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Staying Happy During the Holidays

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

All of these emotions in mind, high moments have been tremendously high, and low moments have been intensely low. It took several disagreements with family, gift mishaps, flaky party guests and food gone wrong before I stopped myself amidst the madness to recoup and rebalance.

5 Healing Strategies I Discovered After My Boyfriend Tried Cheating On Me

Alec Fischer | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Alec Fischer

Just days before my 21st birthday I discovered that my boyfriend had tried cheating on me for the fourth time that year. I was heartbroken and exhausted from trying to share my love with someone who couldn't stay dedicated to me. Due to a promise I'd made to myself after catching him the third time, I ended it.

What I Don't Want and Who I Don't Want to Be in 2015

Alexis Meads | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

As 2015 is upon us, I've been thinking not so much about what I want to do this upcoming year but about the kind of person I wish to be.

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

To The Fit Woman At Marketplace Foods

Joey Schleicher | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Joey Schleicher

You told your friend it was nice to see someone like me buy vegetables "for a change." You know, because you have been shopping with me before to see what I buy. You also made the assumption that I do not care about my health.

What to Do When You're at One of Life's Crossroads

Krysti Turznik | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

Sometimes you just need to know that you can do it. That you already have all the knowledge, tools, skills, and abilities to begin (and often achieve) your goals. Sometimes you just need someone beside you who will offer what you need rather than what you want.

A Body Apology

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I used to be an extreme body hater. After decades of working on cultivating self-kindness and self-care, I am now extremely devoted to loving and appreciating the body I live in. I also have the good fortune of being able to teach others how to do the same.

101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

Tia Johnson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tia Johnson

Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

To Repel Your Narcissist, You Must Raise the Bar

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 12.17.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

We are proud to have something that wasn't given to us for free! The same goes for someone who doesn't give away their self-respect and all of their love without requiring people to earn it. If you don't give that away, then those who've earned it will find it immensely valuable!

Forgiving My Dad and Finding Myself

Jenni Bevill | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Jenni Bevill

My mind was swimming as we drove to the aiport. I was trying to process everything he was telling me against what I'd been told my entire life. I wanted to believe him, but there something I was missing... something more that needed to be said.

Morality and Relationships

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

Aristotle said, "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." Good relationships are key to living through an excell...

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

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.

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.

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.

Making Peace With Fear

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

I believe that in any area of our life where we feel stuck, there is fear, and fear causes resistance. I would encourage you to look into what your desires are, what your fears are and where you are encountering resistance. These are the areas that require your attention.

Gratitude When You're In the Dumps

Krysti Turznik | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

What I've learned is that when everything feels like it's not as you would like it to be, that's the time when you need to dig the deepest. When you need to do the biggest housekeeping. When the smallest shift in perspective can make the biggest changes. It all starts with your mindset.

The Secret Spot Where I Found Love: A Lesson in the Law of Detachment

Fernanda Lodeiro | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Fernanda Lodeiro

I found love in that sweet spot where I began to love and nourish myself, to be in love with life, to play and have fun. In that place of detachment from the outcome, Love surprised me. As it usually and graciously does, in perfect and divine timing.

10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Linsey Hart | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Linsey Hart

Culturally, we have this perverse notion that poor body image is a sign of modesty. It's not. And people, especially women, who accept and appreciate the way they look can be perceived as narcissistic. They're not.

What to Do If You've Got Too Much to Do This Holiday

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

As these to-dos start to accumulate, even if they are things you want to do, all of the sudden all the space you desired for peace, harmony, and chilling this December turns into holiday stress that sucks up your time and pushes your peace right out the window.

Are You Afraid of the Fat Girl Inside of You?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.

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.

The Guide to Creating Your Own Self-Care Revolution

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

Radical self-care is a practice, meaning it needs to be done over and over again until it becomes part of your lifestyle. But here is the most important step to living a life of self-care and self-love, self-forgiveness. Please, be kind to yourself. Be patient.

Whole-View Perspective on Life and Love

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.

10 Lessons Learned in Corporate That Every Entrepreneur Can Use To Grow Their Business

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Some of the most successful people in the world are some of the hardest working people. Once these people reach "success" they don't stop -- they keep on going -- their passions, desires and drive keep them motivated and inspired to do more, help more and give more. So tune into your desires, passions and drive. What fuels your work ethic?