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Love Yourself

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 05.29.2014 | 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.

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

Three Keys to Lifelong Happiness

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

You can look for things that make your new life better, you will find them, and they will make you happy.

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.

My Name Is Liddy, and I'm a Type 1 Diabetic

Liddy Huntsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Liddy Huntsman

For 18 years of my life, I was embarrassed to admit I was a Type 1 diabetic. I was embarrassed to admit I was different from everyone I went to school with. I was embarrassed I had to eat or drink juice in front of peers when the time didn't permit.

9 Steps To Self-Acceptance

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sharing love is the most fulfilling experience in life, but you need to be filled with love in order to have love to share. Learning to love yourself is what fills you with love.

Do You Suck at Loving Yourself? I Did Too, but This Simple Practice Helped Tremendously

Chris Grosso | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Grosso

The practice of loving-kindness began to teach me to balance the love in my life out a bit. Any time I was uncomfortable making the loving aspiration towards myself, I knew that I'd be shifting focus shortly onto others, and that helped me through it.

'Love Is a Battlefield'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style
Christi Guthrie

Oh love how you wound thee... dressed to appeal you flaunter around jousting your beautiful smile, spinning and dipping, and then holding close. But are you the devil in disguise? A wolf in sheep's clothes? Are we all being fooled by love?

We Need Each Other

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you decide to learn how to love yourself, you definitely need others to help you with this. We need others to reflect us back to ourselves so that we can see how we may be abandoning ourselves rather than loving ourselves.

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

Forget the Intensive Screening Tool: Love Yourself and Ask Potential Partners These Four Questions

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

The reason I can now love fully is because I know myself, love myself and can keep my sense of self and identity while in a relationship. I also know how to give of myself and recently, have learned how to receive.

How to Actually Start Loving Yourself, Part One

Sasha Cagen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

Outside validation is not enough. Every relationship unravels if we don't truly stand for our own value. We just can't expect that someone to create that center of self-love for us.