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Self Esteem

Retirement Doesn't Have to Sap Your Self-Esteem

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Any life ending, whether one you choose or one imposed upon you, can give you the opportunity for new self-understanding. With the ending in the past, you have the opportunity to find fulfillment in those openings that yet await you. Retirement may be the best thing that's ever happened to you, and the transition that stimulated you the most to redefining your values, sense of self, and purpose in life.

Is it better to use your head or heart when faced with a decision?

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Decisions . . . they can be liberating or paralyzing. They are liberating if we relish in the freedom we have when it comes to choosing everything fr...

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

Perfectionism: A Common Addiction

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you believe that if you are perfect you can control how others feel about you? Karen asked me the following question. For no obvious reason this...

WATCH: Ignoring Consequences

Brad Yates | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

How many times have we been smacked in the face with the consequences of our actions and sworn, "I'll never do that again!"... only to find ourselves ...

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Why I Have No Intention Of Loving My Body

Allison Epstein | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

After spending the past three years in recovery from anorexia, this is the climax of my body image journey. This is my Everest. This is as good as it gets.

The 1 Thing Women Won't Talk About

Lindsey Wilson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Lindsey Wilson

Why do women apologize for being good at something?

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

Apparently, they called it a "bro-job," which referred to the oral sex the male rowers occasionally engaged in with one another in the showers back in high school.

Stop Photoshopping Your Story

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.

You Are Not Your Cancer: Keeping Struggles in Perspective

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

The truth is that though cancer can affect every single element of your life, in treatment and for long after, it's not who you are. The truth is that though you are fighting, it's never all your doing. The truth is that though you have cancer, though I had cancer:

On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Christine Stoddard

I could hear them marching up the stairs and down the hallway like a pack of amateur pageant queens, performing for each other. There were only titters or guffaws, no moderate laughs. Everything was "very" or "totally" or "literally," not simply as it was.

The Fat Girl in a Green Bathing Suit

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

Can you really judge how healthy a woman is by the thick, fleshy curve of her hip? Does being a size 12, 14 or 16 alone really mean my days are numbered? There are those who believe the measure of a healthy woman is the measure of her thighs.

Finding Out for Yourself and Discovering Your Creative Genius: Dimonstratzione -- Part 2 of Your Health Destiny Meets Leonardo Da Vinci Series

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Are you open to making mistakes or are you driven by the fear that you will make a mistake? Do you seek out new experiences? Do you question conve...

Friends and Envy: When Your Friends Have More -- and When They Have Less

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Remember why you're friends in the first place. Don't judge them for what they have -- what they wear, the trips they take, the house they live in -- but for who they are, and how they treat you.

Are We Destroying the Confidence of Our Daughters?

Molly Napolitano | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Molly Napolitano

Women. Why are we so hard on ourselves? When did we start hating the reflection we see staring back at us in the mirror?

WATCH: Needing an Apology

Brad Yates | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Too often, we put our well-being at the mercy of others. There is nothing wrong with wanting or even demanding an apology -- but maybe we don't need ...

3 Key Ways to Increase Your Confidence

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Confidence is at the heart of every successful person and it holds the key to success. Regardless of how knowledgeable you are in your professional field, if you lack confidence you will not be able to effectively implement your knowledge and your success will be limited.

Offering a Helping Hand... to Yourself

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

As though you were training a puppy, have patience. As if you were holding a crying baby, look into your heart and tell yourself, "I see you. I hear you. You are important and I care. You are worth the effort, and I will not give up on you."

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

It's Time to Erase "Enough" From Your Self-Talk

Peggy Nolan | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Peggy Nolan

It's a word that's used to engage your self-doubt and cloud your own judgement about who and what you truly are and the gifts only you can bring to this world.

The One Thing DC Comics Is Getting Wrong

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.

20 Ways To Erode A First-Time Mom's Self-Esteem

Devorah Blachor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

When she says she's not getting much sleep, tell her, "I could tell by looking at you."

The Terrible Fallout of Self-Criticism

Miriam Linderman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Miriam Linderman

One of the biggest hurdles to self-confidence is that unrelenting, critical inner voice, that habitual rake-you-over-the-coals-just-for-breathing jeer that keeps you small, invisible and ashamed. Your inner voice needs to be your champion and advocate, not your persecutor.

The Breadcrumb Relationship

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.20.2015 | Divorce
Tracy Crossley

I have, perhaps not literally, but those little pieces of bread would just crumble in my fingers while gluing them together, making it messy, sticky, and giving me crouton hands.