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Self Love

Do You Outsource Your Self-Esteem To Relationships?

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It's a sad reality that people who haven't been loved adequately in childhood are often loved inadequately in adulthood. Children tune into the messages they receive from their parents. If parents are distracted, overwhelmed by life, emotionally or financially burdened, they can't give their children the kind of attentive love and care necessary to thrive.

The Transparency of Being

Petros Koublis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

The more physical space we occupy, the more space occupies us. This emptiness doesn't refer to a perceptible absence, but to a fundamental ubiquity that flows throughout the whole Cosmos.

Beyond Fear And Addiction

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Choosing addictive behavior is an abandonment of self, an unloving way of dealing with painful feelings. This self-abandonment is a major cause of fea...

Taking The Plank Out Of My Eye -- Nothing Can Disturb My Peace Other Than My Thinking

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

My True Self can see my disturbance with compassion, and realize my judgment is only ever a reflection of my limited perception and not reality. The truth is no one has the power to disturb my peace

How To Be Good Enough

Angie Viets, LCP | Posted 09.28.2016 | Women
Angie Viets, LCP

Learning how to believe I’m good enough still feels like walking on a tightrope.  Each step is calculated and timid. Fearing the fall into the dark...

"No!"- A Powerful Two-Letter Word

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 09.09.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

Don't fear saying "No". It may seem like a powerfully intimidating two letter word, but for such a tiny word, "no" is profoundly liberating. Learning how to say 'No' is one of the most useful skills one can develop.

Women and Self-Care: A Critical Call to Action

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Michelle Dempsey

Yesterday I left the house without my bathing suit. Which may not have been a big deal, had I not been going to spend a holiday weekend beach day with my entire family. Why did this happen, you wonder?

Write Yourself Crazy Write Yourself Sane

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherry Bronson

Creative writers love words. They love their smell, their silky texture, the way they melt like chocolate on the back of the tongue. In my twenties ...

When Some Days You Just Have Nothing

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.07.2016 | Women
Alexis Meads

There is nothing in the tank and nothing left to give. Some days, you don't feel like a million bucks, no matter how desperately you want to.

Why It Doesn't Pay To Be A People-Pleaser

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Being out of integrity has pretty serious consequences for our happiness, and for our relationships. Here's what happens when we aren't being authentic.

The Transformational Power Of Beauty

Pam Bauer | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Bauer

I was wrangling a small section of my yard, between a fence and the driveway, to be weed-free. Outside I went, early on a Saturday morning, to pull w...

6 Risk Factors And Solutions For Preventing Heart Disease

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Did you know that by 2005, the total number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths (mainly coronary heart disease, stroke, and rheumatic heart disease...

I'm Not Too Fat. I'm Not Too Old. I'm Enough.

Paige Harmes | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Paige Harmes

I'd never done a 5k (or even just a 1k!), and I'd certainly never participated in a Mudder or mud run before -- let alone combining the two at the same time! As the days progressed, I couldn't understand what had possessed me to sign up for this fiasco waiting to happen.

Online Haters Are Not Going To Get The Best Of Me

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women
Jamie Scanlon

It’s popular to have an opinion these days, and it seems even more popular to have a negative one in the comments section of almost every article, p...

Relationships: When To Talk, When To Act

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you struggle with knowing when to communicate with your partner about a problem and when to just solve it yourself? In my work with couples, I am...

Rescuing Yourself

Jamie Cornell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Jamie Cornell

We all have those mornings that we wake up and the first thing we think is: "I just CAN'T do it today." Whether it's work or parenting or just life in general. It's that defeated, deflated, and exhausted feeling in your gut that grabs you and convinces you that you aren't good enough to get the job done.

50 Small Ways To Increase Your Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Making a few small changes to your daily routine and attitude can add up to positive results for your life and happiness. Here are 50 small ways to increase your happiness.

How To Move On After A Break-Up

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

The "honeymoon," that sweetest time during the relationship, has fizzled. You didn't see it coming. Now you feel as if nature tricked you and you struggle to hold on to it. But it has become a lost cause and nothing you do works. You're now left with having to deal with disappointment and heartache.

8 Steps To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Do you ever worry about what other people think of you? One afternoon I was going to a yoga class with a friend. When we arrived, the class had bee...

Losing My Mind And Waking Up To My Self

Rohini Ross | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

I thought I lost my mind one day this week. I started out the morning feeling very proud of myself because I was so organized. I had an earlier-than-u...

Personal Freedom Should Be A Commitment, Not A Fight

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 02.27.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Celinne Da Costa

Freedom is not something you need to consistently fight for more of. Similar to income, there is a tipping point -- after you reach a certain point, having more money won't make you happier, and neither will having more freedom.

The Best Reason To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others On Social Media

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Alexis Meads

A few weeks after giving birth to Kai, an acquaintance of mine had a baby and posted on Facebook "every day feels like Christmas morning" in regards to life with a newborn. My heart sank.

You'll Be Perfect (Starting Tomorrow)

Becky Brinkerhoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Becky Brinkerhoff

Love is solution-oriented. It finds a way to make things work. Self-deprecation is rarely fuel for solutions.

Rolling in Another's Skates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Learning to love myself means learning to love others. I've discovered they are both sides of the same coin. To quiet the self-berating voice in my mind, I had to stop finding fault in people.

What It Really Feels Like To Love Yourself

Jamie Varon | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Jamie Varon

Growth isn't bliss. It never was. It was a lie that said love would be white-teethed smiles on beaches. The pinnacle of self-love is not endless ecstasy.