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The Storylines of Motherhood

Mama Bean | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

When Little Bean asked me, "Mama, what are all those lines across your face?" I didn't have to think of an answer. My response came easily, a tale simply waiting to be told. "These lines? These are my storylines..."

Clothes Really Do Make the Person

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

I've been doing a lot of shopping lately (this could be a manic shopping spree, although the mania is starting to come down). With my 23-pound weight ...

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

4 Ways to Accept a Compliment

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Katie Markey McLaughlin

If you constantly feel like you're not good enough or that you don't deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.

How Can Men Support Women in the Workplace? A Conversation on Male-Female Mentorship

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Light Up Every Room You Enter

Joy Weston | Posted 08.01.2014 | 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 ...

Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

Lauren Del Turco | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Lauren Del Turco

When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.

Ready to Shine? How to Start Using Your Natural Talents and Light Up the World With Them

Kathy Caprino | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

If you feel off course and know you're in the wrong job or career, I'd recommend taking these three steps to move away from thinking and actions that are keeping you from reaching your highest potential and being of service in the way you dream to:

50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

If you don't work on yourself, if you don't take time for rest and relaxation, if you don't feed your soul, then you'll be so burnt out and depleted you won't be any help to anyone else -- least of all yourself.

In Defense of Beauty

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When we value beauty, not as something to be manufactured, but as something to be lived, then we are able to take it in, celebrate it and pass it on in a meaningful way.

Job Hunting and Your Body: How to Walk Into Your Next Interview With Confidence, Even When You Don't Love How You Look

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

Enjoy your interview for what it is -- an inspiring conversation, not a body-evaluation -- and remember: You are more than just a size, a weight, or a shape. You are a whole human being -- more beautiful, more valuable, more competent and capable than you know.

5 Tips to Be a Social Badass

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won't help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment.

So, He Broke up With You -- Now What?

Jessica Kline | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

I promise you, it's truly the little things that are going to matter the most in getting over him. It won't be easy, in fact it definitely won't be easy, but trust me when I say it won't be impossible.

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

The Body Image Lesson My Daughter Doesn't Know She Taught Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Sometimes my body is just my body, not a contest, not a measurement of worth. Letting go of the panic of whether my skin moves in a certain way when I move leaves a far greater capacity for having fun than I knew I was capable of having.

Snuggling: My Motivational Band-Aid

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

But there is some link, at least for me, between a happy home life and being a slug about everything else. That Josh loves me can't be the reason I love myself. That he thinks I am smart, competent and worthy can't be the reason I believe those things. It has to come from me.

How To Unlock The Confidence You Never Knew You Had

OWN | Posted 07.24.2014 | OWN

Does your stomach drop the moment you find out that you have to give a presentation? In school, at work or outside the office, many people feel a dist...

The ABCs of Being a Woman

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."

Recipe For When Someone Is Allergic To Your Face

Emma Brodie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

A mystery is afoot: something keeps derailing your conversations with so-and-so. You hear yourself say nice, normal words, but somewhere between your mouth and so-and-so's ears a nefarious switch occurs that causes her/him to react as if you're wearing puppies.

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Patton-Carson

The confidence I get from exercise is not just vanity. Sure, I like how I look and enjoy making progress, but my the confidence I get runs deeper than that. The better I get at running, the heavier weights I can lift and the further I can push my body reminds me of how to better tackle other challenges outside of my workouts.

Navigating Life Changes

Mindy Utay | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

As a society, we are obsessed with change -- changing ourselves and others. Just look at the hundreds of blog posts, articles and infomercials touting all sorts of advice on how to live a better, happier, sexier or richer life.

6 Ways to Shine With Summer Confidence

Debra Rogers | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Summer is a time where baring more of ourselves can actually cause our self-esteem to plummet. But now's the time to love the skin you're in and embrace what's great about you. So while you're relaxing at the beach and building sand castles, here are several ways to build self-confidence.

What Yoga Taught Me About My Relationships

Emily Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Williams

After that class, I started to think about how the people in our lives affect us. After all, someone I had never spoken to was contagious with instability and caused me to fall.

Being a Girl... A Perspective

Lauren Galley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.