Love Thyself

Love Thyself

Don't listen to that self-talk! Give yourself a break: Here's why you're your own worst critic, downtime is crucial, seeking romance is a bad remedy, and more.

Are Teen Girls Falling Flat From “Leaning In” Too Far?

Ana Homayoun
The potentially detrimental effects of ambition, socialization and technology

Am I Done With My Personal Work?

Raphael Cushnir
Emotions are the nexus between self and Spirit.

Why Is Self-Acceptance So Hard?

Barbara Markway Ph.D.
We think if we punish ourselves enough, we'll change.

Becoming Single Again: People Who Are Kind to Themselves Do It Better

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The triumph of compassion over self-flagellation

Do You Need Self-Esteem to Change a Habit?

Meg Selig
Self-esteem is optional; but one type of confidence is essential.

“I Can’t” and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
The Olympic effort to be kind to ourselves

Be True to Yourself

Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Playing football to impress girls put me in the hospital

4 Ways to Overcome Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How to rid ourselves of the nagging thoughts that tell us we are not good enough

The Surprising Benefits of a Little Self-Love

Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How Self-Love Outperforms Beating Yourself Up

Self-Loathing and Relationships: Believe in Others Who Believe in You

Mark D. White Ph.D.
Can the self-loathing trust that others love them?

New Ways to Look at Positive Thinking & Acting

Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Consider the rationale (and studies) behind life-changing tips.

Burned Out? Three Bright Ideas to Light Up Your Life

Jared DeFife Ph.D.
You're not a broken bulb. Re-connect with your power to shine.

5 Reasons I Hate Me

Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Rewriting the narrative on negative self-talk

When the Voice Inside Your Head Turns Bad.....

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Empowering yourself to challenge your inner critic.

Self-Compassion Can Soothe the Inner Critic

Polly Campbell
Three ways show a little self-kindness after a mistake

How to Love: A 5-Step Whole-Body Action Plan

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Falling in love is passive. How loving you are depends on what you are giving.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself

Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Here's why to give the most precious and beautiful gift that you have.

Plastic Surgery: Vanity in Older Age

Mario D Garrett PhD
The pervasive use of surgery to enhance how we look.

Love or Hate Yourself, Advertising May Be to Blame

Laurie Essig Ph.D.
Dove's "Real Beauty" once again asks women to love the way they look.