People with high self-confidence naturally have optimistic and joyful emotions as well as the knowledge that they can change their emotions from negative to positive. You can’t be down in the dumps and have high self-confidence at the same time. The two don’t mix.
Emotions are a normal part ... Views: 98
“Change,” “growth,” “learning,” and “self-discovery” are all terms that signify the same process. When you change and grow, you begin acting differently and are seen by others as a new person. You must encourage the old you to step down and allow the new you to blossom and take its place. ... Views: 85
If you remain with low self-confidence, you can expect your life to continue as it is. Nothing will change. You will think poorly of yourself and, following your lead, others will too.
What to Expect with Low Self-Confidence
There are many costs associated with low self-confidence. ... Views: 105
Many people believe a number of myths about self-confidence. They’ve heard these myths from relatives or friends, or perhaps they’ve read them in books or in articles.
These myths can be very damaging because they keep people from developing their self-confidence. They make people feel ... Views: 124
Like everyone, you have a self-concept, which is a sense of who you are. It is a habit you’ve developed since the time you were very young, and it’s very familiar to you.
Let’s look at the difference between high self-confidence and low self-confidence.
If You Have High Self-Confidence, ... Views: 84
Self esteem and depression are directly tied to one another. When self esteem increases one is less likely to be depressed. Of course the opposite is also true. When self esteem decreases one is more likely to be depressed.
What Is Depression?
Metaphysically speaking depression is anger ... Views: 75
Do you find it’s difficult for you to make your dreams come true? Are you so worried about how others think of you that you can’t live your life the way you want? Are you hesitant about making friends, or you have friends who put you down?
We’ve all had experiences where our confidence has ... Views: 91
Ava goes throughout her day putting herself down. She looks at herself in the mirror in the morning and thinks how ugly her hair and nose are. She arrives at her job and tells herself how much she dislikes doing this work but that she’ll never find anything better. At lunch, she doesn’t sit ... Views: 90
While it is true that your confidence was especially vulnerable to external influences when you were a child, as you grow older, you can gain awareness and perspective on what those influences were and how they were received. When you begin to do this, you can choose which influences you will ... Views: 96
Your core beliefs are those beliefs you created when you were a child based on your experiences and how you were treated and talked to. You had certain experiences and heard the same messages over and over again from family members, peers and others, and you formed certain core beliefs about ... Views: 106
As girls are growing up, their parents and culture teach them how to be. Most girls get the message that they’re supposed to be and act in certain ways. Many of these messages encourage girls to be “less than.” In many ways, girls are taught to have low self-esteem as part of their ... Views: 125
Since your self-talk affects everything about your life, what you learn in this article is crucial to your growth toward high self-confidence.
Have you ever said any of these to yourself?
• I can’t do it.
• I’m so stupid! I can’t do anything right.
• I’m afraid to speak up at ... Views: 91
There are so many ways that your self-talk can add to your life or subtract to it. In this article, I’ll explain two types of mind games your self-talk can play with you: labeling and comparing yourself with others. Let’s start with labeling.
Layla self-talks using negative ... Views: 82
There are so many ways that your self-talk can add to your life or subtract to it. In this article, I’ll explain two types of mind games your self-talk can play with you: focusing on the negative while discounting the positive as well as mind reading. Let’s start with focusing on the negative ... Views: 96
“Visiting a new town is like having a conversation. Places ask questions of you just as searchingly as you question them. And, as in any conversation, it helps to listen with an open mind, so you can be led somewhere unexpected. The more you leave assumptions at home, I’ve found, the better ... Views: 60
Matthew 16:3 proclaims our failings as mankind to choose what to discern.
The question evoked, “O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky,” as concern.
Then Matthew proclaims, “But can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Our television broadcasts the weather forecast over, and ... Views: 75
Meditation, yoga, reiki and many other modalities that help the mind and body relax are valuable for focus and creating inner peace. When we’re focused and peaceful we are at a high state of attention. This is a powerful place. Tai Chi masters are some of the most alert human beings on the ... Views: 70
I am a cerebral narcissist. I brandish my brainpower, exhibit my intellectual achievements, bask in the attention given to my mind and its products. I hate my body and neglect it. It is a nuisance, a burden, a derided appendix, an inconvenience, a punishment. Needless to add that I rarely have ... Views: 108
Frustrating one's nearest and dearest has the dual "advantage" of simultaneously satisfying the narcissist's masochistic and sadistic urges. By withholding love, sex, intimacy, and the fulfillment of other people's desires and needs, the narcissist torments them even as he obstructs his own ... Views: 155
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in same sex relationships. Parenting is a complex subject, plus it ... Views: 50
Debra Diamond has done a remarkable job of presenting some salient aspects of the Near Death Experience (NDE) through her book ‘Life After Near Death’. The book deals with a topic that is sorely needed today for transforming humanity from its shallow awareness to higher levels of ... Views: 60
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
All psychological theories can be classified by one or more of these dichotomies (pairs):
Dualism vs. Monism
The belief that the mind and the body are two separate entities (though in constant interaction via various ... Views: 80
Addiction Recovery Programs Take on Many Forms
Trying to choose the right addiction recovery program these days can be really confusing. The field has exploded with options. It’s always difficult to know what to do in a time of crisis. It’s also difficult to sort through the overwhelming ... Views: 169
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Recently, I came across an interesting article about a former Olympian swimmer, Misty Hyman, now an assistant swim coach at Arizona State.
Here’s what interested me from the article:
As a young girl, Misty Hyman thought athleticism equated to attractiveness. She believed being strong was ... Views: 129
If you’ve ever wondered how to get good grades, maybe something like this has gone through your mind…
I’m not good at languages.
History isn’t my thing.
I’m not a math person.
I often hear comments like this from my clients when they’re explaining a low test score or struggling with a ... Views: 82
Freedom of Choice?
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” ~Jawaharlal Nehru
A perennial philosophical debate that started with the early philosophers and gave birth to all the earlier theories of ... Views: 86
Motherhood can be a magical time. Like other life transitions, it can also be fraught with challenges. A 2006 Danish study discovered that new mothers are at an increased risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder in the first 3 months following the birth ... Views: 104
With all the shootings, wars, and violence in the world, not to mention the heat of the our current political environment, it’s easy to lose sight of the good.
Yet good there is, always. Good people striving to make the world a better place regardless of the turmoil of the moment.
Two ... Views: 87
I think the majority of people would agree that it's unhealthy to live in the past. After all, we're all familiar with the new age philosophy, "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That's why it's called the Present". Living in the past holds us back from being able to ... Views: 81
Stress Signs, Symptoms & Causes : Common Effects Of Stress
What Is Stress? – Definition
Is Stress Part Of Life?
How Some People Deal With Stress: Coping Tips
There is Help & Hope
How To Help Someone Who Feels ... Views: 88
Nowadays, it could be said that someone is far more likely to see a therapist than in the past, and this is partly because it is seen as being more acceptable than it once was. This has meant that people are less likely to suffer in silence.
And as mental and emotional problems are just as ... Views: 94
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in same sex relationships. Parenting is a complex subject, plus it ... Views: 61
No matter how old someone is, there is a strong chance that they have experienced loss at one point or another. In fact, this could be something they have experienced on a number of occasions.
What this shows is that it is not necessary for one to reach a certain age before they lose someone ... Views: 88
Physiotherapy is an essential part of medical treatment. It refers to the treatment to diseases, various forms of deformity and physical injuries using physical methods. Physiotherapists use massage, exercises, heat-treatment etc. to treat diseases. They usually avoid drugs, although sometimes ... Views: 93
Low self-esteem is a thinking disorder in which individuals view themselves as inadequate, unlovable, or incompetent. There are many manifestations of low self-esteem, the worst of them being addiction.
There’s no doubt that low self-esteem is one of the chief causes of addiction. The ... Views: 156
When an individual loses his or her mobility, that’s not the only thing that is lost. Individuals who were once able to move about as they pleased and transport themselves at will had freedom, power, and even purpose, each of which can take a toll on mental health if you don’t have them. So just ... Views: 97
Most people begin their journey into low self-confidence in their childhood. Our early environments affect us deeply, and we take in the messages we receive. As we hear these same messages over and over again, they take shape in our minds, and over time they form our core beliefs about ... Views: 230
What is the best course to take to become a certified life coach in Toronto?
People would like to know how to become a life coach in Toronto in order to get jobs and career opportunities in the field.
There are many ... Views: 235
If your life seems to have been in a constant spiral down, contemplate on this.
There may be forces unseen that are not just PTSD that took away your bliss.
It was not until I started to study the arts of Feng Shui, and Qigong healing energy.
Both are derived from ancient Chinese teachings ... Views: 133
If you've read my book, The Secret Side o f Anger, or attended one of my lectures on the topic, you know that while there are thousands of events that can trigger anger, there are actually only three root causes: hurt, fear, and frustration. In any given circumstance, you can trace anger back to ... Views: 132
Cosmetics surgery and treatment has become one of the most important sectors in medical field. This trend has come as the result of both medical and aesthetic needs of people. Cosmetic Dental surgery is an important form of cosmetic surgery which deals with beauty and health of ... Views: 85
A life coach offers effective, quick, and easy methods to achieve personal, physical, career, and financial goals: https://inspireyourselflc.org/what-does-life-coach-do/
In a study by the International Coach Federation entitled The Effectiveness of Life Coaching on Overall Life Satisfaction, ... Views: 107
The pursuit of athletic excellence, superior physical fitness, and improved body image can take an ugly turn if the motivation veers away from health and becomes about weight loss and seeking the “ideal body shape.” The very same qualities that lead to optimal performance and fitness can also ... Views: 128
Developing and maintaining a healthier body image requires self love and self-acceptance. Engaging in body positivity exercises is one way to act from a place of loving compassion rather than self criticism. Having a good relationship with your body starts with seeing it as a friend and ally, ... Views: 108
Our perception towards dandruff and dry scalp being same is actually wrong. Dry scalp is different when compared to dandruff.
The skin on our scalp renews its cells after every 24 days. That is the new skin cells are generated after 24 days while the older skin cells which are dead now, gets ... Views: 117
Giovanni Maccarrone is a holistic life coach as he assesses and helps clients from the roots up. Clients learn about the underlying causes of their challenges, and receive the knowledge, techniques, and strategies to improve.
According to ... Views: 117
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in same sex relationships. Parenting is a complex subject, plus it ... Views: 78
If you've decided that your spouse has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and you’re trying to get help for the both of you, you’ve taken a step in the right direction. Recognizing that there's a problem with your partner’s behavior and that it needs to be addressed is the first step in finding ... Views: 193
If you are having problems in your marriage, depression may be part of the reason. Recent studies have indicated that depression is associated with the quality of a relationship. Additionally, the quality of a relationship can affect a person’s level of depression.
Not surprisingly, someone ... Views: 230
Sometimes codependents have associations with partners that are not addicts or alcoholics. Just how can this happen? Generally, the codependent is maturing in your house with some type of disorder or addiction. They develop and meet somebody that's not really a medication addict or alcoholic and ... Views: 181