self-talk
 n.— «Social workers said a practice called “self-talk” can help people cope. Ruthanne Faught with Women Strength in Peoria said, “If your self talk is this is ok, it maybe only temporary, maybe I need to look at taking the bus, maybe I could car pool, maybe I could ride a bicycle. It’s that self talk that calms you down.”» —“Gas Spike Causing Tempers to Spike” by Brock Spencer in Peoria WHOI-TV (Creve Coeur, Illinois) Sept. 1, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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