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    Financial Freedom Matters: How do I Stop Excessive Spending?

    Excessive spending is the number one reason most people end up with credit card debt. I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing excessive spending because this was a major contributor to how I ended up with over $150,000 in debt (not including my mortgage).

    As someone who finds the mind fascinating (I even studied psychology as an undergrad student) I wanted to know why I kept spending beyond my means. I knew this was a bad idea, yet I kept doing it. Your reasons for overspending might not be the same as mine, but I hope my insights will help you find the meaning behind your excessive spending. Often where there’s meaning, there are tools we can use to change our behavior too!

    For me, there were three main stages I progressed through on my journey to curb overspending. I’m simplifying here, and stages will vary depending on your situation. Here’s what it looked like for me: First there was a wake up call, then an understanding, and finally action steps to change my behavior.

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    Spiritual Matters: Get on the helicopter

    As a small business owner in the personal health services industry in the northeast United States, cancelations occur often in the early months of the year due to winter weather and acute medical...

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    Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters, Self-Love Matters

    Self-Love Matters: 3 Reasons Naming Your ‘Why’ Brings You Inner Calm And Energy

    Do you ever feel stuck in a procrastination fog, unable to get yourself to do the thing you’ve been telling yourself that you want to do? Or, when you do get around to doing it, disappointed that it...

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    Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters, Self-Love Matters

    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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    Life Matters Blog | Health Matters, Life Matters

    Health Matters: How to Create a Personal Health Journal

    Do you have a health journal? A place to record the significant changes, milestones, and events that directly (or indirectly) impact your health and well-being?

    This article walks you through the...

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    Financial Freedom Matters: How do I Tame Money Worries?

    Years ago, my money worries were out of control. Money was all I could think about. Every decision I made hinged on the overwhelming amount of debt I had accumulated. I contemplated claiming...

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    Life Matters Blog | Life Matters, Spiritual Matters

    Spiritual Matters: I Ask SOMETHING To Help Me

    This is the first monthly Spiritual Matters column by Marie Higgins which will provide insight into adding a spiritual component to your life with journaling.

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SPIRITUAL?

    We...

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    Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters

    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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    Life Matters Blog | Health Matters, Life Matters

    Health Matters: Unclutter Your Mind with Journaling

    Cluttered minds create cluttered lives.

    Have you ever noticed how much harder life feels when your mind is weighed down with negative thoughts? Mind clutter can make it difficult to see things as...

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