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Thinking About “Should” Statements

Thinking About “Should” Statements

“Should” statements often represent expectations and requirements…and can often precipitate depression and make it worse. As an example, depressive feelings can increase among individuals who believe “I should not feel depressed. I should be over these feelings already. I should be able to feel better.” When these “should” statements are consistent, they can […]

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Dealing with Insecurity

Dealing with Insecurity

Human beings are like sponges…from the moment we are born, we take in information, and most of this information affects us on some level. Everything that we see, experience and decide molds our self-concept. We have all been hurt, disappointed or rejected at some point in our […]

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Core Beliefs, Rational Responses and Self-Esteem

Today I came across a quote which I thought was worth sharing, as it directly relates to the topic of self-esteem: respond “Letting circumstances or others determine worth gives them inappropriate control and power.” (Anonymous) It is important to recognize and replace self-defeating thoughts…having a sense of […]

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Self-Esteem Improvement Tips

Self-esteem can be a confusing term…and I often work with my clients to carefully boil down what it means to them. Self-esteem simply means accepting and appreciating yourself for who you are…faults and all! Individuals with a healthy self-esteem are able to feel good about themselves for who […]

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