“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Ever hear that one? It’s absolutely wrong.
Broken bones can mend and be almost like new again. But words cause pain that never heals. Words weigh heavily on you. It’s bad enough when someone else says hurtful things, but what about the way you talk to yourself?
In this episode, Dr. Nina discusses seven words that make you feel bad, and also make you feel bad about yourself. She also shares some expressions that do the opposite, that are encouraging and enhance your self-esteem.
When you take off the weight of the word, you’re likely to feel better.