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Self Matters Action Plan | Dr. Phil

Self Matters Action Plan

You can't change what you don't acknowledge. You can stop being passively shaped by the internal and external forces in your life. It's time to move your self-concept away from a world-defined,...

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Discover Your Life Chain | Dr. Phil

Discover Your Life Chain

Just think about where you were born, what family you were born into, and who you grew up around. You simply became part of a long chain -- its links consisting of your parents, your grandparents and...

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What Is Your Personal Truth? | Dr. Phil

What Is Your Personal Truth?

Dr. Phil speaks with a guest who says her sensitivity to everything is driving her and her family crazy. She is an artist who owns a boutique, and criticism from her customers often drives her to...

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What Is Your Life Script? | Dr. Phil

What Is Your Life Script?

Our scripts define the roles we play. What part are you playing?

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Defining Your Authentic Self | Dr. Phil

Defining Your Authentic Self

Are you living a life that is more in tune with your "authentic" self (who you were created to be) or your "fictional" self (who the world has told you to be)? You probably weren't even aware that...

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Internal vs. External Factors | Dr. Phil

Internal vs. External Factors

In order to define your self-concept and how it came to be, you need to understand two major sets of factors that help shape who you are:

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Test of Congruency

Test of Congruency

The profile that follows will help you see the degree to which your current life experience — how you are thinking, feeling, and living — compares to what your experience would be if you were living...

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A Self-Esteem Quiz

A Self-Esteem Quiz

Improving your self-esteem is a lot of work. Start by asking yourself these questions.

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9 Easy Ways To Make Your Holidays More Enjoyable | Dr. Phil

9 Easy Ways To Make Your Holidays More Enjoyable

If the holidays are a time of stress for you, or if too much family time is making you wish you could wake up when Christmas was all over, Dr. Phil has advice.

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Are You Ready? | Dr. Phil

Are You Ready?

Find out if you are ready to find your authentic self and begin to live by design. Respond to these questions honestly and thoroughly. There are no right or wrong answers; rather, these questions are...

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The Character of Him

It's very important to know exactly the type of partner you are searching for. If you don't, how will you know when you've found him/her? In Chapter 3 of Love Smart: Find the One You Want, Fix the...

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The Authenticity Litmus Test | Dr. Phil

The Authenticity Litmus Test

We all have beliefs and attitudes that shape our views. Now it's time to equip yourself with some clear-cut criteria for authenticity, the standard by which you can test your internal responses....

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