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Self Esteem

7 Tips to Maintain Class and Control Through Any Life Challenge

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

As you focus on yourself, you learn to love yourself. When you love yourself you become that elegant, confident, graceful, desirable woman who commands the right kind of attention and praise. Why? Because people can feel you have it together inside and out.

It's Okay to Have More Than One Passion

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Just as a gardener uses a hoe, or pruning shears to propagate, shape and stimulate the growth of plants so does a coach use their tools, skills and intuition to guide you to be your essential, true self.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

Tears of the Clown

Melanie Young | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

What's important is that we all learn to use our senses to be more sensitive to those people in our lives who may need help but don't have the capacity to ask for it. Look for signs such as changes in behavior. Listen to what he or she is saying.

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 pe...

Robin Williams: Life Lessons He Left Us With

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is so much to learn from a beautiful man like Robin Williams. Robin taught us that adult laughter and comedy were healing. He could, just by being him, make any topic, dark or light, somehow hysterically funny. We were all enamored with him because he reminded us to see the humor.

What Schools Don't Talk About When They Talk About Bullying

Izzy Baird | Posted 08.12.2014 | Teen
Izzy Baird

It is time for us to turn the bullying conversation around. We have seen that targeting bullies does not work, so we need to find a new approach.

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

How to Deal With Self-Sabotage

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Self-sabotage is bound to happen anytime we are stepping into the unknown. What is important is to recognize when we are getting in our own way of what we want and ask how we can empower ourselves to get back on track.

How Hard Is it to Be Truly in Love?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Tracy Crossley

Relationships provide the potential for growth. When there is an ease, an acceptance and support, it can actually help us to be kinder with ourselves and accomplish the dreams we seek.

11 Numbers That Matter Far More Than My Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I find myself looking in the mirror, hoping to see a reflection that is reminiscent of the woman I used to be, I'm completely disregarding the changes that my body has undergone in the last two years.

The Word We Don't Want our Kids to Rely On

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

We tell our kids and teenagers all the time that they are special. We do. We tell them they are unique and we work to boost their self-esteem. We want them to be propelled into the world thinking they have advantages over others because of who they are. But what are the downfalls?

Struggling With Twink Envy

Glenn Garner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

My first real-life, up-close glimpse of this insane standard for the gay male physique was at a bar in New Orleans. Although I did not want to use my minimum wage to stuff the dancers' G-strings, I envied their natural ability to grasp the attention of the room. I realized that beauty and a good body came with a lot of power.

Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

How Selfies Taught Me Self-Esteem

Emma Davis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Women are often mocked for taking or posting selfies, called "vain" or "shallow" or "obsessed with their appearance." But what's so wrong with insisting to the world that you, too, are beautiful? That yes, in that moment, you like yourself and aren't afraid to reveal it?

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

4 Ways to Accept a Compliment

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Katie Markey McLaughlin

If you constantly feel like you're not good enough or that you don't deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.

A Woman's Worth

Susan Winter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

A woman's worth is the totality of who she is. We are more than our bodies. We are more than our age or beauty. We are more than our sexual allure. A truly empowered woman knows how to love herself and love another, completely. Her heart has no limits. Her choices have no limits.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified

3 Reasons You Are Not a Fraud

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You are awesome. Everyone is awesome in their own way. So pat yourself on the back and don't feel like you're not worthy. You are worthy! You're not a fraud! You're awesome!

Here's How to Find True Balance in Life

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

A few years ago I lost my job. It was a terrible time. I was angry and afraid. I didn't know how I would make money? What else could I do? My fears about age and not having the right skills ran me.

Procrastination

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Procrastination can serve us when we discerningly decide what needs to belong to tomorrow and what needs to belong to today. The goal is not to get the process perfectly, but rather to remain focused on valuable lessons.

Dare to Be Your Own Person

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Thinking about what you want is not a selfish act, but it is a fundamental part of knowing yourself. Asking yourself what your principles are doesn't mean casting everyone else aside. In fact, it often means just the opposite.