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Self Esteem

Masturbation or Blogturbation: Your Choice

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

To understand the pleasure our bodies give to men, rather than just being a tool for that pleasure, a woman needs to experience the sublime herself, with herself. We were born with the capacity for it.

What I Discovered By Going To A Nude Beach At Age 59

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

All the years of my misconceptions about what other people thought of my naked body disappeared. All my scars and stretch marks that told my life story took on a badge of honor, instead of the shame game I had been playing with myself all those years.

Self Esteem and Self Image -- What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

Like many other women I was raised to be nice, polite and want people to like me. By the time I was old enough to realize that those "other people" d...

Why Being an Adolescent Loser Pays Off in Adulthood

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

Allow me to paint a picture of what my life was like as an adolescent. I was weird looking, awkward, and different from my peers in every way. Here's ...

Holding a Grudge: Is It Worth It?

Martha Pasternack | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

How well do you hold a grudge? Do you hang on to resentment, past insults and hurts forever? Is your memory sharp as a tack when it comes to recalling...

Reclaiming My Fat

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

My problem with the word isn't what it means, but how it's said and how it's presented to me visually (i.e. before and after pictures, diet ads, etc.). What I want to change is the negative connotation that is attached to the word.

Please, Please, PLEASE Don't...

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Please do not give up. Even when it gets hard... especially when it gets hard, because the truth is: It is not always easy to get the things we want, ...

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Lose Weight Before You Date? Ain't Nobody Got Time for That

Terri Trespicio | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

You're not an Apple product set to launch sometime next year. You may think you'll be shinier, cooler, or more desirable in the future, but really what you're saying is that you don't think anyone could like you now. You think you're planning. But you're really just procrastinating.

The Virtue of Pride

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 07.09.2016 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Christianity has traditionally considered pride to be a sin, and many secular thinkers today agree that we need more humility. On the other hand, a glance at the self-help sections of bookstores reveals that pride (usually called "self-esteem") is desired by many.

I've Been Having a Few Problems With Writing About Makeup, and Here's Why.

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 07.09.2016 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

I knew, in my heart of hearts, that makeup isn't really important, that lipstick choices are a waste of brain-space, and that spending time thinking about this instead of "valuable" life pursuits is probably going to gradually turn me into even more of a shithead than I already am.

If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn't come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day.

31 Things (Big And Small) To Know By The Time You're 20

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. We asked Huffington Post editors what advice they would give to their teenage selves. From useful skills, to self...

Make Sure There Is Sunshine in Your Word Cloud

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Today I'm hoping that you, too, can see all that is right and wonderful about yourself, and that you can choose the words you think and say accordingly. With love. Build a beautiful word cloud. I promise it will help to build an even more beautiful you.

The Art of Being Alive Series: The Truth About Being Beautiful by Jason Lorenzo

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.02.2016 | Entertainment
Adedayo Fashanu

We grow up in a world that loves comparison. The truth is there will always be someone who is doing 'better' than you, and someone doing 'worse'. Instead of wasting your energy and time looking to other's for validation, we should try to compare our success and merits to our own standards.

Stop in the Shame of Love

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.

WATCH: Tap o' the Mornin'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

This is the video that started it all for me, and as I head back to Ireland this week, the title came to mind. I hope you find it a beneficial way to...

6 Steps To Protect Yourself From Toxic Friendships

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Friendships should strengthen our peace of mind and contribute to our inner harmony. Consider taking these six steps the next time you sense toxicity brewing within a relationship and rediscover the joys of truly positive energy.

The 5 Traits All Successful Shoppers Share

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 07.03.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

In three weeks of working a retail job in a top women's clothing store, I have made many observations about women who shop. Women from ages 40 and beyond are the targets for these clothes, and it is becoming easier each day to tell who will experience shopping success and who will not.

Own Your Sh*t

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Fremon

"I can't believe this is happening to me!" "What did I do to deserve this?" "Why do these things always happen to me?" "Why do people always treat me ...

How To Learn To Love Alone Time

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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.