Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem

Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem


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ISBN-13: 9781593500450
Publisher: Alyson Books
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kimeron Hardin is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Psychology for the UCSF/Mt. Zion Pain Management Center and is an adjunct faculty member with California School of Professional Psychology. He is also the author of Queer Blues: The Le

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Forward   Joe Kort, MA, MSW, ACSW     ix
Introduction     1
Origins: Influences on Your Self-Esteem
What Is Self-Esteem and Can You Really Change It?     13
Hand-Me-Down Messages: What You Learned from Your Family of Origin     31
Inescapable Messages: The Media, Culture, and Politics     53
Messages of Faith: Religious Authorities     72
Schools, Peers, and Other Influences     89
Choices: How Self-Esteem Impacts Your Daily Life
Your Career and Going for It     105
Love and Self-Esteem     116
Lifestyle     128
Healing: Doing the Work
Feeling the Feelings     145
Modifying Self-Talk     153
Self-Nurturing and Forgiveness     173
Spirituality     193
Expressions: New Topics and Currents
Transgender Self-Esteem     207
Aging and Self-Esteem     224
Queer Parenting and Self-Esteem     245
Life on the Down Low     262
Growth and Change     281
References and Resources     285

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