Don’t *Should* On Yourself!

Don’t *Should* On Yourself!

Yoga class. Downward dog. As my hands push into the floor and my legs quiver in response to a deep stretch, I begin to wonder… Am I doing this right? Are my legs and arms where they’re supposed to be? In an instant my attention is off my mat. My eyes and mind...
9 Ways To Help Teen Girls Find Their Voice

9 Ways To Help Teen Girls Find Their Voice

Whoever said being a 14 year old girl is easy probably hasn’t been a 14 year old girl!  The struggle she has to go through to find her True Self and still be accepted can cause many a teen girl to lose her voice. The article How Can We Help Young Girls Stay...

Seven Rules for Surviving an Abusive Boss

A few years ago I wrote this piece originally for PsychCentral. The message is still relevant today. ~***~ At the interview for my first professional job, my future boss asked me, “I notice you’re married. Are you planning to get pregnant?” After I picked my jaw off...
8 Ways to Ask: To Selfie Or Not To Selfie?

8 Ways to Ask: To Selfie Or Not To Selfie?

Editor’s Note: Here’s Nicole with some ideas about how to selfie in a way that grows your self-esteem! ~***~ Selfie: Noun: an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks (Merriam-Webster) Imagine that...
7 Ways to be Nice to Yourself

7 Ways to be Nice to Yourself

  Many people complain that whatever they do it isn’t ever good enough. Then they get a rash of “I get so angry at myself” –itis. Who is their harshest critic? You guessed it. They beat themselves up with what amounts to verbal self-abuse. Boy,...
New Year Resolutions & Our Self-Esteem

New Year Resolutions & Our Self-Esteem

Resolution |noun|  1. a firm decision to do or not do something. I am not a big fan of the New Year’s Resolution. Because I failed at keeping mine year after year, leaving me feeling quite depleted, I finally figured out resolutions are best avoided. I have New...