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Self Esteem

How To Learn To Love Alone Time

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a boyfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. But this? This is peace. This is fun.

How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

You can break the emotionally abusive cycle. How? By choosing to honor, love and respect yourself. By choosing to not only eliminate people and situations that are not for your highest good from your life but acknowledging how powerful you are.

8 Incredible Affirmations for Self-Love

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Don't forget to follow through on your intentions of self-love with positive action. Take care of your body, engage in activities that revitalize you, and heed the voice of your true self.

5 Ways to Get More Comfortable Being Naked

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Molly Napolitano

Let's face it, there are some people who are completely comfortable when they're naked--and I'm not one of them. Most people would say I'm not a shy person, but in regards to taking it all off, I feel like I need a serious attitude adjustment.

Dashed Hopes: The Two Words That Erase Your Children's Dreams

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

I worked with John for several years, helping him navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, and for as long as he could remember he had always wanted to bring together his love of numbers and sports, particularly baseball.

You Are Enough

Erin Bahadur | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

The world wants you to be exactly who you are because nothing will happen if you aren't. You are enough and your enough is what changes the world.

11 Things We Fake In Our Social Media Lives

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

We're creating a culture of self-comparison that did not previously exist. Not only that, but we compare ourselves to false images, just as altered as the airbrushed models.

Are You Loving Yourself or Abandoning Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You don't have to spend any energy seeking compassion from others. It's right here for you, as available as the air you breathe. We live in an ocean of love and compassion. All you need to do is open your heart to it through your intention to be loving to yourself.

What I Want My Daughter to Know About Self-Esteem

Jessica Hoefer-Land | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Hoefer-Land

While I have been trying to nurture my daughter in modeling healthy attitudes about body image all she is hearing is static because I have portrayed just the opposite. She is learning to hate her body because she has listened to me speak negatively about my own.

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

15 Things That Instantly Make You Feel Sexy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty

Most people agree that sex is pretty great. And just feeling sexy is pretty great too. Recently, one of our blogs touched on the topic, with one wo...

Daily Meditation: Developing Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It's Not About You... and It Is About You

Tamar Henry | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

I can't entirely avoid getting hurt -- and I don't believe any of us can -- but I can absolutely choose my reaction when someone says or does something that I find hurtful, thoughtless or insensitive.

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

7 Challenges Parents of Teenage Girls Face With Regards to Sex

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Very few things in adolescence are certain but there is one thing upon which most teenage girls agree, and that is, they must be sexy. They must wear the short shorts with their rear's hanging out to fit in and get attention.

A Letter to Ashtanga

Paula Vital | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

Dear Ashtanga, I miss you. I miss the excitement of the pose ahead, the challenge of not knowing where I'll be on a particular day, the wanting to b...

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Why Low Self-Esteem People Become Frozen in Bad Relationships

Douglas LaBier | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

It's good to see empirical support for familiar patterns that men and women often bring to psychotherapy. This can help them clarify how and why they perpetuate the negative relationships that they hope to heal; and what they need to deal with to bring about some positive movement.

How To Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

How can we stop settling for less than what we know we deserve and give ourselves exactly what we know we really truly do deserve? Here are five steps. Get out a sheet of paper or journal to write out your answers to each of the steps below.

The Mid-Sex Realization That Changed Everything

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Confidence is aqueous and ever-changing. Just when you think you're grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through your fingers. I am reminded of this as I awkwardly haul a leg over the torso of my lover and sink into his chest as we sink deeper into the soft mattress in our room at the W.

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

From Shame to Love: Self-Love in the Making

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Today I had the most wonderful experience. I got to speak to the staff of Hopewell (hopewellrecovery.com), a program that offers extended care and tr...

Spiritual Warrior Sisters

Keyon Bayani | Posted 06.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

"The world will be saved by the Western Woman" ~ Dalai Lama I am calling upon all Spiritual Warrior Sisters to unite. You know who you are. You h...

What I Learned About Living From the Dying

Elisheva Wexler | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisheva Wexler

When a person is faced with the shattering reality of imminent death, what goes through his or her mind? In 2013, I had no idea.  Two years ago toda...