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Self Esteem

11 Simple Ways To Show Yourself Some Love

Posted 03.25.2013 | OWN

By Nicole Frehsée, Kevin McCarthy and Melia Robinson Being good to yourself doesn't have to include a calendar full of luxury spa treatments (th...

In Defense of Parents: A Child Therapist's Dissent

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Here are the essential elements of a balanced, supportive approach to raising successful and caring children. It is not either/or. We can encourage our children's self-expression and also teach them self-restraint.

STUDY: Facebook Use Affects BMI And Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women

Social commentators have issued warning after warning that social media use can be detrimental to self-esteem. A recent paper out of the University o...

Why I'm Showing The Internet These Pictures Of Me In A Bikini

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

So, when I started do this whole thing where once a year, I put on a bathing suit and go in public, I thought, yes. This feels brave. This feels strong. And it was, until one day it wasn't.

I'm The Rhoda: What Valerie Harper Did for Women and Television

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Decades before Lena Dunham bravely bore herself to viewers, supposed flaws and all, on "Girls," there was a smart, sassy, brash Jewish girl named Rhoda Morgenstern

The Messages We Send to Young Girls, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

How can we get young girls to have more self-confidence before they enter the workplace? Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg thinks that it is imp...

Start Your Psychological Spring Cleaning

Terri Cole | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Out with the old -- throw the windows open and air the place out -- and in with the new freshness of spring (in your mind, that is). Make room in your mind for all of the life experiences that you are creating for this beautiful new beginning.

How A Job Hunt Can Build Self-Esteem

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I know people typically think that engaging in a job search can beat you up and be tough on the ego. But I'm here to say not so! For those in professionally unhealthy situations, it can be an uplifting exercise that helps immensely.

The Upside of Low Self-Esteem

Nicole Balin | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Nicole Balin

I'm not a parent, but many of my friends are. I fear that they're raising a generation of kids with an odd problem: too much self-esteem. Parents who reward their progeny for everything they do and tell coaches that there should no longer be winners and losers at games because it hurts the kid's feelings.

Training Day

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

On one very ordinary Tuesday, I temporarily forgot everything I stand for and signed up for the free personal training session at my gym. In my defense, I was seduced.

Do You Compare Yourself to Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The more you learn to love and value your unique essence, the less you will find yourself comparing yourself to others. There is only one you. You are incomparable!

A Gift Wrapped In Sandpaper

Marilyn Tam | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

My mother was a gift wrapped in sandpaper -- cutting and abrasive upon contact, but when carefully examined and thoughtfully experienced, she became my most powerful and inspiring teacher.

6 Practical Steps To Awareness And Success

Kathy Andersen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

I discovered, as we each can, that our aim can never be too high, despite the challenges we must overcome. So what can we do to tune into ourselves, take care of ourselves, aim our highest, and prioritize and organize to become our most aware, passionate, and successful?

The 5 Words That Are Helping Me Heal My Body Image Woes

Michelle Noehren | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Michelle Noehren

To remember that I am not my body, that my value does not lie with how my body looks, makes me feel just a little bit better.

Liquid Confidence

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

I've always been terribly insecure -- though always secure enough in myself to admit it. No matter my accomplishments, I've never been able to over...

Remember, You are Not a Fire Sale

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

"The pattern has become predictable," I share with my friend over lunch at Jacksons yesterday in Tyson's Corner McLean. "But remember, you are still...

Please Don't Make Me Prove That I'm Disabled

Lia Seth | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Lia Seth

I try to keep the conversation light-hearted at first, but once it's clear that my conversational partner is getting a little too light-hearted, I need to make sure that they know I'm serious about the fact that the blue tag hanging on my rearview mirror is mine.

Burn the Bikini: Put Your Power in More Than Three Pieces of Fabric

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

For most women, once that reptilian switch is flicked from "bikini ready" to "bikini, yeah right" there is no going back. When did we start giving bikinis so much power? Answer: 1947.

The Stigma of Obesity

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

The majority of us would be outraged by, and would not stand for, the same slandering of Asian, black, female, gay, elderly, or disabled Americans. Why, then, do we tolerate those who focus the same vitriol on people who are overweight?

Never Let Anyone Extinguish Your Sparkle

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Finding your sweet spot in the career world can be daunting, but the responsibility lies with you alone to play to your strengths and honor your passions in the job you are in or the job you may be seeking.

You're Gonna Make It After All

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

The children of my generation grew up hopeful. Even if our goals and aspirations were not on the level of superstardom (although superstardom was considered an achievable destiny), we lived in a world where we were always told that if we wanted it enough, we could make it.

10 Body Image Affirmations To Help You Stop Stressing Over Your Appearance

Posted 02.28.2013 | Teen

It can be challenging to feel good about your body when you're surrounded by photos of airbrushed celebrities, dangerous images of 'thinspiration,' an...

What No Short Woman Wants To Hear

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

Most people know better than to comment on weight, but for some reason, height is seen as everyone's business.

How to Fear Less and Be More

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

So many of us let our fears stand in the way of us being successful and living our best lives. People are afraid to fail, so they don't even try

How Skinny Models Might Actually Help Women's Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style

It is generally assumed that being bombarded with images of skinny, flawless supermodels and celebrities makes most women feel bad about themselves (o...