Self-worth centers on a person recognizing their inherent worth as a human. Different from self-esteem, self-worth is not invested in taking measure of ourselves against anyone else. It’s the recognition that we are an individual human worthy of love and necessary in this life simply because we exist.

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Build a Life, Not a Resume | Street Philosophy with Jay Shetty

Motivational philosopher Jay Shetty explains how failure may not build resumes, but builds character and helps us learn to adapt to change.

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate, inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing.

From Shame to Self-Worth

Our topic is the sometimes difficult but always rewarding path from shame to worth. In this article, we will look at where shame comes from, in human evolutionary history, and in personal development.

The strongest relationships are between two people who can live without each other but don’t want to.


Freedom from Self-Doubt—B.J. Davis—TEDxSacramentoSalon

A former felon, turned doctor, clinical director, and professor, Dr. B J Davis is living proof that our past doesn’t dictate our future. Our past can refine us. He shares his story of coming to the realization that he needed to create own miracle. Dr.

Tea and Cake with Demons: A Buddhist Guide to Feeling Worthy

In Tea and Cake with Demons, Adreanna Limbach brings secular Buddhist teachings to a new generation by addressing one of the most pressing concerns we all face―authentic self-worth.

6 Things That Hold Us Back from Seeing Ourselves for Who We Really Are

These hindrances are Universal, but they don't have to maintain a death-like grip on our present experience. We can be empowered to relax into who we truly are, and start to witness the nature of oneness unfolding before our eyes.

We cannot make another person change his or her steps to an old dance, but if we change our own steps, the dance no longer can continue in the same predictable pattern.


Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth - Adia Gooden - TEDxDePaulUniversity

When a person demands perfection of herself or himself, anything less can feel like failure. Adia Gooden knows this from experience.

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.