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Self Esteem

How Well Does Gratitude Work for You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?

Getting Over Single 'Shame'

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

If you've been single for longer than you care to admit, it's natural to wonder why or even ask, "What's wrong with me?" This question is particularly common in our can-do culture, which leaves little room for luck, chance or circumstance

Teens Reinvent The Selfie, Prove Our True Selves Are The Most Beautiful Of All

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Teen

A group of girls in Australia were recently given a challenge: Think of how you want to portray your true self to world, they were told, and then crea...

Picture Perfect

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Ironically, it was in seeing themselves "perfectly" that these women embraced their imperfections as an essential part of their identity.

Clothing Size: When the Numbers Don't Add Up

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

When we focus too much on waist circumference or dress size, the numbers don't add up to psychological wellbeing.

The Body Image Lesson My Daughter Doesn't Know She Taught Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Sometimes my body is just my body, not a contest, not a measurement of worth. Letting go of the panic of whether my skin moves in a certain way when I move leaves a far greater capacity for having fun than I knew I was capable of having.

How to Be Irreplaceable

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

You are beautiful. Every single cell that is composed together to create your individuality makes you absolutely irreplaceable. All of your features represent everyone that was, is, and will be part of your life. How do you become irreplaceable? Be and embrace your complete honest self.

The Fear of Failure

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

To fail without trying is less painful than to put all of yourself into a particular goal and still come up short. Yet, we know that success does not come easy. It requires commitment, dedication, grit, determination, resourcefulness and confidence.

Snuggling: My Motivational Band-Aid

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

But there is some link, at least for me, between a happy home life and being a slug about everything else. That Josh loves me can't be the reason I love myself. That he thinks I am smart, competent and worthy can't be the reason I believe those things. It has to come from me.

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I want to offer you some immediate relief from yourself! What I mean by this is that most of us, yes even you, torture ourselves with our thoughts! I...

How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

Amanda L. Chan

How To Help A Friend Who's Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living

When you have a friend with low self-esteem, it can be hard to know the right thing to say. Is it better to commiserate? Encourage? Show some tough...

Every Woman Has a Bikini Body

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

The media makes it out to be a myth. A goal for every summer. No one truly has the bikini body that fitness/health publications talk about because it is not real. It is fictional. Yet, they give you just a few easy steps to get the body "they" want... not the one you want.

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Patton-Carson

The confidence I get from exercise is not just vanity. Sure, I like how I look and enjoy making progress, but my the confidence I get runs deeper than that. The better I get at running, the heavier weights I can lift and the further I can push my body reminds me of how to better tackle other challenges outside of my workouts.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.

7 Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Yourself

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

I was 22. Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job. I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.

6 Ways to Shine With Summer Confidence

Debra Rogers | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Summer is a time where baring more of ourselves can actually cause our self-esteem to plummet. But now's the time to love the skin you're in and embrace what's great about you. So while you're relaxing at the beach and building sand castles, here are several ways to build self-confidence.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Do You Get Overly Attached in Relationships? Take This Quiz

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

When you truly love someone you're not interested in possessing the person or keeping him or her in your clutches because you're afraid of losing the relationship. Instead, you respect your partner's autonomy and spirit.

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

Your Customers Deserve the Best, So Take Care of Yourself

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.16.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

t is an ironic hazard of any such profession, I think, that when we spend so much time and attention making our clients beautiful, on making them feel great, that we sometimes neglect ourselves.

Being a Girl... A Perspective

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.