A Coming (Out) Of Age Story

By Carly Proud Updated August 26, 2020 Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash By Carly Proud Updated August 26, 2020 Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash Looking back on my childhood, a...

Heartbreak: A Love Story | Thought Catalog

Most love stories end in a proposal; this one begins with one. It felt as if I were in a dream. It was a nightmare. As I stared...

This Is What Pole Dancing Taught Me About Self-Love

“You should take a pole dance class with me,” a friend once told me. My stomach churned as if it were performing backflips. I never thought of...

Sometimes, Letting Go Means You Love Yourself More Than You Love Them 

Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t love them. It doesn’t mean that you don’t value the time you’ve spent together or the memories you’ve made. Sometimes,...

PSA: I’m Fat And I Get To Love Myself Anyway

Hopefully you haven’t clicked on this with the expectation of reading some marshmallow, body positive, “it gets better” article. I sincerely apologize if you did, but...

Read This When You Are Finding It Difficult To Love Yourself

Self love is such a difficult process to navigate, not only because it takes time, and patience, and tenderness, but because there’s also this shame that...

My Life As A (Temporary) Blonde

With the world stuck inside, no one is probably thinking about their hair right now. I debated if I wanted to embrace my “just escaped from...

If You Want A Happier Life, You Need To Trust Yourself More

You need to trust yourself more. You need to stop second guessing yourself, stop doubting yourself, stop assuming you don’t know what the hell you’re talking...

25 Limiting Beliefs That Are Holding You Back From Your Own Success

Your mindset is what’s constructing your life. If your brain is the hardware, your mindset is the software. It’s telling you how to function, what to do,...

Loving Yourself Sucks, Hating Yourself Is Easy 

The hardest thing you will ever learn to do is love yourself. It’s so much easier to be a pessimist, a cynic, a downer. It’s easier to...

Why You’re Having So Much Trouble Loving Yourself, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries You’re confusing self-love with self-confidence — but the truth is, you can have doubts about yourself and still love yourself. Taurus You only focus on your flaws, on...

This Is How To Love Yourself When Nobody Else Does

When you feel like no one loves you, it can drastically drain your self-confidence. It can make you feel ugly and unwanted. It can convince you...

This Is What It Really Means To Be Kind To Yourself, Because It’s Not...

When we think of kindness, we often confuse it for niceness, and the two are not the same. When we are being nice, we are being placid...

Read This If You Feel Like Nothing You Have Or Do Ever Feels Quite...

If you feel as though nothing you have or do is ever quite enough, it’s not because everyone is superseding you in life. It’s not because you...

You Are Not Here To Be Perfect, But You Are Here To Be Better...

You are not here to be perfect. In fact, the universe does not allow perfection. Without breaks and gaps, there would be no growth. Nature depends on...

I’m Slowly Learning To Make Peace With My Body

Chances are, you’ve been hard on your body before. Perhaps you’ve had an up and down relationship with your body and food for years. Perhaps you’ve...

The Happiest Girls Are The Ones Who Give Themselves Praise

The happiest girls avoid tearing themselves apart. They avoid self-destruction. They avoid negative thinking. Sure, there are moments when their self-consciousness gets the best of them,...

Beware Of The Day She Takes All Her Love Back

Beware of the day she gives up because that means she’s reached her boiling point. It means that she’s been holding on and trying for far...

31 One-Sentence Reminders For When You Are Feeling Like You’re Not Quite Enough

1. You will never be good enough for yourself when your goal is to be good enough for someone else. 2. Those who have no intention of...

19 Things You Can Do In The Next Year That Can Change The Entire...

1. Gain financial clarity. Make a spreadsheet of your debts, and expenses. List them from least to greatest, and start paying them off in a snowball....

Loving Myself Is Harder With You Around

Loving myself is hard when you make me feel like every move I make is the wrong one. You’re always complaining about something, always angry about...

How To Love Yourself By An Imperfect Person Who Is Actually (Sometimes) Doing It!

It seems like such a silly thing to say that I’ve struggled for a long time to accept myself. It’s almost too obvious. I think the...

Loving Yourself Doesn’t Mean You Think You’re Perfect

Loving yourself doesn’t mean you’re happy with every single aspect of your face, body, and personality. It doesn’t mean you are immune to self-consciousness and insecurity....

Maybe I’ll Love Myself Anyway

Today I looked at myself in the mirror, which usually wouldn’t be noteworthy. Because, well, I won’t lie, I look at myself in the mirror all...

This Is What It Means To Glow Up, Because It’s Not About Proving The...

Your glow up might not be something others can see. It might not come across as a shift on the surface. In a world of revenge bodies...

19 Reassuring Things To Remind Yourself Every Day

You’ve made it to another day and maybe this day will be your best yet. Maybe this day will be your hardest yet. Or maybe it...

Loving Yourself Doesn’t Mean Resisting Change

Loving yourself doesn’t mean pretending you are perfect. Loving yourself doesn’t mean denying you have flaws. Loving yourself doesn’t mean refusing to work on yourself. In fact, taking active...

Self-Care Is Expensive | Thought Catalog

Maybe you aren’t able to practice self-care because you put everyone else before yourself. Maybe you aren’t able to practice self-care because you don’t believe you...

Give Yourself Time To Sit In Silence

When was the last time you sat down in the discomfort of your silence? When was the last time you fell in love with your spirit?...

The Worst Part About Dating Apps When You’re Still Working On Loving Yourself

It’s hard for me to accept compliments — and even harder for me to come up with nice things to say about myself on dating apps....

Self-Love Is The Best Form Of Healing

Self-love is the best remedy. It’s the best form of healing. Self-love helps you move on with ease when you truly look back on certain experiences...

Another Person Is Not A Salve To Your Wounds, So Stop Relying On Others...

You probably already know that another person can complete you. There is nobody that can fit into the god and self and love-sized gaps within you....

I Love My Body, But I Still Struggle With Wanting To Be Perfect

It’s not uncommon for my thoughts throughout the day to range from “you’re perfect just as you are” to “ugh, you’re not good enough.” If that...

You Don’t Need The Fab Five To ‘Queer Eye’ Yourself

Queer Eye has officially returned to Netflix, though I probably don’t have to tell you—if you’re anything like me, you probably cried your way through the...

A Reminder To Always Take Care Of Yourself

No one can argue the importance of self-care. It is everywhere-from Facebook memes to Buzzfeed shopping lists to TV shows chanting “treat yaself.” And, it IS...

Dear Heart, I’m Sorry For Not Taking Good Care Of You

I’m sorry for not loving you enough. I’m sorry for always putting you through hell expecting you to be happy and calm. I’m sorry for always...

When He Makes You Feel Like You’re Just A Phase

How could you think you could touch fire and not get burned? I could ask myself the same. The night that we met, we agreed to turn the...

This Is How The Super Full Moon In Virgo Will Effect You, Based On...

The Full Moon in Virgo took place on February 19th, 2019. This Moon brought about much needed awareness into our lives that will impact us for...

Five Little Ways To Honor Your Dreams This Year

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH Above all, this is the most vital. We are arriving into the new year slowly, and there is still...

You’re Not Allowed To Insult Yourself Today

Every single day, you insult yourself, you replay your awkward moments, you give yourself far less credit than you deserve. You are your own worst enemy...

Post Selfies, Raise Your Standards, Love Yourself 

By now, you are used to hearing the nasty voice in the back of your head. You are used to insulting yourself. You are used to...

How To Fall Out Of Love With Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back

Love never starts in remarkable ways. It’s the ability to make it last that renders its beauty. I met him and saw ordinariness. That is not the love stories...

A Brief History Of All The Times You Didn’t Show Up

Ümit Bulut / Unsplash The earliest memory I have is of the day you left. I was four. It was nearly five years later before I saw you...

A Short List Of Lies I Refuse To Believe About Myself

1. I am not enough. “Enough” is a matter of perception. It’s incredibly easy to believe that the rest of the world is surpassing us, that everyone else...

12 Ways To Be Good To Yourself This Year And Every Year After

1. Be mindful of what you think, feel, and want. It’s important to recognize that we all hold selfish needs and desires inside, but it’s critical...

50 Stupidly Simple Ways Insecure Girls Can Learn Self-Love

These tips from Ask Reddit will help you see yourself in a better light. 1. Practice complimenting others. Do this especially for small traits, or particular aspects...

16 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You Haven’t Mastered Loving Yourself Quite...

1. Loving yourself based on a set of conditions you have to meet You set conditional requirements for yourself and only feel like you love yourself when...