Why Not Getting The Right A Level Results Could Be A Blessing In Disguise

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
BritChick Paris

Rather than being happy about the two As I beat myself up about about my failure. I refused to celebrate, my parents got the paper remarked (it still came back as a C) and I started Oxford, not exactly brimming with confidence.

The Words From Yoda You Need To Remember For Life

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

My own self belief has wavered in life. The toughest times were as a teenager, then as a new mum. I listened to the opinions of others too much and didn't believe in myself. I felt that I was missing some special quality to achieve what I wanted to, or that things had to be hard. Guess what? That's what I got.

Make It Legal

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jenny Afia

I know confidence doesn't always come easily. Progress does not have to mean perfection. Believe me, I've had days when I've felt like the dumbest person on a conference call. But I have learned from my less than stellar performances. Most of us are more than 'good enough'. Just making some small behavioural changes, can help us turn a flat lining career path into one that begins to tilt upwards.

How MC Hammer Can Help You Stay Positive

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

It's the summer holidays in the UK and my house is already trashed, my three kids have fallen out and made up again at least 10 times a day and it's r...

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Plus-Size Events

Debz Aiken | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is something special about being in a room full of plus size women to make you realise you're not alone You get to look around at people all dressed differently, their own unique styles but all looking fantastic! You'll come away with a new energy which is unexplainable but worth experiencing

Going Bald At 17: How I Conquered Male Pattern Baldness

Paul Inman | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Inman

I say this not because being bald defines me as a person, but because it has shaped my journey into adulthood and contributed to the confident, secure and happy person that I am today. From the moment that my hair began to fall out at the tender age of 17, I have experienced a roller-coaster of emotions that have ultimately changed me and my life for the better.

You Are Great!

Maggie Currie | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you feeling less confident lately? Do you have days when you are more confident than on other days? You are not alone. We all those days when we feel that nothing we do is good enough, nothing we do is right and we feel unable to tackle new tasks without feeling apprehensive.

Seven Ways To Combat Your Shyness

Bev James | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements...

How Underwear Can Help Promote A Positive Body Image As We Age

Parry Ray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Parry Ray

Negative body image is something we read about regularly; catwalk models being too thin, airbrushed magazine photos presenting an unreal version of reality and the effects on girls and young women. But actually it can create a negative effect for anyone.

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

The Real Key To Living With Confidence Isn't What You Think

Quora | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When someone commits to integrity, they find they have to make some minor everyday changes. They have to become honest with themselves and this can be very hard at first. When you stop blaming the bad things on circumstance and bad luck, you realize that you have a lot more control over your life than you thought.

Not Just A Front - Confident And Proud

Nell Grecian | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

Confidence is intimidating. Considering the way society pits us against one another, it isn't the norm to feel comfortable and happy within oneself. But guess what? My confidence isn't a facade to hide insecurities.

Will Banning Thin Models In France Create A Healthier Fashion World?

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Style
BritChick Paris

The new anti-thin law ‎is now being enforced on French couturiers. Doctors have to provide certificates that prove models are a certain BMI before they walk up and down their runway. Many are dangerously thin, some anorexic.

21 Essential Questions To Ask A Hypnotherapist Before You Hire Them

Steve Miller | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Whilst I am all for the free market it often drives me to talk to people considering Hypnotherapy given the sensitive nature of any type of therapy.

Katie Piper On Self-Care And Finally Learning That 'Being Different Is A Wonderful Thing'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If anyone embodies the word ‘fierce’ it’s philanthropist, author and TV presenter Katie Piper. The 33-year-old survived an acid-attack in 2008 w...

Why We Desperately Need A Mental Health Week

BritChick Paris | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Getting professional help is the simplest and most rewarding thing ‎anyone can do. The chance to open up, leave our bagage with someone instead of take it home, to understand why we react in a certain way. In fact I'd recommend everybody to have therapy, because it is the most enlightening experience.

Why You Should Explore Alone (Even When Travelling With Other People)

Abigail Fedorovsky | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Abigail Fedorovsky

Over the last few years, I've travelled to various different countries, mostly with other people. It is definitely fun to share new experiences with a group, supporting each other when you struggle and making memories together.

Why Do We Need To Teach All Children About Self-Confidence On National Children's Day?

NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade

Confidence in children is evidenced in various ways, so it's important to try to build it so that it follows them straight into adulthood. There are so many things we can do as parents to increase confidence, but one very important way to do this is with the power of reading.

Anything Is Possible When You Believe - Pregnant Serena Williams Just Proves This

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Griffiths

When we start imagining something and start believing something, we open up pathways and new possibilities in our brain and then anything is possible. No matter how sceptical you might feel, put aside your cynicism, and be prepared to believe.

Why Being Yourself Is Your Superpower

Vicki Psarias | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

We all suffer from crippling self-doubt at times, second-guessing the shizz out of ourselves, comparing our style, opinions, and lives to others, mostly online, often feeling lacking in some way, that we're not pretty/slim/curvy/smart/successful enough.

Feeling Proud In My Bikini As A Mum Of Two And How You Can Too

Vicki Psarias | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

It's hard but vital we keep the conversation going about our bodies, however difficult that might seem because that honesty will enable us to feel less alone, and more badass about ourselves. All shapes and sizes are beautiful and remember that we did good mama, we made babies and are raising children.

How To Stop Caring About What Others Think

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

I don't know why we feel that we have a right to say cruel things to others, but just this week I've had teenage girls express their heartache that their parents 'weren't bothered' when they told them they'd got the highest marks possible in their mock exams.

Women Need Their War Paint To Help Them Succeed At Work

Maya Gura | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Style
Maya Gura

'Just be confident' - easier said than done, right? But for women, it really is. The confidence gap between men and women is real and it's inhibiting women from succeeding at the same rate as men.

Confidence Is A Skill Not A Personality Trait: Four Lessons To Develop Real Confidence

Tayana Simons | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I've lost count of the number of times I've talked myself out of things because I didn't think I was confident enough. Holding back from saying what I wanted to say because more confident people were speaking up.

Did The Rolling Stones Make Me Do It?

Hannah Summers | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Summers

Where were you in March 2016? My husband and I were in Mexico City, being dazzled and inspired by The Rolling Stones! Photo by Author. My husban...