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What You Don’t Know About Building True Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is defined as having confidence in your abilities and your own worth as a person. That much is pretty obvious, but what isnít often so obvious is how to get†more of it. Sure, there are …

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What Chocolate Cake Taught Me About Life

Throughout most of my twenties, I was obsessed with chocolate cake. Especially if it had buttercream frosting. And if it was accompanied by a scoop of Graeterís vanilla ice cream. In my humble opinion…

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4 Words of Wisdom for My Younger Self

I donít know about you, but I sure as hell didnít have it all figured out when I was youngeróalthough there were more than a few times when I thought I did! And Iím sure that in another 10 years, Iíll…

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5 ‘Year of the Horse’ Symbols: Which One Are You?

By Monica Magnetti for YourTango.com. On January 31st we begin the Year of the Horse, the Chinese symbol for 2014. Last year, I encouraged you to learn all the business and love lessons from the Sn…

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How to Stop Judging Your Eating Habits

Ok, let's be honest - we're all a little masochistic at times when it comes to judging ourselves. When we're going through challenging experiences, we often make them worse by piling judgment on top o…

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The Truth about Character ‘Flaws’

On Saturday night, I was sitting around the house in my pajamas watching Battlestar Galactica - yes, that's how fabulous my life is - and I decided to call one of my oldest friends. I love talking wit…

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What Do You Regret?

Author Mercedes Lackey once stated, "If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world."† Yet, most of us have found ourselves saying them or silently thinking them at some point in our life.†…

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Facing Your Flaws & Exposing Your Dark Side

To expose our wounds to people we care about Ė the icky stuff, the ego stuff, the personal growth edges weíre working on that we havenít yet mastered -- is super vulnerable. Letting others see our ďbi…

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Shamanism and Acting

In a recent article I described my foray into an acting class that meets once a week. In it I describe how I was so intrigued with my first experience in that class that I knew I had to keep going, ev…

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Self-Forgiveness on the Path to Freedom

Imagine the person you love most in your life, the person you pour your time and affection into. Think about all the energy and care you put into your relationship with this person, the mistakes you…

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