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Self Empowerment

Why This Birthday Is Special

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Every birthday is special; however, this birthday is extra special to me. I have embraced life at another level and have discovered a level of freedom that I never knew was possible before. I'm obsessed with mastering this thing called life.

Why It's Not You, It's Me

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kara Post-Kennedy

You know what people love? LISTS. Bucket lists, to-do lists, shopping lists, Letterman's top 10 lists... lists help us prioritize and give us a sens...

If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn't come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day.

8 Incredible Affirmations for Self-Love

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Don't forget to follow through on your intentions of self-love with positive action. Take care of your body, engage in activities that revitalize you, and heed the voice of your true self.

Self Empowerment

Nipa Shah | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

Almost everyone who knows me will agree that confidence is one trait that I have in spades. But three years ago when I met a college buddy from 30 yea...

Time to Call a Truce on the War on Women

Susan Bodiker | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Bodiker

We talk a lot about the war on women. At work (wage inequality). On the playing field (domestic violence). On campus (date rape). In the legislature a...

Mad Woman or Healer? My Journey With the Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

This week's lesson in Arianna Huffington's Thrive course is about self forgiveness and gratitude. Wow, I have been musing on this teaching all week...

When Did I Become So Numb? The Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

The book and the OWN network's course with Arianna Huffington called Thrive has been blowing my mind! It's been the biggest surprise teaching for me i...

The Exclusive Club Sheryl Sandberg Never Intended To Join

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Laura Wellington

The bond we share is one of loss but it is also one of strength, courage, perseverance, and eventual, renewed living. I am certain -- given the choice -- each one of us would rather not have you walk amongst us, but since you are here, know that you have our spirit and example in which to hang onto throughout the entirety of your journey.

How I Became Friends With Myself

Shinjini Das | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shinjini Das

Friendship with the most beautiful of souls, ourselves, is one of the most treasured relationships in our world, and one that frankly, more of us should invest time to nurture.

Sewing the Seeds of Change

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Laura Wellington

With a brand new day upon me, the opportunity to begin sewing again has emerged. Time has finally decided to open the door to the next phase of my life and, for the moment, it feels like I'm on vacation.

I Am (Dating)?

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Laura Wellington

I am a mother; I am a mechanic; I am a plumber; I am a landscaper; I am a caretaker.

Dear Moms: You Matter

Toni Hammer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

Carving out time to make these things happen will of course require sacrifice. But hey, we're already great at sacrificing these days. We're professionals. And we shouldn't have to sacrifice ourselves any longer.

Should I Be Ashamed

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

It's time to shift to a new space of women cheering on other women as well. No comparisons. If you focus on the fact that your friend has a better butt than you or is better than you in a certain way, what a waste

What We Can Learn From Mom Bloggers When It Comes to Wielding Spaghetti

Laura Wellington | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
Laura Wellington

To entrepreneurs, spaghetti throwing is a way of life. As women-owned businesses are currently thriving, we women seem to be grabbing a few handfuls of that starchy delicacy more readily than ever before.

'Should I Start a Small Business?'

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Perhaps, instead of asking yourself if 2015 will be the year you start a small business, ask yourself if 2015 will finally be the year you start listening to and respecting your own voice. Perhaps 2015 will be the year you'll commit to making yourself happy.

What Cigarettes Taught Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

I did promise that this was not going to be a diatribe about cigarettes -- so let's just agree that it is my metaphor for the self-care sidesteps we take in our lives. Insert your own behavior or pattern -- the thing that distracts you and occupies space in your life.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

How I Stopped Being a Victim to the 'Higher Plan'

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

have the power to choose to live our lives in each present moment. We have the power to choose to do nothing until we know what to do.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Running Away to Creating Your Path

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.26.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My decision to quit law was more about running away from a job and lifestyle I didn't like and less about running towards a business and lifestyle that would serve me. Looking back, some statements needed some tweaking.

Beauty Without the Beast

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Phu Nguyen

Making snide comments about skinny women is no different than bullying a woman into believing she's too fat to be attractive. I know we like to support the underdog, but the underdog becomes relative to who's being bullied. This is why I find the term "reverse bullying" redundant.

5 Excuses Women Use to Avoid 'Cumming' in and 'Coming' Back to the Bedroom!

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Laura Wellington

I suggest all women -- especially moms -- reclaim our bedrooms as preferential spaces in our homes beyond just storing clothes, applying makeup, and sleeping. While doing this, I also recommend we commit to reprioritizing our personal sexual satisfaction to a heightened position.

Can Yoga Change the World?

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Y...

The United States: A Country Fighting for 'The Last' of Our Freedoms!

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

No doubt, it is our natural instincts as parents to protect our kids from any harm. To watch them suffer is harder on us -- many times -- than on them.

Evolve to Dissolve

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Consciousness has always been tricky to decode. None of us have ever seen consciousness but we know it exists inside each of us. When our attention is drawn towards evolving, our inner capacity of thinking on a more subtle and gentle level amplifies.