Sample Chapter from my Book "Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image"

Chapter 5- The Reality Show I am a six or seven out of 10 on the scale of self-esteem.I am not some teenage girl on the Disney Channel who writes in a diary and cries about a boy who doesn’t like her. No, that’s not deep enough. That downgrades my issues.I don’t have a diary.I don’t write, “Dear diary, so-and-so doesn’t like me back.”No – when I have a bad day, I scream, punch pillows, and listen to angry music at the highest volume until everything else fades away.Or I smoke weed....more

Sample Chapter from my Book "Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image"

Chapter 5- The Reality Show I am a six or seven out of 10 on the scale of self-esteem.I am not some teenage girl on the Disney Channel who writes in a diary and cries about a boy who doesn’t like her. No, that’s not deep enough. That downgrades my issues.I don’t have a diary.I don’t write, “Dear diary, so-and-so doesn’t like me back.”No – when I have a bad day, I scream, punch pillows, and listen to angry music at the highest volume until everything else fades away....more

Is it Self-doubt or Low Self-esteem?

Everyone has those moments.  Moments in which you’re not certain if you’re doing the right thing or making the right choice.  Moments in which you think back to that thing you said at the party and wish you could take it back, but you can’t.  There are times when you question whether or not you used good judgment or acted too impulsively due to anger or fear or something else....more

Why Sarah Cuts. (The ugly side of low self-esteem.)

 My interview with a 16 year old cutter....more

How Volunteering Builds Self-Esteem

Many teens today do have healthy self-esteem.  I find teens that engage in one of 3 specific activities to have the highest self-esteem and the most positive self-regard. Theses activities center around doing for others and/or have a higher purpose beyond self....more

How to Rebuild Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is basically how we see ourselves in relation to others. It’s not fixed, which means it’s changeable. We all have good days and bad days, but every day is a new opportunity for changing or repairing our self-esteem. To treat ourselves right.  Here are just 5 quick tips that will help repair your self-esteem.1. Have a positive outlook...more

How Teens Define Self-Esteem

I love to ask teen girls to define self-esteem. Some of them give very poignant definitions of self-esteem. They mention how they feels about  themselves and how others view them as well....more

The RAISE Technique for Building Healthy Teen Self-Esteem

 R - ResilienceA - AttitudeI - IndependenceS - Self-respectE - EmpowermentFor many of us, we have daily struggles at home, at work, as well as in our social lives. For adults, managing many of these relationships can be difficult....more

The Truth Behind Teen Dating Violence

 My interview with a victim of teen dating violence....more

“Guest Blog” Miss Piggy,The Story of a Bullied Girl

I am originally from Eastern Europe. I came to America 7 years ago. I was bullied and emotionally tortured by the popular kids in my classes....more