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What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

3 Clues That You Need to Regroup

Michelle Renee | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Are you ignoring the clues telling you it is time to regroup or are you open, aware and making the changes you need to make to say yes to living a resilient, in the now, awakened life?

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...

Finding Elusive Intimacy (Into Me You See)

Mary Pritchard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I started cultivating intimacy with myself. Starting journaling about what I wanted, who I was, what I loved about myself, my body. And you know what happened? This elusive intimacy found me.

Be Yourself

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

You can be an original or you can be a copy. An original portrait with honest mistakes is worth more than a perfect replica. I urge you to be yourself. I urge you to accept your mistakes and shortcomings and live the life you were destined to.

Mastering the Art of Receiving

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Jovanka Ciares

As women, we are natural givers. We give life, our times, our love, our energy, our creativity, ourselves. We naturally put the needs of others before ourselves. It's a quality that comes natural to most women. What's truly hard for us is receiving.

Self-Parenting: What's Your Style?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

No matter what kind of upbringing you experienced or what kind of self-parenting style you have adopted up until now, it's never too late to treat yourself with compassion and kindness. By lovingly nurturing, encouraging, and motivating yourself, you can become the parent you always wanted.

He Doesn't Like Me Because I'm Fat (and Other Things Women Think)

Michelle Fetsch | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Michelle Fetsch

People value, respect and choose us when we value, respect and choose ourselves. It has taken me years to discover this.

A Letter to My In-Transition Self

Liana Gergely | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Liana Gergely

Sometimes you believe that the space between things is not life, but it is life. If you look closely enough, you will see that absolutely everything is comprised of the in-between, and that nothing is ever really final -- it is always shifting and transforming.

Pennies From Heaven and Plums That Fall From the Sky: What a Wonderful World It Is

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Is goodness tossed at me every day, all day long, and if it is, how often do I miss it, step over it or look past it? Regardless of my state of mind, every time I do stop and see a plum on our walkway, I feel as though someone has given me a gift.

Cancer: Befriend, Don't Battle... It Just Might Turn Out to Be Your Best Friend

Denise DeSimone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise DeSimone

don't think I would be here today, sharing my journey with you, had I chosen to battle and fight against cancer. I would have depleted what little physical and emotional resources I had.

Self-Love: 10 Keys

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Healthy self-love is the balance between low self-esteem (a lack of self-love) and grandiosity (inflated, false self-love that is actually an overcompensation for a lack of true self-love).

How Good Can You Stand It?

Allan Hunkin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Allan Hunkin

What is your current level of self-esteem? Is it helping or hindering you in moving you closer to your goals and dreams? People often use the words "...

How to Really Achieve the Perfect 'Beach Body'

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

I want to fill you in on a little secret that you may have forgotten between pomegranate and plyometrics: You already have a beach body. Believe it or not, you're in it right now.

Why I Won't Praise Miss Indiana For Her Body

Christina Grasso | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

One can never assess one's state of health or degree of happiness simply by physical appearance alone. It's what's on the inside that counts, cheesy or not. True beauty does not have a size. All bodies are beautiful, and the only way to lasting happiness is through acceptance.

Fatherlessness: The Presence of Dad's Absence

Fiona Teng | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Fiona Teng

Father's Day is particularly moving for me as I celebrate with those who get to brunch with their dads. Personally, the day is a reminder of the deep gratitude I hold for my dad's presence in my life.

Let's Redefine Beauty, Radically

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

We are the electric life force that traverses the universe. We are the magic we silently yearn for but don't dare to embrace fully, always... because we've been taught by the ancient, ongoing ping-pong of society and media to desire what they tell us... because we've been conditioned to be afraid to speak up and stand out.

Still We Rise

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

Mental illness does not fight fair. For many years, it paralyzed my life, relationships, and health. Thankfully I'm well past that period, and the path of recovery inspired me to go to school for and work in the mental health field, helping others heal.

The Unexpected Key To Loving Others

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If we truly want to create a world where love, caring and compassion comes first, we have to start at the source -- ourselves. It is only through self love that we can begin to give ourselves to others in any beneficial way.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

If I Can Overcome My Fear of Trying Something New, You Can Too.

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I felt like my next adventure awaited me. I may be old, but I have miles to go before I finish. If I am too old for anything, I am too old to hold myself back from my dreams. Enough already. I am a life long learner: body, mind, heart and soul.

Reverse the Curse: How to Stop Being a Victim in Your Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Pamela Dussault

When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.

7 Ways To Get Your Ex Out of Your Life

Debra Rogers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Whether your relationship ended six days ago or six months ago, now's the time to break out of your brooding cycle and break through to the life (and the guy) you desire.

5 Things Maya Angelou Taught Us About the Power Of Living

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

There are many things that a life like Maya Angelou's teaches us who are left behind. But I believe her most enduring legacy is that she gave us a perfect formula for resilience. For getting back up again and again no matter what.