All posts tagged: Self-Esteem

Self-Love: My Daily Challenge

I am not going to pretend that this will be one of my more positive posts. It is not. But, I needed to write this. I needed to share this because I feel like it is true of so many of us. In social media, we only paint the best possible picture of ourselves. We want to exhibit lives of happiness and excitement. We do not share the harder times because that is not what people want to see. I am here to directly oppose this status quo. I think it is important to talk about not only the good, but also the bad. Humans are such lonely creatures. We thrive on community and interaction. However, it is hard to have genuine interactions with any one any more, because we only display a one dimensional side of ourselves. I wanted this blog to be bigger than that. So, there will be times when posts are not just meant to inspire, but to also be relatable. Recently, I have been in an ongoing conversation with several …

10 Days to Love: A Challenge – Part 1

I read somewhere once that in order for anyone to love you, you must first love yourself. And while I understand the logic behind this, I could not help wondering… wouldn’t it be nice if someone could love you while you learn to love yourself? Hmmm… maybe I’m wishing for too much. That aside, I wondered about the concept of self-love. For some, it appears to come easily. They love and revere themselves. There is nothing they cannot do or try. In all honesty, I envy and admire such people. For, to love thyself, despite all flaws is a challenge indeed. Through out my internet musings I came across an article or something of that nature that suggested that one should write down what there is to love about oneself. That to start the practice of writing it, it will eventually become a habit to learn and appreciate what there is to love about yourself. I have never done any such thing. Feeling it was far too narcissistic, I have actually never sat down and …