Tag Archive: identity

Discovering Self-Worth

Five years ago, when Someone To Tell It To had just been created, we wrote the blog below, about the actress Viola Davis and her insights into achieving a healthy level of self-worth. Ms. Davis has been in the news recently, most notably for winning an Academy Award for her role as a long-suffering wife […]

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Living an Authentic Life

No man, for any considerable period of time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitudes without finally getting bewildered about which may be the truth.     Nathaniel HawthorneBeing authentic is the ability to be true to oneself. Living an authentic life requires the ability to be true to our own wants, needs […]

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The Inner Voice of Love

The theologian Henri Nouwen wrote this journal entry about his own struggles with self-worth in his confessional, The Inner Voice of Love:Some people have lived such oppressed lives that their true selves have become completely unreachable to them. They need help to break through their oppression. Their power to free themselves has to be at […]

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Judging Others By the Names We Call Them

Once you label me, you negate me.     Soren Kierkegaard This morning we had a discussion on how we often unconsciously put labels on people without even recognizing that we do. We have the tendency to put a person’s circumstances, color, class distinction, job, disease, disability first before we look at someone simply as a person […]

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Just Because We Are

“You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self…You must stop seeing yourself through the eyes of others and trying to make them proud of you.” ~Henri Nouwen Where do you get your identity? Who gives you your self-worth? Do you need and depend on other people-parents, spouse, child, friend, […]

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