A Letter to my younger self.

A Letter to my younger self.

dear karen,  I will be 64 this year, and I think of you every day. I think about how your life has moved through so many experiences- some mundane, as life can be, but many, so profoundly impactful.  I have watched you transform yourself many ti...

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From People Pleasing to Balanced

From People Pleasing to Balanced

“Stop!” I yell at myself with my very loud and often critical inner voice. “Stop doing that! I have been working so hard to be in my authentic self. I work daily, writing in my gratitude journal, reading all the self help books I can find, listening to p...

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Self-Esteem vs. Self-Worth

Self-Esteem vs. Self-Worth

I am Confident.  Why do I have low Self Worth? The difference between self-esteem and self worth Many people assume that because they have high self confidence and self esteem, that they also, therefore, have high self worth.  SheWorth believes that ...

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Harnessing my Brave Moment Helped Me Realize my Self-worth.

Harnessing my Brave Moment Helped Me Realize my Self-worth.

Posted on December 7, 2019 by Lara Smith This article originally appeared here From the outside, what looked like a beautiful home in the perfect neighbourhood became like a jail for me. In fact, I called it the “Big House.” Never Ignore Red Flags Aft...

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Building Your Resilience to Shame

Building Your Resilience to Shame

This article originally appeared here on July 8, 2018 Shame doesn’t only reside in trauma. In fact, everyone experiences shame, according to researcher and author Brené Brown, Ph.D. You can feel shame about anything and everything. “And, while it feels li...

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How Successful Couples Resolve Conflicts

How Successful Couples Resolve Conflicts

This article originally appeared here on December 5, 2012 Author’s Note: This post is an excerpt of the book (click on title): “Seven Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success.” It’s normal for a couple to quarrel from time to time—just part...

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6 Simple Personal Commitments to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

6 Simple Personal Commitments to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

This article originally appeared here “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”  ~Iyanla Vanzant You...

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4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

…and how to get yourself out when all efforts fail. This article originally appeared here on August 1, 2016. Madeline always prided herself in being “a nice girl.” As a child, she was taught that being kind to others was a virtue; she gr...

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Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

This article was originally published here on September 2, 2016. The idea that the love in your relationship has expired is a difficult thought for one to stomach. When love turns into hate and fondness into bitterness, and when negative sentiment override see...

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Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

This article was originally published here The great angst of modern life is this: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are – it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinne...

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