Friday, June 9, 2017

Stand Up For Yourself

My sister had to have three warts removed from her hands, and she was told
the procedure would only require a local anesthetic. But two days before the
surgery, she was told she'd have to be sedated. She questioned the need for
sedation and the secretary said, "Everybody does it." I told her sedation made
no sense, and I looked up hand surgery for warts online. Not only was seda-
tion unnecessary, but doctors can even do some carpal tunnel surgery with-
out sedation now. When she talked to the doctor's office again, she stood
firm on her decision and refused to be sedated. During her surgery, she was
numbed with a local anesthetic and she didn't feel a thing.

My sister's situation is proof that you should always stand up for yourself
when someone doesn't have your best interests at heart. The medical facility
would have made hundreds of extra dollars by charging her for unneeded
drugs while causing needless risks to her health...that's just wrong.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Benefits of Confidence

The Benefits of Confidence

Capable of accomplishing greatness
Open-minded and curious 
Nothing gets in the way of your goals
Facing your fears with courage
Identifying your strengths 
Decreasing negative thoughts
Elegant with your words
Never put yourself down
Carry yourself with pride
Eliminate self-doubt

Monday, February 20, 2017

When You Have Low Self-Esteem

I can remember it like yesterday...the way it felt to have low self-esteem. I
would sometimes stare into the mirror and cry. I felt unlovable and unhappy.
I felt useless and ugly. I felt jealous and I was hateful. That's what low self-
esteem feels like. Although some people have enough self-esteem to fill a
room, many people do not. There are people who feel as if they have no
reason for being reason for living. It's sad and it's scary to feel
this way. No one should suffer like this.

If you're feeling sad and hopeless you don't have to continue to feel this
way. There are people out there who care about you and love you. There
are people who can help you, if you only let them know that you're in need
of help. Don't let another day pass when you simply hide your pain, as you
slowly drift away into more sadness and loneliness. Reach out to someone
that you trust and explain the way you've been feeling. Tell this person that
you believe he/she can somehow show you how to feel better about yourself.