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Self Love

A Revelation

Alicia Keys | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Alicia Keys

For as long as I can remember, I've hidden myself. I definitely started hiding when I got old enough to walk down my NY streets alone. I became comfortable hiding my intelligence, my physical appearance, my truths, my thoughts, myself. But just the other day it hit me: Alicia! Why are you choosing to be that person?

Make the Quantum Leap! It's Worth the Risk

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

I remember 10 years ago being in my home in Mystic, Connecticut, packing up my belongings to move to Santa Barbara, California, and tearing my famil...

My Hair Is Not Your Concern

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

"Is that your hair?" This was not, by any means, the first time I had been asked this. I get it quite often. I always answer truthfully, although it always baffles me why people don't think of this as a rude question to ask someone.

'I Don't Know What's So Special About You,' He Says

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Remember you are special and you don't need to be any different or for trolls on social media to approve this. If people write hateful or stupid stuff online to belittle you, they are not happy people and they are trying in some demented way to boost themselves.

Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

The Deepest Calling in Relationship

Jesua | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Relationship, in all its many forms, is sacred, exquisite, essential, mysterious -- and oftentimes messy, troubled, loaded and charged. Whether we a...

What Happens if You Add Gratitude to the Equation?

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Ms. Canyon Girl

My biggest regret is that I didn't cherish my old, retired machine, until it was too late. Going forward, I will refrain from making trivial complaints about the new machine. I won't push the machine to do things it shouldn't do. Instead, I will appreciate all of the things it can do.

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Healing After A Divorce

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Twardowski

There are some key concepts that are beneficial to keep in mind so that we can avoid falling subject to a lot of extra stress and despair that are only going to make things worse then better. Here are four things to keep in mind when healing after divorce or a breakup.

6 Truths About Having A Healthy Relationship To Food

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer S. White

The simplest conclusion that I've come to on this journey to be a healthy eater or rather, a healthy individual for whom food is both nourishment and satisfaction, but not an over-indulgence, is this: Our relationship with food says a ton about our relationship with ourselves.

8 Acts of Self-Love To Take After Consuming Racially-Charged Media

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

As countless stories of race-based killing fill my news feed, I find my reactions ranging from melancholy to anger to fatigue and back again

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Why I Have No Intention Of Loving My Body

Allison Epstein | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

After spending the past three years in recovery from anorexia, this is the climax of my body image journey. This is my Everest. This is as good as it gets.

5 Things All Healthy Relationships Require

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruby Fremon

Healthy relationships are available to everyone, you just need to know what they require to exist. Here are five things that all healthy relationships require:

What You Didn't See When You Looked at A "Skinny Mom"

Jennifer S. White | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer S. White

I'm a thin mom who loves to move my body, who loves to eat healthy food and have a glass of wine and some dark chocolate every night, who loves to sit on the front porch with my husband after the kids go to bed, who loves to read, who loves my children---who, frankly, is a person beyond my physical exterior, and I recognize this.

Love More, Worry Less

Carol Parker Walsh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Carol Parker Walsh

The journey to self-love is not without it's bumps and challenges. We're constantly bombarded by messages of not being smart enough, thin enough, young enough, or successful enough, which sometimes makes choosing self-love just plain hard. At times it feels like self-love is an act of rebellion.

Doing Service: It Opens the Heart and Fills the Soul

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A client of mine told me that she had been making food for a friend of hers who was very ill. "I find that my heart opens and I feel so happy when I a...

Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

When Love Finds Us

Tajci Cameron | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

I remember the first time I heard Gershwin's beautiful jazz standard Someone to Watch Over Me. Its melody reflected my longing for someone to find me ...

Self-Care for Success

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Neha Uberoi

A few months ago it was made apparent to me that I don't pamper and encourage myself the way I do others. I was scratching my arm from one of the man...

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

Can You Embrace All of You, Just as You Are?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

It's time to take back your power -- stop looking to others for approval, stop giving them power over your life, allowing them to make decisions for you. Stop reacting and start living from a place of action. If you don't like something, it's up to you to change it.

I Am The Type Of Girl Who Believes In Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I've always been the one people scoffed at when I talked about love. I've been the girl who thinks of love in a thousand different shades of the brightest colors, while the rest of the world sees black and white.

Come Out, Come Out Wherever I Am

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As public as I may seem to be, I realize how much I was hiding, out of fear of not being loved if people knew about the way my mind works sometimes. A...

Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get st...

You Are Not Here to Be Liked!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Are you liked by others? Are you stressed out over what others think of you? Is wearing the right brand name important to you? If you answered "y...