Confidence

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...

10 Steps To Kickstart Your Confidence

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Confidence is essential in all aspects of our lives. It helps us reach our goals, try new things, make decisions and be independent. It enables us to manage stress and equips us to deal with emotional, practical and physical problems.

Time Is The Greatest Gift We Can Give Ourselves

Trish McEvoy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Trish McEvoy

If there is one thing I've learned in all my years as a makeup artist and entrepreneur, it's that many women forget they deserve time. They'll do whatever it takes to build careers, bring up families and be good friends, but their own needs take a backseat. "I don't need time," they'll say. "I'm fine."

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

How To Become An Overnight Glamour Puss

Stella Ralfini | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

As you will know if you're over sixty, the lips lose definition, the eyebrows become sparse, the eyes look smaller and our confidence corkscrews. Well, listen up soon to be glamour pusses, I've found a hassle free alternative to applying eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lip-liner every day. It's called micro-pigmentation cosmetic tattooing. And at seventy, I'm loving it.

International Women's Day, March 8th. The Six Keys To Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Claudia Norris | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

all women everywhere I see tall ladies stooping down, short ladies raising themselves up with heels, flat-chested women padding their bras, voluptuous women hiding behind baggy, dark clothing. How comfortable are you in your skin?

10 Easy Ways To Get More Confidence Right Now

Lisa Johnson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Johnson

Fake it until you make it - you might feel like you're going to throw up but think like an actress who is playing a part and go for it. Faking confidence actually makes you feel more confident and the more you do something, the less scary it seems. It also has the added benefit of meaning you'll get the job done!

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

Increasing Learning Engagement

Gemma Bailey | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Gemma Bailey

Typically, pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds have English as a second language and those who receive free school meals are disadvantaged economi...

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Are Our Face To Face Social Skills Being Crippled By Social Media?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shahilla Barok

Could the skill of 'real' face to face socialising be fading out? I certainly hope not although it is noted in many research documents that people find it difficult and some do not have the skills to confidently socialise face to face.

How To ACE Your Fears

Cai Graham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

The Fight or Flight fear is the one that we are able to recognise all too easily. Examples are - the fear of deep water or heights. This is the fear that protect you from 'harm' - it's your survival instinct. The warning signs are, tightening of the chest, quickening of the breath and that sense of panic.

Why Your True Valentine Should Be Yourself

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

As soon as the last Xmas decoration is put away, we are bombarded with red roses and hearts. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon - I even saw a heart shaped pile of doughballs outside Pizza Express - to max on the seasonal love fest.

Your Self-Confidence Affects Your Child

Cai Graham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Building self-esteem doesn't always come naturally - which is OK. But I believe that just like learning a new language - it can be taught. This does not happen overnight - we just have to start and take it one day at a time.

Tools To Beat Bullying

Cai Graham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Bullying is all about an abuse of power. The bully gains their power by controlling and terrorising others. By removing that 'fear' the person being bullied can take back their control.

I Don't Need High Heels And Lipstick To Be Professional

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

Looking smart and looking glamorous are two different things. Ask your employees, male and female, to look smart, by all means. But forcing them to wear deeply uncomfortable shoes simply so they can look glamorous isn't right.

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

If Hugh Grant Suffers From Anxiety, What Hope Is There For The Rest Of Us?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Did you know that Hugh Grant has suffered from anxiety for years? Well, Hollywood got hold of the story and it appears that nerves have severely affe...

How To Shield Your Work From Doubt Damage

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.

Why The Festive Season Can Actually Bring You Down

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.

What I've Learnt From My 7-Year-Old Daughter

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

As parents, we know our children look up to us. I have always tried my best to teach my daughter to be strong, to be confident, to stand up for herself, trust her abilities and to believe in herself. However, the funny thing is, I'm not sure how much of this was influenced by me in the first place.

What Does Believing In Father Christmas Or The Tooth Fairy Have To Do With Confidence And Self Belief? How To Start Believing In Yourself

Sam James | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sam James

When asking, whether the Father Christmas's at the different grotto's are real, he accepts the explanation that some of them are special elves, sent by Father Christmas to help him out. He doesn't argue it.

The Instagram Challenge To Make You Happier This Christmas

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech
Leah Sian Davies

Imagine if Rudolph was around today? He would love Instagram and Snapchat. He could filter the hell out of his selfies! His red nose would be turned sepia, side profile only, the perfect pout, and a flower garland around his antlers! He could be anything but Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

When You Don't Deal With Anger...

Gemma Bailey | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Bailey

I have to say, I do not know how technically true it is (though it makes a great deal of sense if it were true) that toddlers who do not have their tempers attended to appropriately end up having temper tantrums as teenagers, and if they still do not have those tantrums addressed as teenagers...

How Can I Increase My Confidence?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

This is one of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a coach and therapist. Self-confidence can be a difficult concept to pin down, yet we always know when we don't have enough of it. When we lose (or never develop) belief in ourselves, it can seem impossible to improve. But, as ever, it's wise to not believe everything you think!