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Self Love

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

Deciding to Love Yourself: Is Self Acceptance Actually a Choice?

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I want to believe it's not only possible, but inevitable that we all reach a point where we're officially tired of the masochistic self-loathing that we falsely thought was motivating us to be thinner/prettier/hotter/smarter/sexier/better.

This Is 39, Too

Dana McMahan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Dana McMahan

I'm 39 and I'm strong and capable and know I can do pretty much anything I want to do if I'm willing to put in the work. I'm sad that I didn't know that when I was younger. And that's 39, too, the melancholy wondering of what could have been, if I'd only known my potential.

I Love My Body: How to Stop Listening to the Haters

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Now let's get into your head. If you are evaluating your entire self based on a few body parts, you are doing a huge disservice to the spectrum of services your body provides. Do you even KNOW what your pancreas has done for you lately?

This New Year Train Your Brain, Not Your Boobs

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

Many of us turn to New Year's resolutions to motivate us to improve our health, career, or love life. We think about changing our diet or exercising ...

14 You-Boosting Questions for a Soul-Filling 2014

An Bourmanne | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

What books, quotes, people, blogs will help you when you fail or when you find yourself being judged by others? Create your very own pool of wisdom that you can dip into whenever things don't go as expected or hoped for.

The Perfect Present For Any Day Of The Year

Maura Sweeney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether we're doing the forgiving -- or gifting forgiveness to others -- is ultimately hard to tell. But in either case, gifting forgiveness is quite the miracle. It prepares a path for peace, happiness and rest for our souls.

The Good Enough Meditation

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Similarly to psychotherapy, meditation is an ongoing process; this is precisely why it's called a "practice." (Nope -- there is no getting around that aspect!) Like practicing the piano, one doesn't sit down, practice 10 times, and emerge a concert-ready pianist, ready to grace Carnegie Hall.

Taking the Should Out of the Holidays

Katie Hill | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

As we close out the year and run head long into the holidays, many of us experience accomplishment anxiety. Obligations, to-do lists, and living up to some expectation of who we ought to be drive many people to the point of anxiety and illness each year.

The Man I Never Knew

Khara Campbell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Khara Campbell

Two weeks. Two weeks were all it took to fall in and out of love. Well, he fell out -- completely. He came in like a tornado, turned everything upside down, and left nothing but wreckage behind him.

Dear 'Hot Mom' and 'Curvy Mom': Real Women Have Heartbeats

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

Posting a picture of a fit woman with three kids in and of itself is not body shaming at all. Posting a picture of a beautiful woman who is brave enough to wear lingerie should be empowering... But both of their words make their movements obsolete. That is the real "shame" of this.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

When Taking Care Of Yourself Becomes Stressful (And What To Do About It)

Caroline Zwick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Zwick

Set yourself up for success by having your own back no matter what. That means that you need to be compassionate, kind and patient with yourself. That way you are creating the space for yourself to thrive, flourish and align with your true capacities.

How Loving Myself Helps Me to Love Others

Christie Taylor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Christie Taylor

Our thoughts and emotions are our own. No one has the power to create our thoughts or emotions or change them. We are our own captain of how we react to situations or internalize them. Certainly people can influence us, but ultimately, we make the final decision.

The Key to a Successful Relationship: Have One With Yourself First

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

In short, you want to get on the path to loving yourself. Do things for yourself that feel good. When you feel good, you radiate goodness. Everyone else wants to be around you and you do not lose yourself in relationships.

These Four F-Bombs Are the Secret to Ultimate Self Love

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

I realized my pattern of staying with people who were emotionally destructive was a mirror to the pain inside my own head. I immediately put myself on a dating detox, along with a health and relationship cleanse. What I really needed was some tender love and self care.

5 Radical Action Steps to Being Beautiful

Denise Jolly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Denise Jolly

Recently, the editors of xoJane informed me that a group of, ahem...people who shall remain nameless, declared it National Fat Shaming Week on Twitter.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In the same way that an airline attendant will tell passengers in pre-flight instructions to secure their own oxygen mask before assisting others, in life we need to learn how to feel compassion for ourselves first, before we can be happy or contribute to others' happiness.

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Is Self-Care Selfish?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

If I decided to leave work early to go get a massage, what would you say? She's a slacker? I'm not paying you to get a massage during working hours? If you have time to get a massage, then I need to give you more work to do?

When Gratitude Doesn't Work

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

We wanna be grateful because we read everywhere that being grateful is what it takes to be happy.

When You Get to the Buffet, Don't Put It ALL on Your Plate

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Often when we feel we have a lot on our plates, it's about pleasing others, making them happy or doing what we are 'supposed to do.' Don't argue with me here. If you have kids, you fall into this pattern by accident and often.

How to Attract Love Into Your Life This Holiday and Beyond

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Once this practice of celebration and gratitude becomes a habit, you project an infectious joy for living that will attract the world towards you. You will begin to believe that you are worthy of love bit by bit until it becomes natural.

The Power of Love

Mary Paleologos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Self-love at its core is self-acceptance of who you are just as you are, the good and not-so-good parts of yourself. It's about self-respect and self-empowerment. It's about self-care and looking after yourself and having compassion for yourself when you are going through a hard time.

Change Your Shoes and Step Into Fearless Conversations!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

You need to step into your fear in order to step forward! That starts by having fearless conversations that take you far out of your safety zone, but directly into your freedom.