self-esteem

Letting Your Light Shine Bright

There are many opportunities to shine bright in life. More often than not, life is a mix of pleasant experiences and many obstacles and struggles that may put you to the test. In order to shine, you must go through…

What’s Behind Excessive Modesty?

Modesty helps you connect with others in society. It doesn’t allow your achievements to overshadow those of other people. That being said, excessive modesty can do just the opposite. It can make relationships with the people around you more difficult.…

Wanting to Feel Important and Admired by Others

We all want others to think we’re special and important. This has nothing to do with being narcissistic or self-centered. In fact, it’s a completely legitimate and even healthy desire. However, wanting to feel important is different than actually being…

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) and Self-Esteem

Some people have a condition called hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) that almost always leads to embarrassment in social situations. Thus, it’s not surprising to hear that this excessive sweating problem could take a toll on people’s self-esteem. This Spanish-language article…

The Link Between the Hippocampus and Self-Esteem

The link between the hippocampus and self-esteem is very interesting. Your sense of identity is directly linked to this brain structure, your memories, and your internal narrative. Nobody knew how important this structure was until four centuries ago. At first,…

Mirror Exposure Therapy: What Is it About?

Mirror exposure therapy is a psychological technique for the body and soul. It helps to treat negative body image, reduce anxiety, and untie the knots that intensify depression. In brief, this is a highly effective strategy to help you love…

Don’t Be Where You Can’t Be Yourself

Don’t be where you can’t be yourself. Being loyal to your own identity and values and having self-respect is the most important thing. Life is already complicated enough, so you shouldn’t let others affect your self-esteem in order to forcefully make…

Developing a Friendship with Yourself

Developing a friendship with yourself is one of the best things you can do because the person who should love you and protect you the most is you. No matter what, you’re the only one who’s going to be with…

Beauty is Accepting Who You Are

There’s nothing more attractive than accepting who you are. There’s no greater satisfaction than discovering your value, strengths, and needs. Only then will you make the best decisions, decisions that will make you feel free and filled with that particular beauty…

The Dictatorship of Likes

Social media is here to stay. This new form of communication has completely revolutionized the way we understand the world. Although it has significant advantages, they have come at a high price for some people. That’s because some of us…

Seven of the Best Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Ernest Hemingway’s quotes have inspired many of his readers. He was an American writer and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for The Old Man and the Sea. Later on, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his complete work in 1954.…

How Social Networks Affect Our Self-Esteem

Nowadays, we share moments of our life on the Internet every day. We share photos, videos, and thoughts, hoping to receive ‘likes’ in return. But for what purpose? Do we need the approval of people we don’t see too often to…

Why Do We Like Going After Toxic People?

When we leave our self-esteem in the hands of people who enjoy controlling us and exerting their power over us, we may end up feeling like we want it back. Honestly, this is a clear representation of a lack of self-respect.…

How to Seem Confident During a Conversation

Sometimes, it’s essential to seem confident during a conversation. For example, when you have to negotiate or face a difficult work situation. However, confidence is something that doesn’t come to everyone that easily. There are many reasons why. Sometimes, it’s due…