Working on Your Self-Esteem is Key to Improve Your Sense of Well-Being | Study on American Women's Quality of Life Shows

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Improving self-esteem and having a positive effect in general well-being is very achievable, according to this quality of life study.

'Troubles' for women with positive self esteem are more diverse. Weight is considerably the most delicate issue for those with self-esteem issues, followed by anxiety and depression.”

— Holistics – Insight the Culture

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 / — Quality of life is a complex topic and is treated in many spheres as a science in itself. Academics have studied it from different disciplinary approaches to help policy makers and marketers innovate and improve services, products and spaces to affect positively the quality of life of citizens.

One of the main insights about quality of life is that its understanding is composed by an objective, exogenous level (environmental) and by a subjective, endogenous (personal) level of perception about the environment. Which basically means that your perception about yourself, your life and your surroundings affects your quality of life in general. For example, people who live in the same house have been found to experience different perceptions about their quality of life based on their subjective appreciations.

This study dived into what American women are thinking, doing, what they eat, who they admire and what they associate with good quality of life. One of the most important concepts covered during the study is self-esteem. Here are a few findings that can bring light into ways to improve your notion of well-being:

What you can do

Walking is the activity that most American women relate to feeling good about themselves, followed by reading, working and spending time with their family. Walking is deeply related with dogs, being outdoors and doing exercise in general. Reading books in print and digitally also makes women perceive a better quality of life. Working is also high on the list and includes not only nine-to-fives but also entrepreneurship and volunteering in different social organizations and non-profits.

What you can get

Books, phones and computers are some of the most cherished items women refer to when asking about their quality of life. This of course has to do with access to information and nurturing the mind, as well as staying connected with friends, family and like-minded individuals and groups. Women find great quality of life in reading, which they can do with any of these preferred items.

A second set of things were associated directly to their quality of life and well-being that have to do with their outward experiencing of social life and how they are able to express themselves in social settings. One of the concepts used to refer to this kind of items was self-care. Some of these items are products for the hair and skin, clothes, shoes, makeup and jewelry. The importance of such items lies in their effect on identity, expression and confidence, as the surveyed women shared in this study.

Who and what to follow

Michelle Obama, Ellen Degeneres and Oprah are the most frequently admired public figures. The topics that were associated the most with good quality of life were in the order of positive thinking, self-help content and parenting tips. Also family values and home decor content were associated with general well-being.

Self-Esteem and Well-Being

When asked about their general well-being and quality of life on a scale of one to five, the average score was 3.67 and the median was 4, which amounted to a little over 38%. Twenty percent scored their well-being with a solid 5 while a bit over 2% scored a 1 and 7% a 2. That’s nearly 10% with a negative perception of their quality of life, in general, while 31% scored a 3. The remaining 59% have a positive outlook.

Interestingly, when asked to rate their self-esteem the average score was close but a little lower at 3.4. It can be said that it is relatively easier for women to rate their general quality of life and well-being slightly better than their self-esteem. Only 12% of the sample rated themselves as empowered, while most rated themselves as having a positive self-esteem and 27% as average. Nearly 20%, double the general quality of life rating, rated themselves having a low self-esteem.

Investing in self-esteem may improve the perception of quality of life

What is interesting about these findings is that amongst those women with higher self-esteem, the score for the general well-being goes above 4, while amongst the women with lower self-esteem their quality of life goes straight to the 2’s.

The key insight is to understand that everyone has the power to work on his or her self-esteem, and doing so involves acquiring relatively simple habits that might have a positive effect both in the self-esteem and in the holistic sense of well-being and quality of life.

Taking up walking and reading, increasing the time spent working, volunteering and with family, switching to health eating with a controlled dose of indulgence and investing time and resources in feeling more confident in social settings are bound to have a positive effect in the self-esteem and in the quality of life, as perceived and lived.

In a May, 2018 survey, Holistics International, an independent media research firm that focuses on Business Culture and Quality of Life, aimed to learn about how they understand and define their well-being in today's America. Sample Size: 521 complete responses (95% confidence level +-4% error).

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The Panacea for America's Economic, Social and Educational Ills is an Emotionally Healthy America.

Identify with the mind and with it heal the brain.

use the Brain and Mind to Improve Each Other.

Know, understand and become your +2 pure self.

Emotional intelligence comes from emotional health.

Emotional health is the panacea for a wise America.

America has to be powered by emotional health.

50% of health is emotional health yet emotional health is below the radar screen of our leaders & experts. There is no testing or manual for emotional health.

Emotional intelligence is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. No wonder teaching emotional intelligence is as fuzzy as ever. It is like trying to create smoke without lighting the fire.”

— Sajid Khan, Ensure Wisdom Through Emotionally Healthy Parenting.

WASHINGTON, DC, DC, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2018 / — It is quite clear that spending money on public health has a positive rippling effect on all aspects of life. 50% of health is emotional health and yet emotional health is below the radar screen of our leaders and our experts. Not only is there no testing of emotional health there are no guideline instructions or manuals for emotional health.

There is infrastructure for curing mental illnesses but I am not talking about curing sub-normal people into becoming normal. I am saying that out of the so-called 'normal' masses, the majority are emotionally challenged respectively from mild to severe. Given the advances in the mind sciences, we can take the said normal and effectively heal them into super normal.

Today America is unnecessarily an emotionally challenged society simply because we have still not figured out the true nature of emotional intelligence. There are a few facts I would like to clear about emotional intelligence:

Emotional intelligence is considered to be a stand-alone, independent entity when it is a secondary entity. Emotional intelligence is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. Just as smoke is created by lighting fire, emotional intelligence will be generated only by the creation of emotional health. It is practically impossible to generate smoke without lighting the fire, no wonder teaching emotional intelligence is just as hard. yet our experts are focused on trying to teach emotional intelligence directly. By creating emotional health, emotional intelligence will emerge effortlessly.

Another stumbling block to making America emotionally healthy is our experts' ignorance of the true nature of the mind and its relationship with the brain. The brain and mind are lumped together as the mind when these are two separate entities. As a result brain and mind education are put together as just mind education. Any wonder that we have 44,000 books on happiness and not one makes us happy! It is because these books try to teach the mind happiness and when the brain is wired to generate unhappiness then it is the brain that needs to be healed. Regular education is a function of the mind and emotional-intelligence/emotional-health education is a function of the brain. The question is why to make the brains of our children emotionally challenged in the first place and why we do not have emotional health testing and brain healing guidelines for the rest. (Instead of the current mind therapy just for the mentally challenged).

Emotional health is 50% of health and yet there are no guidelines nor any testing of emotional health. We must make the testing and teaching of Emotional Health mandatory. An emotionally healthy mind and brain is the silver bullet for all kinds of social and educational ills. All the ills of society are emotionally challenged behavior that stems from emotionally challenged brains.

The biggest hole in the economy, education, and society that needs fixing is emotional health, the neglected part of health. Yesterday there was Senate hearing on rural health. Emotional health was not even on the radar screen. I shared my solutions for focusing on emotional health with the Senators and the experts at the hearing, the question is will they now take action?

I am proposing a whole new department of Emotional Health in every university, hospital, organization and even jail. Here are my reasons:

The other experts have focused on teaching and developing emotional intelligence while I have focused on emotional health. Emotional intelligence is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. No wonder teaching emotional intelligence education is as fuzzy as ever. It is like trying to create smoke without lighting the fire. By focusing on emotional health there is no fuzziness. Emotional health can be defined, measured and cultivated scientifically. An emotional baggage free brain generates emotional intelligence effortlessly. Please google, 'braintecness' to see how effective is my path to a wise and emotionally intelligent world through emotional health.

Wisdom 3.0

A very simple paradigm shift is all that is required to change the current chaotic world mess into an authentic wisdom powered world of harmonious order. The current world mess clearly stems from a nonlinear definition of wisdom. All that is required is to change the current fuzzy definition of wisdom to a predictable phenomenon. Let’s just change the definition of wisdom from being a philosophy to being a science. Wisdom and emotional intelligence are one and the same. They both stem from emotional health. The simple trick is to define wisdom as emotional health. Emotional health is as scientific a phenomena as they come. Focusing on emotional health will generate wisdom effortlessly.

A plan to create emotional health will replace the ills of society with a massive positive change that will mean not just successful sustainability but a super#full-means-ability. Combined with the effects of a wise society the creation of a Wisdom Industry will create massive jobs in all corners of the world which will result in huge economic gains. Just imagine a free Wisdom Land franchise with branches all over the world. Just imagine a whole new profession of Brain Healers, WisdomSeminar Leaders, Wise Parenting Coaches, Jail Instructors, Leadership Coaches, Happiness Coaches etc.

Sajid Khan
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Quantifying the mind. Thus enabling the measurement of emotions, emotional intelligence, wisdom and emotional health.

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Seven Mother's Day Tips For Special Needs Moms

Celebrate Special Needs Moms

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ways To Help Moms Throughout The Year

On Mother's Day and throughout the year, let's celebrate these amazing, special needs moms. They deserve to be recognized for being the great parents they are.”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 10, 2018 / — Managing all facets of a special needs child daily living – medical, personal, school, therapy – while working and taking care of a home is no easy feat for even the most organized parent.

"As a mother of a non-verbal, 22-year-old, young man with autism, I know how hard it can be for mothers to manage all the pressures and responsibilities of raising a child with special needs," said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach,LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. "We frequently put ourselves on the back burner more often than not, but it's important for women to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally."

Mothers can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Mother's Day and throughout the year.

● Make yourself a priority. This may be one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do, because you feel like your child should be the priority. Do it not for yourself, but for your child. Putting time toward your well-being now is like making an "investment" in your child's future.

● Remember who you are. It's very easy to allow an all-encompassing challenge like raising a child with a disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn't mean you should abandon the hobbies, events and activities you like doing, even if it's once a month. Ask a friend or family member to watch your child for a few hours, so you can do something you enjoy. Give yourself permission to have a good time and not feel guilty about it.

● Have some fun. Get together with your friends and family. Laugh, be playful and enjoy yourself. Go shopping or bowling. Visit a museum or attend a concert. Take advantage of the summer weather and go to the beach or have a picnic. It will do wonders for your emotional outlook to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a short time.

● Get healthy and fit. Try to get at least six hours of sleep a night, eat properly and get some exercise in; Spring is a perfect time to start an exercise program. You don't have to join an expensive diet plan or pay for a gym membership to do this. A 30-minute walk, three times a week, is not only excellent for your heart, but regular fresh air and exercise can also benefit your mental health. Bring along a friend for motivation and accountability. You may also want to explore meditation or other relaxation techniques.

● Keep in mind you’re human. No one’s perfect. You’re allowed to make mistakes, get angry, frustrated or even be a little sad at times. So cut yourself some slack every once in a while.

● Appreciate yourself. Do something nice for yourself, each week, no matter how small. It could be as simple as setting aside 30 minutes to watch your favorite TV show or calling a good friend to catch up. Buy something you've been wanting. Take yourself out to eat.

● Celebrate you! Know you're amazing. If anything, you're an even stronger and better person for having stepped up to the challenges of life with a special needs child.

Your Autism Coach, LLC ( provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life is available from Amazon ( and the author's website.

Deanna Picon
Your Autism Coach, LLC
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Early Childhood Book from D.C. Publisher Promotes Attachment, Science Education, and Bilingual Learning

Beautiful addition to bilingual children’s literature celebrates the bond between parent and child with illustrations of animal babies

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, May 2, 2018 / — Platypus Media announces the release of a beautiful bilingual (English/Spanish) children’s book, Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado.

With warmpaintings of animal mothers tending to their cubs, pups, calves, and chicks, this bilingual book introduces the reader to animals and their behavior. Written by DiaL. Michels, the simple text and supplemental back matter will help parents, librarians, educators, and healthcare providers creatively describe how babies are cared for. The book introduces a range of early science concepts including habitats, family systems, and survival instincts.The book has already won a Purple Dragonfly Award and a Top Choice Award from Baby Maternity Magazine.

The images, depicting animal mothers as they lend a paw, wing, or flipper to care for their young,model attachment, breastfeeding, and caretaking. Dr. Sarah Reece-Stremtan, a pediatrician based in Washington, D.C., writes, "My two boys love this charming book. I really appreciate how it normalizes the nurturing relationship between parents and their children. It makes cuddling during story time that much sweeter."

The bilingual text can help readers develop language skills in English and Spanish. According to the Migration Policy Institute, “Dual Language Learners now make up nearly one-third of all children in the United States…. These children stand to benefit disproportionately from high-quality early learning opportunities.” Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado aims to provide these learning opportunities for bilingual children.

“The option of reading in Spanish or English opens this book to a large number of families,” adds Ryan Pontier, Ph.D., Early Childhood Bilingual Education Council Chair for the League of United Latin American Citizens.

The accompanying Teacher’s Guide is an excellent resource, available for free download in English and Spanish at It includes additional content and hands-on activities to develop cognitive skills and improve literacy.

“This book shows that animal families are not so different from human ones,” explains Michels, who is also the author of If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers. “I want children to think about how each species matures, survives, and what their communities look like—whether pride, flock, or family. Showing children this type of attachment in the natural world fosters empathy, kindness, and compassion.”

Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado will be released simultaneously in hardback, paperback, and eBook. It will also be released in an English-only edition in October 2018.

The book will be available in a two-book set with another new release, Babies Nurse / Así se alimentan los bebés. Together, these books about care and bonding create a foundation for healthy growth, introduce science topics, and encourage bilingualism. Both titles are part of Platypus Media’s new Beginnings collection.

Dia L. Michels is an internationally published, award-winningscience and parenting writerwho is committed to promoting attachment parenting. She has authored or edited over a dozen books for both children and adults. She can be reached at

Mike Speiser’s beautiful images of mother and baby animals have appeared on the cover of National Geographic’s Wild Animal Baby magazine. His work can be seen at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI. He can be reached at

Platypus Media is an independent press that creates products with a broad appeal to diverse families who believe in the importance of close family relationships for the full and healthy development of children. The publisher is committed to the promotion and protection of breastfeeding, and donates a percentage of profits to groups that work in this field.

Platypus Media products are available for direct purchase.They are distributed to the trade by National Book Network. Library bound editions are available from Children’s Plus. Review copies available upon request. Sample pages, cover scans, and Teacher’s Guide at

Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado
Platypus Media • June 2018
Written by Dia L. Michels • Illustrated by Mike Speiser
Bilingual English/Spanish• Ages 0-4 • 8.5” x 11” • 32 pages
Hardback ($14.95) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-96-1
Paperback ($9.95) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-95-4
eBook ($8.99) ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-97-8

Cuddled and Carried [English only] • October 2018
Ages 0-4 • 8.5” x 11” • 32 pages
Hardback ($14.95) ISBN: 978-1-930775-99-2
Paperback ($9.95) ISBN: 978-1-930775-98-5
eBook ($8.99) ISBN: 978-1-930775-97-8

Nurtured and Nuzzled paperback book set ($17.95)
Includes Cuddled and Carried/ Consentido y cargado
and Babies Nurse / Así se alimentan los bebés
Bilingual ISBN: 978-1-930775-75-6
English ISBN: 978-1-930775-74-9

Anna Cohen
Platypus Media
202-546-1674 or 202-841-9946 (cell)
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