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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 our child. Self-love can be an elusive, nebulous thing. It may seem as attainable as winning the lottery or leaping over a tall building in a single bound. True, the road to self-love is a route rather than a destination. To walk the path requires commitment and diligence and patience which may feel like an oxymoron. The trajectory of self-love is self-compassion>self-acceptance>self-love>self-care.

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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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    Health Matters: Hydrate Your Mind & Body for Better Journaling

    Do you drink enough water? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. According to the USDA, only about [76 percent] of Americans drink plain water. Most prefer soft drinks, specialty...

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    Self Matters: How To Identify Stress And De-escalate It

    We all experience stress in our lives. Jobs, home and family responsibilities, recreation, and hobbies vie for our time and attention. We settle into a routine of stress that keeps us going...

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    Health Matters: How to Create a Symptom Journal

    Have you ever left a doctor’s appointment feeling like you didn’t get the answers you were hoping for? Medical conditions can be tricky to diagnose, and often require multiple visits and a series...

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    Self Matters: Who Are You?

    The first question people ask when greeting each other is, “How are you?” to which we respond in a number of ways given the situation and our relationship with the person involved. We are so...

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    Health Matters: Designing a Resilient Life

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything happening in the world right now. With each scroll or click, you’re likely to find stories of struggle and heartache—from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the...

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    Health Matters: Journaling as Self-Care

    This is the inaugural edition of Stacy Fisher's Health Matters column.

    Please comment below with your ideas for future columns.

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