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#HonestIsBeautiful Social Media Challenge Inspires Dialogue About Authenticity Over Artificiality

Jessica Biber | Posted 11.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Biber

Social media's critics have a point. The online platforms portray people in whichever light they choose; and oftentimes, it is the clean and beautiful version of their lives. But that's not the only way -- and I've seen it.

Female Betrayal: 3 Reasons Women Hurt Other Women

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Several women in my life have betrayed me. From adolescence through adulthood I have had to overcome the intense feelings that come with being backstabbed and hurt by my own gender. During my elementary school years I was "dumped" by my best friend for another older and prettier girl.

Having a Bad Day? Shift Into Soul Power! Here's How...

Sue Frederick | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Whenever you're afraid, shut down or angry, it's time to realign with your highest self and tap into the boundless power of your soul. Your ego has li...

Feel Different? You Were Born to Be the Change!

Candace van Dell | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace van Dell

https://youtu.be/T5TDwxuV9AA In this video, I talk about the "tribe" that you may not know you are a part of. Those of you who have always had a dee...

5 Ways to Step Into Freedom

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

The first step to being fully alive is the recognition that you are the one holding yourself back. This is the cornerstone for all the other steps. When you get that at a deep level, you can decide your path to freedom. Whether it's therapy, a 12-step group or the support of good friends, use the resources that are available.

On Leaving Fear Behind

Roxie Jane Hunt | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Roxie Jane Hunt

You are such a selfish asshole. Also, you are a complete idiot. What makes you think that you should follow your heart, and do what every cell in your...

The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down Every Day

Cameron Schaeffer | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Cameron Schaeffer

It's immensely difficult to prioritize what's important when we critique ourselves constantly as a result of the world's harsh judgment.

Education as a New Frontier of Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

Organizing is transformational. It takes time. It involves investing in people's growth, connections with others, intellectual capacities, ability to act effectively in public -- their civic agency. At the heart of organizing is building productive relationships.

What It Means To Be A 'Strong' Woman

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

It means defining your own strength, instead of adhering to a set of standards society has decided women must follow in order to be considered strong.

Think Pinker: 12 Amazing BCA Goods That Give Back

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

We're awash with pink this Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month and gratefully so, as this means we're invigorated about a cause that cuts too close to...

The Rules of Empowerment

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Success is something that you are developed for daily. It is not that I have had more privileges than others. The thing that has set me apart is the decision to rigorously prepare for greatness. I am encouraging you to create a new definition of success. Here are a few of my rules for living an empowered life.

Learn How to Develop a Prosperous Mindset

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Changing your mindset to a prosperous one is an acknowledgment that you are worthy. It is an act of self-love and empowerment.

Protect Project Empower

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

My children are now adults, some with children of their own, and, I must admit, time passed faster than I had ever imagined it could or would. If give...

I Caught a Case of Internalized Transphobia at the Doctor's Office

Harvey Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harvey Katz

I have a history of making poor self-care choices in order to sidestep medical practitioners because I've had so many unfortunate experiences.

#ReclaimHalloween: Make Your Costume Matter

Victoria Song | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Victoria Song

We've all heard and read about how Halloween has notoriously been a holiday where women are viewed as objects and retailers market "sexy xyz" costumes to them. We present an alternative. We're asking women to #ReclaimHalloween, and celebrate their own version of sexy: women who live from the inside out.

43 Signs of Being an Empowered Woman

Ellie Isacs | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Ellie Isacs

In the age of awakening and empowerment we often mistake an empowered woman with a negative and unattainable image. Hardly this is the case. Here is a list of the traits and behaviors an empowered woman holds and lives by.

Dating With Eyes WIDE Open

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

A healthy, reciprocal relationship requires a healthy you. By dating with eyes wide open, you are being given the perfect space to practice honoring yourself each and every time an opportunity arises. This is how we cultivate self-worth and this is how we attract our ideal mate!

Heckled For Health

Gina Keatley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

My patients are always telling me how hard it is to get healthy because friends and family will mock their attempts. Myself, being quite familiar with haters, got to thinking about what tips I can give to help deal with the weight-loss hecklers. Here are three:

9 Reasons To Embrace Your Weird Side

James McCrae | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

It's okay to be weird. Here's why.

Gluten-Free Game Changer: The Nima Sensor

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

Does the experience below sound familiar to you? If it does, your life is about to change in a big way. Scenario: You have celiac disease (or anothe...

Women in Business Q&A: Melanne Verveer & Kim K. Azzarelli, Seneca Women

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

MELANNE VERVEER is a founder of Seneca Women and director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. In 2009, President Obama...

The Madness Stops Here

Laura Landgraf | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Landgraf

There is a saying, "The madness stops here." You'll hear me say that often. The madness stops here. It means that my background is not my children's. ...

How to Build a Better World

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Ka

Our Earth will always provide us with what we need, but we have become ungrateful and hurtful to our home. What we can do is to start facing ourselves and remove the blocks that keep us from flowing to the tune of nature's melody.

The Elusive Gay Fabulous Factor

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael C. Bryan

I've been dating again after many, many years single and something has come to my attention. Gay men dress much less fabulous than they used to. And I'm not sure why I care. Okay, that's a lie. I do know why I care.

You Have the Power to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Selina Juul | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Selina Juul

We are all part of the problem -- and we are all part of the solution. Pointing fingers and creating scapegoats won't work in the long run: If you need to end the global food waste scandal, you need to be united against food waste.