self-love

Let’s show the patriarchy (and capitalism) where they can stick it.

How To Be Your Own Freaking Valentine!

Valentine's Day is upon us and the topic of love is ubiquitous. Even if you wanted to, you can't escape the pink hearts, gender normative clichés, and doe-eyed couples.

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If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

Learning To Love The Skin You’re In…With Eczema

If you’ve ever suffered from eczema, you know my struggle. I'm pursuing healing and loving my skin from a different perspective.

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Born Again: Rene Denfeld On The Birth Of Love

They say you have to love yourself before you can love others. I am here to say that is not true. I loved my children long before I could love myself.  Read...
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Self-Love Is A Survival Skill

My lack of self-love had never stopped me from loving anyone else, but, by loving myself, I could now love everyone, and everything, more profoundly.

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We all have 'em. It's how you choose to deal with insecurities that counts.

4 Ways To Manage Your Insecurities So They Don't Ruin Your Relationships

We all have 'em. It's how you choose to deal with insecurities that counts.

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Take The Cake: My Body Did This Magical Thing & It Blew My Mind

This was the first time in my adult life when I had become really crystal clear on what I wanted and needed from others. I have been so used to letting others lead the exchange, unsure how to navigate, unable to access my own needs.

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Despite my newfound awareness that I must practice self-compassion, I simply do not feel worthy of it.

Why I Must Commit To Self-Compassion

Will practicing self-compassion make me feel, or become, selfish? I cannot discern when to hold myself accountable versus when to cut myself slack.

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Photo courtesy of Reema Zaman.

10 Truths I've Learned In 35 Years

I define myself by the truths I live by. Today, I’m turning 35. Here are 10 Truths I’ve learned that make me who I am. I offer them to you, with love.

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