Authenticity is a big buzzword these days. “Be more authentic,” “honor your authenticity,” “find your authentic self” – we hear these phrases scattered all over the internet and spoken about everywhere. But what does being authentic mean? And most importantly, how can we tell when we’re being inauthentic – also known as “selling out”? What is Authenticity? […]
Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel confident and self-respecting. On the other hand, when you have low self-esteem, you feel weak, anxious and unworthy.
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You feel the pressure throb in your veins. A lump rises in your throat as your colleagues watch you closely. They are expecting an answer. They are expecting you to comply. Every fibre of your being wants to scream “NO I CAN’T.” But as if possessed, you automatically smile sweetly and say, “Yes, I’ll do […]