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Healthy Self-Esteem Regardless of Employment Situation

Healthy Self-Esteem Regardless of Employment Situation

Having a healthy self-esteem can be challenging depending on your employment situation. Whether or not you’re employed, your occupation, and your income can affect self-esteem in a big way. Employment gives you a sense of purpose and meaning and it’s also a connection to other people and society. There are times when you might find yourself without work. You may be unemployed, have time off due to illness or injury, or be permanently unable to work. Alternatively you may be working but dissatisfied with your job. However you can maintain a healthy self-esteem regardless of your employment situation.

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Why Rejection Isn’t Real and Shouldn’t Harm Your Self-Esteem

If you have ever felt the pain of rejection, if so this helpful post is for you. Ready to feel confident instead of insecure? Read this.

Why Rejection Isn’t Real and Shouldn’t Harm Your Self-Esteem

I don’t believe in rejection, at least not anymore. I now think that rejection isn’t real and shouldn’t harm your self-esteem. Rejection is a false belief that makes you insecure. You may believe that if someone doesn’t accept you than you’ve been rejected. For some, it’s feeling like they don’t fit in with the norm or that they didn’t get the outcome they wanted in a situation. Either way rejection weights down your self-esteem and ability to feel confident in a profound way. The truth is, not being accepted or chosen, isn’t about you at all, it’s about the box you are trying to fit in. Rejection should really be called a blessing in disguise.

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Anorexia: A New Form of Control

Anorexia: A New Form of Control

My anorexia became a way to fight against the rules of my parents, my church and everything else around me... But anorexia became a new form of control.

I grew up in a household that threw around words like “accountability” and “free agency” right along with “dinner time” and “brush your teeth”. I was constantly told that I had the right to make my own decisions and my own mistakes. Because that was what God wanted; that was why I was alive — to make my own choices, be my own person and to ultimately end up dwelling in eternal, celestial bliss.

Because that was the fine-print, the unspoken stipulations: they were the loop-holes. I could make my own elections – provided they were correct. I could be my own person — on the condition that I was the right one. And I could live however I wanted, as long as I followed all of the rules and abandoned my individual self-confidence.

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Want Higher Self-Esteem? Stop Doing These 6 Things

Do you want higher self-esteem? Stop doing these 6 things that can lower your self-esteem and impact your confidence.

Want Higher Self-Esteem? Stop Doing These 6 Things

You want higher self-esteem, but can’t get there. Why? Unfortunately, we are creatures of habit. As humans, we resist change as it often brings up uncomfortable, anxious feelings. When we avoid changing our thoughts or habits (because let’s be honest, even the negative ones can be comfortable), nothing really changes and that includes your self-esteem. When you stop doing what your ego, or your fearful state mind tells you is “right” because it’s “safe,” you begin to gain power over your life, and develop higher self-esteem (What is Healthy Self-Esteem?).

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Having Real Friends and Your Self-Esteem

Having quality friendships affects self-esteem in a big way. Find out how to make real friends.

Having Real Friends and Your Self-Esteem

Having quality friendships is important for your wellbeing and it affects self-esteem in a big way. The sad truth is that there are many people without real friends. They may not have any friends at all, or the friends they do have may be toxic. People without real friends are often judged harshly either by others or themselves. They may be seen as outcasts or they may be bullied. Internally, they may feel shame, loneliness or depression.

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Social Media and Your Kid’s Self Esteem

Social Media and Your Kid’s Self Esteem

Recent studies indicate that social media impacts the adolescent brain and produces anxiety and low self-esteem.

Educators have informed us for years on how vital early childhood is for brain development. Professionals stress the importance of educational activities and limiting screen time for ideal brain enhancement. Society has retooled preschool programs, children’s television, and offered early intervention for potential delays.

Children, however, go through another rapid period of brain growth during adolescence, similar to the toddler years. Little is being done to maximize these crucial learning years for adolescents and parents need to be aware of what their teenager’s brain is absorbing.

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Get Honest With Yourself and Gain Self-Esteem

Stop lying to yourself and start getting real about what’s holding you back from feeling developing healthy self-esteem. Gain self-esteem and get honest with yourself with this vlog.

Get Honest With Yourself and Gain Self-Esteem

Stop lying to yourself, avoiding the thoughts that hold you back, and get honest.  If you’re sick and tired of succumbing to the self-defeating thoughts, feeling unhappy or not good enough than this video is for you. If you want to develop self-esteem and confidence for life, that means you’ve got to become aware of whats holding you back. What patterns are you continuing to engage in, even when they make you feel bad? Do unhealthy relationships or behaviors continue to run your life? Learn how to get honest with yourself with this video, it will show you how.

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Want To Be Happy? 9 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Want to be happy? Stop doing these 9 things and start to make more room for positive thinking and experiences.

Want To Be Happy? 9 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Most people want to be happier, but just don’t know how. Many of us make things harder than they need to be. It’s a habit that has likely become the norm for you, too. Maybe you’ve taken on too much at work yet again, found yourself in another unbalanced relationship, or have become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking.  All of these can sabotage your happiness and make you feel insecure. There is a part of you that wants to finally feel happy (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this) and I’m going to share some happiness tips to help you achieve that.

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Stop Relying On Others For Self-Esteem

Many people have a difficult time validating themselves without the help of others. They feel confident or secure because of what others say, how much attention their Instagram or Facebook feed has. This post and vlog give you tools to help you stop relying on what others say or do and start to get real with yourself to create long lasting confidence and self-esteem.

Stop Relying On Others For Self-Esteem

Who doesn’t look for validation from others? Have you ever had one of those days where you posted the best picture on a social media site and received little to no attention for it? Maybe you are wearing a brand new outfit or walked out the door feeling super confident in your appearance, but no one mentions how great you look? These are just examples, but many people find they need external validation. They don’t know who they are without it. Sadly, this temporary trick doesn’t help the foundation for long lasting self-esteem.

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Happiest Places are Between Us

Happiest Places are Between Us

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? ~ George Eliot, Adam Bede

Happiest Places

On the backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean ocean, I want to share a reflection on relationships. The popularized tagline of Disneyland is “The Happiest Place On Earth.” For many Disneyland may very well be, but, consider something much deeper like the space between you and another, especially close relationships. Eric Weiner, the author of the book The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, observed, “the happiest places on earth are not internal ones. They are not geographical ones. It’s the places between us and the closer they are the more at ease we are the happier they tend to be.”

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