Tag Archives: self esteem

Buffy Summers Would be Proud of How We’re Dealing with The Hell Mouth

When I have felt bad about myself or some life changing decision that I screwed up (when you are 20-25 every decision carries a healthy dose of doom and gloom), it is rarely about what us presently going on. Instead, I am worked up because of a past decision. What I am suggesting is an… Read More »

Five Radical Ways to Improve Your Relationships According to an Eight Year Old

Children don’t learn to lie and mask their feelings until adults school them in ways to deceive and manipulate. On a daily basis, I am surrounded with and interact with small children between the ages of four and eight. These remarkable creatures have taught me a great deal about being a better human being who… Read More »

3 Mind-Blowing Characteristics Anyone Can Develop to Triumph Over Life’s Difficulties Part 2

Yesterday, I made the determination that I would have major breakthroughs in every aspect of my life by six in the evening. I had them in my home with my little darlings and my husband. I had them at work in that I didn’t allow the early morning interaction to set the tone for my… Read More »

Kicking The Boogeyman in the Groceries: Chris Rock is Back Ya’ll! All Hail the Tambourine

Originally, I was planning on calling this piece F*CK OFF!but it didn’t seem polite and in our current boor-like culture, I didn’t want to add to our collective rudeness. This piece is inspired by the brilliant Chris Rock. Although millennials have taken ownership of the term “bullying”, I’d like to offer some major insights and… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: The Power and Cost of Visibility

When people want to punish those they love nothing works better than rendering them invisible. Nathaniel Branden in his brilliant work on self esteem and its effects on relationships often highlights the need for psychological visibility. With this powerful ingredient, the ways that persons interact are filled with opportunities for growth and unlimited emotional intimacy.… Read More »

Men Refusing Domination

Everyday all around me and in multiple formats, the world reminds me that I’m flawed and not a “real man”. Men who Resist Domination are often seen as weak, pussies, someone to trifle with. We are often seen as less of a threat to the world. For not upholding toxic and typical masculinity, we pay… Read More »