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Self Love

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.

6 Times You Definitely Didn't Give Yourself Enough Credit

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living

In case no one has told you today, you're awesome. No, really. You may not realize it, but some of your natural behaviors could be making a wor...

Overcoming Navel-Gazaphobia (the Irrational Fear of Feelings)

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

I recently attended a panel discussion on the topic of happiness. Early on in the dialogue, one of the panelists addressed what he considered the mist...

When All Hell Breaks Loose, Do This

Lana Shlafer | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lana Shlafer

Choose love by accepting yourself just as you are. By giving yourself the permission to feel, reveal and heal. By showing those vulnerable sides to others and allowing them to hold space for you and love you in the middle of the mess.

Grace

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

What if you made a point to recognize more love in your heart and life? What if you made a point to accept the moment as it is? If you do, I bet your moments of grace would increase tremendously.

Crazy Making

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The challenge here is to tune into your body and get to know the feeling of being crazy made, so that you can take care of yourself in the face of it.

How I Met My 'Mother'

Ipsita Paul | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ipsita Paul

As the visit was winding down and we got up to leave, Bio Mom was crying. I felt terrible that I felt nothing for her.

Increase Confidence by Embracing Your Strengths

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.

Being Brave In Sexy Black Underwear

January Harshe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
January Harshe

We need to start stripping away the negative self talk, dialogue, thinking, and comments we make to ourselves and each other. I have definitely enjoyed my life more by filling it with love rather than with hate.

My Business-Triggered Breakdown and Lessons Learned

Leanne Faulkner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Leanne Faulkner

Despite reminding myself that I was a smart, invincible, solutions-driven entrepreneur I could feel that failure was headed my way. Sales had dropped significantly and profits dried up. I found myself crying every day in the car on the way to work.

Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.

Parents -- What About You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

She was beginning to see that the problem was not so much not being cared about by her family, but not caring about herself. She could begin to see that how her family treated her was a mirror for how she was treating herself.

How I Got Rid of My Obstructions and Learned to Thrive

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

By doing a self-love challenge, I build a habit in consciously taking time out of my busy day as a working mom to take care of myself. I now realize that to be able to be the business owner, coach, mom, partner, friend, daughter and sister I want to be, I need to be me first.

All Original You

Stacey James | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We need to love ourselves and loving yourself does not mean just your exterior. When we look into our own eyes there should be no doubt that we love what we see. That heart, mind and soul is something to celebrate. All original, one of a kind, you.

Dear Mom, You Are Stronger Than Superwoman

Janie Porter | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Your tummy, the one you told Daddy is "fat," is actually perfect. It's the place I lay my head when I want to feel secure, at peace and taken care of. It has the perfect amount of warm padding I need to feel safe when I'm scared, calmed when I'm upset or relaxed when I'm tired.

7 Steps to Inner Fulfillment

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A woman who is fulfilled loves herself. She makes sure she fills her cup first because she is aware to give and receive in this world she has to be full and come from a place of knowing her worth. She is both practical and spiritual.

3 Steps to Clearing Blocks

Jennifer Kass | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kass

We place judgment on ourselves rather than honoring all of our feelings. We are thinking about what we "should be" feeling when we aren't feeling happy or when anger or other emotions arise.