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101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

Tia Johnson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tia Johnson

Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

To Repel Your Narcissist, You Must Raise the Bar

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 12.17.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

We are proud to have something that wasn't given to us for free! The same goes for someone who doesn't give away their self-respect and all of their love without requiring people to earn it. If you don't give that away, then those who've earned it will find it immensely valuable!

Forgiving My Dad and Finding Myself

Jenni Bevill | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Jenni Bevill

My mind was swimming as we drove to the aiport. I was trying to process everything he was telling me against what I'd been told my entire life. I wanted to believe him, but there something I was missing... something more that needed to be said.

Morality and Relationships

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

Aristotle said, "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." Good relationships are key to living through an excell...

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

Why I Couldn't Look Myself in the Mirror

Sugandha Chapman (Sig) | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Sugandha Chapman (Sig)

Beyond the window, I see the mind and the heart of someone who chooses to listen to herself, her emotions and watches them pass by -- acknowledged but not burdened by them. Who doesn't use food as a quick, cheap fix for those feelings.

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

When Lacking a Partner Turns Your White Christmas Blue: How to Celebrate Instead of Hibernate

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The pain of not having a significant other over the holidays can feel like a deep purple bruise. The pain of a breakup can feel like a gaping wound you're trying to close with a Band-Aid.

Making Peace With Fear

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

I believe that in any area of our life where we feel stuck, there is fear, and fear causes resistance. I would encourage you to look into what your desires are, what your fears are and where you are encountering resistance. These are the areas that require your attention.

Gratitude When You're In the Dumps

Krysti Turznik | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

What I've learned is that when everything feels like it's not as you would like it to be, that's the time when you need to dig the deepest. When you need to do the biggest housekeeping. When the smallest shift in perspective can make the biggest changes. It all starts with your mindset.

The Secret Spot Where I Found Love: A Lesson in the Law of Detachment

Fernanda Lodeiro | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Fernanda Lodeiro

I found love in that sweet spot where I began to love and nourish myself, to be in love with life, to play and have fun. In that place of detachment from the outcome, Love surprised me. As it usually and graciously does, in perfect and divine timing.

10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Linsey Hart | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Linsey Hart

Culturally, we have this perverse notion that poor body image is a sign of modesty. It's not. And people, especially women, who accept and appreciate the way they look can be perceived as narcissistic. They're not.

What to Do If You've Got Too Much to Do This Holiday

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

As these to-dos start to accumulate, even if they are things you want to do, all of the sudden all the space you desired for peace, harmony, and chilling this December turns into holiday stress that sucks up your time and pushes your peace right out the window.

Are You Afraid of the Fat Girl Inside of You?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.

The Only Reason You Need to Know for Why Your Relationship Didn't Work Out

Phoebe Fox | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

The bottom line is that you can't control any aspect of a relationship except what you put into it -- and what you are willing to accept from it. My friend wants to know why things went down the way they did, but she may never find out.

The Guide to Creating Your Own Self-Care Revolution

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

Radical self-care is a practice, meaning it needs to be done over and over again until it becomes part of your lifestyle. But here is the most important step to living a life of self-care and self-love, self-forgiveness. Please, be kind to yourself. Be patient.

Whole-View Perspective on Life and Love

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?

Daily Meditation: Love Yourself

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

My Life's Purpose: Loving, No Matter What

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Upton | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, ...

Be Your Own Advocate

Kayla Redig | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Cancer was the first time in my life where I had to be an advocate for myself. Maybe it's pathetic that it took a threat to my life to learn to speak up, but regardless it's a lesson I will never forget.

No One Is Going to Save You

Olga Dossa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Olga Dossa

It takes one decision. One decision that says that you are worth taking care of. One decision that says that you are going to figure this out. One decision that says that no matter what happens in the outside world, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.