Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves. The level of our self-esteem which emerges in the relationship we have with not just ourselves, but also in the relationships we have with others, has profound consequences for every aspect of our existence. Authentic self- awareness, self-love and self-acceptance is a prerequisite for happiness and the love and acceptance of others. We have no need more powerful than the need for self-esteem, an inner certainty that we are competent to meet the challenges of life combined with the core sense of deserving happiness. It is an integral aspect of healthy self-development to know how to develop and maintain a healthy relationship with oneself.