By Denise Jaden
Author of Never Enough
Am I enough? I don't know about you, but I've been trying most of my life to answer that question with a resounding "yes." It's not easy, because there are so many demands on us to be good parents and kids and spouses and students and workers and friends. On top of it all, we all want to be healthy, beautiful people. It's impossible to be everything to everyone, and so many of us live with an ongoing sense of inadequacy.
This can hit at any age, but I was shocked at when I read about the rise of eating disorders in women over 50. I write novels for teens, and striving to feel good enough hits especially hard in adolescence.
My latest book, Never Enough, is about two sisters who are willing to go to some desperate lengths in order to feel good enough. There are so many unhealthy ways to try and feel like enough. Most of them backfire and only make us feel worse about ourselves.
Several of my author friends-Beth Revis, Holly Cupala, Kristina McBride, Janet Fox, Bonnie Doerr, Tracy Bilen, Kim Baccellia, Margie Gelbwasser, Joanne Levy, K.M. Walton, Jennifer R. Hubbard, Michelle Corriel, Rosanne Parry, Cindy Callaghan, and Eileen Cook-have contributed their thoughts on overcoming their feelings of inadequacy, and I personally have found it very impacting. I hope you'll take a few minutes and watch it, and then share your own thoughts in the comments.
In what areas have you struggled to feel like enough? And what have you been able to do to overcome your feelings of inadequacy?
Get relationship tips. Find help with your love life. Have a happy marriage. Sign up for our newsletter!Related Links:
Buy Never Enough
Nothing to LOL About: New Disturbing Teen Girl Trend
9 Ways to Make Your Relationship Last for, Like, Ever
Like Tips on Life and Love on Facebook
Follow Tips on Life and Love on Twitter