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Why Coming Through On Your Promises Feels So Good

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Honoring your word begins with honoring yourself. As simple as it sounds, and as much of it is a human birthright, it often is forgotten in the midst of competing demands and obligations. Here are three elements to remembering to honor yourself in those crazy moments of life.

How to Move From Self-Rejection to Self-Love In a Day (and How a Photo Shoot Can Help)

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

In my work as a career success coach, I work with women of all ages, sizes and styles, and one theme has become very apparent: women are incredibly to...

10 Things To Stop Telling Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Words are powerful, especially when you put emotion behind them. Remember, what you give out comes back to you. Speak words of faith and hope.

I Hated My Body Until I Let A Stranger Draw Me Nude

Oral Fixation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

I do not love my body. I cruelly blame it for my recurring unhappiness. I have made it the culprit for my failures in love. I spent years starving it and then stuffing it and talking horribly to it. I have not been kind to this flesh, and changing my destructive attitude is the work of a lifetime.

Hey beautiful

Sally McGraw | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Sally McGraw

When I was in high school, my dear friend Emily would address me by saying, "Hey, beautiful!" It always unnerved me back then, though I would never have been able to articulate why.

15 Truths About Love I Wish I'd Known 15 Years Ago

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

I want to pour this love over you until every inch of you is covered like the ice cream at the bottom of a heaping hot fudge sundae.

4 Ways to Be Empowered in the Dating World

Merissa Bury | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Merissa Bury

We have grown so accustomed to meeting others' standards that we may not know what we want in a relationship. But in learning to love ourselves, we look for partners who will love us in return, and write off those who will bring negativity and judgment into our lives.

So Much Stuff

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Elissa Kravetz

If you've been consistently reading my blogs, you've been part of the intense and ever changing journey that has been my life for the past few years. ...

Do You Bully Yourself?

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jovanka Ciares

Most of us don't really mean to be bullies to ourselves. It's not really something that you consciously and willingly decide to do. You weren't born in a self-sabotaging state, which means that you acquired those habits and behaviors. And if you learn to self-hate, you can learn to self-love.

An Open Letter to Lupita Nyong'o

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.03.2014 | Black Voices
Ola Ojewumi

There are hundreds of little Lupitas across the globe that now believe they can achieve their dreams because of your presence as an astounding role model. This Oscar win is more than just another accolade; it symbolizes a change that women of color have been waiting for.

Dealing With Love

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Draugelis

To love what we do, to love our life, to love other people, to love ourselves... Isn't that what we live for? How somber would our existence be withou...

The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

Amie Valpone | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.

How to Be Nicer to Yourself

Erin Cox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

When you are nicer to yourself, you'll create a more fabulous world for yourself. Treat both you and everyone around you with kindness and respect, and your entire life-perspective will shift to a more joyful place!

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

How To Transform Pain Into Purpose

Tony A. Gaskins Jr. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

I've learned some valuable lessons in my few years on Earth, and amongst those lessons one really echoes; turn pain into purpose! If you have to go through it at least get something out of it. There's a lesson in every struggle.

Got Mojo? 6 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

These six tips are "sustainable" forms of powering your self-confidence. If you use them on a daily basis, you can be your own natural resource.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

8 Ways To Amp Up Your Love Life

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.26.2014 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

Rather than save your love for that one "special" person, treat the world as your lover and you will never be lonely.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Living The Life You Want

Caroline Zwick | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

Getting out of your way means taking action towards something that you want to invite into your life.

What Love Really Means (And How To Show It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Learning to love yourself is foundational for being able to love others. The more you learn to be kind and gentle with yourself, rather than judgmental and rejecting, the more loving you will be with others.

Self-Love Doesn't Include My Body, Does It?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

So do yourself a favor this week. When you start picking at yourself, stop. Give yourself some love and affection instead. Your brain -- and your body -- will thank you for it.

A One-night Stand With My Mother

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Oral Fixation

All signs pointed toward me being gay, but to my mom and relatives I was just a kid having fun. I was fabulous that night and I knew it; that is, until my father walked in and saw me.

Life After Divorce: My Unexpected Epiphany

Ivy Allen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Ivy Allen

Creating a thriving family puts grounded souls, solid citizens, and loving humans in the world. It gives us a feeling of belonging and lessens the isolation that leads to fear, anger, and violence.

You Don't Have to Be Gay to Say: Thank You, Ellen Page

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

This morning Emma showed me the YouTube of Ellen Page's speech in front of the LGBT youth conference where she spoke for some minutes before mentionin...

Single on Valentine's Day

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Several years ago my now ex-husband, then boyfriend, told me that his prayer for me was that I would know how beautiful I was. These words penetrated ...