Overcoming Shyness

It can seem like such a minor thing to label something as ‘shyness’. It makes it sound like it is no big deal. However, if we look at the missed opportunities and the loneliness and isolation that can come from shyness we can see that it is no minor thing....

Keys to Self Empowerment: Self Worth

Self Worth, as I like to define it, is the sense of value we have for our own self. Self Worth is really about how much we like ourselves, and comes from feeling good about ourselves in a way which is fairly independent of what we do and how successful we are in the...

Self Respect: a Hidden Key to Self Esteem

In many of the models and approaches to developing self esteem there seems to me to be something missing. That something missing is the self respect which come from feeling good about what we are doing. No matter how much we like ourselves, or how confident we are in...

Self Esteem is Like Baking a Cake

One of the things which makes self esteem tricky to define as that it does not come directly from what we do. It comes out indirectly. It is a bit like baking a cake. To bake a cake we have to get the ingredients mix them up and then let the oven do its job. Self...