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  • Self-Esteem vs. Narcissism

    Self-esteem differs from narcissism in that it represents an attitude built on accomplishments we’ve mastered, values we’ve adhered to, and care we’ve shown toward others.

  • Changing Your Body Image Once and for All

    People’s views of their bodies are not only cruel but inaccurate.

  • Your Child’s Self Esteem Starts With You

    Every reaction we express (consciously and unconsciously) is absorbed by them, helping them shape their view of the world and of themselves. Therefore, really improving our parenting means gaining a better understanding of ourselves.

  • Challenge Your Critical Inner Voice

    We are all aware of those nagging thoughts and doubts that increase our nervousness and interfere with our performance at various times. However, most of us are unaware that these sneering, belittling self-criticisms are only the tip of an iceberg.

Low self-esteem is a problem that plagues almost everyone. Even seemingly confident or narcissistic individuals often struggle with a side of themselves that is self-critical, self-shaming, even self-hating. Every person is divided between a part of themselves that is on their own side and a part of themselves that acts as an internal enemy. This inner coach tends to comment on our every move, keeping us from going after what we want or accomplishing our goals. In this section, you can start to understand how this inner critic is formed and how it influences your life. Learn ways to identify and challenge this inner critic that hurts your self-esteem, so you can live the life you desire.

The Many Benefits Of Self-Compassion

Our sense of self is often a divided thing. Most of us have a side in us that is “on our own team.” It encourages and supports us. It helps us fight for what we want and believes in what ...

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Self-Compassion: A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff

A Conversation with Dr. Kristin Neff hosted by Dr. Lisa Firestone – Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice ...

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I Hate My Body: Dealing with Poor Body Image

In the age of selfies and social media, we hear a lot about the rise of narcissism in modern society. Yet, with this increased importance placed on appearance, we need equally worry about the epidemic of poor body image. A ...

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How to Stop Anxiety

Those of us who struggle with anxiety know how it can undermine us. We feel it impair our abilities, lower our spirits and limit the very quality of our lives. Yet, most of us have a hard time challenging our ...

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Overcoming Insecurity

A CE Webinar with Dr. Lisa Firestone – Having a healthy self-perception has been said to predict our health and well-being. Yet, staggering statistics continue to show our struggle with insecurity. A national report revealed that 7 in 10 girls don’t believe ...

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What is Body Image?

“Body image.” These are two words that have recently become commonplace in the media, whether they are used positively…or negatively. When you put the words together, what do they really mean? Do they conjure feelings of security, love, and value, ...

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Why We Won’t Let Ourselves Be Happy

When it comes to our own happiness, many of us are familiar with the pattern of taking two steps forward, one step back. For example, if we want to lose weight, we may find that after having some success, which ...

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Are You Overthinking Everything?

At any given point in life, it is possible to direct our thoughts in such a way that changes our perception of the same set of circumstances from bright and sunny to dark and stormy. Take a first date, for ...

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