Self Management

self-care

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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emotional intelligence

What Is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?

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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?

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

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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?

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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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