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Self Love

The Narcissism Debate: Is It Selfish to Love Yourself?

Lindsey Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Just like on an airplane when the attendants say you must put your own oxygen mask on before you help others, it's kind of the same thing with self-love. The more you embrace self-love and carry the empathy that comes along with it, the more aware you become of both yourself and others

The Strength in Femininity

Quarterlette | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Quarterlette

The truth is that you can be any kind of woman that you want to be and still be a strong woman. You do not have to sort through stereotypes and decide which one to put on each day. You can love Shrek, foster kittens, read Nicholas Sparks books and be a strong woman.

The Little-Known Secret to Real Self-Love

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

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.

I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.

Choose Love Over Fear

Nishma Shah | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

You will be faced with many obstacles in our life, some big and others small but its up to you on how you will approach them. Will you choose to respond from a place of fear or from a place of love?

The One Nutrient That Is Missing in Nearly Every Diet

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Over the years, I've realized that it's not so much a healthcare crisis we have, but a self-love crisis. Our health depends on so much more than exercise programs and vegetables. No cookie, diet soda, sandwich, or chip can provide the same nourishment that you'd gain from truly loving yourself. Nope, not even a kale smoothie can fill you up as much as truly loving yourself can.

Your Gifts Are Your Divinity

Tamar Henry | Posted 04.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tamar Henry

"True humility is not thinking less of yourself. It's thinking of yourself less." -- Christiane Northrup from unknown source I heard this quote on S...

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

How to Make Mistakes, and Recover From Them, Like a #BOSS

Liana Gergely | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

There are three things that have the potential to really irritate me on a daily basis: unexpected plot twists on Grey's Anatomy, people showing way to...

Are You an A-hole? Why Your Inner Truth Isn't Scary

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

truth tro͞oTH/ noun: that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. Seems simple enough. Franklin Roosevelt was on to something profound ...

What Would I Do if I Were Good Enough?

Paula Vital | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

Being good enough means embodying love. For myself, for others, for the whole world. And this is truly the only purpose I need.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional bi...

Use Your Body to 'Wire' Self-Esteem

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Here's a very simple strategy for boosting your feelings of self-esteem. Research led by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Ha...

11 Ways to Love Your Body Now

Lauren Koski | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Lauren Koski

We often don't appreciate our health until it's gone; thinking of things your body allows you to do can really put things into perspective

How to Love Yourself When You're Feeling 'Bleh'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We show our perfect faces for the world, yet behind the scenes we struggle with similar things. When we're vulnerable with those things, we risk conne...

What's Your Story?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

If you think about it, life is all about stories. The stories we tell others. The stories we tell ourselves. If you never thought of yourself as an author, it's time to challenge your thinking since you are. Each of us weaves stories all the time.

My Soundtrack So Far

Alexandra Dalrymple | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Alexandra Dalrymple

But life isn't always just a series of relationships, although Carrie Bradshaw might tell me otherwise. As I'm older, wiser, I strum my guitar, and remember those moments of when I wasn't being defined by my relationship at the time.

5 Things I No Longer Apologize For

August McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

Whether we articulate it or not, feeling regretful for who we authentically are can hold us back in all sorts of ways.

You Are Who Your Pet Thinks You Are

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Your pet loves you unconditionally -- but do you offer yourself the same courtesy? Our furry friends bring us a lot of joy (and even some health be...

I Am Not Blonde, Bendy and Tiny (And That Is OK)

Paula Vital | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Paula Vital

Feeling that I am good as I am. With my body, my practice, my life. I breathe in deep love for myself, and I release years and years of wanting to be different. I am enough.

5 Steps to Detox Your Mind (And Upgrade Your Life!)

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

what do we do when we find our minds racing -- full of thousands of over-analyzing, attention seeking thoughts screaming to get our attention and blocking us from clarity? And how do we purge this overwhelm and start to move towards this sense of ease and joy?

How Self Love Gave Me The Strength To Overcome Life's Challenges

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The truth is you can endure any feeling. You can make decisions about who elevates your spirits and energy levels and who depletes you. You can hand select and piece together the community that will love and support you. You can create your best possible life and although it will not ever be perfect -- it can be wonderful and even surpass your greatest expectations.

The Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As we learn to shift our intent from controlling and not being controlled, to becoming loving to ourselves and others, the heart opens and joy is the result. Deep and abiding happiness and joy are the natural result of operating from the spiritual values of caring, compassion and kindness.

Wofe -- Work-Life Merge

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

So if you don't design your own life plan and schedule, chances are you'll fall into someone else's blueprint and their rhythm may differ tremendously from yours, causing both immediate and long-term damage.