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Did You Know Goals Are for Losers?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I needed cover blurbs for a book. I got three. Good ones! And I learned so much about how things get done in the world.

Are the Compliments We Are Giving Actually Making a Positive Impact?

Maria Mara | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Mara

It might sound like a lot of work to just give a compliment, and yet if we are coming from a place where we want more meaningful connections with people we might have to challenge some or our "givens" -- this might include complimenting in a completely novel way.

Teachers: Stop Complimenting Your Students

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Matthew Dicks

As an elementary school teacher, I have made it my policy for more than a decade to avoid commenting on a student's physical appearance. These comments, even when positive, can be damaging and hurtful to kids.

1 Simple, Radical Affection Tip You Don't Want To Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

What's one simple, powerful act that is radical, affectionate, feels good and can change someone's outlook on life? Complimenting someone.

Unflattery

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

Sophia Buchanan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Sophia Buchanan

The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.

How to Gracefully Accept a Compliment

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

Gratitude is the only acceptable way to acknowledge someone's kind remarks. Sincere thankfulness won't give off the appearance of pride or vanity. Instead, it shows you acknowledge a person's recognition and appreciation.

Claire Fallon

8 Compliments That Feel Like Insults

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books

Recently, during a conversation with a coworker, I described a mutual friend as “charming.” I’d meant it as a compliment, describing how adept t...

A Pretty Powerful Reason To Be Kind To Others

Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

10 Compliments You Should Give This Week

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

One of the rules I try to live by is to pay lots of compliments. I don't mean smarmy false flattery. I mean the real thing. I believe there is at least one occasion EVERY DAY to pay someone a sincere compliment.

Beauty Philosophy Changed thanks to Grocery Store Encounter

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beauty is fleeting, even for those of us who are genetically blessed. We age, we change. Shouldn't the notion of beauty, therefore, be more of a state of mind?

4 Downsides of Weight Loss Nobody Ever Tells You About

Ravishly | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

The bad news is losing weight won't fix all your problems, and it won't make you love yourself. The good news? You can start loving yourself whenever you want, no matter what your scale says. Why not start today?

When You Exercise: Check Your Motivation

Caitlyn Corradino | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Caitlyn Corradino

I do want to keep exercise in my day and be the healthiest, highest functioning version of myself that I can be. But when I have an extra hour or two at the end of the day, I don't want to spend it making sure my body looks perfect. I want to do something that will add value to me as person on a deeper level, beneath the surface of rock-hard abs.

Shame, Shame Go Away

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

And so I am writing a new ending when it comes to my relationship with my body. I choose to rock this statuesque physique from deep within. I choose to acknowledge my body as the incredible ally that it is, instead of using it as a container for my judgment and disdain.

What So Many Middle-Aged Married Women Are Starved For (Not Sex!)

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I recently heard of a few couples in my age group throwing in the towel on their marriage. None of these couples broke up due to abuse, infidelity, or anything that would automatically spell divorce, but rather it was a general malaise in the marriage.

Take Compliments Seriously

Samantha Bennett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

It may not be true for you, but it's true for them. If they think your story is the best one they've ever read or that your church solo moved them or that you look nice in that sweater, that's their business, and they get to be right.

She Is Beautiful: Are You?

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Make no mistake, this is no ego-fluffing, 'finishing means you are a winner' type affair, it is about doing and being your best.

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

How To Accept A Compliment (Without Just Giving One Back)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

We'd be lying if we didn't admit that getting a compliment is an instant mood booster. While we all know there's a difference between meaningful compl...

7 Meaningful Compliments That Have Nothing To Do With How You Look

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

In the very culturally important 2004 movie "Mean Girls," popular high school student Regina George teaches us an important lesson: Our compliments ca...

WATCH: Drive-By Compliments Make Strangers Smile From Ear To Ear

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News

Sometimes all you need to make your day better is a gentle reminder that you are awesome, have beautiful hair, a lovely dog, cool pants or that "red i...

An Experiment in Vulnerability: Pause-a-tive Attention

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael O'Meara

By pausing and offering a genuine compliment, you invite a two-way experiment in vulnerability, both to you and whoever is giving or receiving the compliment. It's one thing to ask for a compliment. It's another to receive it fully without deflection. When we are vulnerable we let our guard down to connect and fulfill one of our deepest human needs.

How I Let 3 Negative Voices Undo 163,110 Compliments

Janie Porter | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Janie Porter

I've always heard it takes seven compliments to undo one bad comment. But I actually think it's more than that. Waaaaay more.

We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

Go Ahead -- Make Someone's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.