Raising Self-Esteem

6 Ways To Show Yourself Love After Divorce

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Divorce, Raising Self-Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Divorce is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. It is a time of loss and pain. It is the death of the life you thought you would have, the death of your family unit as one. It is a time of grieving for those thoughts and dreams you had. Going through the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) is the path to healing after divorce. There is no set time frame or order for these steps and each individual has their own path they will follow. Along this journey of renewal, it is also the time to show yourself the love you deserve from the person...

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Pump it Up! 7 Ways To Increase Your Own Self-Esteem

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Raising Self-Esteem | 0 comments

Pump it Up! 7 Ways To Increase Your Own Self-Esteem

Getting divorced can bring out the worst in anybody. Your ex might try to find numerous ways to put you down and make you feel worthless. You might be putting yourself down along the way as well. Depending on your circumstances you might say, “If only I were prettier/smarter/ nicer/ more tolerant..etc, maybe my marriage could have worked out.” “No one will ever want to be with me now that I am divorced.” “If I couldn’t make my marriage work I am a failure/no good/a horrible person..etc”.  These negative statements do nothing to help and everything to destroy your...

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10 Tips For Learning How To Love Yourself

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Raising Self-Esteem | 0 comments

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha.   There is nothing more important when it comes to living a fulfilling and rewarding life than self-love. While most people know this from a logical standpoint, it is sometimes a very difficult thing to do. Good questions to ask yourself are, “What are my obstacles to finding self-love?” “What does it take for me to actually show myself the love I know I deserve and crave?” Below I offer some tips to start your journey to truly getting the love you want from the most...

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Be Careful About What You Say To Yourself…Someone Is Listening!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Just for Teens, Raising Self-Esteem | 0 comments

If a friend says to you, “You look so cute in that dress!” …what would your first thought be? “No I don’t..She’s lying.” “Why is she saying that? I must look fat.”  Or do you say, “That was so nice of her to notice and point it out to me.” “Yea, I just saved up my babysitting money and finally was able to buy this dress I’ve been wanting for so long. I’m so glad she likes it too.” When you make a mistake on a test do you say, “What’s wrong with me?”  “That was so stupid of me!” “I’m gonna fail this class.” Or do you say, “It was only...

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What To Do When Mean Girls Are Mean To Your Daughter

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Parenting Children, Parenting Teens, Raising Self-Esteem | 0 comments

Last year I wrote an article, “Why Mean Girls Are Mean.” In that article I discussed research that showed some reasons why this phenomenon is ever-present in the lives of our girls (it happens to our boys too.) Some search for the power they feel when they put someone else down was well as a boost to their status in their peer group, or so they think. So what can we as parents do to help our daughters navigate this world that can seem sometimes cruel and isolating? Here are 4 suggestions that might help. Listen. If you are privileged enough to have a teenaged daughter that will actually...

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Why Teens Intentionally Hurt Themselves

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Cutting / Self-Injury, Just for Teens, Parenting Teens, Raising Self-Esteem | 0 comments

New research shows that self-harming behavior may be on the rise among teens. Those who do it say it’s a way to deal with emotional pain.  Please read this important and informative article for which I was interviewed. Why Teens Intentionally Hurt Themselves

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