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Self Love

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

Andi Wickman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.

7 Ways to Your Dream Body Right Now

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

We are all susceptible to negative self-talk, but the quicker we can learn to shift those thoughts back to the positive track the more we will stay on course to truly show up shining for every moment in our lives.

Bully No More

Christine Hoh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Christine Hoh

These negative words are words often used by a bully. Many of us are familiar with the character that just constantly tormented us. I realized that this bully character, which I thought I said farewell to after my teen years, never disappeared in my life. And that person was me.

Single? 5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Your Next Date

Linnea Molander | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Linnea Molander

One half of all of your relationships will always consist of you, and you are the only person that you know for sure will be a part of your love life for ever. Making sure that you know and like yourself is the foundation of your love life, and will make everything else a lot easier.

You're Magic, Baby, and You Don't Even Know It

Z Zoccolante | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We met when we were 13 on the terrifying first day of 7th grade. She eyed me with suspicion as I wandered behind her through the halls. Finally she sa...

Powerful Women Know: When You Become More You Will Never Settle for Less in Love

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Having a purpose gives you something to bring to the table which shows maturity, responsibility, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Being interesting and self-sufficient is extremely attractive.

4 Downsides of Weight Loss Nobody Ever Tells You About

Ravishly | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

The bad news is losing weight won't fix all your problems, and it won't make you love yourself. The good news? You can start loving yourself whenever you want, no matter what your scale says. Why not start today?

Other People's Negative Opinions: 3 Reasons They Trigger You and 3 Tips to Handle Them With Ease

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Do you spend more time than you would like or even realize worrying, fretting and agonizing about other people's opinions of you? You are not alone, many people do the same every single day.

How I Found My Heart (Again) After Hearing 'It's Over'

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

The Canyon represents a microcosm that exists for all of us, regardless of where we live. You will know it when you find it. It is the place where you can navigate the stages of grief. It will come to be the place where you can savor the beautiful moments and distractions of this thing called life. It is the place where you, too, can find your heart again.

Bellydancing Gave Her Confidence and a Pain-Free Body

Tim Ranney | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Mention bellydancing to most Americans and they'll envision sultry slave girls in a James Bond movie or sex workers in a tawdry lap dance club.

The Best Kept Secret to Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Sita Chopra | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sita Chopra

Over time, doing this loving kindness practice regularly, you will start to notice that you are treating yourself with greater kindness and in the process feel greater ease within your own skin.

My Body Love and Weight Loss Tips

Christine Hassler | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

A new year is a time where a lot of us are setting intentions around taking better care of ourselves physically. I am sure it will not come as a surp...

9 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) Through a Breakup

Jessica Biber | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Biber

It's going to take a little while, but eventually, your heart is going to start beating again. And when it does, it's going to be a stronger, healthier, bigger version of itself. You're going to realize why love hasn't worked in the past -- and you'll be open to a love that matches this new heart of yours.

How to Fall Madly in Love With Yourself

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Because if you really want that white chocolate candy bar with peanut M&M red hearts inside of it - buy it for yourself. Just like if you want to a bouquet of something that smells nice to freshen up your apartment or a stuffed animal to squeeze, shell out the $5 bucks and make yourself happy.

Mojo Doesn't Have an Age or Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Where I fall on someone else's sexiness meter is none of my business either. I love writing sex scenes. I have a naughty sense of humor. I love dressing sexy. I have four tattoos. At almost 38, I may be racy and over-the-top to some at times.

10 Reasons To Love Your Thighs Exactly The Way They Are

Bustle | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Bustle

You deserve love. Your thighs, big or small, deserve love. Unless you're a cold-blooded murderer or torturer of kittens. If either of those are the case, please carry on with self-loathing.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Letter to My Old Apologetic Self

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Adedayo Fashanu

Dear Self, You are one plus year now: A beautiful vibrant woman who has evolved and is emerging in the world as a soul, a body, a feminine to be reck...

The Boy Made of Plastic

Izak Pratt | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

In the gay world, many of us seem to be looking for the next best thing - all while neglecting the fact that all we ever wanted and all we ever needed was potentially right next to us.

Alvin Ailey Showed Me How to Fly

Timothy Tukes | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

I can recognize how that would be unnerving to some people. Most people don't know what self-love is and even fewer practice it. Sitting alone at lunch before the Alvin Ailey show was a stand for me, a form of personal activism.

How I Learned to Stop Hating My Job and Love My Life

James McCrae | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

At this moment, you are being called to make an impact where you have been assigned. It's not perfect. But things are never perfect. Instead of waiting for your job to be perfect, make your reaction to your job perfect. Show up everyday as an act of service. Take what you are given and turn it into art.

In My Perfect World

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"I don't mean to sound ungrateful, God, but I've been thinking about what we discussed, and I realize rather than returning slim, I'd like is to come back overweight."

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

This Dream Wasn't Meant for Me

Jeena Cho | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeena Cho

Image credit: Self Discovery by Rita Loyd I am a Korean-American immigrant. My family came to the US in 1988. I was 10 years old. Like many im...

How To Celebrate Age Through The Lens Of Gratitude Instead Of Groans

Christine Carter | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Christine Carter

I have walked and stood and moved with my legs for an estimated 10 hours a day, which means I have used my legs for 171,550 hours in my lifetime. These legs have moved me to new cities, up mountains and down streets winding through places new and old.

5 Audacious Ways to Rock Valentines Day Like a Boss

Lola Reed | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lola Reed

Does anyone actually love Valentines Day? Or are the vast majority of us just keeping up appearances? Going through the motions with buying some cho...