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Self-esteem and pets

Happy Play Between People and DogsIt may sound odd to connect self-esteem with pets.  But let’s take a closer look at the effect pets have on us. Pets make us feel good, no doubt about that.  But where is the connection to our self-esteem?  There are two points that bring self-esteem and pets together.

There are numerous studies proving that healing of illnesses increases when pets are around patients.  It’s also known that only stroking the silky fur of a cat or bunny can lower our blood pressure.

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Self-esteem and self-dignity

Influential Habits for Mental Change and DignityWe can explain self-esteem as the feeling of dignity we have about ourselves.  Self-dignity is something we can’t get or lose through an outer force.  It’s at the untouchable core of our being.

Self-dignity has to do with our being unique.  We can’t compare ourselves to others because there is nobody else like us.  When we say this we don’t mean it in a selfish and competitive way.  When we acknowledge our being unique we also acknowledge the uniqueness of everybody else.

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Esteem and body language

Allan Pease Body LanguageContinuing our post about Self-esteem and body language we look at how body language expresses esteem.

Esteem as a social and altruistic attitude points toward a body language we use in social situations.

There are some cultural differences in how we express esteem.  We just have to ask ourselves how we show respect toward others.

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Esteem and success

Napoleon Hill SuccessWhat is it about success that makes everybody want to have it?

Let’s take a look at the moments in our life where we experienced success.  It can be success in our job, in a relationship, in hobby or sport – wherever we achieved success it was just a great feeling.  We want to repeat it as often as possible.

In our search for this repeat-craving life moment we ask ourselves: what positive feeling do we exactly experience when we achieve success?

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Self-esteem in each cell of our body

Heston Unlimited SelfIn Wikipedia I read that self-esteem encompasses beliefs, emotions and behavior, it comprises our whole personality.

Self-esteem doesn’t depend on external actions or experiences.  Contrarily, it is the manner of handling external actions.  How you act, how you think, how you feel, every move of your personality is an expression of your self-esteem.

I like the picture of having self-esteem in each cell of our body. It makes self-esteem corporal and mental at the same time. With all our cells we live and express self-esteem. Everybody should have a highly developed self-esteem.

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Wayne W. Dyer on Savoir vivre

Wayne Dyer Pulling your own StringsSavoir vivre is a French expression which means being casual in dealing with other people and with life situations.

We can choose to live savoir vivre each day.  We can be querulous and make other people unhappy.  Or we can be friendly and make others smile because they feel accepted.

Making other people happy is a sign that we use esteem as basis of our savoir vivre.

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