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What Is Self Respect and Why Is It Important?


Self-respect is an element in people’s lives that is being increasingly neglected as everyday responsibilities and stresses add up.  Carrie Krawiec, LMFT from the Birmingham Maple Clinic was recently contacted by Up Journey to discuss what self-respect really means, and how to distinguish it from simple self-improvement.  The article also offers other helpful perspectives on self-respect and how to make it more of a centerpoint in every day life for mental health maintenance.

“Self-acceptance and self-improvement are like wings of a bird; you need them both to soar. Self-improvement without self-acceptance will cause a nervous breakdown. Self-acceptance without self-improvement is a delusion.”

Click here to read the whole article.  If you feel that you or a loved one is allowing self-respect issues to affect every day life and well-being, please contact Birmingham Maple Clinic for a consultation.