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Why a Little Insecurity Is Good for You | Huffington Post article

Why do we feel insecure about our insecurities? Why do we view insecurity as being a bad thing, when it’s something we all experience at certain times in our life?

I’ve often wondered about the purpose of this very basic human emotion. Knowing that Life is here to assist us, why place this uncomfortable obstacle in our way to feeling good about ourselves? Unless, of course, it provides a vital ingredient needed for our advancement.

Finding the gift of insecurity requires looking through a different lens of […]

5 Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day (Whether Single or Partnered) | Huffington Post article

Valentine’s day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single’s can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Those in a relationship can feel the pressure of social expectation, wondering if their partner’s going to let them down. Both positions can be emotionally perilous.

Here are five tips to combat any negative messages you may receive this season:

1. Keep Valentine’s Day in perspective:

It’s 1 day out of 365 days. No single day bears testimony to […]

From ‘Lonely’ to ‘With Yourself’ This Holiday | Huffington Post article

The holidays can create difficult emotional states for many people. The hype and expectations surrounding this time period are intense. Commercials and movies emphasize happy, loving families enjoying their time together and couples in cozy, warm images of endless love.

But what about those people whose lives don’t match these images? What about the widowed, single and those separated from loved ones due to circumstance or distance? They’re often made to feel badly about their state of “aloneness” at this time of year.

There’s a big difference […]

So, I’m Supposed to Chase You?

The birth of the 21st Century didn’t cause our computers to crash. Something more insidious happened. The rules of courtship changed.

Fourteen years after the new millennium, it’s clear that women are now the ones left in charge of romantic “pursuit.” This bizarre social shift leaves many of us wondering about the current expectations of pursuit and showing interest in a man.

This cultural twist has created the very thing women most detest; men are being trained (by all the other women they meet) to abdicate their […]

Dating in the Time of Bad Advice

Dating can feel like running a marathon in high-heels and push-up bra, with a bad hangover.

The “no rules” free-for-all system we have today puts men in a vaulted seat of primacy. Men have become the treasured goal. Or so a woman is led to believe.

The magazines that serve as your coaches are failing you. While you’re getting articles on this month’s trick to please him for a night, you’re not getting any guidance to secure your self-esteem for a lifetime.

I remember the nonsense that consumed my […]

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