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Self Respect

The #1 Ingredient To Great And Lasting Love

Lexi Soulios | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings
Lexi Soulios

Rather than trying to figure out all the different components of how to make love last, focus instead on creating an atmosphere of respect with your partner. The more you can do this, the more other vital elements of the relationship, like trust, intimacy, passion, love, and so on, will naturally flourish.

What I Did for Love

Patti Murin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Patti Murin

For all of you singles out there, it took me way longer than I hope it takes you to learn what it means to really know yourself. Because if someone really loves you? They won't care if you own a sweatshirt with the logo of their crappy football team on it. And if you really, truly love someone? You'll never even consider buying one.

How I Became Friends With Myself

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shinjini Das

Friendship with the most beautiful of souls, ourselves, is one of the most treasured relationships in our world, and one that frankly, more of us should invest time to nurture.

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

Irene Ross | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Being real or authentic is also a much sought-after managerial trait but, used unwisely, it can hurt your growth. In fact, the Harvard Business Review cites an example of a manager who derailed her career because she confused being authentic for lack of confidence.

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Do what you're doing when you're doing it. Stop beating yourself up for what you're not doing, and pay attention to what you are doing.

What Is Holding You Back: Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

How many of you remember your first school crush? I remember mine. I waited for the tiniest glimpse of him in the hall on our way to lunch, and at the end of the day, I hurried out front just in case he didn't ride the bus and I might have a chance to see him on the steps talking with his friends.

Respect

Jamie Silverman | Posted 03.22.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Why do my coworkers and friends feel a desire or even an obligation to respect me more than someone I'm potentially going to share myself romantically with?

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.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Linsey Hart | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Linsey Hart

Culturally, we have this perverse notion that poor body image is a sign of modesty. It's not. And people, especially women, who accept and appreciate the way they look can be perceived as narcissistic. They're not.

A Letter To The One Person I Will Never Impress

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The truth is that despite the best of efforts, there will always be people we just aren't meant to win over. Some people will never see past our mistakes. Some people will never stop doubting us. Some people will never be happy with us, and that's OK.

Is Your Guy Ghosting You?

Debra Rogers | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

If all you're hearing is static, then it's probably time to delete his number, because he's finished. Don't be a fool; drop the ghoul. In this case, silence is golden, because you are free to strike up a conversation with a better guy.

A Richer Inner Life

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

There are periods where you become unaware of what brings you the most joy, or what makes you feel most filled up because there are the trivial and no...

The KID Pro Quo

Richard Greenberg | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate the things we all have in life -- whether it's a meal, a beautiful sunset, a car that works or a spouse who is an excellent Mom.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Light Up Every Room You Enter

Joy Weston | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

Own Your Magnificence! Not long ago the amazing Dr. Maya Angelo passed away, leaving a legacy of words and actions that continue to inspire us ...

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Minorities, State Violence, and the Price of Self-Respect

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?

Vulnerable Young Women Already Have Grit--They Need the Chance to Lead

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Courtney Macavinta

Some people say youth today need more grit or gumption. Some do. But the truth for those of us like me who've survived being traumatized by violence...

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

The Latest Twitter Hashtag That Will Totally Change Your Day

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices

The Twitterverse has welcomed a new hashtag trend and we can’t help but love it. The hashtag #LoveMeLike started making its rounds on Twitter wi...

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

The Meaning of Self-Respect

Jessica Halepis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.