Stress Reduction For Teenagers

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Stress can do quite a bit of harm to your body and your emotional health. Work on keeping your stress levels low. One way of keeping your stress levels down is by taking care of business. Don’t let things pile up.” I was Mentoring a 14-year-old the other day and the main topic was the stress she had last year, due to her bad grades.  When we got to the root of the problem, it was because she would leave her homework to the last minute and then the anxiety...

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Becoming A Young Woman and Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised and Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Your first period is the beginning of your journey to becoming a young woman. The average age for menstruation to start is twelve years old, although some girls start as early as eight or nine or as late as seventeen.” The more aware your daughter is about what is going to happen to her body during this time, the less anxiety and discomfort she will have.  This is a time to talk to your daughter about what will be happening to her body and emotions, and to...

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Creativity Is A Good Way To Build Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “I believe creativity is very important and that everyone is creative. When I hear people say, “Oh, I’m not creative,” that just tells me that they have never explored this side of their personality. Exploring various hobbies is one way to stimulate our creativity.” As a teen, I tried a lot of hobbies but I never stayed with them long enough to figure out if I was going to be good at them.  Sometimes people are naturals at certain things, like I had a...

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Looking Outside Of Yourself, Lowers Your Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “So you want to be yourself and still be liked. Is this possible? What if you really liked yourself and if others liked you, great, and if they didn’t, would that be okay too? Wouldn’t that be a nice feeling not to care if everyone liked you? The way to do this is to develop self esteem.” It’s exhausting to always be doing things to get the approval of others to feel good about yourself. You wake up in the morning and look in your closet and what you...

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Are Victims Powerless And Do They Have Low Self Esteem?

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Sometimes we feel like victims because we are not willing to accept responsibility for ourselves and our actions. It is impossible to have self esteem if you are powerless. Victims are PowerLess!” If something goes wrong or right in your life, you can look at your actions and figure out why the outcome was what it was.  If we take ownership for the fact that what we do in our life creates the life we live, it empowers us.  Because if we can look back on a...

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