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Self Esteem

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Margie Warrell | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Margie Warrell

Of course none of us are perfect. We all struggle in our own way. Expecting that we should have it 'all together' all the time sets us up for a lifetime of disappointing ourselves.

How to Make Mistakes, and Recover From Them, Like a #BOSS

Liana Gergely | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

There are three things that have the potential to really irritate me on a daily basis: unexpected plot twists on Grey's Anatomy, people showing way to...

Are You an A-hole? Why Your Inner Truth Isn't Scary

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

truth tro͞oTH/ noun: that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Seems simple enough. Franklin Roosevelt was on to something profound ...

7 Values That Will Help You Raise Resilient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

To parent our children to live exceptional lives and become exceptional people, we must teach them to have the fortitude to stand tall no matter what is happening.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

Use Your Body to 'Wire' Self-Esteem

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Here's a very simple strategy for boosting your feelings of self-esteem. Research led by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Ha...

The Weight Of A Woman

Nicole Scott | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

The weight of a woman is more than a number that flashes on a small screen. The real weight of a woman can't be measured by a machine, because it includes so much more than how much or how little fat you have on your body.

9 Ways We Can Improve Body Image For Men Too

Lexi Herrick | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The journey to body acceptance is a vigorous fight, and one that involves both genders. It requires both sexes to rise above the grossly defined standards for beauty and attractiveness. We can work together to create a world built in understanding of human depth and uniqueness and not on shallow evaluation of appearance.

Why Women Over 50 Need To Declare Pride In Their Bodies

Carol Parker Walsh | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Carol Parker Walsh

Women in their 50s are in a precarious position of not being old enough to be seniors but too old to be considered youthful. In many ways we're invisible. We are constantly in search of role models that represent these "tweener" years. When you add curviness to the mix, the representation becomes even smaller and less flattering.

Weighing Yourself Is So Last Year -- 5 Other Ways to Measure Your Health

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

When it comes down to it, weight should be a byproduct of how we view health. Sure, certain numbers can tell us a whole heck of a lot about our health. But numbers can't tell us how we feel emotionally, physically, or spiritually. Numbers cannot tell us how our bodies feel.

How to Love Yourself When You're Feeling 'Bleh'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We show our perfect faces for the world, yet behind the scenes we struggle with similar things. When we're vulnerable with those things, we risk conne...

How To Lose Your Self-Esteem: A Psychologist's Fascinating TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Dr. Matthew Whoolery, a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University-Idaho, has an unorthodox recommendation: let go of your self-esteem. "...

Personal Power vs. Power Over Others

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All of us would love to have personal power -- the power to manifest our dreams, the power to remain calm and loving in the face of fear, the power to...

Make Your Life a Beautiful Creation

Sarah Liddle | Posted 04.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Liddle

Life isn't in the doing; it's in the feeling Life just works beyond form, it works without struggle, and it works in the most gracious of ways. There...

What it Takes to Act With Courage

Jane Shure | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Jane Shure

Long ago in graduate school, I learned that the individual speaks for the group as a whole. Whether it be in a work group or a community group, each person's voice represents an expression of what others are not able to say. I learned that the dynamics of power organize to maintain one person's sense of superiority at the expense of another's.

Why I Stopped Bad-Mouthing 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work' Day

Robin Hardman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

This Thursday, April 22, will be the fourth Thursday of the month, which means it's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (a.k.a. TODAS). Kids will be trooping through workplaces around the country, sometimes hanging out with a parent, but more often enjoying a busy agenda of carefully planned, hands-on activities.

7 Self-Defeating Things We Say To Ourselves

Erin Dullea | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Dullea

Here's the dirty truth: We ascribe happiness to having achieved (fill-in-the-blank). And it's no wonder that we do. Media images tell us every damn day that we must look and act a certain way if we want to be happy. But you know what? It's crap. Really. You are enough. Right now. And so am I.

5 Things I No Longer Apologize For

August McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

Whether we articulate it or not, feeling regretful for who we authentically are can hold us back in all sorts of ways.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Are You Enough? (Hint: The Answer Is Yes)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

By uncovering your negative beliefs about yourself and your money, you can learn to let go of those limiting ideals and start moving toward the life you've always wanted. Whatever it is you desire, know this: You Are Enough.

The PSA About Beauty That You Need To See

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

After baring my head and living my life as a bald woman for over two decades, I've realized that beauty cannot not be measured by others, and only you can choose fight or flight.

WATCH: Tapping into Creativity

Brad Yates | Posted 04.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say, "I'm just not creative"...! Creativity is part of who we are -- but for too many of us it ha...

Dreams of Finding Love Can Come True

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2015 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

In order to make oneself amenable to receiving the love of a new person, it is necessary to forgive any pain experienced in the past, thus opening up our hearts once again. Be realistic about past lovers, and don't let their legacy maintain too prominent a place in your thoughts.

You Don't Need to Lose Weight

Samantha Bennett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Samantha Bennett

For me to spend ONE MINUTE obsessing about something as trivial as my weight is not just ridiculous, it's a bit obscene. In the way that having a bowling alley in a private home is a bit obscene. I was suddenly shocked at myself. That I would spend even one minute of this glorious life beating myself up seemed, at the very, very least, pitifully ungrateful.

Does This Make Me Look Fat? 3 Inanimate Objects Messed With My Self-Esteem

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I'm super aware of how mean I can be to myself a lot of the time and I'm constantly trying to battle the bully in my head that reared its head at a young age. I recognize that sometimes the things that can ruin my day by making me feel fat are so beyond ridiculous that I have to laugh at them.