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Self Love

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 ...

Ok, Stupid: Hand-Drawn Selfies and Online Dating

Mensen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Mensen

"Ok, Stupid" is an ongoing series of drawn self-portraits inspired by self-representation of women in the digital age and online dating as a young, working-class feminist survivor navigating a surveillance/exhibition culture.

10 Inspiring Reminders To Love Yourself Today, And Every Day Of The Year

Posted 02.14.2014 | Divorce

What's the message we here at HuffPost are taking to heart this Valentine's Day? It's a quote from the Sufi poet Rumi. "Your task is not to seek for l...

Will You Be Yours?

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I get asked over and over again how I can possibly face and shine light on such difficult issues as mental illness, abuse, trauma, grief, the criminal justice system and all of the related baggage surrounding these topics.

The Top 10 Ways Women Settle for Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In all areas of life women often settle for less. I think of this as a low-fat version of love, including self-love, by substituting what we really want for what we think we can get and then trying to pretend we're more satisfied than we are.

Love Your Life This Valentine's Day

Jon Sundt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means -- love is in the air. But instead of writing about romance, chocolate, red ro...

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.: What Happens When Wonder Woman Gets Sick?

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

I was working on a project with a big magazine. We had a call with one of the writers, and I called from my hospital room. I had not told anyone that I was sick, or more importantly, that I was in the hospital. I am on the call with the writer and the head of the practice, and the phone disconnects.

Love Conquers Fear

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Disney's latest animated film Frozen was blessed in the timing of its release, as we face a record-breaking winter and Polar Vortex. Played by Idina M...

How Stress Pros Deal With What's Worrying Them

Garance Clos | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Garance Clos

The only way to make a real difference is to make every action count, be fully present and conscious of the consequences of all your actions. Focus on one task at a time, learn to prioritize and just go with the flow.

Make Valentine's Day Self-Love and Appreciation Day

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

For the first time in 21 years, I will be spending this Valentine's Day alone. Although my ex-husband and I rarely made a big deal out of this "Hallma...

Selfies to Promote Self-Love

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

We are finally embracing who we are and how we look. We are taking back our bodies and publishing pictures of them on social media, not for attention (while attention is often received) but to say 'Look at me, I love my body and I love who I am!'

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

Be Sexy!

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

This month we celebrate --  in a Hallmark-driven holiday -- romantic love. With pink and red hearts everywhere and ubiquitous ads for flowers and rom...

9 Ways To Perfect The Art Of Self-Love

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Extending too much love to others can leave us lacking in love for ourselves. We must walk the fine line of attending to others and tending to ourselves, all the while never falling second to the needs of another. Because to love ourselves is to know ourselves, and to know ourselves is to recognize the full spectrum of our powers.

10 Ways to Break Out of Step-Mother Hell

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Step mothers have the worst reputations ever. Even our fairytale stories are wrapped up in the "evil step-mother" prototype. We are the women who are portrayed as coming in and taking over the lives of children who are not ours and we are viewed as the women who steal the dad away.

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.