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    Self Matters: Learn to Trust Your Intuition—Learn to Trust Yourself

    Intuition can set you on the path to a greater sense of agency in your life. You may think of intuition as a magical or spiritual gift bestowed upon a few lucky people. You hear, “Trust your gut.” But, what does that mean? But what is intuition? What does it do? What is the difference between intuition and impulsivity? How can you nurture it?

    Ever have a feeling you couldn’t quite name? Ever made a decision, changed your mind, then something wonderful or disastrous happened with your first choice? Ever told yourself to do something, like take a jacket with you, decided not to, then wish you had? Ever had a hindsight revelation and thought, “I knew I should have gone with my first choice?” Call the feeling a hunch, instinct, a sense, etc. You experienced intuition.

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    Self-Awareness: What Patterns Are Holding You Back?

    We all have that person in our life who repeats the same mistakes over and over again. Whether it pertains to relationships, work, or everyday life, we can see that they’re not learning from their...

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    Self Matters: Are You In a Groove Or A Rut?

    Imagine sailing through life or a treasured project with the flow of unbridled ease. Everything unfolds or appears as if by magic. You call someone who not only helps you but connects you with...

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    Self-Awareness: Are you having trouble starting or sticking with something?

    I know that I’m not alone in my failure to make a change. After all, there’s a reason that most New Year’s Eve resolutions don’t even last until the end of January. Have you ever set a goal that...

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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...

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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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