Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#051: Be Significant

Why living a life of deep meaning and purpose helps us feel significant and valuable to ourselves and in our relationships with others.

The Problem with Perfection

In recent years, I’ve treated increasing numbers of individuals who are driven to distraction through their pursuit of perfection.  The desire to be perfect traps… Continue reading The Problem with Perfection

#026: We All Just Want to be Loved

We all just want to be loved…but we struggle as we get in our own way. In this episode, Mel navigates the nuances and complexities… Continue reading #026: We All Just Want to be Loved

Real Esteem

Self-worth, self-esteem. What do they really mean? Being rich, being popular, Great grades, being followed, Captain of the team Still leave you hollow   It… Continue reading Real Esteem

#020: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the Fear Not Podcast

In this bonus episode, Billy J. Atwell of the Fear Not podcast interviews Mel on the nature of fear and methods for transcending this common, yet debilitating… Continue reading #020: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the Fear Not Podcast

#013: You Can’t Love Another If You Don’t Love Yourself

In this episode Mel delves into the nature of healthy self-love. This love for self is not self-interested or narcissistic, but a bountiful relationship with… Continue reading #013: You Can’t Love Another If You Don’t Love Yourself

The Three Pillars of Leadership

Authentic leaders are by definition singular individuals. They possess a unique array of qualities and skills that enable them to lead others. Yet, we shouldn’t… Continue reading The Three Pillars of Leadership

#009: The Power of Authentic Self-Esteem

The concept of self worth remains tragically misunderstood in our culture. Most people seek to bolster their sense of self by being well thought of,… Continue reading #009: The Power of Authentic Self-Esteem

#008: Who Am I?

“Who am I?” is a common question that many people ponder. In this episode inspired by his popular article, Mel Schwartz explains why this may in… Continue reading #008: Who Am I?

#006: Raising Resilient Children

Mel says, “As a culture we tend to focus on the achievement and success of our children but omit something far more important; their resilience.”… Continue reading #006: Raising Resilient Children