So many of us struggle with self-esteem/self-worth issues. What is at the root of this, particularly for women 40+?
An important note to discuss before I delve into this question is the distinction between self-esteem and self-worth. Although frequently used interchangeably, these terms describe different dimensions of who we are and how we feel about ourselves. Knowing who we are and understanding the way we think about ourselves is key to developing positive self-value and living a meaningful life.
After her husband was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease at 54, Natalie spent her free time immersing herself in the work of her favorite author. Little did she know this would become the catalyst for her first novel, The Jane Austen Society, which was recently released after a bidding war among major NY publishers. (more…)
In 2005, Cindy quit her career when she had the opportunity to move to Thailand with her husband and son. A chance meeting with a Thai Buddhist nun would open her heart and change her life forever. She chronicles her adventures along the spiritual path in her newly released memoir.