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Self-Esteem



Our self-esteem encompasses our feelings, beliefs, and emotions about ourselves and our capabilities. Self-esteem can be a useful framework to understand our underlying motivations for decisions and behaviors, especially when we examine whether our self-esteem is secure (not needing external validation) or defensive (based on comparison with or reassurance by others). While our sense of self-esteem is largely formed early in our lives (mainly through our experiences, personality, and social messaging), self-esteem is by no means static. It can change over time, especially as we become more aware of our own ability to change how we think about and interpret our own sense of self.

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How to Practice Emotional First Aid | Guy Winch

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to.

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What Do You Really Want for Your Children?

Wayne Dyer’s offers seven simple secrets for building your child's self-esteem every day; how to give very young children all the love they need without spoiling them; how to encourage risk-taking without fear of failure; action strategies for dealing with both your own anger and your child's;...

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Low Self Esteem

Self-esteem should be viewed as a continuum, and can be high, medium or low, and is often quantified as a number in empirical research.

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FindCenterOnly through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.

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Meet Yourself: A User's Guide to Building Self-Esteem: Niko Everett at TEDxYouth@Bommercanyon

Niko Everett would like to introduce you to someone she thinks you should know-YOU! As the founder of Girls for Change, Niko has helped many young teens transform their communities and themselves by holding up a powerful mirror.

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Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

For decades, Gloria Steinem has led a social revolution against injustice. In Revolution from Within, she sets out to restore the authority and self-confidence that such injustice has undermined.

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What Is Self-Esteem?

In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall subjective sense of personal worth or value—in other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself.

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FindCenterThere’s a widespread belief that if you have solid self-esteem you don’t need outside affirmation and praise. This is patently untrue, by the way.

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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxcentennialparkwomen

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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much—just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work—to make us feel that we are not okay.

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