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Loving Yourself

I Just Want to Thank You

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

So off I went, down the steep step of stairs that brought me directly into the park and then; boom! Sun glorious sun and wide open space and no one there but me and I was so happy and so grateful to be alive and whole, arriving here on this beautiful sunny day.

Don't Love Yourself? Try Just Being Friends

Sara Eckel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

So before you try to fall madly in love with the person in the mirror, Rinzler offers a more attainable suggestion: Try befriending yourself. We don't require our friends to gaze into our eyes and tell us how amazing and special we are, but we do expect them to listen to us when we need to vent about a bad day at work.

Saying 'Yes' to Me

Erin Parker | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Parker

It wasn't until I was sobbing in my classroom on a Saturday afternoon that something finally clicked for me. I, like countless others, have spent my e...

My Best Friend, Anxiety

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

When I was 7 years old, I had a panic attack at a restaurant while on vacation with my family in Greece. We were in the middle of dinner when suddenly inexplicable feelings of dread and fear began to consume me.

10 Truths That Will Help You Love Your Body Right Now

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Kate Bartolotta

As much as we are learning to accept different kinds of beauty in others, the weight loss industry is still making billions of dollars a year and "how to lose weight fast" is one of the most searched for terms on Google. Like so many of the most important things in life, self-love is an inside job.

The Narcissism Debate: Is It Selfish to Love Yourself?

Lindsey Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Just like on an airplane when the attendants say you must put your own oxygen mask on before you help others, it's kind of the same thing with self-love. The more you embrace self-love and carry the empathy that comes along with it, the more aware you become of both yourself and others

4 Steps to Less Stress -- and a Happier, More Loving You

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

credit: maridav/ Awareness brings its own reward. Most of us have no idea how stressed we are because we've been that way so long. For y...

My Children Are My Greatest Teachers

Marci Baron | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Marci Baron

It is this unconditional love for them that has taught me to accept, love and even value the not-so-wonderful parts of myself.

The Comparison Cure: Stop Judging Yourself and Start Loving Yourself

Christine Arylo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

You just never know what is possible when you give up toxic habits and choose to support yourself instead of sabotage yourself. That's what we call self-love!

5 Ways To Love Yourself More

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2015 | Women

There's a lot of talk about love at this time of year. And there's no loving relationship more important than the one you have with yourself. As p...

Spread Some Valentine's Day Love

Emily John | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily John

Taking the "random acts of kindness" concept and applying it with a Valentine's Day twist is not only a wonderful way to delight someone else, but in the act of giving, you will be blessed by the joy of service. Here are some suggestions of ways to give on Valentine's Day.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

How to Love Your Body at Every Size and Every Number

Katie Kempner | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Katie Kempner

I think the answer is, love yourself because you are you. Be confident in yourself because you are you. Don't let the size you are dictate how you feel about yourself or how much confidence you have.

It's Time to Stop Cooperating With Those Who Mistreat You

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Here are five keys to help you unlock the power within to help you spot, stop, and release anyone or thing in your life that is toxic to your spirit. And to be brave enough to face it, fix it or at the very least get away from it.

My Own Plus One

Quarterlette | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

So what if I may be one of the only single girls left in my bicoastal circles? I prefer to shuffle the stack until the right card is dealt, and then make the gamble. I don't want to settle for the next best thing. I want to strive for THE best thing.

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.

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Inside the Mind of a Man: The Top 5 Things That Make Men Tick

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Men do not need someone to control and mother them and when this happens it is an instant turn-off. Nor do men want a woman who is at all needy or desperate for him to be the source of her happiness. So what makes men tick and how you can you empower yourself to have the relationship you want?

4 Beliefs That Hold You Back

Anita Moorjani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

I've realized that it's more important to be myself than it is to be positive. And as a result, when I am positive, it is genuine and authentic.

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...

Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

Grief is a normal part of life. While the loss is never replaced, and life events and milestones will forever be bittersweet, there will come a point when you know it's time to move forward and you must give yourself the permission to rebuild your life.

A Seasoned Woman's Secret for Finding True Love

Joy Weston | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Joy Weston

This amazing woman, who gave me life, shared her secret for being one of the happiest and most beautiful women in the world; absolute self-confidence derived from being madly in love with you!

Why I Won't Wear Makeup Again... Ever

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was like most girls when I was little (well, almost). I loved getting into my mom's and sisters' makeup drawers. I loved playing with Barbie. I eve...

What Does 'Put God First' Really Mean?

Terri Britt | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Terri Britt

On this 4th of July week, I invite you to step into freedom. Try a new way of putting God first. It starts with loving and accepting yourself unconditionally!