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This Is 39, Too

Dana McMahan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Dana McMahan

I'm 39 and I'm strong and capable and know I can do pretty much anything I want to do if I'm willing to put in the work. I'm sad that I didn't know that when I was younger. And that's 39, too, the melancholy wondering of what could have been, if I'd only known my potential.

5 Common New Year's Resolution Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Many of us compose a list of New Year's resolutions that is longer than our child's list to Santa. New Year's resolutions are not bucket lists, they're statements of short-term intentions. Therefore, choose one or two items at most, and focus on completing those.

The Protagonist

Christine Hoh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

When you are a supporting character of your own life and you let others be the protagonist, you'll look back and see that there is nothing left. But when you take ownership and be grateful in your own skin and lead with the giving heart, then you are THE protagonist of your own life. Your feet will be grounded.

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

Live Your Own Life, Schmuck!

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

The key to happiness is in not caring what anyone else thinks of you on any level at all, and in not comparing your life to a dream, a fantasy, someone else's life or a perfect imaginary situation that you somehow insisted into your life as something that must be -- or all is lost.

Size Does Matter

Quartz | Andrew O'Connell | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

From Quartz: If you’ve been trying to get noticed in the office, chances are you’ve been following the conventional wisdom: speaking up in meet...

Why I'm Glad My Daughter Goes to an All-Girls School

Trish Morrison | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Trish Morrison

My daughter Delilah is six and since starting Kindergarten she has come home almost every day with another bruise, bump or scrape. This makes me quietly happy and tremendously proud.

4 Habits Of Superbly Confident People

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Let's get into that sweet spot of really accepting and cherishing our vulnerabilities, our humanness and ourselves! Let's embrace the whole package, the things we are good at and the things we are not so good at, because that is how we find our confidence and how we make the ground we walk on not only steady, but sacred.

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed...

Teresa S. Porter | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Teresa S. Porter

Listen. I hear you. You're a few pounds heavier than you like. I completely understand how you feel. Isn't it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws... but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections?

Is This The Secret To Better Self-Esteem?

Barrie Davenport | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Barrie Davenport

The first step in finding your life passion is learning as much as possible about yourself. It's useful to take a personality assessment and skills inventory, as this information will give you a general understanding about your traits and aptitudes.

Let's Play Dress Up

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

That is what dressing up has become to me: a source of power. So yes, I am that girl in a skirt, blouse and blazer, complete with accessories, trudging up the hills of my university to class at 9:00 a.m. I do not just get dressed up for special occasions, or when I have my internship on a class day. I get dressed up every day, rain or shine.

Your Family Is Actually Not the Problem: What I Missed Last Thanksgiving

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What happens when your worst critic is you? What happens when you carry that kind of judgment around inside of you? For most of us, we don't need to wait until family gatherings to hear this kind of criticism. We have it on repeat in our minds.

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

Three Steps to Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

How to Feel Great About the Way You Look: Lessons I Learned After Being Blinded

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I could put on makeup and do my hair, but I had no concept of what it looked like. I also could not see the scale, so I never got on it. What I never expected was that I would feel more beautiful than I ever had -- at that point of almost total blindness.

These Women Prove You Don't Have To Feel Invisible After 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

A few years back, a survey discovered that eight out of 10 women over the age of 50 believe they are "invisible" to members of the opposite sex. Altho...

5 Steps to Finding Your Girl Power

Lauren Galley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Teens no longer understand the term self-esteem. The Millennial generation focuses on the term validation. It's appalling to see tweens and teens using social media to feel good about themselves, and then you have the models in magazines, they're "fake.

When Praise Hurts: The Psychology of Gushing

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all want kids to feel good about themselves, and far too many kids get no praise at all from adults. But are the superlatives necessary? More to the point, does lavish praise really boost kids' self-esteem and help them do well in school -- and in life?

Finding My Way Again... The Reminder That Every Journey Is a Process

Robin Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

The best thing about all of this is the fact that I feel like I have been reunited with myself. The confidence in me is building again at a rapid pace and I am feeling more like myself every time I make a decision to be true to myself.

The Thin Pink Line

Whitney Fisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Whitney Fisch

My mom used to tell me, "Whitney, you can only count on two people in this world -- your mom and yourself." It's a beautiful statement, if not a little sad.

Stuck in a Sexual Slump? Here's an Experiment for You to Try

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Mark

Desire ebbs and flows, both throughout an individual's life and throughout the context of an individual relationship. So, I think it is useful to come up with strategies to minimize the impact this may have.

Would You Rather Be Perfect Or Happy?

Erin Cox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?

The Secrets To Success, From Dr. Gail Saltz (VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2013 | MarloThomas

According to Psychiatrist Dr. Saltz, confidence is a very complicated issue. We are all born with a certain biological temperament. Some people's tem...