Self-esteem

There Is A Dark Side To Getting Older

My death is imminent. I have now passed the life expectancy for Canadian men of 80.2 years. I am a statistic. I have a 1% chance of reaching 90. No …

Canadian News

Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

Emporia, Kansas is home to rolling prairies, wheat fields, and the world's biggest frisbee golf tournament.<p>But the reason we went there: the National Teacher Hall of Fame, which gives the place it's most revered title, Teacher Town USA.<p>In 1989 the members of the Emporia local school board and …

Hall of Fame

Attitude of Gratitude: Why Being Grateful Can Improve Every Part of Your Life

We all want to be happier.<p>Heck, that’s why many of us started writing: we want to build happier, more balanced lives that don’t involve slogging …

Happiness

How to Protect Your Self-Esteem After Having a Baby

Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A team of researchers tracked nearly 85,000 women through their pregnancies and beyond, and found that …

Cool Stuff

Why the advertising industry should cheer new rules on gender stereotypes

Britain’s advertising watchdog is introducing tough new standards, which could ban adverts which feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes. This …

Gender

Time For A Reality Check On Reality TV Shows

There's little doubt that reality TV shows have become the nation's guilty pleasure, offering escapism and voyeurism. However, as contestants become more 'telegenic', perfectly formed and, reportedly, cosmetically enhanced, the growing dominance of these programmes seems to be doing little for …

Reality TV

Have A Self Pep Talk To Boost Your Self-Esteem and Start Your Morning

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Parenting

One Sleepless Night You'll Ask Yourself: Should I Get A Divorce?

Do you toss and turn in your bed each night, struggling to find the answer to the question <i>"Should I get a divorce or separate?"</i> Regardless of your …

Relationships

9 Ways Your Mindset Derails Your Success

More and more, evidence points to the power of mindset as a source of our failures and our successes. What differentiates those who are successful …

Self-improvement

The Very Real Psychological Benefits Of Cooking For Other People

A little altruism can go a long way.<p>In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Sure, baking for other people can be fun (and beneficial, it turns out), but cooking meals can feel more like a chore. People are always looking for ways to make …

Mindfulness

Yeah, I’ve Thought About It: Autism and Suicide

A recent story stated that 66 percent of newly diagnosed adults with Asperger’s syndrome contemplate suicide.<p>Let’s think about that for a …

Autism

Eh, Chicks Still Get Mad at Guys For Looking at Porn?

Looking at porn isn’t something people typically discuss openly. It’s private, still a bit taboo and, in some circles, highly frowned upon. One of …

Relationships

A Quick Fix for Low Self-Esteem

Sometimes it happens to even the best of us. We aren’t watching for it, we aren’t expecting it, but suddenly it overwhelms us like a tsunami. In a …

Evangelical Christianity

How to Cope a Sudden Loss of Confidence

Source: Unsplash.<p>People commonly talk about low self-esteem, but less is said about fluctuating self-esteem. Many people (myself included!) flit …

Self-improvement

Have faith in self esteem.

The dominant religion of our age is feminism, and feminism means placing your faith in self esteem. More specifically, feminism means placing your …

Feminism

Lovehacker: Antidepressants Are Stopping My Boyfriend From Ejaculating

Image: iStock<p>Dear Lovehacker, My boyfriend has been on anti-depressants for about 6 months and they have improved nearly every aspect of his life. …

Mental Health

Books That Teach Body Positivity To Your Kids

The body-positive movement might be relatively new, but that doesn't mean it's not important. The movement encourages people to accept every body as …

Canadian News

Kids Who Stick to This Activity for 2 Years Have Higher Self-Esteem, According to Science

Get your kids started with this today. They will thank you later.<p>Parents want what's best for their kids. And most do whatever they can to help their children thrive as adults by preparing them while they are young.<p>The good news is that you don't have to wrack your brain or spend years going …

Parenting

Psychopaths are unable to love their own children - here's why

Dark triad personality (DTP) traits are narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. These traits manifest in people as excessive self-love, a …

Parenting

21 Self-Growth Experts Share Why You Fail to Overcome Your Fear of Others' Opinions

What <i>really</i> holds you back from overcoming others’ opinions of you?<p>Often, it’s not actually your social anxiety. Crazy, huh?<p>You’d think that would be …

Happiness

Learning How to Confront Someone When You’re a People-Pleaser

<b>“The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge.” ~Marianne Williamson</b><p>I …

Mind

By the way, your parents definitely have a favourite child

Rub this in your sibling's face<p>Ask any parent who their favourite child is and they’ll likely deny having such a preposterous thought. But contrary …

Parenting

Is Social-Emotional Learning Another 'Self-Esteem Hoax'?

« Getting Into Classrooms With a Coach Approach | Main<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by</b> <b>Debbie Silver</b><b>,</b> <b>a learning consultant with over 30 years of</b> …

Is Social-Emotional Learning Another "Self-Esteem Hoax"?

« Getting Into Classrooms With a Coach Approach | Main<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by</b> <b>Debbie Silver</b><b>,</b> <b>a learning consultant with over 30 years of</b> …

Teaching

Your Parents Totally Have a Favourite Child

Ask any parent who their favourite child is and they’ll likely deny having such a preposterous thought.<p>But contrary to popular opinion, it seems …

Parenting

Science Says Having a Baby Tanks Your Self-Esteem for 3 Whole Years

A new study shows that women experience a dip in self-esteem for up to three years after their baby is born—and I totally understand why.<p>I'll be honest: My self-esteem has never been super great. In high school I felt like a goth misfit. In college, I struggled with eating disorders and body image. …

Babies

Moms' Self-Esteem Takes a Big Hit When Their Kids Are This Age

A new study confirms that becoming a mom is hard work—and it only gets harder.<p>Ask any new mom, and she’ll probably describe her recent experiences as …

Parenting

A Mom's Self-Esteem Hits a Low Point When Their Child Reaches This Age

Most parenting research to date focuses on the child rather than the parents. But considering the prevalence of postpartum depression and the …

Parenting

Can combining child care and aged care solve two problems at once?

Each week, Rowena Long brings her toddler and baby boys to an unusual kind of playgroup.<p>At an aged care facility in Brisbane, her children spend …

Australian Universities

Much Ado About Nothing

"<p>Clearly, this blog was inspired by Shakespeare - I believe his words continue to stand the test of time. At times, we humans can tend to create dramas as a way to attract attention, gain notoriety, or to just add more colour to our personality. As a coach, I've come across numerous men and women …