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Reclaim Your Power!

Each one of us, regardless of race, gender, position and possessions has an innate need to be validated by others. From our parents, teachers, friends, bosses to significant others, all of us want those that we love and care about to demonstrate through their words and deeds, that we’re important, we want to know that they think that we’re okay.

Yet, for so many of us, we mask this need, somehow thinking that no one will recognize our deception. In our attempts to appear strong, before others and in our quiet moments alone, we lose sight of a powerful and simple truth. We were designed by our Creator to need others. The simple truth is… its okay to want other people to approve of us. It’s okay that other people validate us. It increases our self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of personal power. When is it not okay? It’s not okay when our dependency on having someone’s validation of our worth results in us compromising our personal truths and values. When this happens, we begin to …