iOS app Android app

Self Care

5 Things Feminists Can Learn From the Kardashians

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

There is something fascinating, captivating even, about the Kardashian family that has drawn me in. Part of that I believe is the fact that the family is full of strong, independent women. Being such an avid feminist activist, this is obviously appealing.

Do You Order the Cheapest Thing on the Menu?

Elena Lipson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Style
Elena Lipson

When you truly deeply and unwaveringly feel the power of self-worth and self-love flowing towards yourself, you won't have that internal negotiation about ordering what you really want. You won't put yourself last on the list.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Why Being an 'Independent' Woman No Longer Serves Us Ladies

Heather Strang | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

It's an exciting time to be a woman. A time to share freely our gifts with those we love and the world at large, a time to delight and radiate our natural beauty, a time to love with the fullness of our hearts while staying deeply connected to the core of who-we-really-are.

How to Put Yourself First

Emily Williams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

As women, we find it really difficult to remember our own happiness in addition to everyone else's. Frankly, we're terrible at putting ourselves first. We give, give, give but forget to give to ourselves.

How I Stay in My Delusional Bubble of Success (and Not Let Anyone Else Pop It!)

Elena Lipson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Lipson

Deciding to start your own business is a crazy thing to do. After all, the odds are stacked against you, and most small businesses fail within the fi...

Preemptive Parenting Is a Game Changer

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Amy Tara Koch

Preparation yields time. And time is an invaluable currency. Once I organized the major Mom things -- meals, school, scheduling after school activities -- I emerged cleansed, much like that glorious feeling of showering after an exceptionally sweaty workout.

I Didn't Brush My Teeth Today, Either

Lynn Morrison | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Lynn Morrison

I didn't brush my hair today. I didn't brush my teeth today either. I got dressed in slightly dirty clothing that was conveniently hanging on my bedroom door. I put on makeup, but only because I had to go to work and I didn't want my boss to run an intervention for me.

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

Naomi Arnold | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Arnold

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook or journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide.

The Power of Taking Care of Yourself

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Starting today, remember that you count. You are important. You matter. And you deserve the time it takes to take care of yourself. You are worth it. We all are.

10 Signs You Are Giving Too Much

Christine Arylo | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.

What Is So Hard About Self-Care?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

It's just eight minutes; I definitely waste eight minutes three or four times over in the course of even a hard day with two little kids. Why am I not prioritizing the thing I most need?

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

What Every Mother Needs To Teach Her Daughter About Being a Mom

Mia Redrick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

My commitment to "me time" dates for the last 16 years has taught me to trust the choices I've made in my life and to be clear about what is most important. Spending that time was about doing something to enrich my life vs. just maintaining it.

101 Effective (But Simple) Practices For Loving Yourself More Deeply

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Over the next week or two, that phrase, 'extreme self-care' sort of haunted me -- but in a good way. I got curious what extreme self-care would look like in my own life. And, I was curious about if and how our community could benefit.

15 Surefire Ways To Brighten Your Mood

Melissa Deuter, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Deuter, MD

Whether you are starting off for the first time away from home, parents facing an empty nest this fall, or just looking for new ways to cope with stress, these tips are for you! So how can you re-regulate when you're feeling lonely, cranky, or down in the dumps?

I'm No Longer A 'Good Girl'

Robin Korth | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

My life was all about how I fit into other people's lives -- as mother, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, student and friend. I didn't know I was allowed to have my own life. As a good woman, I am a full partner in my own life.

Mother Hover

Daphne Wayans | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Daphne Wayans

By "filling your cup" with all the things that satisfy you in life, you will then be better able and more willing to give to those you want to give to. Especially your children.

Crazy Making

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The challenge here is to tune into your body and get to know the feeling of being crazy made, so that you can take care of yourself in the face of it.

Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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.

3 Steps To Connect To Your Life Purpose

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.

My Epic Faceoff With the Thai Massage Lady

Daisy J Lin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daisy J Lin

First off, let me just say, it was utterly barbaric. I limped, Igor like, into the nondescript mini-mall storefront in the suburbs looking for relief...

How to Care for Yourself During & After a Divorce

John Howard | Posted 09.02.2014 | Divorce
John Howard

Divorce takes its toll on us. It's one of the most stressful things we can go through. As a couples therapist, I am aware of how hard divorce can be on the individuals in the relationship and on the family. Luckily, with a few tips, you can minimize the damage and be back on your feet more quickly.

10 Ways To Feel Good About Yourself

Nancie Vito | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Implementing some of these items can help you overcome the limitations that a lack of confidence imposes on you, and guide you as you find the power within to start changing your world. Feeling more confident is one part of living a happier, more fulfilling life.