Nathaniel Branden, PhD

Nathaniel is a Doctor of Psychology as well as a philosopher, therapist and author who is best known for his pioneering work in the field of self-esteem and personal development. His books have been translated into 18 languages and are best-sellers worldwide.

The Virtue of Assertiveness
When you are assertive, you honor your desires, needs and values without throwing your weight around. Being assertive requires strength – not belligerence or inappropriate aggressive behavior. Here’s how to develop a healthy level of self-assertiveness without offending other people.
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Self-Esteem and How It Affects Virtually Every Aspect of Our Life
No one who is familiar with my writings will be surprised to learn that one of my favorite subjects is self-esteem and how it affects virtually every aspect of our life. Even if I seem to be writing about something else, sooner or later self-esteem has a way of being invited to the party.
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Your Role in Your Children’s Self-Esteem
It’s an old and excellent adage that effective parents give children roots to grow and wings to fly. Every child needs the security of a firm base and the self-confidence to leave it one day. A central part of this process is helping children to develop self-esteem. Self-esteem is the confidence that we are competent to deal with the basic challenges of life – and also the feeling that we are worthy of happiness.
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It’s Your Life, So Make the Most of It
One of the most important ingredients in your personal development is taking real responsibility for your actions. This requires that you consciously become the cause of the results that you want. Refuse to behave like a victim or to wait for someone to save you from life’s problems. To reach your full potential, you need to take responsibility for your actions in meaningful ways.
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All About Responsibility
To achieve a healthy level of self-esteem, you must be able to accept who you are and be confident about your decisions and behavior. But there is another important ingredient in the development of self-esteem that is often overlooked – the ability to take responsibility for your future.
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Reflections on Happiness
During the past few years, I have found myself thinking a good deal about the subject of happiness, and about the idea of not merely desiring happiness but making it a conscious purpose.
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