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Self Love

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Upton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, ...

Be Your Own Advocate

Kayla Redig | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Cancer was the first time in my life where I had to be an advocate for myself. Maybe it's pathetic that it took a threat to my life to learn to speak up, but regardless it's a lesson I will never forget.

No One Is Going to Save You

Olga Dossa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Olga Dossa

It takes one decision. One decision that says that you are worth taking care of. One decision that says that you are going to figure this out. One decision that says that no matter what happens in the outside world, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

My Own Plus One

Quarterlette | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Quarterlette

So what if I may be one of the only single girls left in my bicoastal circles? I prefer to shuffle the stack until the right card is dealt, and then make the gamble. I don't want to settle for the next best thing. I want to strive for THE best thing.

6 Tips for Raising Daughters

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

Our daughters will learn from us how to value themselves. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what they are exposed to and what they hold up as values while they are young.

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

12 Things That Did Not Happen When I Became A Mom

Heather Spohr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Heather Spohr

I did not stop having interests. Some of them have evolved, and some might have dropped away, but I still find things other than my kids to care about! Imagine that.

Shame, Shame Go Away

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

And so I am writing a new ending when it comes to my relationship with my body. I choose to rock this statuesque physique from deep within. I choose to acknowledge my body as the incredible ally that it is, instead of using it as a container for my judgment and disdain.

How Demi Lovato Helped Show Me I'm More Than My Disability

Erin Whitten | Posted 11.18.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

Demi's message of being a warrior is what motivated me. She showed me, even at your lowest, you need to fight to get what you want, because you are worth it and not just your disability.

I Thought Getting Married Was the Answer

Di Ana Pisarri | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Di Ana Pisarri

I had no idea, but that moment was an invitation to my life's greatest awakening. I thought getting married was the answer and I was so wrong.

Why We Think It's OK to Call Yourself Fat

Christine Arylo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Christine Arylo

Being compassionate with yourself is all about giving yourself the loving truth. Not sugar coating or denying that a change is needed, but delivering the message in a way that you would talk to your child or to your best friend -- with love.

The FEAR Factor

Martha Pasternack | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of fall...

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

Handstands and Lasting Happiness

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Seven months ago, I attempted snowboarding. Choosing the lesson option first, the instructor was patient and kind. I was doing well enough and was about to go to the actual bunny slope to try my skills, but first I wanted to try one more move with both boots on the board.

Fuel For My Friend, Whom I Love

Robyn Passante | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Robyn Passante

She is proud of several things about herself -- her heritage, her children, her friendships. But she can barely accept a compliment. She has worked hard to stop denying them outright, but her eyes betray her bashful "thank you."

Are You Being 'Good' or Are You Being 'Loving'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The problem is that, while we may have had some success with this strategy in our childhood homes, this same strategy is now causing our problems in our relationships at work and at home. When we disconnect from our own feelings, we become invisible to ourselves.

When To Stay And When To Walk Away From Your Relationship

Julia Ford-Carther | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Julia Ford-Carther

Choose what you truly want and need in order to achieve the loving, caring, committed, passionate, fulfilling relationship that you truly desire -- and not just for the sake of making a point.

The Secret to Being Happy In Any Relationship

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I was a total chameleon in my relationships. If someone else liked something, I liked it. Anything they believed, I believed. Any interest they had, I would take up myself.

5 Things My Ombré Hair Taught Me About Life

Liana Gergely | Posted 11.10.2014 | Style
Liana Gergely

As I reflect on both the transition out of college into the real world, and my hair evolution, I realize that the past six months of donning this trendy hairstyle have not been at all what I expected.

Do Not Take the Morning for Granted

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I will no longer take the morning for granted because I know there is adventure in the unknown. I know now that there is beauty in awakenings. I know there is joy in the moment the open eye meets the sun and the air.

What a Self-Love Morning Routine Looks Like

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.13.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I find that if I love myself first, I can be kinder to others throughout the day. As you read this list, take what sounds good for you and leave the rest.

5 Steps to Soulful Self-Love

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

We keep hearing about self-love and how to nurture and care for ourselves. Self-love is pretty straight forward. It is about taking care of our bodies and mind through time and practices of self-care.

The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 21

Alexis Meads | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
Alexis Meads

I wish that I reclaimed my own self-worth and validation -- that I knew how loving, kind, smart, sexy, beautiful, etc. I am simply for being me. And that goes for all of you too! You are perfect exactly as you are, without needing anything or anyone else to validate that for you.

As the Holidays Approach: You Are the Occasion

Lauren Solomon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Solomon

I'm here to tell you that your "special occasion" is here. It's today. And, the guest of honor has arrived. It's YOU. Take those diamond earrings out of the safe. Take Grandma's good china out of storage. Take your Tuxedo or your father's cufflinks out of that dusty box, just because.