Oct 20

60 Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

By Diane Corriette

60 Ways to Boost your Self Esteem is available as a booklet at


Below is Chapter 1 taken from this booklet. Each booklet is written to provide easy to follow information for busy people.

Chapter 1 – First 19 Self Esteem Boosters

Taken from the booklet – 60 ways to boost your self esteem

Take one of these 19 self esteem boosters and use it for the whole day if that helps. Avoid just reading them and doing nothing. Take action!

Praise Someone Today. Find someone to thank, express love and/or gratitude to

Relax Your Mind. Just for 5 seconds to start with. Stop, breathe deeply and relax.

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Clear out the clutter. Your basement, the garage, the attic (loft), your old clothes from the 70s!

Forget the models on TV. Stop comparing yourself to people who make a living from the need to maintain their face and/or body, so therefore spend all day focusing on it!

Laugh. Take out your favorite comedy dvd movie or switch onto a comedy channel. Find a friend that makes you laugh.

Make other people smile. Smile at a stranger, tell a joke, tickle someone.

Dance. Take your favorite tune, turn it up loud (with headphones!) and dance until you drop!

What you focus on expands. Focus on how great you are and within no time you will feel great.

Make a decision. Is there something you have been putting off. Deciding releases feelings of anxiety. Its the indecision that causes the problem!

Let go of comparing yourself. She’s prettier than I am. He’s more intelligent than I am. Stop comparing yourself to other people and just focus on your own personal and professional growth.

Take a short walk. Not every day if that’s too much but at least a couple of times a week stop what you are doing and take a short walk in nature.

Enjoy a relaxing bubble bath. Scented candles, soft lights and music. A warm bath full of bubbles and maybe a partner to share it with! Enjoy

Set yourself a goal. What one thing can you do in the next 48 hours that will help you feel good?

Lessen your dependence on stimulants. We are at the beginners phase so I won’t say give them up but cut down at least. A little every day is better than going cold turkey!

Say something good about yourself. Right now. Yes right now as you read this say something good about yourself. GO! List what you are good at. Make a list of all the things you are really good at.

List your successes. Start small. Maybe you cleaned your car today, or you refused to eat when you were not really hungry. Is the world really that bad? Find some great things about the world, your country, your state, your home town, your neighborhood.

Create a vision for yourself. Create a vision of who you are when you are at the top of your game. What do you need to do to make that happen?

I hope you found those 19 self esteem tips useful. The next chapter focuses on taking it up a level and introduce more intermediate short term tips before ending with some advance longer term terms, all available to help you boost your self esteem and feel better about yourself.

About the Author: Diane Corriette runs How To Booklets at


providing short personal development and internet marketing booklets with practical and instantly useable information products.



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Jul 29

Airbrush Painting, Art Demonstration For Children

By Ray Gatica

Humble, TX – Airbrush artist is having an airbrush demonstration especially for children on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Michaels in Humble located at 19653, from 10:00-12:00 AM. The artist will demonstrate his airbrush artistry for kids painting on T-shirts. The first seven children to register that day will receive a free personalized airbrushed fun wear T-shirt.

Airbrush artist, Ray Gatica calls the Demonstration ‘Airbrush Magic’, because while he is airbrushing on the shirts – all the kids see, are colors, appearing seemingly magically on the T-shirt as the colors are sprayed from the airbrush to the shirt.

Gatica will entertain the young audience by using the airbrush along with using pre-cut templates and letters, ripped cardboard and paper and other stuff to personalize the shirts along creating special effects on the personalize the kids T-shirts to create the wearable fun wear. The artist uses a layer of two or three colors to make colorful whimsical, designs. Some of the things he will put on the shirts are whimsical colorful names along with colorful flowers, stars, baseballs, special effect graphics and things we can do spontaneously and quickly, in a about fifteen minutes per shirt. The demo is a fast paced demonstration in art and creativity, suitable for all ages.

For more information call Michaels at 281-446-2118, or Ray Gatica at 281-441-9714.

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The Process: Gatica, starts the designs by doing a light sketch with a light color (yellow), then he applies a darker color (red), and then a third color like (blue) then finally he comes in with the darkest color dark blue or black to define and finalize the design. Doing it this way allows the artist to do a quick sketch to size-up and balance the design on the shirt. Also, by overlaying the colors this way, it gives the design a colorful, soft, multicolored, contoured 3- dimensional effect. Unlike traditional mediums the airbrush instrument never touches the shirt’s surface.

During the demo even sudden mistakes and boo-boos will become something exciting. Gatica uses ripped paper towels and cardboard, precut patterns and stenciled letters to create spontaneously. Gatica’s lesson for children is to have fun creating by using what ever is at hand and to have fun creating spontaneously.

The designs for the demo will be kept simple for expediency sakes, to keep the demo fast paced. Gatica has painted on helmets, cars, and vans and motorcycles where the designs can get more intricate and expensive.

Gatica, from Airbrush Magic a commercial art studio in Humble is an artist and graphics designer. He has been airbrushing for over twenty years. Being how an artist’s life is pretty solitary, he keeps in touch with reality and other humans during these demonstrations and by making time to teach airbrush at Michaels the Humble location. From his studio, Gatica can offer one-on-one lessons, and advanced lessons for those who’d like to learn to paint on vans, cars motorcycles, with the automotive urethane paints and clears.

Airbrushing For Parties and Entertainment Events: Gatica also gets hired to do his airbrush magic at parties, and as entertainment at special, promotional events. We have worked with entertainment companies to do the airbrush tattoos and airbrushed T-shirts. I like to do the airbrushing on T-shirts says, Gatica. I get to loosen up and just have fun. When we do events kid and the audience gets to walk away with a memento from the party, something they can take home with them. This also helps the promoter to have the audience take something to keep for future reference just like any other promotional item.


Note to editor: The artist is available to expound on the airbrushing process further, and answer any questions.

Thank you

About the Author: Airbrush Artist for over twenty years. Experienced in creating on the spot during these demonstrations. I give me a chance to show kids the seemingly magical capabilities of the airbrush. We also do party and entertainment for promotional and special events. Our site is





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