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January 2007

Issue no.54  

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2007! I hope you will enjoy this issue and benefit from the articles. Do check out the website again as there will be so many new features planned for this year. I wish you a healthy year!

In this issue:

latest news
main article
your comments  
recommended books
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new articles:

Create an Action Plan to Rebuild Your Self-Esteem

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>anxiety and fear - how to find the fun again!

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Main Article

Are you ready to raise your low self-esteem and enjoy healthy self-esteem?

Author: Diane Corriette


Healthy self-esteem focuses on acceptance of yourself and others. It is based on our ability to know our "self" well by realistically acknowledging our strengths and limitations (which is part of being human) and at the same time accepting ourselves as worthy and worthwhile without conditions or reservations.

As someone who works with the empowerment of women I love the work I do as it fulfils a huge need I have to help and support others. I know what a tremendous difference connecting people to their passion and purpose makes to the quality of life because I did this in my own life. I transformed who I was and the way I lived.

There is only one thing you need to do if you want to raise your low self-esteem and that is to take action. You must have a willingness to learn and an attitude of being "sick and tired"

of your current life style, because that is what will motivate you.

Learning techniques to raise low self-esteem can be taught and put into practice in just a few days. However, it takes time and practice to keep your self-worth at the forefront and to develop healthy self-esteem.

When you are experiencing healthy self-esteem it can be described as a star at night shining in the dark. The darker it is the brighter the star shines. It is your inner light that burns brightly and freely no matter what is happening around you and no matter how "dark" life may get.

When we were born low self-esteem was never a problem. Babies don't think about whether they should cry or not to let us know they need feeding; because we may think they are being a nuisance. No, they just go ahead and cry, and if we don't come to their aid fast enough they cry harder and louder for long periods until we do.

But along the way we are taught how not to be a nuisance, how not to cry because "people" don't like it, how to speak when we are spoken to, how we should look, dress, act according to what "they" say.

However, not all of it will empower us to shine our brightest and be our best. We are made to feel guilty, called names, are laughed at or shouted at when we "fail." All this adds up to create an adult who believes they are not 100% whole and complete exactly as they are.

I found it easier to believe that I had "missing pieces" or "broken parts", that there were people who were better than I was, women who were prettier. I believed this for a large part of my life. Shifting my belief system to believe that I am whole and complete exactly as I am was what made the biggest difference.

All I had to do was make the decision to take action. I decided it was time to re-connect but the funny thing was I never was quite sure what I wanted to re-connect to! I just knew that something was missing and I had to find it.

And after years of searching, after years of reading, attending seminars, having mentors, I finally found what I was looking for. I found myself. And from that moment I never looked back.

In my opinion healthy self-esteem is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself. Being able to believe in your ability to succeed whether others do or not. Being able to be totally self expressed and devoid of how people think you "should" talk or "should" dress, or the acts you "should" take. Or even the way you "should" think, feel and behave. Being able to be me, in whatever way being me feels like in that moment, has been a true gift that I will be eternally grateful for. It wasn't a quick journey but it was a worthwhile one.

Doing this has provided me with the strength to endure the challenges I have experienced so far in life. I made the decision to discover my own greatness and now there's no stopping me.

It is your birthright to love and honor yourself but only you can make the decision to do that, and the good news is that you can reclaim that which is yours at any time.

About the author:

Diane Corriette is a Personal Growth Life Coach who now earns her living working from home,running her online businesses and helping women do the same. In Feb 07 she launches a personal growth podcast directory with a personal development forum that can be found at

See you next month!

For more about self confidence and tips on how to improve yours go to this page now self confidence tips

Check out Health, Mind and Body Books

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Check out many more popular and recommended books on self esteem are available from the self help bookstore

More links to check out:

Build your Self Confidence - Hypnosis downloads - quick, easy and guaranteed to help you build your confidence (prepared by experienced psychologists and gets my full recommendation)

the highly recommended CD Trainer


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