Tag Archives: self-worth

Don’t Listen to “Them”

“Don’t be ruled by other people’s low expectations of you.” ~ Jose Torres The thing I like best about this quote is that a student brought it up at the very beginning of class.  Granted, I had assigned the essay, … Continue reading

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The Magic of Believing in Self

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I truly do know that believing in ourselves is one of the most powerful things out there. I’ve seen people blossom … Continue reading

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But First We Need Patience

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~ St. Francis de Sales For the first time, I’m quoting the same person twice in as many days, but while I was thinking about calm yesterday, I thought, … Continue reading

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Facing Failure

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ~ BF Skinner No one likes to hear the word “failure,” and most of … Continue reading

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An Uncertain Future

“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” ~William Congreve A lot of people I know are living with fear these days, and Congreve is right, that … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for April 20, 2010

Looking backwards to see where you zigged when you shoulda zagged is a waste of time. Just readjust from where you are and keep going. This was a tweet I posted today, and I thought it was pretty good advice, … Continue reading

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Affirmation for July 28, 2009

I’m a valuable part of the world, and no one can replace me.  I am important! Some days we just feel like another cog in wheel of life, but if one of those cogs breaks, chaos can ensue. Even though … Continue reading

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Affirmation for July 2, 2009

I can say no when I must. No gets a bad rap these days.  People only want to hear YES.  But for many of us, saying NO is too hard, so we don’t do it.  As a r esult, we … Continue reading

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Affirmation for July 23, 2009

I will treat myself with kindness. How many of us gentle our tongues when speaking to others? How many of us make others feel better when they make a mistake somehow? But then when we screw up (and everyone does), … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom for June 19, 2009

“A wrecked and oppressed ego cannot love.”      ~~Pope Benedict XVI I saw this posted by a musician/priest I love, Fr. Stan Fortuna, and I thought, oh yeah! That’s one of the things I want to talk about in this blog–healing … Continue reading

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