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Old 03-07-2005, 08:02 PM #1
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Before you can begin to improve your self-esteem you must first believe that you can change it. Change doesn't necessarily happen quickly or easily, but it can happen. You are not powerless! Once you have accepted, or are at least willing to entertain the possibility that you are not powerless, there are three steps you can take to begin to change your self-esteem:

* Step 1: Rebut the Inner Critic
* Step 2: Practice Self-Nurturing
* Step 3: Get Help from Others

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https://cmhc.utexas.edu/selfesteem.html

Enjoy the forum and remember, be good and support each other!
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I for one, am glad to see this new forum. Thanks Doc John for providing this new forum for us.

I basically have NO self-esteem. It has been squashed and trampled on since early childhood, creating in me extremely negative thinking. In fact, I have so much self-hatred that I fail to see why others could possibly like me. I need constant reassurance, very tiring on those in my life. Is there hope for someone who is in my position? I think if I could improve my self-esteem, maybe some of my other issues in life might just fall into place and not become real issues to begin with. Opinions? Welcome to the self-esteem forum!
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Yes, yes and yes. I am living proof of it.

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Thanks for "hearing" our voices Doc. We can always count on you to take care of us.

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Don't the self-esteem forum and the "kudos and affirmations" forum kind of duplicate each other?
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I don't think the self-esteem forum and "kudos & affirmations" forum really duplicate each other. The kudos and affirmations tend to come from others. Self-esteem is coming from, well, yourself. I think we all need not only to hug ourselves a little bit more, but learn and remember that we are huggable. We're darn huggable!
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Angel Girl is back! Welcome to the self-esteem forum! Welcome to the self-esteem forum! Welcome to the self-esteem forum! Welcome to the self-esteem forum! Welcome to the self-esteem forum! Welcome to the self-esteem forum!

She has been one who has given me valuable advice on how to find my own self esteem.

If only she would practice the same for herself. Welcome to the self-esteem forum!
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thanks, docjohn! this is going to be a great place for support i think.

candy, no i don't think it's even close to a duplication. i think kudo's is more for others recognizing a person publicly. i think this forum is for those of us who struggle with inner/outer bad feedback, and can come and get support and "healthy" feedback on the truth of what we're hearing. i, for one, second guess myself way too much due to all of the negative internal and external feedback in my life. this is going to be a great thing for me...any many i hope.

welcome everyone! i'm so excited Welcome to the self-esteem forum!
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I think I forgot everything I said to you. btw, not so sure I'm really back yet. Welcome to the self-esteem forum!
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You ARE back. Welcome to the self-esteem forum!


QUOTE from your signature: I'm pulled down by the undertow. ...


You are your own undertow. Welcome to the self-esteem forum!
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