Tag Archives: self-esteem

It’s okay to be broken.

Yesterday I hinted at the fact that I’m learning a lot about myself and about how I think. And even as I write this all down I’m still arguing with myself about whether or not I’m right or if I’m just trying to force myself into a box, a label, a way to understand the things that I struggle with. But I do feel broken, and I think I’ve figured out what’s wrong. Continue reading It’s okay to be broken.

No S.O.S. needed.

Today has been an amazingly, fantastically bizarre day. It began alright… better than alright, actually. I slept over at a friend’s house. Well, slept may not be the best verb, but there were multiple attempts to sleep. Instead of actual sleep there was some video game playing, a bit of drinking, and I distinctly remember watching Amelie¬†amidst the other non-sleep related activities. Continue reading No S.O.S. needed.

Vanity versus Self-Esteem: How to Help Your Girl Heal

Yesterday’s post for the #30DayChallenge was particularly hard for me. I think it’s hard for some people (myself included) to acknowledge the good things about ourselves.

Once upon a time, it was considered rude to accept a compliment, and some people still feel that way. Try it sometime: the next time someone offers you a compliment, just say “Thank you; I know.” In most cases, you’ll see the other person’s smile twitch or full on contort into a grimace of disgust. That will be followed with some sort of comment about how you think you’re so hot. You’re not supposed to admit that you think highly of yourself! Then the shaming begins. Continue reading Vanity versus Self-Esteem: How to Help Your Girl Heal