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The Things We Tell Ourselves

Honest words matter

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Self-talk is a big thing. Whether we say something out loud or in our head, most of us talk to ourselves. It can be as simple as, “Don’t forget to take out the trash,” or as motivational as, “I’ve got this.”

It seems that our pandemic world has taken self-talk to a new level. Maybe it’s because there are fewer people around us. I made a note of some of the…




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Jill Ebstein

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