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Self Esteem

Vulnerability

Barrett Pall | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

Being vulnerable is scary, but living a life that does not allow you to be your truest self is even scarier. Whether you realize it today, or in fifty years, you will see the second you give in to yourself, your life will unfold in every way you wish.

5 Reasons to Stop Seeking Acceptance From People Who Are Committed to Not Accepting You

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

The greatest gift people who don't approve of us give us is a more defined idea of who we are and who we choose to be. If we start changing who we are to gain approval, we lose ourselves.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.

63 And Free

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Suddenly, having all the time in the world to do whatever I damned well pleased was disorienting. I wasn't sure what I damned well pleased.

A Couple of Swells

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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3 Steps to Losing Weight Without Depriving Yourself or Living on a Treadmill

Anne Ricci | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Many times, faith and self-acceptance are the very first steps to successful weight loss. Focusing on abundance instead of deprivation, as well as having the courage to address the emotions behind our eating patterns, are the next steps to creating a healthy body that we love.

Dream Big, Double It, Then Add Some!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

We need to get things straight here. What's getting in the way of you living life the way you want to be living? Of those dreams that you keep hav...

The One Thing I 'Force' on My Kids

AK Turner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

There is one thing I force my kids to do. A daily ritual on which I will not compromise. A foundation that will make any of their other interests possible, probable, and positive. I call it our Family Creed.

What's is your purpose?

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Ever wonder what your purpose is or how to live it more fully? The first step to discovering and living into our true purpose is to understand that t...

Human Beings vs. Human Doings

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

As I am sitting here on the beach in Goa, I'm pondering the concept of actually being a human BEING. I'm a Westerner, I grew up on the East Coast o...

WATCH: Got Grit?

Brad Yates | Posted 03.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It's been suggested by some researchers that the single most important character trait for achieving success is grit. I hope this will help you culti...

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

7 Flaws That Make You Absolutely Amazing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Be simple in your intentions. It's a lot of fun to live a fast-paced, flamboyant life, but remember to slow things once in a while. Living simply reminds us of our true reasons and roots us in purpose.

6 Signs It May Be Time to Break Up With Your Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Our friendships are a reflection of who we are. As we are growing and evolving as human beings, we may realize that some aspect of ourselves is no longer serving us. As a result, we may find ourselves needing to let friends go as well.

The Conversation That Harms Women

Amy Chan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women

What Happened When I Broke Up With Anxiety

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I'm no expert, but of all the things I've given up, anxiety is my best so far. I sleep at night. I remember to eat. I listen for my laughter in movement and my strength in stillness. I am dating Mindfulness. I think Mindfulness is The One. I'm okay with all of this, all of me.

Are Black Americans the Most Religious -- and Virtuous -- of All?

David Briggs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.

How To Find Your Happiness

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Despite what we may believe, quite often, we are not really seeking our own happiness at all. Many of us don't know ourselves well enough to conceptualize what we actually want. We conform to the notions and ideals of our society, our family and other influences that can drown out our own point of view.

Bully No More

Christine Hoh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Christine Hoh

These negative words are words often used by a bully. Many of us are familiar with the character that just constantly tormented us. I realized that this bully character, which I thought I said farewell to after my teen years, never disappeared in my life. And that person was me.

Cellulite Doesn't Stop Me From Being Strong and Healthy

Nicole Scott | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Scott

I don't want a life of perfection if it means never getting to move forward. I want to show my daughters that strength has nothing to do with how a person looks but what is in her heart: determination, grit, growth, support and love.

Disordered Eating Is Still a Disorder

Erin Bahadur | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

While "disordered eating" has not yet been incorporated into the DSM as a clinical diagnosis, it is becoming prevalent enough in society that it is attracting attention.

Peace Behind Barbed Wire

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

If our news and mass entertainment outlets valued complexity and expansion of the national IQ, we wouldn't go to war. We'd be building our lives on the far side of fear and the far side of cynicism, which is the only place where peace is possible.

You're Magic, Baby, and You Don't Even Know It

Z Zoccolante | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We met when we were 13 on the terrifying first day of 7th grade. She eyed me with suspicion as I wandered behind her through the halls. Finally she sa...

Powerful Women Know: When You Become More You Will Never Settle for Less in Love

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Having a purpose gives you something to bring to the table which shows maturity, responsibility, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Being interesting and self-sufficient is extremely attractive.

5 Strategies for Creating a Winning Marriage

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 02.24.2015 | Weddings
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are several keys to being an effective partner in a marriage. First and foremost you have to know yourself well enough to be wise to your motivations, quirks, downfalls and strengths which will impact your marriage and you must know those same elements in your partner.