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Self Esteem

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

How to Improve Your Self Esteem

Susan Anderson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Our "sense of self" is as unique to us as our fingerprints. It represents an accumulation of beliefs -- conscious and unconscious -- about how we perceive our relative worthiness, lovability, and personal power. Based on trial and error, we unwittingly and automatically estimate our rank in the pecking order and how attachment-worthy we think we are.

How to Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Your Own Worst Enemy

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

But in a world that is constantly telling us we are less than, how do we do this? I've gotten it down to a four-step process. One that, with time, actually does help you learn to be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.

Masters of Habit: The Wisdom and Writing of Maya Angelou

James Clear | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Sadly, Maya Angelou, the great American author and poet, has passed away. She was known for her award-winning autobiographies as well as for her numer...

The Ugly Truth About the '100 Years of Korean Beauty' Video

Eudie Pak | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Eudie Pak

Looking back, most of us were just too young to question whether going under the knife was ethically good or bad. You just got it done because your parents expected you to do it and then you didn't talk about it.

I Almost Stopped Believing

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

It doesn't matter what happens to any of us as long as we have dreams and believe that we can do anything that we choose to do. Having goals are what keep us going. If you have a goal and reach it, you have to set a new one or you won't have any reason to get up in the morning.

In Your Dreams

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Psychological Benefits of Wearing Exactly What You Want

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

My whole sentient life I have been pretty adamant about the way I wanted to look. While, in my case, this hasn't equated to tattoos or even dyed hair, I've certainly made some experimental aesthetic choices.

Building a Child's Self Esteem On Stage and Off

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

While I certainly want my son to have a positive academic experience, there is more to school, life and ultimate success than grades. Building self esteem comes from more sources than that.

(Not) Sorry to Have Caused the Offense

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sarah Blahovec

I've been in some extremely frustrating job situations, but this may have been the worst. A disability rights organization I admired, a dream position for which I felt qualified, but due to another offer, I needed to know if I was still in the running.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirit

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

The simplicity of this list is my favorite thing about it. Every option listed helps promote spiritual strength and good self-esteem. My ultimate goal is to accomplish each item on this list every day, but that's for a different kind of me in a different season of life.

WATCH: Tapping Into a Good Night's Sleep

Brad Yates | Posted 03.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

More and more we hear about the benefits of getting a good night's sleep... and the harmful consequences of not getting one. (Of course, many of us d...

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

James Clear | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The story of Vivian Maier is a wonderful reminder that we all carry some brilliance inside of us. But perhaps it is an even better reminder that nobody owes it to you to put your work out into the world.

Here's How To Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

The transition we go through in midlife can have a fundamental and painful impact on our attitude and confidence. It raises many issues for us that can affect us at a deep emotional level. We often experience self doubt in midlife which is kicked off as our roles begin to change.

Trust Your Inner Compass

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

Always a seeker, my journey has now taken me in the direction of unraveling my self talk. By that I mean the voice in my head that is hell bent on me being a "good girl." It's the voice that shames, cajoles and judges everything I do. It's been with me for as long as I can remember.

Spiritual Lessons From the Plant World

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

This plant's stubborn determination to stop at nothing to express itself has had a surprising effect on me. In a way, it's helped me to expand my own horizons. Gradually backing down from my former bias, I was able to appreciate so much about my cellmate, like its wildly verdant vitality against the backdrop of winter desolation. Its survival instinct alone staggered me.

Deep Breaths and Tantrums

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Amanda Magee

He had me in his arms before I'd finished asking. I had to decide to unlock myself, which isn't something that I can always do, but I saw my moment and I reached for it.

5 Kinds of Confidence

Mimi Warnick | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Mimi Warnick

Change is inevitable in life and happens a lot more than we usually like it too. However, we have to be confident that change will ultimately lead us to adapt.

The Comparison Cure: Stop Judging Yourself and Start Loving Yourself

Christine Arylo | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

You just never know what is possible when you give up toxic habits and choose to support yourself instead of sabotage yourself. That's what we call self-love!

The Frenemy In The Mirror

Georgia Kolias | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

If my daughter had my body, did that mean that she would have an adversarial relationship with her body? Or was it possible that she could retain that natural self-acceptance that children are born with?

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being. Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

A Boy In Her Class Called Her 'Ugly,' And Her Response Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.09.2015 | Good News

Four-year-old Siahj Chase has some choice words for mean people, and she's not afraid to share them. Siahj -- who goes by "Cici," her mom, Sonya, t...

Find Inspiration In Your Eyes

Christine Carter | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I am battered and beautiful. Guilty and grace-laced. Vulnerable and victorious. Fearful and fortified. Empty and empowered. Fumbling and fulfilled. This life, this woman, this soul, this heart, this mind... these eyes.