Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World

Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World Being a minority in today’s world takes work. It always has. Fitting into the lifestyle of the majority can be difficult for some, and of course there is always the general stereotype that minorities are somehow less valuable than the majority population, wherever they may be. Although there are some advantages to …

How Societal Issues Have an Impact on the Self-Esteem of Muslims in the Western World

How Societal Issues Have an Impact on the Self-Esteem of Muslims in the Western World Ever since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, Muslims from every nation have faced societal repercussions from Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 1,700 percent increase of hate crimes against Muslim Americans from 2000 to 2001. Muslim Americans were …

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone?

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone? Our society has become reliant on medication over healthy living to feel better — both physically and emotionally. Taking a pill is so much easier than eating right and exercising, so why not? The reason is because healthy living has repeatedly been proven effective for so many health issues — including …

Opiates and Why So Many Are Becoming Addicted to Them

Opiates and Why So Many Are Becoming Addicted to Them Opiates are found naturally in the opium poppy plant. They contain the psychoactive compounds found in drugs like morphine and codeine. The term opiate is different from the much broader term opioid, which includes all drugs with morphine-like effects, including opiates. Opiates are listed as drugs of high abuse potential …

Building Up a Low Self-Esteem Can Ward Off Addiction

Building Up a Low Self-Esteem Can Ward Off Addiction Addiction is a beast to battle, and requires a lifetime in recovery. The best, and probably easiest, way to beat addiction is to avoid getting mixed up with it in the first place. By building up your low self-esteem, you can in turn build your self-confidence and self-worth, helping you feel …