News Flash: It's Actually OK To Be Proud of Yourself

I’m pretty self-deprecating.  I don’t do it to fish for compliments; I honestly just happen to enjoy making fun of myself (let’s face it; I also provide plenty of material).  I ALSO have a tendency to be overly modest; again, it’s not a facade or an ‘act,’ I just don’t pat myself on the back too often.  ...more

'Nobody Can Love You Until You Love Yourself' Is Bullsh*t

Positivity is a powerful force for good. Even as the ways of the world have made cynicism and pessimism more prevalent (and not without reason), building people up will always do more for them than breaking them down. ...more

The Monster in the Mirror

For a year or so of my life, whenever I looked in the mirror I did not see myself looking back. There was a monster hidden in my mirror in the place of my reflection, a pale-faced, hollow-eyed, greasy-haired nightmare with out-of-proportion limbs and ugly spotted skin.I would stare in disbelief and hunt for myself in there, looking for the girl I used to know; bright eyed and ambitious, waiting for me each morning with a smile. But the monster had taken her place....more

News Flash: You Don't Need These Kinds of People In Your Life

“Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.”― Michael Bassey Johnson  ...more

If I Knew Then: Things I'd Tell My Younger, Dumber Selves

I've been doing some thinking about what I'd tell my younger, dumber selves, I suppose because my present self needs the help too. It's funny how I can learn something--sometimes over and over again--and still need reminding about it....more

3 Practical Steps to Having a Positive Body Image

Despite the popular cliché that “it’s what’s inside that matters most,” the truth is that many women actually care (and sometimes worry) about what’s outside as well.The tendency to be obsessed by the slim body, flat tummy, long flowing hair and glowing, spot-free skin of the models on the covers of fashion magazines is one that few women fall short of....more
I guess I don't look at my face closely when I'm getting ready in front of the mirror. I noticed ...more


Flats of various colors and designs  Tank tops with cardigans  Curly hair  Long legs  ...more


To my daughter,...more

Pleasing the powerful parent

Who is the more powerful parent in your household? Yes, yes, parenthood should be an equal partnership between two people, but we all know the truth: One parent in the household simply ends up doing more. And that parent is the one who may be influencing their child's self esteem the most....more

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