This is how I spent most of my life, but I can confidently say that things have changed dramatically and my life now has a minimum of stress and anxiety. I contribute most of my problems to a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Depression was always an ongoing battle. My fears and insecurities created difficulty in managing my emotions and dealing with any difficult issues. This kept me from moving ahead in my life, making good choices, setting and reaching any goals. Then some life changing events caused me to stop speeding through life aimlessly and take a deep look inside myself. My personal journey to find answers started with extensive research on mental health issues and self-esteem. By increasing my knowledge base, it gave me a deeper understanding of myself and others.
My journey continued as I spent several months helping a local peer support group where I learned a lot of practical knowledge. This allowed me to focus on helping other people instead of focusing on my own problems, which in turn helped build confidence in my abilities and skills. During this time, I set up a small self-help library. Listening to various tapes and reading books by well-known authors (such as Joyce Meyer and Stephen Covey increased my knowledge base and allowed me to look at life with a different perspective.
The next part of my journey began when a wonderful friend brought me to a local church. This experience has continued to give me strength through its powerful messages and caring atmosphere. It has brought purpose to my life and allowed me to work on projects that had been put aside or forgotten, such as writing my books and starting a blog. I love writing and hope to continue adding more books to my small bookshop.
I M CONFIDENT NIAGARA CANADA is a program that I developed to help people build confidence and increase self-esteem through visual presentations, articles and books. I have facilitated several group workshops within the Niagara Region over the past few years and am continuing to provide one-on-one Confidence Coaching for women and girls. People of all ages face increasing difficulty in their lives due to stress and pressures from the world. We are led to believe that happiness can be found if we can just become the 'perfect' person and then our lives will be wonderful. Unfortunately, perfection isn't possible in an imperfect world and we are just setting ourselves up for ongoing frustration and failure.
My program will help you get started on your own journey to find happiness and success by teaching you how to build confidence and increase your self-esteem. I believe that anyone can change their perspective and have a life full of joy and purpose. All it takes is the desire to change, daily commitment, patience and perseverance. When I faced life with a negative perspective, which was about 90% of the time, I was miserable. Once I discovered that it was possible to change my perspective, I worked very hard, using the ideas that I teach in my coaching and now it is easy for me to be positive MOST of the time. Of course, I still have my meltdowns, but they don't happen very often. So if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!
If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks for visiting my site:) If you would like to view my slide presentations on self-esteem, depression and other topics click here.
HAVE A WONDERFULLY POSITIVE DAY and GOD BLESS!!! ~Brenda
Brenda Silveira, of the CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY SELF-ESTEEM WORKBOOK is known for inspiring people while building their confidence through her workshops, blogging and Confidence Coaching.
GRANDMA'S NOTES ON PARENTING is the first in series of books to come under the title of GRANDMA'S NOTES. This easy-to-read book gives empowerment to new parents by highlighting a few simple ways to raise children in a positive environment. Brenda's candid recollection of her own lifetime of struggles helps individuals to realize that they are not alone in their struggles to make good choices.
Brenda, a graduate of Stratford Teacher's College, a former Girl Guide leader, Guide Commissioner and business owner , is the creator of I M Confident Niagara Canada, a project that promotes esteem building through a website, visual presentations, books and Confidence Coaching. She is also actively involved in her church as a volunteer in various areas.
Brenda uses her unique life experiences, combined with her teaching abilities and knowledge gained from extensive research to help others build confidence and increase their esteem. Her deep passion for helping struggling people comes to light in her Confidence Coaching where she provides some basic life-changing tools that can help change a person's entire perspective on life.