“How an encounter with a friendly person made me see myself differently” – Sinéad Stubbins

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In this thought-provoking piece for the Guardian Opinion column, Sinéad Stubbins reflects upon the manner in which we label ourselves over the course of our life, perhaps never again re-examining the appropriateness or truth behind such labels:

“Maybe these stories that we carry, like heavy trunks full of memories, can become outdated – or maybe they were never really true in the first place.”

Read the full piece here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/28/how-an-encounter-with-a-friendly-person-made-me-see-myself-differently

Guy Winch on “5 ways to build lasting self-esteem”

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Psychologist and author, Guy Winch, recently shared 5 ways to top-up self-esteem, when it’s feeling low:

  • Use positive affirmations correctly
  • Identify your competencies and develop them
  • Learn to accept compliments
  • Eliminate self-criticism and introduce self-compassion
  • Affirm your real worth

The full article, including more details about the 5 concepts above, can be found online, at: http://ideas.ted.com/5-ways-to-build-lasting-self-esteem/