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Entries tagged with “Self-Esteem”

“Why Do I Still Struggle So Much With Self-Esteem?”

Struggling with self-esteem? You're not alone.

10 Telltale Signs of Low Self-Esteem

Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, 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?

3 New Year's Anti-Resolutions Guaranteed Not to Sink Your Self-Esteem

For some, resolutions are not the path to a better life.

3 Ways to Reconnect With Things We Love

We quit things we love because we believe ourselves unworthy. 

4 Favors that People with Low Self-Esteem Want You to Do for Them

Here are four small favors that those who don't hate themselves can do for those of us who do.

4 Signs That Your Self-Esteem Has Improved

Maybe you've been working hard to raise your self-esteem—with or without the use of my book, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself. Maybe your self-esteem has been rising naturally…

5 Signs That Your Self-Esteem Is Improving

How can you tell if your self-esteem is improving? Sometimes—thanks to luck, work and/or miracles—self-loathing ebbs. But self-loathing is so sneaky, so habit-forming, that when it…

5 Techniques to Fight Back Your Inner Critic

Talk back to your inner critic with these tactics, including using funny voices with fake accents.


5 Things Narcissists Do on Holidays

​And how to respond safely.

5 Ways to Keep Self-Loathing From Snuffing Out the Holiday Spirit

Strung with baubles, soaring ceilingward and breathing strong pinesap perfume, the hotel's Christmas tree transfixes me. Then the magic shatters and I skulk away, feeling punished …

6 Gifts that People With Low Self-Esteem Should Give Themselves

Anneli Rufus is a frequent contributor to Spirituality & Health. Her books Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto and the Nautilus Award-winning Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On examined our lives as individuals in a crowded world. Rufus’ upcoming work, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, 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? - See more posts here.

8 Reasons Why We Hate Shopping

How shopping can trigger low self-esteem issues.

9 Things You Might Assume Are Your Fault, But Aren't

When blaming yourself for your own suffering becomes a core belief.

Are We Really as Useless as We Feel?

“When we feel useless, we wish we could be instead brilliant and brawny, angelic and fierce, valiantly taking action. But inaction—or what looks like it—is often useful, too.”

Are You a Good Listener for the Wrong Reasons?

"Thank you so much for letting me tell you all this," she said, reaching over and patting my sleeve. "I feel like I've been talking for hours, but this really helped me. You're too…

Are You Afraid to Accept Praise?

"How old are you?" she asked.I told her."What? No way," she chirped. "You look ten years younger than that."Okay, I thought. What's she trying to pull?Having low self-esteem makes …

Are You Playing Dead?

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…

Are You Your Own Prisoner?

Dusk fell over the Greek island with a soft strumming sound: the salty, minty sea breeze sighing over sand and stone and shattered shrines. Down village lanes gone bruise-blue with…

Be the Life of the Party

You're minding your own business, not thinking at all about bouncy music, balloons or boisterous crowds. Then, out of the blue, it arrives: a party invitation. It depicts smiley fa…

Can Talking to Strangers Raise Our Self-Esteem?

Strangers see us with fresh eyes.

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