Manic depression was given a new name. Now it's bipolar disorder . The ex-Czech Republic became Czechia. Low self-esteem should also be renamed. It is a clunky, antiquated, circuitous phrase that dilutes, thus dismisses, the crippling and sometimes lethal pain that it describes. With two leapfrogging L and S sounds, "low self-esteem" twists tongues — daring speakers not to slur. Attaching a tripwirey term to a condition whose afflicted live in fear of looking and sounding ridiculous is cruel: an inadvertent insult with a built-in trick. Asking those of us with low self-esteem to say we have low self-esteem — to claim it as our shared problem or plague — is like asking chefs to say not "I am a chef" but "I am an alimentwright" or "I am a khhhrkkk." Coined by psychologist/philosopher William James in 1890, the term "self-esteem" was popularized in the 1960s by sociologist Morris Rosenberg, whose Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale comprises ten statements such as "On the … [Read more...] about Low Self-Esteem Needs a New Name
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Home Beauty Make up tips Make Up Tips oi-Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia on April 14, 2021 The colour pink is an all-time favourite shade for most of the women as it goes well with any look and style, and also gives soothing vibes. A good pink dress with a pair of high heels and matching pink makeup, makes for the perfect date night-look. Isn't it? However, depending on the makeup trends, their preference for pink makeup looks keeps changing. While some go for glam look, some like to keep it dewy and minimal. But know what? The latest look of Alaya F is now going to be your go-to look for date nights. Recently, the Jawaani Jaaneman actress showed off her glam look as she got ready for the Filmfare event. She opted for a blush pink structured dress and teamed it up with pink makeup that was highlighted by shimmery eye lids and matte lips. Here's how you can get it too by just following a … [Read more...] about Pretty In Pink! Alaya F’s Shimmery Eye Lids And Matte Lips Make For The Perfect Makeup Look For Date Night!
Source: American Academy of PediatricsxSELF, used with permission Co-Authored by Drs. Rachel Zoffness PhD & Samina Ali MD* A New Era: Vaccines and Needles We have finally, thankfully entered a new era: the era of the COVID-19 vaccine. While research indicates that vaccines are both effective and critical for ending the pandemic (Thompson et al, 2021), vaccine-hesitancy and fear slow our progress (Rosenbaum, 2021). And the fear isn’t just of the vaccine: It’s of needle pain, too. In fact, over 60% of children (Taddio et al, 2012) and almost one-quarter of adults fear needles (McLenon & Rogers, 2019). These untreated fears can lead to a lifetime of needle phobias, anxiety , and avoidance of important medical procedures like vaccine injections (McMurtry et al, 2015). In the era of life-saving COVID-19 vaccines, it’s never been more important to address needle phobia and fear of pain so that we — and our children — can be protected. But how? Research … [Read more...] about Preparing Kids (and Parents!) for COVID Vaccines
Source: Photo by Gage Walker on Unsplash Living with self- shame is like having a 24-hour critical inside your head, constantly judging, labeling, and humiliating you. That toxic self-shaming voice seeks to limit you, hold you back, and defer growth. Left unchecked, it eats away at your self-worth , undermines your confidence , and can morph into crippling anxiety that destroys any chance of lasting happiness . Where does self-shaming come from? How did it gain so much power over you? Derek’s Battle With Self-Shame Derek, a young man in one of my weekly therapy groups talked about his crippling social fears. Tears trickled down his cheeks as he admitted, “I feel so much shame all the time.” “About what?” a group member asked. “My weight, my voice, the way I walk, how people look at me.” He paused and wiped his face with the sleeve of his shirt. “I guess I feel shame about being me.” Derek had been bullied at school, neglected by his family, and mocked … [Read more...] about The Destructive Voice of Self-Shame and How to Break Free
Understanding human trafficking in one way resembles the story of the blind men describing an elephant. According to the story from ancient India, several blind men touched an elephant and then reported on it. The man who touched the elephant’s trunk was sure the elephant was a snake. The man who touched the elephant’s side knew the elephant was a wall. And the man touching the elephant’s tusk was certain the elephant was a large, smooth spear. In the case of human trafficking, there are also many ways of looking at the subject. Each way of looking at the subject can be true and accurate without being the whole story. Human Trafficking and Criminal Activity Diane Halfman’s view of human trafficking will be, for many, a new way of looking at trafficking. Halfman is a retired police undercover agent, and to continue the elephant metaphor, she isn’t just touching the elephant, she’s aware of the whole ecology of elephants, like where they feed and who else is in the herd. … [Read more...] about The Evil Ecology of Human Trafficking