Confidence

Women Describe Themselves In Three Words For #IWD2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are awesome. And this video proves it. Despite common preconceptions that women perceive themselves in a negative light, our latest social ex...

Feeling Low? You Need To Visit London's First Happy Café

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget expensive spas and luxury holidays, stressed-out Londoners may now have a new way to unwind - London's first happy café launches on Wednesday....

Why Have Confidence and Strength Become Dirty Words for Women?

Genelle Aldred | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being confident, strong AND ambitious has become something many women don't want to be seen as. We have all seen how a bright star has be brought tumbling down to earth. How people say, "there's just something about her I don't like, can't put my finger on it."

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

How Being Both Hot and Beautiful Creates a Better World!

Sacha Knop | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?

#ThisGirlCan Convinced Me To Have A Swimming Lesson, Aged 23 And A Half

Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've hated the water for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is going to a toddler's swimming class and being absolutely petrified. They made us jump is, I cried a lot and refused, point blank, to ever go back.

Get Over the Fear of 'Getting It Wrong' and DO IT!

Becky Walsh | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

When you look back on your life, you might find you regret most the things you didn't do and not the things you did do! So here are a few prospective shifters to help you get over the 'fear of getting it wrong' which means you might just get to live fully from your excitement and desire.

The First Time My Husband Said I Was Beautiful

Thuy Yau | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thuy Yau

Even when I had four wisdom teeth extracted and my face was all puffed up and swollen, you said I looked beautiful. You were helping me replace the ice packs on my face and you smiled because you said you liked looking after me.

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.

What to Say to Someone With Low Self-Esteem

Ellie Lewis | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I don't tend to talk about my own self-esteem issues often, if at all. I don't know if I'm the best person to give advice about it but I had this idea and I thought maybe if I could help one person, it would be worth it. Let's get started with things not to say.

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

How One CEO Launched a Successful App company with £8 and no code

Heather Irish | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

I haven't seen Cally Russell in four years and in that time he's founded two startups. This Edinburgh-based entrepreneur is the founder of the award-...

Ten Things I Wish I Knew as a Teenager

Becky Hopper | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

If I could go back in time, there's so many things I'd tell my teenage self. Those kids you think everyone loves, actually everyone hates them, white foundation is not a good look (yes, I was a goth) and stop putting up with all that shit from people who either act like they're your friends and they're not...

I'm a Feminist, Hear Me Roar!

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Meaghan Kausman

For some reason, society has deemed the word "feminism" as a negative concept. Since when did the desire to live in a society that respects gender equality become an offence?

Maintaining Your Energy and Confidence Levels

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

These people have the power to drain your energy and bring you down to their level, a million miles away from the level that YOU want to be operating on. But, and here is the interesting thing, they only have that power if you allow them to.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Vicky Frankland | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

One thing that we are often told is that we always should strive to be better and in many ways, I agree. Working hard to progress your career, creating goals and attaining them; developing your personality and the way you treat others; all of these things are beneficial to you.

The Divine Feminine

Jo Haigh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

I have no particular religious inclination but I, like Dan Brown, have always recognised that if females are anything at all they are almost all quite divine and no more so than in the workplace...

Seven Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Making changes that are tangible come from yourself. Ask yourself this: 'Am I on the right route to get to where I want to be or am I aimlessly wandering around, stuck because it's safe and familiar?' Do you have a strategy for your life? Do you know the rules of the game and have a map, a plan and a timeline?

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...

Making Decisions Easier

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

From the moment we wake up till we go to bed, we make hundreds of decisions. Life is a continuous stream of decision making. Despite it being a common activity, most of us struggle with decision-making.

Why Becoming an 'X-Factor' Winner Is All About Confidence - Do You Have the Self-Factor?

BritChick Paris | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

Last week, Lola underwent a makeover to boost her morale but although she looked stunning, she still faltered during her performance. Changing her hair and her outfit wasn't enough to build the resilience she needs. I know it because I've been there. Many have. It's about feeling that you're not good enough at a deep level.

How Did This Woman Drop 13 Stone?

News Team International | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Paige Way once topped the scales at an unhealthy 23 stone. Now, the 22-year-old has embraced a healthy diet and fitness regime which has helped her to...