I just read an article by a writer named Lisa Kogan on this topic. It was a great reminder that massive insecurity is an affliction suffered by a huge cross section of the entire population. We with addictions think it is unique to us. I have believed for years that while many with addictions have MI, it is shared by millions of others.
There is that word I hear in oh so many places. NORMAL. I don't think there is any such thing.
There are many who have chosen a path of life recovery; a path that addresses Massive Insecurity. It is a learned path.

Kogan, in her article, says in part:"
But nobody is out there tackling the really big issue. Yes, once again it falls to my little monthly column to spearhead the campaign against a silent killer. It's insidious, it's crippling and it plagues almost everyone I know. It attacks seemingly healthy males and females of all races and economic backgrounds, and though we may get better, precious few of us ever get completely well. I'm talking about the shame, the scourge, the heartbreak of massive insecurity.

Let's call it MI, because initials always sound more urgent when the celebrity spokesperson explains it to Larry King. "Well, Larry," she'll tearfully begin, "my first bout of MI hit in seventh grade, right before Marcy Needleman's roller disco bat mitzvah party." Dabbing her smudge-proof-massacred eyes with a crumpled tissue, she'll take a deep breath and forge ahead. "How many nights have I lain awake asking myself the same question: Why, why, why did I choose that day to try parting my hair down the side?"

I was taught away to address my own MI, and if you are interested in finding out a bit more, feel free to get in touch with me at and leave a phone number and appropriate times to call.
Insecurity and its offshoots (including low self-esteem and lack of self-love) are cripplers that must be addressed through action for me to have the life I want!

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Certified Life and Addictions Coach coaching client success by phone