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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 question,...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

King Lear and the Silver Tsunami

Brendan Hare | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

One of the great pains of aging comes when you discover how much time you wasted being wrong. One of its greatest pleasures may follow this -- when you see there's still time to change.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

Find Inspiration In Your Eyes

Christine Carter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I am battered and beautiful. Guilty and grace-laced. Vulnerable and victorious. Fearful and fortified. Empty and empowered. Fumbling and fulfilled. This life, this woman, this soul, this heart, this mind... these eyes.

6 Signs It May Be Time to Break Up With Your Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Our friendships are a reflection of who we are. As we are growing and evolving as human beings, we may realize that some aspect of ourselves is no longer serving us. As a result, we may find ourselves needing to let friends go as well.

You're Magic, Baby, and You Don't Even Know It

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

We met when we were 13 on the terrifying first day of 7th grade. She eyed me with suspicion as I wandered behind her through the halls. Finally she sa...

Powerful Women Know: When You Become More You Will Never Settle for Less in Love

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Having a purpose gives you something to bring to the table which shows maturity, responsibility, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Being interesting and self-sufficient is extremely attractive.

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

What Is Your Self Worth?

Gary van Warmerdam | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary van Warmerdam

How do you value your self? Do you sometimes consider your resume or education to get an idea of how an employer would value you and use that standard...

Giving Without Getting Crushed

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

It's been a long time since I thought of give and take as an equation and balance. Just yesterday, I was reminded of how you can be taken advantage of when you are a "giver."

Waiting for Thin, When Fatism Rules the World

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Life, fat or thin, isn't life if you are not in it. How can you connect when you project into the future what you will look like when you are thin and reach back into the past to lament the times that you were and lost it?

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

The Body Is A Poem

Loren Kleinman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I take solace in the light on my face. I take solace in the light on my skin, on the fat that creases and bulges. I love my body.

Claiming Our Worth

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

How to Not Get Caught Up in What Other People Think of You

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Stephenie Zamora

People are always going to be judging us, so are you really going to let them hold you back? Will you let them hold you back from doing what you want to do, and showing up how you want to show up in the world?

Embrace Your Worth

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

You can live every day in fear of what may happen, but what if none of those fears are realized? You have spent your life wasting all of your energy on the negatives and never enjoying all of the good things in your life.

On Doing the Hard Things

Tiffany Beveridge | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Beveridge

I have this theory that most of us, deep down, know exactly what changes we need to make in our lives. But these changes are uncomfortable and scary a...