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Self Esteem

Evicting The "Obnoxious Roommate" Living in Your Head

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

I scanned the sea of black-robed 20-somethings for my sister's familiar face. As I glanced over each aisle, I noted the beaming expressions of the s...

Manorexic Mannequins?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Do we see pressure for men to have an "ideal body type" in other ways besides mannequins? Sure. Men are now being subjected to airbrushing in the media to give them the perfect body.

Meet Men The Way You Lose Weight: By Detaching From The Outcome

Mike Alvear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Alvear

How do you get rid of this fear of rejection? By disconnecting yourself from results and connecting with the process.

How To Create New Possibilities In Your Life

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

it is unquestionably true that we literally create new possibilities in our lives -- a brand new reality -- by eliminating limiting beliefs.

Better Conversation Through Writing

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sometimes, developing young people whose likes and dislikes are still taking shape show up at 826LA looking for homework help only to find that they leave with a new interest.

Yesterday's History, Tomorrow's A Mystery

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

You need to make mistakes every day. You also need to embrace every one of those mistakes, because it is when you embrace your mistakes that you will learn from them.

Would You Like To Stop Worrying About What Others Think?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

There is one specific belief that anyone with this problem almost certainly has: "What makes me good enough is having people think well of me."

Hunger, Sweat, Mistakes and Joy

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sebastian Siegel

I'm hungry, hungry for life, hungry to feel, hungry to do. It just feels right. If you look at your hands, these hands, they were meant to DO things with - to work, to play, to struggle, to fight for it, to care.

Can An Apple A Day Increase Your Net Worth?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Many people believe that good self-care requires money - only the rich have the resources to invest in themselves. I met two people who explained how my thinking was understandable, but mistaken.

Who Do You Think You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When I'm about to take a big risk or "step out" in a bold way in my life, I notice the judgmental question "Who do you think you are?" will pop up in my head. Does this ever happen to you?

The Jobless Millennials

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Anya Kamenetz

Graduating into a recession, it turns out, can afflict your income for a lifetime. However, Millennials aren't full of despair if we don't get the "perfect" job right out of college.

Don't Hesitate to Tell Your Daughter She's Beautiful

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Let me assure you that your daughters are exposed to negative messaging all day long, every day of every week, picking them apart and diminishing their sense of self. They need to hear that you see them as pretty, cute, hip, gorgeous - you name it.

Why Is The World Suffering From an Epidemic of Low Self-Esteem?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Almost all of our self-esteem beliefs are formed in the first six years of life as the result of interactions we have with our primary caretakers, almost always our parents.

Join Operation Beautiful

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The mission, according to, is to "post anonymous notes in public places for other women to find."

Sacred Seclusion: A Meditation On My Self

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

After all our years as mothers and others, we need to reestablish who we are as individuals, separate and distinct from our relationships with those around us.

Prisoner of Image

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Without knowing that you are inherently loved just because you are alive, you cannot know your true Self. When you know who your are, you are less likely to seek approval from external means.

Harnessing Curiosity, Conquering Fear: Malcolm X As Exemplar

Pye Ian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pye Ian

What needs to be continually taught is that Malcolm X was a man who, through a mere 39 years, evolved intellectually and spiritually in a manner that many do not manage to in a lifetime.

When It Comes to Exercise, Go Native, Not Neurotic!

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

This morning, I took my first exercise class in roughly a decade. My beloved childhood friend, bless her heart, suggested we try it. Even in the winte...

Want Cheese With That Whine? -- Transform Negative Self-talk

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

Even with years of recovery, the shadow voice of self-loathing can still whisper not-so-sweet-somethings into our minds at crucial times--during a job interview or on a date.

'The Empathic Civilization": Narcissism Or Empathy? The Me Generation Or The We Generation?

Jean M. Twenge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean M. Twenge

If we are to move forward as a culture and as a nation, America must stop being the Madly in Love With Me Civilization and start being the Empathic Civilization.

Why Are You Boring?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Whether you believe you are boring or not, now is the time to look at your life and make some changes for the better. It's time to get excited about life again.

Territorial Self-Devaluation: What's The Inner War All About?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

This is not my loss. This was not my divorce. This was the environment in which I was raised. I remember always hearing how couples in those days didn't divorce. I heard that it was news all over Long Beach.

Face It: Those Masks Are Made For Hiding

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Another step in dealing with our changing appearance is confronting the "masks" we employ. Yes, I said employ, not wear. We are not talking about Halloween playthings.

Love Yourself To Love Others: Sounds Great, But How Do I Do It?

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

One must tune in to one's own inherent knowledge of the universe and their connection to it in order to reach the highest potential for fulfillment, contribution and life purpose.

What Price Success? Girls, Stress and Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Rachel Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Simmons

This weekend, sixteen year old Mirai Nagasu took second place at the United States Figure Skating Championship. But the real headline was the New York...