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Sense of Self

5 Must Dos to Strengthen Your Sense of Self and Increase Your Confidence

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Strengthening your sense of self is going to be key to getting you through those days successfully. Here I will give you the five must's to help strengthen your sense of self and increase your confidence.

Life Isn't Perfect... And That's OK!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Without realizing it we are constantly evaluating our own behavior, successes and "perceived" failures. This is how we have been conditioned. It's time for a change.

What Ever Happened to the Good Old Clichés of Parenting?

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

I don't want to start a debate on success or happiness. Instead, I want to highlight an opportunity we have as parents: Let's help children everywhere in this world to experience less pain, misery and agony in life.

A Better Answer to "Who Am I?"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The casual belief that "I" is very easy to define comes from everyday life. Everyone uses the word all the time, which gives a false sense of security. "I" is the first person, the experiencer. We hang all kinds of labels on it.

Those Who Mind: The Case Against Trying to Win People Over

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

It's hard work changing yourself to suit every situation. It's hard work over thinking everything you say to make sure it's just right, and it's hard work having your only validation come from the reactions and approval of others.

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box - Part 7

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

As easy as it is to think that the brain in its skull casing is all that is necessary to produce mind, it's just as easy, if you permit yourself, to think of Mind as the fundamental nature of everything that exists.

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part 2

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Thinking is happening, in some guise or other, everywhere in your body all the time. This emerging view has the potential to rock our accepted understanding of mind itself.

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part 1

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

When someone asks, "Where is the mind located?" most people will automatically point to their heads. Why? Is it because we experience our thoughts in our heads?

Overcoming Self-Doubt, From Heart To Heart

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I believe that doubt is the No. 1 killer of the human spirit. And it is imperative that we see it and address it and shake it loose. With fear, you can still feel the adrenaline and get the energy to overcome it, but doubt can paralyze you and you don't even feel it.

I'm Nothing, Yet I'm All I Can Think About

Tara Brach | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

If we fail to wake up to who we are beyond the story of self, our system will register a "stuckness." It's a developmental arrest that shows up as dissatisfaction, endless stress, loneliness, fear, and joylessness. This is a sign that the timeless dimension of our being is awaiting realization.

How Well Do You Know Your Ego?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Having a healthy ego also means you're not conceited or arrogant, which shouldn't be confused with having confidence or good self-esteem. Thinking you're pretty terrific is absolutely fine. It says a lot about how you value yourself.

The One Question You Should Never Ask A New Friend

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Upon meeting someone new, part of me hopes I will never hear the dreaded four words (what-do-you-do) because then I wouldn't have to assess how I am going to respond -- with my pragmatic communications-consultant role, or with the idealistic wanting-to-save-the-world profile.

The Other F-Word

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

So, why are we so afraid of failure? What about the very concept of not turning out to be the winner terrifies us and stops us from even trying?

The Fallen Generals Point to Our Own Private Truths

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

For some, the personal-private gap will erupt in self-destructive ways when, unconsciously, the person wants to subvert the whole enterprise that he or she has embraced, and bring it crashing down. At best, you become fragmented, "dismembered," like Osiris.

How To Master The Art Of Saying 'No'

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

No! It's a pretty scary word, right? It certainly is for me. It's like a well-placed "boo!" bursting through the darkness from an unseen corner. In fact, I find "no" so scary that that I often have difficulty saying it, and that's just where my problem begins.

Are You A People-Pleaser? A Healthier Approach To Friendships

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

Trying to solve your crappy self-worth through outside approval is a race you're always going to be running at half-speed. When the outside approval dies down, that's the discomfort you have to sit with. That's the "you" you have to learn to love.

Holding It All Together: Integrity and Our Sense of Self

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

The world we exist in often seems like a topsy-turvy, upside-down reality. When we can observe this more objectively we will see that our established systems of ideas are no longer sustainable or for the betterment of humanity. We thus need to acknowledge this, yet without fear or anger.

Gods, Selves, and Schizophrenic Brains

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

Whether a person's "identities" can be dissociated or not, it's clear from Hans' story that certain aspects of a mind can become somehow "out of step" from one another. And that's essentially what neuroscientists think is happening in a schizophrenic person's brain.

How To Shed The Baggage Of Your Past

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

What gives a person's life meaning is unique to every individual. At one point or another, most of us find ourselves asking if we are truly living a life that is meaningful to us. In other words, are we really living the life we are meant to lead?

Forgetting The Self

Abdi Assadi | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Abdi Assadi

The damaging and far-reaching emotional/spiritual consequences of our narcissistic obsession with the self is hardly examined; there is no distinction between practices that fortify the ego and those that weaken it.

Let's Look at What We Call the 'Mind'

Ellen Davis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

When you are no longer identified with and through "mind." when you can see your thoughts and beliefs for what they are (and not reality), there is no need to divide against them and mind.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Reflecting On The Nature Of Self-Awareness

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Edmund Moody

My friend Marilyn recently adopted a beautiful cat, all white, with deep blue eyes. The cat loves to gaze at herself in the floor-length mirrors on Marilyn's closet doors. What does she see? Is she admiring her own beauty? Or is she fascinated by the sight of what she thinks is another cat?

Sense of Self

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

Kids are literally stripping their peers of self-confidence. The more I dive into this anti-bullying work and self reflection, I realize what a major impact being bullied had on my entire life.

Defined by Ego

Amy Chan | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Amy Chan

My whole life I've defined myself through the roles I've had -- the academic, the girlfriend, the party girl... As long as I had a role to fit within,...