Just Start a New Story

You are in charge of your own stories. You can tell yourself you are worthless or you can tell yourself you are worthy. Simple right? Oftentimes, not so much… Today, as part of Just Start (& self-esteem continued...) month, I'm sharing how mindfulness, vulnerability, and creativity can help you Just Start a new story....more

Self-Love Manifesto

It is a radical idea to love yourself.  Don’t believe me?  There are entire industries devoted to making you insecure of your physical attributes.  It has been said that, “In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself [and I would add, loving yourself] is a rebellious act.”  It’s radical.  We so easily internalize these negative messages from the media, our friends, our family, our loved ones – people and inst...more

How-To Let Go of Low Self-Esteem

Meditation has really been a transformative practice in helping me build my own self-esteem. Today, I'm going to share some background on the tough topic of self-esteem, I'll share some ways meditation has helped me with my self-esteem, and how you can start your own meditation practice....more

Lose Self-Doubt and SPARKLE


They Like Me! (Or Maybe They Don't. And I Don't Care.)

Image Credit: Spirit Science http://thespiritscience.net/ Most of us want to be liked, right?  It's human nature, isn't it, to crave acceptance, to want to be part of a tribe?  But worrying about whether people like you can be debilitating....more

Gosh, You’re Attractive

It’s true.Sometimes it may feel like how good-looking a person is (or isn’t) is the only thing that ever mattered in the world.  But guess what?  It’s not your features that make you attractive.  Nope, it’s not your body, either.Your physical appearance has almost nothing to do with how attractive you are.  Soak that in for a minute.  I think this is important, so I’m going to say it again:...more

The Growth Of Me

 As a disturbed teen (typical, with voices in my head) I always used to think that I will forever reside in the labyrinth of thoughts in my head - never growing as a huma...more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Chin Up, Dear!

Image Courtesy of Janine Truitt and Gap, Inc.Series Introduction...more

You aren't that good at this; and that's OK

You're at a party. Not a children's birthday party (for a change) but a party with only grownups. Some of the guests are talking about politics, others are talking about their new hobbies or careers and still others are discussing literature. You find yourself chatting with a person who has lived an extraordinary life. As they continue talking you learn how they have had success at sports, in the business world and in their family life. They tell you about the places they've traveled to....more

Worthiness & A Legacy to My Daughter

As a child, I was “blessed” with an overwhelming sense of compassion for others; as I grew older that was unfortunately paired with indescribable feelings of worthlessness.I pretty much assured my place at the bottom of my own priority list.All of my relationships (be they familial, friendships, intimate relationships) have all felt one-sided, with me feeling like I care more about them than they do me. Of course this was (is) never the case, but my deflated self-esteem convinced me I was the lesser important of the two, and so my own happiness remained low on the list....more