I have been searching for some good self-help books, in particular ones focusing on self-esteem, trusting myself, and not being so easily pursuaded by people.
The trouble is that most of self-help books reference "the divine" "spirituality" "connecting to god" "trusting a higher power" or they talk about the soul ad nauseum.
This negative self-worth comes partly from the religious upbringing I had, so having an author push me back to that path is not only annoying, it's self-defeating.
The rational part of me knows I am an ethical person who has a lot of offer, but I just need a little help overcoming the negative self-talk.
I'm frustrated that anyone seeking any type of emotional healing is usually pushed towards a "spiritual healing."
I do have a therapist who is great but does not know what books to recommend.