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Self Esteem

To Be or Not to Be Judgmental -- That Is the Question

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We will need to remain aware of the status of our self-esteem as well as holding compassion for others and ourselves. We can then find our way out of the knots of hierarchy, honoring of our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.

5 Things That Could Be Stealing Your Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Listen to yourself all day today -- are you an uplifting, inspiring, positive person to be around? Or you point out what is wrong with everything? Are blaming, judging and criticizing your default patterns? Do you focus on people's weaknesses? If this is you -- STOP IT!

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

A 'Bikini Body' Is Just A Body With A Bikini On It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

It's that time of year again. The "bikini body" time of year. As the weather gets warmer, advertisers want every woman to believe that her body isn...

Pretty Party

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

Accepting our aging is an act of love towards ourselves; an act of grace, generosity and freedom to the people we care about; and a welcome offering of humility to the world.

How to Be Your Own Prince Charming

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I realize that most of us were raised with this ideal that someday, our prince would come and save us. And so, dutifully, we looked, hoped, waited, and we may have even thought we'd found him for a while. Who is this Prince Charming, anyway? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Self-Confidence Begins at Home

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being.

Life Lessons From 'Game of Thrones': How Curbing Your Ego Can Win You an Army -- and the Crown

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Karen J. Francis

Allow your actions and your accomplishments to win the respect you already know you deserve. It is not always the loudest voice that wins the war. Invariably, it is an unyielding determination and an unwavering vision that ultimately takes the crown.

18 Lessons Learned Being Single In NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

If anything, being in this city will help you realize one thing: You're going to be just fine.

The Big Picture: Perspective Is Everything

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My sister Ann passed away, without warning, on the morning of Oct. 9, 2008. An undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, took her life. How could that be?

7 Empowering Ways To Overcome A Breakup

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Renee Lo Iacono

What is next? When you've been sharing space with someone and are accustomed to counting on that one person for love, care and support, it can make the separation even that much more challenging.

The Irrational Fear of Being Alone

Susan Winter | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

We've been told through movies, music and literature that we're incomplete if we're alone. Only the presence of "another" can alleviate the void we feel inside and make us feel whole. In actuality, we feel the void when we're not aligned with ourselves.

5 Common Myths About Narcissism And Why They're Totally Wrong (NEW BOOK)

Elizabeth Lunbeck | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Lunbeck

Yes, narcissism can be healthy. Most people assume the reverse--that narcissism is an execrable trait and that it's associated with pathology. This is hardly surprising. Narcissism has been demonized in the press and popular media since the 1970s

The Ugly Truth About Our Obsession With Selfies

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I have run into at least 10 people recently who have stopped on fast-moving, heavily-populated sidewalks to take a #selfie. There is no historical building behind them, no beautiful landscape, no real reason to take a picture of themselves other than the fact that they can reverse the camera on the phone, gaze at their own visage, and then share it on social media so the rest of the world can gaze upon it as well.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

Go Ahead -- Make Someone's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.

How Can You Truly Feel Your Body Without Instantly Hating Upon It?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

By attaching a positive note to your daily body-loving rituals, you begin to associate your body with comforting, delightful things, which strengthens your relationship with your body and helps to feel more at home in your skin.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Stop Making the Thin Girl Ugly

Jenni Chiu | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Jenni Chiu

I worry for the girls out there who are like I was -- who are suffering from the same self-esteem issues that most teenagers do and are being told they are ugly not only by their teasing peers, but by adults around them who are crusading for change.

7 Ways to Care Rather Than Care-Take

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When we are care-giving rather than care-taking, we do these things willingly because it is loving to ourselves and to the other to do so, and we do not feel the resentment that we often feel when we give ourselves up to care-take.

It Was The Best of Times, The Most Indulgent of Times

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. For the harshest critics, it's a generation of narcissistic brats. Have they been spoiled by indulgent, overprotective parents, who lavished their kids with unearned praise? Or perhaps it's something else entirely.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

Creating History: Self-Image and Women in Leadership

Verneda White | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Verneda White

This Women's History Month, with all the women I admire and the next generation, I hope to inspire in tow, I thank my mom for being a woman who leads, creates and stands, who embraces her bossy, and who understands that "well-behaved women rarely make history."