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The Lesbian Diaries

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I have been online dating for about a year now, and I thought my profile picture looked cute. I had placed my puppy Lucille strategically in the photo, for who could not fall in love with a puppy? Clearly, my strategy has not worked.

Fear Is Just a Nightmare: An Ancient Japanese Tale

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

AN ANCIENT JAPANESE TALE During a war in ancient Japan, the invading army would quickly sweep through villages, kill everybody and take control. In o...

The Loneliness of Crazy Making

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In order to manage another's crazy making behavior, you need to name and manage the painful feeling of loneliness that occurs when you are at the othe...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Along With Annoying People (Over the Holidays and Beyond)

Natasha Che | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

And since you've tried the rest, how about now try the best? If you find yourself tired of keeping peace with temporary fixes, it may be a sign that you're ready for the real solution. So here you go...

The Cure for All of it

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julia Fehrenbacher

Go gently today, don't hurry or think about the next thing. Walk with the quiet trees, can you believe how brave they are -- how kind? Model your ...

My Husband Didn't 'Settle' For A Fat Wife

Bustle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women

When people see my husband and I -- he, the "good looking" male and me, the "fat" woman -- supporting each other and showcasing our love, it challenges stereotypes.

Thanks For Pointing Out My Big, Ugly, Crooked Nose

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Heather Simpson

To those people that made a comment about my nose, thank you. I'm not mad at you, in fact, I'm glad you said something. Because you forced me to face the mirror, think through it, and realize how silly I was being. I am proud of my nose. And you can't put to shame something I am proud of.

Forget Feeling Fat, Bloated and Frustrated in Your Clothing. 10 Reasons I Design Clothing So Women Can Feel Freaking Amazing All Day!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...

Honesty and Grace

Mila Atmos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Communicating clearly what I expect and accept is key. Prioritize yourself and your wellbeing, and discover what is true within you. Express your feelings and set your boundaries. The clearer the boundaries are, the fewer people will cross them. Expect more graceful, friction-free living.

Being Thankful for Me

Marquita Smith | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Marquita Smith

I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and then it hit me. This morning, as I was looking back over the last few m...

If children shouldn't say it, neither should you.

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Shauna Mackenzie

When we hear what we say about ourselves and other people coming out of the mouths of children, it sounds pretty extreme doesn't it?

Searching for Authentic Love

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Winterstern

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that...

6 Unconventional Ways To Have A Happier Day

Eliana Reyes | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Eliana Reyes

If we can achieve daily happiness, then mastering it on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis becomes reality. Remember, happiness is a set of appetizers, not the final meal. Take it in bite sizes.

The Joy of Being 30-Something

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

What a joy to treat your body and your heart with more compassion, to get closer to who you are and what you want, to stay in on Friday night, and to spend time with the people you actually want to spend time with. What a joy to be 30-something.

Authentically Powerful Without Makeup

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Like a lot of high school girls I wore makeup. Every morning before school I would pick out one of my bright-colored eye shadows and apply it. Then ...

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

The Rich Guy and the Time I Tried to Literally Be Someone Else

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

When I was 18, and I was hanging out with this rich kid. Kid, guy, whatever. He was in college; I was just about to start. My parents had bought a restaurant down the shore. It was a whole new town with A LOT of money and a brand new set of people.

Songs in the Key of Life

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News
Katharine Angelina Love

I awoke this morning to a glorious warm and sunny day, unusual for mid-November in Toronto. I decided to take Lucille for a walk in our favourite ravi...

Why Your Many Fears Deserve Attention and Love

Aruna Evan | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aruna Evan

Fear deserves as many distinct concepts and words as the Greeks have for love. Your friend says, "I love you" for the first time, and you might have to take a peek at his face to see what he really means.

4 Steps to Falling in Love With Yourself

Sophie Gray | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophie Gray

Self-love is not a destination. Expect a journey instead, littered with imperfect moments. Be prepared to invest continual effort and attention. By following the prescription above, we say YES to love -- at the end of the day, isn't that what life is all about?

I Might Forget This, But I Hope You Won't

Richard Kronick | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

Move kindly through life, remembering that everyone is fighting their own battle within. Be grateful that life is temporary, for that is precisely what makes it all so precious. Enjoy goosebumps, déjà vu, dreams and chills up the spine which remind us of the magic in the world.

How to Let Go of Negativity and Find Inner Peace

Lisa Schmidt | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Schmidt

Where are you stuck -- right now? What are you holding on to that is not serving you. Relationship? Self-doubt? Pain? Failure? We have all been ther...

Learning to Trust My Intuition: The Art of Self-Love

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I was asked to speak at an online women's retreat this past summer. As I love the host and her message and we've worked together before, I immediately said yes. She told me the topic of the series was trusting your intuition and asked me what I wanted to talk about. I responded immediately: self-love!

Self-Care For Moms Of Multiples (That Isn't Totally Unrealistic)

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Parenting multiples frequently means putting your own needs utterly aside, or at least postponing them.

Is There a Monster in Your Closet?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Christine Hassler

Today I invite you to consult with your inner wisdom and examine what is ready to be extracted from your life. All too often we wait, procrastinate and make excuses to delay doing something until a situation gets so bad, we are forced to take action.