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Self Esteem

The Mystery of Mastery

Barry Kibrick | Posted 08.30.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

Doubting your ability to find mastery in your life is normal. However, your ability to endure the doubt is in your control. Do not even attempt to stop the feelings of doubt -- just do not let them stop you from achieving the awareness that mastery is an attainable goal.

Zendaya Has A Stunning Response To Trolls Who Called Her Parents Ugly

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment

Zendaya had some choice words for Twitter trolls who called her parents ugly.  Earlier this week, a Twitter user shared a photo of the 18-year-o...

Self Worth

Nate Zubal | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nate Zubal

I recently read an interview with comedian-of-the-moment, Amy Schumer, in which her genius way of turning insecurity into comic fodder shed some light...

If I Don't Learn to Love Myself

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I wrote this over a year ago and when I read it, it pulls me back there, back to the place of not loving most things about my physical self, because you are not what the world considers beautiful; you are not the standard.

The Under-Appreciated Power of a Compliment

Dawn Zier | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

We all know counting calories is a valuable tool in losing weight. But do you know that counting compliments could be just as valuable?

Changing How We Change

Barry Kibrick | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Barry Kibrick

My conversation with Marshall about his latest book Triggers, which airs this week on most of our PBS stations, is all about finding the "je ne sais quoi" -- that uncertain quality that cannot be easily described or even named, but that we know exists.

Leave Twisted Mirrors in the Funhouse: Love Yourself As You Are -- Beautiful

Mary Buchan | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy Graphicstock.com I thought I knew what was in store when my friends and I entered the funhouse at the Ohio State Fair: a collection ...

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Reilly Wieland

Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the idea that I was going to be able to laugh at myself for getting a spray tan. I really wanted to believe that I was above it.

Self-Help: Where's the Harm?

Amanda Spencer | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

Self-Help or Self-Harm? Over the last number years, with the advent of self-help publications, blogs, seminars, TV shows on every feed, in the media,...

7 Parenting Rules I Flat Out Refuse to Follow

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I don't mind being inundated with recommendations from doctors or even self-proclaimed "experts" telling me how to stay a healthy adult. What I do mind, however, is being boldly told what I should and shouldn't do with my children. Before you go having a temper tantrum, I fully recognize the hypocrisy I described. I just don't care.

The Body Is a Celebration

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

With these and other tools I've learned to trust that yoga, dance and other movement are so much more than a physical practice. We heal our minds and spirits along with our bodies as we celebrate ourselves through movement.

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Amanda Roosa | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Roosa

One of the most important aspects of a long distance relationship? Understanding your own needs and wants while simultaneously catering to your partner's. It's a balancing act, and a precarious one at that, but it is worth the work if you find "your person."

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

While parenting is big, important work, that doesn't mean that it has to be a "mysterious" or "complicated" process. Live these "simple truths" as consistently as you can, and you -- and your kids -- are likely to be on the right track.

8 Tips on How to Improve Your Self-Confidence

Stan Popovich | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Do you have trouble building up your self-confidence? If so, you are not alone. Everybody has trouble with building one's self-esteem in today's world. The key is to be persistent and to find the ways to improve your confidence so you can be successful in life. Here are eight easy suggestions to increasing your self-esteem in your life.

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

The Naked Truth: How Stripping Down Built My Self-Confidence

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

I had never experienced such freedom. I had never felt so proud about myself, my sexuality and my body, no matter how imperfect it is.

On Being True to Ourselves: Lessons From My Daughter

Jessica Kahan | Posted 08.19.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Marriage, like any relationship, is hard. Being true to ourselves is even harder. My daughter is my hero because even as she enters the cruel world of tweendom, she stays the course.

Getting Lost and Getting Found

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Many things are beyond our control. But we are free to choose what we will pay attention to, the meaning we will give to our life. If the goal is to improve the quality of our lives, happiness may be the wrong metric. Pleasure or happiness is simply the side effect of living our best self.

4 Negative Habits to Stop TODAY

Jessica Dimas | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Dimas

For a long time, I was an pessimistic person. I didn't think of myself as unhappy, but I wouldn't have told you I was excited for life. I thought I wa...

Why Not Talking About Over-Eating Might Be the Healthiest Option For Your Family

Lola Reed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

One of the simplest things we can do at any age to avoid overeating is to slow down so that there's time for our brains and stomachs to signal that we're full. Wolfing down our dinners in a pit stop mindset or mindlessly munching our way through our favorite show are doing us a disservice on so many levels.

The Most Beautiful Lesson About Today's Ugly Society May Just Come From My 7-Year-Old

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

It may be naïve for me to believe that for every person spreading hate in our world, there is another spreading love. But, my young daughter gives me that hope.

What to Do When the Whole 'Love Your Body' Thing Isn't Working for You

Jenn Hand | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

The first piece of loving your body is accepting your body. Acceptance doesn't mean you have to be in love with everything you see. Acceptance means making peace with the fact that it is a journey.

Do You Squash Yourself to Avoid Rejection?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Does the thought of rejection terrify you? What do you avoid to evade rejection? Len sought my help because he wanted to get married and have childre...

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

These are just a few common scenarios where it's easy to take things personally. It's not easy to stop feeling that way, but when you do, your life will change. I know it for a fact -- because it happened to me! Don't you think it's time to give it a try?

WATCH: Needing to Justify the Past

Brad Yates | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Whether we are happy with our current circumstances or not, we've put a lot of time and effort into creating them. And there is a part of us that wil...