Category Archive: Self-Esteem

Top 10 Picks for Best Motivational Books

Posted by on December 6, 2017

I've complied a list of my personal favorite motivational/self-help/psychology books. There is literally something for everyone on this list! Give them as a gift to yourself or someone else and start making positive changes and living the life you want to live TODAY! "10% Happier" by Dan Harris After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant,…

It’s All About Self-Esteem

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Do you tend to think positively or negatively about yourself?  If someone compliments you, do you feel proud or do you feel like an impostor who hasn’t been found out yet?  Self-esteem has such a big influence over how each individual perceives themselves and has huge implications for how they function in the world.  A confident person is more likely to attribute their successes to hard work and intelligence where as someone without much confidence might assume an achievement is more the result of luck.  Self-esteem comes from a very deep place and the messages people tell themselves are often so ingrained and automatic that they don’t even realize they’re…

Happiness About Who You Are

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Self-acceptance is a true feeling of happiness about who you are.  It does not mean you think you're perfect, it means you accept yourself, knowing you have strengths and weakness just like everyone else.  Self-acceptance means you can get back up when you fall down; you can laugh at yourself; you can see your uniqueness for both both the good and the not so good; you recognize your talents and are proud of what you're good at; you can make mistakes without feeling - worthless, hopeless or deeply sad; you see your mistakes as part of life; you know you're still a good person even if you're not perfect; and…

Self-Esteem: Your Social Network Matters

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Self-esteem is fairly well ingrained by adulthood, but it can still be influenced by those around you. On the one hand we're taught not to take things personally, on the other hand, how we're treated inevitably has some effect on how we feel.  For this reason, I believe it's important to surround yourself with positive people who bring you up.  People who have good self-esteem themselves.  People who feel good about who they are.  These are the people who are more likely to be encouraging of you, support you, and feel good to be around.  It's important to be encouraging and supportive of others too.  Self-esteem and happiness improve when…