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    Self Matters: The Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

    Around the world, people are grappling with unprecedented stressors and a heightened uncertainty about when relief will come. This is not news. The media report unsettling newscasts around the clock, sometimes minute by minute. Yet, the pandemic offers unique opportunities for self-renewal and revitalization. Innumerable happy stories go untold. People are finding inventive ways of thriving and flourishing and giving. The outpouring of generosity of time, energy, and resources is immense. Here are some ways you can participate in the uplifting wave of celebration and fulfillment. Our hope lies in our creativity and spirituality. 

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    Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys, Self Matters, Life Matters

    Self Matters: The Vital Art of Self-Love

    We often hear the adage that we cannot love others if we do not love ourselves. Emergency instructions on airplanes advise us to put on our oxygen mask before attempting to help someone else, even...

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    Self Matters: Hold Onto Your Dream By Loosening Your Grip

    Life is a matter of both/and, and how we approach and survive it depends on our interpretation of our life events. Living in the possibility of our experiences is a challenge for it rides on the...

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    Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys, Self Matters, Life Matters, Health

    Self Matters: How To Identify Stress And De-escalate It

    We all experience stress in our lives. Jobs, home and family responsibilities, recreation, and hobbies vie for our time and attention. We settle into a routine of stress that keeps us going...

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    Self Matters: Who Are You?

    The first question people ask when greeting each other is, “How are you?” to which we respond in a number of ways given the situation and our relationship with the person involved. We are so...

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    Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys

    Overcome Page Fright—A Course for the Perpetually Stuck

    Page fright, aka the infamous and dreaded writer’s block, has tormented me for years. I am stalled in three novels and a collection of short stories. Bemoaning my predicament, I declared I had...

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    Journaling: The Gift of Self-Discovery

    Journaling has been a transformative vehicle in my life since age twelve when I penned my first words of adolescent angst in my little white leatherette diary with a key. I write because I cannot...

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