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Literature recommendations

Topic raise self-esteem

Happy - Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect


"I just want to be happy!" That's what many people wish for, but how do you get there? And is that even possible, even if you're depressed, for example? Yes, it is. Despite mental illnesses, you can be happy again.

note: I like the fact that one is always asked to reflect on the current situation and to take notes in the book.

own personal rating: 4,5 out of 5 stars

author: Fearne Cotton

ISBN: 978-1-4091-7507-0

pages: 272

year: 2017 

publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd

Self-compassion - The proven power of being kind to yourself


Why should you be nice to yourself? Is not self-criticism meaningful? With mental illnesses it can happen, however, that one makes oneself down, and does not forgive himself and never begrudge something good. One fears the sentence, "Name your strengths." Then the book is just the right one, with the help of different exercises you learn not only to look at yourself negatively.

note: Beautifully written, not instructive.

own personal rating: 4 out of 5 stars

author: Kristin Neff, PhD

ISBN: 978-0-06-173352-9

pages: 305

year: 2011

publisher: William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

Selbstbewusstsein trainieren für Dummies (german edition)


"Nobody is perfect", and yet we all have such high expectations of ourselves that we can never fulfill. How is it possible to be confident and confess a value to yourself? Looking at yourself objectively and compassionately and then feeling comfortable with yourself - how is it possible? Why fight against a weak self-esteem?

note: Finding the balance, looking at one's health in a healthy way without being too blinded or self-critical is not easy. The book can serve as an aid.

own personal rating: 4 out of 5 stars

author: Rhena Branch, Rob Willson

ISBN: 978-3-527-70845-1

pages: 318

year: 2012 

publisher: Wiley-VCH

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