Story archives - tag: "self-esteem"


A chill ran up my spine when the 9 year old standing near the buffet table said to me, "I'm not going to eat a single thing because that's what keeps me so slim and pretty."

tags: children anorexia eating disorders self-esteem body image [add]

2012-02-21 13:27:06 / Rating: 462.75 /


I've spent 20 years being worried about how much taller I was than all the boys, and in 7 minutes I fell in love with a boy in a wheelchair.

tags: irony disability love self-esteem [add]

2012-01-05 11:23:14 / Rating: 1061.25 /


The day my Mother accidentally left my little brother at the dog pound gave me the only self-esteem boost I would ever need.

tags: childhood humor dog pound self-esteem [add]

2008-11-18 13:14:45 / Rating: 760.25 /


I told him I have no problem with him seeing me naked, but a bathing suit is a different story.

tags: self-esteem nudity college boyfriend [add]

2008-02-12 12:33:53 / Rating: 822.5 /


As I looked at my old lecture notes, a doctoral thesis in math and physics, I realized: nothing will ever make me feel smart.

tags: notes math physics school intelligence self-esteem [add]

2007-11-12 22:49:29 / Rating: 640 /