self-help


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self-help

(sĕlf′hĕlp″)
Action taken by a person to improve his or her life educationally, emotionally, financially, interpersonally, or socially.
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Responding to a question about whether CUNA's positions might be those of the majority of credit unions and whether Self-Help might not be out of step with the entire industry, Chambers said he was not sure CUNA's national policy positons necessarily reflected the stances of the majority of credit unions, particularly those of smaller asset size.
The Napthine Government is providing more than $466,000 to ensure self-help groups can continue to support people with a disability, their families and carers," Ms Wooldridge said.
Without either in place, Confessions of a Self-Help Writer likely wouldn't have seen the light of day.
The goods made by the self-help group women are a testimony of the immense talent of these women.
But despite what everyone thinks, self-help is nothing new.
In general, in such case the landlord is not committing culpable self-help, because the remedy it is utilizing is contemplated under the law without the necessary intervention of a court proceeding.
Studies have shown that the right self-help material practised at the right time can have the same effect on a problem user as professional help.
The Urban Self-Help Program was established in 1977 to help communities acquire and develop land for park and recreation purposes.
In his book, The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need: Repress Your Anger, Think Negatively, Be a Good Blamer, and Throttle Your Inner Child (Basic Books; $14.
Sullivan, Give Wings to Your Dreams: Reawaken Your Joy and Passion for Life is a self-help guide to transforming one's life.
Which leads me to make another suggestion to include in ideas for "the self-help arts": Remember to put yourself first.