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    Self Matters: Your Identity: Be Who You Are

    All people are made up of many different selves—offspring, sibling, employee, friend, significant other, pet owner, cousin, neighbor, you get the picture. How you interact with the people in each of your relationships springs from your personal identity in each one. So, what is personal identity? What does personal identity do? Can personal identity be lost or stolen? What if I don’t know what my self-identity is? Can I develop a new self-identity?

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    Self-Awareness: How Our Bodies Affect Our Choices in a Powerful Way (And How We Can Harness This Power)

    My friend's lack of awareness around her body's choices almost destroyed our relationship - and her life.

    At the beginning of the pandemic, my friend lost her job. The lack of stability fueled her...

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    Self Matters: Tamp Down Your Judgment, Ramp Up Your Life

    Life requires us to make myriad comparisons, and decisions based on them, every day. Most of these judgments help us live our lives with some modicum of comfort, satisfaction, and autonomy. They...

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    Self-Awareness: How You Can Use Uncertainty as a Life-Changing Tool

    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: 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...

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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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    Self-Awareness: How to Avoid Four Common Traps When Naming Your Emotions

    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: 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...

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