The Glass in the Glass – WOMEN in RECOVERY

The Glass in the Glass    When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you Queen for a day, Just go to the mirror and look at yourself And see what that Gal has to say. For it isn’t your father,mother,husband or strife Whose judgment upon you must pass. The person whose verdict counts most in your life Is the one staring back from the glass. You may be like Jack Horner and chisel a plum And think you’re a wonderful Gal. But the Gal in the … [Read more...]

SELF LOVE – How Do You Like You So Far? , WOMEN in RECOVERY

How Do You Like You So Far?  .... that is the question!   In 1956 psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric.   He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself (e.g. being realistic and honest about one's strengths and weaknesses).   He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love … [Read more...]

Self Esteem – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Self-esteem is a term in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, "I am competent", "I am worthy") and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. 'The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, the positive or negative evaluation of the self, is how we feel about it'. A person’s self-concept consists of the beliefs one has about oneself, one’s self-perception, … [Read more...]

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