Many people insist they have a healthy sense of self-esteem, but then they do things that prove otherwise. They might make poor decisions, spend time with people who treat them badly, or put everyone else first and themselves last. These choices often come from low self-worth that creates unhealthy and dysfunctional beliefs.

On page 47 of my book, I explain:

“Self-esteem is defined as the way in which you think of yourself; your own value and abilities. It is quite often tied into our sense of self-worth and self-consciousness. It is the way in which we identify ourselves and the impact these thoughts have on our lives and the decisions we make.”

In essence, self-esteem is essential to living a happy, healthy life. Without it, the deep-rooted issues from low self-esteem can become part of your personality—and they can even become comfortable and accepted as true. People with low self-esteem may still make achievements and feel happy, but only to a certain point.

When these issues come to the surface, it becomes clear how self-esteem impacts lives. Usually, fear is behind a lot of self-esteem issues and choosing to “make due” or “settle for mediocrity” rather than allow yourself to spread your wings. Remember, profound changes and success come from stepping outside your comfort zone!

Author's Bio: 

Cheryl Hitchcock is a Certified Clinical Counsellor and Coach for over 13 years. Cheryl received her credentials for counselling through traditional college education but began Spiritual Coaching as a result of working with Buddhist Monks for years. She received her Coaching certificate through online studies and then incorporated all these areas into her private practice.

With an acute understanding of how the brain, mind and body connect, Cheryl is in a unique position to help people with many diverse issues. "All people have infinite capabilities when it comes to creating their ideal lives". Cheryl has shown her clients that they are capable of great change, and change that is sustainable.

Because Cheryl is dedicated to helping people enhance their magnificence, and reduce stress and overcome problems, she offers her services at her client’s homes, offices and in the community. Cheryl also offers her services in the evenings, and some weekends to better fit her client's needs. Not only does she offer diverse hours and locations, Cheryl also offers online and telephone counselling.

Being an Agent of Change, Cheryl truly understands and recognizes the equality of all people and works in a supportive and non-judgemental way that truly connects with her clients. With all of the wonderful things that Cheryl is able to manifest in her life, she feels grateful to be able to help others and share her knowledge, strategies and insights with others in a unique and positive way.

Cheryl is also a renowned public speaker and author. Her newest book is entitled, "Just Give Your Head a Shake...and Change Your Life for the Better". It is currently available through