• Self-Esteem & the movie The Way, Way Back

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 19, 2013
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    Self esteem starts to "bake" in adolescence. It's part of why adolescence can feel so tragic because there is such a slim grip on feeling ok. I was moved by the raw truth of this movie, a week after watching an adolescent struggle with his self-esteem. The opening of the… Continue Reading

  • Self-Esteem & Self Image Struggles & Self Hatred

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • April 22, 2013
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    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litXW91UauE&w=560&h=315] Too often self-esteem means we see ourselves in a harsh critical light. This video captures exactly how deeply we twist reality and fail to see ourselves accurately. The video made me cry because I see this struggle with self-image & disgust on a daily basis. Our culture, our… Continue Reading

  • What is Self Esteem? What is Confidence?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • February 27, 2013
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    What is confidence? What is self esteem? They are both about learning how to believe in yourself, accepting your dark side and giving up trying to make everyone else happy but yourself. You have to risk exploring your own wants, learn to live with your own humanity and risk mistakes… Continue Reading

  • 13 Suggestions to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • May 19, 2009
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    #1. Weigh in on your regrets and mistakes. Ask yourself what you have learned. Are you carrying any residual guilt or unfinished business? Do you need to make amends to anyone? Have you forgiven yourself and accepted your own humanity as a part of growing up? #2. Imagine yourself dead… Continue Reading

  • Easier Said Than Done & Kitchen Nightmares

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 20, 2009
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    In response to a comment about my Top Chef blog entry I want to acknowledge that change is easier said than done. Watching one episode of Chef Gordon Ramsay in Kitchen Nightmares is a clear demonstration of how hard it is to change. Ramsay goes to restaurants on the verge… Continue Reading

  • First, Accept Yourself

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • February 23, 2009
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    One of the best parts of life is sharing the ride over decades with somebody else. It is also true that finding someone worthwhile is a difficult task. The old adage learn to love yourself first is true. Loving yourself/self esteem is not built upon positive thoughts or heaps of… Continue Reading

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