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Who are you, and how did you get here?

Do let us know!

  • Tell us what difficulties you've overcome... or what difficulties you are struggling to overcome.

  • Or tell us about a success you've had... ..or are about to have.

Whatever... please share something about yourself, as these people did below!

Thank you. Of course if you just want to contact us, then please do!...

What others from the collective have to say...

See what others have had to say so far at SelfHelpCollective.com:

SELF ESTEEM

"I need you to listen to me..."
Read more here!

or Share Your Low
Self Esteem Symptoms


OVERCOME FEARS

"How I stopped being shy... "
Read more here!

or Tell Us How You
Overcome Your Fears

ASSERTIVENESS

"The skill of assertiveness may be closely related to that of collaboration..."
Read more here!

or Share what
assertiveness is to you!


RELATIONSHIP Q&As

"I'm separating from my husband, who had an affair. A few months ago I met this lovely man... "
Read more here!

or Ask your relationship
question here

ANGER

"I got angry because
I felt out of place..."

Read more here!

or Share Your Angry Story


HAPPINESS

"There are just two key ingredients in the recipe for happiness..."
Read more here!

or Share Your Happiness List

YOUR STORY

"We all suffer from fear at some point in our lives. For some of us this fear can go unchallenged year in year out..."
Read more here!

or Share Your Story


(Coming soon...)

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How self-aware are you, anyway? We all think we know ourselves really well, but is that really true? Take a quick read of this self awareness page at the lovingly put together Learning-Self-Love.com, to find out! Because self-awareness really helps when it comes to sharing your story. So if you don't feel you're ready to share just yet then Learning-Self-Love's page might be good for you to check out!

 


What you say...

Okay, if you're still reading, now it's your turn.

Go on, share a little - at this stories upload page - it's good for what ails ya! :-) Seriously, re-reading your 'story' - the next day, next month etc - the effect can be quite revealing to you!

Some 'story guidelines':

  • Tell us about a weakness you've overcome, a strength you've developed, or even a 'journey' you're about to begin
  • Make us laugh or cry, if you can
  • And tell your self-help story, about a particular theme, in a few hundred words
  • Please make it original - so that means NO articles or blog posts
  • If you have a website then please include it. If I publish your story, I'll include that link to your site :-)

And we'll publish the story on the Self Help Collective website

 

Tell Us About Your Story!...

Your story - what YOU say...

Do you have an inspirational story to tell about your life? (Or are you struggling right now?) Then please share your story, here! Thanks.

Other Inspirational Stories

Click on the links below to read other visitors' stories. (And please feel free to comment on them!)

My 'How To Be Yourself' Story 
Be Yourself? I could have titled my story many things, including any of the following: "How to be yourself more!" "How to be yourself, NOW!" …

My Fear of Self Story 
Fear. It can be exhilarating, a rush; it can be paralyzing & traumatizing... Fear, we have all experienced it. Where does fear come from, how is it …

Alone I Sat 
(Story theme: Overcoming fears ) Alone I sat - Solo Day Alone I sat under the shades of the alpine trees For many hours until the sun refused …

Inspiration From Bereavement... 
My uncle died last year. He'd been an office clerk all his life, as had my dad, a lovely man who stuck in the same (going nowhere) job for fifty …

My Nightmare 
     Today was a decent day. I only started to cry once. I cry because I feel like I'm about to lose it. I will myself …

My Courage Story 
Having Courage When It Is Extremely Difficult To Do So Taking a risk requires courage, and courage has never been my strong suit. So, when I decided …

The Importance of Perseverance 
Shar Ray talks about an early lesson from his father that he was fortunate to receive, a lesson about commitment. And he explains just why this lesson …

My Addiction Story 
This is a story of what happens when you don't respond well when very bad things happen to you. This is a story of how stories repeat. This is a story …

Overcoming Flying Fear 
I wanted to fly to Vienna but was petrified of flying. To me flying was like staring into the mouth of a flaming dragon, but deep down inside I wanted …

21st Century Jedi  
Greetings, Human beings rarely realize that they are always in the right position in life; people are too busy focusing on their desires and …

How Do We Really Develop? 
Or, can you ever read too many Self Help Books? One view... My personal story is involved with studying major religions of the world, in depth use of …

Olympic Hopeful's Life After Death... 
Olympic hopeful comes back after death... Just a few years ago I was planning on trying out for the Olympics in ski racing when I took a fall and

Living Life With a Major Illness 
My name is Daniel Meyer. I am 27 years old and an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran. I have been diagnosed with a terminal illness called Bronchiolitis …

Ranya's Strange Fish Story 
The power of coincidence? Hi, My name is Ranya Malouf and I am a Long Island, New York - based author of the just released children's …

Marea's Story 
Marea's story (an email she sent me) has been shared with permission. Her unsolicited words are about me and the Weekly Wonder newsletter I publish - and …

College at 52! 
Terrie's inspirational story is ongoing. But she's finally started asking for what she's worth, from herself and from others around her, as you'll soon …

Stephen's Spiritual Awakening 
In 1999 my life changed forever through a simple act of honesty. Here is my true story. (STORY THEME: True-Self-Knowledge) My Spiritual Awakening …

Alin's Self Confidence Story  
Alin's inspirational story is about building confidence by taking action. And the action you take doesn't necessarily have to lead to success, just as …

Discovering Myself 
Andy's inspirational story is ongoing, but it involves breakdowns, long-term unemployment, and a loss of faith in mainstream religions, as well as a truer …

Inspirational Single Mom 
Antonia's inspirational story begins with her becoming a single Mom at a young age. She was happy to become a mother, but still believed her future lay …

Successfully Blind 
Paul shares his inspirational life story of how he overcame a major health setback, and in particular how the timing of 'the truth' of his setback was …

Keep on Inspiring! 
Hi Steve Thank you for your weekly and monthly affirmations and inspiring quotes ! They are wonderful, helpful and always makes me think, which sounds …

How I Found Love 
Let me start by saying how incredible it is to find a website like [SelfHelpCollective.com]. Great articles, fantastic advice, no egos!

My Bulimia Story 
I Am Strong, I Am Beautiful... And, I Can Achieve Anything... I knew that beating bulimia was a turning point in my life. I knew it symbolized a new …

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Little Girl, Big Fears 
He had his grown hands around my throat, my tiny body dangling against the wall suspended in the air. As I went limp, moments from unconsciousness he tossed …

Why a Woman Will Never Be Happy With How She Looks 
I live in the Western world; our economy is capitalistic. Capitalism is totally dependent on production and consumption (of products, services, etc.). …

My Rejection and Humiliation 
This not so inspirational story was originally submitted as a tale of anger management. A husband abuses and disrepects and a wife occasionally 'snaps'. …

Love, Finally 
Finally, I Know What it Feels Like to be Loved! For so many years I was codependent yet terrified of intimacy. Actually, I was, as I wrote in …

Hempfling Video About Horse Play 
Be Yourself - A Video About Joy, Power, Nature, Healing and Horse Play. This video under IT'S SIMPLE TO BE HAPPY is inspirational for my drum/rhythm …

My Fear of Intimacy 
Another way to describe this intimate fear is via the following oh-so-clever expression: "Into me, see." Do you get it? It's about not letting …

Self confidence - yet not arrogant. 
Mercy's 'inspirational story' encourages us to look at ourselves, at our self-confidence, and to work on improving it whilst in the process improving the …

How I Got Good With Girls and Why It's The Same As Improving Any Area Of Your Life 
How I Got Good With Girls and Why It's The Same As Improving Any Area Of Your Life The Term 'Self Improvement' is a heavy one, is very vague …

No More 'Bad' Thoughts... 
"Little did I know that success was just around the corner." is how Abraham's short inspirational story begins. Amazingly - and no, I did not pay Abraham …

Brilliantly Bipolar! 
This anonymous inspirational story just goes to show that inspiration can be found anywhere, and - usually, anyway - there is probably somebody out there …

Overcoming Obstacles... MY Health Triumph as a Metaphor for YOUR Life 
Sandi's incredible inspirational story sounds more like an episode of House (with Hugh Laurie). At first, anyway. But when you get past all of the medical …

Addicted to Problems? There's a Solution 
Sandra's story is an honest, insightful look into her past, into a life that looked good on the surface, but was rotten on the insides. And it's about …

I Don't Have a Very Happy Life... 
A 200 word mini-rant about an unhappy life with no time for pausing for breath. The cause? Family. So read this anonymous story (mostly un-edited) …

Plato's Philosphy and My Own 
Gabriele shares her understanding of the Plato philosophy that states that beauty lies within. And she elaborates on what it means to her. (Story Theme: …

Being Myself 
If there is something you have to do Do it today! If there is something you have to do Put in your best! Victory is yours! So my brother and …

My Goal To Give Up Work! 
Jon Rhodes' Story Like the proverbial frog sat in the pan of water that's slowly getting hotter and hotter, Jon found himself working harder and harder …

From a meek boy to a man willing to face his fears... 
We all suffer from fear at some point in our lives. For some of us this fear can go unchallenged year in year out, and thus limit our growth. But this …

Thanx to my friends for not leaving me dead  
I was 13 when my Dad left us for stupid stuff, and because he was spending all of my Mom's (the money maker of the house) money. After that it was just …

Willing to be Willing 
This powerful, unrelenting story can be summed up in the title of a book by Anne Katherine called When Misery Is Company ... (STORY THEME: Self-sabotage …

You CAN Overcome 
Trust in yourself, trust in life, trust in God... (STORY THEME: ' Positive Attitude ') ...I am a 50% service-connected veteran and served during …

South Africa - An Example To The World 
As the amazing changes that have taken place in South Africa over the last 15 years show - in human relationships, anything is possible! As yesterday's …

A Realization About Life 
Life is about living in the moment, simple as that... (STORY THEME: 'Meaning of Life') ...My journey started when I was 16 and I discovered lucid …

Love on the Rebound? 
Are rebound relationships ever a good idea? There may be plenty of bad reasons for starting a relationship, such as fear of being alone or desperately …

Who Needs Luck and Talent - When You Have Unlimited Potential 
A new perspective on life, early on, made all the difference to me. "I was part of the puzzle of this universe and I could influence it through my actions."... …

The Beginning of The End or the Start of Something New? 
An emotional roller-coaster ride where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong - including losing your wife and getting her back only to lose her …

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A Tale of Self-Loathing, Or...? 
A young mother's tale of low self-esteem, poor body image , and a lack of support from family and partner - an emotional health warning for all of us, …

Whatever The Knockbacks - Stay Positive! 
How a positive mental attitude can help whatever aches and pains your body has - yes, even if you're seriously ill!... (STORY THEME: Positivity ) …

I Was 'Emotionally Stuck' 
5 years after breaking up from my last serious relationship I was still 'unable' to start another romantic relationship with the intention …

Let Children Become Adults 
"Just Let Go!" How tough it is to bring up children... I now can understand how my parents must have brought up six of us kits and kins... I enjoyed …

Unrealistic Expectations? 
Linda's story starts with these words "I have had an unbelievable life" and there really is no hiding from the fact that Linda's incredible story does …

How To Change The World 
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." -- Dr. Seuss 10 Things That Can Make The World …

It is more blessed to give...  
Are you a "giver" or a "taker"? This is a question that one should contemplate. I find it interesting that most people want you to listen and help …

How to Be Happy by Combining Flexibility and Challenge 
I have learned that being flexible is always a good idea. A lack of flexibility always causes resistance and therefore unhappiness. Therefore, in my opinion, …

Breathing My Stress Out in Nature! 
Enjoy Khalid's natural solution to the stresses and strains of every day (in Khalid's case, politics is the cause). It's proof that 'inspirational stories' …

My 'Adventure' with Depression 
This is an inspiring story of using adversity (in this case, depression) to make you stronger. And then to want to help others do the same. (Story theme: …

ANGER & FEAR 
I am a 44yr old man barely dealing with my fear and anger management issues for the past year now. I grew up in a home where my father was an abusive alcoholic …

Procrastination, Thinking Too Much and... Self-Help 
You know, one of my problems (of many) is that I THINK about a lot of things and do very few of them. I have flashes of inspirational motivation …

The mind is a powerful thing let me tell you. 
A fit and healthy body, and a positive mind, was enough for me to overcome setbacks that would have broken many others... (STORY THEME: Positive Attitude …

How to Go From Pride to Humility Not rated yet
Pride... there is nothing wrong with it, is there? In our day and time, pride is appraised globally. We invest in people who show independence, individualistic …

Getting My MOJO Back Not rated yet
Having been a confident young person, setting up a successful business at the age of 26, I would not have envisaged what was heading my way. My then …

How to Turn Your Pain Into Your Purpose Not rated yet
I have come to believe that there are only two things that will cause a person to want to change his/her behavior. Before I share the two reasons, I'd …

Habits of Successful People Not rated yet
Secrets of successful people vs unsuccessful people What's the invisible dividing line between success and failure? It's the line traced by your …

How Journaling Helped Me to Get to Know Myself Better and Evolve Not rated yet
I got started on journaling about 8-9 years ago when I watched a video of some multi-millionaire who made his money in the financial services sector (selling …

The Power in Positive Thinking Not rated yet
Being truly happy begins by emptying ourselves of self. Funny way to say it, but it’s true. I don’t know about you, but I’ve lived long enough to realize …

Benefits Of Lucid Dreaming... Not rated yet
5 Benefits Of Lucid Dreaming For People In Creative Industries Lucid dreaming can be somewhat of an elusive topic; whilst many (who haven't experienced …

How I Overcame Relationship Breakdown and Found Love Not rated yet
Almost all of us will experience the breakdown of a relationship at some point in our lives. It can make us feel angry, depressed, or even make it difficult …

Bajeerao's Struggle Not rated yet
I grew up in a remote village in India. My village was only about forty miles away from Mumbai but still very far from the influence of this overly …

Hypnotherapy Does NOT Solve Your Problems Not rated yet
Sorry to say this folks, but it is true – hypnotherapy does not solve your problems for you. You will NOT listen to a hypnotherapy session and automatically …

Do You Believe in Miracles? Not rated yet
The year was 1980. The US Olympic hockey team had just won the gold medal. Many Americans remember where they were that day long ago. I sure do! I had …

Aquil's Personal Life Goal Not rated yet
My main goal in life, the one thing that keeps me focused, is that I must continually improve myself in all aspects so that I may receive the reward of …

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How Crissy 'Does' Men... Not rated yet
Okay, this isn't a story, exactly, rather it's a question about dating men that leads to certain stories playing out over and over again. It was sent …

My Quest For Self Improvement Not rated yet
During the last few years, I have been on a quest to improve my life. People would have looked at my life four years ago and would likely have said …

One Step At A Time Not rated yet
NOTE: this 'story' is actually a (partially revised) extract from my "eXtra! eXtra!" newsletter. I wrote it to both explain the importance of taking one …

In the Eye Of The Storm Not rated yet
Have you ever woken up one day and everything you've had or held close to you had suddenly disappeared? I'm living this nightmare right now. How did this …

Melanie's Story Not rated yet
This is a long story, but it's worth the reading. It's a story of troubled beginnings and their consequences; of how the beginning does not determine the …

Always Have Bad Relationships!... Not rated yet
It seems to me, that everytime I have a relationship, it ends up the same bad way. Especially in the past 5 years - I've had so many relationships that …

Find Happiness... INSIDE! Not rated yet
It's Not on the Outside! It's on the Inside... Steve, you asked "What else to cover in Self Improvement?" Well, for my self the most important realization …

I'm NOT Beautiful!... Not rated yet
Beautiful? Me? Is That From One Eye or Two? Here I go... People say I'm beautiful... But i just don't understand why they say that... I'm nothing …

My Journey Back to Confidence Not rated yet
After the break-up of a very long-term relationship, I felt like my self-confidence and self-worth was lost. I was in my mid-30s, unmarried and …

My biggest teacher by Bobby Seven Not rated yet
Probably as many of you reading this, as a child I found it difficult to lie and even difficult to not say what I was thinking most of the time. I didn't …

Murderous Rage or Natural instinct? Not rated yet
I don't know how this can be inspirational but I often feel the rage to murder people just because of the way most of them behave. Is this because it's …

Bad Luck, and Me Not rated yet
I am a 24 yr. old girl who has a story for you and hopes you can maybe relate to it and can learn though my mistakes. I used to say I have Good Bad Luck. …

Procrastination Has A Silver Lining Not rated yet
Life has a way of throwing curveballs even when we'd like to stick to our comfort zone... Shakespeare, Peter H. Thomas & Me! I had a well-paying job …

Self-Confidence Through Recovery Not rated yet
When I was a kid I always felt just a bit different to my peers. I saw the kids who stood on the sidelines and never participated. I saw how they were …

Work on Strengths (Not Weaknesses)? Not rated yet
This is not really a story I'm going to share with you now, but rather a question about weaknesses from a site visitor (Mauricio) that got me thinking …

Daily Happiness? Not rated yet
Searching for the Daily Dose of Happiness (The Limitless Life Style) We are all searching for happiness. There are countless times during …

My Regaining Health Story Not rated yet
How I Re-Gained My Health and You Can Too Like so many people, as the strains and stresses of life started to hit me in my 20s and 30s, I started "running …

My Debt Story Not rated yet
Debt..My Life..My Goal..My Motivation... One major area covers my life, that of debt! When I was 20, I made 100k and then incurred a debt …

My Thoughts About Relationships Not rated yet
"Healthy" Tension and the Ability to Know When to Let Go After reading all these stories about relationships , and how to make them "work", …

How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking Not rated yet
Chris shares his inspirational story of how he overcame shyness, and in particularly his fear of public speaking, simply by turning up... again, and again, …

Found the Upside of a Down Time Not rated yet
In the book, Find The Upside of the Down Times, I write about a time when I had a US$35,000 hospital bill with no insurance and I couldn't imagine …

My Bulimia Recovery Not rated yet
If you think change is impossible then you are wrong. If you don't think you can recover from bulimia you are wrong! When I think about how different …

EFT to Overcome Social Anxiety Not rated yet
Hi, My name is Sebastiaan and I'm an EX-social anxiety disorder sufferer. I've suffered from social anxiety for over a decade, and from social …

Mary's 1st Trip to Europe Not rated yet
Mary's inspirational story is a long one but I encourage you to read it all. It's a story about a vision - travelling to Europe from the US - and finding …

Hypnotherapy: Marian's Story Not rated yet
Marian's inspirational story is told by Barrie St. John and details how he helped her make important changes to her life via hypnotherapy (Story theme: …

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The Power of Facing Fears Not rated yet
Dalia Mounir contacted me earlier this month with a request (and desire) to share their wisdom to do with personal development, and in particular living …

Dealing With Chronic Mental Illness Not rated yet
Having a child with a severe, chronic mental illness will test your limits beyond your wildest imagination. (STORY THEME: Active hope) Approximately …

Sorry, But... Not rated yet
Sorry, I just want to thank you all for sharing your stories... I just can't put it all together yet but I'm working on it! Sometimes I think …

Assertiveness and Co-Dependency Not rated yet
Hanson G's inspirational story takes a long hard look at assertiveness, or rather his lack of assertive skills - where they came from, and what he's tried …

My Incurable Pain Disease Not rated yet
Do you believe in miracles? Well Carlee does, and she explains why in her story of a life filled with pain that eventually transformed into... (STORY …

Imagine all the people... Not rated yet
" Imagine all the people living life in peace "... Alongside thousands of other baby boomers I grew up singing these hopeful words of peace by John Lennon. …

Welcoming Change Improved My Life Not rated yet
Hi, my name is Mandy, I'm 27 and live in Scottsdale AZ, where it's the hottest place my feet have ever stood ground upon! I'm an Invasive Cardiovascular …

How Winston Churchill Helped me in Business Not rated yet
Binden's inspirational story is what happens when you get an idea from an unlikely place and you go with it. And it all started with him reading the inspirational …

The Seven Steps to Self-Transformation: Coming Home Not rated yet
Kim Le's Story The following story about self-transformation is a summary of Kim Le's chapter in a book called The Path to Success . I read it a while …

In Gratitude to my Grandparents Not rated yet
Sometimes we need help to overcome what life throws at us. And Pearl gives thanks to her Grandparents for doing just that. And, now, she urges us all to …

Take On Your Fears Not rated yet
How to overcome your fears - one 'quiet' woman's example of overcoming her fear of cold-calling, to help grow her various businesses as well as her own …

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