Why Losing Weight's Like Running the Marathon in Your Head

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Motivation is about a whole lot more than desire, willingness or enthusiasm. It comes from deep within the most powerful recesses of the mind and is at the root of much of what we do - or don't do - in our lives.

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

No Make Up Selfies - The Naked (Not Aiming for Pretty) Truth

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Truly, it had not occurred to me that the bare-faced selfies were in any way attempting to compare 'a face with no makeup' to the savage physicality of cancer. The two are clearly on different continents. Cancer is a bit of a spectre in my family. I do not put forward my point of view lightly.

Top Tips on How to Deal Effectively With Criticism

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Many people cant find it within themselves to say anything positive and take pleasure from flagging up someone's shortcomings. Don't make it about you, as these people need to feel superior because they are so insecure and the only way they can do so is project their own flaws onto another person. They do it with everyone.

‎Why Low Body Confidence Is One of the Biggest Threats Against a Women's Well-Being

BritChick Paris | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How many of us get up in the morning look in the mirror and sigh? Skin not clear enough, body not trim enough, hair not silky smooth enough? How many of us try on clothes that don't fit our shape because they are made for skinny mannequin size?

Do You Want to Increase Personal Effectiveness to Reach Your Goals?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Do you set goals and feel frustrated when you don't reach them? That's what I used to do. I was never smart with my time and never resourceful. I di...

Beautiful Vanity: The #nomakeupselfie

Rebecca Myers | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Myers

Narcissism. Isn't it awful? Isn't it just the worst? You open your newsfeed and you see Instagram galore, "look how amazing my life is xoxo", and accidentally EXTREMELY CAREFULLY LIT stunningly beautiful superhuman selfies, as far as the eye can see.

A Problem Shared Is a Problem Halved

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

Sometimes I look back at my life 12 years ago; before alopecia. If I am honest with myself I do at times miss having hair, especially my eyelashes and eyebrows; which are what shape our facial features.

(A Practical Guide to) Confidence

Jana Bakunina | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

To build up confidence from within we are advised to put it on and wear it "like make-up" and "fake it until you make it". Although eloquent on paper, such advice isn't particularly useful. Is there anything more practical to help us feel more confident ahead of a nerve-wrecking interview or an important presentation?

15 Signs He Might Be a Player - Do Not Call That Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

t's amazing how many female clients and colleagues I encounter who are highly intelligent, beautiful, kind, smart, witty and bright yet they get so easily duped by players. Players know how to say the right things, how to hook you by telling you want they think you want to hear.

Fending off 'Flaboteurs': How to Stick to Your Diet and Fitness Guns in the Face of Friendly Fire

Julia Buckley | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

When you first embark on healthier lifestyle you're not the only one who needs to make adjustments - those around you have to get used to the new you too. Even though eating a more nutritious diet and exercising regularly are clearly positive changes, you may well come up against resistance from other people and it's important to pre-plan how you'll deal with it.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bullies

Annie Ashdown | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Hold your ground; this is crucial when confronting a bully. Imagine they are a professional fighter in a ring and you are in the audience with no protective gear on and they are desperately trying to hook you in the ring for a fight. DON'T get in the ring.

Women Have the Power to Lead - What's Stopping Them - Confidence or Men?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

When the FTSE 100 has only four female chief executives there's a question that has to be asked: Why are more women not pushing themselves forward for more senior roles? My work as a corporate coach suggests the answer is primarily a lack of confidence.

Three Very Simple Things You Can Do to Build Confidence

Annie Ashdown | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Confidence is the key to improving our performance in the work force and to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Introvert? Extrovert? None of the above?

Anna Brown | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Brown

Introverts idolising the traits of extroverts, and extroverts worrying about interacting with introverts is restricting the way we live our lives. What goes on in the mind of the average adult is much too complex to assume that everyone you encounter either falls into one category or the other.

Are You A Valentine Romantic Who Needs Gifts To Prove Your Partner's Love?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

If you are secure in your relationship and have made a commitment to each other your love, friendship, trust and confidence in your other half should be more important than one day a year when clever mass marketing of cards and double priced flowers hits the shops, adverts and media.

Walking Tall

Adrian Kirk | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

'Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye.' Recognise the lyrics made famous by Val Doonican? Many of us know them, we may even hum the tune, but how many of us do as the words suggest?

Seven Steps to an Unstoppable You

Annie Ashdown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

When we feel unimportant and apologize for taking up space in the world, everyone else becomes more important, more worthy and more valuable than us and, of course, that means their needs instantly take priority.

15 Things Women Can Do To Feel More Confident

Amy Anka | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Whilst true confidence comes from within, I also believe that true confidence also comes from ensuring we do certain things to allow that inner confidence to shine through. What am I talking about? Well, I'm talking about things that make you feel better about yourself.

How To Be Confident (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In our final extract from the This Book Will Make You... series, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you how to be confident and on top of your game....

Red Lipstick - A Display of Confidence or Sexiness?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Whilst I agree with the BBC for banning children's TV presenters from looking too sexy on air with their clothes, I disagree with them stopping red lipstick being worn on children's programmes. Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz had red lips and so does Snow White. Does that make them provocative?

Why Do Women Feel Less Confident Asking for a Pay Rise or Promotion Than Men?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Women can be more sensitive and think more emotionally. In my experience working with both genders, the women worry if they are worthy and if they deserve it. One client thought if she asked for more she would be sacked because her boss would be cross, and another though he wouldn't like her any more and would make her life difficult in the office.

Create an Attitude of Gratitude

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Gratitude is also a wonderful way to bring us into present time consciousness. When we are in a state of gratitude, it means that we are indeed, paying close attention to and appreciating everything that we have right NOW.

Feelings of Self Worth

Maggie Currie | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

'Worthiness, in very simple terms, means I have found a way to let the Energy reach me, the Energy that is natural, reach me. Worthiness, or unworthiness, is something that is pronounced upon you by you. You are the only one that can deem yourself worthy or unworthy.

How to Ditch Your Make-up and Still Look Hot | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all envy that girl who can pull off the bare faced look; that natural beauty who steps out of the door with shiny, bright eyes and long, glossy locks. But you are that girl. You are that natural beauty and you can ditch your make-up and look great bare faced.