Entries tagged with “Self-Esteem”
<p><em>Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books </em>Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto<em> and the Nautilus Award-winning </em>Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On<em> examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, </em>Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself<em>, will be released by Tarcher Penguin in the spring and continues this path, addressing self-esteem. It serves as the catalyst for this blog and asks: Why do we feel the way we do about ourselves?</em></p>
For some, resolutions are not the path to a better life.
We quit things we love because we believe ourselves unworthy.
Talk back to your inner critic with these tactics, including using funny voices with fake accents.
Reviewing 2013, I thought: This was the year in which I wrote a book and visited Italy. But this was also the year in which I didn't get my blood pressure checked, take up square-d…
Strangers see us with fresh eyes.
“Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” —Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has …
Empower yourself to shift the stories you tell.
What if your self-hatred is not actually yours?
Everywhere I go, I see people taking selfies. Upon first glance, it looks like we are a society full of narcissists. It is comical to see people posing for themselves, making goofy…
Having agreed to meet a friend for lunch, I waved while entering the restaurant.“Sorry I’m late,” I said.She looked up at the clock.“You’re not.”“You look great,” I said. “So…
Recently I started having trouble sleeping. Awake at 4 a.m., I'd scold myself: Relax! You crazy anxious maniac! You're ruining tonight and turning tomorrow into sleep-deprived hell…
Geneen Roth shares helpful insight why we need to face our challenges head on.
This exercise illuminates our motivations, good and ill, which might help us avoid self-destructive extremes.
How high expectations can sabotage your self-esteem.
So often when Valentine’s Day is approaching, we all start looking for signs of love outside of ourselves—chocolate, cards, phone calls, flowers, gifts or other sweet sentiments. T…
When you are a victim of abuse, your mind comes up with all the reasons it's not really happening.
Which costumes does your low self-esteem wear?
When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn't come easy.
Could your self-hatred be a coping strategy you never let go?