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open heart, open mind by clara hughes

I just finished reading Canadian Olympian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes’ memoir Open Heart, Open Mind. I was impressed with her detailed memories and ability to articulate herself. Her personal struggles as a female athlete were all too familiar. Another reader’s … Continue reading

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how politeness conditioning can lead to confusion about sexual assults

Is there a way to undo the conditioning that compels women to “be nice” at all costs? After all, minimizing doesn’t protect sexual assault survivors from experiencing long-term trauma. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/how-politeness-conditioning-can-lead-to-confusion-about-sexual-assults/article29294471/

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self-esteem: what are you worth?

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

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a speech on beauty that every little girl should hear

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o’s Speech on Black Beauty at the Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Awards.

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Never Lie About Who You Really Are by Dan Pallotta

A well-written and inspiring read, no matter your sexuality. “Yesterday was my 12-year anniversary of being with my partner, Jimmy. I called a florist, and a nice woman picked up. I told her, “It’s my anniversary, and I want to … Continue reading

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self esteem quiz

From http://www.Self-Esteem-Experts.com. Joan Breiner serves as Executive Director of the National Association for Self Esteem. Note: This is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. This is an assessment to help you discover your areas of high and low self … Continue reading

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effort and pride

An individual’s self-esteem stems from a sense of control over reality. Whenever we carry out a conscious effort, such as, completing a record Bench Press, an A+ in school or writing a book, we feel a specific power rising, a sense of will. The abundant self-esteem associated with successful people flows from their having achieved goals by exerting the proper effort – long range. People are not successful due to an accident of birth; they took the time and expended the necessary effort to develop their self-respect. They sufficiently value life and happiness to exert complete effort. As a result, they experience what Aristotle referred to as the “crown of all virtues”: Pride.

Mike Mentzer (American IFBB professional bodybuilder, businessman, and author)

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