Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#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, or admired by others, or by avoiding disapproval. As well, most individuals think that achievement and success in and of itself will create genuine self-esteem.

These attempts to feel good about ourselves resembles what Mel calls “other esteem.” They are derived externally and often cause people to betray their own authenticity by seeking approval from others.

In this episode, Mel explains the true and powerful nature of authentic self-esteem.He interviews a current therapy client, a recent college graduate, who shares his challenges with measuring of himself and how he has broken free of this burden.

Low self-esteem is at the source of most of our emotional and psychological challenges. Developing genuine self-worth is the foundation for well-being and thriving in your life and your relationships.

This episode lays the groundwork to help you re-envision your relationship with your self.

Want to read more about it? Check out Mel’s article on the subject, and be sure to pick up Mel’s book The Possibility Principle.

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