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Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders

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"The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is to play on the one string we have and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes."
Charles Swindoll

Verbal Abuse

Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse...(Site)!
This site is for people whose love relationship is troubled by verbal and emotional abuse. If you think you may be victim, abuser (or both!), this site is for you.

Abuse in Relationships
Emotional, mental, verbal, and physical abuse as it applies to men, women, children, and pregnant women. Declaration of love, manipulation, power play, or verbal abuse? It is probably verbal abuse. Mental, emotional, and verbal abuse often turns into physical abuse. Physical abuse always escalates. You did not cause your abuse. Guilt is rampant in abuse for both the abused and the abuser. Don't feel guilty if you are abused. Is it emotional abuse or manipulation or power plays? Abuse is very common in pregnancy. Abuse of kids and infants and teen-aged batterers are also covered.

Abuse the Silent Killer!
Verbal abuse is often taken for granted or renamed as: sharing, caring, communicating, just being honest, and even love. Sometimes we laugh about is. Sometimes we cry because of it. Often we ignore it, trying not to take is so seriously, but try to understand the intent. But verbal abuse is still abuse!

Co-Dependency

Signs of Codependence
Codependence is most often evident in our relationships with people who are important in our lives, be it at work, in our family, with friends, or with those in authority. How we behave and feel in these settings may indicate if we have a problem.

Codependence: A Disease of Lost Selfhood
Co-dependence is a disease of lost selfhood. It can mimic, be associated with, aggravate and even lead to many of the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual conditions that befall us in daily life. We become co-dependent when we turn our responsibility for our life and happiness over to our ego (our false self) and to other people.

Facing Codependence : What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabotages Our Lives
In this fresh new look at codependence, J. Keith Miller traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.

Escape from Intimacy : The Pseudo-Relationship Addictions
Bestselling author Anne Wilson Schaef examines the intriguing problem of relationship addiction, applying the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory.

Links
National Association For Self-Esteem
The purpose of the National Association for Self Esteem is to promote and fully integrate self esteem into the fabric of American society so that personal worth, responsibility and integrity become paramount and commonplace in families, schools, the government and the workplace. This site provides a comprehensive overview of the Association including a calendar of events, membership information, and how to form a chapter. A rather plain site that is infrequently updated.

Animaction
Animaction is dedicated to the self-esteem and talent of today's youth. They create a unique environment for teens through the use of animated film.

Affirmations for Self-Esteem
I will be more effective by having high self-esteem.
I am successful in many ways.

Center for Social Therapy
For individuals who are experiencing problems with social anxiety, shyness, social phobias, social skills or unstable relationships. If you're interested in Jonathan Berent's widely acclaimed book, Beyond Shyness, How To Control Social Anxieties, this site may be helpful to you.

Self-Worth.com
This site contains information to boost your self-worth. It provides jokes, motivational quotes, food for thought, etc. It also has many other links of interest. An easy site to follow, but somewhat plain.

Emotions Anonymous
Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, but for those seeking emotional health. This site includes general information about the organization, including traditions, concepts, and products for sale. Visitors may search for a local chapter by country, state, or city (there are currently 772 meetings listed in this world directory for the US). Frequently updated.

The Shyness Homepage
This, sponsored by The Shyness Institute in Portola Valley, California, is a gathering of network resources for people seeking information and services for shyness. This page encourages networking among those who face difficulty in achieving their professional and interpersonal goals. Only provides links to other informational sites.

The Enchanted Self
Positive therapy is a revolutionary approach to healing dysfunction and promoting self-esteem which employs the art of positive memory retrieval as its central technique. Extensive studies have shown that positive memories, no matter how trivial, play a crucial role in establishing our ability to achieve maturity, contentment, and a strong sense of purpose.