Self-esteem consists of three elements

Schiraldi The Self-Esteem WorkbookSelf-esteem consists of three elements: unconditional love, unconditional worth and growth This means a deep, quiet inner security that is not easily shaken under duress or after a disappointing performance. Individuals with healthy self-esteem are humble and recognize all people’s worth, according to Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., author of The Self-Esteem Workbook.

His good news are that there are these successful strategies for strengthening self-esteem.

Continue reading Self-esteem consists of three elements

Esteem for learning from childhood through old age

Frost Memory TrainingReading books, writing and generally participating in brain-stimulating activities at any age preserves not only memory but also keeps you young and fit.

A research suggests that exercising your brain from childhood through old age is important for brain health in old age. It found that people who participated in mentally stimulating activities until late in life had a slower rate of decline in memory compared to those who did not participate in such activities across their lifetime.

Continue reading Esteem for learning from childhood through old age

Esteem for Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

White The Pow Wow Trailhe term Pow Wow comes from the Algonquin nation of the Eastern Woodlands, meaning “a gathering of spiritual leaders.”  Originally, Indian tribes held celebrations to commemorate successful hunts or harvests. Many tribes had ceremonial dances to prepare for war and to celebrate victories. The old tribal War Dance as it was known and is still called today, evolved over the last four or five decades into a contemporary social dance and the pow wow into a social gathering and celebration time.

Continue reading Esteem for Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

Learn to tolerate your self-esteem

Brown Gifts of ImperfectionThis might sound a little out there “Learn to tolerate your self-esteem”, but it actually nails it.

Low self-esteem is usually due to a psychological attachment to being perceived in a negative light. By constantly seeing you in a negative light you learned a powerful lesson – that your existence is a negative.

The real problem though lies in the fact that as child you trusted the opinion of others and now you continue to trust the judgments of others. At this point, the black hole of negativity in your psyche is quite powerful and you may have a very difficult time shaking the emotional attachment to all the negativity.

Continue reading Learn to tolerate your self-esteem

Esteem for our wildlife

wildlife refuge

Our visit of the Wildlife Refuge in Vermont made me think of the important mission of the National Wildlife Refuge Association which is: To conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect, enhance, and expand the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries that secure its ecological integrity.

Continue reading Esteem for our wildlife

How positively do we see others?

Rohm Positive Personality ProfilesDid you ever watch yourself when you speak about others?  The kind of how you speak about others and how you see others reveals more about yourself than about the persons.

How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are.  A person’s tendency to describe others in positive terms is an important indicator of the positivity of the person’s own personality traits.

Continue reading How positively do we see others?

Happiness without TV

Kromar Living without the Screen

“TV doesn’t really seem to satisfy people over the long haul the way that social involvement or reading a newspaper does,” says University of Maryland sociologist John P. Robinson. “It’s more passive and may provide escape – especially when the news is as depressing as the economy itself. The data suggest to us that the TV habit may offer short-run pleasure at the expense of long-term malaise.”

 

Continue reading Happiness without TV

Facebook lowers self-esteem and well-being

Facebook LogoutI mean who is really surprised by the impact of Facebook on self-esteem? In Europe the activities in Facebook are declining, which is widely discussed in books, ebooks and articles.

A study made by University Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross confirms that Facebook use predicts decline in happiness. Ethan Kross says: “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result—it undermines it.”

Continue reading Facebook lowers self-esteem and well-being

Esteem and happiness

C.G. JungHappiness is a gift.  Happiness is also a matter of personal choice. What’s happening to us in the outside world is often an inside job.

We can approach daily circumstances with an attitude of our choosing.  When esteem is an important part of our life we generally choose to be joyful.  This joyful inner attitude will attract the outward experience of happiness. Therefore the pursuit of happiness is actually an inward journey.  It’s up to us to keep our attitude joyful by living esteem daily. Our inner joy leads to happiness for us and for other people.

Who else than C.G. Jung can be consulted to this theme!

Continue reading Esteem and happiness

An esteemful life purpose

Finding your PurposeThere are as many life purposes as people on earth.  But there is only one life purpose which we could call to be universally human: it’s happiness.

This little story explains it:

When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down “happy”.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.

Continue reading An esteemful life purpose