Category Archives: Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Self-Assertiveness at the Workplace

Within an organization, self-assertiveness is required not merely to have a good idea but to develop it, fight for it, work to win supporters for it and do everything within one’s power to see that it gets translated into reality....

The Practice of Self-Assertiveness

For far too many people, self-assertiveness is a frightening concept. Yet self-assertion is a logical extension of self-esteem, because it requires a commitment to your right to exist, which proceeds from the knowledge that your life does not belong to...

Musings on Self-Responsibility

Having worked with people for so many years with the aim of building self-esteem, I have always been on the lookout for decisive moments in psychotherapy, instances when a “click” seems to occur in the client’s mind and new forward...

The Practice of Living Consciously

Living consciously is both a practice and a mindset. It can be thought of as a spiritually fulfilling orientation toward life. Clearly the practice of living consciously exists on a continuum. No one lives entirely unconsciously, just as no one...

When Self-Acceptance Feels Impossible

For a useful exercise, let us consider the following question: Suppose our negative reaction to some experience is so overwhelming that we feel we cannot practice self-acceptance with regard to it? In this case, the feeling, thought or memory is...

A Reflection on Personal Responsibility

No one owes you the fulfillment of your wishes. That may sound unduly harsh, but it is a reality that must be acknowledged and accepted. If you are unwilling to take responsibility for the attainment of your desires, they are...