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paisiaMemberOctober 17, 2013 at 12:04 pmPost count: 9
‘I think good self esteem comes from within. Bad self esteem is what is forced upon us from external sources. None of us start out life feeling bad about ourselves. But negative input from parents, teachers, bullies, bad experiences, form those internal thought patterns that convince us that we are no good. The more negative input, the more negative output.’
That’s so well put blackdog thank youREPORT ABUSE
paisiaMemberOctober 12, 2013 at 11:46 amPost count: 9
Thank you all for your personal experiences. A couple of you mentioned the book ‘You mean I’m not lazy…’ and being in Holland means I can’t just pick the book up in the library, but someone was kind enough to photocopy the whole book and put it online, and here it is :http://inyer.org/downloads/You_Mean_Im_Not_Crazy.pdf
Miguelangel could you explain in one sentence what you mean, I got a bit lost sorry.
Dithl, I think your creature was looking for a place to sleep quietly over winter.REPORT ABUSE
paisiaMemberOctober 11, 2013 at 2:30 amPost count: 9
SDWA, do you mean low self esteem is here to stay ? Does it never free it’s grip, will it follow me to the grave ? Does that mean I might never be able to rest on my laurels ? Is it something I will always have to deal with, does it cloud my vision, is it my constant companion ?
I know the answer I’m sorry to say.REPORT ABUSE
paisiaMemberOctober 11, 2013 at 2:23 amPost count: 9
Hi Blackdog, I would be interested to hear what you have learnt, so please post.REPORT ABUSE
paisiaMemberOctober 11, 2013 at 2:21 amPost count: 9
So glad your present photo looks so much more friendly than the last one.
I am still a closet ADDer.I have had psychotherapy, the woman at the time didn’t encourage me to look into ADHD, I suppose because I was dealing with abuse from my youth, also it was in Dutch which made tit more difficult to convey obvious English nuances. I was on Ritalin for a while, but as I also had undiagnosed hypothyroidism, it cancelled out the ritalin and left me crashing after an hour and a nervous wreck. I’ve got to see about getting my thyroid in order before I start on other meds again.
I would like to try coaching or therapy of some sort again, but I don’t have the will power to go thru all that again. Hmm I think I just have to see this thyroid thing out and see if it works.