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Self Esteem

Change Your Shoes and Leap Into Intimacy!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

Imagine all the intimacy you desire in your life. Imagine being fueled each day with passion and desire for your "self" and your life. Driven by your desire to have all of the intimacy you want in your life, and how important it is to you, commit to creating a visual image of that intimacy each day.

Looking in the Mirror the Lazy and Loving Way

Bridget Fonger | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I told her that none of us want to be overweight, but that it seems like she thinks the judgments are helping us. I said, "You can't heal that which creates the weight in an environment of hate. You need an environment of love to heal."

Why Motivation Can't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It really is possible to be what you want to be, do what you want to do, and have what you want to have. Life does not have to be a series of frustrations and disappointments. The tools exist to remove your barriers to true happiness and satisfaction.

Anyone Remember Self-Reliance? We Used To Be 'Strongly Silent': Now All We Do Is Talk, Talk, Talk.

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Mandel

We used to blaze trails and now we don't even walk. We used to do things and make things, and explore. And now we talk, talk, talk.

How to Talk to That Cute Guy or Girl With Total Confidence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

How many times have you passed up the opportunity to talk to a stranger, held back by a fear of rejection?

A Broken Collarbone on the Path to Inner Peace

Shayne Hughes | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

My bike crash came at the tail end of the most distressing six months of my professional career. As my dad and I later discussed his outburst, I recognized that feelings of inadequacy and powerlessness had literally pushed me over the edge.

How Working On 'The Biggest Loser' Affected My Body Image

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Now a television producer in Los Angeles, I live and work in an environment overflowing with some of the country's most (physically) beautiful people. Which makes me wonder... Are issues with body image something that I surround myself with, that follow me, or that are just impossible to avoid?

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

Remove the "Mindblocks" from Your Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.01.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

Ideally, you should be living in the present while striving for your healthiest goals of, for example, meaning, happiness, love, success, and fulfillm...

How the Media Affects Our Body Image

Kaeshi Chai | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Kaeshi Chai

Even though the average person is inundated with an onslaught of daily media messaging dictating what is acceptable and what is not, it is possible to develop resilience to such nonsense through the healing power of art.

Why I Still Talk To My Girls About Beauty

Amanda King | Posted 08.30.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

I totally get the impulse to want to shun the topic, because the topic brings a lot of people a lot of pain. But, not talking about it doesn't prepare our girls for reality.

Transactional Love

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

The two impulses -- writing and selling -- couldn't be more different, or at least they have been for me.

The Game I Want to Quit

Christine Organ | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

I want to enjoy swimming with my kids and proudly display photos of our family at the beach without worrying about whether I look three-months pregnant or if other people will notice my cellulite-covered thighs.

Are Our Children Overpraised?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Children need praise. We all do. From early in life, children look to us for praise and approval, and to share moments of pride.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Personal Power: Believe in the Power Within and Use It

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

What is the secret to accessing personal power? How does one go beyond fear and self-doubt to triumph in the end? Where does the feeling of power really come from? And how can a person find it for him or herself?

Building An Unlimited Identity

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The false limits we have set up for ourselves can be shattered to reveal the core of our genuine being. You can use the following 10 principles for building the most authentic version of yourself.

Are You Masking Your Career Burnout?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

We want to have our stuff together, or at least look like we do. To appear stressed, fatigued or overwhelmed is viewed as a sign of weakness. In our desire to have it all and be it all we are masking the warning signs of burnout.

The Many Faces of Judgment

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I've always believed that I am one of the least judgmental people to exist on this planet; I'd swear to it in a court of law. But alas, during a day at the beach last week with my best friends and their significant others, I saw myself in a different light.

Paula Puryear Martin: Why Overachieving Is Overrated

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Paula Puryear Martin

Achievement arises naturally from who you are. It follows your inner compass, even when all around you are certain you're headed the wrong way. Super-achieverdom, on the other hand, proceeds from an external locus of control.

In Defense of the Selfie

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Maurice Tracy

I live in a world where I didn't hear someone romantically call me desirable until I was 26. I live in a world where either body privilege or racial privilege is always against me. So I point my camera at my face and I click. I am what some would call ugly, but I don't see it.

Think You're Not Good Enough? Guess What? You Are!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

You are good enough this very moment to be loved and accepted and healed. Believing this is a matter of deciding to adopt the healthy response to mistakes and failings -- to forgive, be kind and helpful. When you do, you decide you don't need to do anything else to be OK.

Have You Made It Okay to Fail?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life changes when you make it okay to fail. To me, the only true failure is not making an effort toward what brings you joy, and the only way you can do this is by making it okay to fail.

The Insanity of Self-Improvement: Are We Meant to Be Perfect?

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Being dissatisfied with who you are can become a habit. It's an underlying nagging in the back of your mind that you're not good enough. It leaves a damage all its own.

A Father's Letter of Apology to His Boys (For Father's Day)

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Boys, I want to apologize for all of the ways I let my ego prevent me from being the kind of father of which you are completely worthy.

Graduates - Let Your Geek Flags Fly!

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

We all can acknowledge that "Geeks" are becoming rock stars in the technology industry, and it seems as though our plugged-in, information-driven culture is starting to turn the tide. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Geek is becoming chic!