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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 “coincidence.” Whatever name you give this phenomenon, honor the feelings that go with your culminating event.

    So, what are synchronicities and serendipities? Synchronicities are situations that pop up unexpected, but hoped for, like a great parking space. There is an element of intention. We can neither create them nor predict them. We may plan, but in the end, the finish is out of our control, and might be more wonderful than we imagined possible. Serendipities are always “happy accidents.” that require nothing more than our willingness to be open to receive them. So, synchronicities lead to serendipities. What fun!

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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...

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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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    Self Matters: The Transformative Power of Gratitude

    Feeling overworked? Unappreciated? As if your dreams seem to drift farther and farther away? Current culture commands the need for more. Bigger. Faster. Newer. More comfortable. Easier. There is...

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    Self Matters: Learn to Trust Your Intuition—Learn to Trust Yourself

    Intuition can set you on the path to a greater sense of agency in your life. You may think of intuition as a magical or spiritual gift bestowed upon a few lucky people. You hear, “Trust your gut.”...

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    Self Matters: Are You In a Groove Or A Rut?

    Imagine sailing through life or a treasured project with the flow of unbridled ease. Everything unfolds or appears as if by magic. You call someone who not only helps you but connects you with...

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    Self Matters: Your Identity: Be Who You Are

    All people are made up of many different selves—offspring, sibling, employee, friend, significant other, pet owner, cousin, neighbor, you get the picture. How you interact with the people in each...

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    Self Matters: Tamp Down Your Judgment, Ramp Up Your Life

    Life requires us to make myriad comparisons, and decisions based on them, every day. Most of these judgments help us live our lives with some modicum of comfort, satisfaction, and autonomy. They...

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