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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 all too eager to take advantage of my kindness, compassion, and generosity. I stayed in relationships and jobs long after I had clear evidence of incompatibility, abuse, and exploitation. Constantly looking to please others is one symptom about not setting appropriate boundaries. When I reached the points of anger and resentment, I no longer liked the person and wanted them out of my life altogether. Even then, I often remained because I wanted to protect their emotions. The bouncing back and forth and fuming contributed to depression, anxiety, headaches, and exhaustion.

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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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Self Matters: The Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

Around the world, people are grappling with unprecedented stressors and a heightened uncertainty about when relief will come. This is not news. The media report unsettling newscasts around the clock,...

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Self Matters: The Vital Art of Self-Love

We often hear the adage that we cannot love others if we do not love ourselves. Emergency instructions on airplanes advise us to put on our oxygen mask before attempting to help someone else, even...

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Self Matters: Hold Onto Your Dream By Loosening Your Grip

Life is a matter of both/and, and how we approach and survive it depends on our interpretation of our life events. Living in the possibility of our experiences is a challenge for it rides on the...

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