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Self Esteem

Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem?

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Is it important to love yourself? It seems that depends on how you do it. Few concepts in popular psychology have gotten more attention over the las...

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

Do You Make Others Your Higher Power?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One of the things I always tell my clients is, "Don't give your authority away to me. Don't assume that I know more about you than you do, or more abo...

The 'Plain' Truth: Confessions of a Non-Beauty Queen

Kathleen Long | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

The plain truth that they're missing is that physical appearance isn't very important. To some extent, it reflects a life lived, especially at the extreme ends of the "looks" continuum.

Learning With Eckhart Tolle: Geneen Roth and the Power of Enoughness

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

On any given day, Geneen Roth spends a considerable amount of time listening to people question their own actions. People often arrive at her popular ...

Why I Couldn't Look Myself in the Mirror

Sugandha Chapman (Sig) | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Sugandha Chapman (Sig)

Beyond the window, I see the mind and the heart of someone who chooses to listen to herself, her emotions and watches them pass by -- acknowledged but not burdened by them. Who doesn't use food as a quick, cheap fix for those feelings.

The Hands of Time

Robin Korth | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I wasn't planning on getting old. Do any of us? But into my future I must go. So, with my heart open and my spirit very curious, I am walking full-wide and brave into this next great adventure of my life. I'm walking into the hands of time.

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

WATCH: 'I'll Be Happy When...'

Brad Yates | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Happiness is something we too often put off until certain criteria are met. During this holiday season and on into the new year, I hope you might allo...

Woman Who Move the World

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

She is small and dainty, has a warm, gentle handshake. She is dressed in traditional clothes, with a dark veil over her head. She is a proud Pashtun. Her name is Malala.

The No-Makeup Challenge

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

I came to the conclusion that my life would be much more productive if I could gain the confidence to go out and about my life without having these worries weigh me down. How would I do this? I decided to take a no-makeup pledge.

What Your College Application Decisions Won't Tell You

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Applying to college is a big deal, and there are a lot of people who love you for who you are. They hope it all works out for you when college decisions are announced. Whether it works out or not, they'll still love you for who you are.

When Lacking a Partner Turns Your White Christmas Blue: How to Celebrate Instead of Hibernate

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The pain of not having a significant other over the holidays can feel like a deep purple bruise. The pain of a breakup can feel like a gaping wound you're trying to close with a Band-Aid.

How to Love Yourself Now (Not 10 Pounds From Now)

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Don't get me wrong, it is a choice. And not an easy one. But when you accept your body, really truly accept yourself where you are now, your whole world will change. Because how you feel on the inside affects everything else in your life. And you deserve a life where you feel good, both inside and out.

Empowering Women and Girls to Own Their Worth

Michelle Fetsch | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Michelle Fetsch

I was tired of feeling that I wasn't thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough, tall enough or good enough, was keeping me from going after the things I wanted in life. I knew that regardless of what I weighed or looked like -- it was about changing the conversation.

You're Not a Victoria's Secret Model, and That's Okay

Katie Hoffman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

No matter who you are or what you look like -- and for most of us, it's nothing like a Victoria's Secret model -- you should take ownership of how you feel about your own body.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

What I Have Learned About Letting Go

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Christine Gutierrez

It's important to not set up false expectations on life, because then you set yourself up for unrealistic expectations, get discouraged and give up.

WATCH: Permission to Feel Good

Brad Yates | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

I believe our default position is happiness (peace, joy, love, etc.) but it's only under certain conditions that we allow ourselves to feel that. The...

You're a Furnace

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenna Woginrich

This morning I arose in a very cold house. It was 48 degrees in the warmest part of the living room. How cold is that? Well, I'll put it this way. I w...

Nathaniel Branden 1930-2014

James Peron | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
James Peron

One of the most fascinating, and perhaps controversial figures, of modern America, Nathaniel Branden, died this morning in Los Angeles after a long illness. Dr. Branden was 84.

The Only Reason You Need to Know for Why Your Relationship Didn't Work Out

Phoebe Fox | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

The bottom line is that you can't control any aspect of a relationship except what you put into it -- and what you are willing to accept from it. My friend wants to know why things went down the way they did, but she may never find out.

Starve the Fear, Feed the Goal

Melanie Young | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Common signs of "iffluenza" are A) Using the words "If only" to put road blocks in front of your way. B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many "Ifs" -- conditions and stipulations -- in the way of making progress.

4 Tips To Get Over The Panic Of Speaking in Public

KnowMore TV | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

Have you ever gotten that sinking deer-in-headlights feeling in front of a podium? Or, have you tried to picture an entire audience in their underwear? You're not alone. Let's explore how you can overcome this common phobia.

When You Exercise: Check Your Motivation

Caitlyn Corradino | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlyn Corradino

I do want to keep exercise in my day and be the healthiest, highest functioning version of myself that I can be. But when I have an extra hour or two at the end of the day, I don't want to spend it making sure my body looks perfect. I want to do something that will add value to me as person on a deeper level, beneath the surface of rock-hard abs.