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Self Love

I Tried to Beat the Anxiety Algorithm

Lucas Waldron | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

For the parts of anxiety that can be controlled, I'm learning that everything comes down to loving yourself.

I Have a Favorite Child

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Lammersen

I've paired down my life as much as I can, to the necessities and the priorities, but something remains imbalanced. I'm going to say something that may make you gasp and choke on your coffee -- I have a favorite child.

Taking My Own Advice

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Winterstern

How we nourish ourselves in terms of what we consume and the kind of attention we give our bodies has a huge impact on our health. Self-love is essential in this equation.

If I Don't Learn to Love Myself

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I wrote this over a year ago and when I read it, it pulls me back there, back to the place of not loving most things about my physical self, because you are not what the world considers beautiful; you are not the standard.

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Reilly Wieland

Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the idea that I was going to be able to laugh at myself for getting a spray tan. I really wanted to believe that I was above it.

22 Sexy Songs That Give Female Masturbation The Love It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

In August, Hailee Steinfeld released her debut single and music video -- an upbeat song called "Love Myself." With lyrics like "know how to satis...

How to Like Yourself

LJ Charleston | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
LJ Charleston

What happened to your life and how many hearts did you break? What lessons have actually stuck and how much love did you take? And what is more: Do yo...

5 Tips to Love Yourself More

Caitlin Grace | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Caitlin Grace

Self love is a phrase that gets bandied about a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Is it all just an excuse to go to the salon or day spa and indulge in some pampering or is there something a little deeper that we can do to love ourselves?

3 Reasons Why Only a Strong Person Is Capable of Forgiveness

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

The act of forgiving someone is, in essence, your refusal to let anger and hatred prevent you from moving forward. You are taking a stand against allowing the actions of others to alter the course of your life or who you are.

Sharing Your Feelings: Helpful or Hurtful?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just have to tell you how I feel. I'm very upset about what you did." "I'm really angry with you." "I just want to be honest with you. I'm so h...

Friendship: Why I Not Longer Hold Onto Relationships That No Longer Serve Me

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Life is full of so many struggles. From daily struggles as simple as deciding what to wear to the mundane decision of what to eat to the more signi...

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Amanda Roosa | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Roosa

One of the most important aspects of a long distance relationship? Understanding your own needs and wants while simultaneously catering to your partner's. It's a balancing act, and a precarious one at that, but it is worth the work if you find "your person."

5 Ways to Make Peace With Your Body

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

As a mental health therapist and individual who has learned how to accept and appreciate my own body, the following are my tips for working towards body peace.

Self-Love Is the Key to Getting Anything and Everything You Want

Samantha Ushedo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Ushedo

The first and often only step you need to find the success, happiness, health and fulfillment (in any area of life) that you seek begins with first loving yourself.

16 Ways To Feel Better About Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

You can change how you feel about your body without changing your body itself. Women especially are inundated with ideas about what "beautiful" i...

What I Learned From Drawing My Face Over And Over

By Mina Liu | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

Growing up, I wanted to conquer a plethora of occupations. There was that time I wanted to be a fashion designer but gave up halfway through sewing m...

Dear Trump: I'm Proud to Be a 10

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Ms. Canyon Girl

The Trump-Klum debate highlights exactly what is wrong with our current views of women in society. As a starting point, how is it that Trump can even consider himself a worthy arbiter of a woman's value in society?

The Unwritten 'Fat Girl' Rules -- And How I Learned To Re-Write Them

Melissa Mazza | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women
Melissa Mazza

Yes, I am fat, but that is my business. My health is not up for debate, and unless you are willing to live my life, you have no right to judge me.

You Know What? Yes, I Am A Stay-At-Home Mom -- And I'm Damn Proud.

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

The reason I felt joy in finally owning this label is that I realized any stigma that full-time mothers feel is only going to diminish if people like me begin to find the honor and pride in our daily work.

12 Commandments For A Happy Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Wake up and ask yourself: how can I serve today? How can I embody love? How can I bring joy? How can I leave this world a better place? Have a spirit of service as you go about your day. Be a blessing, good company, an inspiration to others. You get more of what you give, so if you lack love, joy or abundance, find a way to help others find it. It will return to you a hundredfold.

Do You Squash Yourself to Avoid Rejection?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Does the thought of rejection terrify you? What do you avoid to evade rejection? Len sought my help because he wanted to get married and have childre...

What Happened When One Poet Embraced Radical 'Self-Love'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

  If time travel were possible, poet Caira Lee would visit her 15-year-old self.  Lee would commend her on her courage and honesty...

Four Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Being Happy

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

Women can be the biggest b*tches. I mean, we can find just the littlest thing about a person and cut them down right at the knees. And not even think twice.

5 Things I Can't Worry About Anymore

Stephanie Harper | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

My focus should be on wellness, on getting better and continuing to learn how to cope with my situation, how to find joy and gratitude in my life, in the people who surround me. I should be focused on this. There are some things I just can't worry about anymore.

'I Love You': The Three Words That Have Made Me Appreciate Being Single

Brittany England | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Brittany England

This process is allowing me to feel much more connected with, and loving towards myself. It's allowing me to slow down, notice when things get uncomfortable, and send love to those parts rather than try to change them. It has made me more loving towards others.