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    Self-Awareness: How to Avoid Four Common Traps When Naming Your Emotions

    Self-awareness is our ability to identify our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s all about understanding who we are and how we fit in the world. As such, it’s one of the most important elements in living a happy, healthy, purposeful life. Yet, most of us lack self-awareness. That’s because our human biology makes it incredibly tricky to be self-aware. 

    Fortunately, we can develop our self-awareness with practice. When armed with the right tools - knowledge, questions, and (of course) our journals - we can build our insight and reclaim the life we want. 

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    Self Matters: The Ultimate Guide to Intentions, Affirmations, and Mantras

    You most likely have heard of intentions, affirmations, and mantras. But what are they? What do they do? How can they help me? Are they interchangeable? What are the differences between them? How...

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    Health Matters: Calming Self-Care Strategies for Your Journaling Practice

    I love the stillness of the early morning hours. It’s quiet. It’s unhurried. And it gives me a chance to check in with myself within the pages of my journal before my to-do list commands my full...

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    Money Matters: How Can You Learn to Love Money?

    If you’ve been working on your money issues for a while, you may have been told that you have limiting beliefs around money and that’s why you can’t seem to make more money or save any money....

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    Self Matters: Welcome 2021 With Self-Celebration

    We beam with gratitude when someone acknowledges our achievement and the work it took to get there. Accolades urge us to keep going, reach for the next level, step toward the next phase. These all...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for New Beginnings

    A few years ago, I embarked on a solo, cross-country adventure. The trip came on the heels of the end my marriage, at a time when I felt completely directionless and broken. My new beginning...

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    Money Matters: How Can Journaling Improve Your Finances?

    If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know that when I first started journaling, I was skeptical that the simple act of writing things down could help me achieve my financial goals. It...

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    Self Matters: How To Make Fear Work For You In 2021

    A quote attributed to Wayne Dyer, urges people to not die with their dream, their purpose still inside them.

    FEAR is quite possibly the most destructive force against peace of mind, hope, and...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for a Healthier New Year

    I like to do my annual planning in December each year. In part, it’s because whenever I’ve waited until January, I’ve ended up feeling rushed and behind before the year even gets started. Carving...

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