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Self Acceptance

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

How Self-Love Saved My Marriage

Melody Godfred | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Melody Godfred

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she st...

The Body Part I Was Most Ashamed Of Growing Up

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Ann Lewis Hamilton

People went banana-land on social media over Meg Ryan's appearance at the Tony Awards. Too much plastic surgery, what was she thinking? Poor cute Meg. Let's blame the movie industry because there aren't any parts for women when they get older (unless you're Meryl Streep).

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

3 Powerful Quotes About The True Meaning Of Self-Acceptance

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.30.2016 | OWN

We all want to do better, be better and feel better. But, according to wellness activist and self-described "cancer thriver" Kris Carr, that can only ...

Why My Success Lies Within My Imperfections

Elsie Storm | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elsie Storm

I'm a recovering, aspiring perfectionist. I say aspiring, because let's be clear, I never actually reached perfection. Here is what I mean by that......

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can rea...

8 Affirmations for Confidence and Self Acceptance

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

Affirmations, with practice and diligence, serve to replace those negative messages with something more positive. And the more you repeat them and meditate with them, the more they shape your beliefs and will alter your reality. How does an affirmation alter reality?

Stop Resisting and Start Accepting Life Today

Orly Levy | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Orly Levy

Here are a few ways you can begin a new practice of "accepting what is" in order to find peace:

Tiny, Perfect, Beautiful Princesses or Hummingbirds are Assholes

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Lara Lillibridge

Every summer I write on the cabin porch, six feet away from a hummingbird feeder. We hung it up so we could see those amazing, tiny, beautiful creatu...

I'm an Introvert. Here's How I Learned to Be in My Power

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Through loving and accepted myself exactly as I am, I've been able to finally feel stand in my own power and be in-tune with my true self.

From Disappointment to Freedom: 3 Steps to Repurpose Expectations

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

When you shift your focus from the should to present moment, you gain power and clarity to shift into a more authentic state of being. It requires commitment, willingness, and even some discipline to keep shifting moment by moment. The truth is, each moment is all we really have anyway. Choose wisely in this moment. Surrender your should's and experience freedom.

Don't Let Hotel Mirrors F**k Up Your Life

Anthony Meindl | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Meindl

Hotel mirrors are cruel reality checks that make us immediately see ourselves through the harsh glare of imperfection. But they also trigger the dormant (and not-so-dormant) part of ourselves which wants to kick in and criticize and blow up our life.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

You're Probably Not Your Best

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

We must accept our current best, even if it is not our idealized best. We should continue to try and be our best but realize that it's okay if we don't achieve it... yet.

That's How The Light Gets In: A Flawless Spring

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

"Forget your perfect offering -- there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen, "Anthem" It is officially Spring and...

Kim Kardashian's Brand of Self-Esteem Isn't Good for Girls

Susan Harrow | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Susan Harrow

I'm glad Kim Kardashian feels good about who she is, naked or not, but I do wonder, is this style of self-esteem really good for girls? I want girls to be proud of their bodies -- but not as fodder for taking endless selfies, showing off their boobs and butt for others to admire.

The Power of Remembering Our Wholeness

Denise Simone | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Simone

Do you feel like no matter what you do you just can't seem to get life right? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over again? Pe...

5 Things You Need to Know About Ditching Perfection During Meditation

Heather Regan | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Regan

It's time to ditch the illusion of perfection in meditation and allow your mind to rest instead (as well as being ok with when it doesn't.) Here are five things you should know about befriending the meditation process and ditching the perfectionism when it arises.

A Serious Plea to Stop Doing This Immediately

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Putting ourselves down can be a tempting habit. It makes us seem humble. It fills the dead air of conversation. It gets ahead of others who might put us down first.

How to Really Dance Like No One's Watching

Jennifer S. White | Posted 02.22.2016 | Women
Jennifer S. White

I don't like crying, and I rarely do it. This said, I believe in experiencing life and its difficulties rather than glossing over them. It's been a powerful experience for me to acknowledge how I feel, and to sometimes acknowledge that I don't like feeling this way, and to remember that just because I'm angry, or sad, or overwhelmed in this moment right here, this doesn't mean that it's permanent either.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

Self-Love = Radical Self-Acceptance

Reba Linker | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

Stop objecting to who and what you are and start embracing you -- every bit of you -- instead, and watch what happens.