Confidence

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

Olga Levancuka | Posted 28.11.2014 | 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 27.11.2014 | 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 27.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 31.10.2014 | 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...

How to Stop Meeting Guys Who Just Want You For Your Vagina or Other Body Parts

Olga Levancuka | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Men have no problem with the shopping process. They call it nature's way to sowing their seeds before any possibility of settling down occurs. Alas, the better looking they are, the smarter and better their financial position, the less likely they are to entertain the notion of settling down.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Why the UK Is Finally Taking Low Confidence Seriously

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Last Thursday evening the unbelievable happened. An awards ceremony took place in the House of Commons for body confidence. No need for a red carpet or pomp and circumstance. No male politicians driving agendas to win elections. Just a group of individuals of all shapes and sizes, fighting for the right for us all 'to be ourselves'...

The Massive Self Confidence Myth and Why a Lack of Self Confidence Is Always to Blame for Holding Women Back in Life

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

I work with women across a variety of areas of their lives; losing weight, getting fit, finding purpose, becoming more assertive, breaking bad habits, motivation, energy, nutrition, their relationships etc etc. But what I've come to realise is that there is one common denominator underlying all these challenges and concerns.

How to Enjoy Every Second of Being Single

Liz Marie | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

For many people, "single" is some what of a dirty word. They hope that it's a temporary thing, that soon they'll bump into the love of their life and finally, they won't be the dreaded single anymore, they'll be half of a duo, cloaked in the security of a relationship. While there is nothing wrong with falling in love, there is also nothing wrong with being single.

Why Good Is No Longer Good Enough

Michael Heppell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Heppell

Expectations are higher than ever. We want everything bigger, better, bolder and faster. On the flip side we'd also like to do less, lower our commitment and, while we're at it, reduce the price.

How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You would imagine that with two successful daughters like Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Knowles would be one of the most self-assured women on the planet...

The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and Squashed!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of public speaking is the scourge of the boardroom and wedding party alike. The dread and anxiety that comes with thinking about a forthcoming presentation can force many to find ingenious ways to escape, or stock up on Xanax medication. It's called Glossophobia, who knew?

What Do Make-Up Free Selfies Teach Us About Self Confidence?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While the word itself might have only come into existence a few years ago - thanks Instagram - the 'selfie' has pretty much cemented itself into moder...

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Mullins | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

What to Do When You Feel Useless as an Entrepreneur

Jo Gifford | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Working alone as a solopreneur means there are no pats on the back after an awesome brainstorm, no validation from colleagues on that amazing piece of coverage you just got, and no certainty of pay at the end of the month, either.

You're Not Fat, You're Beautiful

Vicky Frankland | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

The word fat only has a negative association to it if you allow it to. If you call someone fat as an insult, that says more about you as a person than it does anything else. I believe that we need to tell people when we hear this kind of unconscious fat shaming, whether the comment is coming from a place of malice or genuinely wanting to be nice.

Are Women Less Competitive Than Men, and What Should We Teach Our Children?

Andrea Mara | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

I see gender differences in attitudes to competitiveness in my own family. My kids running down the stairs, shouting "last one down is a rotten egg" and the would-be rotten egg usually cries. So I discourage the competing, in a bid to avoid the tears. My husband on the other hand actively encourages competition - though usually as a means to an end.

#imEnough Campaign Challenges The Idea Of Inner And Outer Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All too often women look in the mirror and think they're not good enough - previous research from Dove has shown only 4% of women around the world wou...

Friends and Family Who Sap Your Positive Energy

Maggie Currie | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

According to them they never had the opportunities, they are always putting people down, they don't like other people to be successful, they are jealous and are negative thinkers - and so much more!

This Model Transforms Her Skin To Look Like An Acne Sufferer - The Results Are Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever imagined, for a second, what it would be like to wake up with a skin condition such as acne? For some, it's a reality. For others, it's ...

Plus Confidence

Vicky Frankland | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

A woman stopped me at the bus station on my way in to work last week. She wanted to tell me that she often saw me passing by, always loved what I was wearing and was curious as to where I bought my clothes. She brightened up what had started out as another depressing Monday morning I can tell you.