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Self Esteem

WATCH: Slacking Off

Brad Yates | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are times when we are moving ahead at full steam... and then there are those other times. And, sometimes it's okay to slack off. But if you su...

Send Help! I'm Being Held Captive in a Place Called the "Friendzone."

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

You know when you meet someone and you instantly click? They give you butterflies when you see their face. You say cheesy and romantic things to each other not to be cheesy and romantic but because they are the only words that seem to make sense to say when you're around them.

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Dove Reminds Young Girls They Don't Need To Change A Thing To Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women

If they could, many young girls would alter something about themselves. Dove thinks that's something we ought to change. As part of a campai...

3 Unexpected Ways to Feel Confident About Your Body Right Now

Michele Lian | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Surface solutions like shopping for a new dress or shade of lipstick can help you feel better for a little while, but they don't get you to unwrap the real issues that are gnawing at you from the inside out.

Trump and the Meaning of Egoism

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Schwartz

Something becomes true for him only when others believe that it's true. That is not the mark of a self-confident, self-respecting individual. Donald Trump may well be described as a narcissist, a braggart or a windbag. But an egoist? Definitely not.

Overcoming Love's Invisible Barriers: 12 Helpful Preparations

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Has it ever occurred to you that love may be staring you in the face, but you just can't recognize it? Maybe the person is too easily taken for grant...

What Is Your Radical Truth?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

I'd like to ask you about truth. When do you tell it? When do you hide it? Does it heal you? Does opening to it hurt? We are emerging from an ecl...

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy

Alison Campbell | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

We've all had this experience, the feeling of being in one place physically, but entirely somewhere else mentally. At times like that, have you noticed yourself feeling kind of exhausted? If not exhausted, then perhaps just not as happy, fun, patient, or loving as you'd like.

Childhood, the Best Teacher of Life

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

As little kids, when we got an idea we'd get all excited and would naturally, without thinking, share it with our friends. There was no fear of reje...

Six Tips to Stop the Bra Hate

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

Not one day goes by when I don't read some random article on the horrors of bra wear. The basic premise of these pieces is that "we all know" bras suck. I call bullshit.

Getting Over Relationship Insecurity

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's always valuable to think about if there are any actions we take that push our partner away. If we're acting in a way we respect, and we still don't feel like we're getting what we want, we can make a conscious decision to talk about it with our partner or change the situation, but we never have to feel victimized or allow ourselves to act in ways that we don't respect.

Shift Your Mind, Shift Your Weight

Ariane Machin | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ariane Machin

Any long-term behavioral change, including weight loss, is going to test our limits, challenge our beliefs, make us face our self-doubts, and be an amazing opportunity to live by our resilience and strength. Altering your mindset about this entire process will help you adjust expectations and be able to take setbacks in stride (or at least make them a little less toxic).

WATCH: Hoping It Won't Work

Brad Yates | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When we are not getting the results we say we want, it generally isn't because we are bad or stupid, but because part of us is resisting change. Even...


Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sophia Williams-Baugh

You ever see a stray cat and think about how it got outside by itself, how long it's been on it's own, and how it's surviving? You think to yourself, ...

Journey Back to Self

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

I think at the end of the day some of us have lost touch with who we really are, we have become lost amongst all of the shouldings, we are lost an...

If I Could See Myself Through Your Eyes

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

A few years back, my husband gave me a charming and eye-opening anniversary card. On the cover were little buttons forming the shape of a big heart. His message inside read: 'If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.'

Mean Girls

Allison Arnone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Allison Arnone

When I get together with my best gals, you can pretty much guarantee the following will occur: excessive laughter, reminiscing, catching up, "girl talk," deep conversations... and trashing our appearances.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

How Not to Accept a Compliment

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The gray dress encases the length of my body, pressing against my arms, cutting off at the wrists. It looks as though someone's taken a precise blade ...

4 Sure Ways to Beat Constant Dissatisfaction

Nora Oravecz | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nora Oravecz

I had an incredibly emotionally packed summer, and all the lessons I learned are finally coming together and bringing me closer to myself. I feel happ...

What If Just Your Being Is Enough? -- On Fame, Shame, and Shining Our Truest Gifts

Jesua | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul

How would it feel if it was enough to simply let your heart, as it is -- a glorious and fleeting work in progress-- shine what it must, regardless of who else might be touched by the shining?

When Is Success Not Success?

Tarryne West | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarryne West

As I've written about before, I'm glad that I never managed to become successful as a singer. Failing at that allowed me to follow a much deeper and more real (for me) dream. But when I first started coaching, I still dragged a lot of those beliefs about success with me.

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Do you belittle yourself? When I grasped that I had allowed my mother's voice to live on in my head I quieted it by shifting my focus to thoughts of encouragement and self-appreciation.

The 5 Fastest Ways to Kill Your Weight Loss Progress

Michele Lian | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

How do you spot kinks in your own plan that have the potential to lead you off course with your weight loss goals, or worse, get you to quit forever? Here's what to look out for and how to nip them in the bud.