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A collection of writings and research by other authors or experts to help educate, enlighten and empower you to live, love and lead with aloha so that you can develop the courage and confidence to pursue your goals and dreams and achieve health, happiness and success!

The Health Benefits of a Random Act of Kindness

The Health Benefits of a Random Act of Kindness

by Sandee LaMotte (CNN.com): Research says that spreading kindness not only helps others feel better about themselves - it can also boost the giver's health and happiness.

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Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

By Emma Seppala (Greatergood.berkeley.edu): Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

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Want to Change Your Life? Try Self-Compassion

Want to Change Your Life? Try Self-Compassion

By Shauna Shapiro (Greatergood.berkeley.edu) Change can be hard. But if we practice self-compassion, it’s much more likely we’ll succeed. Shauna Shapiro is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion.

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How to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

How to Cultivate More Self-Compassion

By Allison Abrams (PsychologyToday.com): Learning to be kind to yourself: Having self-compassion means being able to recognize the difference between making a bad decision and being a bad person. When you have self-compassion, you understand that your worth is unconditional. Learn five ways to begin practicing self-compassion and stop being so hard on yourself:

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Happiness Means Loving Yourself

Happiness Means Loving Yourself

By Kristen Houghton (HuffPost.com): There is a huge difference between selfishness and practicing self-love. When you love yourself, you are your own best friend, and a best friend is always there to help, guide and be kind. In reality "being there" for yourself is a healthy way to live.

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Self-esteem: Take Steps to Feel Better About Yourself

Self-esteem: Take Steps to Feel Better About Yourself

By Mayo Clinic Staff (MayoClinic.org): Low self-esteem can negatively affect virtually every facet of your life, including your relationships, your job and your health. But you can boost your self-esteem by taking cues from types of mental health counseling.

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Increasing Self-Esteem and Happiness: 8 Steps to a Fulfilled Life

Increasing Self-Esteem and Happiness: 8 Steps to a Fulfilled Life

By Carolina Ordoñez (TinyBuddha.com): Life is a cycle. Sometimes everything is great and sometimes everything falls apart in a matter of seconds. But we can choose to see each experience as something that will help us grow and become wiser. Learn eight keys to acquiring high self-esteem, a high level of happiness and a more fulfilled life.

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Boost Your Self Esteem With These 7 Simple Exercises

Boost Your Self Esteem With These 7 Simple Exercises

By Teresa Mason (YogiApproved.com): The most important relationship you will ever have is your relationship with yourself. When your relationship with yourself is out of whack, other relationships can feel out of whack too. What if, sometimes, you don’t see the wonderful, rockstar human that you are? When low self esteem hits hard, how do you fight back and regain your confidence? The exercises in this article require awareness and a little time in order to mindfully connect with your best self. When you make this commitment to your higher self, anything is possible!

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This Ancient Hawaiian Philosophy Will Change Your Life and Make the World a Better Place

This Ancient Hawaiian Philosophy Will Change Your Life and Make the World a Better Place

By Leslie Turnbull (TheWeek.com): Leslie Turnbull is a Harvard-educated anthropologist with over 20 years' experience as a development officer and consultant. When she moved to Hawaii, she learned that the meaning of "aloha" is much more than about being nice. She learned it's also about how people connect with each other and the relationship we have with everything in the universe around us.

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Get Happy! Practice Self-Love with Happiness Hacks

Get Happy! Practice Self-Love with Happiness Hacks

By Adams Media (ThriveGlobal.com): Excerpted from "Happiness Hacks: 300+ Simple Ways to Get―and Stay―Happy." A lot of people have tips and advice on how to improve your life and find happiness, but these self-love tips from Happiness Hacks bring them to you all in one place. These happiness hacks range from the simple to the grand, but they are all proven to increase your appreciation of life and make you happier.

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30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself

30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself

By Jessica Hays (LifeHack.org): You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU.

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The Difference Between Confidence and Courage - is What Sets You Apart

The Difference Between Confidence and Courage - is What Sets You Apart

Written by Yunzhe Zhou (Medium.com): We often confuse confidence with courage. “I don’t have enough confidence” usually translates into “I’m not sure if I could follow through with it”. For example, raising our hands when the speaker on stage ask for volunteers. The action itself (getting up to stand on the stage) isn’t scary, it’s the thought of uncertainty of what would happen afterwards (will I be good enough to answer or do what the speaker asks me to do?), that keeps us frozen in our tracks. Learn the about the meanings behind confidence and courage.

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