Curriculum Considerations for a Healthy Sense of Self in Schools

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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How to Set Clear Objectives for Yourself

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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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4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Self-compassion

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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How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

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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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Are You Ready to Release Your Addiction to Approval?

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How do you know if you are struggling with approval-seeking behavior? If you feel stuck in your personal and/or professional life, it may partially be due to approval-seeking behavior or 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…

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What Is the Motivation Behind Your Decision-Making Process?

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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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8 Healthy New Ways to Practice Self-Care

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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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Here Are 7 Valuable Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mind

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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

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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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