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Self Esteem

Creating an Inner Coach That Supports Resilience and Self-Confidence

Beth Weinstock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Now that it's fall and we're clearing out our summer clothes for what feels good to wear in the new season, let's clear out our negative self-thoughts and only wear words that contribute to our self-esteem.

Some Perspective: The Buddha Had Flaws, Too

Tara Brach | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our most habitual and compelling feelings and thoughts define the core of who we think we are. If we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we experience that core as flawed.

This Is the Truth -- And It Ain't Pretty

Georgia Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | Teen
Georgia Luckhurst

I may be proud to be myself now, but for roughly two years, I hated myself. When I was 11, I decided I was fat.

Too Busy To Read This Blog? Try This To Stress Less

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Access your place of power when the juggling begins to feel out of hand. Tasks or roles that start to feel like just "going through the motions" can feel more meaningful or important when you are confronting them as your optimal and most present self.

Confessions of a Mirror Addict

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

I am writing in defense of the mirror! A Today Show segment highlighting Autumn Whitefield-Madrano's blog on HuffPost on mirror fasting, struck me as ...

Obesity and Self-Image: Are the Two Connected?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Recent research shows that poor self-perception about weight actually contributes to obesity -- especially in teens.

Moon Struck!

Donna Henes | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

I was 10 years old when the moon first beckoned to me. The call came in the guise of a homework assignment. Miss Lusk, my much-loved fourth grade teacher, told us one propitious day to go home and compose a poem.

A Weekend of Women's Empowerment: Why 12 Year Olds Should Be Attending the WIE Symposium

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Lauren Berninger

While I listened to the amazing panels at this past weekend's WIE Symposium, I wondered why so many women in attendance were only just engaging with their true purpose at age 30 or 40. Here is what they wish they'd known, and why sixth graders should be empowered now.

Free Yourself From Your Deep, Inner Fears

Tara Brach | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When we practice Radical Acceptance, we begin with the fears and wounds of our own life and discover that our heart of compassion widens endlessly. In holding ourselves with compassion, we become free to love this living world.

STOP the Obedience Insanity

Nancy Sherr | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

We cannot get through life without someone expressing their opinion about what's best (or not) for our life. Opinions are not the problem; everyone has them, and it's actually healthy to express them. But what's not healthy is allowing other people's opinions to dictate the decisions we make.

End Weight Stigma, Starting With Your Own

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Whether subtle or blatant, weight stigma is broadcast into our living rooms and shows up in our classrooms, break rooms, and exam rooms. For many people, weight stigma hits even closer to home: right between our ears!

Do You Over-Apologize?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

How many times a day do you apologize? Think about it. Not a major, "I messed up" kind of acknowledgement, more of a figure of speech, a rationalization, an excuse. If you're like me, it happens often.

The Key To Unlocking Your True Potential

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

A growing body of research, including new studies by Berkeley's Juliana Breines and Serena Chen, suggest that self-compassion, rather than self-esteem, may be the key to unlocking your true potential for greatness.

What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Women

David Lose | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This Sunday countless girls will be sitting in church listening to this passage. How many will hear it interpreted not as one more ideal they can't live up to but instead as a powerful voice that invites them to imagine that they have worth in and of themselves, that they can do anything they set their minds to.

You Can Fake Pretty But You Cannot Fake Beautiful

Amy Chan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

The next time your inner self-critic takes over when you're looking in the mirror, I challenge you to stop the negative dialogue about your looks

Still Waters Run Deep

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Therapy does not completely eradicate your issues. It lowers their volume and weakens their power. So if and when they do show up, we can recognize them, and put them back in their spot.

Embrace Humanity With Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

One of the most important elements of self-compassion is the recognition of our shared humanity. Compassion is, by definition, relational.

How Your Beliefs Are Holding You Back in Your Love Life

Neely Steinberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Neely Steinberg

Once you realize that you assign meanings to other people's behaviors and events in your life, you rid yourself of your harmful, limiting self-beliefs.

How Boredom Helped Me Stop Hating My Body

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.18.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Imagine if we all got fed up and realized once and for all that we have a choice about how to feel in our bodies.

Fall Reflections: 6 Ways To End 2012 On A Positive Note

Lauren Zander | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

September to the end of December is a great time to assess your life, regroup and make a plan of attack in order to achieve what you want before the end of the year. There is nothing better than pulling out a success in the last few months of the year to end 2012 on a high.

Why You Can Have Everything You Want, No Matter Your Size

Rebecca DiLiberto | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Rebecca DiLiberto

Do you realize how absurd it is to let your physical body affect your success in the non-superficial arenas of your life? Is one required to possess a law degree from Harvard in order to be qualified to host the Miss America pageant? No? Then why do you think you need to look like Miss America in order to pursue your law degree at Harvard?

Bored? Uninspired? 6 Quick Fixes

Holly Sidell | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

Changing our state really isn't that hard. It's just that we've been programmed to reach for immediate gratification, for some sort of "medicine" to cover our discomfort, to reach for something external to fix us quickly, to lift us up. But all it takes is a different choice.

Redefining Relevance

Suza Scalora | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

There is nothing wrong with manifesting the life we dream of, but the real secret is even after we manifest our imagined life, we won't truly live our bliss until we have a loving and healthy relationship with ourselves.

Single and [Working On] Loving It!

Beth Hopkins | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Beth Hopkins

Today I was whiling away my life on Facebook as usual when I noticed one of my sidebar ads. Underneath this-and-that artist who sounds like Bon Iver I saw something peculiar. "Be a Nun!" it declared. Wait. What?

Living Your Life Like It's Golden

Lisa Price | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Lisa Price

I love when women in the public eye don't give in to the pressures of public scrutiny when it comes to their beauty.