Tag Archives: self-esteem

Words

To give something a name is to give it power. That’s a concept that I came upon years and years ago, when I was 14, experimenting with Wiccan religious beliefs. (I’m an atheist now, in case anyone was wondering. I … Continue reading

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Stop Apologizing and Start Living

Better Not Broken is a very good mental health blog written by a domestic abuse survivor. If you too say “I’m sorry” way too damn often* this post is for you. (*when what you mean is, ‘I think you’re wrong … Continue reading

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Guts

The conventional wisdom goes that for any given thing you do or quality you possess, you will always find people who are better than you at it, and people who are worse than you at it. I like to think … Continue reading

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Dear Torrence: My Bullying Story

In response to the heartbreaking racist bullying incident at a particular school in Newfoundland… Dear Torrence, I don’t know you. You don’t know me. I’ve never been anywhere near Baie Verte, N.L. I’m a 25-year-old white woman in Quebec City. … Continue reading

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On self-deprecation

When I go to Baltimore, I always manage to work in a visit to the free book exchange. This time, I found the entire Frank McCourt trilogy (you know, the Irish writer who wrote ‘Angela’s Ashes’ ?) in paperback. I’d … Continue reading

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The Creative Process

I stole this from a web-designer friend who is the brains and brilliance behind QueerMentalHealth.org and knows at least as well as I do what it`s like to work in a demanding, adrenaline-pumping creative profession while dealing with low self-esteem. … Continue reading

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