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Time for a breakup

Christine Hassler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Things are heating up out there - and I don't just mean the weather. This is an intense time of major patterns coming up for awareness and release. ...

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

The Value of Well-Timed Goodbyes and Art of Letting Go

Trana Pittam | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Trana Pittam

letting go a day too late can equal the difference between whether or not a person or an experience leaves your life as a fond memory or painful regret.

I Made An Unexpected Friend During Divorce -- My Ex's New Wife

Lisa Lavia Ryan | Posted 05.25.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Lavia Ryan

In the trenches of my worst behavior and my most grievous failures as a human being, I made a friend. She was, and is, my ex-husband's wife.

WATCH: Permission to Be Successful

Brad Yates | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Most of us have very strong programming about waiting for permission to do something... and many of us may still be waiting for permission to be succe...

10 Ways You Really Can Change the World

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Things seem pretty dismal, and you feel helpless, a victim who can't help, can't bring about change, but you're wrong, you absolutely can and if you follow these 10 steps, I promise that you will.

On Being A Social Pariah - Part 1 "Perception is Powerful. Compassion is Calm."

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

There comes a time in life when you have a choice...to laugh and let go. Don't get me wrong, there are times I want to fashion the biggest mirror possible, and hold it up to the people with the thinnest of projections; but I don't.

On Being a Social Pariah. Part 2- Things I've Learned

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

The inability to acknowledge or see this by so many people I know is...well, funny. I laugh and let go. Not in sarcasm, but in confusion and self-preservation to accept people are all different and if their truth is black and white, who am I to say how THEY should see things?

The Secret to Eliminating Your Insecurities and Increasing Your Self-Confidence

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Insecurity is an emotional reaction that comes from our stored collection of fears and self-judgments. Self-confidence is a rational assessment that comes from our grounded assessment of competency in a given domain.

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Overcome a Self-Image Crisis

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

If we want our kids to become successful students, we need to teach them to deal with stress and overcome any self-image crises that may develop

6 Truths From the Diary of a Good Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

A good girl is in a league of her own because not only does she understand the value of treating those from all walks of life with dignity, she practices what she preaches by respecting each and every person she meets.

To Build (Or Break) A Child's Spirit

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

I wish I'd abandoned the role of demanding taskmaster sooner, but I will not dwell on yesterday. Today matters more.

10 Ways To Let Go Of The Need To Control

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Often times, the path we so desperately want to be on is not the most valuable or productive one. Letting go of control means more joy, freedom, peace, connection and support. So here are 10 ways to let go of control and embrace the art of surrender.

How to Survive a Breakup: 12 Ways to Stop Blaming Yourself and Gain From It

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Susan Anderson

When we experience unrequited love -- a lack of emotional reciprocity from the other person - it is natural to feel insecure and needy. It can cause us to aim our emotional suction cups toward our partner which only succeeds at creating greater distance. Here are 12 things you can do...

It's Casual Remarks Like These That Hurt Our Daughters

Janine Huldie | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Janine Huldie

The remark that my husband made to our older daughter stung. I had truly hoped that I had a bit more time before she worried about her looks and appearance, but just like that, my baby girl is growing up.

5 Ways To Boost Your Body Image (Without Going On A Diet)

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

The truth is, you can take steps to start loving yourself more right now, and they don't involve stressing about whether you do or don't measure up to a set of (often unrealistic) cultural standards.

Are We Teaching Our Daughters the Right Lessons About Weight and Self-Esteem?

Susan Bodiker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Susan Bodiker

Family time is precious. Serve healthy foods in healthy portion sizes, but don't make an issue out of who's eating what and how much.

Are You Causing Your Own Suffering?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Many people, even those who are not alone and have plenty of money, spend much time suffering. It is obvious what the cause of suffering is when someo...

10 Essential Self-Care Practices for Mothers

Deborah Chalk | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Deborah Chalk

You need to do things for yourself so that you have the energy to do things for other people -- the ones who are depending on you.

If They Only Knew: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

"My career just hasn't gone the way I wanted it to," a friend just told me over lunch. He quickly followed up with "but everything seems to be working for you." He didn't say it to be snide or even envious, just as I don't recount that conversation now to be boastful. He was just stating what was, to him, a fact. I hear it a lot.

It's OK To Be Fat. Go Ahead. You're Allowed.

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Chrystal Bougon

People are often baffled when they see happy fat people. And when you add in the idea that we are not addicted to dieting or working out or obsessed with the notion that we should become some thin version of ourselves, well, that really throws the shamers and haters for a loop.

WATCH: Redefine Yourself

Brad Yates | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

How you define yourself plays a huge role in how you create your life. Looking at what is going on in your life -- and what you might wish were going...

9 Surefire Signs Your Inner Critic is Doing the Talking

Jami Young | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Jami Young

Is there a creative pursuit or career change that you've been longing to explore, but there's a voice inside your head telling you that you don't have what it takes or that people will laugh at you?

The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

Is Your Focus Within or On Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The joy of taking loving action in your own behalf, of feeling filled with love from Spirit and sharing that love with others is indescribable. Once you discover it, you will no longer attach your happiness and safety to others or to events. Happiness and a deep sense of inner safety can become your way of being, whether you are alone or with others.