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    Self-Love Matters: Self-Intimacy and Five Ways to Nourish It

    The words “intimate” and “intimacy,” conjure up scenarios of sexual or at least romantic relationships. What about a relationship with yourself? Sexual? Possibly. Romantic? Could be. Selfish? Not at all. There is so much more. Just how well do you know yourself? Our society and culture bombard us with rules about who we should strive to be, what constitutes a life of happiness. Who do you want to be? We all are universally unique. Feelings, preferences, and emotional expression are part of the human experience. They manifest in myriad ways with everyone. Developing a vibrant life of self-intimacy can transform your relationship with yourself and with others.

    What is self-intimacy?

     

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    Self-Love Matters: Happiness - To Pursue or Not to Pursue

    Pursuit of happiness is of global proportions. Everywhere you turn, or even if you do not, there is the promise of yet another way to reach happiness. Yet, when you try to get there, the prize feels...

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    Self-Love Matters: You Are Not an Imposter; You Are the Real Deal!

    Does this post’s title send chills up your spine, give you a headache, or roil your stomach? You are not alone. Many people have moments of Imposter Syndrome in which they feel an intense sense of...

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    Self-Love Matters: The Wiley World of Self-Sabotage

    Self-sabotage can derail your most prized endeavors and set you up for devastating, life-altering failure, damaged or destroyed relationships, a decimated reputation, and contribute to low...

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    Self-Love Matters: Let Humility Lessen Your Humiliation

    Someone tells you to hold your ego in check and show a little humility. You translate the message into one of bowing your head shame. But is humility a demonstration of shame? Does it really require...

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    Self-Love Matters: Three Weapons to Defend Your Journaling Habit

     

    I felt so accomplished; after years of half-hearted attempts, I had finally started a consistent journaling habit. For months every morning, the notebook and pen found their way into my hand, and I...

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    Self-Love Matters: Practice Self-Love With These 3 Journaling Ideas

    Your journal is the ultimate storytelling device. Whether you are charting your frustrations, anxieties, goals, aspirations, or affirmations of self-love, it’s important to express yourself instead...

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    Self-Love Matters: Are You a Codependent?

    Do you find yourself in a perpetual state of rescuing others, saving them from one disaster after another? Or the other people in your life belittle you rather than offer support when you need...

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    Self-Love Matters: 6 Surprising Tips to Start (and Actually Stick) with A Journaling Habit

    My apartment used to be littered with empty notebooks with a first page that read, “I’m excited to start journaling again!” And then, after a few scribbled pages, nothing. I couldn’t seem to stick...

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