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Self Worth

6 Reasons To Make Kindness A Top Priority

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Why is kindness linked with weakness? Is it possible to be kind as well as smart, successful and powerful? Are they mutually exclusive? Of course, the answer to the last question is "no" -- these qualities are not mutually exclusive at all.

12 Things I Learned for Sure in 2012

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

This was a big year for me, as I finally honored that deep yearning inside of myself to leave my New York City box dwelling and dive headfirst into beach life in Santa Monica. Here are twelve things I learned for sure in 2012.

The 7 Ingredients Of A Healthy Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

By doing your own inner work to become an emotionally responsible, kind and loving person with yourself and your partner, you can create a healthy, loving relationship!

Feeling Empty Inside? How To Fill Up

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Inner emptiness does not come from a lack of something external -- not even a lack of being loved by someone else. It comes from a lack of one thing only: a lack of awareness of the love that is the energy we live in.

WATCH: Oprah On One Of Her 'All-Time Favorite Life Lessons'

OWN | Posted 11.07.2012 | OWN

From: "Oprah and Joel Osteen -- I Am: Life Is How You See It" After Oprah heard a sermon from Pastor Joel Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church in Hou...

Self-Imaging: Are You Opting Out of the Bigger Picture?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.01.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

When you're growing up, you're at the mercy of other people's clicks and captures. As an adult, the deliberate effort to shift focus back to yourself becomes weightier somehow, becomes a real act in the political sense and subsequently more difficult to enter into lightly for many of us.

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.

Know Your Worth

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

At 18, I thought I knew it all. I had it all, too, except that I didn't know my worth.

We All Have Buddha Nature: Uncover Yours

Tara Brach | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

While all humans feel ashamed of weakness and afraid of rejection, our Western culture is a breeding ground for the kind of shame and self-hatred the Dalai Lama couldn't comprehend.

Do You Deserve It? That's the Wrong Question to Ask Yourself!

Tara Marino | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Tara Marino

Once we start asking the right questions, we will begin to get more of the things we want out of life.

Some Perspective: The Buddha Had Flaws, Too

Tara Brach | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our most habitual and compelling feelings and thoughts define the core of who we think we are. If we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we experience that core as flawed.

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

Model Behavior

Naima Mora | Posted 12.03.2012 | Style
Naima Mora

It is my desire that young people have a reason to believe in themselves based on their own individual beauty from the inside out.

Searching for Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

My life changed when I finally understood how to access the unconditional love that is always available to all of us. What I came to understand is that love, like the air we breathe, enters our heart by invitation only.

A Lesson in Affection: Taking the Garbage Out

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

Operating from a place of sincere introspection and self-analysis, such a person can begin to hear and see themselves when they get off track and fall back into old patterns of inappropriately criticizing and blaming others, and they now have the opportunity to self-correct their behavior.

Why We Need a Self-Worth Reboot

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

What has happened to us, as women, that we need sticky notes to remind us of something so fundamental as our own self-worth?

'If I Love Myself, Won't I Be Selfish?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Imagine what a wonderful world we would have if each person took responsibility for his or her own feelings and needs. When we take responsibility for ourselves, we can then share our love with others.

Here’s How To Feel Valued (WATCH)

Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living

What makes us feel important? Who do we look to for validation? If we first validate ourselves and the choices we make, other people will start to...

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.

How Firstborns and Secondborns Compare

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

People have long been fascinated with birth order and how it shapes our lives; and recent research indicates that first- and secondborns do indeed see the world differently in ways that impact their motivation and likelihood of career and personal success.

A Lesson in Affection: So You Say You Want it -- But Do You Feel Worthy?

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

We are all born worthy. Somewhere along the way, depending on our circumstances, some of us learn to believe otherwise. What better time than now to realize (see with our real eyes) that we are worthy of our fondest dreams and better?

Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Days Of My Thighs

John Carroll | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

The idea of time marching on (over my face) and leaving the wreckage of beloved things like dance and smooth skin in its wake not only scares the bejesus out of me but brings up so many ugly issues I have with getting older. Grandma Moses, party of one!

Weight Loss: We Are More Than A Number On A Scale

Intent | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

We need to help ourselves. We need to start loving ourselves. We need to stop tying our self-worth to our body issues. We are not just a number; we are people who are more than just our weight.

WATCH: Self-Esteem Determines How We Age From Deepak Chopra

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Expert in mind-body medicine Deepak Chopra discussed how self-esteem can affect the aging process when he visited me on Mondays With Marlo. Check ...

Lying as a Form of Control

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is not as hard as you may believe to learn how to connect with your personal source of spiritual guidance.