“Shame on you!” How many times did you hear those words as a child? As children, our teachers would shame us for doing something naughty in class, just as our parents and peer group would occasionally shame us – sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. The experience certainly wasn’t pleasant, but the shame was temporary and it quickly […]
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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Let’s face it: pretending to be someone you’re not is one of the most disturbing experiences in the world. And realizing that you’ve pretended to be someone else is arguably even more distressing. But what do we do once we realize we’re not being honest with ourselves? All too often people make a big drama […]
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 […]
The absence of self-love lies at the very core of every form of anxiety, depression, loneliness and emptiness that we feel as a species. In fact, low self-esteem is such a pandemic problem, that we get at least a handful of emails, Q&A’s and comments on this website about it every single day! Everyone in […]
Florencia from Uruguay asks, I’m sick of putting my needs and wants last. I was raised to always be the ‘good’ little girl who cared a lot what others thought of her. For my whole life I seem to have been crippled by the fear of what others will say/think of me. I get paranoid […]