Self-Esteem: Isn’t that what it’s all about?


The sunshine warms my whole body as I canoe down the river in the quiet. “This is the feeling I am going for.  When I am stressed this is the feeling I don’t have.” …hmmm, but what is this feeling? It is a much better feeling  than self-doubt or focusing on weight lossPerhaps the feeling is-

  • Relaxing into myself
  • A state of well-being
  • Peace in the moment

Ah ha! Self-Esteem

Self -esteem is the state of knowing that we are ok for who we are, not for what we do.  It is the magic wand that leads us to self acceptance and gives us permission to be in the mindful moment and count our own needs.

This is the gift we want to give  our children.

Check out this great resource to encourage self esteem and healthy weight from Toronto Public Health entitled,Your Kids are Listening.

“Your Kids are Listening” is an early child development program to remind parents that what they do and say has an impact on their child’s own healthy eating, physical activity and self esteem.

This link is packed  with simple suggestions to boost self esteem, encourage healthy eating and activity and they are fun.  I believe through teaching and modeling we can learn what we need to do for ourselves.

So whether you use these activities with your grandchildren, your children or your child within, find a way to incorporate one of these simple, 5 minute techniques in your day.

Which activity would you like to magic wand into you or your child’s life?

One response to “Self-Esteem: Isn’t that what it’s all about?”

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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