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  • #599769
    yitayningwut
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    What is a good book to recommend for someone struggling with self esteem? I know Rabbi Twerski is great, but I haven’t read most of his books and don’t know which is best. Basically I’m looking for one really good book to suggest to someone to read over yom tov.

    #851656
    Abba bar Aristotle
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    “Let us make man” is great

    #851657
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    AbA, Thanks a lot

    #851658
    Abba bar Aristotle
    Participant

    sure, it helped me alot many years ago

    it is based on the beginning of chovos halevavos, shaar ha’hachno’o

    #851659

    “When do the good things start,” and “Waking up just in time”, both Twerski are great for this. He uses illustrations of Charlie Brown and friends to illustrate the point. Twerski believes everything is dependant on self esteem so he is def. a good author of such books, he’s said, “i wrote 1 book x many times!” He speaks of it in a very factual way and he doesn’t say to do all these exercises and workshops but rather just makes you think to do it yourself!!

    “Let us make man” is great too.

    And yitayningwut – hi again 😉 lots of luck!

    #851660
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    PrincessEagle- hi:) and thanx!

    #851661
    flowers
    Participant

    “The 7 habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey.

    #851662
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Thanks folks again. These are great. One thing though, I’m also looking for something a little lighter. Something written very simply, with short and easy to understand points. Get what I’m saying?

    #851663
    EYYEYY
    Member

    Twersky has a book with 10 Steps to Self Esteem or something like that… but it takes alot of will power to work thru the steps and keep to them

    #851664
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    bump

    #851665
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Bump again. Last time, I promise.

    Please see my previous post (the one before the bump).

    #851666

    Last time, I promise

    b’li neder of course

    #851667
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Of course.

    #851668
    Sapphire
    Member

    Eichlers store has several books on self-esteem. Zelig Pliskin has a book “Building Your Self Image”.

    I found certain parts of a book by Miriam Adahan called “Awareness: The Key to Acceptance, Respect, Forgiveness, and Growth” (new expanded edition) helpful in understanding some things about myself and others.

    #851669
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Thank you Sapphire I will check those out.

    #851670

    Just wondering yitayningwut, what book did you find?

    #851671
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Princess – Thanks for asking. I actually looked most of them up and they were all good, but didn’t find exactly what I was looking for. What I really wanted was a book that didn’t require much reading, that would somehow get across the message “you are worth something” etc. This person would be much more interested in a Dr. Seuss book than a Twerski book (though this person is quite smart, and I happen to think Dr. Seuss books are great). So we resorted to other things. But if you have another book suggestion, I’d love to hear.

    #851672
    Yiddishe Kup
    Member

    I think the best way to take care of self esteem issues is seek to understand why you have an issue with self esteem to begin with.

    Or a great way to understand is by sending your handwriting to be analyzed by a handwriting analyst to learn more about yourself.

    Seek books that relate to the topic that your handwriting shows is not a good trait to have. I don’t believe simply reading self esteem books is going to help anyone.

    #851673

    How did the “other things” help yitayningwut? I was just wondering and hoping it went okay. Lots of luck!

    #851674
    ED IT OR
    Participant

    I don’t think giving someone such a book will help there self esteem much,

    #851675
    lemaysa
    Member

    the feel good handbook by dr david d. burns

    #851676
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    PrincessEagle – Just good old fashioned coaching. Nothing is perfect, and a book would still be of use, but it isn’t everything. Thank you!

    Yiddishe Kup – Thanks. In this case I know what is probably the cause, and it’s a combination of a few things, which cannot be changed, so it’s more about dealing with the situation now and working with what we’ve got.

    #851677
    Yiddishe Kup
    Member

    “Stop Surviving Start Living” by Rabbi Ben Zion Shafier

    Easy reading, yet thought provoking.

    #851678
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    self esteem is bad and you are too

    #851679
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    lol you’re good you

    #851680
    emunah613
    Member

    “I Only Want to Get Married Once” an excellent book and very easy reading. Chana Levitan is the author and although the book is about dating, it is really about learning who you are and what you can do with what Hashem has given you.

    #851681

    emunah? hello? Is half your brain tied behind your back to make it fair?? maybe untie it. this thread was about self esteem. sheesh.

    #851682
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    Hey spleenless, chill. Go smoke or something. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

    #851683
    mommamia22
    Participant

    MODS!!!! Where are you????

    Have you read sheeps post???

    How are you letting these go through?!?!

    My stomach is turning reading the posts on this website!

    Sorry.

    #851684
    emunah613
    Member

    Read this book and you will understand what self esteem is really about. Your get to know who you are. Looking at who you are helps with learning about your strengths and weakness-thereby building self esteem.

    #851685
    emunah613
    Member

    Sheep-you probably should have someone read the book to you. It is a well written book.

    #851686
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    mommamia

    The sheeps stomach is also turning, but that is b/c I am roasting him on a spit

    #851687
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    you don’t stop do you… lol

    #851688
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    Well you keep egging me on. Yitayning is an accomplice.

    #851689
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    I accept no liability for this one.

    #851690
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    nope its all your fault you can cry but you cant hide

    #851691
    Yiddishe Kup
    Member

    In this case I know what is probably the cause

    So why not get books that gives insight and advice how to deal with this issue?

    #851692
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    I see you have a yiddishe kup.

    #851693
    WIY
    Member

    emunah613

    Based on your recommendation I have just ordered I Only Want to Get Married Once on Amazon.com. Im really looking forward to reading it.

    #851694
    computer777
    Member

    For anyone suffering from low esteem I recommend “Pulling Your Own Strings” by Wayne Dyer. It is an amazing book, and has the power to literally change a person’s life.

    #851695
    uneeq
    Member

    The book that helped me greatly in the low point of my life, is The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck. One of my rabbis introduced me to it and had a special session with me reading/learning from it. I slowly but surely turned around my life and am happy looking back at the changes I made.

    I learnt what a true friends are, real love, disciplining one-self, and other great concepts that I have for the most part not forgotten even consciously.

    #851696
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    uneeq –

    The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck

    Amazing book. I actually recommended it on another thread.

    #851697
    uneeq
    Member

    yitay: So why not recommend it to the friend that you originally wanted to recommend a book to?

    #851698
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    uneeq –

    I did, a long time ago. Good suggestion 🙂

    #851699
    yitayningwut
    Participant

    computer777 –

    I just went to Barnes & Noble’s to check out the book you suggested, and it seemed really interesting, so I bought two – one for myself as well. Thanks!

    #851700
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    From the immortal words of George Carlin…

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