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Low Self Esteem

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

I consider low self-esteem to represent a form of psychological injury, one that impacts us "systemically" and operates in a variety of contexts.

5 Superstars Who Have Talked About Their Low Self-Esteem

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Anneli Rufus

It's easy to assume that beautiful, talented, successful superstars have high self-esteem and feel great about themselves. But all the speculation abo...

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

You can prioritize your emotional health as much as you do your physical and dental health. You can monitor your mood and self-esteem and take actions to boost them when they are low. And by doing these things, you can significantly boost your emotional wellness, your happiness and your overall life satisfaction.

Holiday Depression Can Be a Surprising Gift

Barrie Davenport | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Barrie Davenport

But for some people, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the most painful of the year. Depression during the holidays is an all-too-common problem that turns the season into something to "get through" rather than a celebration to savor.


Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We can't control anything or anyone outside of ourselves. We can only control how we react or how we respond to what is going on outside of ourselves. So when something happens, we can either contract or expand. It's a choice.

7 Things To Look At When You Feel Bad About Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women

Everyone has days where they feel terrible about their bodies. Whether it's prompted by a careless comment, a glimpse in the mirror, or just waking...

BEAUTIFUL ME... The Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance Project

Jackie and Warren Hance | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jackie and Warren Hance

There is a sad statistic we would like to share with you: Only 2 percent of women think they are beautiful.

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Self-affirmation exercises are an effective way to boost our self-esteem and by doing so, increase our emotional resilience and become better protected against the various psychological injuries we encounter in daily life.

5 Surprising Habits Of Happy People

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Acquiring new habits isn't easy. But isn't it time we gave our emotional health the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies?

Why I Want You To Judge My Parenting

JJ Keith | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
JJ Keith

Not all judgment is baseless. Sometimes I need horrified onlookers to make me realize that I could be doing better.

Bullying and Body Image: How Bullying Leads to Eating Disorders

Tennie McCarty | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Tennie McCarty

Bullying can have long-lasting results on the bullied, and in some cases, may lead to eating disorders, according to UK Charity Beat.

How To Banish Self-Consciousness Forever

Posted 11.14.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck It's one word -- one little word -- but it has revelatory power. You step into the party feeling reasonably confident. True, ...

Why Are We Hooked On Rejection?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Throughout our lives, we are psychologically formed by our experience. All of our old and familiar experiences have shaped the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

I Belonged

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.06.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Don't let the awkward, uncomfortable, or uncertain moments defeat you. It may take a few days, weeks, or even months to fully recognize, but with time you'll see that you carry your own unique talents or thoughts to the "party."

Why Beauty Ads Should Be Legislated

Seth Matlins | Posted 10.22.2011 | Women
Seth Matlins

Today we are beginning our campaign to create The Self-Esteem Act, a bill requiring "truth in advertising" labels be attached to advertising and editorials with models photoshopped or airbrushed to a meaningful degree.

What's Really Keeping You Out Of Your Swimsuit

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Temperatures are rising, while self-esteem dips to new lows. The sad truth is that, in peeling off the layers of our wintry wardrobes, we expose ourselves to a whole new world of self-critical thoughts.

Ever Blamed Someone's Mean Comment On Low Self-Esteem? You May Have Been Right

Psych Central | Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Rick Nauert, Ph.D. PsychCentral Scientists believe a coping strategy for people with low self-esteem is to degrade other people, which improves h...

Putting Yourself First: Finding Worth And Validation Inside

Laura Mola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Mola

Most people have two lives: the life we live on a daily basis and the unlived life within us.

Can you pause a friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a group of girlfriends, basically six of us, who've known each other since high school. Anyway, I got very close with th...

What Causes Our 'Driven,' Compulsive Behavior?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Survival strategies are based on a child's observation of what it takes to feel good about herself, to be important, to be worthwhile, or to be able to deal with life in spite of negative self-esteem beliefs.

See Yourself As Beautiful: Replace Magic Potions With Cognitive Solutions

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Success comes when we understand that boosting our self image results not only from caring for ourselves, but from making changes in the way we think about beauty.

Selling Perfection

Beth Weinstock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Women have been sold on the idea the perfect body. Mass marketing has created an image of perfection, and sold women on the idea that if they diet, or buy a product they will achieve the ideal.

Oh, Carol! Childhood Wounds and Vindication

Patrizia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

It was clear from the beginning that no one would ever invite me to dance during those humiliating Saturday afternoons.

Self-Aware With Self-Esteem: Week 12 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I couldn't handle seeing affection between men without feeling extreme lack, jealousy and envy. All it did was make me want whatever they had right now! The only way I knew to get it, and fast, was through sex.

Why Are You So Hard On Yourself?

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Our society, founded on the Protestant work ethic, seems to think the Impossible Workload is just peachy keen and even necessary for success. People get more strokes for achievement than for being happy.