self-esteem

I Lost My Job!

…and it’s really getting me down Dear Rabbi and Susan (and all happy warriors out there!), A couple of weeks ago my work contract was terminated. We entered a mutual agreement of termination, which means that technically (legally) I wasn’t fired, even though the end result is not much different. As I was listening to...

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Good Job – Not

It is possible that I am simply being curmudgeonly and persnickety, and I’m sure you’ll tell me if that is so, but there are two popular phrases that I would like to rail against. Working with my husband on our Ask the Rabbi column regarding self-esteem vs. self-respect made me wonder if both these ubiquitous...

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What’s wrong with self-esteem?

I heard you briefly refer to self esteem and the idea of promoting self-esteem versus self-respect on your weekly Podcast.  I grew up in the era of self esteem, however, my parents always spoke of respect. Please go into detail on your thoughts as to why promoting self-esteem degrades oneself. Thank you,  Lane (father of...

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