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Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Let’s do a roll call: who here has been giving themselves a hard time lately? If this is you, it’s time to cut yourself some slack! You may not realize it, but there are countless things you accomplish every day that are absolutely praiseworthy. No, really! If we don’t give ourselves credit for the small stuff, how can we feel comfortable patting on ourselves when we accomplish something massive? The next time you start doubting yourself and your capabilities, reflect…

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Start Accepting Yourself, You’re Worth It

Start Accepting Yourself, You’re Worth It

Do you ever feel like you are simply never good enough? As a serial perfectionist, I’ve struggled for years with self-acceptance. On the one hand, never settling keeps me striving to continuously better myself. But, as many of you know too well, the thirst for self-improvement is nearly always companioned by a shadow of self-deprecation and self-loathing. There is nearly always that cruel inner voice behind every small triumph, whispering with critical malevolence, making you feel horrible in even the…

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How To Make Friends With Your Inner Critic

How To Make Friends With Your Inner Critic

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to licensed counselor and intuition coach John Harrison. John has written a fantastic guest post about the benefits of negative self talk. Yes, that’s right! John shows us how to make friends with our inner critic and let it guide us back to authenticity. by John Harrison, LPCC      Sharon Martin, LCSW We all experience positive and negative self talk. We’ve been alive long enough to have experienced viewpoints of ourselves that…

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Learning How To Love Yourself

Learning How To Love Yourself

By Annette Colby, RD, the Official Guide to Energy Healing The most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. Yet, how often have you heard yourself say, “I am my own worst enemy”? If your goals involve raising your confidence, ending depression, moving beyond diets or overeating behaviors, or just plain wanting to live a happier, fulfilled life, you have to know what self-love looks like. Learn how to define self-love and then how…

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What Loving Yourself Can Look Like

What Loving Yourself Can Look Like

There are many misconceptions about self-love. Some people assume that loving yourself is a cop-out or an excuse to do whatever you want—as in miss work just because, or spend money on some big purchase that’s going to set you back (i.e., spending money you don’t have). Some people assume it means not taking responsibility for your actions, or slipping into excess, or obsessive behaviors. Some people assume self-love is a synonym for hedonism. I totally understand why these myths…

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6 Everyday Opportunities To Build Self-Confidence

6 Everyday Opportunities To Build Self-Confidence

BY VIRONIKA TUGALEVA     MARCH 16, 2015  When we trust ourselves, anything is possible. People who take the time to honor their talents, speak their minds, and bring their best ideas into fruition get feelings of fulfillment that can only come from living an authentic life. This, at the core, is what self-confidence is really about — trusting yourself, standing by your own side. As you know from your relationships with other people, trust is built one day at…

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12 Things Not To Be Ashamed Of

12 Things Not To Be Ashamed Of

“Never be ashamed of yourself. Be proud of who you are and don’t worry about how others see you.” – Kristen Butler In today’s critical society, the lives of others are often measured and compared to “the norm”. So much so, that it comes down to the point of people actually being ashamed of how they live their life, or even who they live it with. Who ever made you think that you had to give away your power of…

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5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

To do well in life, you must believe in yourself. You are the one person you can truly rely on. Your belief about yourself, and your abilities, reflects in your personal success and happiness.  When you lack confidence in yourself, others pick up on that, and don’t take you seriously, and in turn your confidence can shrink even more. Belief in yourself opens the doors of opportunity to your dreams and aspirations. It allows you to live your truth and…

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5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

5 Ways to Make Yourself Believe in Yourself

To do well in life, you must believe in yourself. You are the one person you can truly rely on. Your belief about yourself, and your abilities, reflects in your personal success and happiness.  When you lack confidence in yourself, others pick up on that, and don’t take you seriously, and in turn your confidence can shrink even more. Belief in yourself opens the doors of opportunity to your dreams and aspirations. It allows you to live your truth and…

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6 Habits Of Resilient People

6 Habits Of Resilient People

What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality in yourself. By Gwen Moran On April Fool’s Day 2011, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with early-stage invasive breast cancer. As a freelance writer with a career I love and a family that depends on my income, I spent most of the year juggling surgeries, chemotherapy, and…

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