Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bush and Moses - Humor

At a function one day, President Bush sees a man in the corner with flowing white beard and long white hair, holding a staff in one hand and a stone tablet in another. Bush approaches him and asked if he was Moses.

The man kept looking up at the ceiling and ignored Bush. Bush asked him several times and finally tugged Moses sleeve, and said,

"I am President Bush, I would like to talk to you, Moses."

Moses replied while still looking at the ceiling," No!"

"The last time I talked to a Bush, I remained 40 years in the desert!"

Friday, July 4, 2008

Self-esteem, thought provoking one liners

If you think nobody cares if you are alive, try missing some credit card payments.

People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Albert Einstein thought of it first.

Success comes in cans not in can'ts!

Happiness is not how much you have but how much you enjoy!

Obstacles are what you see, when you take your eyes of the goal.

You will not know where you are going if you are always looking back.

Why not turn your stumbling blocks to Stepping Stones!

It does not matter to others how much you know as how much you care (love).

You can give without loving but you can't Love without Giving.

The Love we give is the only Love we will Keep.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Build up your Self-Esteem Quotes

"You yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve love and affection." Buddha

Put all excuses aside and remember this, "You are capable". Zig Zigler

"You cannot be lonely, if you like the person you are alone with." Wayne Dyer

"Every new adjustment is a crisis in Self-esteem". Eric Hoffer

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - You are right. Henry Ford

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent". Eleanor Roosevelt

" Love is not yet perfect for one who is afraid...Perfect love cast out all fear.. we, for our part, love because God first loved us." 1Jn4


If you have any self-esteem quotes to contribute, please leave it in comments.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Self-Esteem that keeps you healthy,wealthy and wise

Last week we started the Self-Esteem Series with all you want to know about Self-Esteem. As we do this final post, it seems that only a small portion of one of the higher step in Maslow's hierarchy of Needs has been covered. The significance of a healthy self-esteem is that it affects all areas of our lives, especially our reactions to situations and events.

Too much of self-esteem is bordering on narcissism whereas low self-esteem leads to mental, physical and emotional illnesses. So the key is to find the right balance. We spoke of Causes of low self-esteem. Studies show that it begins in the womb.

The reinforcements or lack thereof in childhood further contributes to self-esteem growth or erosion. Yet, we have in our power to remove obstacles to healthy self-esteem, through knowledge, support, affirmations,self-hypnosis. There are many tests to gauge your Self-Esteem online - Two simple ones, are on DiscoveryHealth and the National Association of Self-Esteem website..

On Thursday, we saw the effects of poor self-esteem. Comments received from readers have expressed the fluctuations of the level of your Self-esteem according to situations and surroundings.
Then, last Friday, we elaborated on how to build, boost or maintain a healthy self-esteem.

Healthy Self-Esteem is pertinent in a three-fold way.
1.It is vital for a wholesome health.
2. It causes optimum growth potential.
3. It leads to a joyful, peaceful and fulfilled life and self-actualization.
So we should do our part to build ours and our children's and our neighbour's self-esteem.
Maslow, A. Motivation and Personality
Bohorquez, E. Enhancing self-esteem - Leisure Audio Books

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day

The last installment of the Healthy Self-Esteem Series will be posted tomorrow. Today is for relaxing and boosting my self-esteem. I'm doing this by enjoying the beautiful sunny day with other celebrating canadians. What are we celebrating - gratitude for this vast Canads, the opportunities she offers and her peaceful status.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Build, Boost and Mantain Self-Esteem

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves".
Thomas Edison

A comment received from a blogging forum member stated that their self-esteem went down a few notches after moving to a new town. Another comments were that the level of self-esteem fluctuates and influenced by stress, successes, failures, relationships, bad days,challenges and so forth. All these are typical of self-esteem which cannot be taken for granted.

If we have a healthy self-esteem, we have to maintain it. If we don't, then we have to build it up. NASE - National Association for Self-Esteem was founded in 1986 with a mandate to fully integrate Self-Esteem into American Society. You can access them at

Build up your self-esteem
If you did a self-esteem test ( DiscoveryHealth or NASE has a simple one) and you have a score of 65 or 6.5, then the following suggestions would be beneficial.

1.Basic nurturing which include grooming, proper nutrition, exercise and adequate sleep.

2.Plan fun and relaxing activities for yourself.

3.Reward yourself for every little success and even if you feel you don't deserve it.

4.Forgive yourself for any mistakes,foil-ups,weakness and vulnerabilities.

When you begin to do the 4 suggestions above, you might feel you are worthy - well this is the time to put this principle into action - "Fake it till you make it"

5. Proper support from friends,i.e. tell them to let you vent without trying to fix your problem.

6. Use positive affirmations at least hourly. Have one line affirmations posted in the bedroom, so it is the first thing you see upon waking, and in the bathroom, kitchen, study, by your computer and anywhere you spend much of your time.

7.If you can't do any of the above as yet, then book an appointment with an appropriate therapist - NASE might give you some suggestions on that.

Boosting Self-Esteem

1. Use positive affirmations

2. Associate with positive, supportive friends.

3. Make a list of your past successes and place it where you can see it often.

4. Daily meditation.

5. Rebut your inner critic! Remember, Edison, Marconi,Bell, Wright Brothers, all had people who criticized and ridiculed them. Yet if any of those inventors had listened to their inner critic, we will not be enjoying now, what at that time seemed impossible!

You have to control or manage that inner voice that casts doubt, ridicule and belittles you. Believe me that is the most challenging part- you have to work at it daily, relentlessly and one day, you will find your inner voice cheering you on!

These are just some of the ways to build, boost and maintain your self-esteem. For more elaboration, please contact me for a private one to one support or coaching.
Tomorrow we will conclude this series.