self-love

Self-Love Is A Survival Skill

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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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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.

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

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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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Why I Must Commit To Self-Compassion

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

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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10 Truths I've Learned In 35 Years

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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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I Gave Up On My Marriage So I Could Save Myself

Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

Nothing about my decision to move on focus my time and energy on myself and my children instead of my failing marriage was taken casually or quickly.

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It’s Okay To Dump Your Friends

It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past.

It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past. Remember today that you deserve good things and good people.

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Take The Cake: 3 Tips For Normalizing How Your Fat Body Moves, Looks & Feels

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Bodies of all sizes do amazing stuff all the time. Don't let fatphobia hijack your body's right to exist in all its vast complexity.

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Learning To Love Myself The Way I Love My Daughter

I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

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How Hiking Machu Pichu Taught Me To Listen To My Body

Caroline Eubanks Hiking Machu Pichu

It didn’t matter that I wasn’t setting the record for fastest time Hiking Machu Pichu — this wasn’t a competition. All I had to do is walk.

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