Writing in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.… Read the rest →
Posts Tagged ‘Self-Esteem’
As college students are entering their campuses either for the first time or returning back to their post-secondary aspirations, recent studies are confirming that young people are embracing more perfectionistic tendencies within the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom than ever before.… Read the rest →
How often do you think of things that you “should” or “have to” do? I’m not talking about taking a shower, going to school, or paying your bills. No, I mean thoughts like, “I have to be perfect”, “I should not make mistakes”, “I should not need help”, “I should be happy all of the time”, “I have to ______”…fill in the blank.… Read the rest →
Giving is Not a One Way Street
We all know at least one person in our life who is an Habitual Giver. They seem like a magnet for anyone seeking problem solving, comfort or just someone to listen to their woes.… Read the rest →
Life gets overwhelming from time to time.
In those moments, it’s good to breathe deep, give yourself a break and remember how important self-care is.
The therapists at Stenzel Clinical wrote down some of their favorite self-care reminders, and we filmed the results.… Read the rest →
School, peer pressure, friends and family is a lot to manage for a child. Especially if they don’t have a positive image of themselves. When children’s self-esteem is low, it can lead to self-harm and self-destructive behaviors and it can be difficult to know, as a parent, how to help.… Read the rest →