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true purpose

How to Learn and Embrace Your True Purpose

By Lindsay Dick

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

Curriculum Considerations for a Healthy Sense of Self in Schools

By Healthy Sense of Self

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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clear objectives

How to Set Clear Objectives for Yourself

By Antoinetta Vogels

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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visualization

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

By 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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self-compassion

4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Self-compassion

By Lindsay Dick

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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healthy self-esteem

How to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Self-esteem

By Healthy Sense of Self

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?

By Healthy Sense of Self

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?

By Healthy Sense of Self

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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practice self-care

8 Remarkable Healthy Ways to Practice Self-Care

By Healthy Sense of Self

When you have an endless to-do list, tons of meetings, and other crucial commitments, taking the time to practice self-care is usually placed on the back burner. This is a huge reason why we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out. Need some help getting back on track? We’ve rounded up eight healthy habits to […]

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healthy mind

Here Are 7 Valuable Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mind

By Healthy Sense of Self

Spring has arrived at last and with it come longer days and soaring spirits—looking forward to warmer temperatures. Maybe even putting on a favorite pair of shorts? But not everyone will enjoy boundless joy this spring. In the U.S., the National Institute of Mental Health reports that about 1 in 4 adults will experience mental […]

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self-confidence

Jump-Start Building Your Self-Confidence by Restoring Your Sense of Self

By Healthy Sense of Self

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 float through life by their buoyant self-worth, while you struggle just to keep your leaky vessel from sinking? As you develop self-awareness, stockpile self-management tactics, and come to realize who you […]

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sleep

Here Are 3 Natural Ways to Help You Sleep Better

By Denise Kinsley

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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self-motivation

Here Is Your Ultimate Guide to Self-motivation

By Healthy Sense of Self

Have you ever thought about the role self-motivation plays in your everyday life? Self-motivation is the ultimate driving force behind your behavior. And the science of motivation has taught us it’s possible to influence your level of motivation. Most often, adults are more motivated by internal influences. When you have a healthy and natural sense […]

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addiction

The Powerful Brain Science Behind Habits and Addiction

By Healthy Sense of Self

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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emotional intelligence

What Is the Shape of Your Emotional Intelligence?

By Healthy Sense of Self

Have you heard the phrase “emotional intelligence,” or EQ for short? It’s been a favorite topic, 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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stress

8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stress and Anxiety

By Healthy Sense of Self

Do you ever stress about how to overcome anxiety? Stress happens to everyone. And things sure can get overwhelming when you start delving into the root causes of anxiety. But talking about it with someone, building healthy relationships, and learning to recognize your own internal voice are all valuable actions that can help develop a […]

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