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Self Respect

Light Up Every Room You Enter

Joy Weston | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

Own Your Magnificence! Not long ago the amazing Dr. Maya Angelo passed away, leaving a legacy of words and actions that continue to inspire us ...

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Minorities, State Violence, and the Price of Self-Respect

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Violence is not the most effective way to respond to injustice, but self-respecting individuals taking a stand together against injustice is. This is a price we all can afford. The question is do we respect each other enough to believe that others and ourselves are worth it?

Vulnerable Young Women Already Have Grit--They Need the Chance to Lead

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Courtney Macavinta

Some people say youth today need more grit or gumption. Some do. But the truth for those of us like me who've survived being traumatized by violence...

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

The Latest Twitter Hashtag That Will Totally Change Your Day

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices

The Twitterverse has welcomed a new hashtag trend and we can’t help but love it. The hashtag #LoveMeLike started making its rounds on Twitter wi...

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

The Meaning of Self-Respect

Jessica Halepis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Yoga Pants Defiant: My Crusade Against the Cult of Casual

Catherine Zinger | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style
Catherine Zinger

When "Casual Fridays" took hold in the early nineties with the rise of the tech bubble, Americans, turned the formality dial down from power suits, to business casual, to questionably casual, to downright slovenly, and have left it there ever since.

How Our Society Raises Young Boys

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Society may try at every turn to tell my children, through what they see, hear, and read, "This is how women are portrayed in our culture. Accept it, you can't change it." But in my small big way and in front of three boys who will one day be men, I can say, "No. No, we don't have to accept it."

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

Those Who Mind: The Case Against Trying to Win People Over

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

It's hard work changing yourself to suit every situation. It's hard work over thinking everything you say to make sure it's just right, and it's hard work having your only validation come from the reactions and approval of others.

A Letter to My Son on International Day of the Girl

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Macavinta

What most touched me yesterday, however, was Malala's insistence that boys, our sons and brothers, are her partners in creating an equal world.

Mrs. Jones, Coaches, and Grandma

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

Competent professors and teachers can make such a difference in the lives of their students.

All for One

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One after another of these young people talked about finding not just a community of understanding at Mindstream, but a new family. They reported finding confidence they never had, self-esteem they had lost. They found self-respect, and purpose, and passion.

4 Steps To Conquer Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we fail to identify and separate from this inner critic, we allow it to impact our behavior and shape the direction of our lives. So how can we challenge this inner voice?

Do You Want to Be Liked or Respected at Work?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's natural to say that you want to be liked and respected, but when forced to make a choice, I urge you to seek the respect of your co-workers and your boss. Here's why:

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook: Are We Totally Powerless?

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Feeling powerlessness is real. Being powerless is real. And acknowledging it can grow us. But let it lead you not to despair or destruction, but toward honoring yourself. Channel your powerlessness to bolster your strength, resources, authority, and capacity to act.

The Universal Golden Rule

Donna Henes | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The Golden Rule teaches that we should treat others as we, ourselves, would wish to be treated. This basic ethic is repeated in a multitude of variations in the texts of all the great religions of the world.

4 Important Links Between Personal Style and Positive Self-Image

Sally McGraw | Posted 12.18.2012 | Style
Sally McGraw

Everyone can use personal style as a tool for cultivating self-care and reflect self-respect. No matter how tall you are or which birthday is on the horizon or where you carry the most jiggle, you can learn to flatter your figure.

Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Intent | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

When another living being loves you so much, why would you ever doubt your self worth? We should instead strive to live up to that love and be the type of person our dog thinks we are.

Is It a Breakdown in Etiquette?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is this first name stuff and why does it bother me? I understand the whole "let's be friendly" movement. The problem comes when you recognize that giving one respect over another diminishes someone, and perhaps that's why we have a protocol called manners in the first place.