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Last week we talked about what your junior high textbook forgot to tell you about self esteem – that it’s not a single, internal thermometer, it’s actually made up of multiple components that can shrink or swell independently of one another. So today, when we talk about “raising” self-esteem, we know that it isn’t a simple proposition. […]

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Remember those junior high health textbooks – the ones that covered all kinds of then-awkward bodily system stuff? And how there was always a chapter about “Emotions”?  (Usually illustrated with six photos of the same face sporting different expressions.) In that chapter, there was usually a banal paragraph about Self-Esteem, which basically said: Self-Esteem is important. You should have some. […]

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