How does body esteem differ from self-esteem?

Body esteem is how a person feels about her physical appearance, including weight, hair, eyes, fingernails and other features that comprise the way she looks. Self-esteem is how a person feels about herself as a person. Self-esteem is a broader concept that may encompass feelings about personality, relationships, accomplishments, spirituality and in small part, physical appearance. Problems can occur when self-esteem is completely defined by body esteem, when what should be one small "slice of the pie" becomes the whole pie.

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Emotional Health

How well you handle stress, anger, relationships, work, family life-it all factors into your emotional health. Finding balance in life-as well as peace of mind-helps us cope with life's ups and downs. Take time to explore new ways ...

to find stress relief, and to release anxiety, and unhappiness. Counseling can help-as can a gratitude journal.

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