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Why We're Really Addicted To Facebook

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

We might wonder how it came to be that we started meeting psychiatric diagnostic criteria for addiction, not for heroin or alcohol, but for a social media site. It can't possibly be the "like" function that makes us irritable and anxious when we can't check our feed. So to what, exactly, are we addicted?

Be Cool and Don't Be an Asshole

Chris Grosso | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Chris Grosso

We're all assholes sometimes -- myself very much included. The thing is, though, that I -- along with many others I know -- are typically the biggest assholes towards ourselves.

The Joy and Grace of Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love is not something that is generated from within us. Love is what enters our mind and heart and soul when we open to it. Love is what we live in -- it's the intelligence of the universe and the life force that keeps us alive.

Don't Apologize for Loving Someone -- Not Ever

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 12.03.2013 | Books
James Russell Lingerfelt

We can love, love, love but sometimes that love isn't returned. That's not our fault. To love or not to love is a choice. We chose to love. They chose not to. This does not mean we are unlovable or unworthy of love.

The Secret To Finding Love After Divorce

Peggy Nolan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Do you remember the movie Jerry McGuire? At the end of the movie, Jerry got it all wrong as he sealed the deal with Dorothy Boyd (Renee's character) when he uttered those cringe-worthy words, "you complete me."

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Janet Blair Page | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Janet Blair Page

No matter how physically attractive and charming or intelligent you are, if you see someone who's "undesirable" or "not lovable " when you look in the mirror, other people will see you that way, too.

How Do We Become Strong and Confident Within?

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Inner strength and confidence are an inside job. When you get to the point where you can accept yourself, the need for challenges, adversity and complications just falls away, because you don't need to prove your worth any more to yourself.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

5 Things to Remember When Telling Someone You're Dating You Have Trichotillomania

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Being comfortable and compassionate with yourself about having the disorder will make the conversation much easier.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 5

Carol Simone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Whenever we separate out from anything, it is because of some kind of fear. Name your fears, cast them out, and go deeper. You can do it! Be be devoted to the cause!

I'm Not Afraid to Say I Think I'm Beautiful

Shannon Bindler | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Shannon Bindler

Call me fat, call me old (or too thin and young), but I'm not afraid to tell the world that I think I'm beautiful. And no, I'm not a self-obsessed narcissist. I'm just sick and tired of advertisers, corporations and beauty products telling me I need to fix myself.

Actually, Who Are You Not to Be?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

I was on the brink of psyching myself out into playing small. We all do this. It really is our own light that frightens us the most.

7 Steps to Become a Better Receiver

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

The Art of Receiving Take a moment and TAKE a breath in and exhale. Notice how it feels to take a breath in. Do this a couple of times. Now let yo...

How 30 Days Nearly Naked Changed My Life

Denise Jolly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Denise Jolly

The active practice of loving myself exactly as I am is radical self love. It is loving all 311 pounds of my glorious body out loud in public. It is engaging, challenging and dismantling the story that I am lacking desirability because of the size of my body.

Why My Body Image Issues Are Not a 'FIrst World' Problem

Jillian Lauren | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Jillian Lauren

Every time I talk about body image issues, I can preemptively hear the charges of "first world problems" being leveled at me. It's a popular argument these days and I'm not convinced it's a useful one.

Falling (Back) in Love With Myself

Preston Mitchum | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Preston Mitchum

I don't know when I realized I fell out of love with myself, but somewhere between three degrees, employment, friendships, vying for acceptance, and seeking (as opposed to having) faith, I forgot how to love from within. I want that love back. The love that no one else can give me.

The Courage to Find Soul: A Call for More 'Psyche' in Psychology

David Bedrick | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

The word "psyche" is also the word for soul; accordingly, psychology could be considered to be the art and science of healing and nourishing the soul....

What Monster of Protection Have You Created? (Guess What? It's Keeping You From What You Want)

Holly Sidell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

We all have the power to change our lives and begin to draw in what we long for; it starts by going inward -- with compassion -- to see what monsters of protection we have created.

Being True to Ourselves Doesn't Come Easily to Most of Us

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Staying true to yourself is acknowledging who you are, knowing what your body needs, knowing what you need to thrive and be present and not letting peer pressures make you do things you'll later regret.

Change Your Shoes and Leap Into It 'All!'

Kathy Andersen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

With each human thought and action, we either activate or deactivate our higher being. The more our thoughts and actions are in line with our most passionate and purposeful vision for our lives, the more we activate our higher being, and the faster we manifest the "all" in our lives.

Lights Go On -- Part VIII -- Feeling Love Toward...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Dear Cells -- how often do I look at you and feel what you're doing?

Love Yourself -- Only Good Will Come of It!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

When you love yourself you don't worry so much about showing your weaknesses, and this allows you to do, experience and learn so much more. It makes your life a richer one.

How to Actually Start Loving Yourself, Part One

Sasha Cagen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

Outside validation is not enough. Every relationship unravels if we don't truly stand for our own value. We just can't expect that someone to create that center of self-love for us.

Early Morning Meditation: First Things First

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Today I will find peace in chaos. Love within fear. Beauty in the ordinary. Forgiveness in expectations. Gratitude for the struggles. Generosity in the face of lack. Plenty in not enough. Joy in sorrow. Simplicity in the complex. Movement within inertia.

Helene Lerner: Move Through Fear and Experience the Extraordinary

Helene Lerner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

I started out, walking briskly, crossed the road to the trail, but my fear accompanied me. I couldn't shake it. I practiced "mindful walking" to open my senses and focused on what was before me. I heard the sounds of the crow and smelled the aroma of the trees and fresh moss.