All posts tagged: self-esteem

Your Face is NOT a Consolation Prize

Have you ever had a day when, out of the blue, you felt good about the way you looked?  Your hair was just right and your skin was free of blemishes.  Looking in the mirror, you couldn’t stop smiling at yourself.

But then you pick up your phone and see the gorgeous (or handsome) faces of Instagram influencers.  Or perhaps you walk down the street and see a classic beauty posing for a Tiffany advertisement, or the entrancing faces of Victoria Secret models caught mid-laughter.

At that moment you start to feel like your own beauty is a consolation prize. Sure, you appreciate your own good looks, but a part of you would still give it away in a heartbeat if you could just look like ‘her’.

It’s an uncomfortable, if not emotionally painful, feeling. Why do we feel like this and how can we feel better?

Week 46 Questions for Know Thyself 2019: Finding Yourself

It’s safe to say that money can’t buy happiness.  Everyone can think of someone rich & miserable.  Fame, too, doesn’t guarantee a high quality life – just consider the list of famous people who committed suicide or became addicts.  Feeling lost and disconnected with your life & experiences is a terrible way to live.  

Winning the game of life means figuring out your purpose and passion.  Wouldn’t that be great? But where do you start?  If you want traction on the journey to find yourself, you’ll need to start on solid ground. Only then can you pull yourself forwards.  But so far, nothing has excited you.  There’s no grip and you’ve got no grit.  How can you figure out who you are when you’re clueless?   This week’s post introduces a clever method of self-discovery!