good books?

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Registered: 10-16-2003
good books?
Mon, 12-15-2003 - 12:16pm
does anyone have any recommendations for books that would be good for someone who is struggling with loving themselves? also anything to help with a person's self-esteem.

thank you ~ butt3rf1y

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: butt3rf1y
Tue, 12-16-2003 - 3:25pm

Hello and welcome to the board.


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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: butt3rf1y
Thu, 12-18-2003 - 2:12pm
Hi! These are books I have read that were helpful to me:

The Bible

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

Don't Give It Away by Ilanya Van Zant

String of Pearls (Not sure of author)

Hope you find some good ones!


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Registered: 12-21-2003
In reply to: butt3rf1y
Sun, 12-21-2003 - 11:24am
These helped me after my divorce:

Self Esteem and Peak Performance....can be purchased at

Secrets of Attraction by Sandra Anne Taylor (all about changing your negativy energy)

Risking Everything - 110 Poems of Love and Revelation edited by Roger Housden

Ten Poems to Open your Heart - Roger Housden

You can be Happy no matter what - Richard Carlson

Power through Constructive Thinking - Emmet Fox

Ten poems to change your life - Roger Housden

How could you do that? - Dr. Laura Schlessinger

The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn - Florence Scovel Shinn

Random Acts of Kindness

The Mastery of Love - Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women - Kristine Carlson

Phenomenal Woman - Maya Angelou

The Dance - Oroah Mountain Dreamer

Small Graces - Kent Nerburn

7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey

Tuesdays with Morrie

The Art of Doing Nothing - Erica Lennard

The Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker

Simple Abundance

I could go on and on and on...some are self help books, some are about finding yourself, some are about enjoying life for what it is, I've read all these and will continue to read more, I go to the bookstore and pick up a new book and read, and then I go back for another one...These are some of the best books out there to really make you feel fabulous about life....Enjoy!