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This Is The Age Where You Feel Sexiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, getting older isn't all about hiding your grays and removing wrinkles. No, old age is actually a time when your body confidence will thrive...

4 Simple Steps To Reinventing Your Life

Peter Field | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we take a close look at people we define as successful, we often discover that they have in fact reinvented themselves on more than one occasion. If you are serious about reinventing yourself, you need to be prepared for and ready to embrace change.

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

One Way To Keep Perspective Around Family

Cynthia | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Cynthia

What are some scenarios you could start to see differently? Seeing them less as the only way to live and more as a reminder that you can choose to live differently.

A Letter to My Former Self

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...

Getting Confidence: How it Really Works

Jane Shure | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

We can't prevent our mind from stirring up fear, doubt or self-criticism, but we can get skilled and smarter about how our thought process operates and how it triggers exaggerated degrees of emotion, increasing the likelihood that we'll feel bad about ourselves.

Not Everyone Is Beautiful

Nathan Biberdorf | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Nathan Biberdorf

"We are all beautiful." "Everyone is beautiful to somebody." It's cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the Internet. It's also bullcrap.

This Is What It's Like Being Raised Without A Father

Kirsten Larson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Kirsten Larson

Two days before my mother died from cancer she asked, "You won't be contacting your father, will you?" They had been divorced 37 years but their animosity toward each other never waned. "Really? This isn't important right now mom."

The Freedom Not to Care

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Karen Ann Kennedy

A beautiful thing happened when I stopped caring about what everyone else thought; I experienced a rush of freedom! I was finally, after all those years, free to be who and what I was without worry and without pressure.

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Master Now

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.02.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Forgiveness is the gift you give to yourself. It's not for or about the other person. It releases you from the pain of staying bound up in the past. Blaming yourself or your former spouse serves no purpose in reinventing your life. It holds you back from enjoying today.

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not raise a bunch of ego maniacs who don't have the skills to live healthy rounded lives.

Vulnerable Young Women Already Have Grit--They Need the Chance to Lead

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Courtney Macavinta

Some people say youth today need more grit or gumption. Some do. But the truth for those of us like me who've survived being traumatized by violence...

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

Runners: Professional Compliment Dodgers

Audra Rundle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

Running may be a sport made up of individuals, but it is the collaborative sense of accomplishing great things and reaching new physical and mental limits that binds us as a group. We love to support one another, so why can't we accept the support from others?

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

Real or Fake? The Reasons Women Get Breast Implants

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

Why do women get breast implants? It's the number one cosmetic surgery in the U.S., even though it carries with it the burden of judgment and dismissal. So what's driving these women? Are they young and insecure? Superficial? Desperate?

Be Yourself

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

You can be an original or you can be a copy. An original portrait with honest mistakes is worth more than a perfect replica. I urge you to be yourself. I urge you to accept your mistakes and shortcomings and live the life you were destined to.

The 3 Worst Diets I Ever Tried

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Food has been my best friend, my boyfriend and my enemy since... like... birth. I started drinking milkshakes from the soda fountain at Woolworth's at 3-months-old and it's been a battle ever since.

I Got Rejected... And This Is What Happened

Amy Chan | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

I knew that if I continued my avoidant ways, I would not actualize my intention of creating a meaningful relationship with someone else. So I decided to open my heart, allow myself to be vulnerable and welcome the risk of hurt.

Self-Parenting: What's Your Style?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

No matter what kind of upbringing you experienced or what kind of self-parenting style you have adopted up until now, it's never too late to treat yourself with compassion and kindness. By lovingly nurturing, encouraging, and motivating yourself, you can become the parent you always wanted.

The Gospel According to Luke

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

The Gay Gospel is basically the soundtrack of my brain, which was created by living out my full decade of 20-somethings, having two years to distill and reflect on it and spending every night and day in the gay 20-something world right here in New York City.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.