(The Answer) What Is “Other-Dependent Esteem”?

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Thinking that everything is about us often turns into personalizing what others say and do. Personalizing is one of the classic qualities of someone who is other-dependent, and most of the time we don’t even realize what we are doing. How would you know if you are personalizing what others say and do? Here’s an […]

How Do You Know If You’re Really Having Fun??

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Make no mistake: escape is not fun and fun is not escape. Fun and escape in the same sentence is an oxymoron. The purpose of escape is to get rid of something undesirable. There is nothing fun about having to depend upon something or someone to escape from feeling bad — especially if it makes […]

Want Awesome Self Esteem? Practice Makes Perfect!

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Some of you are already making significant positive changes that with practice will become habitual. Some of you are not. What’s up with that? Why will some of you keep on looking for the next best self-help book, conference, or event to get the help you still need? What is the difference between the person […]