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Self Love

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

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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.

'It's Taken Me Almost 60 Years To Realize There Was One Thing I Was Never Taught'

Robin Korth | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I was never taught to love myself. In fact, I was taught the opposite. I was taught that loving myself was selfish and 'wrong.' I was taught that others always came first and that self-sacrifice -- being loving and kind to everyone else -- was the way to happiness.

How Many Likes Are Enough?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

When we seek approval from outside our selves, it is a never-ending search. Not only are we at the mercy of other people's ever-changing opinions but circumstances are always changing as well. We might make one friend happy but another is disappointed in us. Or we might please our partner one day but not the next.

I Love Me!: New Stories For Children

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.09.2015 | Books
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I Am Lilly and Penelope's Pearls are a new dynamic duo of children's books, written by Annie Reiner. Annie Reiner comes from a gold medal show biz fam...

Psst: You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I now know that when I am turn 50, I will look at photos of me at 40 and see a stunning woman. What does this mean? It means I am beautiful today. And so are you

How an Old Friend Helped to Turn My Life's Mission Into a Reality

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ali Lambert Voron

Fresh out of college and ready to take on the world, I relished the steady flow of madness that was Crew Cuts -- one of the top commercial editing hou...

The Reason Why You Are Still Single

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

I wish you all a beautiful magical love that you deserve. It is out there for all of us. But we have to fall in love with ourselves first. We have to let go of old unhealthy behaviors, beliefs and patterns about others, and ourselves. We have to open up completely and know ourselves well before we can give ourselves to another,

26 Rules For Practicing More Self Acceptance

Lauren Stahl | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

When you are in self-love there is a respect for the person you are. There is acceptance and the present moment is where the ultimate source of fulfillment and joy lives. So here are the A to Zs of self-love to start embracing today.

Sometimes You Just Have to Say F@#k It! and That's Okay

Angie Andrews | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Angie Andrews

Gifting myself those two weeks of radical self-care, gentleness and lack of judgment has given me a new, rejuvenated feeling of energy and flow. I feel more alive, more creative, more plugged in and ready to get sh*t done.

Why You're Still Single (And How to Change That) -- Part I

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Like most of my clients, you probably come from a very loving family. You might not think of this as cause for concern, but in fact, it may be at the very root of why you're perpetually single.

50 Shades of ME: The New 'Model' of Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Kristen Noel

Even as I begin to compose this piece that has been swirling around within my head for weeks, probably all of my lifetime -- I'm still not completely convinced that I will toss it out into the world for all to see... but here goes.

How One Photo Helped Me Make Peace With My 'Flaws'

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

My point is simple. Not easy, but simple. "They" can tell you whatever they want. But so can you. You can tell yourself whatever YOU want. Longer, louder and in a way more connected to your powerful brain than anything else can be.

The Silent Space Behind Your Thoughts

Sarah Liddle | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Liddle

Today, give yourself a break, slow down, breathe and don't strive for your goals, nor for the happiness from their attainment, strive for nothing nobler than a settled mind in the present moment.