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 recently asked us, 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 […]
You feel a sense of anger and deep pain rippling through you. How could they leave you so brutally, and without a second thought? How could they take your love and trust, and throw it to the wind as if it didn’t even matter – as if YOU didn’t matter? If you’ve experienced abandonment in […]
High self-esteem – or better, balanced self-esteem – is the foundation on which we build healthy, loving, and fulfilling lives. Do you have high self-esteem, average self-esteem, or low self-esteem … and how does this impact your life? Take our free test to find out.
Having a martyr complex is like having a get out of jail free card. It allows you to evade guilt and shame, bypass self-responsibility, and perhaps most importantly (and tragically), it allows you to dodge real life self-growth. Having a martyr complex essentially involves pointing the finger at other people or situations in your life […]