Author Archives: Teresa Holmes

About Teresa Holmes

Teresa is a certified coach and speaker who empowers women and teens to remove the emotional and mental clutter, ignite their passions and build their lives and dreams around the things that they love. Known as The Esteemologist, Teresa believes that self esteem is our master program and that how we feel about and value ourselves is the foundation to enjoying massive success.

Dying to be Beautiful

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  As I typed the title of this article, I cringed because I know oh so well how true it really is. Now, I don’t mean “dying to” in the sense of wanting, longing, dreaming, as some might think. There are some who are actually dying, being disfigured or harming themselves in other ways in […]

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If Coffee Were Self-Esteem

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If some took a huge chug of self-esteem like they did their favorite cup of Joe  each morning, there would be a lot less insecurity, jealousy, bad decisions, and even crime, not to mention overall bad attitudes. Many say that coffee is an essential and necessary part of living to them, which is fine, but so should […]

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Don’t You be the Judge

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Yesterday as I stood in a long line at the tax office, I noticed people glancing at something in another line and stepping around it with disgust. As I looked closely, I noticed it was a pair of shoes. Why were they there? I then scanned the room to see if there was someone with no shoes on. […]

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The Joy of Celebrating

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I have always loved celebrations, but my greatest joy came when I learned to celebrate someone besides myself. This was not an easy feat for me. What I found when I truly started to self-reflect was that my selfishness and insecurities had me believing that when I celebrated others, I diminished my own self-worth. As I […]

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Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes

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  Just as your reaction to personal victories defines you, so does how you respond to your mistakes. I used to be the Queen of beating myself up when I faltered. Not because I was striving to be perfect, but because I was so concerned about what others might think. This went on for many years, until […]

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The Power of Storytelling

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I started out writing on a completely different topic, but then got into a conversation with a colleague and she asked THE question! The one that lights a fire inside of me and makes me want to talk for hours. “Why are you so passionate about storytelling?” Ha, too bad she couldn’t see that huge small that […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Low Self-Esteem

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  Throughout my entire childhood, I was surrounded and raised by women with low self-esteem. In fact, they had no idea of the meaning of it. My grandmother, who birthed 13 children and raised some of her grandchildren (including me most of the time) was one of the, She was content to allow my grandfather to bring home […]

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The Power in Networking

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  You have probably heard a thousand times (as have I) that your personal and professional success is as much about who you know as what you know. But although I had heard this over and over again, I didn’t really GET the message until I became the Director of two organizations within a large Federal agency […]

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Ten Quotes to Help Boost Your Self-Esteem

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   Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself.  However, there are so many things that affect those feelings. Negative childhood experiences, the demise of a valued relationship, or even the lost of a job can have an effect on how you are self-valued. No matter what the cause of how you […]

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Becoming Your Authentic Self

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This morning I was blessed to reconnect with an old friend and during our conversation, she referred to herself as a “reformed charlatan.” Curious as to why she would say that (I have always thought her to be quite the opposite) I simply came out and asked her. She stated that when we were close […]

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