Category: Mental Health Corner

Pamela Waitkus, Self Compassion, Self Esteem

Self Esteem – Higher Levels: Self Compassion (Part 2)

Below you will see Part 2 of the Self-Esteem series I started last week.  If you didn’t get a chance to read Part 1 here it is:  Self Esteem: What is it? (Part 1) then come back to read Part 2.

Higher levels of self-esteem can be linked to increased life satisfaction and better mental and physical health. How can people raise their levels of self-esteem? Believe it or not it begins with self-compassion. Continue reading

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Self-Esteem – What is it? (Part 1)

Self-Esteem, Waitkus Counseling GroupWhen someone hears the term self-esteem they come up with a definition of some kind – for the purpose of me writing on the topic – my definition is a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities. Having the definition is a great starting point, the real understanding comes from knowing how much self-esteem impacts our emotional health. Continue reading