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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.

Big Love: Getting Beyond a 100 Pound Weight Gain

Emily Grossman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Do You Kiss Yourself in the Mirror

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

We teach our children to love themselves. We praise their accomplishments and tell them how wonderful they are. We hope they never feel a moment of shame and unworthiness. We do all this for our children, and maybe we should do more of this for ourselves.

5 Ways To Find Yourself After a Breakup

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Reflect back on all the things that you used to enjoy doing in your life -- as a young kid, a teenager, even just a few years ago. Write all these things down on a list and make it a goal to start doing them again!

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.

What If I'm Not as Strong as You Think I Am? A Headache Confession

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I've recently reached the 18-month mark in the saga of my never-ending headache. This was something that if you'd asked me when I started writing abou...

'You Had the Power All Along My Dear.'

Keyon Bayani | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

I know that if we get really honest with ourselves, we have access to self love, contentment and happiness, it just takes a bit of work. It takes getting a bit uncomfortable to make changes.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

How to Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Your Own Worst Enemy

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

But in a world that is constantly telling us we are less than, how do we do this? I've gotten it down to a four-step process. One that, with time, actually does help you learn to be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.

How Did I Become A Housewife??!?!?!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

What I know for sure is that whether you're a CEO, a small business owner, a mom juggling family and work or a stay at home mom, stop and ask yourself if you are putting yourself first and, stop and ask if you are truly happy.

The Important Lesson Meditation Taught Me About Self-Love

Dina Strada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

If you're like me and most busy women, finding time to meditate can seem almost impossible. With a full-time job, a daily two-hour commute and two small children (one about to enter the terrible twos soon), meditation is not a luxury on my "to do" list -- but a necessity like breathing.

I Need a Me for Me!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

For years I have been searching, seeking, asking, everyone, anyone... feeling so desperate, scared, alone and at times just plain old crazy. I jump...

Are You Present and Mindful -- Is Your 'Inner Baby Monitor' On?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Your inner baby monitor will stay turned on when your deepest intent is to be a loving mother and father with yourself. Retraining yourself to remember to be mindful and in the intent to learn is the challenge.

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stop thinking that you have to have all the answers, or know exactly what direction you are headed. You don't. You just have to know what's in your heart, and follow it.

Just Ask

Christine Hassler | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

"Ask and ye shall receive." You've heard this, yet do you find that sometimes you do not ask?

8 Ways To Increase Your Self-Love

Elyse Gorman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

The more we can make ourselves feel whole and worthy as individuals, the more we have to give to the world. With this in mind, here are eight beautiful and effective ways to increase your self-love.

On Kindness and Self-Care

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Page Rosenberg

I'm no kindness expert. I know at times I fail, but when a question arises, I look for my answer in another question, "What is the kind thing to do?" Often this is kindness to others but I also try to remember to offer this kindness to myself. That is often more difficult.

7 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Battling Depression

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

When you are struggling with depression, it is so tempting to think that this is the way it will always be. But life takes different twists and turns, and we don't get to know what the next chapter in our life will bring if we give up on ourselves.

It's Time to Love, Not Shame Your Body

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Kanevsky

I'm the right size for me. No matter what size that is. And so are you. And don't let anyone tell you different.

I Don't Need Permission From Anyone To Love My Body

Ally Del Monte | Posted 05.17.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Let's stop body shaming already, and embrace that we all have our own beauty. We don't need Sports Illustrated or anyone to give us permission to feel comfortable or sexy in any kind of bathing suit or clothing.

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.