Esteem for Jazz

History of Jazz Ted GioiaThe Jazz Appreciation Month JAM was created at the National Museum of American History in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz.

JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

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Esteem for Hungarian cuisine

Culinaria Hungary Aniko GergelyI know Hungary quite well. My parents came from Hungary and I lived there myself for one year. During that year I got to love the Hungarians, their traditions, the natural beauty of the country and the Hungarian cuisine even more than I did before this visit.

It is very easy for me to give esteem toward the country my parents came from and that’s very close to my heart.

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Self-esteem vs. self-sabotage

self sabotage get out of your own waySelf-sabotage is one of the many ways that keeps us from having a healthy and strong self-esteem. What does self-sabotaging mean?

We sabotage ourselves when we procrastinate for example. We get in our own way – sometimes more and sometimes less subtle. We also could call it our inner critical voice that keeps us from having a good self-esteem.

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Esteem for poems

A Child's Book of Poems FujikawaPoems can touch our hearts in a very subtle way.  Often we enjoy a poem without even knowing who wrote it.  Such is the case with popular music.

Poets aren’t as appreciated in our society as authors.  That makes public esteem given to every poet particularly important. A poet who receives esteem for his work can give this esteem back to other poets acknowledging their work.

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Self-esteem and music

Teaching Music to Children BielawskiMusic is one of the fundamental constants of society and has a universal effect on people.  From classical to rap, and everything in between, it’s a fact that music is important to humans.

Have you considered that music can have a very strong boosting effect on our self-esteem?  Playing an instrument, singing or just listening to music can create this positive effect.

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Biophilia as esteem toward nature

Biophilia Eward O. WilsonThe term Biophilia means “love of life or living systems”.  It was first used by German philosopher Erich Fromm who defined it as being attracted to all that is alive.

Biophilia describes something we all experience in our life: it’s our subconscious search for the connection to nature by enjoying the diversity of life on earth.  With other words:  human beings’ deep affiliation with nature must be rooted in our biology.

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Esteem for Tuscany

Rick Steves Tuscany 2017Tuscany belongs to the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Well, that’s me speaking. But I don’t think I’m alone with this opinion.

I was fortunate to make several visits to the Tuscany and was never disappointed. In the contrary, everything seems to be there for beauty and discovery. Tuscany is rich on natural beauty but also art, history and all sorts of food and wines.

It’s easy to give esteem to Tuscany.

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Esteem for Women’s World Banking

Women's World Banking Michaela Walsh

Women’s World Banking WWB is a global network of 54 microfinance providers and banks working in 30 countries.  WWB provides support, advice, training and information.

The goal of WWB is to alleviate global poverty by expanding the economic assets, participation and power of the poor, especially women.

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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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