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Self Love

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

Calling Out My Angel

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

I may add magical elements to the piece, but they are always based on photos. I need to do that to get the realism that my muse demands. I was a little leery about drawing an image that lived only in my mind, but I decided to give it a shot.

How to Find Your Clarity in 2015

Tom Ayling | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Tom Ayling

What I really needed to do was ground myself in my own being -- being true to me, my commitments. You go through a lot of mental gyrations when always searching for acceptance from others, and the result is that we think way too much.

10 Ways to Help Us Learn Self-Compassion

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Sample Spires

Lord knows, it's my final frontier and one element of spiritual awakening that I'm afraid I will never master. But I'm determined to try -- not find it perfectly, but to find a little (or a lot) every day. Here's how we can start. It may be radical, but it's worth a try, huh?

The 3 Things to Do When You Want to Get Hotter With Age

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

I can't say these didn't help me at all, but looking back I realized there where only a few things that really had a profound impact on finally accepting who I truly am:

On Dealing with Drunk Guys

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. I recently read a story that confirmed that women have been dealing with drunk men for thousands of years.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

4 Unhealthy Ways We Betray Ourselves Everyday

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

I've been unfaithful to myself in so many ways; oftentimes without even knowing it. When we're unloving and unkind to ourselves, and not living our true authentic lives, we're committing the ultimate act of betrayal and self-hatred. Here's how we betray ourselves?

Find the Love You Always Wanted in 2015

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

It's the most wonderful time of the year, unless you are out of love. If you feel alone in your relationship all the nostalgic songs playing, roman...

Self-Love: Why I'm Over It

Jenev Caddell | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenev Caddell

So the next time you're up to some endeavor in self-love, first remember who has loved you and who you have loved. The vivid images in your mind of those who have loved you will take you to your place of self-love much faster than whatever else you are being taught.

How to Not Get Caught Up in What Other People Think of You

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Stephenie Zamora

People are always going to be judging us, so are you really going to let them hold you back? Will you let them hold you back from doing what you want to do, and showing up how you want to show up in the world?

Where Joy Really Comes From

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

I picked up my daughter from Kindergarten today and she said, "I just feel so like me today... I love feeling like me."

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

There's Still Time to Do What You Love

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Rasmussen

I questioned why I should be allowed to follow my passion, and then realized that if I didn't get to follow it in my fifties, then when would I get to follow it?

4 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your 2015

Susan Pearse | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

But this year, I'm taking a different approach. My only goal is to give away goals and get further in touch with who I really am.

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

Why We Can't Expect to Reach Our Goals If We're Still Thinking of Ourselves as Failures

Gregg McBride | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

New year. New you. Right? But wait... Who exactly are you as this brand new year begins? How do you think about yourself? What kind of energy are you ...

Only One Resolution This Year

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

The problem with resolutions is that they propose a future state that will bring us the feelings we would wish to have. And what are those feelings? Well, if we achieved the intention of those resolutions, we would feel really good about who we are and where we are in our lives.

Need to Lose 10 This Year?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

What 10 aspects of yourself have you not realized yet? What 10 new beliefs could you adopt in 2015?

3 Simple Questions to Help You Let Go of the Year That Was

Elyse Gorman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

If you feel the desire to reflect on the year that was, here is a simple 10-minute way of celebrating and releasing 2014. Three simple questions for y...

5 Feelings You Should Leave Behind In The New Year

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

If your goal is to achieve your dreams, to become a better version of yourself, or to simply just be happy, I encourage you to let go of shame, regret, resentment, anxiety, and anger. Leave those unhealthy emotions behind in 2014. By doing this, you'll truly start 2015 with a clean slate ready for prosperity.

Peace for the New Year

Abby Pingree | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Pingree

In this new year I wish to make peace. I do not want to hold hands, sing songs or chant mantras. I have no desire to go to church, mass or temple. I...

New Year's Resolutions Don't Have to Be Perfect

Sarah Warman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

The new year is almost here and along with it, the opportunity to set resolutions and create new habits.

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.

The Art of Radical Self-Congratulation

Natasha Che | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

After falling for my own trick over and over, I finally saw it as what it was. I see that if I wait until everything is perfect to experience celebration and joy, I'd have a better chance sleeping in a mountain cave hoping to be kissed by a prince.