The term self-esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. As human beings, we are meaning makers. Terms like “self-worth”, “self-image” and “self-esteem” are used to describe the way we might make meaningful, the relationship we have with ourselves. I often encounter people who feel that they just don’t measure…

While I was in rehab in Long Beach, California, I was in a very dark place after loosing my psychological practice, my athletic body, and to a large extent my freedom.  Returning from an MRI on a gurney, which terrified me because I am claustrophobic; afraid of both MRIs and elevators, a small Chinese woman…

Boundaries come in all shapes and sizes.  Continental plates, country borders, state lines, property fences, locked doors.  Then there are other, more nebulous boundaries: meniscus, the plane between water and air; penumbra, the line between light and shadow. In the individual world, boundaries govern the material, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms.  Boundaries determine to…

“The body is more than simply another machine, indistinguishable from the artificial objects of the world; it is also the vessel of the individuals’ sense of self, his or her most personal feelings and aspirations… ” (Gardner, 2011). A number of my clients struggle with low self-esteem and body image concerns. Indeed, they are not…

How to stop procrastination Procrastination is that annoying friend that prevents us from readily starting or completing tasks. It is extremely common, affecting around 20% of the population. It can affect: performance; physical and psychological health; finances; and, is a major cause of stress and anxiety. But if it has a profound effect on our general wellbeing…

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