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Cinderella’s Guide to Self-Esteem: A 21st Century Revision

By | 2017-12-17T14:47:59+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |

Cinderella's fairy tale seduces us into believing that we acquire self-esteem from external sources. For too many of us, this becomes the illusive path to self-esteem and our happily ever afters. So what's a 21st century girl to do?

Not-So-Magic Mirrors, Identity, and Value

By | 2017-12-17T14:42:45+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |

"Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all", asked the evil queen in the German fairy tale, "Snow White", and a fantastic course of events followed. Like the fictional queen, many of us look in mirrors to ask our questions daily: Am I okay? Do I look good enough to step out into the world? For some of us, mirrors on the wall are just the beginning of the challenge: other people become mirrors into which we gaze to determine our identity and value.