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Self Esteem

Nadya Suleman, Octuplets' Mom: Is Her Quest For Kids A Compulsion?

Mona Ackerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mona Ackerman

Q: I can't stop thinking about the woman who now has fourteen children. In fact, you could say that I am obsessed about the woman who is obsessed. I j...

Don't Despair, Understand the Three Stages of Learning

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

Recognizing you've blown it is progress! Whether you move forward has everything to do with how you treat yourself once you notice you've blown it. The trick is to learn from the experience.

Change and the Dream: Teaching Our Children About Non-Violent Living

Terry Real | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Real

It is in everyone's interest -- the victim, the bully and the bystander -- to create a safe environment in which respect for one another is not just a voluntary matter but a baseline norm that we insist upon.

I Almost Forgot, I Hate Politics

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighann Lord

In seventh grade, we set up my school's first student council. Being a shoe-in for valedictorian I naturally planned to run for president, until I found out that my best friend, Jennifer, was running too.

6 Tips For Boosting Your Sense of Self-Respect

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Six tips for boosting your sense of self-respect. Maybe you've lost your job. Maybe you didn't get the ...

How Much Are You Worth?

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Self-worth means that you believe in your own inherent goodness and worthiness as a person regardless of how much you weigh, who you are dating, what you have published, or how much money you make.

How to be a Better Mother in the New Year

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

An occasional reference to our imperfection is one thing; an ongoing commentary is different. You might think that little remarks about weight are harmless, but they add up.

3 Keys To Greater Fulfillment In 2009

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Intention is the key method by which we motivate and move our self on this planet. It always has been." ~John-Roger If your formal eduction was any...

No More Body Bashing

Emme | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emme

It's time, we must accept our bodies not as objects to manipulate but ones to appreciate, feed, exercise and have fun in.

New Year's Wish: A National Boost Of Self-Esteem

Emme | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emme

I've been thinking a lot about the connection between the state of our nation and how it relates to self esteem. Additionally, I cant help but think ...

New Year's Resolution: To Be Happy in 2009, Stop Dieting!

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

In order to break out of our delusion, we must acknowledge the crucial fact regarding dieting and weight loss -- dieting does not work.

America the Beautiful Headlines Vienna Body Image Conference

Darryl Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

As economic globalization becomes a reality, it seems that the language of beauty changes along with it.

The Way I See It: Why Thankfulness and Selfishness Go Hand in Hand

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of selfishness, especially to those of us who are people pleasers. I had no way to predict the flood of respons...

Friends Who Are Green with Envy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women with low self-esteem, or who are depressed, tend to focus exclusively on their shortcomings and are bitter about what they perceive as the advantages or good fortune of others.

Speak Positive

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

How can we be positive about our lives or making a success out of our lives when things continue to take a downward spiral?

How to Get Thin in One Simple Step!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Ultimately, the yoga helped me to become "mindful" enough to accept that I wasn't really happy with my weight gain and that I could lose the weight if I really wanted to do so.

Women and Self-Confidence

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Whether I am talking to a CEO, an accomplished writer, a stay-at-home mom, or a woman juggling a variety of different roles, many women report a lack of their own self-worth.

Jewish Girls and Self-Destructive Behaviors: By The Numbers

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

We must help undo the damage done by impossibly high academic standards, media portrayals of unrealistic bodies, and other factors that make young women feel like they don't measure up.

Anorexic "Tips" from the Biggest Loser

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Food is a gift. It is not something to be feared or demonized but rather to be eaten with joy and thanksgiving. Take it from someone who has eaten food out of the garbage.

The Way I See It

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

What's wrong with taking care of your own needs first so that you can meet the needs of others with integrity?

Breaking The Chains of Domestic Violence

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

My daughter and I were violently attacked in November 2000 by three masked gunmen. Held Hostage takes readers from the dark aftermath of this painful experience to confronting my abusive past and what it took for me and my daughter to overcome tragedy with self-love.

The Chemistry Of Teen Self-Esteem

Louann Brizendine, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louann Brizendine, M.D.

You don't have to be Jamie Lynn Spears or Bristol Palin to understand that today's teen girls are conflicted about their responsibilities and overwhelmed with tough decisions.

Fans Not Going to Work Because Clay is Gay?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

To Clay Aiken, I would say your honesty is a great way to start your new and amazing life as a parent.

Happiness Tip Of The Day: Throw Away Other People's Trash

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you should have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit....

Everything I Own Fits In a Hefty Trash Bag

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

As a 17 year-old abused homeless runaway, getting what I needed to survive sometimes meant hurting those that I loved and those that loved me most.