Entries tagged with “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?
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.
And how to respond safely.
How shopping can trigger low self-esteem issues.
“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.”
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.
Seeing the world can help you see yourself in a new light.
In a world of constant sharing—a debate about how much is too much.
“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?
What is your sense of purpose?
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…
Should you pretend to be an extrovert? It can be surprisingly effective, a new report claims. Meanwhile, another published paper says that toxic politics are making Americans ill … surprising no one. For these stories, and a bonus story on self-esteem, read on.
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…
If you are triggered by the prospect of decluttering, here are three gentler ways to ponder it.
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.
Sometimes low self-esteem starts with high self-esteem.
Anxiety is a crisis of confidence.
Disbelieving ourselves only sustains our suffering.
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?
For those of us who struggle with low self-esteem, desire can be triggering.