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Self Esteem

Are You Loving Yourself or Abandoning Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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 mee...

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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 06.18.2016 | 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 06.18.2016 | 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 06.18.2016 | 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 06.16.2016 | 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 06.16.2016 | 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 06.15.2016 | 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 06.13.2016 | 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 06.15.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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 06.13.2016 | 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...

3 Familiar Symptoms of Not Being Good Enough

Amanda Johnson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Johnson

Launching a new business really brings up a bunch of sh*t. The amount of self-doubt and insecurity this brings up for me is pretty incredible. My in...

Memory Keeper's Movie

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I could not be more relieved to be done with this. NOT because I can't wait to share my foibles, mistakes, and messy past year. No, that actually scar...

How Meditation and Breath of Fire Will Help You Become a Master of Your Art

swami varadan | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
swami varadan

One must enjoy their creative process. One must love their creative process. And one must be fulfilled in their creative process. Breath of Fire and Vipassana Meditation helps us achieve these goals.

Who Are You, Anyway?

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

We know how easily affected we are by our environment -- our skin tans with sunlight, our taste buds activate when we see food, and so on. Our sense of self, too, is highly susceptible to environmental cues (both external and internal environments). In essence, what we experience as our self and, by extension, self-esteem, is a powerful depiction generated by our brain.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get in Shape for Summer

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Working out and eating correctly is likened to cleaning your house. If you never picked your house up, little by little it would become toxic. If you look at exercise from this vantage point, and not just from the desire to look good, you have a greater chance of staying motivated. Live clean and be lean.

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...