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Self Love

How To Be Nicer To Yourself, More Often

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Your negative soundtracks have likely been playing for many years. It doesn't help that we are surrounded by a culture that supports negative self-talk so this will be an ongoing practice. The way we talk to ourselves is a habit that can be changed with awareness and willingness.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Laura Campbell | Posted 07.27.2013 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

So ladies, I am going to say it like it is. If you do not take responsibility for your role in all that has and will happen in your life and love, you will never gain what you truly need to have everything you want as you move forward.

How To Put Forgiveness Into Practice

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

8 Reasons Why 'Being Present' Is A Good Idea

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

The key here is that we approach this practice with gentleness and kindness. Each time we recognize thinking and come back into the present moment, we are planting a seed of awareness. We are creating a new habit -- a new way of being in the world.

3 Steps To Finding That 'Something More'

Kathy Andersen | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

The good news is that you can take back control, no matter how fast your merry-go-round might be spinning. The better news is that you can start today. It begins, quite simply, with your choice, and just one small step.

Pushing Back for Individuality

Troy Roness | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

To build healthy individuality, we must undertake the task of understanding ourselves and our feelings. This involves self-disclosure. For us to truly understand ourselves, and to stop being concerned about others' opinions of us, we ought to be able to disclose what our true beliefs are.

These 6 Words Will Get You Through A Split

Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

After a tough split, it's all too easy to fall back into a familiar pattern and start looking for a new relationship. (We know -- we've been there!) ...

How Our Awareness Can Prevent Abuse and Abduction, Rather Than Enable It.

Kathy Andersen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kathy Andersen

As a child who struggled through sexual abuse by my father from the age of four, I saw directly that those who should be aware, are not; and those who should pay attention, do not. I am one of at least 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States who lost a childhood.

Addiction, Self-Gratification or Love? How Do We Deal With Our Pain?

Beth Green | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Ultimately, it's not my pain, it's our pain that I feel every day, and the more I love myself, God and others, the more all our pain will be healed. And the more that I live in the energy of love that you, God and I generate, the more able I am to deal with the pain I face.

Born Under a Dancing Star

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

Children know what medieval artisans knew when they purposely left a mistake in their tapestry -- perfection is boring. Idiosyncrasies are what make life interesting. Thank goodness, because we all have them.

Genuine Surrender

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I always wonder why the universe gives us these gifts when we let go. Don't we need them a tad more when we are desperately searching and in need? Perhaps it's the universe's way of teaching us the lesson of letting go.

Enlightened Self-Interest

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Enlightened self-interest refers to the understanding and trust that what a person does to enhance another's quality of life enhances one's own quality of life to a similar degree. More simply put, it is the idea that "what goes around comes around."

True Charisma

Jennifer Howard, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howard, Ph.D.

True charisma, in my view, is a divine grace bestowed upon all of us, because we're both human and divine. True charisma requires bringing our awareness inward. As we go deeper, we become genuinely ourselves, and as a result, more attractive to others.

How To Practice Spiritual Nutrition (For Your Heart)

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

There are so many articles written every single day about health and nutrition. There is this diet and that diet and one philosophy after another about what to eat and when to eat it and how far apart to space meals and good fats and bad fats -- and the list goes on.

The Only Kind Of Love You Need

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Having self-love makes you more resilient and able to bounce back from a stumble. It really is the cornerstone to allowing your dreams to come alive, to attracting healthy relationships, and to living a full life.

Want Inner Fitness?

Tina Lifford | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tina Lifford

In all your years of schooling from kindergarten to whatever year you completed, did you ever take one course that taught you how to navigate the hurts, dramas, traumas, upsets and disappointments that come with life?

Be Your Own (Emotional) Vitamin

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I had to stop taking my vitamins and allow my emotional self to "remember" how to love myself and validate who I am inside. I had to take the courageous steps to come up with my own antioxidant recipe that would fuel me to thrive.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

Today I watched as 20 seventh grade students looked at themselves in a bright yellow hand mirror and told themselves that they were worthy. Beautiful. Handsome. Smart. Strong. An amazing basketball player, dancer, video game player, friend, son, daughter.

What Performing With a Belly Dancing Troupe Taught Me About Life

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Try a dance class -- any dance class -- because everyone's a dancer, you just have to find the right music. You just might learn something about yourself in the process.

Back to the Mat -- How Yoga Has Impacted My Journey

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Robin Hoffman

I have learned so much about myself on that yoga mat, and on nights like tonight where I come home all sweaty and wide open, I am reminded that my relationship with myself is the most important thing in my life.

The Parking Lot of Love

Amanda Slavin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I do believe there's someone for everyone, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized while love is not transactional, it sometimes can turn ugly and into hatred when you do not create the boundaries necessary for you to love yourself.

Uncover Your True Capability: The Anatomy of Letting Go

Dana Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

I remember her care by caring for others, accepting their care in return. By being present in life the way she is unable to be, this is how she lives. We honor her with peace in our heart in the place of our wound.  

Finding the "Me Spot"

Robin Hoffman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Robin Hoffman

Making the time and creating the space to feel safe, held, and supported, is a priceless gift that we can give to ourselves over and over.

4 Steps For Getting On The Right Side Of Success

Kathy Andersen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

How do we not get lost in looking for "success in all the wrong places," and end up with achievement but not fulfillment? How do we experience wealth as abundance in our being, not only in our bank accounts?

What About Love?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Your emotional side is the door to your spiritual side. Your spiritual side may not be known to you completely but it is certainly there. Connect with it and see the magic of life.