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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 three other people who can support you in ways you had not considered. Even the weather cooperates. Your event closes to rave reviews. Your debut book climbs to the New York Times Best Seller List. Your garden for the past three years has been an exceptional blend of delectable colors and flavors. You are in a groove.

    Or perhaps the above scenario is where you want to be. It is not that you are necessarily unhappy with your life, but “things just aren’t quite right.” The job you loved fifteen years ago is boring; You eat the same dinner meals on the same night every week that no longer light up your taste buds or comfort you. The routine once helped stabilize you emotionally after a devastating experience. You long for something different but cannot put your finger on what that something is. You may know what you want but feel stuck in your current circumstances. You are in a rut.

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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 of...

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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 move...

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    Self Matters: How Setting Boundaries Can Lead to Your Greatest Freedom

    I believed for many years that if I were “nice” to other people and pleased them enough, they would like me and be “nice” to me, even love me. The strategy backfired every single time. People were...

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    Self Matters: You Say What to Your Self!!

    How you talk to yourself whether in your own voice or someone else’s affects your feelings, the way you live, your relationships, your decisions, and your self-care. Negative self-talk contributes to...

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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 do...

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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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    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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    Self Matters: Stop Asking Permission To Be You

    What have you always wanted to do, but other people gave you a lot of reasons why the dream was impossible? They may have told you it was silly, too expensive, you were too old, it would take too...

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