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Self Esteem

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

When I lost all of my hair, it was difficult to adjust to being bald, but what proved to threaten my confidence even more was the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. These features add contrast to our faces, and without them, I suddenly looked drastically different.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

Lauren Del Turco | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Lauren Del Turco

When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.

Please Stop Hating Your Body

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

Your body wasn't meant to be treated like an object for others to scrutinize -- it was meant to be treasured as the most incredible and most advanced instrument that you have to receive the world.

Body Positivity Has No Size Limit

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

For some reason, we've turned on each other, when we have fought so hard to get body diversity and body acceptance.

Why Your Value Isn't Based on the Past, the Things You Do, or How People Treat You

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Rachel M. Martin

I began to think my value was based on being the best all the time. I stopped resting or doing things that were fun. I became afraid to speak my mind in fear that others would be mad at me.

50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

If you don't work on yourself, if you don't take time for rest and relaxation, if you don't feed your soul, then you'll be so burnt out and depleted you won't be any help to anyone else -- least of all yourself.

Do Not Love Your Neighbor as Yourself... Yet

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the overarching spiritual laws of our time. It is an irreducible commandment, intended to remind us that w...

What Signal Are You Sending Out?

Linda Ford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

I often tell my clients that they are not so unlike a radio transmitter that is sending out a signal into the world picking up other similar signals. It's based on the law of attraction theory, that like attracts like.

How Well Does Gratitude Work for You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?

Getting Over Single 'Shame'

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

If you've been single for longer than you care to admit, it's natural to wonder why or even ask, "What's wrong with me?" This question is particularly common in our can-do culture, which leaves little room for luck, chance or circumstance

Teens Reinvent The Selfie, Prove Our True Selves Are The Most Beautiful Of All

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Teen

A group of girls in Australia were recently given a challenge: Think of how you want to portray your true self to world, they were told, and then crea...

Picture Perfect

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Ironically, it was in seeing themselves "perfectly" that these women embraced their imperfections as an essential part of their identity.

Clothing Size: When the Numbers Don't Add Up

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

When we focus too much on waist circumference or dress size, the numbers don't add up to psychological wellbeing.

The Body Image Lesson My Daughter Doesn't Know She Taught Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Sometimes my body is just my body, not a contest, not a measurement of worth. Letting go of the panic of whether my skin moves in a certain way when I move leaves a far greater capacity for having fun than I knew I was capable of having.

How to Be Irreplaceable

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

You are beautiful. Every single cell that is composed together to create your individuality makes you absolutely irreplaceable. All of your features represent everyone that was, is, and will be part of your life. How do you become irreplaceable? Be and embrace your complete honest self.

The Fear of Failure

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

To fail without trying is less painful than to put all of yourself into a particular goal and still come up short. Yet, we know that success does not come easy. It requires commitment, dedication, grit, determination, resourcefulness and confidence.

Snuggling: My Motivational Band-Aid

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

But there is some link, at least for me, between a happy home life and being a slug about everything else. That Josh loves me can't be the reason I love myself. That he thinks I am smart, competent and worthy can't be the reason I believe those things. It has to come from me.

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I want to offer you some immediate relief from yourself! What I mean by this is that most of us, yes even you, torture ourselves with our thoughts! I...

How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

Amanda L. Chan

How To Help A Friend Who's Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living

When you have a friend with low self-esteem, it can be hard to know the right thing to say. Is it better to commiserate? Encourage? Show some tough...

Every Woman Has a Bikini Body

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

The media makes it out to be a myth. A goal for every summer. No one truly has the bikini body that fitness/health publications talk about because it is not real. It is fictional. Yet, they give you just a few easy steps to get the body "they" want... not the one you want.

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Patton-Carson

The confidence I get from exercise is not just vanity. Sure, I like how I look and enjoy making progress, but my the confidence I get runs deeper than that. The better I get at running, the heavier weights I can lift and the further I can push my body reminds me of how to better tackle other challenges outside of my workouts.