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Self Love

Are We Teaching Our Daughters the Right Lessons About Weight and Self-Esteem?

Susan Bodiker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Susan Bodiker

Family time is precious. Serve healthy foods in healthy portion sizes, but don't make an issue out of who's eating what and how much.

Are You Causing Your Own Suffering?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Many people, even those who are not alone and have plenty of money, spend much time suffering. It is obvious what the cause of suffering is when someo...

3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Today

Jenn Hand | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Sometimes it's the not the things we need to start doing but the things we need to let go of doing that are holding us back from making progress and moving forward.

What to Do With Unsupportive Loved Ones

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

You have been given a divine gift that seeks room for expansion. It has been entrusted to you for nurturing and expression. To bring it forth is not an act of selfishness, but rather self-love. To know it and block its unfolding is like the flower that refuses to bloom.

My Lesson From a Homeless Man

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

My soul so wanted to speak, to say something that might make him feel less lonely; it even urged me to hold his hand for a while, but I was embarrassed by how I was feeling in that instant. I simply smiled, touched his hand lightly, stood up and walked away.

The Ever-Evolving Mom

Julie Dermer | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Julie Dermer

I've dabbled into the "selfless mom" mentality over the years and it never felt good. In fact, the more I obsessed about my mommy role, the more batty I started to feel.

A Healthy Diet Includes Guilt-Free Indulgences

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Release yourself from all judgment, guilt and shame around your choices. You consciously made the decision to indulge your cravings and desires... so enjoy it.

Spring Cleaning for Your Life [Part 2 / 3]

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Whether you're in a new-ish relationship, or in a long-time, committed partnership, this checklist can add a little more sparkle and sweet connection to your relationship.

Intentional Living: What Sparks Your Soul?

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda W. Rose

I'm convinced we need to live life with intention or we will miss the daily beauty that surrounds us. What does living intentionally mean? And most important how do we do it? For me I am still learning how to take it all in but I do know a few steps that are helping me get there.

How To Embrace Change Like A Champion

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

No matter how scary, stressful or unplanned it may be, open it with welcome arms. Admit your fear and give yourself time to adjust. Here's to a positive change and your ability to love it.

Soaring Beyond The Self

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

I had changed. Now, envisioning myself like a newly hatched chick perceiving the light for the first time, I sensed my place as a tiny being, born to imbibe and attempt to understand the world, in contrast to experiencing myself at the center of it.

Outsider

Mila Atmos | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Being completely self-reliant is often isolating and lonely. But I found out that the act of looking inward was one of my strengths. Through the process of self-discovery, I saw that the solution to feeling unlovable was inside of me. I learned that I needed to be my own best friend and that the core of this friendship is self-love.

The Most Important Step You Can Take to Discover Your Purpose

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Crumpton

I did not love myself. The words I whispered in my private inner world were often cruel and condemning. I believed I could not love myself until I proved myself worthy. To be worth something, I needed a purpose, which constantly seemed to escape me.

Stop Listening to Your Yoga Teacher

Amber Voiles | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Amber Voiles

I teach yoga for a living. I try to teach this to my students. I try to remind them that they should listen to themselves first and me second. As a teacher you'd think teaching myself would be easy. It's not.

Redefining Beauty

Erin Parker | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

Each day, my room fills up with over 100 students who collectively take up every ounce of my heart. They amaze me with their creativity and intelligence. They inspire me with their selflessness and willingness to do whatever they can to help others.

#JustSayThanks

Erin Parker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Good News
Erin Parker

The message seemed to click with this remarkable group of teenagers because they quickly picked up on the underlying issue of it all: a lack of self-love.

The Year of Self-love

Liz Grosse | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Liz Grosse

I have gone from uttering the words with no feeling to looking at myself with admiration instead of disgust. That is what I have dedicated this year to be; the year of self-love.

Discerning Love From Manipulation

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"Everyone loved my mother and thought she was a saint, but I never felt good around her and I never felt loved by her. There must have been something ...

Following In My Mother's Footsteps... Sometimes

Quarterlette | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Quarterlette

We have to pick and choose which decisions to follow and which missteps to avoid in order to find what's right for us. There are both positive and negative kinds of baggage we carry with us from past generations, but we don't have to carry all of it forever, especially if it hurts.

The Real Reason You Can't Accept Your Body

Jenn Hand | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

I've been doing a lot of thinking about body acceptance lately. Warm weather is here, and it's that time of year when all of our insecurities start ...

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 06.29.2015 | 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?