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7 Tips to Stop Taking Criticism So Personally

It's tough to deal with critics—even sometimes when they mean well. Whether it comes from a family member you've known your whole life or from a complete stranger on the internet, any expression of di…

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Why We Should Stop Calling Women ‘Pretty’ (And What to Say Instead)

When you see your daughter, a coworker, a long time friend or even just a casual encounter, your first instinct may be to compliment her on her looks. Typically this practice has harmless intentions. …


Science Confirms: ‘Fat Shaming’ Just Makes Things Worse

There has been a lot of talk about “fat shaming” on the internet in the past few weeks. This was sparked by a couple of viral videos, one serious and the other a (bad) joke, that harshly criticized ov…


The Posture-Mood Connection: Why You Should Stop Slouching

Want to feel more confident and energetic? Stand up straight and strut your stuff because there's a connection between posture and mood. The Posture-Mood Connection: Moment To Moment Vivian Eise…


What You Don’t Know About Building True Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is defined as having confidence in your abilities and your own worth as a person. That much is pretty obvious, but what isn’t often so obvious is how to get more of it. Sure, there are …


Stopping the War Against Yourself

On a daily basis, I pause, put my hand on my chest and whisper, “I will not make war against my own heart.” I have many opportunities to practice, as I make many mistakes. Each time, I want to jump on…


The Person You’re Most Jealous of on Facebook

We’ve all done it: the scrolling through photos on Facebook and making some comparisons between what we see online and what we see in the mirror. There’s the ultra-thin friend who, even after three …


10 Reasons to Stop Dieting Today

Sick of dieting? Of course you are. So stop it! Here are 10 good reasons why... It's possible to learn how to be happy with yourself without the diet! 1. Dieting is a temporary state of deprivat…


Ever Wondered Why You Care About Fitting In?

Don't feel bad if you have a hard time tuning out other people's opinions. The tendency toward fitting in just may have helped your ancestors survive. It's easy to say, "Don't worry what other peop…


Are You Putting Your Happiness on Hold?

The moment my dad died, my life changed forever. It crystallized the sobering reality that tomorrow or even the next minute is not promised to anyone. I had heard that phrase many times in my life, bu…


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