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Self Worth

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?

Stop Photoshopping Your Story

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.

The Low Self-Worth Epidemic for Women Entrepreneurs (and How Personal Branding Can End It)

Sherry Mirshahi-Totten | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Sherry Mirshahi-Totten

Now more than ever, establishing your personal brand is critical to your business. It doesn't matter whether your goal is to make more money or to make a difference (or both): if you aren't avidly working on your personal brand, you are losing out.

Own Your Sh*t

Ruby Fremon | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Fremon

"I can't believe this is happening to me!" "What did I do to deserve this?" "Why do these things always happen to me?" "Why do people always treat me ...

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

7 Challenges Parents of Teenage Girls Face With Regards to Sex

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Very few things in adolescence are certain but there is one thing upon which most teenage girls agree, and that is, they must be sexy. They must wear the short shorts with their rear's hanging out to fit in and get attention.

How To Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

How can we stop settling for less than what we know we deserve and give ourselves exactly what we know we really truly do deserve? Here are five steps. Get out a sheet of paper or journal to write out your answers to each of the steps below.

Women and 'Desire Hunger'

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What is wrong about being hungry for more love, for more sex, for better lives for our children and families, for financial stability, for space to play? What is wrong with wanting to honor ourselves and feel honored by those around us?

Why Girls Are Uniquely Vulnerable to College Pressures

Rachel Simmons | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Rachel Simmons

When you're motivated by external rewards, it's often because you're trying to accomplish goals you didn't create yourself.

An Open Letter to The Guy Who Told Me I Wasn't Sexy Enough

Anna Waletzko | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Anna Waletzko

No, I was not offended that you did not find me attractive, because my value is not determined by how attractive you find me. You do not get to decide what offends me -- I decide my own value.

What I Think About Your Body

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

As a female on this planet, I am more than aware of my body. My physical presence has brought me many outfit changes, unseemly anti-wrinkle creams, ...

How to Make Yourself More Valuable: For Millennials Considering College in 2015

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Sheena C. Howard

College does not guarantee you a job or six figures in this competitive market, but as more employers require college degrees you have to maximize the benefit of attending college, while minimizing your debt. If college is the path you choose to realize your goals.

The 11 Rules of Seduction

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

If you put on an act with the person you are dating, you will never know if he cares for the real you.

6 Truths From the Diary of a Good Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

A good girl is in a league of her own because not only does she understand the value of treating those from all walks of life with dignity, she practices what she preaches by respecting each and every person she meets.

Celebrate Your Successes

Melanie Rudnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Rudnick

Every day is a day for celebration! Do you stop and reflect and feel good about all of the progress you make in life, or like most people, do you just let life pass you by without noticing?

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

Travelogue of Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's been absolutely magnificent to see nature blossom into splendor, and I wanted to capture these precious moments to share with you.

Use Your Body to 'Wire' Self-Esteem

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Here's a very simple strategy for boosting your feelings of self-esteem. Research led by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Ha...

The Weight Of A Woman

Nicole Scott | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

The weight of a woman is more than a number that flashes on a small screen. The real weight of a woman can't be measured by a machine, because it includes so much more than how much or how little fat you have on your body.

An Open Letter to My Freshman Year

Taylor Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Laugh a lot, cry a little, and continue to make the memories of a lifetime. Always choose to live by your rules, and let others live by their own. This is your time, your moment, your life, and you're going to be great. So be proud of yourself, you're surviving on your (almost) own for the first time in your life.

The Importance Of Knowing Your Worth

Miki Turner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Miki Turner

When I was younger the search for this mythical creature was tedious, comical, painful, bemusing, exhausting, frustrating, confusing and disconcerting. Now that I'm in my late 50s and look back on the guys I kicked to the curb as well as the ones I let get away, I feel mostly empowered. And this is why.

In the Meantime, Find What Brings You Joy

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Childhood can be terrible, my friend stated. It's important to remind people that it will get better. Between bites of breakfast, the discussion circl...

No Risk, No Reward

Christa Dowling | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

We are fortunate to live in this time and in this country where we can find support from women and men who strongly believe in the value of women, their worth, even their mindfulness. Indeed life is challenging and sometimes risky. We can sit back and let it pass by or we can take charge and speak up...not just once in awhile but consistently.

The Journey of Self-Discovery! My Decision to Find Myself!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I can say with confidence that the moment a person truly starts down the path of self-discovery, they will never turn back. Many may ask the questio...