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A bare list of links to the last 20 blog posts with linked titles, author and date, a short excerpt, and a continue-reading link.

What Is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?

By Healthy Sense of Self | April 11, 2018

Have you heard of “emotional intelligence,” or EI 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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What Happens When You Start Building Strong Self-Confidence?

By Healthy Sense of Self | March 26, 2018

Why do some people seem to have all the strong 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,…

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How to Align with Your True Self at Work

By Healthy Sense of Self | March 20, 2018

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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4 Simple Steps to Help You Develop a Better Sense of Self-Awareness

By Denise Kinsley | March 14, 2018

  Your sense of Self and self-awareness can either help or hinder what you’re trying to accomplish (i.e., health, wealth, and happiness). 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…

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How to Teach Your Children to Love Themselves Unconditionally

By Camara Cassin | January 2, 2018

Learning to teach your children to express themselves and love themselves unconditionally takes time and effort, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for a child. All of us experienced moments in childhood where we felt like our parents weren’t listening to us, didn’t understand what we were going through, or…

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Holidays Are Supposed to Be Joyful Times, Right?

By Antoinetta Vogels | December 19, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the food, the music, the peacefulness of the picture-perfection in ads, movies, and images of the Season, the coziness, and safety of family coming together, like circling the wagons in the old days. Most of us are…

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

By Healthy Sense of Self | December 11, 2017

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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What Is the Real Brain Science Behind Habits and Addiction?

By Healthy Sense of Self | November 21, 2017

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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Here Are 3 Natural Ways to Help You Sleep Better

By Denise Kinsley | October 20, 2017

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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How to Overcome Your Fear of Change

By Lindsay Dick | October 11, 2017

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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How to Have Compassionate Communication with Your Family

By Healthy Sense of Self | October 2, 2017

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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3 Techniques to Help You Cope with Stressful Situations

By Antoinetta Vogels | September 27, 2017

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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Why Do Some People Never Suffer from Depression?

By Antoinetta Vogels | September 19, 2017

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

By Mary Ellen Roth | September 12, 2017

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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What Happens When Anger Issues Block Your True Self?

By Lindsay Dick | September 5, 2017

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

By Mary Ellen Roth | August 28, 2017

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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Is Your Stressful Vacation an Opportunity for Growth?

By Lindsay Dick | August 22, 2017

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

By Mary Ellen Roth | August 15, 2017

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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How Self-Love Saved My Life When Nothing Else Could

By Casey Wild | August 8, 2017

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

By Antoinetta Vogels | August 2, 2017

What’s so great developing a strong sense of Self and living as your true Self? Isn’t that just for 20-somethings and new-age 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,…

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