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I Love My Thighs

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

I was bulimic at 16. Pregnant at 19. Unhappy and at my highest weight at 24, and very hungry and still unhappy at one of my lowest weights at 27.

7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

Surrendering doesn't mean you put on the rose-colored glasses and pretend your life is full of sunshine, glitter and butterflies. It's accepting your current situation and acknowledging the potential benefits and opportunities your chronic health struggles are bringing into your life.

The Power of No

Barrett Pall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

At first thought, the word no is an undesirable term. It is by definition a negative. No is a word that many of us have a hard time saying. It's a w...

The Secret of Love: Four Steps

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

It's a Tuesday. (My favorite day of the week since I can remember) I came into my office, logged on, lit a candle, read a random quote in my "Book o...

9 Reasons to Stop Chasing After a Crush

Sonya Matejko | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

That iPhone text bubble is your worst nightmare as well as your best friend. You think you're playing the game, but they're just playing with your heart.

Self-Love Saved My Life

Ruby Fremon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruby Fremon

Self-love is a game-changer. It will elevate you to live a life that feels purposeful and aligned with what you truly want. It will improve your relationships with others and boost your self-worth. So ask yourself... Aren't you worthy of your own, unconditional love?

They Unfriended Me

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

You will survive. It's not even a loss. If people choose to be in your life, in real life or on social media, they are your peeps. If not, let 'em go. They won't be there when you need them.

Mad Woman or Healer? My Journey With the Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

This week's lesson in Arianna Huffington's Thrive course is about self forgiveness and gratitude. Wow, I have been musing on this teaching all week...

Self-Care: What Gets in the Way and 5 Things Not to Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

These kinds of practices are needed when we are healing major imbalances. But they are also essential to pepper throughout our busy lives. We can easily miss this when we feel at the peak of health.

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

Natasha Che | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The goal of inner growth is not to become a positive person, but to realize that you are fundamentally free, regardless of circumstances. Positivity or negativity, it's all a dance of consciousness.

Why Loving Yourself Is The Most Selfless Thing You Can Do

Christina Zipperlen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Christina Zipperlen

There seems to be a very beautiful trend taking shape that I am completely devoted to: It is starting to be popular to "be loving."

10 Ways To Let Go Of The Need To Control

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Often times, the path we so desperately want to be on is not the most valuable or productive one. Letting go of control means more joy, freedom, peace, connection and support. So here are 10 ways to let go of control and embrace the art of surrender.

5 Ways To Boost Your Body Image (Without Going On A Diet)

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

The truth is, you can take steps to start loving yourself more right now, and they don't involve stressing about whether you do or don't measure up to a set of (often unrealistic) cultural standards.

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.