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Self Love

Time to De-Stress and Relax: You Have Arrived!

Rohini Ross | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I am not lacking in any way, not matter what the illusion of my personal thinking tells me. I am whole. I am complete. I am love. This can never be taken from me, only temporarily forgotten.

What's Really Holding You Back? (It Might Not Be What You Think!)

Erin Cox | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

Give yourself a little break and practice self-love and do everything you can to reconnect with your soul in order to rebuild your self-worth. You are an amazing woman with so much to offer -- never lose sight of that truth!

I Was Divorced Twice By 30. Here's What I Learned About Love.

Ashley Lawson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Ashley Lawson

The shame of being divorced twice before 30 drained my will to live.

8 Ways Introverted Artists Who Listen Too Much Can Recharge Their Creative Energy Stores (Before Snapping)

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Sutkowski

We're not just wallflowers or antisocial jerks afraid of being around others. Even the most outgoing introverts can move from well-meaning participators to angry and exhausted if we're not careful. But the first step to having enough energy to spend on the projects (and people) we want starts with taking personal responsibility.

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About My Body When I Was 19

Isiah McKimmie | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Isiah McKimmie

I wish I'd known, really known, when I was 19 that I decide who touches my body, when and where. I wish I'd understood that it's never too late to say no. Saying no doesn't make me insensitive or "a tease".

Evolutionary Choices: How They Help Us Become More Human

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Padma Gordon

Making difficult life choices grows me. I am choosing self-love which is utterly essential. I modeling self-love for my child, trusting that her attachment to me is secure, and she knows she is deeply and passionately loved. She knows that life has her back.

A Letter To My Future Husband: Don't Wait For Me

Sonya Matejko | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I don't want you to pine for the love that we'll one day find and let your life pass you by. The last thing I want is for you to waste the time you have until you meet me. Please, continue to live your life boldly and -- for the moment -- forget about me.

Send Help! I'm Being Held Captive in a Place Called the "Friendzone."

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

You know when you meet someone and you instantly click? They give you butterflies when you see their face. You say cheesy and romantic things to each other not to be cheesy and romantic but because they are the only words that seem to make sense to say when you're around them.

The Gift My Child Gave to Me

Jennifer Cabot | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Cabot

We possess a direct knowing that a happy heart is the tonic for life. Growing becomes an external pursuit of happiness, marked by a daunting pull of never enough, do more, work more, be something different.

10 Reasons Your Life Has Gone Quiet

Emily Bracken | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Emily Bracken

Despite all appearances and feelings to the contrary, what's happening is actually a hell of a lot. The universe is bringing everything to a standstill in order to conspire to help you become the person you were meant to be.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go on Another Diet

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

We all want to believe that there is some magic solution that will help us to discover true health and happiness. However, the reality is that restrictive food rules and weight loss is not the answer to what we are seeking.

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy

Alison Campbell | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

We've all had this experience, the feeling of being in one place physically, but entirely somewhere else mentally. At times like that, have you noticed yourself feeling kind of exhausted? If not exhausted, then perhaps just not as happy, fun, patient, or loving as you'd like.

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Life is not linear. Your journey will be filled with undulation, crossroads, intersections, detours, bumps and a whole lot of open road. There will be days, months, even years when you will wonder where the hell you are. Hear me now-- you are where you need to be.

Tis' the Season to Embrace Your Humanity

Amy Javier | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Javier

This is not about holding on to sadness for longer then you should. This is not about turning your back on sadness. This is about honoring your humanity. Allowing for you to be you. Overall, you are the Universe expressing itself in a body, how could you go wrong?

Leadership Redefined: The Time Is Now

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Being a leader is not a title held only by the smartest and the fittest. Sadly most people, especially women, don't see themselves as leaders simply because they don't manage a company, organization or teams of people. However, those same people are parents, partners, volunteers, family members, and friends. All of those roles have a leadership component to them one way or another.

Opening to Heartbreak, Grief and Loss: Feeling the Heat of the Fires

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

It has taken me some time to digest and metabolize the reality of the fires that are devastating Northern California. The fires have left a vast scar...

Journey Back to Self

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

I think at the end of the day some of us have lost touch with who we really are, we have become lost amongst all of the shouldings, we are lost an...

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

This Self-Love Campaign Wants Women To Be Comfortable In Their Own Skin

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women

Luzmaria Vargas is showing the world that a woman can be stunning no matter what size she is.  In a contest created by MAC cosmetics for their n...

An Open Letter to My Exes: Thank You for Leaving Me

Simon Tam | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Simon Tam

Thank you for leaving me. Thank you for not believing in me, for shattering my self-confidence along with my heart, for being "the one that got away." From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

12 Ways to Help Remove the Barriers to Self-Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Pay attention to how you speak to yourself. Do you belittle yourself? When I grasped that I had allowed my mother's voice to live on in my head I quieted it by shifting my focus to thoughts of encouragement and self-appreciation.

Growing Up a Black Girl in Trinidad

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl child. To be black in a country that idealizes the curly hair and mixed ethnicity aesthetic, is rough to say the least. I was black to everyone who saw me, which wouldn't bother me if I wasn't treated as less than because of it.

A Yogi Celebrates the Fall Equinox

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Looking up at the sky, feeling down to the earth, today is a powerful day in our universe. Equinox. Seasonal shift. Balance. I'm going to feel no...

How to Live By Faith and Not By Fear

Lyn Mac | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lyn Mac

Let go of trying to control the outcome and the need to know how things will work out because you don't need anything. You are everything.

Behind the Scenes of Being Seen

Stephanie Hope Dodd | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Hope Dodd

Behind every success is growth; underneath that growth is work; the roots of that work is pain. The expansion that occurs internally, when stepping out into the world -- fully in tune with your inner authority, will be deliberate and conscious.