The Benefits of Improving Your Low Self-Esteem

The Benefits of Improving Your Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem refers to the overall view you have of yourself – how you feel about yourself, your qualities and your weaknesses.

If you have healthy self-esteem, you feel secure, worthwhile and generally have good relationships with others.

On the other hand, with low self-esteem, you tend to put little value on your opinions and ideas, and believe you are not deserving of the respect of others. You frequently doubt and underestimate yourself and your abilities and worry that you aren’t “good ...

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Mindfulness Meditation: A Self-Induced Technique To Help You Maintain Your General Well-Being

Mindfulness Meditation: A Self-Induced Technique To Help You Maintain Your General Well-Being

Meditation, a mindfulness-based activity originating from South Asian cultures, has become increasingly popular in Western cultures over the years, and has been gradually distancing itself from the religious context in which it is traditionally practiced. The mindfulness meditation technique encourages us to pay attention to our wandering reflections or feelings as they drift through the mind. The intention is not to get involved with our thoughts, but rather to observe them in an open, accepting and non-judgmental manner. Through mindfulness ...

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Understanding Postpartum Depression

Understanding Postpartum Depression

Although references to postpartum depression date back as far as the 4th century BC, it has not always been recognized as a disorder and continues to be under-diagnosed.
If you are suffering from postpartum depression, remember that you are not alone and that you are not to blame – up to 20% of new mothers experience postpartum depression. Women suffering from postpartum depression tend to experience the following symptoms:
• Despondency
• Sadness
• Feelings of inadequacy
• Guilt
• ...

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Understanding Anxiety: What Happens During a Panic Attack?

Understanding Anxiety: What Happens During a Panic Attack?

A common reason for consultation by clients in my practice is the experience of having panic attacks. More often than not, they have been referred a doctor after visiting the emergency for fear of having a heart attack.

Therefore, clients’ first reason for seeking help is not necessarily because they suspect that they might be suffering from an anxiety problem but because they fear the worst for their physical health. Given the prevalence of this phenomenon, it becomes important ...

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Give It All You’ve Got!

Give It All You’ve Got!

I was recently reminded of something I heard at a seminar and decided that the message was so powerful that it was worth sharing here. The seminar was given to a group of mothers. However, I personally think that the context is irrelevant. I believe the message conveyed at the seminar to be (almost) universally true.

We all give our 100%. Always.

The thing is – what that 100% is changes day by day. On some days we just are ...

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