“What Will People Think of Me?”

  Whenever people start to make changes in their lives, or even just think about making changes, one of their first responses is fear – fear of how they will be perceived by others.  The origin of that emotion goes to a core fear that they will be rejected by others, and thus find themselves … Continue reading “What Will People Think of Me?”

Seven Lies the World Tells Us About Our Bodies

1. If I change something about my body, I will finally like myself. 2. My outward appearance is the most important thing about me. 3. Everyone can look like movie stars or fashion models if they diet enough and work at it enough. 4. Attractive people don't have any problems. 5. Being overweight is a … Continue reading Seven Lies the World Tells Us About Our Bodies

Self Improvement or Self Acceptance

Self Acceptance or Self Improvement Climbing the stairs to coach Gibson's office, I wonder what I'm in trouble for.  I grew up in a time when, at age fifteen, you always assumed you were in trouble if you were called to someone's office.  This is in sharp contrast to today's youth who assume they are … Continue reading Self Improvement or Self Acceptance