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Self Worth

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not raise a bunch of ego maniacs who don't have the skills to live healthy rounded lives.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

How Much Am I Worth?

Kim Keating | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Sure, there are tables and stats and mountains of compensation data to draw upon. But really knowing your worth starts on the inside. If you don't believe you are worthy, how effective can you really be at negotiating for yourself?

How Good Can You Stand It?

Allan Hunkin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Allan Hunkin

What is your current level of self-esteem? Is it helping or hindering you in moving you closer to your goals and dreams? People often use the words "...

Do You Often Find Yourself at the Train Station When Your Ship Comes In?

Allan Hunkin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Allan Hunkin

Once you understand your personal worthiness dynamic you will be able to catch yourself earlier, when you're tempted to resist (sub-consciously) what you know will bring you deep personal happiness and fulfillment.

Is There a Cure for Narcissism?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we emphasize compassion over esteem and measure our successes in terms of what we give as opposed to what we get, we build a solid sense of self that can leave us feeling less stress and more satisfaction in our lives. We can overcome insecurities and accomplish much more. And when we fall short, we can take a positive and resilient attitude that ensures better outcomes in the future.

Now That I'm No Longer A Girlfriend

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.

Making a Commitment to Myself

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry about "How to Be Your Own Prince Charming." You see, if I learned nothing else after 21 years with my ex-husband...

What's a Woman Worth? What's a Girl Worth?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

There is a direct connection between women being undervalued and women internalizing this attitude and undervaluing themselves.

Dove Controversy: Real Beauty Gone Viral

Sharon Frey | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Frey

Recognizing our worth can be tough when nagged by constant self-criticism, but subduing it is crucial to being authentic to ourselves. Many times a disparaging voice chatters in our head saying we're not smart enough, good enough, or attractive enough.

When Not Enough Is Holding You Back (and What to Do About It)

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

If he calls, we're good enough. If you get the job or get into the graduate program, you're smart enough. If our manager or advisor acknowledges our work, we're worthy enough. No matter how hard you work, when you've given the power to someone else, you'll never measure up.

I Am Perfect...

Heidi Powell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Heidi Powell

I am Perfect. Perfectly imperfect, that is. I use the word "perfect" a lot, and people often remind me that nothing is perfect. I totally disagree. ...

How Shame Makes Us Allergic to Receiving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Many of us grow up with deflating messages that something's wrong with us, we're not good enough, and we don't measure up. When the water we swim in is saturated with shame, we may not notice casual acts of caring or spontaneous expressions of love.

Finding Your Tribe

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is important for all of us to find our tribe -- those people we resonate with -- especially if you don't have that with your family of origin. There is a deep sense of safety in being with people with whom you can connect.

Do You See Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Elaina consulted with me because she felt filled with shame. A beautiful woman with a highly successful career, two children and a loving husband, Ela...

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

Is the Price of Admission to the Game of Love Too High?

Susan Winter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

Women have an internal tabulation system that balances the scales of "risk versus reward." Is this man worth the price? Are we willing to place our intimacy chip on the line and gamble its outcome? And if we lose, how do we recover the price we've paid with our heart?

Yoga Connects You to the Perfection You Seek

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Many of us know someone who struggles or struggled with body image issues. February 23 to March 1, is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. "I ...

Face Value

Melanie Young | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Melanie Young

We need to teach young girls that self-worth is more important than face value and beauty starts from within. The first measure of being beautiful is not based on how you look to others, but on how you look at yourself

5 Ways We Push Away Relationships (And What To Do About It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.

Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

High Self-Esteem Equals Fewer Health Problems For Seniors

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

A healthy body starts with a happy mind for seniors, a new study shows. Research led by Concordia University's Center for Research in Human Developmen...