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addiction

What Happens When You Move from Addiction to Self-realization?

Developing a healthy sense of Self is key to overcoming addiction.   The numbers are real. Did you know that more than 10 percent of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems? Global ramifications on families are severe as alcohol misuse is the “fifth leading risk factor for premature death and disability; among…

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self-love

How Self-Love Saved My Life When Nothing Else Could

This is the story of my journey to self-love. My father divorced my mother when I was three. She was left devastated and depressed. I was put in front of the television to watch cartoons for hours at a time, day after day. Sometimes she took me to the playground to play by myself. When…

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sense of self

7 Things That Happen When You Have a Healthy Sense of Self

What’s so great about getting to know yourself? Isn’t that just for 20-somethings and hippies? Not quite . . . understanding yourself is one of the most powerful tools you could ever harness. It leads to success, happiness, fulfillment, and much more. At Healthy Sense of Self, we’ve made it quite clear what our mission…

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internalized parental voice

Is That Negative Self-talk or an Internalized Parental Voice?

Has Your Internalized Parental Voice (IPV) Made a Negative Impact on Your Life?   Self-talk is healthy if it is positive, but what if this inner voice seems to criticize you? Self-talk is fine if it leads to a better version of yourself but what if it gives you the feeling that you’re never really…

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impostor syndrome

5 New Insights to Help You Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome Happens to the Best of Us I have been scared of writing for years, but I didn’t always feel this way. When I was in elementary school, I wrote compulsively: plays, short stories, poetry, even the start of a novel. I read voraciously, and all the public librarians knew me by name. My…

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self-forgiveness

How to Practice the Valuable Art of Healthy Self-forgiveness

The Art of Self-forgiveness The self-healing process often begins with self-forgiveness and will only be possible if you’re able to fill yourself up with a stronger Sense of Self. And over the years, we’ve noticed there’s definitely an art to self-forgiveness.  It all starts with becoming aware of who you are and why you behave…

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personal success

How to Align Your Vision for Personal Success with Your Values

What does your vision for personal success look like? The definition of personal success is different for everyone, right? So to define yours, imagine that you’re on your deathbed. You have lived to old age, and your exhausted body is succumbing, breath by breath, to the decisive blow. In your final interval of clarity, you…

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self-worth

Does Social Media Determine Your Self-worth?

Why do you use social media? Is social media only a place to connect with friends from the past, promote our new brands, or go on political rants? Do we use it to determine our self-worth, too? Have you ever caught yourself allowing Facebook to be your source of fulfillment when you needed a little…

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How to Learn and Embrace Your True Purpose

You’ll find your true purpose when you discover your true Self. Has anyone seen the new Wonder Woman movie yet? I loved it. It boasted a well-paced story, fun stunts, and a welcome multidimensional female lead. Reviewers have described the film as buoyant, inspiring, and empowering. But even though I enjoyed the movie, I didn’t…

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Curriculum Considerations for a Healthy Sense of Self in Schools

Are schools doing anything about childhood development outside of the classroom? We are not confident that the leadership from our new Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, will help. Her guiding policies have been “any school but a public school is better” and her employment history in Detroit attests to that. Sadly, nontraditional schools in Detroit are…

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objectives

How to Set Clear Objectives for Yourself

People with a Healthy Sense of Self have many advantages. The art of setting clear objectives is one of them. If you don’t have to spend a lot of time and energy finding your Self, you have lots of spare time, attention, and energy to fine tune the issues in your life. That pays off.…

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Do You Use Creative Visualization for a Healthy Sense of Self?

Have you ever heard someone say they were using visualization and affirmations to “manifest” things in their life? What does that even mean? To find out how you too can create the life you want using these techniques, keep reading. What does it mean to practice creative visualization? Creative visualization is exactly what it sounds…

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4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Self-compassion

You hear a lot about compassion these days: feeling it, showing it, and distributing it . . . like pieces of a pie to family members, partners, and the people who get under your skin. But meeting out compassion for others without first setting some aside for yourself is a recipe for inner struggle. So…

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self-esteem

How to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Self-esteem

When you think of the child you love, you probably envision a bright future for them. One of the most precious gifts you can give your child is healthy self-esteem. It will empower them to feel confident, valued, and prepared for challenges as they grow. Have you ever considered how you can help your child…

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approval

Are You Ready to Release Your Addiction to Approval?

If you feel stuck in your personal and/or professional life, it may partially be due to an addiction to approval. Are you reliable? Flexible? What about caring, confident, and assertive?  Do you play well with others? Whether the approval of others is coming from your family, co-workers, or business partner . . . your performance…

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decision-making

What Is the Motivation Behind Your Decision-Making Process?

Do you know the truth behind the decision-making process? Have you ever thought about what motivates you to take action? If you’re like many people, you may respond with overarching ambitions like success, happiness, or self-fulfillment. Maybe when it comes to decision-making you have specific goals aligned with these generalized aspirations. Do you want to…

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