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Self Love

I Stopped Being Afraid to Piss People Off -- And You Should Too

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

If we continue to allow fear to keep us from sharing ourselves and our truths with the world, we will always be trapped under the oppressive opinions of others, opinions that don't serve us but instead cage us.

What Not to Say When Your Friend is Hating Her Body

Shannon Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shannon Gallagher

Right from the jump I'm going to say that the friend I'm talking about is not your super model statuesque friend who hates on her gorgeousness to feel...

A Letter to the New Love of His Life

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Jessica Winterstern

Photo by Laurent Levy I was going through my files the other day, when I came across a raw piece of writing I had journaled several months ago. It ha...

Small Revolutions on Learning to Love Myself

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 06.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

It is necessary to my survival as a womxn of color to be compassionate with myself. The world already shoves lies down my throat, erases my history, and tries to rip away me and my family's humanity. It whispers wetback, illiterate, rapists, poor, illegal, no-good, third world and third rate, tries to make shame pool in the pits of my belly. I refuse to taste bitterness and pity.

Meeting Yourself in the Middle

Rance Collins | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

You aren't waiting to meet someone in the middle of the book. You are in the middle of your own story.

Loving My Hair Has Allowed Me to Love Myself

Shanice J. Douglas | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Shanice J. Douglas

My hair is no longer my crutch in a dark state of self-loathing, neither is it my crowning glory. Loving my hair as it is, has allowed me to love myself as I am, and this natural hair journey was the perfect catalyst for this state of introspection.

How Being Underestimated Taught Me To Love Myself

The Tab | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
The Tab

Living in a society that feeds off of your own self degradation, it isn't an easy feat to truly be accepting of ourselves. And for me, learning to really love and accept all aspects of myself has undoubtedly been a long journey. However, this last year has come with a lot of changes.

The Limitless Self

Petros Koublis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

"Viscera" Attica, Greece | image by ● There is no past, no future. There is only experience. The present is the umbilical cord...

A Powerful Tool To Stay Peaceful In A Bad Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Some lousy relationships we just can't quit. And often we don't know where our partner begins and we end, which can create pain and chaos. If our partner criticizes or walls himself off or lies or cheats or mopes or is just generally shitastic we often think it's our fault.

Channeling Your Inner Beyoncé: How to Find Yourself Through Music

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Forget Beyonce, Madonna, Whitney or even the infamous Janet. This is your moment to shine. Imagine you've been invited to sing at the Super Bowl ha...

What If Today, We Spoke Our Truth?

Alicia Henry | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Henry

Image: Solitude Above Clouds, Topanga CA (owner Alicia Henry) It's been coming up in conversation quite often among my peers...truth. When should we ...

24 Things All Extremely Self-Aware People Know and Do

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Why do all these list posts need an intro? I'll just leave you with this quote from Eminem: "Fuck an intro." 1) They take responsibility Some peop...

Body Positivity: Are We Fighting For Equality, Or Just Equal Beauty?

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Joni Edelman

I started writing about my body. My inbox filled with the hate of a thousand misogynistic men -- and at least a few dozen women who seemed less angry with my writing itself, more angry that they were fighting to attain a size that was supposed to make them happy, but didn't.

Are You Too Hard on Yourself? This Study Explains Why | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Migala When you screw up--think misplaced keys, missed deadline, missed opportunity--do you accept it as a misstep and move on? Or do you...

20 Self-Care Practices for the Mind, Body and Soul

Larissa Marks | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Larissa Marks

When we are living lives filled with activity, noise, and hurry, it is incredibly difficult to feel healthy and rested. When that is our overall experience with life, the result is that we become stressed and burned out.

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

I F*cking Love My Body

Augusta Khalil Ibrahim | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Augusta Khalil Ibrahim

I love my thick brown hair that my grandfather had, that my father had, and that my son has. I love my big breasts. They have nourished my children. They are beautiful. I love my freckles and my curves. My body survives.

Play, Experiment, Find Your Passion (Mine's Thai Cooking)

Rachel Redlaw | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Redlaw

Today is all about playing and experimenting... I just made this... It's a Thai red curry with chicken -- and peppers (cos that's what was in the f...

Mirror, Mirror

Donna Henes | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Donna Henes

Like most women, I can't help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I've aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue. But do I mind? Not really.

Confessions of an Abusive Emotional Eater

Tree Franklyn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The author, Tree Franklyn, at home. Happy, healthy and potato chip free. "You're ugly," I told myself as I looked in the full-length mirror. As if...

Los Angeles, On Foot

Lauren DePino | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

I love taking walks. Long ones. I start by choosing a direction. Then I let something lead me. I'm not sure what to call it--maybe it's intuition or...

3,430,000 Positive Affirmations... and Counting

Mala Rambharose | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

I value my time in a way that I was not aware was possible before this experiment. Each moment matters, each thought matters. Each moment is an opportunity to be present, to invest in my passion, to invest in the people I love and the quality of my life experience.

11 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Yourself

Kajal Pandey | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

Everything we do in life is a testimony to us and our relationship with ourselves. The decisions you make or don't, the people you love or don't, the money you give or don't, the job you love or don't is all a created by the relationship we have with ourselves.

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

Care Instructions

Brook Packard | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

The first list is the kernel of your self-care instructions. The second is simple activities that can redirect your day when you feel it shifting. Things like having a cup of tea, smelling lavender, going outside barefoot, dancing to a favorite tune, breathing in the sunlight for 6 deep breaths.