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Self Esteem

WATCH: You Matter

Brad Yates | Posted 04.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Sometimes we forget this. Sometimes we may even doubt it -- maybe people or circumstances have convinced us it's not true. But it is true. And even...

Love Thy Selfie

Phu Nguyen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

The day I learned not to measure my own beauty and self-worth by others' reactions is the day I began seeing myself in my best angles and light. So post away, lovers of thy selfies, and make no apologies. Love who you are and everyone who cares for you will continue being additions to the love you already have for yourself.

Your Life Your Legacy

Lisa Haisha | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In order to leave a legacy you'll be proud of, you first need to figure out what your personal mission statement is.

Health Is Progress, Not Perfection

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

For me, health means much more than its physical definition. It is emotional and spiritual as well. As I have hit these bumps along the way it has become evident to me that my health is ever evolving and will only improve it I put the effort in. Health is progress, not perfection. It is doing a little more than I did yesterday and not beating myself up for taking steps back.

Living From the Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Live from the inside out. That's my motto for the year. I have put the kibosh on following social convention and fulfilling other's expectations. Living in a box of someone else's making leaves little room for sharing your gifts with the world.

Why Fifty Shades Is the Worst Fairy Tale Ever

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I think that all women should get together and remember that strength comes from the inside out, not the other way around. I'm sure there are fifty shades of grey, but we deserve color. We deserve a better fairy tale.

What Is Your Self Worth?

Gary van Warmerdam | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary van Warmerdam

How do you value your self? Do you sometimes consider your resume or education to get an idea of how an employer would value you and use that standard...

Single? Here are 5 Ways to Have the Best Valentine's Day Ever

Alexis Meads | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

I put a ton of pressure on Valentine's Day because it seemed that all around me people were in beautiful relationships, being showered with love. Everyone except for me.

You're More Than Your Checklist

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

Valentine's Day is coming, and if the oncoming barrage of heart-shaped paraphernalia has you massaging your attributes like worry beads, I'd like to suggest an alternative. What if instead of parsing yourself into a bunch of pleasing qualities, you honored the mass of humanity you are?

Inside the Fears of a Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

Captivating. Engaging. Riveting. A go-getter girl captures our imaginations, spirits, hearts, and minds. She was born to rule the universe and reign in her own quintessential style.

Looking for Love? Love Yourself

Melanie Young | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Melanie Young

Do what you love, love what you do and share it with others. Don't hold back waiting for the party to come you. Make it happen yourself.

WATCH: It's Okay to Succeed

Brad Yates | Posted 04.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

We often avoid doing what would lead to greater success because, at some level, we don't think it's okay to succeed. That may not seem logical -- but...

Challenges to My Self-Esteem

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I have a strong, healthy dose of self-esteem. This is fortunate because recently there has been a steady stream of damaging messages coming from the media, politicians and religious leaders. There are plenty of voices proclaiming that there is something wrong with me.

10 Ways To Stop Obsessing About Our Bodies

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

We all tell ourselves in some way, probably every day, that we are lacking, or sometimes even just bad: Our bellies are squishy and fat, our legs look...

10 Commitments to Make to Become a Happy, Successful Woman

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

When you think in terms of lack, you make decisions from a negative place. These decisions bring more lack.

Stop Being Such a Good Girl (Or Boy)

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Being the best caretaker, mom, dad or friend doesn't mean it's always about putting them first. The nice girl will live her life for others then wake up one day and wonder where her life went. If it fuels you (and you can tell if you feel awake and alive vs. tired and sluggish) then do it. Otherwise, it's time to let some of it go. Make arrangements for help and then use that free time for things that do make you feel alive.

Replace 'Should' With 'Could to Live a Happier Life

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I am my harshest critic. I know I am not unique and I am not the only one this applies to. I challenge everyone to just pause and appreciate where you are today without any expectations. Be patient with yourself. You are right where you are supposed to be.

Why We Should Be More Self-Accepting (According To Science)

Happify | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

You say "I love you" to your grandmother, your significant other and maybe even the stranger on the train who pointed out that you dropped your wallet...

Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Lola Reed | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

Showing our children how to be their own best friends is not necessarily easy, but it's definitely worth teaching by living it ourselves.

Top 5 Signs You're Taking the Valentine's Day Version Of Romantic Love Too Seriously

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

You expect your partner to take you to an overpriced prix fixe dinner in a place that looks like pink and red exploded everywhere and you'll be dreadfully disappointed if this doesn't happen. You don't care what it costs, or even if it's fun; you just want to see some streamers.

How I Learned to Trust Myself

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

Discovering more of who I am and trusting that gut feeling in my body is the best blessing I've been given. Getting back on that horse, exploring new and unknown territory in spite of the slips and fear, while always holding onto what I truly want for myself is the key to it all.

Self-Love Gremlins

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Let's begin the month of February by celebrating loving ourselves, by speaking and thinking kindly of ourselves. Have a large-sized day!

Is Fat The Worst Thing A Human Can Be?

Joey Schleicher | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Joey Schleicher

I believe him because I have heard it my whole life. I heard it when I wanted to feel confident. I heard it when I wanted to feel great. Every time I heard it, it brought me to an evil place.

Alone Together

Megan McFeely | Posted 04.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Megan McFeely

I was in a group one time with a great teacher who said "my job is to help you hit the highest note" and for me that means that I have to gather up all the parts and pieces that I have been rejecting or projecting on "other" and take full responsibility for all of me. Especially my power.

Why It's Healthy to Change What You Believe

Robin Hall | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hall

To me, a good belief is one that promotes a healthy sense of self-esteem. With a healthy sense of self-esteem, you feel at peace with just being yourself. We should all have that, right? But what do you believe about yourself?