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Inner Critic

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

Shut Up: A Dialogue Within

Caitlin Riegel | Posted 01.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlin Riegel

"I am not going to tell you again, shut up!" I began the unremitting argument within my head for at least the third time that morning. "But you know...

What to Do When Your Inner Mean Girl Tells You You're Not Good Enough

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I healed my relationship with my inner mean girl; I accepted and integrated that broken off part of myself -- that inner child that only wanted to be heard. You can too.

How To Do Battle Against Your Inner Critic -- And Win

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

How's that inner self-critic working out for you? The negative one. The one who preys on your insecurities. Confirms your self doubts and attacks your confidence. I struggled with mine this week then kicked her to the curb. Sometimes I'm not so lucky.

How I Outnumbered My Inner Critic

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kimber Simpkins

When I fall on my face, my inner cheering section makes all the difference in being able to pick myself up, dust myself off, be kind about my pratfall, and get ready for whatever comes next.

How I Overcame My Inner Critic (And How You Can, Too)

Victoria Donahue | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Victoria Donahue

Here's an exercise to help you connect to your inner critic so you can understand what it's trying to protect you from. Understanding your inner critic's fears can help you cultivate compassion for it, and as a result have compassion for the part of you that's still carrying childhood wounds.

Uncover & Monetize Your Inner Genius

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

We all have talents. We are all good at something. We are really, really good at this one (or many) thing (s). It could even be something we are not fully aware of.

Why We Won't Let Ourselves Be Happy

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to our own happiness, many of us are familiar with the pattern of taking two steps forward, one step back. For example, if we want to lo...

Mean Girls Ruining Your Life

Reina Pomeroy | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Reina Pomeroy

She is so darn loud! Her voice starts out as a whisper of sorts but turns louder and louder, like she's right next to your ear with a giant megaphone. You think, I wish she would just shut up! Who is she anyway? She's your inner Mean Girl. Your very own, personal Regina George... and she's ruining your life!

Practicing Recovery Is Choosing in Alignment

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

It has been a theme in my office lately, the frustration we can feel with recovery, well, really with ourselves. The frustration of falling off track...

Are You an Achievment Junkie? Why It's So Hard to Stop Working So Hard

Christine Arylo | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

There are a lot of us recovering achievement junkies out there in the world. Maybe you are one too? Here are a few of the signs that you are part of our club

How to Tune Out Your Inner Critic and Tune in to Your Deepest Self

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
40 Percent and Rising

I share practices and strategies to support exploring and integrating your inner knowing, rather than dreading the feelings of being out of control in overwhelm, numbing or anger, to help women get more grounded in their intimate relationships from the inside out. So what strategies can we employ to tune into our deeper sense of knowing? Here are a few to consider:

Dropping Your 'Me' Story

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Try refraining from using the moments of your life as material with which to construct your "me" story. Try experiencing your life instead of using your life to define yourself. It turns out, not taking your life so personally can bring great relief and even give you back your life!

Do You Have an Inner Mean Girl Bullying You?

Christine Arylo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

To expose and start reforming your Inner Mean Girl, the next step is to start noticing when she shows up and tries to hijack your mind, body and reactions.

Befriend Your Inner Critic

Ritu Riyat | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ritu Riyat

When I finally took a minute to slow down, stop doing, and start observing, I saw that I wasn't in control of my life. The reigns had been taken over by my inner critic, the little voice inside that never seems to shut up and only gets louder when you ignore it.

Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

In truth, we don't need studies to tell us that a self-esteem deficit clearly exists in our society. Just talk to any teenager, or small child for that matter, and ask them if there is something that they feel critical of in themselves. The answers are sure to shock you.

How Your Inner Critic Ruins Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.

Guardians at the Threshold

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

I am recognizing that my attempts at not feeling old is partially a response to society's internalized message of what is and isn't possible for a woman of my age.

The One Thing That Can Really Change Your Life in 2015

Suza Scalora | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

The Huffington Post is pleased to announce a special live online event with Eckhart Tolle, one of the world’s leading and most beloved spiritu...

3 Tips to Work Smarter When Your Disconnected

Tracy Crossley | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

How many books have most of us read on leadership, performance, or marketing, for business? What about psychological books, or perhaps, we've even drifted off into the area of new age Law of Attraction books? We are always in search of the answer.

Are You Afraid of the Fat Girl Inside of You?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.

Little Cracks

Nicole Scott | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We see people's highlight reels and think they have it easy. The mom who lost 50+ pounds and looks amazing; it had to be easy. The mom who seems to have it all together, who has been told, parenting just comes naturally to you. The business owner who seems to have it all.

3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Life is too precious to waste it lost in our heads, evaluating ourselves, one step removed from our own experience. We can more fully live our life by paying attention to our senses and being willing to feel what we are actually experiencing at any given moment in time.

The Comparer's Prison

Rena DeLevie | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

I make the same typo every time I type one specific word: Comaprison. This is actually Comparison. But aren't they the very same thing?

Freeing Your Inner Critic

Alex Kip | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

You always hear, "Live in the present moment!" Okay, great! But how? Self-awareness without solutions is useless! So, we're going to break free from that inner roommate and find silence in the present.