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Welcome to the Nathaniel Branden Self-Esteem and Personal Development Blog.

January 21, 2008

Nathaniel Branden

Welcome to the Nathaniel Branden Self-Esteem and Personal Development Blog.


As this is the first day of the Blog, I want to cover a few basics. To begin with, I do not assume that you necessarily know, just because you are here, who I am or what I am about. Perhaps you decided to drop by only because the title intrigued you— or because you hit the wrong key a couple of times.

So, with as much restraint as possible, here are some of the facts.

I am a practicing psychotherapist, a corporate consultant, and a writer. Over eighty per cent of my clients never enter my office. We work via the telephone— from places as far from Los Angeles (where I live) as Ireland, Singapore, and Moscow.


I have a Ph.D in psychology and a background in philosophy. The books that I write tend to represent a blending of these two disciplines. My books include: “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” “The Disowned Self,” “Honoring the Self,” “How to Raise Your Self-Esteem,” “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem,” “Taking Responsibility,” “The Art of Living Consciously,” “Self-Esteem at Work,” “The Psychology of Romantic Love,” and a personal memoir— My Years with Ayn Rand.”  I feel an enormous sense of pride in contemplating these titles and what went into them.

My Blog will primarily but not exclusively focus on psychological issues. It seems certain that at some point politics will demand attention.  I am a libertarian (but not a member of the Libertarian Party).

I look forward to reading your postings and maybe having some fun with you.