The Perils of Superiority

Do you develop friendships with people you tend to judge? If so, you may be drawn to them because noting their inadequacies makes you feel superior. It’s probably not conscious, but cultivating friendships with people you don’t respect isn’t healthy...

The Integrity of Your Word

Do you make plans with others that sound fun at the time, but when the day comes and your mood is different, you cancel? If so, you may be unaware of the message you’re sending. Since others have cleared their schedules to make time for you, canceling...

The Ripples of Dishonesty

Dishonesty is harmful to everyone. Telling little lies to make ourselves feel better actually damages our self-esteem because our subconscious mind assumes the truth of who we are or what we think isn’t good enough. Because we’re all connected to...

Honoring Your Word

Keeping your word is good for your self-esteem and helps others know you’re reliable and trustworthy. When you cancel plans because you’re ‘not in the mood’, it sends them the message that you don’t value their time. It also tells your...

The Rescuer Complex

Basing our self-worth on our ability to rescue others might seem noble, but upon deeper reflection we see it necessitates someone else being weak so that we can feel good. This unhealthy dynamic doesn’t help them, in fact, it takes their power away. The reason...