Self-Esteem Essential Reads

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A Gift from Mothers to Daughters

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Beauty Sick
The messages we hear about women and beauty make it hard to have healthy attitudes toward our bodies. But we can make certain those messages stop at our own front door.

Do Selfies Make Us Self-Conscious?

A new study explores how taking and sharing selfies can make us more attuned to how others’ see us.

Being Parents of a Perfectionist

Being parents of a perfectionist: For some parents it’s a dream, for others a nightmare. For the kids, it trends toward the latter.
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Do You Love a Narcissist?

It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. They cast a spell, but once you're hooked, the relationship revolves around them, and things change for the worse.
Carl Pickhardt Ph. D.

Adolescents, Parents, and the Power of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem not only defines a person, but that definition can influence perception and motivation to the good or not so good.

4 Ways to Bring Self-Esteem to Your Romantic Relationship

When one or both members of a romantic union feel positively about themselves romantic bliss becomes less elusive. Here are 4 ways to work on your self-esteem in your relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Honoring the Self

Honoring the self is an essential way we can show love to others. When we listen to our bodies, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses and analyses, we have roadmaps to loving.

If People Only Knew

So many of us fear what we - and others - will find at our core. Why is there such an epidemic of shame in our culture?

Amp Up Your Parenting Power Through Fitness

Being a good parent is hard. Exercise can make you an even better one.
Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW

How and When to Discuss Adoption With Your Child

Are you ready for your child's questions about their adoption? Having confidence and pride in the story of how you became a family is essential to a child's healthy development.

Interpersonal Attraction

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on March 24, 2017 in A Sideways View
What has evolutionary science to say about physical attractiveness?

Are You in a Toxic Relationship?

If a pattern of toxic love describes your relationship, there is a way out of this spiral. Here are four signs that suggest your relationship very well may be toxic.

Is Your Self-Esteem Too High to Be Successful?

By Rob Henderson on March 20, 2017 in After Service
Self-esteem can be dangerous. Here is a better option backed by research.

Love Bombing: Have You Ever Been the Target?

Think you've found your "soul mate," in a matter of weeks? You might be a victim of love bombing. Learn how to spot the warning signs, and how to recover fast and forever.

How to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

Want to have a healthier relationship? Start with yourself.

13 Ways to Turn Insecurities Into Relationship Strengths

Recognizing your weaknesses doesn’t have to get in the way of your relationship satisfaction, according to new research on the value of self-security.

5 Things Not to Do If You Find Out Your Partner Is Cheating

Here are 5 ways to NOT react when you discover your partner is cheating on you.

Why Do People Lie?

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on February 20, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Everyone lies, some to save face, others to deceive for personal gain. This blog explores white lies, those untruths we say to preserve our value in the eyes of someone else.
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Is Self-Love Healthy or Narcissistic?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 in The Clarity
Can you love yourself without being a narcissist? Research shows you how.

3 Secrets for Silencing Your Inner Critic

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Adaptation
3 secrets for silencing your inner critic.

Terror, Love, and Brainwashing

By The Book Brigade on February 02, 2017 in The Author Speaks
Cults and brainwashing are more common than you might think. The best defense is educating children about the dangers of manipulative people and the techniques they use.

Jonathan Friesen: The Power of Unconditional Positive Regard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 01, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Jonathan Friesen knows the power of unconditional positive regard. Throughout his life, Friesen has suffered from both Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy...

Self-Compassion, Growth Mindset, and the Benefits of Failure

By Christopher Bergland on January 30, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A groundswell of new research reaffirms the importance of believing that intelligence is never fixed, practicing self-compassion, and embracing the hidden benefits of failure.

Childhood Roots of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Can you tell if a child is a budding narcissist? Warning signs that self-worth is getting dangerous.

The Freedom of Yes

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on January 07, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
In the trance of unworthiness we're locked into a sense of falling short and the fear of failing. How can we wake from this trance and come home to the truth of who we are?

2017: The Year To Break Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on January 02, 2017 in Adaptation
Instead of justifying why you shouldn’t take that leap, see if you can convince yourself about why you should.

Why Some People Are Reluctant to Be Self-Compassionate

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on December 31, 2016 in In Love and War
Does the idea of treating yourself with kindness make you feel uncomfortable? A recent study sheds light on why that might be.

The Key to Overcoming Insecurity

There are many possible sources of insecurity, but, according to new research, there’s one easy way to make those feelings go away.

5 Steps to Breaking Up When It Just Has to Be Done

If you have been unhappy in your relationship and if you have tried to work through your unhappiness with your partner but to no avail, allow yourself to do what needs to be done.

Why Reveal Your Disability or ‘Hidden Identity’ at Work?

Recent research suggests keeping things concealed may not be best.