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How to Align with Your True Self at Work

You’re in a meeting at work. Ideas are being thrown around at random. It’s chaotic. And nobody’s listening to each other. Have you ever been in a situation like this? If so, how did you feel? How did you respond? What were you thinking about the other people? Were you aligned with your True Self?…

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fear of change

How to Overcome Your Fear of Change

This blog article discusses explores the reason behind our fear of change. It offers a few techniques you can use to overcome this illusory fear. Think back to the last time you found yourself on the brink of a major change. Maybe you felt a need for change. Maybe the change was out of your…

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compassionate communication

How to Have Compassionate Communication with Your Family

What if communicating with your family could be a lot easier? What if it wasn’t hard to get your kids to listen? Or to share their lives with you? Successful relationships and parenting begin with your Sense of Self. And once you’re aware of what makes you tick and/or why your ticked-off, you’re more inclined to…

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stressful situations

3 Techniques to Help You Cope with Stressful Situations

Are you mourning summer’s end now that fall is beginning? Autumn is a time of transition; a time for big change and uncertainty. The “back to school” season can also bring on stressful situations. Fall harbors a certain emptiness that can leave us feeling exposed and anxious for what’s next . . . The Oxford dictionary…

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suffer from depression

Why Do Some People Never Suffer from Depression?

Have you ever wondered why some people never suffer from depression? Confronted with some of life’s upsetting experiences (i.e., marriage breakdown, unemployment, bereavement, failure of any kind) many people suffer from depression. But others don’t. Why is this? I’ve been studying myself and my thoughts for over 30 years – wanting to understand a debilitating…

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true self

How to Cultivate a Healthy Sense of Self During Your Professional Life

Have you known anyone who seems withdrawn and more lonely after retiring from their professional life? This can apply to single and married retirees who choose to create a life detached from others. Once it’s no longer possible to hide behind a job and be an important “manager” or “professor,” we have to show up…

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anger

What Happens When Anger Issues Block Your True Self?

Are anger issues blocking you from your true Self? Mr. Hyde, the Incredible Hulk, Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery: what do all these characters have in common? They all have incredibly short tempers and get angry at the drop of a hat. In fact, many compelling characters in film and literature possess a fury…

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This Is Our Vision for a Healthy Sense of Self Health Care Center

What if we could decrease our health care costs by building a Health Care Center for Healing designed to empower people to have a Healthy Sense of Self? Healthcare is reaching a crisis level in the United States. We know about the benefits and successes of building a healthy sense of Self: the positive lasting impact…

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stressful vacation

Is Your Stressful Vacation an Opportunity for Growth?

What Happens to You During a Stressful Vacation? I recently traveled halfway across the country to visit extended family whom I hadn’t seen in years. I felt anxious at the prospect of getting reacquainted with several people at once. At the same time, I felt virtuous (look at me, making an effort!). But instead of…

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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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