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Self Love

25 Ways to Nourish Your Self-Love and Your Life

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

The journey of self-love is a long one, but it is much easier to navigate when you have self-loving actions and ways of being that you can call upon when needed. Here are 25 ways to nourish your self-love so that you can be kinder to yourself and to others.

Learn How to KISS to Reduce Your Stress

Roxanne Ford | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Roxanne Ford

I needed to make some different choices because they weren't working out so well for me. So began my journey to getting a little extra loving in my life. I got busy KISSing. Anywhere and everywhere I could, I learned to K.I.S.S.

'Beauty Is Something That I am Not Really Willing to Settle On'

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I suppose I am very visual. I see beauty in some really unique places. I see it inside people, and it annoys the crap out of me when the person has tried to hide or dim their beauty, consciously or unconsciously, in order to feel safe, accepted, or loved.

Inner-Work for the Single Woman

Damali Elliott | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Damali Elliott

So clear the mental debris and begin to create a mindset that grows incredible thoughts that will foster into dreams. Whether you are single or in a relationship there is inner-work to be done...

You Always Have a Choice

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

We don't have to wait to make choices that make us feel good. We don't have to throw up our hands and decide we are failures because we didn't follow through on our intention. Sometimes the best laid plans need tweaking -- we need to make room for our humanity.

Think Like a Man, Act Like a Woman, Be the Woman You Were Born to Be

Elyse-Anne | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Elyse-Anne

Sometimes as a power woman, we forget that we're a woman and we end up behaving like a man. And as a result we forget to look and feel beautiful. On the other hand, when we allow ourselves to be that needy girlfriend/wife, we give our power to our man and become helpless.

Are You Addicted to Blaming Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Charles consulted with me because his wife of 18 years had threatened to leave him if he didn't stop blaming her all the time. He admitted to frequent...

38 Things I've Learned to Let Go of in 38 Years

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Last year, to celebrate another trip around the sun, I wrote a birthday blog called "37 Life Lessons in 37 Years." It was reminiscent of my life's big...

The Amazement of the Gods

Brooke Hampton | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weddings
Brooke Hampton

I am here to love and be loved -- to use my love to change and be changed. I did not come here to get wrapped up in a Disney fantasy or spend my life hunting my Romeo.

Can I Ever Trust Men Again?

Tanner Kennedy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Tanner Kennedy

You are what you attract. These men are simply of reflection of yourself. There is something that has happened that has caused you not to fully trust yourself to care for, protect and nurture your own heart. The foundation of any amazing relationship starts with self-love.

10 Life Lessons Hitting Rock Bottom Has Taught Me

Roxanne Ford | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Roxanne Ford

With each hardship I've learned that I am a survivalist. I am resourceful. I am an alchemist of my surroundings. And I'm resilient beyond (even my own at times) belief.

How To Stop Caring What Others Think Of You

January Harshe | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
January Harshe

It's your choice to let the hateful auto-play continue today -- or to stop it in its tracks and replace it with the grace, love and compassion you deserve.

5 Ways to Harness Your Inner PR Team

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it is a raise, a new job position, or a particular romantic relationship, here are five ways to become more comfortable publicly supporting yourself so you have a better shot at getting what you really want...

Creating an Irresistible Life You Love

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

I'm going to give you my top 14 dating tips to create an irresistible life you love! Commit to these daily changes in you will see a difference in your relationships with others and yourself.

Sometimes a Girl Just Needs to Buy Herself Some Flowers...

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

About a year ago (most likely on a cold and dreary winter weekend), I bought myself some yellow roses and posted a pic of them on Facebook. I rememb...

Claiming Our Worth

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Alexis Meads | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

A client told me how she noticed the color and taste of everything in a way she doesn't normally notice, and felt a profound gratitude for life. We've all known these moments. And the beautiful thing is that you don't need a lot of time to find the eternal in a common moment.

I'm Not Pregnant. It's Just My Belly

Brittany Policastro | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. It is time for us to create our own standards. For me, this begins with speaking our truth, loving our bodies and rocking our bellies.

Transform Self-Sabotage and Vulnerability Into Triumphant Growth

Erin Cox | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

The positive shift in energy in 2015 has been palpable. Last year, starting on Jan. 1, I knew I was in for a year of major growth and mandatory shifti...

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.