THE SELF-ESTEEM COMPANION, Matthew McKay (Review by Anastasia)

This book gives you little exercises you can do to help build your self-esteem. For example there’s something called the ‘Five Finger Exercise’ which you can use on a gloomy day. For each finger you think back to your past to a time when you felt really cared for, a time you felt really successful, a time that you did something important for someone else, and then a moment when you felt love for another very strongly. You can use this exercise whenever you need a quick reminder of how to feel good.

THE MASTERY OF LOVE, Don Miguel Ruiz (Review by Nicolette)

I have seriously tried to finish this book several times, not because it isn’t any good but because I keep coming back to it again and again and finding some important reflection on my life and the way I conduct relationships. Especially the one with myself. It’s very simply written, but I often feel we need to get back to simplicity and just believe in the little things. His prayer for self-love asks that we let the love we have for ourselves be so strong that we never again reject ourselves or sabotage our happiness, freedom, and love.