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50 books on self-esteem

The selection of books on self-esteem at the end of 2021

Life presents us with many challenges, every day we have to make choices but, often, the weight of them seems so great that it paralyzes us.

Maintaining a positive attitude is of fundamental importance to live peacefully and, consequently, to have balanced relationships (both human and professional).

A fundamental step to live in this way is to work on your self-esteem: believing in yourself, in your abilities and in your qualities is not easy but it is the only way to achieve happiness.

Taking this path can be easier with the help of a professional, in fact there are numerous books and manuals, written by psychologists and psychotherapists, designed to suggest exercises and tricks to improve self-esteem day after day.

Let's see together which are the best books on self-esteem, a selection of 50 manuals to buy and read in 2021.

1) Self-esteem. The forgotten art of feeling good about yourself and others

As we all know, the world becomes a less safe place every day, the lives of many of us are dominated by anxieties and fears for the future. Precisely for this reason, to better face this tough battle called life, it becomes extremely important to recover self-confidence and a truer relationship with the best part of oneself. This is the thought of Andrea Grieco, author of this book on self-esteem who, in a simple but effective way, wants to guide the reader to recover a truer relationship with themselves. At the base of all our actions there must always be love, which must not only be towards others but also for ourselves. Published by New Experiences.

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2) All the good that I want

Learning to love yourself: this is the first commandment to be happy. This maxim represents the leitmotif of the manual, written by Terenzio Traisci and published by Mondadori, which recounts the experiences of five very different characters but all equally united by a lack of self-love. The author draws up a 10 easy step plan to teach us how small changes can be big improvements in the lives of all of us.

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3) Be your legend

The subtitle of this book is enough to explain its content or how to achieve your goals and become who you want to be, overcoming fears and feeling free by developing a winning mentality. Written by Dean W. Robbins, this manual intends to explain the path to follow to achieve all the goals you can imagine, simply by adopting a winning mentality that will be the guide for overcoming every obstacle.

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4) The six pillars of self-esteem

By Nathaniel Branden, this book is the synthesis of a long and careful research by the author who intends to demonstrate how self-esteem is the basis of personal success, happiness and psychological health.

According to the author, there are six pillars that form the basis of self-esteem: acceptance, living consciously, setting goals, personal integrity, responsibility and self-confidence. These pillars are fundamental in every area of life, from work to interpersonal relationships.

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5) Beloved: Little Female Guide for Great Self-Esteem

Marianna Cimmino guides her female readers (and her readers) on a path to achieve a true awareness of one's own beauty and value. Only by giving space to your passions is it possible to truly become yourself: unique and perfect as every woman should be. Stereotypes and clichés must not be seen as insurmountable obstacles but as challenges to make the world understand the true value of every woman.

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6) Self-Esteem: A practical guide to improve self-confidence, achieve your goals and live happily

Starting from the personal experience of its author, Martin Morris, this book on self-esteem explains how not to give up when faced with obstacles: both real ones and those we create for ourselves. Lack of self-esteem is a problem that unites many people and pushes them to limit themselves in life. The author reveals what are the secrets that led him to defeat low self-esteem and to be successful in life.

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7) Lessons in self-esteem

A book on self-esteem by Raffaele Morelli, a well-known Italian essayist and psychotherapist, written to learn to be comfortable with oneself and with others. A book that reports some of the conversations that the author himself has had with his patients and, with them, tries to provide a solution to the lack of self-esteem through seven lessons that represent seven key messages that each of us should reflect on. There is no shortage of lessons and ideas taken from the great masters of the past, to always keep in mind on the way to self-improvement.

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8) Self-esteem: What it is, how it is grown

Among the books on self-esteem to recommend there is undoubtedly this one by Angelica Moè. How do you go about spending a lifetime with yourself, accepting and loving yourself? By learning to manage your emotions and not running away from yourself, even when life gets tougher. This is the lesson behind the concept of self-esteem, the only way to be able to live well for a lifetime.

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9) Stronger than no. Intensive self-confidence course

Can you really become invincible? According to Jia Jiang, author of this autobiographical manual, absolutely yes. Telling his personal experience, the author tells us how to overcome the defeats that life can put us in front of the path, without breaking down but improving oneself every time, to get up stronger and stronger than before. Indeed, it is not the no that hinder our projects, but the fear of them. Only by overcoming fear can one truly become invincible.

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10) Am I okay? Self-esteem and assertiveness

This book on self-esteem starts with a provocative title: Should we really be content with doing it well or should we aim for something more? Through many examples and advice the author, Michele Giannantonio, helps us to face life in an assertive way, taking the best from every opportunity and always trying to have the best, without being satisfied. An intense book, which must be read calmly in order to reflect on the mistakes we make and the choices we have to make every day.

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11) Enjoy yourself. Do not like

A real must among books on self-esteem, which can boast as many as 20 reprints. Enrico Rolla, its author, explains how to live the relationship with oneself and with others in a serene way, trying to balance one's life. A recommended reading for both adults and young people, for whom it can be a help to grow happily.

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12) Quick course of self-esteem to live better

Subtitle: Life is too short to waste! A few words that best summarize the philosophy behind this manual by Olivier Hauck. The author outlines four main rules underlying the path to a fuller life: accept yourself for who you are, take control of your life, believe in your thoughts and overcome fear of other people's judgment.

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13) Reinvent your life

A book co-written by Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko, two well-known American psychologists, who want to show the way to break the vicious circle that prevents people from being truly happy. Within this manual there is a test that allows the reader to understand what self-destructive behaviors are, starting from this the authors provide a series of suggestions and practical tools to work on oneself and gradually improve.

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14) A whole other life

Written by Lucia Giovannini and published by Pickwick, this book on self-esteem helps us to fulfill a desire: to change one's life. Very often deciding to make your dreams come true seems too difficult, we hide behind excuses about money, skills and luck. But these are only our limits and this book teaches us that it is never too late to completely turn your life upside down and start doing what you really want.

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15) The secret is to believe in yourself

We often ask ourselves why are some people more successful in life than us? The author of this book published by Tea, Brian Tracy, also asks the same question, but he also finds the answer. The secret is self-esteem. Believing in yourself is the first step in achieving success in many areas of life, from the professional situation to love. Taking an example from the biographies of successful people, practical and useful examples to become a leader in life.

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16) Emotional Intelligence: Learn to manage emotions, develop empathy and build happy relationships

Learning to manage emotions and not to be dominated by them is the first step to foster personal growth and improve self-esteem. The author, Chiara Marchitelli, clearly explains how to dominate emotions by developing an emotional intelligence capable of improving awareness of one's qualities. Only in this way is it possible to have success and happiness.

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17) Spartan self-esteem

The Spartans were a people of warriors passed to the honors of history to live without fear, a community of courageous and loyal heroes. From them it is possible to learn a lot about how to become more self-confident and how to face the many battles that life puts before us every day. Just as in the gym you can train your muscles, with this book a path dedicated to the growth of your self-esteem is outlined, to make it stronger and able to withstand the many blows that life can inflict on us. Written by Roberto Morelli.

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18) Physical self-esteem

Becoming more sure of yourself and your physical appearance is the basis of this manual written by Romeo Lippi. The author takes as an example the lives of some successful characters and analyzes their path: how did they become famous? Where does their charisma come from? How do they look so confident on any occasion. The answer to these, and other questions, is provided in the volume. A guide to becoming real rock stars of your own physical but also spiritual beauty.

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19) Stories to love each other more

A book published by Salani Editore which, through 35 stories, provides us with examples of how to overcome one's insecurities every day and, just like a frightened eagle, take flight overcoming the fear of flying.

It is a book suitable for readers of all ages, even the little ones can find in this volume some very important life lessons to walk towards a serene and balanced personal growth. All the stories, written by Álex Rovira Celma and Francesc Miralles, are beautifully illustrated by Raquel Díaz Reguera.

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20) Improve self-esteem: have more self-confidence and make your wishes come true in 5 steps

Are 5 steps enough to improve self-esteem? Let's find out by reading this guide written by Marcello Borelli (also author of Il Pensiero Positivo: how to reach your goals and lead a positive life through the power of thought) which intends to help the reader to rediscover his own inner strength and to face all the challenges that life puts us in front of us. The secret is to put aside those self-destructive thoughts (I'm too fat, I'm too ugly, didn't get the promotion I deserved, and more) because they're not real problems but just walls we build to protect ourselves from our insecurities.

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21) Do it yourself self-esteem

By his own admission, Gerry Grassi provides his readers with unconventional methods to improve self-esteem and to believe in themselves. But we must not think that these are bizarre ideas or invented methods, on the contrary they are the result of years of study based on the experiences gained with his patients, trapped in relationships without the possibility of happiness, paralyzed by unmotivated fears or dissatisfied with their professional life. . Starting from these life experiences, the author has developed an innovative and quick method to get out of one's safety zone and face the way and its difficulties with the right approach. He called this method ATRO, an acronym that summarizes the words Attention, Strategies, Time, Resolutions, Obstacles. This will lead readers to a step-by-step change, guided by exercises and advice from an industry professional.

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22) You are brilliant. A guide to self-esteem

There is a vast literature of books on self-esteem dedicated to children and young adults, to help them grow in a healthier and more balanced way, to avoid becoming phobic and unhappy adults. This book written by Poppy O'Neill is a real guide to self-esteem for children aged 7 to 11. The practices described in this book combine simple activities that children can do, practical advice for parents, and techniques used in cognitive - behavioral therapy by psychologists around the world. Guiding the child in this growth path is Bop, a cute little purple monster who will offer the child stimulating and fun games and activities!

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23) The 5 rules of self-esteem

Five rules to follow every day are enough to improve your life. Five rules that will improve self-esteem and, consequently, relationships with others and with life. This is not a psychology essay, but a very innovative manual, which alternates highly scientific explanations with personal memories of the author (even amusing anecdotes that keep the reader's attention alive) and practical exercises to be carried out in many circumstances. Fabrizio Gaoni, author of this guide, is a well-known psychologist on the web, in fact he also has a youtube channel where he shares valuable tips for a balanced life and a better relationship with oneself with users.

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24) Develop self-esteem to improve ourselves

Cultivating self-esteem is by no means a simple job, especially in a world characterized by social pressures and stereotypes to which we seem to have to conform. All this can lead us to live badly our relationship with ourselves and, consequently, to have a negative attitude towards others, blocking us in situations that do not make us happy. This guide, written by Valerio Loffredo, offers techniques and methods to develop self-esteem through the 5 A. What is it about? First of listening to understand your emotions, accept yourself as you are, face your responsibilities, affirm your desire to change and, finally, the most important: take action! By following this path the improvement will be rapid and finally you will be able to see the world in a more positive way.

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25) Self-Esteem Challenge

Are you ready for the challenge? This manual, read by over 10,000 parents throughout Italy, provides a really useful method to help children develop their self-esteem in a natural and playful way. It is not certain that the inner growth of a child should only be made up of rules and labels but there must also be space for play and activities to be done in the family. For this reason, 28 days of activities are offered for the little ones, divided into four weeks, each dedicated to a specific job. In the first week, parents must approach the child, in the second make him understand that they are there, in the third the motivation phase begins, while in the fourth and last phase the parents guide the children in the growth of their self-esteem. A way to strengthen the bond between parent and children and also to grow together in a happy and balanced way. A method that has been very successful and that has also given birth to the Autostima Challenge group. Written by Daniela Barra.

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26) Happy to be myself! Educating in self-esteem

Another book dedicated to children and their path of growth and inner awareness. This booklet written by Christine A. Adams and Robert J. Butch and illustrated by RW Alley, has as its protagonists elves who explain to little readers what is the path to follow to achieve self-esteem, to love each other and to be loved by other. At the base of the whole story there is a very important lesson: every child, as well as every adult, is unique and differences are not obstacles but gifts to be valued and to be proud of. Each child can thus learn how wonderful it is in its uniqueness and grow into a happy adult. Suitable for ages seven and up.

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27) You are a force!

A book on self-esteem for children written by Matthew Syed, in which the importance of having dreams and believing in them is reiterated. Only in this way is it possible to become happy and successful adults and, to support this thesis, examples of some famous people such as tennis player Serena Williams, musician Mozart and many others are provided. Success does not come from heaven but must be cultivated with constancy and the first step to take is to believe in yourself and in your desires. Only with determination and willpower can you reach every goal, because it is right that children learn immediately that no desire is too great if you really believe in it.

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28) Raising a self-confident child ... and strengthening his self-esteem

A real guide, this time written for parents wishing to undertake a growth path with their children to develop their potential. In the various chapters of this manual written by Paola Santagostino, parents first learn to approach the child with the right attitude: the best tone to use and the right words, always guided by positivity. We then move on to advice on establishing a dialogue with their children, to allow them to tell their emotions in an open and unrestricted way. From the relationship in the family, the next step is to learn to manage the confrontation with the outside world and with others, recognizing the mistakes that can be made and overcoming them together without coming to a fight. It is a path for the whole family, with common rules that must be respected by all its members.

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29) Improve your self-esteem. The secrets to be comfortable with oneself and with others

A book on self-esteem by the San Paolo publishing house, written by Maria Cristina Strocchi, psychologist and psychotherapist with a cognitive - behavioral address, also specialized in clinical hypnosis. He organizes numerous courses and seminars on couples therapy and self-esteem. With this book, in particular he wants to teach others how to love themselves, the basis for a healthy and happy relationship with the outside world and with other people. According to the author, self-esteem can be learned through a gradual path that leads to improvement in many areas of personal life.

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30) Self-Esteem: My Workbook

A book designed for teenagers, to help them in a period of life characterized by profound changes which, if not addressed in the right way, can give rise to insecurities and fears that are difficult to erase. During adolescence it is normal for a boy to feel dissatisfied with himself and his life, confused and afraid. Lisa M. Schab, author of this book, knows this well and has decided to put on paper activities for 13 to 19 year olds, the purpose of which is to help them develop positive self-esteem. These exercises (which can be done alone or under the guidance of an adult) are designed to help children understand how unique and extraordinary they are and to better face the challenges they face every day, both at school but also with children. friends.

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31) Self-esteem: Find out how to increase self-confidence to live better and have an inner personal growth

Giorgio Longo, author of this book on self-esteem, teaches us that it is possible to transform one's fears into strengths if you know how to do it. The work to be done is undoubtedly difficult but certainly not impossible if you have the right tools. In this book you can learn techniques to positively overcome the difficult moments in life, those in which we are tempted to throw in the towel. By learning to love and accept each other, no obstacle will be more insurmountable and you will also have a greater awareness of the people around you, because basically each of us has to fight against his own fears and insecurities.

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32) Lion's Self-Esteem

Do you want to live like an ostrich with your head in the sand or become a lion and dominate the savannah? Answering this question, Ivan N. De Sanctis, author of this book, teaches us that each of us has a lion's spirit inside us but, too often, relates to others like a defenseless kitten. The importance of self-esteem and self-love are the basis of the techniques he describes to achieve the right success in life. By following gradual steps, it is possible to change your mental condition by transforming it from negative to positive, much more simply than you might think.

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33) Self-esteem booster

The world has become faster and more frenetic, we don't have time to focus on anything, distracted by a thousand news and events, not even on our goals. It is easy then to lose the focus of one's life, to get away from the really important things and to get lost in the platitudes that lead us to suffer. But there are people who never lose sight of the final goal: they are sports professionals and great managers who always aim for the top step of the podium, concentrating every day to get it. Taking inspiration from them, the author of this book, Anthony Johnson, teaches us how to train our self-esteem, just like during a competition. The prize up for grabs? Our happiness.

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34) Positive Thinking

Another book by Marcello Borelli, also author of the aforementioned Improving self-esteem: having more self-confidence and realizing one's desires in 5 steps. This time we are examining emotions, especially negative ones. Sadness and negativity very often do not allow us to think positively and force us into an unhappy life. Positive thinking, on the other hand, is the basis of personal success and also the basis of self-esteem. But how do you learn to think positively? Through exercises to do every day, to rediscover the best part of yourself and to show it to the whole world.

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35) Self-esteem. Winning almost always with the 3As

Edoardo Giusti and Alberta Testa, in a book published by Sovera Edizioni, guide us to discover the 3 A's of success: self-esteem, assertiveness and self-efficacy. They may seem difficult and painful words, but in this essay this myth is debunked and we are all shown how easy it is to become more proud of yourself and be successful in life. It is a theoretical but also practical work, in which exercises are proposed to work on oneself, on the relationship with others, on the importance of yes and no and much more.

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36) Overcoming low self-esteem

A volume written by three authors, Massimiliano Sartirana, Lucia Camporese and Riccardo Dalle Grave, which focuses on a program based on cognitive - behavioral therapy to overcome low self-esteem. What is it about? It is a theory that connects behaviors and emotions and highlights, in a scientifically proven way, how a negative attitude leads us to destructive behaviors. Low self-esteem, for example, causes negative thoughts but also physical discomfort. There is no split between body and mind, it is the mind that affects the body. For this it is very important to overcome one's fears and increase one's self-esteem.

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37) In Search of Yourself

More than a manual, it is a real autobiography with which the author (Marzia Gaddi) wanted to share her path of spiritual growth with the public. A life characterized by dissatisfaction pushed her towards unhappiness, and there she got lost desperately looking for a foothold to stay afloat and not drown. But when you hit rock bottom the only solution is to try to get back up. And it is precisely about this uphill but necessary path that the author talks about in her book, so that it is an inspiration to all those who find themselves in the same situation.

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38) Self-esteem and acceptance of the shadow

Anselm Grün gives us a book dedicated to the darkest part of our soul, where fears and uncertainties are hidden. Accepting that this part of shadow also resides in our ego is the first step to be aware individuals, and therefore happy.

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39) The self-esteem of adolescents

It is not a single book but a series dedicated to the work that a team (by Germain Duclos, Danielle Laporte and Jacques Ross) carried out on a group of children, adolescents and young people, designed to be of support to all those parents who they ask themselves how to help their children at a fundamental stage in their lives. All the components of self-esteem are analyzed in detail, to achieve a healthy and balanced development.

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40) Self-esteem laboratory. Games and activities for children aged 5 to 11

Written by Deborah Plummer, it explains how play can be a great resource available to parents to help their children grow in a balanced way, increasing their self-esteem. These are non-competitive, individual or group games, the purpose of which is to increase the child's cognitive abilities, his emotional sensitivity and his social skills.

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41) Self-esteem as a Roman

It is known that the people of ancient Rome held one of the largest and longest-lived empires in history. In particular, an example of social solidity and cohesion at different stages of its development. This also to the conception of the self, of one's strengths and limits, as the author Francesco Martini tells us. this book helps us to maintain firmness and security of one's thinking and acting, which will be more oriented towards satisfying one's needs, overcoming one's own insecurities and frailties.

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42) How to train self-esteem and live peacefully

This book-manual ranges from philosophy to practice to help us in daily life with various tips to find one's serenity despite our imperfections, which can be improved and accepted, but must not be an obstacle to achieving our happiness goals.

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43) Self-esteem. High or low, steady or fluctuating, authentic or illusory

Published by Il Mulino, for the series Getting an idea and written by Maria Miceli, this essay explains how our whole life is a constant examination where, someone different every time, evaluates our behavior, our appearance and our actions. Having a good consideration of oneself is very important to calmly face the judgment of others and to act in a balanced way. The author, through some fundamental questions, wonders about self-esteem and the lack of it.

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44) Self-esteem to the rescue!

This book by Germain Duclos explains to parents and teachers how to help children cope with the failures that may be presented to them, especially during school. Rejection, if badly managed, can generate anxiety and prevent the healthy growth of a good self-esteem.

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45) The great little book of self-esteem

A book on self-esteem that teaches us first of all to love ourselves (as the heart explains well on the cover). A practical book with over 100 ideas, tips and techniques to train your self-esteem, to understand your value and make it understood by the whole world. Written by Gill Hasson for Vallardi Editore.

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46) Proud of me. Tell me now I'm wrong

I am proud of myself! This is the mantra that we should repeat ourselves every day. Being proud of oneself is the first step to be happy and also Vincenzo Tedesco wants to tell us that from a bullied boy and victim of the prejudice of others, he became a successful influencer. When did the turning point in your life take place? When he learned to accept and love himself for what he was. Published by Mondadori.

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47) Self-esteem to love and love each other

Written by Ave Cannuccia, this is one of the books on self-esteem that has love as its central theme, both what we have to feel towards ourselves and towards others. Only thanks to self-confidence can we carry out any mission, but it is a path that requires constant training: just as children learn to walk, we too can learn to love each other.

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48) Zero Km Happiness

How many times do we go looking for happiness far away and we don't realize that we have it right next to us? Margherita Pesarini, the author of this book, wants to show us that happiness is zero km because, to reach it, we don't even have to move: it is already within us! An 8-step path to grow and to increase self-esteem.

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49) TMA. Multidimensional self-esteem assessment test

A book that is actually a useful tool for teachers, psychologists and educators which aims to provide a measure of the self-esteem of each individual during the developmental age. Thanks to this test, in fact, it is possible to have a very broad view of the situations that may have led a subject to a state of discomfort and, consequently, to think of a plan to solve them. Its multidimensional approach allows to analyze different aspects of the subject such as family life, emotions and body experience. A manual written by Bruce A. Bracken for the publisher Erickson.

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50) Self-esteem is a woman

Power is a woman but also self-esteem! A book written by Grazia Lillo where the female universe is analyzed in its many facets. First of all, the difficulty that women often encounter in feeling fulfilled in the workplace is analyzed, but also the difficulty of the role of wife and mother. But all the strengths of the female world are also analyzed, to understand how much each woman is worth, even if she sometimes forgets it.

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