Being Well Podcast: Authentically Developing Self-Worth
November 7, 2022

It’s one thing to feel good about what we do, and another to feel truly worthy from the inside out. When we increase our self-worth it allows us to take our needs more seriously, get on our own side, and change our lives for the better. 

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Rick and Forrest explore how we can develop a more durable sense of self-worth. They talk about self-worth vs. self-esteem, what causes people to lack self-worth, Rick’s personal story of developing a true sense of worthiness, and why more self-worth probably won’t turn you into a narcissistic a**hole.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:00: The value of self-worth
  • 2:50: Will improving my self-worth turn me into a narcissist?
  • 5:45: What makes people more likely to struggle with self-worth?
  • 6:50: Distinguishing self-worth from self-esteem
  • 9:30: Rick’s own journey to a better sense of self-worth
  • 14:55: Inner attacker, inner nurturer, and the beleaguered self
  • 19:15: The process of building up your nurturing parts
  • 27:20: Investigating negative stories we tell ourselves
  • 30:55: Mutual rapport and being loving
  • 33:40: Social aspects of developing self worth, and why therapy works
  • 36:50: Non-social aspects
  • 38:20: Relating to yourself from a less ego-oriented perspective
  • 44:40: Vulnerability and tenderness in our interactions with others
  • 46:05: Recap

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