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    Self-Love Matters: The Wiley World of Self-Sabotage

    Self-sabotage can derail your most prized endeavors and set you up for devastating, life-altering failure, damaged or destroyed relationships, a decimated reputation, and contribute to low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Missed opportunities are the most common result. Just as stressful is the disappointment you may feel about a letdown of yourself and others. And, of course, the critical comments of others contribute to your discomfort and disillusionment. To overcome self-sabotage can feel ominous, like an insurmountable rockface. These patterns are breakable with practices you can use anytime with any task or project.

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    Self-Love Matters: Let Humility Lessen Your Humiliation

    Someone tells you to hold your ego in check and show a little humility. You translate the message into one of bowing your head shame. But is humility a demonstration of shame? Does it really require...

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    Self-Love Matters: Are You a Codependent?

    Do you find yourself in a perpetual state of rescuing others, saving them from one disaster after another? Or the other people in your life belittle you rather than offer support when you need...

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    Self-Love Matters: The Journey of Self-Love

    An old adage says that you cannot love others if you do not love yourself. At the same time, you are bombarded with messages that measure everyone against some ideal whether it is weight loss, a new...

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    Self-Love Matters: How Journaling Can Help You Grieve

    Grief, despite its presence in all human life, is a taboo subject. Grief has a bad reputation. In recent years, you have been subjected to an extended period of high stress brought on by events that...

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    Self Matters: Synchronicities and Serendipities—How to Find Them

    My life is filled with synchronicities and serendipities, and so is yours. I am in constant awe about the unplanned, unrequested joys I experience. Some people call it “chance” or “luck” or...

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    Self Matters: The End of the New Year's Resolution

    Every year, millions of people promise to live healthier, happier, more prosperous than in the past. Repeatedly, New Year’s resolutions begin with a fervent declaration accompanied by a flurry of...

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    Self Matters: Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

    The five-week mega-holiday begins with Christmas in July sales. However, the winter holiday season officially kicks into high gear with Thanksgiving Day in November. This time of year evokes as much...

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    Self Matters: Chase Away Stress with the Joy of Acceptance

    Acceptance is the challenge of the day. While life always has an element of uncertainty, the unknown now seems amplified both in terms of quantity and duration in everyday life. We have adjusted,...

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