How Do You Treat People? A Indication of Self Esteem

Excerpt from The Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Every time you make fun of someone or talk behind theirs backs, you act like you’re better than they are. It leaves you feeling bad because you know deep down that you are not better than they are.” When we talk behind a person’s back, or do anything else to them that isn’t nice, it makes us feel worse inside then you make them feel. You might not even notice it, but it’s there.  It’s not possible to be mean to others and...

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Developing Teen Self Esteem To Make Good Decisions, A Part Of Maturing

Excerpt From The Revised & Updated of My Feet Aren’t Ugly   “Every time we make good decisions for ourselves, remember that we empower ourselves and develop a stronger sense of self. Remember the “Power Circle”-the more you do things you know are right for you, the more confidence you will have and the less things you will do that aren’t good for you.” Learning to make good decisions is a part of maturing.  Teens need to be taught how to make good decisions, they just don’t automatically know...

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Excessive Alcohol Use Affecting Teenage Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly     “I have seen alcohol do as much damage as drugs do; just because alcohol is legal for people over the age of 21 doesn’t mean there are no risks. Plenty of people ruin their lives through Alcohol.” Because teens know that when they are 21 they can drink legally they view drinking   differently than drugs. Personally, I think alcohol can be as dangerous as drugs. Anything done in excess can be a problem. Eating too much, eating too...

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Loving Our Bodies

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “I started watching my weight and the things I ate because I thought I was overweight. My friends said I wasn’t but I thought they were lying so I kept dieting. I got so skinny that I had to go to the hospital. I realize now that I stopped eating because I didn’t feel good about myself. I take really good care of my body. Now and know how important eating healthy is.” If our self esteem isn’t in tact, our body image could be skewed as well.  This was...

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Remembering To Be Thankful

Every Morning I wake up and hit the ground running and then somewhere around 10:00 Am I realize that I’m on auto-pilot.  I sit back, take a couple of deep breaths and come into my body.  I know I am not alone when I say that I am very grateful for my life, but sometimes I let the day to day stuff get in my way of remembering how wonderful my life is. When I hike with a good friend in the morning, we stop and get to watch the sun rise and state what we are grateful for and we set our intentions for the day. I love this time because it...

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