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self-acceptance

Why "Skinny" Is Not A Compliment

For anyone who has struggled with weight issues, being called "skinny" can be just as uncomfortable as being called chubby. I have been naturally thin...

Taynua Page
June 26 2015

5 Signs You're An Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence (also known as "EQ") is the Queen of all intelligence, reflecting the strength of our connection to other people, in public or...

Why We Suck At Dealing With Our Feelings + How To Fix That

After a breakup, a job loss, or any form or trauma, it can be difficult to get back to our daily routine. There are moments of clarity, moments of...

Amita Patel, LMSW
June 21 2015

Why "Me Time" Is So Important For Happiness (Infographic)

Most of us know that self-care is essential for happiness. But do we take the time to think about what self-care actually means for each of us?...

June 15 2015

Why There's No Such Thing As Closure

My friend Phyllis Pilgrim is a yoga and meditation teacher at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Students from around the world, young and old, men...

How To Make Every Day Feel Like You're On A Yoga Retreat

At the end of any good workshop or yoga retreat, the most common question asked is: "How do I carry this feeling back to reality?"

Eric Paskel
June 4 2015

Why It's Unhealthy To Obsess Over Your First Love

As a couples’ therapist, I often give talks about love. And I often start by asking audience members to describe the sensations and feelings they felt...

Why I Celebrate The Fact That I Don't Have A Supermodel Body

When I was about 11 years old, we had to do a group trust exercise in summer camp. The goal of the exercise was to get all the campers through a...

Kelly Wadler
May 28 2015

Here's What Happens When You Start Being Nice To Yourself

Were you brought up to believe that taking care of yourself is selfish? Most of us were, or at least internalized that belief somewhere along our...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
May 27 2015

Why You're Dissatisfied With Life + How To Thrive

It’s one thing to be recovering from a particularly upsetting life event or to be clinically depressed. It is quite another thing to exist in a...

Emma Dixon, PhD
May 22 2015

Why Positive Affirmations Don't Work For Everyone + What To Do Instead

Changing the way we talk about ourselves requires changing the way we think about ourselves. That's a good goal, but it can't happen overnight. Nor...

Anneli Rufus
May 21 2015

7 Surefire Signs You're Following Your Heart

Why do we often second-guess the messages and directives from our heart? Isn’t the heart supposed to be looking out for our best interests — a sort of...

Light Watkins
May 20 2015