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5 Ways To Boost Self-Esteem To Better Your Relationships

GalTime | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
GalTime

Being in a relationship is a balance between loving someone the way they are and encouraging them to grow in positive ways.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Why Magazines Are Failing My Daughter

Joanna Hyatt | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Joanna Hyatt

My daughter's view of herself and her place in this world will first be shaped at home. But the world she encounters online, in television, print and music will also have an influence on her perception of self and others.

4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.

3 Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child

Karl Romain | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Karl Romain

Back to school should be an exciting time -- new teachers, new clothes, new school supplies and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation.

Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler: Antidotes for Self-Doubt

Maria Senise | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Okay, here's the deal: I love Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler. Both are women who don't apologize for anything they say, think, or do, and became incr...

8 Little Things You Can Do To Empower Yourself

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com My yoga instructor gave my class the best piece of advice recently when she told us the story of how her normally sho...

15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

You need to invest in yourself financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. This isn't just about a 401K.

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

How Teens Become Responsible Adults

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Responsibility can be defined as the ability to be answerable or accountable for something within one's power, control or management. So, how can a teen develop a sense of responsibility and the accountability to go with it?

The Power of Self-Awareness

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Women are not anti-men for we need both genders to balance our world in a more productive and responsible way .We are also not the weaker sex... or let's say gender... we just have a more balanced way of thought

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.

5 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Dating Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Before you date, know and love yourself first. Get your life together. Do not go into dating expecting someone to take care of your emotional welfare. Your emotions will always, first and foremost, be your job. You must look out for yourself first and not expect someone else to do it.

Plastic Has No Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

As a young girl, I was indoctrinated and blindly aligned myself to that belief system. But not anymore. I, along with many others, have outgrown that life-view. Welcome tall, short, fat, thin, young, old and every color. Welcome me. Welcome you

7 Steps To Becoming A Well-Behaved Parent:

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.

I Stopped Meditating: Here's What Happened

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

I realized that here was my place of rest, here was my place of solitude. Meditation gave me exactly what I'd been craving so desperately; a safe place to rest and come back to myself. In the silence I heard those words returning to me. "You are beautiful. You are loved."

Why I'm Not a Fan of Daily Affirmations

Brad Wheelis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

You may brighten someone's world for a few minutes and that's worth something. The world needs cheerleaders. But I believe the best way to encourage our friends and colleagues is to be living, breathing examples of positivity and success.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

Enough With the Thigh Gap! Attacking Body Image Is Not a Hobby

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Yoo-Hoo! Society! I've been thinking you should get a new hobby -- something that will divert your attention away from creating new and ridiculous ways to tear apart the female body, piece by piece, like your latest weapon of mass destruction: thigh gap.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Bad For Kids: New Scooby-Doo Movie Makes Ugly Stereotypes About Beauty

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

understand what Warner Brothers was trying to do but am appalled at the way they went about it; and surprised that no one up the line questioned those underlying assumptions, especially in this day and age with the sensitivity to body issues.

I Don't Do Yoga, and It Could Be Your Fault

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Rose Gilman

By taking these over sexualized, yoga posing selfies, and posting them for the world to see, these women make it almost impossible for women like me (whose hands don't even come close to touching the floor when we bend over) to feel good about going back to our yoga practice.

7 Steps to Inner Fulfillment

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A woman who is fulfilled loves herself. She makes sure she fills her cup first because she is aware to give and receive in this world she has to be full and come from a place of knowing her worth. She is both practical and spiritual.

Oprah, Are You Listening?

Melanie Young | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

When people say you should be doing this or that, how does it make you feel? Do you take it as a compliment or criticism or neither? And how do you respond?

Are We OK the Way We Are?

John Backman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion
John Backman

How do we know what we are vs. what we are becoming, what can change vs. what can't? The words from today's Eucharist do not offer hard and fast answers. They do, however, draw from the treasure trove of Christian tradition to speak to our universal condition: