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Self Love

Taking Responsibility for the True You

Denise Simone | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise Simone

True responsibility requires going within and discovering what does and doesn't feel right to you and only you. When you open up to this level of responsibility, you also open up to remembering and embracing your own unique truth. This leads to a life filled with self-connection, inspiration, meaning and purpose.

What Does It Mean to Self-Improve?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What are we really improving when we self-improve? Discover the difference between self-improvement and healing. Self-Improvement has become mainstr...

What My 7-Year-Old Taught Me About Self-Love

Rachel Feldman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rachel Feldman

Today, I can proudly say that both my body and my mind are in perfect harmony and that allowing myself to experience ultimate self-love as a child does has made me a much better wife, mom and business owner. More important than anything, it's made me the best version of myself.

How To Let Go Of Fear And Lean Into Love

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Fear has shown up in my life as depression, low self esteem, lack of self worth, sadness, shame, lack of confidence, comparison, resentment, illness, regret. Fear keeps us living small lives. We were not meant to live small lives.

The Lesbian Chronicles 24: All of Me

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Today I am going to try really hard to be authentic and allow myself to be with all of my feelings.

10 Mantras to Adopt to Become Mentally Healthier and More Confident

Alissa Lastres | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

Let these mantras guide you through the hard times and sustain you through the beautiful times. Write them down. Turn them into love notes. Repeat them when you feel weak and read them when you feel strong. Remember that your life is in your hands.

'What Can I Do/Learn in My 20s to Get Ahead?'

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Do these two things: 1) Write down what's important to you. This will help to get you ahead because NOBODY ELSE WILL FUCKING DO IT! It pisses me off...

When Was the Last Time You Did NOTHING?

Elena Lipson | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elena Lipson

This voice is always there for you and for me, but the noise of the world tends to dampen the volume on a daily basis. You can get disconnected from this inner wise-woman over time unless you mindfully choose to.

Maybe You Don't Have to Like Me

Rance Collins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on false niceties and plastered (and often botoxed) smiles, learning to stop caring is difficult. Everyone pretends in this town of make-believe.

Mom, Thank You For Teaching Me About Real Beauty

Nina Holland | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Nina Holland

"In a world full of Instagram filters and seemingly perfect lives splashed across social media, it’s easy to forget your wise words that it is what’s on the inside that counts."

Stop Stepping Up!

Reba Linker | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reba Linker

Our size is a reflection of the fullness of our hearts and the generosity of our actions, anyway, so let's stop worrying about visibility and stepping up. (And let's stop worrying about the size of our eyelashes, waistlines and wallets, too!)

The Real Reason I Dyed My Hair Blue at Age 36

Jennifer S. White | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Dying my hair blue was a quiet way to remind my kids that they can do "crazy" things and I'll always love them. It reminded me to smile -- of the freedom in lightening up a little.

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

The Undoing of My Biological Clock

Deborah Acker | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Deborah Acker

As I got to know myself, I realized the decision to have children was one that I wanted to make with my future partner. For me, making this decision on my own was like planning a wedding without a husband. This realization relaxed me.

How to Love Yourself More

Samantha McGraw | Posted 05.18.2016 | HuffPost Home
Samantha McGraw

How many times have you thought something to yourself along the lines of: "Why did I do that? That was so stupid." "I'm just not smart enough to fi...

Re[Defining] Beauty

Dana O'Dell | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dana O'Dell

If one woman cancer or no cancer sees this and it moves her to love herself unconditionally, it was meant to be. Because here's the deal, the way we s...

You Are Magnificent

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sofia Rose Smith

Going forward I'm committing to being as transparent and VISIBLE and OPEN as possible. Even as I write that, I get scared! And that's great, because what scares me is my edge. And I wanna move beyond it {even if my baby self may really want to chill in that crib}.

Shatter the Myth: Create Your Own Hero-Story

Laurie Seymour | Posted 05.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Seymour

What is your story? Whatever it is, know there is more to life and more to understand about yourself than any story you've adopted.

'Who Are the Villains in Our Life?'

Matt Hearnden | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Every basketball coach I had said I was one of the best players. They said I was a calm player. They said I was unselfish. They said they liked having...

There Is An 'I' in Relationship

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Trilby D. Johnson

Many people seem to believe that the greatest gift of love to another, is to offer their love. Whilst this is indeed a precious gesture, is this really true or unconditional love?

Faith Is to the Soul What Life Is to the Body!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I relate faith and prayer to humanity as a whole, to everything we share as living breathing beings, to life on earth and to love for one another.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Limiting Beliefs vs. Liberating Truths

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

We hold ourselves back far more than anyone outside us does. It all comes back, again and again, to fear of failure, fear of rejection. We need instead to start believing in our resilience and our worthiness.

A New Way to Say Affirmations

Kajal Pandey | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.

3 Simple Tools to Bring You More Peace

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Tompkins

If we remain true to our core values, are actively and authentically loving ourselves, we'll discover the peace we seek is already present and available. Not intellectually, but from the tangible shifts we'll see unfolding around us and the experience of it in our day-to-day life.

The Rejection of Confidence

Rance Collins | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

Search for the connections in life. Persevere through the rejections. I think somewhere in the middle is where you, and I, will ultimately find that long-awaited confidence.