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Self Esteem

How Successful People Handle Rejection

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

It takes courage to know who we are and what we stand for. It takes courage to act from the core of our own being -- our core essence. Learning how to deal effectively with rejection strengthens our sense of self and builds our resilience when confronting life's challenges.

How to Let Go of Anger and Do Deep Emotional Work

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Remember, feelings that are buried alive do not die but try. When I was doing my own deep emotional healing, I learned that I had layers of these buried emotions. I started with the basic and went deeper so as not to overwhelm myself.

Mother of the Grad Blues

Leslie Lehr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Lehr

When she turns to scan the crowd, I wonder if she has plans after dinner tonight. I wonder if she has plans for tomorrow, or next week. I wonder if she is happy or scared, or both. I wonder if she is looking for me.

5 Tips For Ending Your Most Toxic Relationships

Nancy Sherr | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Life is not measured in a complicated game of mathematical precision. It's better to seek heartfelt clarity in what's true for you, in the parts of your life that matter most, and put that in play. Plan it out as best you can, and then go with your gut.

Why Anna Kendrick Is My Hero (And Should Be Yours Too)

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I'm clearly not a movie buff, nor a Broadway aficionado. But I do consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on things that inspire women -- and she fits the bill ridiculously well.

LOOK: 'I'm Awesome-Shaped!'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

As summer (slowly) approaches, we're inundated with articles about "how to dress for your body shape" and "the right bathing suit for your type." ...

Why You're Awesome: A 3-Step Guide To Celebrating You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you find it difficult to celebrate your own achievements, you may have a tendency to sometimes be self-critical, lonely, and perhaps a little resentful. I can say this because I've lived this myself. Here are some tips to embrace your own achievements fully, without qualification.

Hey Baby, What's Your Number?: Step Off the Scale

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.

I Only Have One Thing to Say to Jeff Bliss

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Ferroni

As a teacher who is an innovative and outspoken advocate for education and educators, and who takes his profession very seriously, I have only one thing to say to Jeff Bliss and his now historic rant: Bravo, Jeff.

Say 'Enough is Enough' to Self-Doubt

Lisa Cleary | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

While I'll never not be a perfectionist, I do know that I'm good enough for a lot of people. My mom, my family, my friends, my coworkers and my boyfriend all love me for who I am.

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Gracie Gordon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Gracie Gordon

Some women may have been born with a naturally high level of confidence. I'm not one of them. While I've always had self-respect and known my value to an extent, over the years it has taken practice to learn exactly who I am and what I have to offer the world around me.

Things I'm Noticing During Menopause

Laurie Ember | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Laurie Ember

I'm noticing that my friends mean more to me than they ever did. My children are now my best friends. My husband is still the love of my life. My dogs make me laugh on even the worst day.

A Priceless Mother's Day Gift to Myself

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

We fill our spaces and silences with banter about sleep and snacks and strollers and field trips. We dance, and skillfully too, around the harder, nameless stuff -- the stuff that makes us shake with worry and spin with wonder, the stuff that makes us real.

How Our Awareness Can Prevent Abuse and Abduction, Rather Than Enable It.

Kathy Andersen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kathy Andersen

As a child who struggled through sexual abuse by my father from the age of four, I saw directly that those who should be aware, are not; and those who should pay attention, do not. I am one of at least 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States who lost a childhood.

Why Girls' Night Is a Man-Repellant

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

I have never been a fan of "contrived" dating -- you know, any method that forces fate's hand when it comes to meeting someone. And before you feel compelled to tell me that I'll die alone, please don't. I'm not saying it doesn't work, I'm just saying it doesn't work for me.

All for One

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One after another of these young people talked about finding not just a community of understanding at Mindstream, but a new family. They reported finding confidence they never had, self-esteem they had lost. They found self-respect, and purpose, and passion.

The Narcissism Epidemic: The Red Flags

Tina Swithin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Style
Tina Swithin

Parents are known to deliver an overabundance of advice to their college-age children. I remember heading out into the great big world at the age of 1...

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

Why Won't Those Negative Thoughts Go Away?

Jon Wortmann | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Do you have that negative voice in your head, the one that just won't go away and keeps telling you what a mess you are? If so, it doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, it actually means you're programmed well to stay alive.

D-cup or Deception?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.04.2013 | Style
SidneyAnne Stone

In a world filled with false eyelashes, push-up bras, fake nails, fake tans and (at the risk of being hated by women everywhere) Spanx, are we really just creating an "imaginary" self?

The Key To Getting Exactly What You Want Out Of Life

Carre Otis | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

I've come to understand that language impacts thought, and vice versa. Without owning the word "no," and all the other language under what I like to think of as the "No Umbrella," I was denying myself the conviction and power that comes with it.

Being Naked In Public And Feeling Naked In Private

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

In the past month I was inseminated for the first time, masturbated in a circle with 10 naked women and watched myself onscreen in an interactive documentary. None of these things is particularly strange for me. However, I do feel like I've been in a blender on the high setting.

Financial Abuse

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Meryl Hartstein

We have all heard the painful stories of spousal abuse. We have a good idea what physical abuse is, and we are also aware of the terrible effects of emotional abuse. There is another type of abuse that is not as well known, but can be equally damaging, and that is financial abuse.

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

Christine Eilvig | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

The campaign from Dove is a step in the right direction. I'm so looking forward to the day where we don't have to waste so much of our creating power on not feeling good enough or pretty enough.

Career Advice for the Class of 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Busy professionals get hundreds of emails a day. Distinguish yourself by picking up the phone. Leave an articulate voice mail if necessary and use a script until it becomes second nature.