Value is word that has many faces. Some believe that value is an amount of money paid for a service, with the ‘value-for-service’ being closely checked before money changes hands. Value can be a belief that one’s life is important and significant and the need for people to perceive your status in society.
The idea of value-of-self, self-worth and selfappreciation are much harder to quantify. They are beliefs that come from within the person and are frequently determined by the challenges and harshness of life experiences. This gives rise to a way of behaving, or a way of thinking and holding certain points of view and is shaped by the positive or negative events that occurred.
Emotions are driven by the value-of-self. Self-destruction and self-harm emerges from a negative self-worth, whereas kindness, generosity and giving of oneself, all flow from positive self-worth.
In this issue of Great Health GuideTM, self-worth is explored in Finding Peace in Trouble, When Life is Too Hard, Helping Kids Cope with Traumatic Events. Finally, The Best Gift You Could Give Yourself, explains how LOVE is a gift that helps us truly value ourselves.