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Conditional Self-Esteem

Conditional Self-Esteem

The Elusive Self-Esteem Self-esteem, in a nutshell, is how we feel (or think) about ourselves. Healthy self-esteem includes self-confidence and self-respect, that sense of “esteem” for yourself. Unhealthy or low self-esteem is the natural opposite: a lack of respect...
Listening to Your Emotions

Listening to Your Emotions

Our culture has a difficult time with emotions. We do well with the happiness or joy or excitement, and we are even okay with mild levels of sadness. But when it comes to anger or hurt or guilt, let alone extreme levels of any emotion, we are uncomfortable, often...
The Importance of Hope

The Importance of Hope

The Importance of Hope Do you know what factors make therapy effective? So many things contribute to good, efficacious therapy. These include a good client-counselor relationship, specific counselor qualities, and evidence-based practices. There is another extremely...
The Toxic Workplace

The Toxic Workplace

It’s no secret that the workplace is often a stressful environment for employees. With deadlines, frustrating coworkers, and unfair bosses it’s not surprising that people all over the US (and the world!) describe their workplace as a stressful one. Professor Pfeffer...