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Decluttering Negative Thoughts

Angela St. Cyril | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Angela St. Cyril

Back in the years of high school gym when they had us run one mile, I was the student struggling to complete it - lungs burning and finishing last. It's not that I wasn't active. I played volleyball and tennis in high school - but I told myself that I wasn't a runner.

The Indestructible Foundations of Identity: With and Without Alzheimer's Disease

Angel Duncan | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Angel Duncan

Alzheimer's is a complex disease; the brain is a mysterious wonder and I was struck on the kind of messages that are repeatedly told and how that plays into self-perception.

The Slow Drain Of Body Negativity

Sally McGraw | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Sally McGraw

When I'm low, I burn off loads of precious energy without even realizing it. When I'm not, I can feel how much stronger, more engaged, and more enthusiastic I'm capable of being.

The Self-Image Crisis for Women

Pamela Hale | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Hale

I've had a lot of conversations with women lately about how to move into the top 4 percent and then expand that group. No, I don't mean the top 4 pe...

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

Screw Perfection: Choose Practice

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kindness Blog

By Trish Rohr I am starting to believe that "perfect" may be the ugliest, most vulgar, and destructive word in our language. In life there is not a ...

A Confidence-Boosting Exercise Everyone Should Try

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.15.2015 | OWN

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Perception Is Everything

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Halle Eavelyn

A client was lamenting to me the other day: "I'm not happy with my business!" I get it. None of my clients are when they first come to me; that's one...

Zendaya Has A Stunning Response To Trolls Who Called Her Parents Ugly

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment

Zendaya had some choice words for Twitter trolls who called her parents ugly.  Earlier this week, a Twitter user shared a photo of the 18-year-o...

Ya Just Have to Love Those Temperamental, Terrific 12-Year-Olds

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

After being the oldest in elementary school then adjusting to being the youngest in a brand new middle school, finding your way around a bigger place, having many teachers, meeting lots of new kids, finding your body changing, more expectations by parents and teachers -- phew -- who can blame your 12-year-old for feeling vulnerable?

What Happened When One Poet Embraced Radical 'Self-Love'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

  If time travel were possible, poet Caira Lee would visit her 15-year-old self.  Lee would commend her on her courage and honesty...

Guide to Mothers Raising Teenage Daughters

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

realistically, she wants to be separate from her mother physically and emotionally most of the time. She's a teenager who wants her own identity. So how do you focus your motherhood to maintain a solid relationship with your growing teenage daughter?

Can Beauty Actually Improve Your Health?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"It's better to look good than to feel good" went the SNL line made famous by Billy Crystal. It was funny, in part, because it mocked an age-old conf...

Fairy Tales Can Come True: It Can Happen to You

Robbi Rucker | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

What does fearlessness look like to you? Who do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to be remembered? If you don't yet know that's fine, that's normal. Choreographing a new relationship to yourself takes time and evolves.

You Are Worthy. Don't Be Lazy.

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

The uncomfortable reality when you decide to go after your dreams is that at times it can be a very difficult and painful process. Nothing is free in this world, and if you really want to do the extraordinary, you will be called to make sacrifices.

Self Esteem and Self Image -- What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

Like many other women I was raised to be nice, polite and want people to like me. By the time I was old enough to realize that those "other peopl...

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Blogger Takes Off Her Makeup To Reveal The Ugly Truth About Online Harassment

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

  You look disgusting.   That's the title of beauty blogger Em Ford's latest YouTube video, a three-minute feature that's abo...

Why I Don't Own A Mirror Anymore

Refinery29 | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Something good is happening lately -- I feel fitter, happier, and in control. My clothes seem to fit better than they used to and I'm more energized and confident. No, it's not the latest fad diet. I haven't changed a thing about my workout routine. Here's the thing: I no longer own a full-length mirror.

The Day My Daughter Said the F Word

KayLee Proctor | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
KayLee Proctor

I remember it clearly. The day will always be etched in my mind. We were in the car together, as a family, headed to dinner. My husband was driving, holding my hand, while we talked and out of the blue my daughter says...

A Wrinkle in Time

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


On Elephants and the Obnoxious Roommate: Seeing the Full Picture Inside Our Heads

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

I don't know when I first read the parable, but I know I was young. I can distinctly remember the accompanying line-drawings, a near-black blue on a l...

Dating Confessions of an Approval Junkie

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

"So, what happens if you get the job you applied for in Pennsylvania?" I asked, taking a sharp turn away from the light and flirty conversation that made my second date with Alex so pleasantly compelling.

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Overcome a Self-Image Crisis

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

If we want our kids to become successful students, we need to teach them to deal with stress and overcome any self-image crises that may develop

The Little-Known Secret to Real Self-Love

Elyse Santilli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Self-love is crucial because your external world will reflect how you feel about yourself. The problem is, many of the teachings on self-love can be surface-level only. Yes, it's great to be able to look in the mirror and embrace your flaws, but real self-love is about so much more than that.