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Self Esteem

'You Should Be Flattered': Body Image and Street Harassment in the Internet Age

Samantha Shokin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Samantha Shokin

I really believe that if we stressed to girls that health is more important than beauty, that self-esteem more valuable than sexiness, we could save women from the kind of self-destructive thinking that consumed me growing up.

The Mean Out Of Mean Girl

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Jasmine Crockett

As you get older, you realize more and more some people don't have a nice bone in their body. Some people hide behind the Internet and bully and talk ...

Empower Your Children to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children who are entrusted with a reasonable amount of responsibility to figure out and solve their problems bounce back with more resilience when they experience a setback.

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.25.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

On Experiencing Fear

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Everyone has experienced fear. And fear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It can be disguised as jealousy, envy or fake self-confidence. When we...

What Women Really See When They Look In The Mirror

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women

"What do you see when you look in the mirror?" That's the question Orlando-based artist SKIP and his fiancée, photographer Tasha Copley, ask in th...

Defending Self-Esteem

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

I did not see the world as I do today, could not write or express myself until I was sick. I am not overwhelmed by what I can do, but I have more or less stopped mourning my losses.

7 Tips to Maintain Class and Control Through Any Life Challenge

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

As you focus on yourself, you learn to love yourself. When you love yourself you become that elegant, confident, graceful, desirable woman who commands the right kind of attention and praise. Why? Because people can feel you have it together inside and out.

It's Okay to Have More Than One Passion

Michael Feeley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Just as a gardener uses a hoe, or pruning shears to propagate, shape and stimulate the growth of plants so does a coach use their tools, skills and intuition to guide you to be your essential, true self.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

Tears of the Clown

Melanie Young | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

What's important is that we all learn to use our senses to be more sensitive to those people in our lives who may need help but don't have the capacity to ask for it. Look for signs such as changes in behavior. Listen to what he or she is saying.

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 pe...

Robin Williams: Life Lessons He Left Us With

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is so much to learn from a beautiful man like Robin Williams. Robin taught us that adult laughter and comedy were healing. He could, just by being him, make any topic, dark or light, somehow hysterically funny. We were all enamored with him because he reminded us to see the humor.

What Schools Don't Talk About When They Talk About Bullying

Izzy Baird | Posted 10.12.2014 | Teen
Izzy Baird

It is time for us to turn the bullying conversation around. We have seen that targeting bullies does not work, so we need to find a new approach.

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

How to Deal With Self-Sabotage

Melissa Escaro | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

Self-sabotage is bound to happen anytime we are stepping into the unknown. What is important is to recognize when we are getting in our own way of what we want and ask how we can empower ourselves to get back on track.

How Hard Is it to Be Truly in Love?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Tracy Crossley

Relationships provide the potential for growth. When there is an ease, an acceptance and support, it can actually help us to be kinder with ourselves and accomplish the dreams we seek.

11 Numbers That Matter Far More Than My Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Anjali Joshi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I find myself looking in the mirror, hoping to see a reflection that is reminiscent of the woman I used to be, I'm completely disregarding the changes that my body has undergone in the last two years.

The Word We Don't Want our Kids to Rely On

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

We tell our kids and teenagers all the time that they are special. We do. We tell them they are unique and we work to boost their self-esteem. We want them to be propelled into the world thinking they have advantages over others because of who they are. But what are the downfalls?

Struggling With Twink Envy

Glenn Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Garner

My first real-life, up-close glimpse of this insane standard for the gay male physique was at a bar in New Orleans. Although I did not want to use my minimum wage to stuff the dancers' G-strings, I envied their natural ability to grasp the attention of the room. I realized that beauty and a good body came with a lot of power.

Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

How Selfies Taught Me Self-Esteem

Emma Davis | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Women are often mocked for taking or posting selfies, called "vain" or "shallow" or "obsessed with their appearance." But what's so wrong with insisting to the world that you, too, are beautiful? That yes, in that moment, you like yourself and aren't afraid to reveal it?

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.