Self-Criticism


Resistance is the Enemy

The idea of “Resistance” came from a book I read while on Christmas vacation a year ago, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. As I was reading it, I knew my life was about to change. Some things resonate so truthfully that if you ignore them you must take full responsibility for your cowardice, accept your impending failure, and say to yourself, “You just ain’t got it kid”.  Once the enemy had a name – Resistance, I had to admit that for my entire life up to that point I had always given in to it.

So what is Resistance? It takes so many forms that almost everything is resistance. It’s anything that stops us from doing what we know we should be doing with our lives, things that elevate us, the pursuit of our calling and purpose. It’s the artist that doesn’t paint, the writer that doesn’t write, … Read More »



I Love You Just the Way You Are!

Posted on February 19th, by Albert in Accept, Feelings, Love, Self Esteem, Self-Criticism. No Comments

“When people come to me with a problem, I don’t care what it is—poor health, lack of money, unfulfilling relationships, or stifled creativity, there is only one thing I ever work on, and that is LOVING THE SELF.

I find that as we really love and accept and APPROVE OF OURSELVES EXACTLY AS WE ARE, then everything in life works. It’s as if little miracles are everywhere. Our health improves, we attract more money, our relationships become much more fulfilling, and we begin to express ourselves in creatively fulfilling ways. All this seems to happen without even trying.

I ask my clients to pick up a small mirror, look into their own eyes, and say their names and, ‘I love and accept you exactly as you are.’

This is so difficult for many people. Seldom do I get a calm reaction, let alone … Read More »


May I Make a Suggestion?

“From infancy on, the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions. Not knowing how to thwart them, we unconsciously accepted them. Here are some of the negative suggestions: “You can’t.” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You mustn’t.” “You’ll fail.” “You haven’t got a chance.” “You’re all wrong.” “It’s no use.” “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” “The world is going to the dogs.” “What’s the use, nobody cares.” “It’s no use trying so hard.” “You’re too old now.” “Things are getting worse and worse.” “Life is an endless grind.” “Love is for the birds.” “You just can’t win.” “Pretty soon you’ll be bankrupt.” “Watch out, you’ll get the virus.” “You can’t trust a soul,” etc. Unless, as an adult, you use constructive autosuggestion, which is a reconditioning therapy, the impressions made on you in the … Read More »


I can’t believe you said that to me!

Posted on December 23rd, by Albert in Feelings, Opinions, Pain, Self-Criticism. No Comments

“Other people’s comments and opinions only hurt when they resonate with our own self-doubt. It’s not what they actually say that hurts, it’s the pain of knowing that you haven’t overcome this same opinion inside yourself yet.” – Albert Pellissier


Here’s My Opinion of You

Posted on November 15th, by Albert in Confidence, Doubt, Love, Opinions, Self Esteem, Self-Criticism. No Comments

“I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, and yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.” Marcus Aurelius