Overcoming a Life Without Confidence

I've had some horrible things said to me during my life. When I had a nail biting habit, I was told that nobody would love me - that no-one would want to hold my filthy hand, let alone marry me. I've been repeatedly called stupid. I've been told to lose weight because nobody likes a fat girl. I've … [Read more...]

You are More Important Than You Realise

There was a period in my life when I thought I was worthless, useless, a horrible waste of space. I thought that I was incapable of bringing any good to this world, that nobody would love me for who I am, that my opinion simply did not matter. But I managed to get myself out of the hole that I was … [Read more...]

You Are What You Believe You Are

I've learned a lot about myself since becoming a mother. I've learned even more about life. You see, I have 3 young children - a 2, 4 and 6 year old. All of them have a speech and language delay. And it's been tough on me; emotionally, mentally and physically. But in my six years of parenting, I've … [Read more...]

Self-Validation: Learning to Love Yourself

I've spent most of my life looking to others for validation. I've always been preoccupied with wondering how others saw me and what they thought of me. As much as I had become accustomed to this, engaging in such behaviour wasn't healthy for me at all. I was looking to external factors for my own … [Read more...]

Beauty Comes From Within: Maintaining A Positive Self-Image

When I was 16, my friend asked me to describe someone who was important to me at the time. I remember listing characteristics such as; funny, caring and understanding. But when she answered the same question, I noticed something interesting. She gave me an extensive list of physical attributes, then … [Read more...]

The Worth of Every Person

All too often, you hear the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover". But the concept of getting to know someone before making assumptions, is one that today's society finds difficult to follow. And it's engaging ourselves in these stereotypes, that we are not truly seeing the worth of every … [Read more...]

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

I never quite comprehended the importance of self-esteem until I was at the lowest point in my life. Before I met my husband, I went through some experiences that made me look at life differently and question the way in which I saw myself. I began to believe that I wasn't worth anything, without … [Read more...]