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Posts Tagged ‘Self-Perception’

Face-to-Face with Your Fear and Anxiety

“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” Mark Twain In many ways we may try to get rid of our fears and phobias by taking medication (or alcohol and drugs), going to psychotherapy, reciting affirmations, listening to hypnosis tapes, or by simply avoiding environments where we feel too […]

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Reframing Approach Anxiety

Approach anxiety is a common phenomenon that occurs when we want to initiate a conversation with a new person but don’t because of fear or worry. Often times these fears and worries stem from our belief system and perspective. But once we learn how to “reframe” these situations – by looking at them from a […]

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Healthy Self-Esteem: An Alternative to Self-Pity vs. Narcissism

There is no doubt in my mind that many men and women live their lives with very low self-esteem. They think that they are inadequate in achieving their own dreams, goals, and values; thus, they find themselves in a constant state of self-pity, disappointment, or even self-hate. The problem with this view is that it […]

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You Are Not Your Mental Disorder

Individuals should be cautious not to fully identify with their mental disorder. Instead, they should leave themselves open to expand themselves by creating new meaning in their lives.

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