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Loving Yourself

How to Love Your Body at Every Size and Every Number

Katie Kempner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Katie Kempner

I think the answer is, love yourself because you are you. Be confident in yourself because you are you. Don't let the size you are dictate how you feel about yourself or how much confidence you have.

It's Time to Stop Cooperating With Those Who Mistreat You

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Here are five keys to help you unlock the power within to help you spot, stop, and release anyone or thing in your life that is toxic to your spirit. And to be brave enough to face it, fix it or at the very least get away from it.

My Own Plus One

Quarterlette | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Quarterlette

So what if I may be one of the only single girls left in my bicoastal circles? I prefer to shuffle the stack until the right card is dealt, and then make the gamble. I don't want to settle for the next best thing. I want to strive for THE best thing.

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.

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Inside the Mind of a Man: The Top 5 Things That Make Men Tick

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Men do not need someone to control and mother them and when this happens it is an instant turn-off. Nor do men want a woman who is at all needy or desperate for him to be the source of her happiness. So what makes men tick and how you can you empower yourself to have the relationship you want?

4 Beliefs That Hold You Back

Anita Moorjani | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

I've realized that it's more important to be myself than it is to be positive. And as a result, when I am positive, it is genuine and authentic.

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...

Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

Grief is a normal part of life. While the loss is never replaced, and life events and milestones will forever be bittersweet, there will come a point when you know it's time to move forward and you must give yourself the permission to rebuild your life.

A Seasoned Woman's Secret for Finding True Love

Joy Weston | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Joy Weston

This amazing woman, who gave me life, shared her secret for being one of the happiest and most beautiful women in the world; absolute self-confidence derived from being madly in love with you!

Why I Won't Wear Makeup Again... Ever

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was like most girls when I was little (well, almost). I loved getting into my mom's and sisters' makeup drawers. I loved playing with Barbie. I eve...

What Does 'Put God First' Really Mean?

Terri Britt | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Terri Britt

On this 4th of July week, I invite you to step into freedom. Try a new way of putting God first. It starts with loving and accepting yourself unconditionally!

On Fighting for Your Healthy Self

Christina Grasso | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

A person's "realness" does not necessarily increase with his or her number of curves, and similarly their power and worth do not increase with degree of thinness. Realness comes from being comfortable in one's own skin and creating a life worth living.

11 Inspiring Quotes About Self-Love

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.27.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

It is important in all aspects of life though it is especially important to your relationship. The first stop on the road to romance is you. It is honoring and loving oneself that opens the door for another to truly do the same.

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

How A Dinner Party Changed My Outlook On Aging

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We were invited to a small dinner party -- a birthday celebration a friend of ours decided to throw for himself. Actually, it was a friend of my husband's. I knew no one. Yet I relished the chance to meet new and interesting people. I also looked forward to the splendid meal Zagat's promised we would enjoy. In my usual pre-party jitters, I worried about what to wear.

Let Go and Let Dog

Janet M. Neal | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

I think when I finally got the message of the phrase "Let Go and Let God," my shoulders dropped about three inches. Just to possibly believe that I d...

8 Ways To Amp Up Your Love Life

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.26.2014 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

Rather than save your love for that one "special" person, treat the world as your lover and you will never be lonely.

Why You Should Channel Mae West This Valentine's Day

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Here are four lovey-dovey tips to help you become your own perfect Valentine.

3 Steps To Loving Yourself Unconditionally

Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

We are so often the cause of our own misery. The TED Prize winner and author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life shows us how to love ourselves --...

Are You as Loving to Yourself as You Are to Your Dog?

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

David sat in front of me at one of my Inner Bonding five-day intensive retreats. A successful businessman with a wife and two grown children, David be...

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.

6 Healthy Reasons to Be in a Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When you take responsibility for doing the inner work to learn to love and value yourself, you become filled up with love to share, and it is fulfilling to share your love with a partner.

Eat, Love, Live

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

There is only one good diet -- a negativity diet. Limiting the names you call yourself and the criticism you feel will do more to take off weight than self abuse and rigid strictures.

Love Yourself Before All the Rest

Anita Moorjani | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Anita Moorjani

Many of us are taught from a young age to "love our neighbors as we love ourselves." But learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves unconditionally first. This seems to be a well-kept secret, which no one taught me as I was growing up.