self esteem – The Frugal Feminista | Kara Stevens

Is Minimalism your cure for Clutter and Debt?

We all have our Kryptonite when it comes to impulse shopping and buying more than we need or even want. For me, as a self-proclaimed brown girl bibliophile introvert, I can’t pull myself from Amazon without spending at least $50. A sweet circuit of joy coursed through me when I come home and find those

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The 4 Ds to Sanity

This has been a rough week for me. I’ve been taking an intense class for work plus I had several business/social events that has left this introvert tired! As I came in late last night and got up early this morning I started thinking about what I need to do differently. And I was reminded of

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Make Self-Compassion a Priority

Now that we’re days into the New Year, those who set New Year’s Resolutions are in the thick of making their change. But before fully moving into the New Year, reviewing the past year – the good, bad, and ugly is necessary. Regardless of the ups and downs of 2015, how you understand them will directly

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Dance Like the World is Watching

For many women asking for help is foreign to them. They are so busy helping others that they don’t think to or even know how to ask for help themselves. Deborah Cohan (see video) gives us a wonderful example of asking for what we need. Moments before she goes into surgery for a double mastectomy

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Be Kinder to You in 2016

How many times a day do you call yourself “lazy” or “stupid”? The words come into our minds without us even realizing it. Special K has a great commercial that shows how hurtful and damaging we can be to ourselves (see video). It shows women in a clothing store reading labels that say “Feeling disgusting”,

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Say No Like You Mean It

This time of year is full of too many things to do any not enough time. You’ve probably said yes to things that you don’t want to do or don’t have the time to do. And you end up kicking yourself and resenting others as a result. Saying no isn’t easy especially for people who

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Just because you think it, doesn’t mean you have to believe it!

Recently one of our consulting clients called me to ask a question about payment. My first thought was, “Oh no, I did something wrong!” In that moment I realized a pattern of defaulting to the thought that I made a mistake when it comes to money. In truth I have made mistakes in the past.

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A Ride-or-Die Crew is Good Self-Care!

Hey Feminista Family! I want to introduce you to our newest contributing writer, Tonya Ladipo! She is the owner and director of The Ladipo Group, an organization that provides high-quality, professional counseling services. Give her a warm Feminista welcome in the comments below. – K   Nothing says self-care like surrounding yourself with people who

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Lacking self-confidence? Do a self-evaluation-ASAP!!

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life~Marcus Garvey Confidence is defined as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust”.  Self-confidence is being able to rely on and trust yourself.  In today’s society, conveying confidence is necessary for your success,

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5 Questions to Help You Improve Your Self-Worth

A friend of mine told me she had something of an “Aha” moment when she read a recent post of mine. I’d made a distinction between self-esteem and self-worth. About 5 years ago I went to a therapist to work on some personal issues. This therapist annoyed me for many reasons, but she annoyed me

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