Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

What You Need to Know About the Next Generation of Women

Jenny Garrett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Contrary to the common portrayal of young women as selfie taking celebrity obsessives, wrestling with self-confidence and body issues, the findings offer an alternative perspective on a generation of girls comfortable in their own skin, driven by opportunity and liberated by technology.

Poorna Bell

Why These Women Are Refusing To Wax Or Shave Their Legs | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First came the armpit hair rebellion, followed by the bush administration against bikini waxing and now there is...the Hairy Legs Club Movement which ...

A Fitting Room That Dispenses Compliments Is Both Cheesy And Patronising

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you step out in a new dress and a friend says 'wow you look amazing' with genuine enthusiasm, you're bound to leave the house feeling great. Bu...

Poorna Bell

Do Men Feel The Pressure Of The Perfect Beach Body? | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bikini fit is a plague that arrives in April and continues until August. It appears on the covers of magazines, on the websites you read (although not...

Brogan Driscoll

Why We Should Be Encouraging Young People To Practise Mindfulness | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time mindfulness was reserved for spiritual types sitting cross-legged on the tops of faraway mountains, but these days the mind-calming p...

What One Word Do Women Need To Stop Using?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether asking a question in a meeting at work, asking a favour from a friend or accidentally getting in someone's way on the tube, most women's defau...

Lady Nicknamed 'Iron Woman' Regains Her Confidence After Fixing Curved Spine

Photo-Features | Kelly Strange | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Liberty Caton once hated her body so much she refused to have her photograph taken. The 23-year old from Slough, Berkshire, says her confidence wa...

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

The Inner Negotiation: Beware the Little Voice in Your Head

Natalie Reynolds | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Reynolds

We all have that little voice in our heads. Whether you are young or old, male or female, recent graduate or CEO. It's there. It's just for some people that voice speaks so loudly to them that it clouds their judgment, erodes their confidence and ultimately prevents them negotiating as effectively as they could.

Do You Have a Fear of Being Sick?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Emetophobia, the fear of being sick, is a very common problem and for many can make life a misery. Whether it is a restaurant or any public place or even another person being sick, the fear of being sick can severely restrict your social and professional life.

Is Our Climate to Blame for Our Body Angst?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

As we casually strolled down the street, following the curve of the beach towards Jaffa, sipping our takeout coffee and munching our delicious breakfast pastries, it was simply impossible not to feel a pang of guilt at our 'hedonistic' lifestyle as we watched toned, athletic, sun kissed bodies... pounded the streets.

The Psychology of Shame

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

The roots of the word shame are thought to come from an older word, meaning 'to cover'. Which makes sense. It can feel a lot like wanting the earth to swallow us up, or that desperate desire to run away and hide under a rock when shame hits. But what exactly is 'shame'?

De-Clutter Your Life and Improve Your Confidence

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Take a look at your life and get rid of this baggage by asking yourself a series of questions and by completing the following exercise. In effect, what we are doing is making certain tasks "complete", drawing a line under them and moving on.

How Much Are YOU Worth?

Gina Lyons | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

How many times have you cried over some bellend only for a mate to say 'bebz, he ain't worth it, you are worth ten times him.' So you would think, by now, we should all know what we have been preached on, we should all have some idea what were worth. But I don't have a scooby .

Why It's High Time That Beauty Means More Than What You Look Like

BritChick Paris | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We have come to directly associate beauty with appearance over time, so that now no one would use the word to praise somebody's personality. Maybe that is the starting point, each of us this week need to use the word when talking about something non physical. We need to reclaim the word, something marvellous, amazing, outstanding. We need to close our eyes and see the beauty. ‎

When You Think Your Therapist Does Not Understand You

Karin Sieger | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The experience of not feeling understood, or feeling misunderstood in therapy is not uncommon. It may be felt in the first or early sessions or later on. Sometimes we may find that we are not well matched with our therapist or counsellor and that the chemistry is not working. But before settling for that explanation it might be worth considering some other possibilities.

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Remind yourself daily that you are good enough, you HAVE enough and you ARE enough. I have this stuck to my mirror on a post-it as a reminder.

Three-Point Plan for a Bikini-Ready Body | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Want a sexy, toned bikini body ready for the summer? Then it's time to take action. We've got three key areas you need to focus on to ensure you're looking beach-alicious in time for peak season. So dust off those winter cobwebs and get ready to follow our guide to getting a top bikini body.

Man Posts Incredibly Brave Video About His Man Boobs - The Internet Hugs Back

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a Reddit user posted a thread saying that he was considering suicide because he has gynecomastia - the condition that causes boys’ and men’s...

These Women Found A Beautiful Way To Cope With Hair Loss

Barcroft Media | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hair loss can be particularly traumatic for women, who often identify their long locks as a symbol of their femininity and personality. But some br...

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

Seven Steps for Instant Confidence | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, shuffling through life feeling shy, awkward and out-of-place is no fun. Although confidence does not necessarily mean you are an outgoing and bubbly person, it does mean that you feel self-assured and happy with who you are. It can also help to improve your life on many levels.

Is Pubic Hair Really So 1976?

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I hope there never comes a time when my daughter suffers from self doubt due to her appearance or feels the need to surgically 'enhance' her incredibly perfect self. There is much more pressure in the world she's growing up in than I had to deal with, and I will do what I can to equip her to have confidence in herself, as she is

A No-Makeup Selfie Too Bare to Bear

Jane Sarluis | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

The very expression 'war paint' is a giveaway that when we wear makeup, we mean business. We're putting forward the best of ourselves, enhancing our assets and concealing our flaws, ready to face judgement. Without it we present a kind of honestly which is much more vulnerable.