Confidence is an important buffer to the stress of old age - Medical News Today
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in aging
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While previous research focused on self-esteem levels, Liu and Wrosch examined changes to self-esteem within each individual over time. They found that if an individual's self-esteem decreased, the stress hormone cortisol increased - and vice versa. This association was particularly strong for participants who already had a history of stress or depression.
Another benefit to boosting self-esteem.