How to handle shame and humiliation

Shame humiliation unashamed CaineThere are moments in life where we experience shame or humiliation.  Whether they happen to us as children or adults, we can’t escape these experiences.

But we can decide how we handle moments of shame and humiliation.

The first step toward dealing with these life situations is to recognize and acknowledge them as they happen.

Sometimes the source comes from the outside, where another causes our pain and sometimes the reason is within us, a recollection of past experiences.

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Physical Activity influences Life Satisfaction

phsical activity mental healthPenn State researchers found that people’s satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual. So extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution how to boost your self-esteem.

Satisfaction with life is just another expression why a high self-esteem is so important. Are you satisfied with your life? If not, this could be your solution.

“We found that people’s satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their daily physical activity,” said Jaclyn Maher, graduate student in kinesiology. “The findings reinforce the idea that physical activity is a health behavior with important consequences for daily well-being and should be considered when developing national policies to enhance satisfaction with life.”

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Esteem to the Grandmas and their Cuisine from around the World

Grandmothers and their cuisineIf grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips.

To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.

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Lessons on Life – Wisdom of Native Americans

Lessons of Life Native American WisdomI found this life story on the website of Masaru Emoto and liked it so much I want to share it with you.

There was an Indian Chief who had four sons.
He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly.
So he sent them each on a quest, in turn,
to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the Winter, the second in the Spring,
the third in Summer, and the youngest son in the Fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them
together to describe what they had seen.

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Esteem fills our Life with Life – Abraham Lincoln’s Wisdom

Fill Life with life Abraham Lincoln WisdomIt’s always up to us how we live our life.  Nobody else can take responsibility for how we live our life except ourselves.  This life wisdom is essential when it comes to being able to live a fulfilled life.

A fulfilled life is a life filled with life.  This may sound redundant – or overly simple.  Perhaps it was better expressed by Abraham Lincoln, who said: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

When we think about how we can create a fulfilled life we inevitably find the important role of esteem.  Esteem enriches our life in a very effective way because it makes us more conscious about ourselves as well as the world around us.  Esteem makes us sensitive toward the sense of human life.

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Simple definition of Esteem and Acknowledgement

Esteem definition AcknowledgmentEsteem is a deeply human sense to appreciate and acknowledge the uniqueness and the qualities of each single person.

Esteem is like love inseparable of humanity.

With esteem we see the good sides in people, we encourage them in their talents and on their way through life.

Esteem is about seeing others as they are in their core and not as they seem to be.

Esteem comes from the heart and goes to the heart.

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Express yourself creatively – unleash Creativity

Teaching creativity CourosThere is no doubt that being creative can boost self-esteem. Unfortunately with the changes in the education system, many art programs are being cut from public schools.

Attendance Record, located in Austin TX, provides a safe space where students are encouraged to express themselves creatively through songwriting and art.

They focus on building a community of learners where everyone involved can discover something unique about themselves.

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Behind every Name a Story – Positive Reinforcement

Positive ReinforcementIt doesn’t matter how old you are – you already have your own life story.  Behind your name stands your story, your life experiences, your memories.

Our development depends on different factors.  One of the most important positive reinforcements we can get on our life path is esteem.

When we get esteem from the persons who live with us we feel sheltered and accepted.   When we get esteem for our activities we feel encouraged and driven to do better.

It gives us a stable basis on which we can develop our life story.

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Self-esteem creates a Self-knowledge

Self knowledge voice of knowledgeWe ask ourselves who we are.  And we ask ourselves: what are we supposed to do with our life?

Before we answer this question we need to know what our talents are.  What do we really love to do?

Maybe for some people it’s not easy to answer this because so many of us have practical reasons for choosing a particular job.

Maybe we have to think back to our childhood or teenage years to find out what we loved to do.

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