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Self Esteem

Why I Won't Be Mrs. Nice Guy Anymore

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

There was never a day in which someone said to me, "You know Laura? You're really a bitch," and meant it. When speaking with love interests, this was ...

An Ode To The Shameless Self-Promoter

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I don't know about you, but I get so excited when I see my friends living their dreams on Facebook or Twitter! By posting what you've been up to, you are involving your entire circle into the process of making your dream a reality.

Take the (Almost) Impossible Seven-Day Challenge

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

when we create a problem in our mind and start freaking out, a light bulb also comes to you to show you how to fix the problem. Always. The no. 1 way to fix any problem is to act (not on stage, in your own life). But generally we default back into the rumination of our mind that got us stuck in the first place. So unless we make the effort, we stay in the problem.

Dear Parent, Don't Be an A** at the School Play

AK Turner | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

When your child is on stage, she's looking out at the audience and there is only one thing in the world that she wants at that moment, which is to make eye contact with you. She wants to see you, to catch your eye, to know that you see her. She wants to see you and smile at you and blush when you smile back.

Why Are Emotionally Unavailable Men So Damn Desirable? 5 Reasons

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

No matter how shiny a new prospect appears, the only way to discover men who will feel comfortable, kind, funny and warm toward you is through real-to-life interactions with those who consistently show they actually want to get to know you.

10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock! Matters

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Given the venomous attitudes towards young Black girls -- Mo'Ne Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sasha and Malia Obama just to name a few -- Black Girls Rock! is more necessary than ever. These girls did absolutely nothing (but be Black) to encounter the kind of hatred

How Ballet Helped Me Heal After I Was Sexually Abused

Ophelia Martin-Weber | Posted 06.07.2015 | Teen
Ophelia Martin-Weber

There are hard times in life, times when we will bleed, times when we will be left, times when we will be injured and feel like we can't go on, but I've learned how to go on thanks to ballet.

Love The Real You: The Case for Self Love

Fatima Scipio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

In a society where we are hit with images that range from young girls beating on each other to assaulting our elders, one must wonder and question where is the love? Where is the love for self and those around us?

What's on the Outside Doesn't Really Matter

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I promise that you will find that if you let go of the past and leave it behind where it belongs, you will finally allow for living in the present and focusing on the positive and will know what happiness truly is.

Be Leo, Not Little (Another Kind of Bunny Story)

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

My daughter is 15 now, and I've noticed that when it comes to cliques and bullies and mean girl behavior, most of the girls at her school take the Little approach.

7 Ways Fear Actually Benefits You

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

To become abundantly successful and fulfilled master fear and let it make you stronger than you were before. Fear is designed to raise your desires to higher standards. When you understand that the intention behind this emotion is your personal evolvement, you can use it to develop the resilience necessary to increase your capacity to thrive in life.

Sometimes You Just Have to Say F@#k It! and That's Okay

Angie Andrews | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Angie Andrews

Gifting myself those two weeks of radical self-care, gentleness and lack of judgment has given me a new, rejuvenated feeling of energy and flow. I feel more alive, more creative, more plugged in and ready to get sh*t done.

Enough of Choosing Invisible

Rachel Toalson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

It doesn't matter if we explain that we made that cake and those brownies with cream cheese frosting and diced up all those vegetables for their third birthday party, there is no visible record in those pages that we were even there.

Five Daily Practices to Feeling 'Good Enough'

Dina Strada | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dina Strada

I have always based me being "good enough" at anything whether it be my job, my parenting skills, or my romantic relationships on what other people thought, instead of what I knew to be true. So I've developed 5 daily practices to feeling "good enough" separate from what anyone else thinks of me...

WATCH: Being Open to Opportunities

Brad Yates | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Thomas A. Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." In many instances, opportunity m...

50 Shades of ME: The New 'Model' of Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Kristen Noel

Even as I begin to compose this piece that has been swirling around within my head for weeks, probably all of my lifetime -- I'm still not completely convinced that I will toss it out into the world for all to see... but here goes.

How One Photo Helped Me Make Peace With My 'Flaws'

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

My point is simple. Not easy, but simple. "They" can tell you whatever they want. But so can you. You can tell yourself whatever YOU want. Longer, louder and in a way more connected to your powerful brain than anything else can be.

The Silent Space Behind Your Thoughts

Sarah Liddle | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Liddle

Today, give yourself a break, slow down, breathe and don't strive for your goals, nor for the happiness from their attainment, strive for nothing nobler than a settled mind in the present moment.

Breaking Free From The Middle-Aged Mom Uniform

MiddleSexy | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

Some days, I just don't want to get dressed. If I'm lucky, it's a day where I'm working from home and I'll throw on a pair of exercise pants, a bra and a T-shirt. I'll brush my teeth but not put on any make-up. Then I sit down at my computer and write.

7 Simple Steps to Develop Your Child's Self-Confidence

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

Let them make mistakes and be there to boost their spirits so they keep trying, even if they sometimes fail.

How to Stop Bullying Yourself

Seleni Institute | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Seleni Institute

As a psychotherapist, I know that kind of talk is unhelpful at best, and damaging at worst, and yet I still fall victim to it. Because we all do. And it takes work to change it. But it's worth it. Healthy self-appraisal is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, more satisfying relationships, and improved overall quality of life.

Big Love: Getting Beyond a 100 Pound Weight Gain

Emily Grossman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Truth About Disordered Eating

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

There is strength in allowing the people around you to see the darker parts of who you are. If we all hide that, then how can we ever help each other? How can we ever understand? There's a truth behind eating disorders that many are afraid to share, because they're just as ashamed as I was, and I understand that. But it's something we should talk about.

Do You Kiss Yourself in the Mirror

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

We teach our children to love themselves. We praise their accomplishments and tell them how wonderful they are. We hope they never feel a moment of shame and unworthiness. We do all this for our children, and maybe we should do more of this for ourselves.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.