Category: Self-Acceptance

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Lessons Learned from My 8 Year Old Cousin

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3The past month has been a swirl of activity since my cousins visited from the Philippines. Unlike many people, I rarely get the opportunity to see my relatives. Being the ...

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Doing What Works for YOU

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Sometimes we use other people's lives as standards for how we should live our own. A friend graduates from university and you think, "I should've graduated by now too." A friend gets married and you think, "I should be married by now too." A friend gets a promotion and you think, ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 2): RIGHT MINDSET

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsLast week's post (Part 1) was the weed-plucking stage: removing the negative baggage from our lives to make space for the new. Now with the soil cleared up, it's time to plant seeds -- seeds in the form of the "right mindset".THE 4 MINDSETS ...Mindset #1: Embrace Discomfort It sounds odd at first, ...

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell: What’s YOURS?

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It's crazy because lately the events in my life have been pointing towards one thing: the importance of telling a story.I attended a musical last night titled "Right Here, Write Now" (fantastic use of talent to raise funds for a great cause, by the way) about a girl who felt like ...

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Feel Like You’ve Got Nothing to Offer? Don’t buy it.

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsOne of the most paralyzing things that prevent us from offering our gifts and talents is the belief that we do not have something valuable to offer.MY STRUGGLE ...For a long time my struggle with self-esteem was related to accepting that I was an introvert. Susan Cain explains it excellently in ...

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"Self-Appreciation" vs. "Self-Improvement"

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs While reading a magazine, I came across a tragic article about young women who committed suicide, despite being accomplished & successful. These women were highly driven and goal-oriented, with big dreams and great expectations. However, the constant desire for self-improvement left them feeling stressed, disillusioned, isolated, worthless, and disappointed that they could never be ...

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"Walking Resume" Epidemic? NO MORE.

Follow this blog on Twitter: @realtalkblogsI recently had the pleasure of attending an event in my university where I got to meet other young women like me who were interested in (what you might call a cliche) "making a difference in the world". Now these were all beautiful, very talented, very capable women who were ...