Our self-esteem or positive self concept, and how well and deeply we value ourselves, and impacts how fully we can live and realize our talents. The horrific experience of abuse interests me as a creativity researcher for how it can distort awareness and self concept in such destructive ways, and how much it can shut […]
How does our critical inner dialogue affect our creativity, self confidence and other parts of our life? Can we learn to change our self-limiting inner critical voice and use more supportive thoughts to motivate ourselves and improve low self esteem? ~~~~~ Elizabeth Gilbert on Blind spots and self-compassion. I’ve been thinking for the last few […]
Do you have a healthy level of self-esteem and self confidence? Or not so much? Our self-concept, positive self-regard and simply confidence, are key influences on how fully we realize our talents and live our lives. ~~~~~ What can we do to nurture healthy self-esteem, self-appreciation, self-compassion? The Self-Acceptance Summit ran from Sep 11 – 20, […]
Do you express yourself creatively – or in other ways – as fully and authentically as you want? If you’re like most of us, the answer is No. For one thing, our inner dialogue can be less than helpful or encouraging.
“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Psychologist William James
Our needs for attention and appreciation may be basic, and grounded in survival as a child, but for some people, those needs are especially potent….