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Self Acceptance

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.

6 Ways To Know You Love Yourself

Michael McNair | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael McNair

Self-acceptance takes work. You know this and perhaps, you even laugh at how ridiculous the criticism you give yourself sometimes, because deep down inside you know that you are your worst judge and that you have the power to be your biggest cheerleader as well. That's real love right there.

Self-Acceptance and Self-Respect

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

In order to fulfill our potential, develop healthy relationships, and gain respect of everyone around us, we have to consciously develop a strong sense of self-acceptance.

Step Into Your Truth With These 4 Simple Steps

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

The truth of the soul is powerful. The weight of the ego is sometimes more powerful. Trust your power to move the ego aside and live your truth. If you are needing a bit of guidance on how to do this, here you go.

How I Came to Embrace My Mental Illness

Rachel McKibbens | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel McKibbens

I realize now, I never wrote about living with mental illness because I wasn't living with mental illness. I was running from and fighting with and stumbling through and barely surviving the shame of it.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

E.J.: Los Angeles, June 2004

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Guys, if you ever want to quickly get past any hang ups you may have about your genitalia, I strongly recommend going for a urological exam. I'd ha...

'If I Could Just Be a Little More...' Letting Our Personality Off the Hook

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Today I found myself on an inflatable inter tube, in the wake of the Caribbean waves, with a speedboat being driven by a truly beautiful Canadian guy....

Do You Often Find Yourself at the Train Station When Your Ship Comes In?

Allan Hunkin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Allan Hunkin

Once you understand your personal worthiness dynamic you will be able to catch yourself earlier, when you're tempted to resist (sub-consciously) what you know will bring you deep personal happiness and fulfillment.

Acceptance Is Not Resignation

davidji | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We can keep complaining about the rain or accept that it's raining, find an umbrella and dance in the cleansing fall. We get to choose. We are choice-making beings. No one can ever take that away from us -- not even ourselves. We just need a little reminder now and then.

I Like This Picture of My Cellulite

Victoria Erickson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Victoria Erickson

I should've stopped there. It could have been enough to admire the photograph, to rejoice in the photographer's ability to capture the joy and carefree art of two friends catching up after a year apart. It should have been.

Why It's Important to Learn the Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Self-esteem can be a lifelong pursuit. We may feel unworthy, and can't see ourselves as having great value while we try to find our place in the world.

How Maya Angelou Touched My Life: My Gratitude

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Her voice led me to bloom into someone who could laugh at herself more, who could accept herself more. Who could talk about and hopefully help others talk about shame. Let that shame go. If she could do it, I could do it.

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.

The Key To Avoiding Self-Destructive Behaviors In The Face Of Failure

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living

An effective strategy for avoiding self-destructive behaviors in the face of failure might be to practice self-acceptance, according to a new study. ...

Is Happiness Really a Choice?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

It's tough being fulfilled if you are in a job you don't like or if you are holding back your true self to others. Don't live your life for somebody else. Choose a career path that works for you, and not because you are trying to please others.

'Black Women Don't Have Eating Disorders'

Abiola Abrams | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

The idea that any group is immune to eating disorders is a damaging one, because if a condition is not acknowledged and diagnosed, it will not be addressed, treated, and healed.

Confessions of an Adult Grudge Holder

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

We can't go back. We can't change it. We can learn from the past and make better choices, or let the past keep us from growing. For me, those feelings have no place in my present.

Beware: To Compare May Lead to Despair

Andrea Wachter | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

In my psychotherapy practice, I commonly hear clients comparing themselves to others and usually not coming out too favorably. I often hear statements...

The Whole Thing Matters

Jessica Halepis | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

In order to understand who I am now, I must first understand who I have been. Move forward. Make the whole beautiful. Can one ever really move forward without first accepting what has been?

Do You Owe Your Body an Apology?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We administer a thousand mental and verbal paper cuts to our bodies every day. Most of the time, we're not even wholly conscious of what we're saying.

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I swish. I'm tired of apologizing for it or being scared of it. I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I'm not completely there, but I'm ready to be. Isn't that the first step? Acknowledging?

Why 'Average' Is The New 'Beautiful'

Sarah Convissar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

It's not about being the skinniest you can be. It's about being healthy and that's different for everyone.

How to Move From Self-Rejection to Self-Love In a Day (and How a Photo Shoot Can Help)

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

In my work as a career success coach, I work with women of all ages, sizes and styles, and one theme has become very apparent: women are incredibly to...