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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Healthy Self Esteem for a healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

Part 2 of 6 Part Series on Self Esteem
Dr. Kimberley
"Be Happy & Healthy with Dr. Kimberley"

Poor Self-Esteem vs. Healthy Self-Esteem


People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them. Even then, the good feeling (from a good grade, scoring in the game, being flirted with, etc.) can be temporary.

Healthy self-esteem is based on our ability to assess ourselves accurately (know ourselves) and still be able to accept and to value ourselves unconditionally. This means being able to realistically acknowledge our strengths and limitations (which is part of being human) and at the same time accepting ourselves as worthy and worthwhile without conditions or reservations.

In your heart of hearts, do you have poor self-esteem or Healthy Self-Esteem? Even the best of us has a moment of doubt, hesitation or feeling of "Maybe I'm just not good enough". The true measure is ...... Does that moment come and then quickly fade or does it linger on and become a perpetuating thought?

In my daily practice as a healer and coach, it is evident that many of lifes challenges stem from the root issue of self esteem. I am writing this six part series to show how healthy self esteem can be the springboard to a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Six part series - Self Esteem
  1. What is Self Esteem
  2. Poor Self Esteem vs Healthy Self Esteem
  3. Where does Self Esteem come from?
  4. The Faces & Consequences of Low Self Esteem
  5. The Faces & Consequences of Healthy Self Esteem
  6. 3 Steps to Change Your Self Esteem

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