Introduction 1 Part I: The Lowdown on Self-Esteem 5 Chapter 1: The Nature of Self-Esteem 7 Chapter 2: Understanding the Impacts of Low Self-Esteem 19 Chapter 3: Where Does Low Self-Esteem Come From? 29 Chapter 4: Measuring Your Self-Esteem 43 Part II: Expressing a Positive Attitude 53 Chapter 5: Affirming and Visualizing Your Better Self 55 Chapter 6: Nurturing Yourself to Create Happiness 67 Chapter 7: Creating a Healthy Body Image 83 Part III: Changing Your Negative Thoughts and Coming to Grips with Being a Perfectionist 97 Chapter 8: Dealing with Your Negative Self-Talk 99 Chapter 9: Analyzing Perfectionism 115 Chapter 10: Dealing Positively with Perfectionism 127 Part IV: Growing Your Self-Esteem 137 Chapter 11: Increasing Your Confidence through Self-Awareness 139 Chapter 12: Moving Beyond the Fear That's Zapping Your Faith 159 Chapter 13: Creating and Reaching Your Goals 171 Part V: Dissolving Internal Barriers to Success in Love and Work 183 Chapter 14: Examining Your Role in Creating Conflicts in Your Relationships 185 Chapter 15: Rewriting Your Love Story 201 Chapter 16: Getting Beyond Loving Love 215 Chapter 17: Improving Personal Relationships 229 Chapter 18: Re-Creating Your Image for Professional Success 243 Chapter 19: Managing Your Relationships at Work 263 Chapter 20: Presenting with Confidence 279 Part VI: Nurturing Self-Esteem in Others 293 Chapter 21: Helping Family and Friends 295 Chapter 22: Helping Children and Teens Achieve Healthy Self-Esteem 309 Part VII: The Part of Tens 323 Chapter 23: Ten Famous People Who Raised Their Self-Esteem 325 Chapter 24: Ten Approaches to Pursuing Excellence 337 Chapter 25: Ten Tips for Quickly Improving Your Self-Esteem 347 Index 355
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