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Self-Esteem and Unsolicited Advice – Submissive Meditation Monday

Self-Esteem and Unsolicited Advice – Submissive Meditation Monday

How’s your self-esteem? Do you feel good about the person looking back at you from the mirror? If not, you are not alone. I understand. I am one of you.

2 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Personal Growth
Power Exchange While in Addiction Recovery

Power Exchange While in Addiction Recovery

The holiday season is hard. So hard sometimes.

3 comments Posted by Mrs. Darling | Posted in: Beginner Basics
Self-Esteem/Grooming Series Concludes: Accepting Comments and Compliments

Self-Esteem/Grooming Series Concludes: Accepting Comments and Compliments

Simply put, our ability to graciously accept compliments, and to positively disregard negative comments, can tailor the way that people interact with us.

Leave a comment Posted by kallista | Posted in: Beginner Basics

Self-Esteem Through Grooming Part 4: Diet & Exercise

Feeling good about what you’re putting into your body and the performance you’re getting out of your body is a vital aspect of feeling good about who you are.

Leave a comment Posted by kallista | Posted in: Personal Growth

Self-Esteem Through Grooming Part 3: Nail Care

Your hands and feet are, to the rest of the world, subtle indicators of your dedication to things.

Leave a comment Posted by kallista | Posted in: Personal Growth

Self-Esteem Through Grooming Part 2: Hair

There’s a reason why the expressions “good hair day” and “bad hair day” exist: the behavior of your hair in the morning usually plays a huge role in how you’re feeling for the rest of the day.

1 comment Posted by kallista | Posted in: Personal Growth

Self-Esteem Through Grooming Part 1: Skin Care

Giving back to your skin for all it does for you is a first, and very important step in learning to appreciate your body for what it is and building up your self-esteem.

1 comment Posted by kallista | Posted in: Personal Growth

Build Self-Esteem through Grooming Rituals: Series Intro

When you’re being asked to put your body on display for various purposes, having a low self-esteem or an unhappy body image can be detrimental to how you conduct yourself in and out of play.

2 comments Posted by kallista | Posted in: Personal Growth
Jealousy and Mono/Poly Relationships

Jealousy and Mono/Poly Relationships

Here’s what has helped Mina learn about jealousy in a mono/poly relationship – it just might help you too.

5 comments Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Personal Growth, Relationships
How Do I Rebuild Self-Esteem After a Series of Bad Relationships?

How Do I Rebuild Self-Esteem After a Series of Bad Relationships?

How can I go about rebuilding that love and respect and self-esteem for myself I feel I have lost?

Leave a comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Ask Anything, Community
Self-Esteem in Submissives: Self-Talk, Affirmations and Self-Love

Self-Esteem in Submissives: Self-Talk, Affirmations and Self-Love

Whether dominant or submissive, we have been shaped by our pasts. Many of us take the messages we heard in our childhood, into our adult lives and still believe these terrible things about ourselves.

3 comments Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Personal Growth
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I Am Submissive–Hear Me Roar!

Until I discovered my submissive self, I always found myself deferring to others as much as possible to avoid conflict. Suddenly I started standing taller, with my shoulders back and my head up.

1 comment Posted by pinksubgeek | Posted in: Beginner Basics
You Don’t Have to Be a Porn Star or Fashion Model to Participate in BDSM

You Don’t Have to Be a Porn Star or Fashion Model to Participate in BDSM

You’ve seen the porn on Kink.com and other places and you notice that most of the pictures on FetLife are of fit, healthy people dressed in latex and leather from head to toe. You can’t possibly fit into the BDSM world. Wrong.

3 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community, Play and Sex
Seeing a Desirable Me: Learning Body Confidence through the Fingers of a Lover

Seeing a Desirable Me: Learning Body Confidence through the Fingers of a Lover

Accepting his gaze and touch would mean accepting my shape as sexual and appealing. I would have to start seeing myself as he sees me. A very desirable body.

4 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Personal Growth
Why Confidence is Important to Submission

Why Confidence is Important to Submission

At first, I originally had something else planned for my next article, but for some reason, the word confidence keeps going through my mind. Not one of those normal passing thoughts, but one of those thoughts that keep lingering and I can’t shake to save my life. So, I figured the only way to clear my [...]

5 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics
What Influences Your Submission?

What Influences Your Submission?

The other day, I found myself wondering who and what influences me with the decisions I make. The reason why I found myself pondering this is because I had begun to doubt myself and everything I believed and how I lived my life because of something someone had said about me. This person who had [...]

3 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Community, Personal Growth
Is It Healthy to Do Humiliation as Punishment?

Is It Healthy to Do Humiliation as Punishment?

Is it healthy to use humiliation as a punishment?  I mean, it’s fun during scenes.  You know it’s just play & you can always use your safe word if your Dominant hits you where it hurts.  During punishments, you know your Dominant isn’t pleased with you, which is painful enough alone.  That’s why you’re being [...]

8 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Ask Anything, Play and Sex
Learn How to Nourish Yourself, Your Relationship and Your Submission

Learn How to Nourish Yourself, Your Relationship and Your Submission

Several years ago, I was reading a book. In the book, one of the characters had a tattoo that read “quod nutrit me destruit me”. After reading a bit further, the translation of the quote was given, “that which nourishes me also destroys me”. Long after finishing the book, I was unable to forget that [...]

4 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics
Finding My Focus

Finding My Focus

Several years ago, before I met Daddy, I had a mantra that I used to write everyday in my journal. It was one of those moments of inspiration for me. I needed something that was going to pull my self esteem out of the toilet and help me feel better about myself. It went something [...]

2 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics
Is Your Heart Truly In It? – Fulfilling Submission Needs Desire

Is Your Heart Truly In It? – Fulfilling Submission Needs Desire

I’m going to take a bit of liberty in my assumption here, but bear with me for a moment. When you first learn about submission and what it might entail it is likely you are learning about bedroom submission and the pleasures of serving the sexual and sensual needs of your partner. Oftentimes these submissives [...]

27 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Mindset
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