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The Many Benefits Of Self-Compassion

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Lisa Firestone

Our sense of self is often a divided thing. Most of us have a side in us that is "on our own team." It encourages and supports us. It helps us fight for what we want and believes in what we can achieve.

Why We All Have Abandonment Issues

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Susan Anderson

The human condition The fear of abandonment is primal and universal to human experience, the crux of the human condition. We all have it. That's why...

How To Fashion Your Look

David Wygant | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
David Wygant

I've spent probably $100,000 on clothes, watches, boots, and jackets throughout my entire existence. On second thought, I think that number might actu...

How To See A Beautiful Person In The Mirror

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Kimberly Snyder, CN Society has allowed our notion of beauty to go awry. Countless women--and not just women--look in the mi...

What is Emotional Dysmorphic Disease: A Journey Through Human Relativity

Maran Whiting Hanley | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Maran Whiting Hanley

Seeing ourselves relative to someone else is not only untrue, it's not useful. Believe me, I am an expert on human relativity. I am a twin. Picture ...

Love Yourself Naked - Without a Diet

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Suzannah Galland

Think of everything you've already been through in this life. The ups and downs. The movement and the stillness. Injury and recovery. The places you'v...

Self-Reflection: Who Are You & What Can You Improve?

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Carol Morgan

I have two older sisters, and while we are all seemingly similar in personality, we are very different at the core of who we are. If you met us at a party, you would think we are all friendly and outgoing -- perhaps all being extroverts. But if you peel back the layers of who we really are, we are very different.

7 Tips To Help A Parent Cope With A Child With ADHD

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents are often both saddened and angry all at the same time, feel a great deal of self-doubt in their parenting, and find themselves becoming frustrated saying things to their child they sincerely regret.

6 Women Share How They’ve Redefined Beauty In New Dove Campaign

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home

You define your beauty. That's the message behind the new Dove campaign #MyBeautyMySay. The campaign, which launched Tuesday morning, features the st...

Can Putting On Makeup Be A Feminist Act?

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home

"Makeup can help people say, 'This is who I am,'" author Autumn Whitefield-Madrano told The Huffington Post over the phone last week. As someone who h...

The Secret to Making Memories: Stop Trying to Make Memories

Pam Bauer | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Pam Bauer

There is an irony about trying to make memories: that we will not really know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Seeing Is Believing: Air Pollution Through the Eyes of the Artists

Molly Merson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Molly Merson

At the time when the mass media seem to fail to deliver the effective message, art may have a chance, or rather should be given a chance, to reclaim it's position as the influencer of public opinions and actions.

When Posting Your Life Is More Important Than Living It

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Nancy Colier

Social media has turned life and its experiences into an exercise in narcissism. No matter what the experience is actually about, it becomes about you, the person who is living it.

Success and Happiness Are a Result of Your Focus

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
Marilyn O'Malley

Your attention expands and amplifies everything. Focusing on an event, a moment, a person's traits, or an emotion will reveal more detail and that detail will attract more detail... on and on... consuming your consciousness.

Changing Your Perception of Self -- How Do You Do It?

Maria Montgomery | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
Maria Montgomery

I always said that if my surroundings aren't a true representation of my heart, I don't feel happy.

Self-Love = Radical Self-Acceptance

Reba Linker | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Reba Linker

Stop objecting to who and what you are and start embracing you -- every bit of you -- instead, and watch what happens.

14 Stunning Photos That Embrace Our Uniquely Beautiful Features

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home

Why is it so much easier to celebrate the beauty of others than it is to recognize our own unique traits? And when we do notice something different ab...

Embracing Our Honest Beauty

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

We are each stitched together by a stunningly unique beauty, both externally and inwardly. That unique beauty is what makes each of us wonderfully different and truly who we are.

Magazine's Nude Editorial Highlights The Beauty Of Body Diversity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.18.2016 | Home

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work. Love your body. That's the very message NOW Toronto magazine hopes to send with ...

Are You Flunking The Self-Love Challenge?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Pamela Madsen

What if self loving is really about allowing ourselves pleasure instead of having to always approve of our image in the mirror?

BBC's 100 Women: Talking About Self-Image, Careers and Gender Roles in Norway

Melanie Coffee | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Melanie Coffee

Does a woman's successful career affect her relationship? What are some self-image issues for women who are over 35? How do we raise our boys to be men who respect women's boundaries?

The Conversation Women Everywhere Need To Stop Having

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.30.2015 | Home

When women get together, it's not uncommon for the conversation to drift toward one topic in particular, a topic that plus-size style expert Marcy Gue...

Decluttering Negative Thoughts

Angela St. Cyril | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
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 11.08.2016 | Home
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 11.05.2016 | Home
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.