Being so hard on ourselves reflects the great fear many of us having of falling short. And one of the key obstacles all of us are going to have to overcome to be healthier and happier is to accept that not only do we all make mistakes, but we must do so in order to create and take risks.
I've lost 50 pounds in the past year, and it's just plain hard. I'm not on any special diet, I don't have a personal trainer, and I'm terrified every minute that I'll backslide like I have in the past.
While I wouldn't wish an addiction on anyone else, walking through this storm has taught me a very important lesson: The more you choose to respect yourself, the easier that choice becomes over time.
Would a responsible parent wish to deny their child urgently needed health care? Not many parents would. But that's exactly what they are saying when they conflate the medical conversation about emergency contraception with the personal conversation about teenage sexuality.
People don't want to be or expect to be "fixed." Instead, what they actually yearn for is to be understood.
We invest in our professional network in anticipation of using it when the time comes, yet we expect to attend a yoga class when we are stressed and feel better about ourselves
I found it heartening to hear Arianna Huffington, Mika Brzezinski and Katie Couric relay stories of how, amid hectic careers, they realized the necessity of taking better care of themselves and their family -- of relieving stress and gaining inner peace.
Here were are, living in a society whose religions do not recognize the female as divine, and we are questioning why women can't seem to move past the glass ceiling?
Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday to discuss "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power" conference. The summit, ...
This week's issue is dedicated to redefining success -- a theme, as it happens, that is also at the center of The Huffington Post women's conference Mika Brzezinski and I are co-hosting next week called "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power."
If we want to take advantage of the countless flexible ways we can fit work and life together in order to be our best, on and off the job, then we can't be derailed by a rigid definition of success.
It's important for younger women to see that success does not prevent mental health issues and that mental health issues do not prohibit success.
This is the book I have been afraid to write . . . terrified actually. It deals with an issue that is radioactive for me. How I eat, diet, and look has tied me up in knots my entire life, and I know I am not alone.
The aircraft carrier stunt was a Karl Rove P.R. production designed to provide images for Bush's 2004 re-election campaign.
Do Americans really value the right to bear firearms -- and not just any firearms, but ones that are designed to kill as many people in as short a time as possible -- more than they do the safety of their children?
As long as Hindu battles Muslim, Muslim persecutes Christian, and Islamic sects are willing to slaughter each other, there is nothing the United States can do to help establish anything worthwhile that will last. It will have to come from within.