Tag: self esteem

Volunteering’s Not-so-Fringe Benefits

As a teen, how can you protect yourself from bullying? Start by widening your circle of friends and acquaintances and getting involved with activities that support and strengthen your self-esteem and self-respect. Volunteering can accomplish both goals. You feel good about yourself when you’re doing something good for others. Volunteers (and all people with strong …

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Creativity as a Pathway to Self-Esteem

When young women suffer hurt, many seek negative outlets for their pain: Self-criticism, self-harm, unhealthy habits like eating disorders, smoking and excessive drinking. Perhaps surprisingly, creativity is both a protection from and a solution to healing those hurts. Creativity and self-esteem are directly linked. In her blog, Doorway-to-Self-Esteem.com, May Bleeker talks about some of the …

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Making the Mind-Body Connection

Guest post by Charlie Page There is a fundamental connection between the mind and body when it comes to self-esteem and self-respect. As a fitness specialist, I have always found it truly remarkable how many women say to me that their whole identity of who they are, where they fit in the world and what they …

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The Green-Eyed Monster Lurking Online

There’s a powerful scene at the end of The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin’s film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. By the film’s end, Zuckerberg has everything associated with success – money, fame, power. Everything except a meaningful relationship. He stares at a Facebook photo of his ex and tries repeatedly – unsuccessfully – to “friend” …

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We Love New York

If it takes a village to raise a child, what do you get when an entire city decides to help raise young girls’ self-esteem? A whole lotta love, certainly from us. New York City is unique in the U.S. with its $330,000 campaign to boost girls’ self-esteem. The program is dubbed the NYC Girls Project, …

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