06 Nov Being Well Podcast: Authentically Developing Self-Worth
It’s one thing to feel good about what we do, and another to feel truly worthy from the inside out. When we increase our self-worth it allows us to take our needs more seriously, get on our own side, and change our lives for the better.
On this episode of Being Well, Rick and Forrest explore how we can develop a more durable sense of self-worth. They talk about self-worth vs. self-esteem, what causes people to lack self-worth, Rick’s personal story of developing a true sense of worthiness, and why more self-worth probably won’t turn you into a narcissistic a**hole.
1:00: The value of self-worth
2:50: Will improving my self-worth turn me into a narcissist?
5:45: What makes people more likely to struggle with self-worth?
6:50: Distinguishing self-worth from self-esteem
9:30: Rick’s own journey to a better sense of self-worth
14:55: Inner attacker, inner nurturer, and the beleaguered self.
19:15: The process of building up your nurturing parts
27:20: Investigating negative stories we tell ourselves
30:55: Mutual rapport and being loving
33:40: Social aspects of developing self worth, and why therapy works
36:50: Non-social aspects
38:20: Relating to yourself from a less ego-oriented perspective
44:40: Vulnerability and tenderness in our interactions with others
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