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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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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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