Self Love

Self-Marriage and Self-Love

Grace Gelder | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Gelder

I married myself in 2014 and after an article in the Guardian newspaper went viral six months later, the story about my decision was featured in press around the world. I've been interviewed about the topic time and time again, for radio, TV and print. It wasn't until a recent walk in an Austrian forest though, that I felt I had much to share on the topic of self-love.

For 8+ Years I Crippled Myself With Anxiety Over Freckles

Cat Elliott | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

Growing up people made fun of them. Which essentially shouldn't have mattered. However combining that with other image issues, depression and anxiety, it really did become an internal battle for me. I became so overly aware of them that I was never at ease.

How Superheroes Inspired Me to Get Real About Mental Health

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Raimundo

In mental health, we talk a lot about stigma. How stigma leads to misconceptions about what mental illness is, how people living with mental illness act, and how possible recovery is. This misconceptions hurt people's access to support, which is the very thing that could save their life. So for my very first HuffPo blog post, I wanted to use my story as a message of how I try to defeat stigma.

Bullsh*t Free Goals for the Years Ahead

Leyah Shanks | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

Let's set ourselves some self-love goals to carry throughout the year and for years to come which are actually obtainable and will do good things for our happiness levels. So, here's some self-orientated resolutions, with a difference.

How to Build Someone Else Up, Without Tearing Yourself Down

Fran Hayden | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Society dictates that we shouldn't feel good about ourselves. We are told that we are too much or that we are not enough, we're too big or too small, too loud or too quiet - it is so rare that we are told to exist happily and proudly in our bodies exactly as they are.

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

A Letter to My Younger Self

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Yes, I'm aware that you won't listen, you want to be confident, educated and independent. I am not asking you to corrupt your dreams, just to look around and find time to enjoy the journey.

10 Vitally Important Tips for Self-care

Ella Robson | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

There are plenty of different ways to look after ourselves, and most of us amidst the hectic, busy lives we lead often forget how important it is to put ourselves first. Self-care and self-love isn't about ignoring and not looking after others in our lives, it's about making sure we look after ourselves so we can reduce stress, enjoy life and have the time, and strength to be there for those we love.

Hypnobirthing and Self Love: Pass Me the Sick Bucket

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

The idea that you take yourself off of the hamster wheel for a minimum of fifteen minutes every day - even if you have to break that time up into three five minute sessions - and just breathe. I mean come on, who can't fit five minutes into their schedule to just stop?

Kylie Jenner's Anti-Bullying Campaign Features Woman With Pfeiffer Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was born with a rare genetic disorder has shared strong messages of self love and body confidence on social media - and it's safe to say, ...

The Cheating Kind, Hold That Thought and Love, Actually

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Readers may be aware by now that I had a great affection for my late father and we got on very well. My father came from a large family- he was the eldest of thirteen brothers and one sister.

An Open Apology to Myself

Cat Elliott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I didn't just 'not love myself,' I didn't actually even like myself. I was angry at myself for so many different things in my past and it not only held me back in my own relationship with myself but got in the way of my relationships with those around me and made me less productive in my everyday life.

Be Kind. Honour Yourself. Find Your Purpose, Find Your Peace

Cat Elliott | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I believe we all could benefit from simply taking a kinder approach to ourselves. To ask our self what is it that my body actually needs today to feel nourished and loved - and then do that.

Being 'Selfish' - The Most Selfless Act You Can Do For Yourself

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

Making time for yourself and expressing self-love as a mother, daughter, sister or auntie is so very important and something that we all need to practise as time allows. Just a snippet in the day or week to yourself can make all the difference to your all round happiness and your body and mind will only thank you for it later.

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Leaning on another person so much that you can't function without them isn't love, it's reliance, it's dependence, it makes love a necessity when it should be a choice. Love should always be a choice. A choice of actions, a choice of words, a choice of commitment.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

Our First And Last Love...

Amy Anka | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Like Jean-Paul Sartre, the French Philosopher once said "If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company". I truly believe that until you are content within your own company, you are always going to be attracting someone into your life that is lacking something in some way.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.

How Being Both Hot and Beautiful Creates a Better World!

Sacha Knop | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?

Is It Time to Love Yourself This Valentines?

Juls Abernethy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

Loving Yourself is not about having the perfect body, it's about being able to feel confident inside and out. It's about accepting where you are now and making peace with your body so that you can achieve the body, health and wellbeing that you want and deserve.

Why Learning to Love Yourself Will Help You Find True Love

Kiran Ram | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

After the excitement and exhaustion post Christmas and New Year, February is a month of great miracle cure. Could taking care of yourself help you find true love? Could creating a nourishing, balanced lifestyle lead you to your Mr or Ms Right? Could focusing on yourself, how you feel inside and out play a part? Hell, Yes!

Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single Person

Maggie Currie | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Maybe as you are a single person you really don't buy into this sentiment. So how can you survive and keep your sanity? There are so many ways to make sure you enjoy yourself whether on your own or with a good friend.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

What Are You Waiting For? When Would Now Be a Good Time?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

Putting myself first does not come naturally. I am a natural giver - like so many teachers and therapeutic practitioners I know. However, I am learning the art of self-love, self-care and prioritising myself.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.