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Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Fuel For My Friend, Whom I Love

Robyn Passante | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Robyn Passante

She is proud of several things about herself -- her heritage, her children, her friendships. But she can barely accept a compliment. She has worked hard to stop denying them outright, but her eyes betray her bashful "thank you."

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.

Arianna's Tips For Handling That 'Obnoxious Roommate' In Her Head

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

The kid who sleeps parallel to you might be a nuisance, but Arianna Huffington identified an even more annoying presence that puts that kid to shame: ...

Do You Believe These Lies About Yourself?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Every person has flaws. Nobody is perfect and, quite frankly, who wants to be? Flaws and imperfections make you special, they make you unique and interesting. Flaws shape your character. You don't need to hide them, you need to embrace them.

I Hated Cameras... Then Two Big Things Happened

Amy Arndt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Amy Arndt

When someone takes my photo and I ask them to contort in all sorts of uncomfortable positions to get the right shot, or when I'm raising my arm several feet above my head to get a selfie that makes me look thinner, what am I telling myself? What am I telling my daughters?

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

12 Powerful Portraits That Capture People's Darkest Insecurities

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.08.2014 | Arts

Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: "I am not my ___ " He prompted individuals to...

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Creativity: Moving Beyond Your Doubts and Fears

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

The next time your fears and doubts begin to cast a shadow on your talents and rob you of your joy, look within. Tap into your intrinsic worth as a human being. Recognize the gift of the life force within you that flows and creates through you.

Understanding Insecurity

Michael Neill | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?

Beauty and What I Mean

Wendy Bradford | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Wendy Bradford

I always take in a person's looks first; I suppose we all do. My own insecurities are numerous, and it is impossible for me not to focus on other women and to compare myself to them, at least a little.

Pretty Is Just a Word

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.22.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Two years ago, I finally decided to stop hiding my skin disease with jeans and cover-up. I stopped using makeup to disguise my vitiligo and just accepted my body the way that it was.

Be Kind to Others to Be Kind to Yourself

Lily Zweig | Posted 07.17.2012 | Teen
Lily Zweig

The flaws we denounce in those around us -- the fingers we choose to point -- often reflect back on the things we loathe about ourselves.

The Beautiful Gay Man Of Color

Justin Huang | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

"You're ugly." Those words have been said directly to me many times in my life, but there are four instances that I remember as clearly as if they were tattooed onto my face.

Insecurity Kills

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

Many people today are mentally and spiritually bound by insecurity. Insecurity handicaps the mind, by becoming a filter that all thoughts pass through. This makes it so that your vision is blurred.

Learning To Love Your Body -- Even During Bikini Season

Helene Lerner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

When you reach your goal or get close to it and trim down, it isn't easy adjusting to a new body image. Like others who have lost a lot of weight, I was confronted with a core issue -- standing up for myself.

The Brace

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I still have dreams about my back brace. I threw it out so long ago, but it is there when I meet new people whom I am unsure about, when my judgement is questioned, when my children's teachers chastise me for being late to pick-up.

FACE IT: Your Inner Dialogues Speak Volumes

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

It should be pretty clear by now that these IDs are rarely of the self congratulatory variety. More often we use them to scold and judge ourselves. I know mine rarely take a breather.

How To Ask Your Boss For A Raise

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

To boost your confidence a bit, practice being a bit more out-going and assertive with your coworkers. Ask one of your colleagues out to lunch, join in a water cooler conversation, make a comment or raise a question at a meeting.

Is Marriage a Remedy for Insecurity?

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

The only true remedy for insecurity is self-love. True love, unconditional love, breaks all boundaries, boxes and ideas. It is the unlimited nature of being; it is life itself.

Margaret Ruth's Four Things Necessary for a Whole Love Relationship

Margaret Ruth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Margaret Ruth

I've noticed that there four things -- no more and no less -- that dictate whether a relationship will go the distance and still remain personally fulfilling and healthy.

Everyone Else Is Taller, Better-Looking, Smarter, Cooler, and Has a Better Backhand

Ann Handley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Handley

When you are prone to measuring yourself against others, like I am, and when you both work and live out chunks of your life online, as I do, the Inter...

Sir Mix-a-Lot Hearts Kate Beckinsale

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Bombshell Kate Beckinsale denounced her derriere, supposedly asking for a $2,000-a-day body double to stand in for her, um, more scenic scenes in her new film.