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Self Love

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.

Life Is a Journey of Spirals Not Circles

Sarah Liddle | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Liddle

Life is a journey, no journey is ever a journey backward, neither is a journey circular forever. Just as I tried and failed. You cannot force your spiritual growth and success. You can only succumb to what it is you need to learn in the moment.

The Comparison Cure: Stop Judging Yourself and Start Loving Yourself

Christine Arylo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

You just never know what is possible when you give up toxic habits and choose to support yourself instead of sabotage yourself. That's what we call self-love!

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being. Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love.

The Power of Self-Compassion

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What if there was one choice you could make that would change everything in your life for the better? Actually, there is. It's the choice to move out ...

Find Inspiration In Your Eyes

Christine Carter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I am battered and beautiful. Guilty and grace-laced. Vulnerable and victorious. Fearful and fortified. Empty and empowered. Fumbling and fulfilled. This life, this woman, this soul, this heart, this mind... these eyes.

Vulnerability

Barrett Pall | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

Being vulnerable is scary, but living a life that does not allow you to be your truest self is even scarier. Whether you realize it today, or in fifty years, you will see the second you give in to yourself, your life will unfold in every way you wish.

5 Reasons to Stop Seeking Acceptance From People Who Are Committed to Not Accepting You

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

The greatest gift people who don't approve of us give us is a more defined idea of who we are and who we choose to be. If we start changing who we are to gain approval, we lose ourselves.

Self-Development Is Not a Luxury, It's Our Responsibility

Hannah Massarella | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Hannah Massarella

Self-development work is not selfish, it is not self-indulgent. It is essential, if you want to give and create what you are here to give and create.

I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Selfies

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

Not only do selfies encourage us to engage with others, but ultimately they afford us an opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves. Who knows me better than me? What I most love about my selfies is that they chronicle my journey.

A Challenge for Women: Love Yourself Even When Society Says Otherwise

Nora Turriago | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Nora Turriago

It must be noted that the process of confidence and self-love is exactly that: a process. It doesn't occur overnight. Rather, consider every day an opportunity to practice reminding yourself who, exactly, you are. Love yourself unconditionally.

A Couple of Swells

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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Why We Need to Love Ourselves

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 05.03.2015 | Good News
Cathy Cassani Adams

Some don't believe they are worthy of love, so they bully others into being with them, or they give themselves away so people won't leave them. They hope another person will heal them.

Confessions of a Matchmaker

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Through my journey of heartache and confusion, I learned what true love is. I'm not a matchmaker that had this perfect love life. I messed up in love multiple times but the difference is I didn't give up.

What Divorce Taught Me About Love

Sheila Viers | Posted 05.02.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Viers

Every day is a new adventure, a new chance to practice, and another opportunity to deepen my connection with myself, which in turn, deepens my capacity for love even more.