Tag: self-worth

5 Easy Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem

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

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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Introverts Are Not Shy: Setting the Record Straight

Two weeks ago, I wrote about my journey to embracing myself as an introvert.  (See Embrace Your Introverted Self)  I can’t tell you how many people said to me, “Really? I never thought you were an introvert!”  I think this stems from common misconceptions people have about introverts.  Let’s set the record straight, shall we? FALSE: Introverts are anti-social This is far from true; we really do enjoy socializing, especially after all that recharging in solitude. We can talk up a storm too, if...

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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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The Treasure in an Earthen Vessel

When my daughter Alexis was a little girl, her dad used to say to her, “Lexie, repeat after me: I am a young lady of quality.” She would stand up straight, pull her shoulders back, and say with conviction, “I am a young lady of quality.” This ritual happened often and usually ended with hugs and laughter. It is among my fondest memories of the years when my children were growing up. I loved that my husband did this for our daughter, and I secretly wished my own dad had done it for me. There’s...

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