Tag: self-esteem

5 Easy Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem

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A few weeks back, I wrote about the troubled period of my life when I experienced low self-esteem.   As I reflected these past two weeks about it, I had the growing sense that this topic is much larger than one blog post (or even 2 for that matter!). I know there are more of you out there because, according to Dr. Joe Rubino, 85% of the world’s population has low self-esteem. So, I wanted to provide some tools to help you along the way. Effects of Low Self-Esteem Low self-esteem is typically traced...

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Know Yourself, Know Your Worth

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All families have favorite stories they like to recount, over and over.   Mine is no exception. This one is about the time my sister went to Wendy’s and ordered a cheeseburger. When she unwrapped it, she found that it all the expected fixings – cheese, tomato, onion, ketchup, and mayo.   The only thing missing was the actual hamburger patty. My sister sat there, looking at her burger-less burger, and seriously considered eating it as-is. “I guess it’s not really that big of a deal,” she...

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Rent-a-Wreck

My husband and I attended a graduation party recently for a young cousin who just completed grad school. It was a casual event held in a lovely setting—poolside in his parents’ beautifully landscaped backyard. We all had fun eating and drinking and catching up on each other’s lives and admiring the adorable toddlers who were infants the last time we’d all been together. A lunch buffet was served on the patio, and later, desserts were offered in the foyer connecting the patio to the kitchen. The...

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Embrace Your Introverted Self

This is a message for the introverts, written by an introvert.   It is a topic very near and dear to my heart because, until I understood myself, I couldn’t fully embrace who I was.  For a long time, I was trying to live up to a standard that did not suit me.   It depleted me of all energy and lead to crippling social anxiety. Even as a child, I remember playing outside with friends and longing to be up in my room with a book.  When I would slip away from the crowd, there were murmurs and snide...

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