Clare Buchanan

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How To Stop Taking Hurtful Criticism To Heart

Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.- Aristotle<p>Have you ever been unfairly criticized?<p>Because hurtful words don't heal easily, if at all.<p>Instead, they fester.<p>Scornful words slash your self-esteem apart, leaving you with an open wound, …

Unhappy With Yourself? Here Are Five Ways To Win 'You' Back

Embed from Getty Images<p>Are you in a love/hate relationship with yourself?<p>Just as we can fall in or out of love with somebody else, our relationship with ourselves can also be erratic. On good days, loving ourselves can be easy; on challenging days, not so much.<p>So why is it that we can't …

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I'm not sure what to create, who to reach out to, what step to take next; it's an awkward but frequent mental state of this time in the morning, when …

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

10 Morning Practices to Create a Positive, Purposeful Day

I used to consider myself a night owl. In college, I would schedule midday classes whenever possible so I could stay up late without forfeiting sleep. Later, as a mom with three children under the age of five, the wee hours of the night often brought quiet space to write or work on my coaching …

Simple Yoga Stretches To Help Undo The Damage Of Sitting All Day

Namaste your way to pain relief.<p>It's pretty incredible how a few simple twists and movements can help relieve the physical tension from a day spent sitting.<p>If you're like most Americans, you're compelled by work, your commute and a whole host of other factors to spend most of your time with your …

Learning to Love Yourself

We all know how much love can build us up or tear us apart. Love is a choice we make and it should be built with no conditions attached. One of the greatest gifts we need to give to ourselves is learning how to love every aspect of our beings. We cannot give to others what we don't have. Love …

Don't Be a Cry Baby: Learn to Drop the Emotional Baggage

We all have that one friend or know of someone who cries easily, and some label them as a "cry baby." It is one thing to be sensitive and your natural state of being is to be emotional, regularly. However, when we experience hard times and everything makes us cry, we know we have to deal with our …

Here's How To Do Therapy On Yourself, According To A Therapist

It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.<p>Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth, and it can be beautiful in its own way. That being said, as a trained counselor and as someone who has been through …

A Five-Minute Gratitude Practice to Live an Awesome Life

<i>"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears" - Tony Robbins</i><p>Gratitude has changed my life and it's time you use it to rock your own world.<p>Your mind holds the power to keep you stuck and feeling down in the dumps, or flooding you with abundance and positivity.<p><b>The Power of …

Find Your True Self Through Silence

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p>As we …

Why We Crave Sweets and Fats

How is candy like cocaine?<p>There’s a steadily growing body of research that says that foods high in sugar and fat—all those forbidden yummies like candy, cookies, cheesecake, and pizza—may lead to food addiction. Food addiction is potentially a painfully real disease akin to drug addiction and …

101 Simple Ways You Can Make Someone Smile

Let's face it, we could all do with smiling a little more often from time to time couldn't we? Or at the very least, sharing more of our happier …

12 Ways to Revamp Your Self-Worth

When you have spent significant time in any type of unhealthy emotional environment it is easy to lose track of your worth. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as not good enough. If you have been starving for the love you never received you may be extremely hard on yourself and …

5 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Erica Bartlett has spent most of her adult life saying horrible things to herself. As a heavy teenager, her greatest hits included: "I'm so ugly. No one will ever be attracted to me. I can't stand to see how big I look in the mirror. I …

Law of Attraction: You Can Get What You Want But Not What You 'Need'

There are things happening in this reality our mind just can't get, things it will never get. It has no idea who we really are and what we are capable of creating.<p>The way of being we need to adopt to manifest as easily as we are capable of, and to more readily receive the divine assistance …

How to Be Happy When Things Aren't Going Your Way

Ambitious people have drive. Drive is a deep motivation to have a better life, do bigger things and achieve all you desire. Drive makes you do stuff. And that's good. You make progress by doing stuff.<p>But here on planet Earth, you've surely discovered by now that stuff doesn't always work out how …

9 Little-Known Habits of Confident People

<i>"With confidence, you have won before you have started." -- Marcus Garvey</i><p>Confidence is often the single differentiator between people who get what they want and people who don't. Those who think and believe they can do something -- run a marathon, start an entrepreneurial venture, ask someone out …

40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

<b>“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah</b><p>Eckhart Tolle believes we …

Self-help

13 Ways To Beat Stress In 15 Minutes Or Less

<i>By Yelena Shuster</i><p>Ever felt like you just can't unwind after a demanding week? That's because stress triggers your body's fight or flight response: your adrenaline starts pumping, your heart beats faster, and your blood pressure rises, explains Ash Nadkarni, M.D., an associate psychiatrist at …

6 Networking Tips for Introverts

I’ve always been a closeted introvert. I see networking events as the “necessary evil” part of the freelance lifestyle. Walking around and having …

Self-help

21 Tips to Release Self-Neglect and Love Yourself in Action

<b>“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The most important …

How to Start Setting Boundaries and Prioritizing Your Needs

<b>“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.” ~Tony Gaskins</b><p>I highly value being loyal, honest, …

Human Rights

Turn Your Envy into Inspiration and Cultivate Your Own Joy

<b>“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.” ~Harold Coffin</b><p>What happens when your neighbor upgrades to a mansion …

Self-help

14 Morning Mantras that Will Calm Your Restless Mind

<i>The morning is enormously important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

What Kind Of Introvert Are You?

Are you more of a social, thinking, anxious, or restrained introvert?

Decide to Live Your Life to The Full Now

Sometimes we live our lives kind of on autopilot. Moments slip by and we forget that the present moment is the one that really counts. And sometimes we are waiting for something to happen or change before we can have that life we really really want.<p>Are you waiting for your real or happy life to …

These 11 Secret Pregame Rituals Of Student Athletes Will Help You Win At Everyday Life

There’s nothing quite like a college campus on game day.<p>From the parking lot tailgate to the roar of the crowd during buzzer beater plays, the enthusiastic, we’re-all-in-this-together atmosphere is palpable. And exciting!<p>To celebrate the beginning of autumn and the return of college sports, we’re …

8 Overlooked Obstacles That Sabotage Your Happiness

How do you get happy?<p>Some people say that if you visualize happiness, you'll be happy. Does that mean if you visualize a castle, you can have that too?<p>Here's another one.<p>If you have negative thoughts, you're doomed. Toast.<p>That's scary, right?<p>Maybe you strive to stay happy by reading inspiring blogs …

Self-Love: 10 Keys

Healthy self-love is the balance between low self-esteem (a lack of self-love) and grandiosity (inflated, false self-love that is actually an overcompensation for a lack of true self-love).<p>The following are key strategies that are critical in practicing self-love:<p><b>1) Consciously choose to be your</b> …