Strength

It takes guts to acknowledge and appreciate your strengths. Perhaps, it may feel unseemly, or immodest to think positive thoughts about your abilities, but daily affirmations, reminder signs, and recalling specific memories when you used your strengths to help you successfully navigate life: that is the pathway to resiliency. Hardy, strong, buoyant, and steadfast against…

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In Need of a Self-esteem Make-over?

You are a character in your life story, but are you playing the lead role? Without realizing it - and based on a lifetime of constant, negative re-editing - your perception of yourself may not be particularly positive. So, what can you do to reclaim the lead role in your life story? Ideas include: Realize…

Kindness

Friendliness, generosity, and being considerate is not just for the benefit of other folk. Extending the spirit of kindness to yourself can work wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. Let not your inner critical voice stop you from thinking friendly thoughts about who you are and what you do. Remember: no one is perfect. People…

Self Esteem and the Inner Critic

Are you confident and self-assured? If not, consider the possibility that you may be listening too intently to your inner critic. Remember: it is your inner critic's job to find fault. To nick-pick. And to belittle. It is not the role of your inner critic to highlight your innate abilities, strengths, expertise, wealth of experience,…