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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 comforting or gentle advice. Do your relationships lack reciprocation? Friends and family friends enlist your kindness, but do not return the favor. Helping others is one of life’s great rewards. However, when others treat your generosity as a never-ending source, codependency can enter the relationship. Codependency is a sneaky, insidious state of mind that keeps you chasing the love and affection or waiting for others to make major life decisions—partners, spouses, children, parents—virtually everyone with whom you interact. So, let us unpack codependency.

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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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    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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