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self-care

Here’s What You Need to Do for Yourself This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you dread the inevitable holiday stress, that is. You’ve been working hard to restore your healthy sense of Self all year long, and you’ve come a long way with your self-care. But when the pressures of the season catch up to you—gift buying, trip planning, hosting…

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emotional intelligence

What Is the State of Your Emotional Intelligence?

Have you heard of “emotional intelligence,” or EQ for short? It’s a hot topic these days, and with good reason. Some people say it’s the most important thing that determines whether or not you will be successful in your career and relationships. So, what exactly is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence has to do with your…

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addiction

What Is the Real Brain Science Behind Habits and Addiction?

Often a behavior that we refer to as an addiction is just an unfavorable habit that hasn’t been addressed. However, there are behaviors that become so ingrained in our brain that they are indistinguishable from addiction. To understand how destructive lifestyle choices can lead to addictive behavior, it’s important to learn the brain science and…

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self-awareness

4 Simple Steps to Developing a Better Sense of Self-Awareness

Are you fully aware of your dreams and aspirations? Do you always know what you’re feeling and why? If not, it may be a good idea to schedule some time for inner work and self-awareness practice. The reason? Your Sense of Self and self-awareness can either help or hinder what you’re trying to accomplish (i.e.,…

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self-confidence

What Happens When You Start Building Your Self-Confidence?

Why do some people seem to have all the self-confidence? The self-assured colleague, the optimistic best friend, the sibling who has it all together: do you ever feel surrounded by people who seem to sail through life on their buoyant self-worth, while you struggle to stay afloat?  As you develop self-awareness, stockpile self-management tactics, and…

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sleep

Here Are 3 Natural Ways to Help You Sleep Better

In the midnight hours, do you lie there sleep deprived, worrying about your responsibilities as a parent, wife, sibling, and/or daughter—tossing and turning—wondering if you said and did the right things? Or do you find yourself awake in the wee hours of the morning . . . long before your alarm clock sounds? You’re not…

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true self

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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health care center

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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