Earth-bound caterpillars transform into soaring butterflies, so why do human beings seem to go through a reverse metamorphosis? Born as beautiful, expansive creatures, many of us are forced by life’s hardships to become caterpillars. Over time, our positive, soaring souls become buried under layers of negativity.
On the Wings of Self-Esteem is an uplifting and transforming book in which practical wisdom is presented in a lyrical and accessible manner. It is a collection of the best information available to help you enhance your most important relationship—with your Self. The short engaging chapters and exercises result in tiny shifts in thought and action that push you in a better direction every day.
Self-esteem—or the lack thereof—dictates how we manage our lives. It is the inborn, unconditional feeling of love and well-being that is absolutely crucial to mental health. This book will help you uncover your wonderful true nature that has been there all along.
“This is a wonderful book! It contains timeless insights, deep psychological truths presented in a simple yet profound way, and practical exercises you can begin to do today to create the quality of life you desire and deserve. If everyone read this book and did the recommended exercises, half of all the pain and suffering we currently experience would disappear.” —Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
“A wonderful book on self-esteem that is practical, uplifting and transforming.” —Jerry Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love is Letting go of Fear
“In my 22 years in law enforcement I have seen that lack of appropriate self-esteem is an important factor that weaves through the personality of virtually every person involved in criminal behavior. This book provides a roadmap that can be used at any point in one’s life to enable a positive personal transformation.” —George Epp, Sheriff of Boulder County CO
“This book blends the role of beliefs in early development with the hope of a deeper knowledge that underneath we are whole and healthy. It will help individuals understand that the self-esteem they have been looking for has been within them all along. It will be a real key to a healthy rebirth and a letting go of blame and guilt.” —Barbara L. McComb, Ph.D., Senior Director, Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory
“On the Wings of Self-Esteem is an elegant little book that teaches clients about self-esteem: how it is lost, how it is regained, how to keep it. Beautifully crafted, it is a pleasure to read. My clients love it!” —Ani Liggett, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and author
“Life is a labor pain. This book can help you be a successful midwife to self-creation.” —Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
“This is one of the main books I use in my sociology class. It gives students opportunities to look at themselves, gain self-confidence, and approach the world in a more positive way.”
—Helen Meloy, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge
“A wonderful collection of wisdom presented in simple lyrical language. Exactly what our society so desperately needs right now. This beautiful book makes a giant contribution that will help stamp out the alienation and anger in our culture. It should be required reading in schools, colleges, churches, and should be recommended by every psychologist and psychiatrist.” —Dr. Patricia Palmer, therapist and author of Liking Myself; The Mouse, the Monster and Me; and Teen Esteem
“I have been working on healing the wounds of a painful childhood and emotionally abusive marriage, going through a ‘transformation’ to become healthy again. It is a long road back and takes a lot of hard work. Your book helped break down some things that are at times too difficult to comprehend when your mind and emotions are in such a state. I was enthralled with the things you had to say and couldn’t put the book down once I started. It has provided direction and focus for my stumbling and struggling effort.”
—Debbie, Lafayette CO
“I certainly didn’t think such a little book would have such a big impact on my thoughts about myself and others, but it did! This is the first book that really helped me CHANGE my self-esteem.” —Amazon reviewer
“Self-esteem issues are often at the root of spiritual blockages. Dr. Hart’s creative approach is filled with wisdom and beauty.” —Joyce Rupp, international retreat director, author of Praying Our Goodbyes
“Succinct, simple, powerful! It’s easy to implement into one’s busy life. It’s wonderful!” —Dawn Larson, Speech-Language Therapist and mother of triplets, Longmont CO
“It’s a gem! Keep pushing the great treasure of self-esteem. May it infect everyone.” —Patch Adams, M.D., The Gesunheit Institute
“This book is like getting a new pair of glasses. I now get up wanting to get the most out of every day.” —Carol, elementary school teacher
“A significant book on an important topic. Reflects practical wisdom based on a blending of compassion and experience.”—Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
“This is the best self-esteem book on the market. I have had at least 35 clients use this book. Every single one has loved it! They have found it to be practical and useful in helping them overcome poor self-esteem when they didn’t get this foundation in childhood.” —Ginger Leeanne Gray, Therapist, San Antonio TX
“This is life-giving reading for anyone who wants to be authentic and free in living with integrity, personal power and grace. Louise Hart guides us in a self-empowering process to break through the cocoons that keep us victims of powerlessness, helping us to discover the wind for transformation beneath our wings.” —Judith Cauley, Superintendent of the Diocese of Colorado Springs CO
“I have been recovered for years now from alcohol and drug addiction and I have done a lot of personal recovery work, but never really understood self-esteem; after reading your book I did. To me, it was important missing piece of the puzzle on a deeper inner healing. I am really moving ahead in growing and healing. Thanks again so much for writing your book!” — Gary Mowers, Reader in Recovery