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Self Esteem

A Mother: A Parent, and a Friend -- A Powerful Combination

Michele Hunt | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Michele Hunt

I have never understood the rational that mothers should not be friends with their daughters (or their sons). Who else can our daughters trust to have their best interest in mind?

Reevaluating Your Values For A Better Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your values form the foundation of your life. They dictate the choices you make and determine the direction that your life takes.

What My Mother Taught Me

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

My mother died before I ever married, had children of my own, finished graduate school or launched my own career. But the lessons she taught me have been there every step of the way.

Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom

Ann Tran | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Tran

We all have scars. Some are small and others more prominent. Some fade and are forgotten while others persist as vivid reminders of past trauma. Everyone makes a choice how to grow and move forward in the wake of their wounds.

Gorgeous Gossip Revealed

Marlise Karlin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Words emanate into an energy field that surrounds us; they are like arrows and can shoot sparks of love into our hearts or daggers that remain for years, leaving scars of mistrust in our future life choices.

Peacock Men

Natasha Scripture | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women
Natasha Scripture

So what if he seemed to strut, not walk, around in his fancy leather jacket? Or zoom around town in his brand new Porsche, which was only the color of the Mediterranean Sea at dusk?

'Eat My Dust, Hear My Drum': American Modesty Has Died. I Killed It

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Peter Mandel

Modesty has died. You hadn't noticed? Its quiet nature made it marginal. It caught a cold. It stayed in bed. Our fireworks and gunshots killed it off.

Identify Your Needs and NEEDS! for a Happier Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

The more needs you can identify and bring to the forefront, the more readily you'll be able to reduce the influence of your NEEDS!, allow your true needs to reassert themselves, and generate sufficient new force to shift your life inertia permanently.

Bad Idea: Spas for Tween Girls

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Offering a bikini wax to a young girl serves only to sexualize her and push her towards an adult ideal of the body-beautiful.

The Failure Crown

Christine Sachs | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

What if failure is neither good nor bad? What if failure is just one lesson (of many) intended to teach us who we are?

Why Do We Try So Hard To Save Floundering Marriages?

Laura Campbell | Posted 06.25.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

What is it that keeps us working so hard for the friendships and intimate, love relationship that we so desperately desire?

Why Would You Want to Cut Yourself?

Melissa Gerstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Melissa Gerstein

Although she may have gold medals and more success than many of us will ever have, Amanda Beard is just like many girls who are fighting through pain while striving for self confidence.

The Impact of Overparenting

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

As parents, we all have that innate desire to protect and provide for our kids. Yet, at some point we must ask ourselves: Are we doing too much for them?

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Your life is explicitly designed for your own growth. Every person you meet, every situation you encounter, challenges you to become a stronger, more loving, and confident person. Try to appreciate the grace of both the hurdles and the joys you've been given.

Silent Clergy Killers: 'Toxic' Congregations Lead To Widespread Job Loss

David Briggs | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

Months of suffering traumatic and demeaning psychological and emotional abuse as they are slowly being forced out of their pulpits due to congregational conflict, Tanner said, "is a really, really horrible process."

The Training Wheels Have Got to Come Off

Aaron Anson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Aaron Anson

The bottom line is that no matter what our beliefs are, they are often based largely on interpretations handed to us by others.

Remembering Who You Really Are

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Linda Durnell

We can choose to change our thoughts, words, actions and feelings to create the changes that will transform our lives.

Just Call Me 'The Anti-Bitch'

Bethany St. James | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

As of late, the word "bitch" seems to have taken on a whole new meaning -- a meaning that really peeves me.

Weight Loss: What's the Point?

Lisa Turner | Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

What would happen if, instead of worrying about what you had for breakfast, you focused instead on becoming exquisitely comfortable with who you are as a person? Instead of scrutinizing yourself in the mirror, looking for every bump and bulge, you turned your gaze inward?

Ashley Judd's Puffy-Faced Sisterhood

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 06.17.2012 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

It's hard not to get down on yourself when someone tells you or that you're ugly, fat, untalented. Judd helped remind us that even when the negative accusations attempt to pierce your self-esteem, the best medicine is to fight back.

Dolores Seright is Shattering Barriers

Clarissa Burt | Posted 06.11.2012 | Books
Clarissa Burt

Faced with the reality of her own mortality, Mrs. Seright decided that she wanted to leave a legacy. Featuring more than 20 women's stories from distress to success, her book, Shattering Barriers, is that legacy.

The Subtle Thing You’re Doing That May Cause Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Perhaps Eckhart Tolle said it best: "When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world." And when it comes to losing touch with themselves, women seem to do that best, especially when it comes to relationships.

Empowering the Next Generation

Michael_Eisen | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact

I'm setting out to provide today's youth with the strategies, tools and practices that helped me change my life, so that they don't have to experience the pain and suffering that I did.

The Ugly Ideals Of Beauty

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

Sometimes after flipping through a magazine full of Photoshopped models and airbrushed celebs, confronting the mirror as a (gasp!) regular person can ...

S.E.A.K. Foundation Builds After-school Programs to Help Teens Find Support and Inner-confidence

Jenny Gaither | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jenny Gaither

With kids feeling this insecure about their bodies at such a young age, it is more important than ever to provide them with a support system where they can learn to accept who they are and not build on their insecurities, but rather, face them.