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How I Got My Self-esteem Back

My self-belief began to crumble after taking care of two kids, raising them myself, and working in retail. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD that I realized what I was dealing with. I needed to let go of the idea of “my life is perfect” and start changing, to truly become good enough. This is my story.

My self-belief began to crumble after taking care of two kids, raising them myself, and working in retail. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD that I realized what I was dealing with. There is no perfect person, and no perfect life. The idea of living a perfect life begins with realizing there is no perfect person, and no perfect life. To accept the challenge of living with anxiety and depression and work through it, I needed to let go of how I felt about myself. It was going to be a lot of work, but the results were wonderful. I’ve learned to accept that I’m flawed in ways I might not be comfortable with. I’ve learned to let go of feeling “guilty” or “bad.” That’s a good feeling. To accept the challenge of living with anxiety and depression and work through it, I needed to let go of how I felt about myself. It was going to be a lot of work, but the results were wonderful. I’ve learned to accept that I’m flawed in ways I might not be comfortable with. I’ve learned to let go of feeling “guilty” or “bad.” That’s a good feeling. I believe these experiences helped lead to my newfound empowerment and sense of gratitude.

I believe these experiences helped lead to my newfound empowerment and sense of gratitude. I felt like I had the opportunity to use my life and my body to express myself, so I decided to write this blog. This blog is my story of learning how to live my best life and being happy. I can’t say I don’t have regrets or have any other life lessons to share, but this is my story for those people on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I believe it can take the weight off of suffering when we are honest with ourselves to determine how we feel about ourselves, and begin to live a life we love. I believe it can take the weight off of suffering when we are honest with ourselves to determine how we feel about ourselves, and begin to live a life we love. This can happen by learning to be more compassionate. This can happen by learning to be more compassionate. Loving ourselves and accepting ourselves for who we are is a first step to living our best lives. Loving ourselves and accepting ourselves for who we are is a first step to living our best lives. For those who are just starting to explore this concept and are seeking guidance, I invite you to read the full story. For those who are just starting to explore this concept and are seeking guidance, I invite you to read the full story. 

I don’t expect you to agree with everything I write, but you can share your story and get a deeper understanding of your own life. I don’t expect you to agree with everything I write, but you can share your story and get a deeper understanding of your own life. I love you.  Love,

I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best in the mental health (MHS) field over my 40+ year career. Some of the best are listed below, but the list also represents the talent available within the field, and the work that MHS professionals are doing. I’d like to thank and acknowledge all of them for their support, guidance, and insight. 

Cheryl A. Heer, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of the Wellness and Recovery Institute

Dr. Heer, has been working in the Mental Health field for 40 years and is one of the foremost authorities in treatment of  depression and anxiety. She’s one of the many experts featured on the popular blog “The Mental HEAL”.

James M. Sowell , PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Psychopharmacology Program at Brown University. Sowell has treated patients for more than thirty-five years. He’s the author of well over 100 scholarly publications related to psychiatric issues. He has published in top medical journals such as Psychological Medicine, Psychiatry Research, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Nature Medicine, Journal of Human Behavior, and Psychiatric Times.

Jeffrey M. Wagenof , DrPH, is the Director of the Center for Integrative Health at the University of Pennsylvania and has practiced psychiatry for 30 years.