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Love Yourself

What Defines You?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So today I challenge you to look back at your life, the times when you had to change the way you think, or you got up from the ashes of despair -- did those times teach you a lesson? Or the happy times when life was perfect and you didn't have a single worry on your mind?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, You're to Blame When Our Confidence Falls

Unwritten | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Unwritten

Whether it's 8p.m. on a Friday night or 8a.m. Monday morning, mirrors are an important part of our daily lives. They see us during our worst moments and at our finest. But what do we see in them?

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

3 Crazy Easy Ways To Love Yourself To A Better Body

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping weight at a reasonable level, she sent me this description of what she saw at one of the places they stopped to eat lunch, somewhere in the midwest.

8 Ways to Truly Love Your Body RIGHT NOW

GalTime | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
GalTime

I didn't quite realize how self-critical I was being until my 5-year-old daughter started repeating my comments aloud (and in front of my husband, no less!).

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

5 Science-Backed Reasons It's Important To Love Yourself

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to close relationships, by now we've probably got this whole "best friend" thing down pat. We give them a confidence boost when they don...

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

65 Can't Come Soon Enough

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few years ago, I wrote a column addressing what I thought was the nadir of women's self-esteem...

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try so hard to be in the know. There's a freedom in becoming a bit of an old fart.

Beautiful

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

We should consider the people who know how to love deeply or are positive influences or even people who are warriors of peace more beautiful than the stick skinny starved models we see on the runways.

Loving Yourself Means Warts And All

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Just to be clear: Loving ourselves is not done as an expression of the ego where we centralize only on ourselves, but as a genuine appreciation of our humanness in a world that is constantly changing.

Lovingkindness For Yourself As Well

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

In a way, we all deserve to be happy. That includes you. And as I came to learn, that includes me.

6 Reasons Not to Stress About Being Single

Chevonne Harris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

Being alone does not mean you have to be lonely. And it certainly doesn't mean you have to spend every waking hour looking for someone to share your alone time with.

The Clothing Item I Can't Live Without

Amy Mullis | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I'm not the health-chick who can order a three-leaf salad for lunch and be too full to pack in another bite. I'm the one who reaches for the dessert menu as soon as her stretch jeans hit the cushioned seat of the booth and orders her entrée by saying, 'Whatever goes with the 'Death by Chocolate'.'

Finding Your Tribe

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is important for all of us to find our tribe -- those people we resonate with -- especially if you don't have that with your family of origin. There is a deep sense of safety in being with people with whom you can connect.

7 Ways To Deal Until It Gets Better

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.23.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Yes, it gets better but the problems still remain for right now. No one is really told how to help the problems when they are going on, or ways to cope with being upset. So, here are 7 things that you should remember and that can help you until it gets better.

Trust Your Heart

Mary Paleologos | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Granted, there are people who are leaders in their respective fields who can offer expert advice; however, when it comes to what is right for you, your heart has the answer -- if you simply quiet your mind long enough to hear it.

Tips for Meaningful Dating After a Breakup

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, there seems to be this sudden urgency to connect and find a date for this so-called "holiday." For many, it is troublesome to be alone and this holiday becomes the catalyst for singles to re-enter the world of dating.

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

The Secret To Having More Ecstatic Moments

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If I'm not fully present with my heart completely open, then the above experiences will not feel ecstatic and luminous. Ecstatic moments occur only when you are fully present in each moment, with your heart completely open to all that life offers -- both the wonderful and the painful.

Be Kind to Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I understand the importance and value of being kind toward myself, it isn't always easy to practice.  However, when we are kind to ourselves, it has a positive impact on every aspect of our lives and on everyone around us.

You Are Amazing (and Don't Let Anyone Tell You Differently!)

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Every day, we criticize ourselves. We put ourselves down and we bully ourselves. We are amazing creatures, and our bodies and minds deserve love an respect.