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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.

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

By Healthy Sense of Self | November 19, 2018

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 practice. But when the pressures of the season catch up to you—gift buying, trip planning,…

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What Happens When You Start Building Strong Self-Confidence?

By Healthy Sense of Self | November 7, 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 have all the strong self-confidence? Doesn’t it sometimes seem like they’re just sailing through life on their buoyant self-worth, while…

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This Is Exactly Why You’re Having Difficulty Sleeping

By Antoinetta Vogels | October 26, 2018

Even though I’ve overcome the sleep disorder I had when I was a young mother, I still have nights that I don’t fall asleep . . . or I wake up after a couple of hours — and that’s all the sleep I’ll get for the night. Even though I overcame insomnia, I still sometimes…

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Here Are 3 Natural Ways to Help You Sleep Better

By Denise Kinsley | October 1, 2018

Do you wish you could simply sleep better at night?  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 .…

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3 Techniques to Help You Cope with Stressful Situations

By Antoinetta Vogels | September 17, 2018

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 unwanted anxiety and stressful situations. Fall sometimes harbors a certain emptiness that can leave us feeling exposed and anxious for what’s next .…

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This Is What Happens When You Move from Addiction to Self-awareness

By Mary Ellen Roth | September 5, 2018

A Sense of Self-awareness Is Key to Overcoming Addiction Before we get into what Sense of Self-awareness is all about. Let’s talk statistics. Did you know that more than 10 percent of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems? The numbers are real. Global ramifications on families are severe as alcohol misuse is…

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What Is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?

By Healthy Sense of Self | August 29, 2018

Have you heard of “emotional intelligence,” or EI for short? It’s a hot topic these days, and with good reason.  So, what exactly is emotional intelligence? It has a lot to do with self-awareness. For some people, self-awareness comes naturally, for others it may take some practice. Wherever you’re starting from, you can always improve…

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What Is the Brain Science of Addiction and Habits?

By Healthy Sense of Self | August 22, 2018

The science of addiction all starts in the brain. 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. Here’s what you need to know about the science of…

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

By Mary Ellen Roth | August 15, 2018

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

By Mary Ellen Roth | August 8, 2018

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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Is Your Stressful Vacation an Opportunity for Growth?

By Lindsay Dick | August 6, 2018

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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How to Teach Your Children to Love Themselves Unconditionally

By Camara Cassin | July 30, 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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How Self-Love Saved My Life When Nothing Else Could

By Casey Wild | July 18, 2018

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. She had no self-love to help her bounce back from the divorce. I was put in front of the television to watch cartoons for hours at a time, day after day.…

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8 Healthy New Ways to Practice Self-Care

By Healthy Sense of Self | July 11, 2018

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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6 Ways to Have Compassionate Communication with Your Family

By Healthy Sense of Self | July 3, 2018

Need some more compassionate communication at home? 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…

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What Happens When Nobody Talks About Mental Illness?

By Lindsay Dick | June 21, 2018

How many more self-inflicted deaths will it take to finally destigmatize mental illness in this country? In recent months, we’ve once again seen what it takes for the mainstream media to give mental illness the attention it needs. With the loss of both the chef and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain, and fashion designer Kate Spade only…

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This Is What Happens When Anger Issues Block Your True Self

By Healthy Sense of Self | June 14, 2018

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 How to Overcome Your Fear of Change

By Healthy Sense of Self | June 4, 2018

Why do some of us struggle so much with change? What’s the reasoning behind this fear of change? Keep reading for a few powerful 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…

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Here Are 7 Things That Happen When You Practice the Sense of Self Method

By Healthy Sense of Self | May 22, 2018

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 . . . the Sense of Self Method is all about understanding yourself for who you truly are. Knowing yourself is one of the most powerful tools you could ever…

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How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

By Healthy Sense of Self | May 7, 2018

When you think of the child you love, you probably envision a bright future for them, right? We all want our children to develop healthy self-esteem.   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…

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