I Am Me

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Let 2019 Be The Year YOU Make Your Declaration of Self-Esteem

In my profession of family therapy, I found a powerful mentor early on, that reminded me of the importance of having positive self-esteem. What I loved so much about Virginia Satir, was that she was a pioneer for her time. She was a strong, confident woman who reconstructed family therapy. She was a mover and shaker. She followed her heart and created a life of passion and fulfillment. She was fearless and unstoppable. She inspired my work throughout all these years where I could see my clients from the perspective that they weren’t broken. She helped me realize that recreating psychology was an option. She reminded me to see people for the perfection they each bring within.

I invite you to make the Declaration of Self-Esteem to yourself and share it with those people you love. It’s your choice to live a life of self-love and actualization. The most powerful statement of all is to remember that YOU ARE OKAY!!!!

MY DECLARATION OF SELF-ESTEEM By: Virginia Sateer

IN ALL THE WORLD, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE EXACTLY LIKE ME EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF ME IS AUTHENTICALLY MINE BECAUSE I ALONE CHOSE IT - I OWN EVERYTHING ABOUT ME MY BODY, MY FEELINGS, MY MOUTH, MY VOICE, ALL MY ACTIONS, WHETHER THEY BE TO OTHERS OR TO MYSELF-I OWN MY FANTASIES, MY DREAMS, MY HOPES, MY FEARS, - I OWN ALL MY TRIUMPHS AND SUCCESSES, ALL MY FAILURES AND MISTAKES BECAUSE I OWN ALL OF ME, I CAN BECOME INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH ME - BY SO DOING I CAN LOVE ME AND BE FRIENDLY WITH ME IN ALL MY PARTS - I KNOW THERE ARE ASPECTS ABOUT MYSELF THAT PUZZLE ME, AND OTHER ASPECTS THAT I DO NOT KNOW - BUT AS LONG AS I AM FRIENDLY AND LOVING TO MYSELF, I CAN COURAGEOUSLY AND HOPEFULLY LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE PUZZLES AND WAYS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ME - HOWEVER I LOOK AND SOUND, WHATEVER I SAY AND DO, AND WHATEVER I THINK AND FEEL AT A GIVEN MOMENT IN TIME IS AUTHENTICALLY ME - IF LATER SOME PARTS OF HOW I LOOKED, SOUNDED, THOUGHT, AND FELT TURN OUT TO BE UNFITTING, I CAN DISCARD THAT WHICH IS UNFITTING, KEEP THE REST, AND INVENT SOMETHING NEW FOR THAT WHICH I DISCARDED - I CAN SEE, HEAR, FEEL, THINK, SAY, AND DO I HAVE THE TOOLS TO SURVIVE, TO BE CLOSE TO OTHERS, TO BE PRODUCTIVE, AND TO MAKE SENSE AND ORDER OUT OF THE WORLD OR PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF ME - I OWN ME, AND THEREFORE I CAN ENGINEER ME - I AM ME AND

I AM OKAY