Category Archives: Self-Esteem

Tip of the Week – Don’t Cheer Me Up

New research confirmed something most of us already believe – people with low self-esteem have an overly negative and critical view of themselves. The research goes on to suggest that trying to change that viewpoint with positive reframing or praise and compliments is … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

It is easy to believe the things we think in our own heads. Often those thoughts sting worse than comments made by others. It is important to remember that just because we think something it doesn’t make it true. Challenge … Continue reading

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More About Change…

Last week I wrote about some reasons that prevent people from starting the process of change. This week I wanted to talk about another reason. A reason that I feel is worth talking about by itself. What I’m talking about … Continue reading

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We Can All Use a Little Help Sometimes…

I had the opportunity to sit in a session with another therapist the other day. I loved having the chance because I think this therapist is one of the best I know.  During the session she used a concept that … Continue reading

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Those Voices…

I think most people have heard voices in their head.  I don’t mean movie-style voices directing us to be serial killers.  I mean thoughts that contradict us, that challenge whether we can succeed, that tell us we aren’t good enough.  … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

I saw this image on a blog the other day.  I read it and it felt like it slapped me in the face.  It seems like such an obvious concept.  We spend our days “being careful” and not exposing ourselves … Continue reading

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The Self-Esteem Castle

I’m willing to bet that everyone reading this knows or has known someone with low self-esteem.  They just really don’t believe they are deserving or have the skills, strength or knowledge to be successful.  They assume they are always going … Continue reading

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