Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Aimee Foster | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

When I had my daughter six years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships.

Four Ways to Help Decision Making Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

When we're under pressure, we imagine we are not as able as others. That is simply not true. The truth is that we all have our own unique and valuable life experience, knowledge and ability just like the next person. You are the best person you know to make decisions for yourself.

How to Keep Your Light Bright (When Another Woman Shines)

Katie Portman | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

I can still remember the first time I saw the new girl at school. Ten years old, she was my first girl crush. Pretty, stylish, fun and happy, she se...

Coffee With My Past Self

Fran Hayden | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

I wish I could sit down and have a coffee (and a muffin) with any young woman - or man - who is doubting the love they feel for their bodies. Time is precious, and we spend so much of it concerned with our appearance and the way others will perceive us.

What Do You Value in Life?

Joanna Cates | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

His values in the long term turned out to be incredibly important - not just for him as an individual but for society as a whole. The transgression of this value on a global scale had possibly played a significant role in triggering one of the worst financial crises of the last century.

How to Shake Off That Critical Voice

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Recently the actress, Natalie Portman, made a speech at Harvard admitting to feeling like an imposter. It was interesting to hear that someone so successful suffered the self-same anxieties as many other women.

What a Woman Talking About Chips Taught Me About Body Image

Katie Portman | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

I am a mum. I am 35. I wear a size 10-12. I eat chips and I drink green tea. I put on weight sometimes and I lose it. I have stretch marks. I have a mummy tummy. I often wish I was taller. But I love my body - baby stripes an' all. And so dear gorgeous women, should all of us.

Why Do We Dread the Start of a New School Year?

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

Parents can inevitably struggle with this painful process. Many avoid talking about Back to School for fear of upsetting the present happy moment. It often gets left to the last minute or gets lost in the rush to prepare packed lunches and bags.

Kylie Jenner's Anti-Bullying Campaign Features Woman With Pfeiffer Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was born with a rare genetic disorder has shared strong messages of self love and body confidence on social media - and it's safe to say, ...

Go Your Own Way and Create Your Own Unique Dressing Style!

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Style
Michaela Jedinak

Be your own fashion expert and lead from the front. Know yourself first - before you dress yourself. That's why I encourage them to invest in a quality timeless styles, rather than following every fashion trend that was not designed for their body shape in the first place!

Denise Van Outen On Helping A Shy Child Gain Confidence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

Denise Van Outen isn't someone you'd expect to be tackling confidence problems. But her five-year-old daughter Betsy is quite a different character...

Community Work: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Unemployment

Michelle Wheeler | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wheeler

Every year in August, thousands of students across the country wait for exam results to determine what their next step will be. But qualifications are...

Living the Selfish Way: Baby Steps to Our Freedom

Olga Levancuka | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

If your life goal is to make anyone proud (even sometimes including yourself, subject to the goals required to be achieved) you are doomed to fail. Not only do you sacrifice the hours you could spend enjoying your life, making yourself and those around you happy, you waste your life on someone who wasted their lives on themselves.

Why Serena Williams' Eyebrow Shaping Video Deserves A Second Watch

Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Style
Ellen Wallwork

Now I want to point out that I don't think there is anything wrong with Serena Williams getting her eyebrows shaped... Nor is there anything wrong with Serena choosing to share a photo of the experience, nor sharing the fact that Twitter trolls' spiteful comments have affected her. What unsettled me was Serena admission that her #haters have "won".

The Key to Unleashing the Real You

Becky Walsh | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

I love self-development; I wouldn't be a self-help author and speaker if not. But whilst you are doing the inner work about self-refection, you also have to include an outer acceptance of yourself and the world you're living in. Without being powerless about changing what doesn't work!

Five Types of Women Who Need to Put Boundaries in Place

Carol Stewart | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

We women often fail to put boundaries in place to protect ourselves from stress, anxiety, overwork and other situations that drain the energy from us. Whether this be not saying no when deep down we know we should, or whether it be not setting personal boundaries around what we will and will not do for ourselves.

Five Steps to Professional Confidence

Becky Walsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

This 'act as if' technique comes from a creative idea of what you believe is correct service in that situation. So here is a list of tips to look confident in any situation in which you haven't a clue what you're doing!

''Power of Imperfections''

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

If, for one moment, we'd think that those ''perfect'' people may have imperfections too, we'd be much more open to actually experiencing what they're about. As the truth is, they are far from being perfect, we all are.

The Six Kick-Ass Ways to Be Your Own Dating Cheerleader

Saskia Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

It's Sunday morning and you're dying inside a little as you remember the carnage that was last night's date. You can feel your thoughts spiralling out of control as you start mentally beating yourself up for messing up another online dating relationship.

Before And After Pictures Show Women Aren't Scared Of Going Makeup Free

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

It seems there's no shortage of ways to feel bad about yourself on the Internet, with the #BellybuttonChallenge and #CollarboneChallenge making headli...

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

Seven MORE Ways to Leave an Impression

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Using words like 'I think' and 'I believe' diminish your authority. Similarly, going up at the end of your sentences and creating a question? It makes you sound uncertain of your opinion? Be BOLD. Your audience may not agree, but they will admire your conviction.

The Thing About Low Self Esteem Is...

Tayana Simons | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Your brain has an illogical filtering system. For every 10 comments you receive, only the two negative ones will stay at the top. The rest whether neutral or positive will barely be acknowledged, let alone remembered.

Are You In the Snapshot of Your Life?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Being Front & Centre is not about having the "right" Filofax or the top of the line electronic organiser, no it is about meeting your own needs, taking your wants seriously, and putting your dreams, your precious dreams, Front & Centre in the picture of your life.

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Dina Behrman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dina Behrman

It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.