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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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    Health Matters: Diabetes Self-Management: How Journaling Can Help

    As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care & education specialist, I’ve worked with clients for the past 20 years to help them create healthier habits, and I know just how uncomfortable...

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    Money Matters: How to Start Over With Your Personal Finances

    The good news when it comes to your personal finances is that you have the opportunity to start over whenever you want. Sometimes starting over means rebuilding after claiming bankruptcy, but it...

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    Money Matters: How to Create a Personal Financial Plan for the Future

    Creating a plan for the future of your finances is essential, whether you are earning a modest salary or you are making big bucks and looking to put some aside for the future. Those who fail to...

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    Self-Awareness: A Deadly Misconception that Might Be Hurting Your Self-Insight More Than Helping It

    Self-awareness is our ability to identify our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s all about understanding who we are and how we fit in the world. As such, it’s one of the most important...

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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...

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    Money Matters: 8 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

    Tax season is upon us, and for many, that’s actually good news. With the economy in a hole as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, our personal finances have taken a hit, as well. That means many...

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    Health Matters: Food Journaling for Better Health

    Most people know that healthy eating is a basic tenet of good health. If you don’t nourish your body well, it isn’t going to perform well. But when life gets busy, it’s easy to fall off track....

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    Money Matters: How Can I Work with a Financial Professional?

    Tax season is here again, and I thought this would be an appropriate time to discuss working with financial professionals. There are two ways of looking at the question: How can I work with a...

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