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The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

5 Ways to Deal With Body Image Issues

Kristin Misik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

Our minds are filled with the thoughts, beliefs and values of all the people who influence our lives. Having a strong sense of self comes from tuning out the voices of everyone else and listening to your own information, intuition, needs and desires.

9 Men And Women Share What Part Of Their Body They Love Most

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

In the name of body love, these men and women are sharing what they like the most about their physical selves. In the second part of the "Real Wom...

How to Love Yourself!

Connie Andrea Trowbridge | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Connie Andrea Trowbridge

"Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives." -- Louise L. Hay Self-love is the core for our well-being and empowe...

Love Need Not Apply for Conditions: My Love Manifesto

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

Love: It's the most work and the least work. It's the story we wait for as little girls. It's the story we warn our daughters about. It's the story we accept against all odds. It's the one thing, the one emotion and the one action that demands every bit of commitment.

The Two Hardest Lessons I Learned From Oprah This Weekend

Ling Abson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ling Abson

I have dreams. I want to fulfill my calling to help others. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. How could I figure all these out when after devoting myself to my family what is left is just tiredness, resentment and anger?

5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Chara Caruthers | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chara Caruthers

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, progr...

Do You Order the Cheapest Thing on the Menu?

Elena Lipson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Style
Elena Lipson

When you truly deeply and unwaveringly feel the power of self-worth and self-love flowing towards yourself, you won't have that internal negotiation about ordering what you really want. You won't put yourself last on the list.

10 Things Women Want From the Men They're Dating

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

If you say you're going to call, call. We have lives too, but if you tell us you'll call us, chances are we're excited about that. When you don't end up calling it either shows that you're flaky or you simply don't care.

8 Ways to Truly Love Your Body RIGHT NOW

GalTime | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
GalTime

I didn't quite realize how self-critical I was being until my 5-year-old daughter started repeating my comments aloud (and in front of my husband, no less!).

5 Lessons I've Learned From My Yearlong Headache

Stephanie Harper | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

As difficult as this kind of chronic pain can be, the hours of exhaustion that pile on, I've also learned several invaluable lessons on how to survive, to love, and even, sometimes, to thrive. Here are the five most important things I've picked up on my journey.

Teaching My Daughter To Make Her Body Love Her Back

N'tima Preusser | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
N'tima Preusser

My body, that I hated so deeply before, built my daughter's body. That is nothing short of a miracle to me.

Women: Let's Stop Judging and Start Loving Each Other

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Carolyn Ziel

Radical kindness and self-love is not an overnight event; it's a process, a process I'm still working on. Some days on this journey are easier than others. Here's what I've been doing that seems to be working so far.

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout as a Single Mom

Brianna Upton | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

Let's be honest, it's not only the pressure of the outside modern world that makes you feel like you must get it all done; we do it to ourselves. It's the reality of, if I don't do it now, who will? That is the area in which burnout is knocking on our door.

10 Signs You Are Giving Too Much

Christine Arylo | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.

4 Beliefs That Hold You Back

Anita Moorjani | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita Moorjani

I've realized that it's more important to be myself than it is to be positive. And as a result, when I am positive, it is genuine and authentic.

I'm a Recovering Burnout

Carrie Severson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

I was broke -- financially, emotionally and mentally. I kept on running though because I wasn't able to cover my own bills. I thought if I just kept on going, things would change.

How to Overcome the Need to Be Liked

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Mercedes Maidana

When we are able to love ourselves unconditionally and accept ourselves just the way we are, it does not matter if other people love us or hate us, like us or dislike us.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

10 Ways to Take Care of You and Reconnect With Your Spirit

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Many of our lives are centered on taking care of the needs of everyone around us aside from ourselves. Sometimes the responsibilities we have in life feel like an overwhelming burden. Taking care of ourselves doesn't have to be a chore, an obligation or something that is experienced as yet another burden.

5 Science-Backed Reasons It's Important To Love Yourself

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to close relationships, by now we've probably got this whole "best friend" thing down pat. We give them a confidence boost when they don...

Life's Highest Experience: A Circle of Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Yet most people in relationships rarely, if ever, experience a circle of love. This is because when your intent is to protect against your painful feelings rather than to learn about loving yourself and others, you heart is closed -- closed to your Self, closed to others and closed to Spirit.

3 Reasons Why Finding "The One" Is a Myth

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

Are you still searching for "The One"? That perfect partner placed on earth specifically for you? Or have you already found "The One"... more than onc...

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.