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Self Esteem

Somewhat Unexpected Ways to Feel Happier

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Paradoxically strong self-esteem also enables us stay open to hearing others' differing views, I believe. This path towards a positive and resilient outlook begins with giving oneself the permission to feel.

The One Question You Should Never Ask a Woman

Kristin Misik | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

You should be more afraid to offend a woman by asking if she is pregnant than by not asking. Ultimately, it's none of your business unless she wants it to be your business.

Why Skinny Jeans Keep You From Being Happy

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 12.30.2014 | Style
Heather Sample Spires

What if we chose to live a life where we weren't chasing the skinny girls, the popular girls, the girls who like to tell us constantly how great their lives are on Facebook? Here's how to begin:

Omitting the 'Obnoxious Roommate'

Naomi Firestone | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Firestone

Once I understood the alien point of view toward myself, I had to expel it! It has been extremely helpful to make the voice conscious.

3 Ways to Attract Healthy Love Into Your Life

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Christine Gutierrez

You deserve to be treated with love, honor, and respect. Never settle for less and continue walking toward actions that lead you closer and closer to healthy love.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

How to Tell If You're Self-Loathing and What to Do About It

Kayla Matthews | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

We may also use self-loathing thoughts as a way to protect ourselves against disappointment. For example, if you and a coworker are competing for the same promotion, you might tell yourself that she'll get it, just so you won't be as disappointed if she does.

With a Conscience: 'Decisions, Decisions'

Claudia King | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudia King

Our passions are not realized nor developed until we're ready to receive them and handle them. We need advocacy and we need mentoring or support but no one needs to tell us what is right for our soul. We know in our hearts what is right and no one needs to tell us otherwise.

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

For Those of Us With a Dieter's Mentality, Halloween Is Scary for All the Wrong Reasons

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle...

WATCH: Stuck in 'Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda'?

Brad Yates | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we go through life, chances are we will make one or two (or a billion...) choices that we regret. As if that's not troublesome enough, we then was...

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Harra

Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.

All 'Bout That Bass

Alisa Schindler | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

There is no relaxing when it comes to weight management. Now at my thinnest point in decades, I still feel the weight anxiety almost every day. Who am I kidding? It's every day.

Falling Into the Comparison Trap; Is it Happening to You?

Peggy Oliveira | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Peggy Oliveira

I just came from an amazing 4 days of connecting with some incredible women. A confidence building, inspiring, find your inner badass kind of weekend. So why am I feeling disconnected, deflated, and a little down?

The Next Time You Don't Get What You Want, It Might Be Just What You Need Most

Gideon Amichay | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gideon Amichay

Where does the drive to succeed come from? I've realized that drive can come from surprising places. In my case, the drive that motivates me was born out of the first time I didn't get something I really, really, really wanted.

What I Do When I Feel Self-Conscious

GalTime | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
GalTime

People want to meet you and get to know you. You belong! Stop taking yourself out and missing out just because you are a little self-conscious. Others are much kinder and welcoming than we project them to be. Open your mind and your heart.

Nutty or Naughty?

Dr. Shelley Plumb | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Plumb

Even as an adult, I find myself being a little naughty at times too; I find myself making poor choices when it comes to nutrition. What happens when nutty, or a lack of knowledge surrounding nutrition, turns into naughty, making poor decisions?

Needles in a Haystack

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jesse Jackman

While there's a certain romance in the idea that each person has a single ideal soulmate out there just waiting to be found, I don't think that's accurate. A more realistic approach is to understand that there are five, or 50, or 500 really good fits out there -- not perfect, mind you, but really good -- and you only need to find one of them.

How Could I Write a Book About Myself and Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand  the underlying message of the book.

The Real Reason I'm Seemingly Undesirable To Every Man I Meet

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

I've noticed that a side effect of dating in midlife, particularly post-kids, far too often involves shining a flashlight on all of my perceived personality deficits and physical flaws.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

5 Ways to Deal With Body Image Issues

Kristin Misik | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

Our minds are filled with the thoughts, beliefs and values of all the people who influence our lives. Having a strong sense of self comes from tuning out the voices of everyone else and listening to your own information, intuition, needs and desires.

Mothering through Breast Cancer: 5 Tips to Powerful Mothering Through Adversity

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

They say there is nothing fiercer than a mama bear protecting her cubs, and when a diagnosis of cancer comes, many women feel deep fear and an unwavering will to live.

Are You a Bully?

Dr. Shelley Plumb | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Plumb

Have you ever felt defenseless at the hands of someone else? If so, how does it feel? Fear often sets in first, intimidation next; forced to submit, we often feel trapped. Trapped in a metaphorical cage with nowhere to run can be terrifying.

5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Chara Caruthers | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chara Caruthers

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, progr...