The Impact of Expectations

I am a dreamer. I see the way I want my life to look, spaces to look, relationships to look way before it actually happens. I see it playing like a movie in my head. The clothes I am wearing, the car I am driving, the way my husband and I speak to one another,…

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What is self-esteem and how do I increase it?

Brooke Ferreira, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

A few years ago I was in therapy, and my therapist brought up exploring my self esteem. My first reaction was to become defensive. I didn’t feel like I lacked self-confidence, I’ve always felt secure in my ability to put myself out there. But then I got curious. If even the suggestion of exploring my…

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