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Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

The Deepest Calling in Relationship

Jesua | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

Relationship, in all its many forms, is sacred, exquisite, essential, mysterious -- and oftentimes messy, troubled, loaded and charged. Whether we a...

What Happens if You Add Gratitude to the Equation?

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Ms. Canyon Girl

My biggest regret is that I didn't cherish my old, retired machine, until it was too late. Going forward, I will refrain from making trivial complaints about the new machine. I won't push the machine to do things it shouldn't do. Instead, I will appreciate all of the things it can do.

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Healing After A Divorce

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Twardowski

There are some key concepts that are beneficial to keep in mind so that we can avoid falling subject to a lot of extra stress and despair that are only going to make things worse then better. Here are four things to keep in mind when healing after divorce or a breakup.

6 Truths About Having A Healthy Relationship To Food

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer S. White

The simplest conclusion that I've come to on this journey to be a healthy eater or rather, a healthy individual for whom food is both nourishment and satisfaction, but not an over-indulgence, is this: Our relationship with food says a ton about our relationship with ourselves.

8 Acts of Self-Love To Take After Consuming Racially-Charged Media

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

As countless stories of race-based killing fill my news feed, I find my reactions ranging from melancholy to anger to fatigue and back again

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Why I Have No Intention Of Loving My Body

Allison Epstein | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

After spending the past three years in recovery from anorexia, this is the climax of my body image journey. This is my Everest. This is as good as it gets.

5 Things All Healthy Relationships Require

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruby Fremon

Healthy relationships are available to everyone, you just need to know what they require to exist. Here are five things that all healthy relationships require:

What You Didn't See When You Looked at A "Skinny Mom"

Jennifer S. White | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer S. White

I'm a thin mom who loves to move my body, who loves to eat healthy food and have a glass of wine and some dark chocolate every night, who loves to sit on the front porch with my husband after the kids go to bed, who loves to read, who loves my children---who, frankly, is a person beyond my physical exterior, and I recognize this.

Love More, Worry Less

Carol Parker Walsh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Carol Parker Walsh

The journey to self-love is not without it's bumps and challenges. We're constantly bombarded by messages of not being smart enough, thin enough, young enough, or successful enough, which sometimes makes choosing self-love just plain hard. At times it feels like self-love is an act of rebellion.

Doing Service: It Opens the Heart and Fills the Soul

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A client of mine told me that she had been making food for a friend of hers who was very ill. "I find that my heart opens and I feel so happy when I a...

Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

When Love Finds Us

Tajci Cameron | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

I remember the first time I heard Gershwin's beautiful jazz standard Someone to Watch Over Me. Its melody reflected my longing for someone to find me ...

Self-Care for Success

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Uberoi

A few months ago it was made apparent to me that I don't pamper and encourage myself the way I do others. I was scratching my arm from one of the man...

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

Can You Embrace All of You, Just as You Are?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

It's time to take back your power -- stop looking to others for approval, stop giving them power over your life, allowing them to make decisions for you. Stop reacting and start living from a place of action. If you don't like something, it's up to you to change it.

I Am The Type Of Girl Who Believes In Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I've always been the one people scoffed at when I talked about love. I've been the girl who thinks of love in a thousand different shades of the brightest colors, while the rest of the world sees black and white.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever I Am

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As public as I may seem to be, I realize how much I was hiding, out of fear of not being loved if people knew about the way my mind works sometimes. A...

Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get st...

You Are Not Here to Be Liked!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Are you liked by others? Are you stressed out over what others think of you? Is wearing the right brand name important to you? If you answered "y...

Love and Other Crimes of the Heart

Katharina Love | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Katharina Love

As I worked to integrate these painful emotions, an amazing thing happened. I began to slowly relax into my body and make friends with my crooked little self.

Self Esteem and Self Image -- What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

Like many other women I was raised to be nice, polite and want people to like me. By the time I was old enough to realize that those "other peopl...

3 Ways to Align Your Inner and Outer Worlds

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Observe those thoughts and feelings. If any of them have merit, delve into those and identify the cause, but if they don't, use affirmation, prayer and meditation to help shift you back to where you most want to be.

Lessons in Being An Entrepreneur From a 10-year-old CEO

Bri Seeley | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style
Bri Seeley

When I was 10-years-old, my focus was getting good grades, playing dress up with my friends, and my new role as a big sister. And while I believe that I have embodied my entrepreneurial spirit since a very young age, it never occurred to me to actually launch a scalable business at that age. But that is exactly what 10-year-old Abi Smithson is doing.