self-acceptance

Here are tips on how to transform from your worst enemy to your best friend.

4 Ways To Become Your Own Best Friend

We are all flawed. So lean into yourself — glory in your strengths, accept your weaknesses, realize that mistakes you’ve made are not dead-ends. Read...
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW    |   06.27.17   |   SHARE
Voices
I’ve realized that there is beauty in me, in my face, in the way I smile easily and laugh loudly... (Image: Instagram/ karisselizabeth)

How Selfies Reflect My Mental Health

Selfies are one of the easiest indicators of my mental health. Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   04.3.17   |   SHARE
Minds
My exuberance over these freshly-plucked perennials reminds me that the little things truly are the big things.

Dandelion Girl: How A Photo Of My Younger Self Makes Me A Happier Person

Of all the items that make up my workspace, it’s a picture of me holding a bunch of dandelions that never fails to put a smile in my heart. In this Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   02.2.17   |   SHARE
Essays
This idea that I need to be perfect all of the time, at everything I do, is something contained deep within my psyche.

Why I'm Done Pretending I Have It All Together

I’ve said I was “good,” “fine,” or “doing well” after crying for hours, lying in bed all day with no motivation, and even experiencing suicidal Read...
Erin McKelle    |   12.20.16   |   SHARE
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Image Credit: Thinkstock

How Depression Improved My Body Image 

When I’m in the company of family, my strongly held beliefs about positive body image, my carefully honed confidence that I am more than numbers on a Read...
Sarah Torna Roberts    |   09.9.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMinds
By the end of the first haunted house rehearsal, I knew the job would truly test my abilities to carry my body and voice well.

 Working At A Haunted House Was Better Than Therapy 

Before I became a haunted house performer, I thought having my face touched was one of the creepiest things imaginable. But it wasn't the eerie set Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   09.5.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
As with road trips, you may run into detours, potholes, and traffic; sometimes you just need to take a break to refuel. Image: Thinkstock.

Am I There Yet?: The Ongoing Journey To Body Acceptance

Have you ever been on a seemingly endless road trip and asked yourself: "Am I there yet?" ...only to realize that your GPS says you have about eight Read...
Sarah Vance    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMinds
Spend most of your money on travel. Image: Andrew Phillips/Unsplash.

20 Non-BS Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Now that I’ve turned 30 (and wear caftans) I’m done reading vapid click-bait offering prosaic advice. This is not one of those articles. Read...
Emily Hill    |   06.27.16   |   SHARE
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