In an age where self-esteem is seen as essential to mental health, we are seeing an unprecedented rise in mental health difficulties from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Is there not a dichotomy at play here? Is self-esteem (ie ‘I live for my rating’) a reality at all or simply a myth we are all buying into.
In his new book, SELF-ACCEPTANCE, bestselling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualization are more helpful in developing positive mental health.
In his trademark style he also provides practical examples of what we should all be doing instead to build confidence and reach our full potential and targets the following areas: