Health, Power, and Self-Esteem The ingredients that determine health are mainly invisible; that is, how you feel about yourself should be considered as vital a health factor as nutrition and exercise. A discussion of the inner life journey that takes a person from feelings of powerlessness to empowerment and how health is influenced along the way. Choices that always disempower you. Defining self-esteem and the essential life choices that self-esteem requires. Why the mystical experience of initiation is often a part of the healing journey.