Self-Compassion: What It Is & How To Build It

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This is a guest contribution by Dr. Kristin Neff, an associate professor in the University of Texas at Austin’s department of educational psychology. Dr. Neff received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. In the pursuit of well-being and happiness, we often focus on kindness, empathy, and compassion towards others. … Read more

Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns (Book Summary)

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Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns, MD offers a holistic guide aimed at providing readers with actionable insights for improving their self-esteem. Over the course of ten days, the book walks the reader through cognitive behavioral exercises and self-assessments that allow for deep self-reflection. This isn’t merely an instructional manual; it’s an invitation … Read more

Negative Self-Talk: How to Silence the Destructive Inner Voice

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Ever felt like you’re trapped in a room with the world’s harshest critic, relentlessly tearing you down? What if that critic isn’t an external enemy but your own mind? This isn’t just self-doubt; it’s a sinister saboteur lurking in the shadows of your thoughts, undermining every achievement, every step forward. Welcome to the battleground of … Read more

Boosting Teen Self-Esteem: A Guide For Parents & Teachers

Teenagers stand at the brink of adulthood, a tumultuous time when they’re sculpting their identities, dreams, and values. Amidst the chaotic blend of hormones, peer pressure, and the digital realm, their self-esteem can sometimes take a nosedive. As parents and educators, we hold the compass that can guide them through these stormy seas. Dive into … Read more

Setting Healthy Boundaries: 50 Practical Tips for a Better You

In a world that’s constantly demanding our attention, time, and energy, setting boundaries can feel like trying to hold back the ocean with a broom. But here’s the no-BS truth: without boundaries, we’re just aimlessly floating in that vast ocean, getting tossed by every wave of external expectation and internal pressure. Boundaries aren’t just about … Read more

No Self-Esteem? 7 Common Mistakes You’re Making and How to Fix Them

Hey, you. Yeah, you—the one scrolling through this article while nursing that gnawing feeling in your gut that you’re just not good enough. We’ve all been there, drowning in a cesspool of self-doubt and insecurity. But here’s the kicker: you’re probably screwing yourself over without even knowing it. Look, self-esteem isn’t some fluffy, feel-good BS … Read more

Need Self-Esteem Help? These Tips Will Give You A Boost

Self-esteem is the foundation of our emotional and mental well-being. It’s how we feel about ourselves, and it shapes our attitudes towards life. However, there are times when our self-esteem takes a hit, whether it’s because of negative feedback from others, self-doubt, or past experiences. It’s during those times that we need to take a … Read more