Category Archives: Self Esteem

Are You Your Own Leader?

by Piercarla Garusi Perhaps you are wondering: what does it mean being my own leader? Well, among the aspects of being your own leader are that you are your own authority, you think independently, you live your life on your own terms, and you are authentic. And this regardless of whether it is popular or not, regardless of… Read More »

Whose Power Are You Choosing?

by Sandy Reed Have you ever noticed that nature demonstrates all you need to know about life? Flowers bloom and show themselves off, without help from anyone. They do nothing but be what they are for a little while. Then they rest and come back again in the spring to bring more beauty into our lives. Resting and… Read More »

Building Your Self-Confidence: The Key to Success

The key to being able to accomplish our goals in life is having unshakable self-confidence and a belief in ourselves. Without confidence, we would never have the courage to apply for jobs, go to college, or even commit to a serious relationship. We may find ourselves holding back on pursuing our dreams, sabotaging our own efforts, or even… Read More »

Believing in Yourself, Even When Others Don’t

Inevitably in life, we will face disapproval or rejection from others. It might be a family member, friend, employer, or even a stranger. They might disagree with the way we live our lives, the decisions we make for ourselves, or even who we are. They might belittle our dreams, criticize our goals, or make hurtful comments that reveal… Read More »

Self-Esteem: Be Your Own Cheerleader

Many of us believe that the only way to feel good about ourselves is to have someone else constantly reaffirm to us that we are good people. The truth is, however, that the act of simply believing in ourselves can be enough to give us the necessary confidence to accomplish the impossible, achieve greatness, and pick ourselves up… Read More »

Using Creative Visualization to Improve Self-Image

Improving our self-image may seem like a daunting task at first. How do we overcome years of negative reinforcement that has convinced us we are not skinny enough, smart enough, or rich enough? How do we reverse our belief that we don’t possess the characteristics needed to become successful? We have to change what we think of ourselves,… Read More »

Honoring Diversity and Unity

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with someone because they were different than you? Maybe they had a different ethnic background or skin color, or maybe they were “book smart” while you are more “street smart”. Maybe they dressed differently than you do, or maybe you were just repulsed by them and you’re not sure why. I had a… Read More »

Self-Esteem: Loving Your Ugly Parts

Does that title make you cringe? It made me cringe when it popped into my head a few days ago. We don’t like to think about our “ugly parts,” do we? By ugly parts of course I mean those aspects of ourselves we perceive to be less than perfect. For some it might be physical flaws, like acne,… Read More »

Self-Care and Self-Pampering

It is so important to take time to do nice things for ourselves. Especially for those of us who spend much of our time helping and caring for others, it is too easy to neglect ourselves and become worn out, stressed out and run down. Self-pampering is not about being selfish. It’s about taking proper care of yourself… Read More »

Body Image Links

Confidence – How to Build it! As we think, so shall we be. If we believe ourselves to be unattractive, we will appear unattractive. If we believe that we are not important, we will treat ourselves poorly. In addition, we will let others treat us poorly, and we will suffer a lot of emotional turmoil because of it.… Read More »