How Do You Feel About Yourself? Tips For Raising Self-Esteem
January 25, 2016
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How do you feel about yourself? Tips for Raising Self Esteem, picture titled Observer by Hernan Pinera at FlicrkPhoto Credit Hernan Pinera
You’ve probably heard that self-esteem is important, but you may not know exactly what to do if you’re not feeling so great about yourself. In today’s post, I’ll review what self-esteem is,... Read More...
Silencing Your Inner Critic
December 10, 2015
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Silencing your inner critic, photo: Hush by LaVladina at FlickrPhoto Credit: LaVladina
Your inner voice is comprised of the self-talk that you engage in on a daily basis. For many, this internal dialogue can be quite critical, contributing to negative emotional states and behavior,... Read More...
Psychology Tools: More Curiosity, Less Judgment
June 25, 2015
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Iceland's Blue Lagoon by photographer Moyan BrennPhoto Credit: Moyan Brenn (Iceland’s Blue Lagoon)
Cultivating curiosity – rather than judgment – can lead to a variety of benefits, including more inner peace, self-acceptance, kindness and healthier communication. Try this exercise based... Read More...
The Core of Co-Dependency
The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. -Melody Beattie quote, photo by Moyan BrennOriginal Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
At the center of co-dependency lies low self-esteem and low self-worth or, in different words, negative beliefs about my lovability and my contributions in this world. Because the term co-dependency... Read More...
Do You Feel Like an Impostor?
March 3, 2015
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Impostor Syndrome by Sacha ChuaPhoto Credit: Sacha Chua
Have you ever felt like you didn’t really earn something you achieved? Have you worried from time to time that you’re not as smart or capable as others think you are? If so, you may have... Read More...
It Gets Better: How to Address Bullying in Schools
November 19, 2014
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Anti-Bullying Respect Tour - No Bullying AllowedPhoto Credit: Working Word
“When certain things are said to you over and over again as you’re growing up, it stays with you and you wonder if they’re true.” This is how the pop singer Lady Gaga described the effects of... Read More...
How to Cope with Rejection
October 22, 2014
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Coping with rejectionPhoto Credit: Vic@Flickr
We’ve all experienced rejection, and we all know that it’s no fun. In fact, psychologists studying the neuroscience of rejection have actually found that the experience activates the same... Read More...
Shame as Self-Care
October 1, 2014
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We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known - quote by Brene BrownOriginal Photo (without quote) by: Moyan Brenn
At the core of shame is the fear that we are fundamentally not OK; it is the sense that something is wrong with us, that we should not have particular feelings or thoughts. This post reviews the... Read More...
H.A.L.T. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired): A Self-Care Tool
I first came across the acronym H.A.L.T. when I was working as a counselor in chemical dependency treatment centers twenty years ago. H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Each one of... Read More...
Psychology Tools: Identifying Cognitive Distortions
January 28, 2014
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The term Cognitive Distortion comes from the theory of cognitive-behavioral therapy – one of the more widely studied and effective forms of talk therapy. A cognitive distortion refers to... Read More...