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Self Talk

Researchers Reveal Best Way To Talk To Yourself

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

"You can do it!" That's a better way to motivate yourself than saying "I can do it," according to a new study that shows that giving yourself advic...

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...

Self-Parenting: What's Your Style?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

No matter what kind of upbringing you experienced or what kind of self-parenting style you have adopted up until now, it's never too late to treat yourself with compassion and kindness. By lovingly nurturing, encouraging, and motivating yourself, you can become the parent you always wanted.

A Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Manage Stress

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Jimmy," the character of George finds himself in a stressful situation and starts speaking in the third person: "Geo...

On Escaping The Shame Spiral

Jill Di Donato | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

It's no easy feat to admit to flaws, because that means they're real and we have to confront them. Accepting our mistakes or shortcomings -- choices that may not have served us well, unflattering ways others may perceive us, or subtle imperfections that gnaw away at us -- is uncomfortable in the short-term, but acknowledging them can ward off long-term problems.

Talking to Yourself: Crazy or Crazy Helpful?

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Think of talking to yourself as a tool to coach yourself through a challenge, or to narrate your own experiences to yourself. In any case, treat yourself with respect and you just may find you enjoy your own company.

If the Bathroom Mirror Could Talk

Lindsay Henry | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

The light floods the room as she flips on the switch. Here, these lights are my friends, though in other areas -- dressing rooms in particular -- their harshness can tell as many blunt lies as I do if you bend me in a house at a carnival.

The Brain-Training Secrets Of Olympic Athletes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics well underway, millions of spectators are marveling at the physical skill and talent of the athletes competing in ...

You Can Talk Yourself Right Out Of That Exhaustion

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Forget reading every single motivational poster at the race. All it takes to set a new personal best is a few kind words to yourself. According to ...

The Buzzing in Your Ears

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

We tend to be like pieces of fly paper, letting words (whether they were intended to or not) stick on us like tiny, pesky flies -- buzzing in our ears, irritating our minds and soaking deeply into our cells. And we start to believe them, letting them define our self-worth.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself, More Often

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Your negative soundtracks have likely been playing for many years. It doesn't help that we are surrounded by a culture that supports negative self-talk so this will be an ongoing practice. The way we talk to ourselves is a habit that can be changed with awareness and willingness.

The Positive Psychological Effects of Prayer

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Prayer is the practice of connecting to something deeper and more meaningful in life. It is rooted in a sense of spirituality.

9 Extraordinary Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jancee Dunn A little self-criticism is a good thing: It can be a reality check that spurs you to be a better person. But there is a vast differ...

11 Lies We All Tell Ourselves -- And Why We Should Stop

Posted 04.22.2013 | OWN

Oh, dear... the things we say to ourselves that a) aren’t true and b) keep us in a rut of our own making. By Leigh Newman 1. "Asking people is...

4 Steps To Chill Out That Negative Self-Talk

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

If you, too, struggle with a restless, anxious mind, you've probably noticed that the chatter can be especially negative and annoying at the most inopportune moments.

Soul-Talk: What Would You Like More Of In 2013?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Russell Bishop

The secret in all of this has less to do with getting it all right before you set out on your journey and more to do with paying attention to your experience along the way.

Soul-Talk: What Is The Power Within You?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Unless you are the quintessential fear-motivated person, harping on how bad something is will not move you very far in terms of taking positive action. This is where the power within comes into play.

Soul-Talk: Are You Perpetuating Your Own Troubles?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The moment you accept responsibility for your reactions to anything that is happening around you, you have no way back. The moment you recognize that you are the one choosing your reactions, the blame and complain game ceases to have power over you.

Creating an Inner Coach That Supports Resilience and Self-Confidence

Beth Weinstock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Now that it's fall and we're clearing out our summer clothes for what feels good to wear in the new season, let's clear out our negative self-thoughts and only wear words that contribute to our self-esteem.

Soul-Talk: Want More Joy In Your Life?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Are you expecting any joy in your life today? If so, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. However, if you can shift your attitude to one of anticipating joy, you may find that you are on a better road toward experiencing more of what you seek in life.

Soul-Talk: Who Do You Hate?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Taking the time to really get to know someone else seems to be an increasingly lost art. Too often we settle for knowing something about the person, rather than actually getting to know the person he really is inside.

Soul-Talk: How To Find Perfection In Rejection

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Most people think acceptance has something to do with liking your circumstances. In truth, acceptance merely means recognizing the obvious, cooperating with the reality of it, and finding ways to move forward in spite of the situation.

Soul-Talk: Politics -- Is There A Way Past Blame And Upset?

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

At both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, The Huffington Post will again sponsor The Oasis, a sanctuary from the madness where delegates and journalists can take a break from the stress and rigors of political angst.

Soul-Talk: How To Avoid Any More Secret Hurts

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

When I can hold the difference in my consciousness, when I can recognize the Divine in the other as independent from the choices the personality might make, I find my life is easier, characterized by more grace, acceptance and loving.

Soul-Talk: How To Heal Your Secret Hurt

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you have ever trampled all over someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, and later regretted your actions, then perhaps you understand the value of forgiveness.