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Insecurity

The Secret to Eliminating Your Insecurities and Increasing Your Self-Confidence

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Insecurity is an emotional reaction that comes from our stored collection of fears and self-judgments. Self-confidence is a rational assessment that comes from our grounded assessment of competency in a given domain.

How to Survive a Breakup: 12 Ways to Stop Blaming Yourself and Gain From It

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Susan Anderson

When we experience unrequited love -- a lack of emotional reciprocity from the other person - it is natural to feel insecure and needy. It can cause us to aim our emotional suction cups toward our partner which only succeeds at creating greater distance. Here are 12 things you can do...

Attracted to the Unavailable: 12 ways to Overcome This Self-Sabotaging Pattern

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Susan Anderson

Why are we attracted to the emotionally unavailable? What can we do about it? Obviously, if we lose interest as soon as someone becomes available, that won't work because we'd be forever chasing and never having a relationship. So how do we get off the hamster wheel?

The 5 Rules Of Self-Confidence

Silvano Lieger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvano Lieger

What you say and do has value. Even on the slight chance that there might be this stupid social thing we call awkwardness -- who cares? Don't waste your life wondering what other people think. Because they are wondering the same.

Alone in the Loneliness

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Shifting from lonely to feeling loved and engaged in healthy relationships does take time. For the lonely, time is an abundance. Each small step into the willingness to be loved has an exponential effect. Lonely and lovable are both chosen. How will you choose?

Astrologically Speaking...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Overcome Fear of Abandonment: 7 Dos and 10 Don'ts

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Many people complain that abandonment imprisons them behind a wall of their own making. They get caught up in patterns of constant re-abandonment (abandoholism) or avoid relationships altogether to avoid the pain (abandophobism). Others are in a relationship but feel chronic heartache and uncertainty. They're shrouded in shame for feeling so needy.

It's in the Stars

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

I'm not afraid of getting old... well, maybe a little...

Exorcising Your Demons

Krysti Turznik | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Krysti Turznik

We can build a foundation that reminds us what we are what we are fighting for and fighting against. We can remember that there is a purpose and a meaning to our lives, and it cannot be fully expressed if we are living in fear. We can trust that our journey can be the path that has been cleared for someone else to walk with greater ease.

Reliving Middle School in Middle Age

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I hope that what I tell my daughter will also be true for me, so I keep my head down and assure myself that this will pass in time.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

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.

The Essentials of Leadership

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Christa Dowling

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~ E.E. Cummings (American Poet 1894-1962) The statement is like dusting off clichés of yeste...

How I Survived Abandonment: 12 Tips for a Complete Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I developed the abandonment recovery program after the love of my life -- my marital partner of eighteen years -- suddenly up and left me for another...

The Identity Crisis of Motherhood

Meredith Ethington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

My identity does not depend on someone else's view of who I am. It only depends on my own view of it.

Lindsay Holmes

8 Habits Of People Who Never Get Jealous

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Wearing green may be a fashion staple for spring, but seeing green isn't quite the statement we want to make. When it comes to our emotions, jealousy ...

Why We Should Stop Saying Sorry So Often

Brooke Metz | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News
Brooke Metz

Not only do we devalue "sorry" when we use it unnecessarily, but we also devalue ourselves.

Overcoming My Cool Kids Complex

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

My cool kids complex is nothing but a story I've told myself about myself. It's simply the vestiges of adolescence that I unconsciously continued to build upon. It's way past time for the complex to be disassembled.

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.

5 Things You Must Do If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What is narcissism? A terribly inflated ego or sense of importance. People who believe the world should revolve around them. Who are impatient and critical. Who lack empathy. Will blame you for all problems.

Who's The Fairest?

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Mirror, mirror...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Dear Straight, White, Male New Friend

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Frederick Davie

You may want to think about what it means for others to hear you say that you have no lack of confidence because you are a straight, white male. It could suggest just the opposite.

Abusive and Insecure Managers: Still Thriving and Hurting Their Companies

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Two recent studies show when overall management culture has negative consequences for team performance and morale. One illustrates the impact of abusive managers. The other reveals that insecure managers resist and reject useful feedback from employees.

4 Strategies to Deal With a Guilt Tripper

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Guilt trippers are world class blamers, martyrs and drama queens. They know how to make you feel badly about something by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm and throw you off your game.