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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 Are 7 Valuable Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mind

By Healthy Sense of Self | April 20, 2017

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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Here Is Your Ultimate Guide to Self-Motivation

By Healthy Sense of Self | April 4, 2017

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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8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stress and Anxiety

By Healthy Sense of Self | March 9, 2017

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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New Years Resolutions and NeuroGym

By Antoinetta Vogels | January 11, 2017

For the faithful reader, this little note: I am taking a step back from blog writing. There are more than 400 of them now, and many are ready for a new coat—a new, updated version. It’s not because I don’t want to write anymore, but because I need to use my available time more productively.…

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever…

By Antoinetta Vogels | December 31, 2016

This is not an expensive Xmas present; you don’t have to stand in line; you don’t have to wrap it and the recipient can use it for a long time, for a life time even. Give the Gift of a Healthy Sense of Self If you give your children a Healthy Sense of Self you…

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Healthy Sense of Self in the Ed Tyll Show

By Antoinetta Vogels | December 18, 2016

Starcom Radio Network features daily the Award Winning Show”Ed Tyll Show” on over 40 Local AM/FM Stations across America for a longtime, loyal national listening audience. The Show can also be heard at www.EdTyllShow.com and www.StarcomRadioNetwork.com. On Monday, December 12th, (2016) I had the honor and joy to be interviewed by Ed Tyll on the occasion…

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The Motivation Cure- Upcoming Book

By Antoinetta Vogels | December 16, 2016

The Motivation Cure announces an important discovery: creating more self-awareness is the solution to many life-problems and pains: failing marriages – war with your kids – domestic violence – insomnia – poor job performance – addiction and recovery -anxiety and depression and many more… Your motivation is directly tied to the state of your Sense of Self…

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Sense of Self and Clear Objectives

By Antoinetta Vogels | December 14, 2016

People with a Healthy Sense of Self have innumerable 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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Old Men in Government – a true representation of the people?

By Antoinetta Vogels | November 21, 2016

The circle of life Healthy Sense of Self assumes that every human being is the embodiment of a soul or spirit. When this incarnation takes place, the little person who is born has to learn how to feel at home in that body. He or she has to be encouraged to carry their own weight.…

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A generation gap, is it unavoidable?

By Antoinetta Vogels | November 10, 2016

Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y-ers, Millennials: these are names that denote a demographic of people who were born around a particular time, and who therefore come of age as a group as well. There are specific trends in every age group, and no matter the generation, children are expected to rebel against their parents. Because…

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Narcissistic repair, how to go about it…

By Antoinetta Vogels | October 20, 2016

Narcissus – it sounds so beautiful but the consequences of a narcissistic attitude are much less so. Narcissus is a figure from Greek mythology. He was a beauty, who found himself so beautiful and important that he kept staring at his reflection in the water of a small lake. Eventually he perished because of it.…

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TRUMP and NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

By Antoinetta Vogels | October 8, 2016

We do not want our narcissistic parent to rule our life – we do everything we can to become the masters of our lives and rightly so because we only have one life to live: “My life is mine, and mine alone!” YET, there are still many so people who prefer to be beaten by…

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Narcissistic Abuse, an antidote against it.

By Antoinetta Vogels | October 7, 2016

It’s not your fault!   If you are eager to step back into the groove of trying to make it work at all cost – Often at the cost of your Self! Trying to make your relationship work, your marriage, your job, your behavior, or that change in attitude… It is not your fault To…

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Self-destructive Behavior

By Antoinetta Vogels | September 4, 2016

It is a loaded term: self-destructive behavior. In essence what it comes down to: doing things that are bad for you. The more often you do them, the weaker you make yourself. The worst kind of self-destructive behavior is suicide, although you might wonder what is worse: letting yourself slide downward until you feel so miserable that…

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Your Self in Your Relationship

By Antoinetta Vogels | August 21, 2016

If you are not firmly bonded with your Self and something you can rely on you can bet that it will reflect in your relationship. Even during the excitement of the first date a bad relationship with your Self can spoil things. For example, have you ever noticed that you start to perspire when you…

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Be a hero…be your self!

By Antoinetta Vogels | July 4, 2016

“Not everyone can be a hero!” That is why being a hero is so special. Saving a person from a burning house requires an instant decision – helping an old lady cross a street with crazy traffic and no lights happens at the spur of the moment. Being a hero is not something you can…

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Thought of the Day: On the Natural Self by Bartholomeus Nicolaas Engelbertus

By Deborah Drake | May 29, 2016

Somewhere on the path of life I had lost track of my natural truest me. Too many compromises to please others, or perhaps just an addictiveness to the temporary whoosh of things. Maybe I had never really known my natural essence. ~Bartholomeus Nicolaas Engelbertus, Something is missing, Someone is found: In Search of the Natural Self.…

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Where does mental strength come from?

By Deborah Drake | May 27, 2016

Dear Reader, Here are three questions for you to ponder: What exactly is mental strength? Where does it come from? And, if you want more of it, how can you get it? According to Amy Morin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Writer at LifeHack, there are 13 things mentally tough people don’t do. She clearly struck a…

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Have you got parental anguish? Insights by Jennifer Senior.

By Deborah Drake | May 23, 2016

“Why is raising our children so associated with (parental) anguish?” Each time I have watched this TED Talk, I fully relate to what Jennifer Senior shares about parental anguish and the day her son was born.  For I, too, had a C-section that was planned–when my soon-to-be-born daughter turned herself around to a breach position…

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What happens generally to a scientific truth?

By Antoinetta Vogels | May 15, 2016

What do you think? Would the following quotes apply to the Sense of Self Method? All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860) Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, (23 April 1858 – 4 October…

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