, like most instruments, is as good as the use we put it to.

What If You Gave A Party and Nobody Came?

What If You Gave A Party and Nobody Came?So, stop a minute and ask yourself that question: "What if I gave a party and nobody came?" . What feelings come up for you? While we may not ever have found ourselves in that particular situation, I think we can all identify with the feeling of insecurity... That feeling connects to so many things...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 28th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 28th, 2019This week we take a look at change and at "our story" and ways to create a new story for ourselves personally, which then will reflect into creating a new story for the world. We start with an excerpt from a new book...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 21st, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 21st, 2019This week, we focus on the Light that we are, and on our own rebirth from the forces of negativity and fear. We bring you numerous articles from our regular and new authors, and feature some excerpts from new books that are just "hot off the press".

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 14th, 2019A Chinese proverb is reputed to say, "May you live in interesting times" and it is considered both a blessing and a curse. And of course, whether it is a blessing or a curse really depends on how we look at it, our reactions, and the choices we make. This week we bring you tools to help you navigate these tumultuous times and come out on the other side of the storm a stronger and more centered person.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 7th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 7th, 2019While we know that it is important in life to deal with "what is", we also need to focus on "what is to be" or what we wish the future to be. This week we look at both.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 31st, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 31st, 2019Energy! It can seem like it's the elusive ingredient in our lives at times. We might find ourselves saying we need more energy! This week our authors help us look at energy... what it is, how to connect with it, and what it really all about...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 24th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 24th, 2019
This week we look at love... not the Valentine's Day kind of love, but love of self, love of others (human and not), and love of humanity, which all ties in with kindness, acceptance, etc.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 17th, 2019
Many of us work with "to do" lists. Often they include short-term items like remember to buy toothpaste, or other chores that need to be done that day or that week. However, we also have an "inner to do list" which consists of steps along our life's journey. This week we bring you articles that offer a combination of both.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 10th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 10th, 2019This week we look at expectations. While expectations are about the future, we usually have formed them based on past events, or past teachings. Thus we may be stuck in recreating old realities because our thoughts and beliefs and expectations are based on old dogma and old theories. We start out by looking at the expectations we have of...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 3rd, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 3rd, 2019This week we take a look at fear. We also discover the connection between pain and fear. Of course fear shows up in many ways, some of them non-physical...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 24th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 24th, 2019
Everyone wants to be happy, and while this can mean different things to different people, I think that a common thread is that we wish to be at peace with ourselves, and at peace with the world around us. Not always an easy task...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 17th, 2019
This week we focus on observation... on observing both within ourselves and out in the world, observing where we want to go, as well as where the Universe is guiding us. We start off with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 3rd, 2019
This week we question reality, or at least what we think is reality. We ask: What if everything you think you know is wrong? Things are not always what they seem, and things oftentimes have a purpose that is not visible to us at the time they occur.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 27th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 27th, 2019
Everything is always in a state of change. Even if something looks like it is not changing, it is. And the same goes with our own self... Our thoughts change, our attitudes change, our bodies change, and the world around us changes as well. This week we look at various aspects of transformation (change) starting with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 20th, 2019One thing we can be sure of is that life always presents us with twists and turns, choices to make, new directions to explore (or not), new discoveries to be made (or not)... It's always our choice as to how we proceed...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 13th, 2018This week we look at change and progress. Many of us may have made resolutions at the start of the new year... and we may be reaching the point when the novelty has worn off and we need support in sticking to our desired changes.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 6th, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 6th, 2018This week we reflect on the interconnectivity of all things. As we recognize our oneness and how every single thing affects the whole, whether physically or emotionally, we come to the realization that we have arrived at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 30th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 30th, 2018As we enter into the new year, you may be starting the year with new resolve... to be healthier, to be happier, to be more organized, to be more loving, more forgiving, more successful, etc. etc. However, in order to progress into a new reality, we may have to let go of certain attachments or beliefs that have been dear to us. This week, our authors assist us in cleaning our slate so that we can start anew.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 23rd, 2018We humans are a complex bunch. Our emotions can be like yo-yos, going up and down regularly. This week we address the whole spectrum starting with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 16th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 16th, 2018As we enter the last week before Christmas, many people are outwardly focused on what to buy, what to give, what to share. So this week, we at InnerSelf turn the focus to the inner. While still keeping the focus on giving and sharing, we speak about giving of ourselves and sharing love.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 9th, 2018This week a word that seems to occur often in the featured articles is Presence... teamed with awareness, awakening, attunement, being in the present -- all basically the same vibration or message.

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 2nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 2nd, 2018This week we look at the power of the heart, the power of love, whether it comes in human form or animal form or even scientific form. Love is all there is. Anything else is simply the absence of love. Our articles this week help us recenter in the power of the heart, and the power of love.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 25th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 25th, 2018Perhaps the topic of this week's newsletter is best seen in the above graphic "Live Your Dream" and resumed in the title of Mitch Horowitz's article: "How to Make a Miracle"... We are reminded that we are the creators of our own daily miracles with the support and participation of the life force (aka God, Goddess, The Force, Universe, etc. etc.)

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 18th, 2018
This week, in the US, it is Thanksgiving. While being grateful really needs to be a daily practice, having one day a year that highlights giving thanks can help us center ourselves and take note of everything we have to be grateful for. However, there are times where it may seem nearly impossible to be grateful due to circumstances we find ourselves in...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 11th, 2018
This week we focus on our physical health... though of course, since everything is connected our physical health is related to our mental, emotional and spiritual health...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 4th, 2018
The title of one of our articles this week is "Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential" and that is indeed the theme of this week's edition of InnerSelf. We can reclaim our voice by voting as is strongly recommended in the article: "We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It" and in Robert Jennings' "The Un-united States Of America Part 3: The Day Of Reckoning Is Now".

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018
Perhaps our key message this week is recapped in the title of this article: "Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It". So many things in our world challenge us and we might, at first, choose to reject them or react with anger. Things like cancer, illness of any kind, fear, trauma, stress, death of a loved one, and a gazillion other challenges of earthly life. However...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 21st, 2018
This week we focus on personal empowerment, on what we need to do to become who we are meant to be and who we really are, and on creating a world we can be proud of.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 14th, 2018
This week we look at some of life's challenges, and bring you tools to traverse them more easily. The greatest challenge we face, unfortunately almost constantly, is "Negative Self-Talk". This habit can have serious repercussions as discussed in "Are We Literally What We Think?"...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 7th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 7th, 2018
This week we reflect on change. Benjamin Franklin wrote, in 1789 in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". However, I would disagree and say that the only thing we can be certain of is change. Nothing remains the same, ever. Everything changes...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 30th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 30th, 2018
This week we focus on letting go of the past. Sometimes that is done by first reconnecting with painful memories and rewriting them, and at other times, simply by closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 23rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 23rd, 2018
This week we focus on taking charge of our life... This week, we invite you to take your power back and ask yourself what you would like to see happen, and what you can do to help make it so.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 16th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 16th, 2018
This week we reflect on authenticity. Trying to please others, reaching for someone else's goal for you, trying to "fit in"... none of this is authentic, and none of this brings happiness. Being authentic includes being authentically loving, learning to trust our intuition and telepathic communications, being true to our Self, and trusting that we are always guided to the right place at the right time.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 9th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 9th, 2018
This week we look at life through the lenses of science and spirituality. Every day we have a new opportunity to either continue on the path we are on, or to step onto a new path. While some may question whether such "esoteric sciences" as astrology, numerology, ESP, and healing energy are true science, the results often depend on our openness to new ideas, as well as being willing to accept alternative and non-traditional methods and beliefs.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 2nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 2nd, 2018
This week we focus on relationships... with ourselves, with others, and with the world... and how we can heal and improve our connection in all of these interactions. We start with an author who exudes love and inner peace, Pierre Pradervand. He shares his method of healing himself and the world in "Blessing: A Way of Sending Love, Peace, Healing and Goodness to the World". We continue the journey with Barry Vissell who presents...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 26th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 26th, 2018
As we continue on our life's journey, at times we may wonder "what is going on?" This week we help shed light on your path. We start with "Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life" and continue to clear our own way by "Breaking Free Of Our Addictions".

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 19th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 19th, 2018
This week in honor of August being National Happiness Month, we look at "what makes us happy" and the converse is of course "what makes us unhappy". And, the answer to both of these questions is the same. What? Yes, we make ourselves happy or unhappy by our choices, our attitudes, our thoughts, our judgments, our loving acceptance of other human beings, of ourselves, and of life itself.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 12th, 2018
This week we look at what is sometimes considered the darker side of things... pain - both emotional and physical, grieving and death, using dreams to heal from emotional pain, and then we move on to the next step, starting fresh in rebirth.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 5th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 5th, 2018
Many things in life get a "bad rap": stress, the left-brain, the right-brain, disease, painful memories... but as with everything, there are always two sides to everything. Everything has a purpose...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 29th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 29th, 2018
The theme that shows up in this week's featured articles is the process of "reflection, vision, and action". In order to have a vision, one must reflect on what one truly desires. And in order to have that vision become reality, we need to take action. Our authors support us in making our dreams reality.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 22nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 22nd, 2018
This week we reflect on our habits... some that are unconscious (good ones like breathing) and the ones we may or may not be aware of (a.k.a. the "bad" ones). However, the good news is that all habits can be upgraded and/or changed to ones that support a happier and healthier lifestyle.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 15th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 15th, 2018
We constantly choose whether we sleep-walk through our life (successfully or not), or whether we traverse our life's journey with consciousness, making choices based on our inner truth and awareness. This week we discover...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 8th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 8th, 2018
It is said that the Chinese have an expression that is both a blessing and a curse: "May you live in interesting times". This week we look at how to traverse the "interesting" or "precariously balanced" times in our lives.

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 1st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 1st, 2018
As I began working on this week's articles, I thought the theme was communication and relationships. But as the articles came together, I saw that the theme was actually "trusting through fear". Which of course does apply to communication and relationships, and so much more.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 24th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 24th, 2018
This week we reflect on the path to happiness. This path of the heart includes self-validation and self-compassion, generating happiness, and the willingness to heal and to be happy. You might say, but of course I'm willing to be happy, however...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 17th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 17th, 2018
This week we reflect on coming face-to-face with ourselves... on facing our suffering, discovering our intentions, clarifying our choices, and of course taking action towards the reality we wish to empower.

This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer

This Father's Day: Let Not The Children Suffer
As I sit down to write this message, today is Father's Day. The day that children honor their fathers. However my message to you today is about honoring the children and the family. This is a plea to take action at some horrible injustices and callous behavior that is currently taking place in the USA.

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 10th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 10th, 2018
This week's featured articles look at our relationship with friends, aging parents, nature, our "partner" (whether married or not), and even our relationship with our past selves. The connection between all of these relationships is that all...

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 3rd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 3rd, 2018
This week we look at being... in the flow, in the moment, in stillness, in life. Patience -- with yourself, with others, and with life itself -- is essential. This week's articles provide light and guidance for our journey...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 27th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 27th, 2018
This week we share some ways that our actions make a difference... from where we choose to place a tattoo (if we choose to get one), to identifying where our stressful thoughts come from and if they really belong to us, to connecting with where our traumas really come from and clearing them from our energetic space.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 20th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter
This week we bring you articles to assist in stepping out of the conditioning of our culture and explore different perspectives. We look at pain and how to move beyond it, we reflect on reincarnation, and we look at moving beyond the way of the ego to the path of spiritual will.

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 13th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 13th, 2018
Today is Mother's Day and in our articles this week, we feature some of the traits that are usually associated with the feminine aspect of our being (whether male or female)...

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018
This week our theme is symbolism... how one thing means something other than the obvious, or brings a message other than its apparent one. We launch our symbolic journey with "May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!"  and then move on to the animal kingdom with "Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals" and with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 29th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 29th, 2018
One of the articles this week has in the title: " As Within, So Without" and that is the theme this week. Our authors share their path or their vision in hopes of sparking within you a recognition of your own truth and they provide methods and tools for you to arrive at your own "ah-ha" moments of "in-lightenment"...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 22nd, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 22nd, 2018
As I focused on which articles beckoned to be included in this week's issue of InnerSelf, my conscious thought was that the focus was going to be Earth Day. While I am a firm believer that "every day should be Earth Day", this designated day gives us additional opportunity to reflect together on our love for our precious planet. However...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 15th, 2018
One could say that connection -- either the presence of, or lack thereof -- is the problem and the solution to all our ills. This week we look at our connections... connection to the All, to ourselves, to others, to Nature, to duality... and reflect on our search for harmony and balance.

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 8th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 8th, 2018
This week we look at "hidden messages"... These are the messages from our unconscious beliefs, from our inner children, from our body, from our environment, and from our heart... And we discover that these messages are not really hidden as much as...

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 1st, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: April 1st, 2018
This newsletter is being released on April Fools Day... and its theme is that not only have we been fooled but we have fooled ourselves... not just today but for a long long time. Thus this week our authors help expose some of the tricks we've fallen for.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 25th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 25th, 2018
Things are not always as they seem... So even if you feel like you're about to get run over by a train, I guarantee you this is not the case. We can be grateful that things are not as they seem, because, yes, things seem to be crazy and definitely unsettling at times... but they are usually the first -- or one-thousandth -- step in a journey that we are taking...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 18th, 2018
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”
This is the theme of this week's edition of InnerSelf. What is within us affects the outside, and what is outside affects the inside. This includes "non-tangible" or "non-touchable" things such as sound, the language of flowers, the energy of tattoos...

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 11th, 2018
This week's edition of InnerSelf may be resumed in the title of one of the featured articles: "Musings on Beliefs, Opinions, Facts, Knowledge, and Truth". We reflect, with Charles Eisenstein, on our "stories", old and new, and with Anne Tucker on the decisions we make that lead us towards tomorrow and our many tomorrows.

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: March 4th, 2018
Life is made of cycles... day and night, summer and winter, rest and action, sun and rain, ups and downs... Each aspect of the cycle is important and needed. Just as action is needed, action without inner renewal creates imbalance. This week we look at cycles and at the balance between "being" and "doing".

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 25th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 25th, 2018
This week we focus on perception... how we perceive things either through our senses, our imagination, our beliefs, or other people's beliefs... and also, through what we think we "know".

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 18th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 18th, 2018
Balance. This week we focus on attaining balance. It seems that our whole world is also now in a state of seeking balance...yet not quite attaining it. Perhaps we're looking for balance (and love) in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways...

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 11th, 2018
This week we reflect on fear and how to be stronger than our fears. It seems that our "new and improved modern world" has brought us more things to be afraid of. We watch TV and discover numerous "reasons" to be afraid, we surf the internet and find more of the same, we hear of another person with cancer, or another shooting, or some other fearful event.

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 4th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: February 4th, 2018The theme this week is "seeing things differently"... which reminds me of the title of Wayne Dyer's book, You'll See It When You Believe It". Wayne flipped around the expression, I'll believe it when I see it, to the more "meta-physical" or quantum-energy-like saying, I'll see it when I believe it. focusing on the power of our thoughts and expectations.

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 28th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 28th, 2018
The theme this week is "Who Are You, Really". I especially get such enjoyment from seeing how each article, selected intuitively with inner guidance or by Divine timing, supports the theme and deepens the path. As the articles come together for the new issue, the theme becomes clear...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 21st, 2018

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This week we take a look at creativity. You might not think of yourself as a creative person. But the fact is that we are all creating every single moment of our day. Creativity doesn't need a paint brush. It starts with a thought, followed by a word or action...

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 7th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 7th, 2018As life continues to present us with challenges and blessings (sometimes they are one and the same), we benefit from the energy and tools at our fingertips or inside our being...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 31st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 31st, 2017 This week we share with you some articles that deal with setting intentions (rather than resolutions), creating your vision, discovering who you are and what you really want...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 24th, 2017
As we approach the end of the year, we may have a desire to review our past and present, and reflect on our attitudes, beliefs, actions, and goals... May this newsletter's articles assist you in your journey...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 17th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 17th, 2017 The new issue of InnerSelf focuses on becoming truly ourselves, becoming an adult species and moving away from the traits of childhood and adolescence. This includes discovering the balance between...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 10th, 2017 The theme this week is "know thyself". This wise advice goes back centuries and probably millennia. Since the key to happiness and inner peace lies in knowing who we are, we bring you articles to assist you in this journey of discovery...

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: December 3rd, 2017 This week we dare take a look at our dark side, and also learn to befriend our shadow. As you scroll down through this week's articles, you will find the words fear, shadow, stress, manipulation, pain. Yet you also find the balance in the themes of kindness, love, prayer, compassion, vision, meditation, creating a better world, and choosing love over fear.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 19th, 2017This week, in the US, is the week that is traditionally one for giving thanks... Of course, in order to have a life of fullness and joy, giving thanks needs to be a daily occurrence, not one limited to just one day, or one weekend. This week, we focus on many aspects of gratitude...

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 12th, 2017If I were to choose one word to summarize this week's featured articles, I would choose "within". We are being encouraged to look within to find solutions to our world's ills and to discover inner peace and happiness.

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 5th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: November 5th, 2017This week we look at the things that give our life meaning...whether it be our visions and dreams, simplicity, relationships, creativity, happiness...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017This week we peruse life from what is usually considered "the dark side" and look at life and death through a new perspective... We are being encouraged to step out of old beliefs, old limitations and patterns, and trust the...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 22nd, 2017You have probably heard the quote "we have met the enemy, and he is us". However, the other side of that truth is "we have met the solution, and he is us". This week, InnerSelf looks into the power of the heart to heal not only ourselves but the world around us. We start with acceptance which is a basic form of love, and so is being true to yourself. We move on to...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 15th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter October 15th 2017There is a Chinese curse (allegedly) that says "May you live in interesting times". I would definitely say that these are "interesting" times, and of course, they are also challenging. This week we look at how to handle these events in our lives.

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 8th, 2017

newsletter 10 08 2017Life has its ups and downs... this we all know. However, there is another aspect that we are not necessarily as familiar with as that is the concept of "as above, so below", or "as it is inside, so it is on the outside" (and vice versa). Our inner being and our outer world are a reflection of each other. This week we take a look at some of the inside-outside connections. We start with looking at...

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 1st, 2017Perhaps the theme of this week's newsletter is best resumed in the title of this article: "From Chaos to Order: Planning a New Life with New Habits". We start with Joyce Vissell sharing personal experiences and perspectives on the chaos of natural disasters that were transformed to order with...

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 24th, 2017While the "outside" world may have a tendency to focus on what's wrong, touting the latest disasters, the newest divorce, governmental trauma, etc., to maintain inner peace and a sense of balance, we must remember to also focus on what's right! And we start off this week by focusing on joy.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 10th, 2017Many people, world-wide, are experiencing numerous challenges these days, more than usual it seems. Some of the challenges come from nature, illnesses, war, or other severally traumatic situations. Thus, this week, we look at ways to deal with trauma and hardships.

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 3rd, 2017In order for the world to change, we must change. And in order to change, we must learn new ways of thinking, and of being. This requires a source of new knowledge, usually brought to us by a teacher in some form. This week we expand our horizon as to where we find the teachings that we need.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 27th, 2017In order for things around us to change, we must change. This is not what we learned as children since everything then depended on our parents doing things for us. However, now that we are adults, we discover that we are the key to change. We start the new issue of InnerSelf with an excerpt from a brand-new book...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 20th, 2017In this modern age, with all the tools of technology and instant communication at our disposal, we are exposed to many more stressful and traumatic events than our forefathers. This week, we bring you articles to help you through these experiences.

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 13th, 2017This week, as with every week, we look at different aspects of our life: the blessings and the challenges, and the things we can do to make our life more balanced. Many people feel like they are alone in this journey, yet we are never...

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 6th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 6th, 2017This week we look at how things (and people) are not always at they appear, and we see this first through the eyes of this week's lunar eclipse in "Life Under A Lunar Eclipse: Nothing Is Quite As It Seems..".

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 30th, 2017Life on earth is quite a dichotomy. We are in control of our life, yet we are not. We enjoy our existence, yet we don't. It's as if we are continually wavering between two extremes, two polarities, in somewhat of a free-fall. This week we look at the balancing act...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 23rd, 2017There are many expressions and idioms that suggest how to best deal with life. One that comes to mind is "when life throws you a curve ball, hit it out of the park". This week we look at various ways to deal with life's challenges and blessings...

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: July 16th, 2017This week we look at family. We all have one, or if we no longer do, we did at some point. Family influenced our early beliefs of life, and in many cases is still influencing our current beliefs, whether consciously or subconsciously.

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