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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 do they apply to my journaling practice and my life? How can I write my own?

    The most powerful advantage is they are written in your own words. While you may find suitable words and phrases on the internet, the impact of your own words is deeper and more meaningful. All three of these vehicles are fluid. They are guidelines and reminders of your goals. You may change them at a moment’s notice, several times, adjusting until the words are exactly what you want to live by now. Or you may keep one as the overarching guide for the remainder of your life. You have absolute freedom to discard them entirely if you so choose. So, let’s unpack them and look at their similarities and differences.

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    Self Matters: Welcome 2021 With Self-Celebration

    We beam with gratitude when someone acknowledges our achievement and the work it took to get there. Accolades urge us to keep going, reach for the next level, step toward the next phase. These all...

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    Self Matters: How To Make Fear Work For You In 2021

    A quote attributed to Wayne Dyer, urges people to not die with their dream, their purpose still inside them.

    FEAR is quite possibly the most destructive force against peace of mind, hope, and...

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    Self Matters: Stop Asking Permission To Be You

    What have you always wanted to do, but other people gave you a lot of reasons why the dream was impossible? They may have told you it was silly, too expensive, you were too old, it would take too...

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    Self Matters: The Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

    Around the world, people are grappling with unprecedented stressors and a heightened uncertainty about when relief will come. This is not news. The media report unsettling newscasts around the clock,...

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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...

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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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    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 through...

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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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