Confidence

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!

Men: It's Time to Take Off The Armour

Steve Errey | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

bmm banner.jpg Brené tells this story to highlight the expectation that us men can never fall off our white horses, for fear of appearing to be weak. That the experience of shame--that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you're not good enough, bad or broken--is felt viscerally by all of us, and that for men, it's the appearance of weakness that is the biggest cause.

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker. Some peopl...

'Imposter Syndrome' And Why I Feel Like A Fraud

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Getting over Imposter Syndrome is about accepting that you have role in your success. It's about accepting that you have a right to be where you are, that opportunity doesn't equal success and there's no harm in being a bit wrong sometimes.

Speaking Out: When Did We Lose The Confidence To Raise Our Hands?

Jen Smith | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Jen Smith

When I was first asked to write this blog I went through a number of emotions. They ranged from insecurity (what do I have to say that's important enough?) to self doubt (what if the things I say are wrong?) to fear (what if people disagree with me?)

Why I'm Hoping Ed Balls Syndrome Is Contagious

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Enter Ed Balls... A real life example that shows that practice does not make perfect - and that it really doesn't matter. Someone like us (obviously not in run the country sense, but in a normal person doing strictly way) giving it his all, despite not being brilliant.

Help Your Child Improve Their Concentration

Gemma Bailey | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

Struggling to concentrate is a problem that most people face in their lifetime. Lack of concentration in children is so common, as a child it is harder to focus as your imagination is constantly on the go and unfortunately sometimes, what's going on in a child's mind will be far more interesting than trying to learn their 7 x tables!

Pushing Boundaries

Amy Shefik | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

What could you be doing today to push your boundaries on behalf of your version of success? What could the future version of you be thankful to the present version of you for doing?

Five Ways To Develop Confidence In The Workplace: The Woman's Guide To Being Heard In A Competitive Career Landscape

Rachel Gilmore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Gilmore

But without confidence, competency will only take you so far. Unfortunately in today's workplace, too many perfectly capable women lack the confidence required to progress in their careers.

Anxiety: Four Years On

Jordan Marley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

I guess the moral of this is, anxiety can get worse, but you can always become happier. Anxiety can and will always knock you back, but there are times where you will persevere and overcome it, completely smashing it out the park. So, if anxiety ever knocks you down, don't see it as a step backwards, but as a step closer to that one time where you'll defeat it, on your way to destroying anxiety for good.

Social Media And Mental Health - So Many Windows Open But No Fresh Air

Nikki Mattocks | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Mattocks

I first got a Facebook account when I was 10 years old, I remember being so excited about this amazing new online world I had joined, without realising the dangers that come with it. At first I mainly used it to play games, but then I realised I didn't have as many friends as everyone else, I didn't have as many likes as everyone else, I didn't have as many comments as everyone else.

Where Are You In Fashion Now And Where Could You Be?

Loulou Storey | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

I was never the best at sport, I wasn't the best academically and the boys appeared not to be interested in me, but fashion and clothing gave me a creative outlet and a way to define myself. An opportunity to say 'I'm not as boring as you think', or maybe a more likely story, 'not as boring as I feel.'

Six Things Fat Women Shouldn't Be Afraid Of

Fran Hayden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

There are certain things that I've noticed no longer hold the same level of power over me as they once did and I've realised that there are a whole bunch of things that fat women shouldn't be afraid of, here are six of them.

How To Banish Your Inner Demons This Hallowe'en

Smita Joshi | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

The bottom line is that it results in negative self-talk that clouds your judgement and constricts your perception of what is truly possible for you or your life. It keeps you from seeing things objectively and with a fresh perspective.

Katherine Jenkins And Anita Rani Talk Self-Confidence

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Katherine Jenkins, accomplished classical singer and songwriter, talks to well-known TV presenter and broadcaster Anita Rani, in the second of a serie...

Girls As Young As Seven Feel Pressure To Look Perfect

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Girls as young as seven are being made to feel ashamed about how they look, with a quarter of those between seven and 10 feeling pressure to look “p...

Is School Uniform More Important Than Education?

Emily Moor | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Moor

As a young woman who has experienced both school life and University, I can honestly say that I have grown a lot intellectually since leaving school, where I can wear whatever I feel fit and it has by no means interrupted my learning. In fact, it has helped me distinguish myself from others and become the person that I want to be. Hang in there all those who are being given a hard time! It will get better and you'll soon have the freedom you desire!

How To Feel Younger And Have More Fun!

Amy Shefik | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

Do you ever feel too old? When was the point in our lives when we became too old for stuff? It seems like a blurry memory of some point in my mid 20's when I felt like it for the first time. When you've transitioned into being a proper grown up, you're supposed to have it together, earn respect and NOT FAIL OR LOOK STUPID!

Bullied For Being Boobless At Twelve

Larissa Scotting | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Scotting

It was a joke that stuck around just a bit too long. I remember exactly when it started - that's how much the experience affected me at the time, and ...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

'Naked Attraction' or Britain's Newest Demeaning Game Show?

Nell Grecian | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nell Grecian

In a poll held by BuzzFeed, 91 per cent of voters claimed they would never appear on the show. So, comedy value and shock factor? Yes. Educational and romantic television show promoting body confidence? Not so much. It will take a considerable amount more than this particular show to convince me that the best way to look for a partner is by examining their scrotum.

Dear Seven-Year-Old Me

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you try to tell a seven-year-old girl she can’t do something, she’s likely to put up a pretty fierce protest, then do it anyway. But by 21, man...