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Self Acceptance

4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Posted 12.03.2013 | OWN

By Iyanla Vanzant Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others? 1. Get clear about you. A sense of self lets you see others' successes a...

How to Attract Love Into Your Life This Holiday and Beyond

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Once this practice of celebration and gratitude becomes a habit, you project an infectious joy for living that will attract the world towards you. You will begin to believe that you are worthy of love bit by bit until it becomes natural.

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.

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

How Journaling Can Help You Heal

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
M. Shannon Hernandez

I despise the saying "time heals all wounds," because honestly, that is only true if you do something with that time. If you remain alone, in a funk, completely unable to function, and have no outlet or resources to turn to for help, then the time spent is not spent healing.

Dear Fear, I'll Win

Troy Roness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

I wanted to reflect on the events of the past five years of my life, which masked themselves as "distractions," and send a letter directly to what has kept me from succeeding all along: fear. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles that any of us will ever face.

What's Your Polarity (Part Two)

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

In a desire to expand on part one of this article, I arranged to pay a visit to Carla Rueckert in order to cover more content on The Law of One. I had...

The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

An Bourmanne | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Living their dream and abandoning yours is exhausting, unfulfilling and such a pity. You are so much more than you give yourself credit for. There's no need to hide what makes you YOU. We need your one-of-a-kind brilliance.

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.

79-Year-Old Recalls the Sex Party in Paris That Awoke Her Bisexuality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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How Do We Become Strong and Confident Within?

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Inner strength and confidence are an inside job. When you get to the point where you can accept yourself, the need for challenges, adversity and complications just falls away, because you don't need to prove your worth any more to yourself.

Why My Body Image Issues Are Not a 'FIrst World' Problem

Jillian Lauren | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Jillian Lauren

Every time I talk about body image issues, I can preemptively hear the charges of "first world problems" being leveled at me. It's a popular argument these days and I'm not convinced it's a useful one.

Falling (Back) in Love With Myself

Preston Mitchum | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Preston Mitchum

I don't know when I realized I fell out of love with myself, but somewhere between three degrees, employment, friendships, vying for acceptance, and seeking (as opposed to having) faith, I forgot how to love from within. I want that love back. The love that no one else can give me.

Money: A Love Story?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

What does money have to do with self-love, self-worth and self-acceptance? According to Kate Northrup, a lot.

Silencing the Critic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Sue Shanahan

Being considerate to others is encouraged. But what about being kind to ourselves? Somewhere along the way most of us learned self-compassion is self-indulgence.

How To Feel Amazing In Your Body -- No Matter Your Size

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

If you have the courage to face yourself nude, you're experiencing who you are unfiltered. You see the bumps, the curves, the folds, the creases, the hair, the moles, the dimples, the soft spots... and that's just your skin.

Invincible No More

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Life is a process of letting go of one illusion after another. At first, we might believe that we control the world around us, our life or our fate. Midlife is when the illusions start to fall.

The Eyes of a Drag Queen

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Drag queens have amazing eyes, and I'm not referring to how they paint their eyes, even though those are fabulous. What I'm referring to is how drag queens see the world. In my opinion, drag queens don't see the world like the rest of us do, and that is a good thing.

Why 'Love Your Body' Campaigns Aren't Working

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I wanted to get ahead, stand out, be special, and I didn't see how accepting my body the way it was would get me there. I believed my dreams were 20 lbs. away from me, and what seemed like a forced, new ideal of beauty on a billboard didn't seem to change that.

Time for Rebirth

Laura Bushnell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Rebirth can be anything you want. You can create your life. If you simply wake up from the dream and find yourself more at peace, it will change the way your life unfolds. It will enhance your journey.

6 Steps to Self-Assurance

Posted 08.25.2013 | OWN

How doing something bold can increase your confidence

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

Why It's Probably Okay That I Don't Look Like Jennifer Garner

Kate Fridkis | Posted 08.21.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

So many TV shows, it seems, are partly about whatever the plot is doing, and partly about how beautiful a woman is.

Simple Kindness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

When we approach everything with kindness, it all gets a little easier to bear -- the good, the bad and ugly.

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.