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Self Love

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.

What If I'm Not as Strong as You Think I Am? A Headache Confession

Stephanie Harper | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I've recently reached the 18-month mark in the saga of my never-ending headache. This was something that if you'd asked me when I started writing abou...

'You Had the Power All Along My Dear.'

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

I know that if we get really honest with ourselves, we have access to self love, contentment and happiness, it just takes a bit of work. It takes getting a bit uncomfortable to make changes.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

How to Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Your Own Worst Enemy

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

But in a world that is constantly telling us we are less than, how do we do this? I've gotten it down to a four-step process. One that, with time, actually does help you learn to be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.

How Did I Become A Housewife??!?!?!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

What I know for sure is that whether you're a CEO, a small business owner, a mom juggling family and work or a stay at home mom, stop and ask yourself if you are putting yourself first and, stop and ask if you are truly happy.

The Important Lesson Meditation Taught Me About Self-Love

Dina Strada | Posted 03.25.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

If you're like me and most busy women, finding time to meditate can seem almost impossible. With a full-time job, a daily two-hour commute and two small children (one about to enter the terrible twos soon), meditation is not a luxury on my "to do" list -- but a necessity like breathing.

I Need a Me for Me!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

For years I have been searching, seeking, asking, everyone, anyone... feeling so desperate, scared, alone and at times just plain old crazy. I jump...

Are You Present and Mindful -- Is Your 'Inner Baby Monitor' On?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Your inner baby monitor will stay turned on when your deepest intent is to be a loving mother and father with yourself. Retraining yourself to remember to be mindful and in the intent to learn is the challenge.

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stop thinking that you have to have all the answers, or know exactly what direction you are headed. You don't. You just have to know what's in your heart, and follow it.

Just Ask

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

"Ask and ye shall receive." You've heard this, yet do you find that sometimes you do not ask?

8 Ways To Increase Your Self-Love

Elyse Gorman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

The more we can make ourselves feel whole and worthy as individuals, the more we have to give to the world. With this in mind, here are eight beautiful and effective ways to increase your self-love.

On Kindness and Self-Care

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Page Rosenberg

I'm no kindness expert. I know at times I fail, but when a question arises, I look for my answer in another question, "What is the kind thing to do?" Often this is kindness to others but I also try to remember to offer this kindness to myself. That is often more difficult.

7 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Battling Depression

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

When you are struggling with depression, it is so tempting to think that this is the way it will always be. But life takes different twists and turns, and we don't get to know what the next chapter in our life will bring if we give up on ourselves.

It's Time to Love, Not Shame Your Body

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Kanevsky

I'm the right size for me. No matter what size that is. And so are you. And don't let anyone tell you different.

I Don't Need Permission From Anyone To Love My Body

Ally Del Monte | Posted 03.17.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Let's stop body shaming already, and embrace that we all have our own beauty. We don't need Sports Illustrated or anyone to give us permission to feel comfortable or sexy in any kind of bathing suit or clothing.

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.

Life Is a Journey of Spirals Not Circles

Sarah Liddle | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Liddle

Life is a journey, no journey is ever a journey backward, neither is a journey circular forever. Just as I tried and failed. You cannot force your spiritual growth and success. You can only succumb to what it is you need to learn in the moment.

The Comparison Cure: Stop Judging Yourself and Start Loving Yourself

Christine Arylo | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

You just never know what is possible when you give up toxic habits and choose to support yourself instead of sabotage yourself. That's what we call self-love!

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being. Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love.

The Power of Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What if there was one choice you could make that would change everything in your life for the better? Actually, there is. It's the choice to move out ...

Find Inspiration In Your Eyes

Christine Carter | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I am battered and beautiful. Guilty and grace-laced. Vulnerable and victorious. Fearful and fortified. Empty and empowered. Fumbling and fulfilled. This life, this woman, this soul, this heart, this mind... these eyes.

Vulnerability

Barrett Pall | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

Being vulnerable is scary, but living a life that does not allow you to be your truest self is even scarier. Whether you realize it today, or in fifty years, you will see the second you give in to yourself, your life will unfold in every way you wish.

5 Reasons to Stop Seeking Acceptance From People Who Are Committed to Not Accepting You

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

The greatest gift people who don't approve of us give us is a more defined idea of who we are and who we choose to be. If we start changing who we are to gain approval, we lose ourselves.

Self-Development Is Not a Luxury, It's Our Responsibility

Hannah Massarella | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Hannah Massarella

Self-development work is not selfish, it is not self-indulgent. It is essential, if you want to give and create what you are here to give and create.