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Love Yourself

Loud and Clear

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Kerrie L Cooper

I was sitting in a meeting yesterday and was given a reminder that felt like a slap in the face. It jarred me fully awake, shaking the dust out of a corner of my subconscious mind where I had stored this fundamental rule in the greatest job I have, as mom: It's not what you say. It's what you do.

5 Keys to Unleash Your Self-Confidence

Pragito Dove | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Throw yourself into your passion and miracles happen. It can be your work or it can be something you only do at weekends, as a hobby. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you are enjoying yourself, coming alive, getting to know what makes you tick.

My 'Inner Mommy War' and the 5 Things It Taught Me About Identity

Reem Kassis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

When I became a mother, my four most dreaded words became "What do you do?" Prior to motherhood, I had a professional identity, an easy way to present myself. Now as a mother, I find no easy way to present this new identity and what I do.

The Song This Dad Wrote For His Bullied Daughter Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents

When dad and musician Khari Toure learned that his daughter Nia had been bullied at school, he wrote a special song to help her cope with ne...

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Contrary to Popular Belief, Self-Care Is Important

Tamara Holder | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara Holder

Picture this: You're having an outer body experience, attending your own funeral. Unfortunately, you died at a young age. Everyone's crying, saying y...

How to Recover in an Appearance-Obsessed World

Keara Hozella | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

This is the reality of recovering from an eating disorder, whether you've just been diagnosed or have been attempting to survive with it for years. The good news is that you certainly can recover, no matter how short or long the duration of your eating disorder has been.

Do You Love Truly Yourself?

Hope Kumor | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Hope Kumor

Where did we get this mentality to hate and shame our bodies? Why can't we love what we have and move on? More so, I'm the main culprit here because time and time again, I always bash myself.

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My 40s

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

The past decade has been a time for personal reflection and growth. I've learned many important lessons and gained new insights, probably more so than in any other decade. I often find myself saying, "If only I knew then what I know now."

6 Questions That Might Be Holding You Back

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug A. Sandler

Take a moment and ask yourself the following six questions and see if you are being held back by the answers you give to yourself. Then follow the action items provided if the question is holding you back.

Why the 'Dad Bod' Is a Sexist Disgrace

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Allison Underhill

The Dad Bod lays out what is acceptable for men and women. It reinforces the gender inequality that is present in our societal perceptions of body image.

How to Fall in Love With Yourself

Dajon Smiles | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dajon Smiles

I realized I need to be OK with being just me! I want to fall in love with me. I want to find the gift and love in each day and even each moment. This is the day that I decided to start dating myself and add in some other fun practices as well. 

Be Your Own Valentine

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Prioritizing yourself is not selfish or greedy, but an act of self-preservation and gratitude that allows you to be a better, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, friend or colleague. These actions steps will give you techniques if paying attention to yourself is difficult.

What I Found Inside My Grandmother's Shoebox

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

There are hundreds of pictures of her. She's always dressed in crop-tops with high-rise flowy skirts. I look at the men who surrounded her and the way they gazed at her and I can just tell they loved her. It's strange to think that these men knew her better than I do.

What Defines You?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So today I challenge you to look back at your life, the times when you had to change the way you think, or you got up from the ashes of despair -- did those times teach you a lesson? Or the happy times when life was perfect and you didn't have a single worry on your mind?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, You're to Blame When Our Confidence Falls

Unwritten | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Whether it's 8p.m. on a Friday night or 8a.m. Monday morning, mirrors are an important part of our daily lives. They see us during our worst moments and at our finest. But what do we see in them?

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Santilli | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

3 Crazy Easy Ways To Love Yourself To A Better Body

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping weight at a reasonable level, she sent me this description of what she saw at one of the places they stopped to eat lunch, somewhere in the midwest.

8 Ways to Truly Love Your Body RIGHT NOW

GalTime | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women

I didn't quite realize how self-critical I was being until my 5-year-old daughter started repeating my comments aloud (and in front of my husband, no less!).

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

5 Science-Backed Reasons It's Important To Love Yourself

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to close relationships, by now we've probably got this whole "best friend" thing down pat. We give them a confidence boost when they don...

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

65 Can't Come Soon Enough

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few years ago, I wrote a column addressing what I thought was the nadir of women's self-esteem...