Archive for June, 2010

Tired of Struggling?

June 27th, 2010 in Personal Growth[ No Comments ]

As I listen to myself and to others, there seems to be a theme of constant struggle.    Is struggling in life a natural human experience or do we create it for ourselves with our inner dialogues and choices that we make?  Is it that we are not creative enough to figure out how to stop struggling?  

There are so many areas where struggling seems to permeate:   finances, health, weight, relationships, education, parenting, and juggling all of the many different compartments of our lives.

What Does Loving You Look Like?

June 20th, 2010 in Book Selections, Personal Growth[ 2 Comments ]

With all of the self-improvement books out there, the one underlying foundational advice is that one must love themselves.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?    Yet, how does one know how to love one’s self and if we don’t, how do we go about learning to love ourselves.

I’m a self-growth junkie and consequently read numerous books on improving my self-esteem, self-love and whatever else you want to call it.  Yet today, though I definitely respect myself more, I still work on this “self-love” theme.    Maybe it’s really the essential act of our lives…learning to love ourselves in a world that doesn’t support self-love.